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Book An Arabian Tale   The History of the Caliph Vathek   from an Unpublished Manuscript by W  T  Beckford   Translated from the French with Notes Critical and Explanatory by S  Henley

Download or read book An Arabian Tale The History of the Caliph Vathek from an Unpublished Manuscript by W T Beckford Translated from the French with Notes Critical and Explanatory by S Henley written by ARABIAN TALE. and published by . This book was released on 1809 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Burning of Byron   s Memoirs

Download or read book The Burning of Byron s Memoirs written by Peter Cochran and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-01-12 with total page 435 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs is a collection of new and uncollected essays, and papers given at many conferences over a two-decade period. They cover many aspects of Byron’s life and work, including his relationship with his parents, his library, his attitude to Shakespeare, his borrowings from other writers, and his feelings about women and men. Two essays centre on his close friends Hobhouse and Kinnaird. All are informed by first-hand acquaintance with primary texts. The title essay has been hailed as the best-ever documentation of the disgraceful way in which Byron’s Memoirs were destroyed within days of his death being announced. For anyone interested in Byron either as a man, a poet, or as a cultural phenomenon, The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs is essential reading.

Book Gothic Writers

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglass H. Thomson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2001-11-30
  • ISBN : 0313006911
  • Pages : 543 pages

Download or read book Gothic Writers written by Douglass H. Thomson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2001-11-30 with total page 543 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With its roots in Romanticism, antiquarianism, and the primacy of the imagination, the Gothic genre originated in the 18th century, flourished in the 19th, and continues to thrive today. This reference is designed to accommodate the critical and bibliographical needs of a broad spectrum of users, from scholars seeking critical assistance to general readers wanting an introduction to the Gothic, its abundant criticism, and the present state of Gothic Studies. The volume includes alphabetically arranged entries on more than 50 Gothic writers from Horace Walpole to Stephen King. Entries for Russian, Japanese, French, and German writers give an international scope to the book, while the focus on English and American literature shows the dynamic nature of Gothicism today. Each of the entries is devoted to a particular author or group of authors whose works exhibit Gothic elements, beginning with a primary bibliography of works by the writer, including modern editions. This section is followed by a critical essay, which examines the author's use of Gothic themes, the author's place in the Gothic tradition, and the critical reception of the author's works. The entries close with selected, annotated bibliographies of scholarly studies. The volume concludes with a timeline and a bibliography of the most important broad scholarly works on the Gothic.

Book Tropicopolitans

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  • Author : Srinivas Aravamudan
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 9780822323150
  • Pages : 444 pages

Download or read book Tropicopolitans written by Srinivas Aravamudan and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exposes new relationships between literary representation and colonialism, focusing on the metaphorizing colonialist discourse of imperial power in the tropics.

Book Cruel Delight

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  • Author : James A Steintrager
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2004-01-29
  • ISBN : 0253216494
  • Pages : 228 pages

Download or read book Cruel Delight written by James A Steintrager and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2004-01-29 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cruel Investigation investigates the fascination with joyful malice in 18th-century Europe and how this obsession helped inform the very meaning of humanity. James A. Steintrager reveals how the understanding of cruelty moved from an inexplicable, apparently paradoxical "inhuman" pleasure in the misfortune of others to an eminently human trait stemming from will and freedom

Book A Gothic Bibliography  Unabridged

Download or read book A Gothic Bibliography Unabridged written by Montague Summers and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-03-25 with total page 598 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An important and unique work about Gothic fiction, by"the major anthologist of supernatural and Gothic fiction", Montague Summers.

Book Fonthill Recovered

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  • Author : Caroline Dakers
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • Release : 2018-05-16
  • ISBN : 1787350479
  • Pages : 430 pages

Download or read book Fonthill Recovered written by Caroline Dakers and published by UCL Press. This book was released on 2018-05-16 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fonthill, in Wiltshire, is traditionally associated with the writer and collector William Beckford who built his Gothic fantasy house called Fonthill Abbey at the end of the eighteenth century. The collapse of the Abbey’s tower in 1825 transformed the name Fonthill into a symbol for overarching ambition and folly, a sublime ruin. Fonthill is, however, much more than the story of one man’s excesses. Beckford’s Abbey is only one of several important houses to be built on the estate since the early sixteenth century, all of them eventually consumed by fire or deliberately demolished, and all of them oddly forgotten by historians. Little now remains: a tower, a stable block, a kitchen range, some dressed stone, an indentation in a field. Fonthill Recovered draws on histories of art and architecture, politics and economics to explore the rich cultural history of this famous Wiltshire estate. The first half of the book traces the occupation of Fonthill from the Bronze Age to the twenty-first century. Some of the owners surpassed Beckford in terms of their wealth, their collections, their political power and even, in one case, their sexual misdemeanours. They include Charles I’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the richest commoner in the nineteenth century. The second half of the book consists of essays on specific topics, filling out such crucial areas as the complex history of the designed landscape, the sources of the Beckfords’ wealth and their collections, and one essay that features the most recent appearance of the Abbey in a video game.

Book The Encyclopedia of the Gothic  2 Volume Set

Download or read book The Encyclopedia of the Gothic 2 Volume Set written by William Hughes and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-12-21 with total page 887 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE GOTHIC “Well written and interesting [it is] a testament to the breadth and depth of knowledge about its central subject among the more than 130 contributing writers, and also among the three editors, each of whom is a significant figure in the field of gothic studies … A reference work that’s firmly rooted in and actively devoted to expressing the current state of academic scholarship about its area.” New York Journal of Books “A substantial achievement.” Reference Reviews Comprehensive and wide-ranging, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic brings together over 200 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. The A-Z entries provide comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that continue to define, shape, and inform the genre. The volume’s approach is truly interdisciplinary, with essays by specialist international contributors whose expertise extends beyond Gothic literature to film, music, drama, art, and architecture. From Angels and American Gothic to Wilde and Witchcraft, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic is the definitive reference guide to all aspects of this strange and wondrous genre. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a comprehensive, scholarly, authoritative, and critical overview of literature and theory comprising individual titles covering key literary genres, periods, and sub-disciplines. Available both in print and online, this groundbreaking resource provides students, teachers, and researchers with cutting-edge scholarship in literature and literary studies.

Book Manfred

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  • Author : Peter Cochran
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2015-02-05
  • ISBN : 1443875112
  • Pages : 270 pages

Download or read book Manfred written by Peter Cochran and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-02-05 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The play Manfred is one of Byron’s most famous and influential works. It established him throughout Europe as a bold, blasphemous genius. It inspired music by Tchaikovsky and Schumann, and was admired by, and influenced, Richard Wagner, whose uncle made one of its eighteen German translations. Going back to the primary manuscripts, Peter Cochran has created a new text of Manfred, so that it can at last be read as it left Byron’s pen, untouched by professional polishers, too anxious to impose a formal syntax on his fluent and spontaneous style. Cochran has – through a careful study of the original texts – decoded one hitherto-illegible note which throws light on Byron’s strange and elaborate demonology. Several essays cover the myriad sources of the play, and there are sections on its production history. Cochran ends with an amusing essay on how to, and how not to, bring Byron’s Manfred to the stage.

Book Oriental Wells

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  • Author : Md. Monirul Islam
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2021-10-15
  • ISBN : 9389812534
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read book Oriental Wells written by Md. Monirul Islam and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-10-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Oriental Wells explores the manifold ways in which the East was a major source of inspiration for the British Romantic poets, who generously borrowed from the Eastern sources in their effort to reinvent the British poetic tradition. It examines the “orientalization” of Romantic poetry, using works of William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, and Walter Savage Landor. Analyzing the Romantic poets' multifaceted engagement with the East, the book raises the questions: · What led Blake to formulate his thesis that “All Religions Are One”? · Why do Coleridge's poetry and the play Osorio echo some of the passages from Wilkins' translation of The Bhagvat-Geeta as well as other prominent Eastern religious texts? · What made Southey write his “Hindu epic” The Curse of Kehama and his “Islamic” tale Thalaba, the Destroyer? · What was the exact nature of the negotiations between William Jones' Orientalism and Wordsworth's poetics as formulated in the Preface to Lyrical Ballads, The Prelude, and other poems? The book convincingly argues that the introduction of “cultural goods” from the East played a crucial role in shaping the form and substance of British Romanticism, while acknowledging that the Romantics' reception of the East was tempered by their ideological concerns and religious background.

Book The Beauties of Genlis

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  • Author : Stéphanie Félicité comtesse de Genlis
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1788
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 372 pages

Download or read book The Beauties of Genlis written by Stéphanie Félicité comtesse de Genlis and published by . This book was released on 1788 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book T P  s and Cassell s Weekly

Download or read book T P s and Cassell s Weekly written by and published by . This book was released on 1927 with total page 936 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Scheherazade s Children

Download or read book Scheherazade s Children written by Philip F. Kennedy and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2013-11-08 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scheherazade’s Children gathers together leading scholars to explore the reverberations of the tales of the Arabian Nights across a startlingly wide and transnational range of cultural endeavors. The contributors, drawn from a wide array of disciplines, extend their inquiries into the book’s metamorphoses on stage and screen as well as in literature—from India to Japan, from Sanskrit mythology to British pantomime, from Baroque opera to puppet shows. Their highly original research illuminates little-known manifestations of the Nights, and provides unexpected contexts for understanding the book’s complex history. Polemical issues are thereby given unprecedented and enlightening interpretations. Organized under the rubrics of Translating, Engaging, and Staging, these essays view the Nights corpus as a uniquely accretive cultural bundle that absorbs the works upon which it has exerted influence. In this view, the Arabian Nights is a dynamic, living and breathing cross-cultural phenomenon that has left its mark on fields as disparate as the European novel and early Indian cinema. While scholarly, the writers’ approach is also lively and entertaining, and the book is richly illustrated with unusual materials to deliver a sparkling and highly original exploration of the Arabian Nights’ radiating influence on world literature, performance, and culture.

Book Radical Orientalism

Download or read book Radical Orientalism written by Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-07-30 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the relationship between ideas of the East and the struggle for democratic rights in the Romantic period.

Book The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana

Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana written by Jess Nevins and published by Monkeybrain. This book was released on 2005 with total page 1032 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This enormous volume is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of fantastic literature of the nineteenth century. From detective fiction to historical novels, from well-known authors like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, to Russian newspaper serials and Chinese martial arts novels, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASTIC VICTORIANA is a truly exhaustive look at every aspect of fantastic literature in the days of Queen Victoria. Readers of science fiction and fantasy will be surprised to find here the roots of genres thought to be strictly contemporary, and students of literature will be amazed at the breadth and scope of writings produced in the Victoriana era. This is an invaluable reference, and truly one-of-a-kind.

Book A Critical Bibliography of French Literature V4 18th C Supplement

Download or read book A Critical Bibliography of French Literature V4 18th C Supplement written by Richard A. Brooks and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Eighteenth Century English Literature and Its Cultural Background

Download or read book Eighteenth Century English Literature and Its Cultural Background written by James Edward Tobin and published by Biblo & Tannen Publishers. This book was released on 1967 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: