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Class in Turn-of-the-Century Novels of Gissing, James, Hardy by Christine DeVine

By Christine DeVine

First released in 2005, this ebook argues that, because of political and ideological shifts within the final many years of the 19th century a brand new depiction of social category was once attainable within the English novel. Late-century writers akin to Gissing, James, Hardy and Wells query the middle-class Victorian perspectives of sophistication that had ruled the unconventional for many years in the course of the disruption of conventional novelistic conventions. near to proper maps, journalism, paintings, images and particular old occasions, this ebook contextualizes novels by way of those writers inside their ancient second. In doing so, it illuminates the connection among fiction and historical past within the overdue 19th- and early 20th century fiction.

This publication might be of curiosity to these learning past due nineteenth-century literature and heritage.

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John Kemble’s Gibraltar Journal: The Spanish Expedition of by E. Nye

By E. Nye

The summer time of 1830 stirred progressive wishes in younger hearts throughout Europe. greater than a new release of struggle and political instability had didn't hose down the fervor nonetheless felt from the French Revolution. In England the Cambridge Apostles took up the reason for the Spanish émigrés so movingly noticeable in London the place they'd sought shelter from the tyranny of Ferdinand VII and his suppression of constitutional rights. The Spanish day trip of the Cambridge Apostles has constantly captured our imaginations. Its mix of idealism and bold, of idea and perform, of concept and effort, turns out completely to satisfy the foundations the Apostles steadfastly espoused, a mix of religion and works. The episodes comprised in such a lot bills of the excursion are symbolic and jam-packed with intrigue: mystery conferences, assumed names, hidden messages, contraband, slim escapes from the gurus, treachery, and eventually a bloody execution at the seashore at Málaga. a bunch of newly-discovered files now permit us to re-evaluate probably the most fascinating occasions in British highbrow history.

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Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages by Bernhard Bischoff,Daibhm O. Cróinin,David Ganz

By Bernhard Bischoff,Daibhm O. Cróinin,David Ganz

This paintings, by means of the best residing authority on medieval palaeography, deals the main accomplished and up to date account in any language of the historical past of Latin script. It additionally incorporates a distinct account of the function of the e-book in cultural heritage from antiquity to the Renaissance, which outlines the heritage of publication illumination. Designed as a textbook, it features a complete and up-to-date bibliography. as the quantity units the advance of Latin script in its cultural context, it additionally offers an unrivalled advent to the character of medieval Latin tradition. it is going to be used widely within the educating of latin palaeography, and is not likely to be superseded.

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Surreal Beckett: Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, and Surrealism by Alan Warren Friedman

By Alan Warren Friedman

Surreal Beckett situates Beckett‘s writings in the context of James Joyce and Surrealism, distinguishing ways that Beckett cast his personal designated course, occasionally in accord with, occasionally at odds with, those robust predecessors. Beckett was once so deeply enmeshed in Joyce’s circle in the course of his early Paris days (1928 - overdue Nineteen Thirties) that James Knowlson dubbed them his "Joyce years." yet Surrealism and Surrealists rivaled Joyce for Beckett’s early and carrying on with awareness, if now not affection, in order that Raymond Federman known as 1929-45 Beckett’s "surrealist period." contemplating either claims, this quantity delves deeper into each one argument by means of obscuring the limits among theses differentiating reports. those obtained wisdoms principally preserve that Beckett’s Joycean connection and impact built a destructive influence in his early works, and that Beckett simply discovered his voice while he broke the relationship after Joyce’s demise. Beckett got here to just accept his personal internal darkness as his material, writing in French and utilizing a first-person narrative voice in his fiction and competing own voices in his performs. Critics have mostly considered Beckett’s Surrealist connections as approximately co-terminus with Joycean ones, and eventually of little enduring final result. Surreal Beckett argues that either early affects went a lot deeper for Beckett as he made his personal detailed manner ahead, reworking them, quite Surrealist ones, into assets that he drew upon his complete occupation. finally, Beckett endowed his characters with assets enough to go beyond boundaries their surreal situations imposed upon them.

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The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature by Brian McHale,Len Platt

By Brian McHale,Len Platt

The Cambridge background of Postmodern Literature bargains a complete survey of the sector, from its emergence within the mid-twentieth century to the current day. It bargains an unheard of exam of all aspects of postmodern writing that is helping readers to appreciate how fiction and poetry, literary feedback, feminist idea, mass media, and the visible and high quality arts have characterised the ancient improvement of postmodernism. masking matters from the chilly struggle and countercultures to the Latin American increase and magic realism, this historical past strains the family tree of a literary culture whereas final grounded in present scholarship. It additionally offers new serious techniques to postmodern literature that would serve the wishes of scholars and experts alike. Written by means of a number of prime students, this heritage won't basically have interaction readers in modern debates but additionally function a definitive reference for years to come.

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Meredith Now: Some Critical Essays: Volume 23 (Routledge by Ian Fletcher

By Ian Fletcher

There is not any English novelist whose recognition has fluctuated so violently as that of George Meredith. First released in 1971, this quantity of essays reassesses the works of George Meredith. regardless of his unevenness, the essays show that Meredith was once a huge experimental author and as one of many masters of the English novel.

This e-book should be of curiosity to these learning 19th Century literature.

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Memorials of Harriet Martineau by Maria Weston Chapman by Deborah Anna Logan

By Deborah Anna Logan

Memorials of Harriet Martineau via Maria Weston Chapman was once released in 1877 as quantity 3 of Harriet Martineau’s Autobiography. whereas the triple-decker used to be a well-liked structure of the period, the configuration of a two-volume autobiography authored by way of one and a one-volume biography written by means of one other is unusual. Indeed, the work’s publishing background unearths that, in reissues of the Autobiography, the Memorials volume was once no longer reproduced; whereas a few may declare that the matter is with the editorAmerican abolitionist Chapmanrather than the contents, the actual fact continues to be that the majority of the quantity involves fundamental fabrics written through Martineau which are on hand nowhere else, released or archival. Chapman’s participation within the undertaking was once initially conceived as supplemental, within the occasion that the sick Martineau didn't dwell lengthy sufficient to accomplish her memoirs; because it occurred, Martineau—who complete the 2 volumes and had them privately revealed in 1855—lived one other twenty-one years. while the Autobiography records what Martineau known as the “interior lifestyles” or subjective standpoint on her occupation, Chapman’s quantity addressed the outside through delivering a biographical review of her friend’s lifestyles and paintings, a checklist of her final many years, and a suite of posthumous memorials by means of people with whom her deepest and public lives intersected. Chapman’s function was once to “take up the parallel thread of her external life,—to assemble up and co-ordinate from the fabrics positioned in my fingers the illustrative evidence and fragments by way of her passed over or forgotten; and to teach . . . what no brain can see for itself,—the impact of its personal character at the world.” This quantity is the 1st scholarly variation of the Memorials—a biography of 1 of the most important highbrow girls of the 19th century, informed basically in her personal words.

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Rethinking Powys: Critical Essays On John Cowper Powys by H.W. Fawkner,Ian Hughes,Janina Nordius,Joe Boulter,Jeremy

By H.W. Fawkner,Ian Hughes,Janina Nordius,Joe Boulter,Jeremy Mark Robinson

RETHINKING POWYS: serious ESSAYS ON JOHN COWPER POWYS

A new choice of essays on John Cowper Powys (1872-1963). H.W. Fawkner's essay "Venus" explores problems with analyzing, circulation, love and intercourse, the 'amorous self', and affectivity in A Glastonbury Romance. Ian Hughes appears to be like on the style of Powys's novels, and the way the philosophical romances have been inspired by way of Walter Pater's Marius the Epicurean. Janina Nordius discusses the an important Powys topic of (transcendental) solitude within the key novel of the Powys-self by myself, Wolf Solent. Joe Boulter's essay concentrates at the affinities among modernism and postmodernism, pragmatism and deconstruction, in a single of Powys's past due novels, The Inmates, through thinkers similar to William James, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.
By the time he began writing his so much well known works round 1929 - the 4 Wessex novels (Wolf Solent, A Glastonbury Romance, Weymouth Sands and Maiden Castle), the 2 Welsh epics (Owen Glendower and Porius), and the unsurpassed Autobiography - John Cowper Powys used to be in his past due fifties. by means of then, he had already been a thinker, a profitable lecturer (with packed-out lectures within the U.S.A.), a storyteller, a would-be magician and a poet.
Powys enjoyed writing, even if it used to be letters, essays, novels or philosophical commentaries. He lived regularly from his writing after 1930, after approximately 30 years of lecturing (mainly within the United States). He produced many books, which incorporated novels, philosophical essays, poetry, correspondence and literary feedback.
Some of the writers that Powys knew in my opinion incorporated Theodore Dreiser, Thomas Hardy, William Barnes, W.B. Yeats, Dorothy Richardson, Aleister Crowley and Bertrand Russell. In the United States, Powys was once pals with Dreiser, Edna Vincent Millay, Edgar Lee Masters, and Arthur Davison Ficke. He additionally met E.E. Cummings, Amy Lowell, Edmund Wilson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marianne Moore, Ford Maddox Ford and should Durant, and performers equivalent to Charlie Chaplin and Isadora Duncan.
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Graphing Jane Austen: The Evolutionary Basis of Literary by J. Carroll,J. Gottschall,John A. Johnson,Daniel J. Kruger

By J. Carroll,J. Gottschall,John A. Johnson,Daniel J. Kruger

This ebook is helping to bridge the distance among technological know-how and literary scholarship. construction on findings within the evolutionary human sciences, the authors build a version of human nature to be able to light up the advanced psychology that shapes the association of characters in nineteenth-century British novels, from Jane Austen to E. M. Forster.

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Printing and Parenting in Early Modern England (Women and by Douglas A. Brooks

By Douglas A. Brooks

The relation among procreation and authorship, among copy and e-book, has a protracted background - certainly, that dating could be the very starting place of background itself. The essays during this quantity carry into concentration a remarkably vital and intricate part of this lengthy historical past. during this quantity, the most popular students within the box persuasively show that in the early glossy interval, the awkward, incomplete transition from manuscript to print because of the discovery of the printing press briefly uncovered and disturbed the epistemic foundations of English tradition. due to this cultural upheaval, the discursive box of parenting was once profoundly reworked. via an exam of the literature of the interval, this quantity illuminates what number very important conceptual platforms concerning gender, sexuality, human copy, legitimacy, maternity, kinship, paternity, dynasty, inheritance, and patriarchal authority got here to be grounded in more than a few anxieties and issues without delay associated with an emergent publishing and publication exchange. In exploring a large spectrum of ancient and cultural artifacts produced in the course of the convergence of human and mechanical replica, of parenting and printing, those essays unavoidably assemble of the main very important severe paradigms to be had to students this day: gender reviews and the background of the publication. not just does this infrequent interdisciplinary coupling generate clean and intriguing insights into the literary and cultural construction of the early sleek interval however it additionally tremendously enriches the 2 severe paradigms themselves.

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