Romantic Friendship in Victorian Literature

Author: Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317061535

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 459

Carolyn Oulton recovers the strategies nineteenth-century authors used to justify the ideal of same-sex romantic friendship and the anxieties these strategies reveal. Informed by recent insights into the erotic potential of such relationships, but focused on romantic friendship as an independent and fully formulated ideal, Oulton departs from other critics who view romantic friendship as either nebulous and culturally naive or an invocation of homoerotic responsiveness. By considering both male and female friendships, Oulton uncovers surprising parallels between them in novels and poetry by authors such as Dickens, Tennyson, Disraeli, Charlotte Brontë, and Braddon. Oulton also examines conduct manuals, periodicals, and religious treatises, tracing developments from mid-century to the fin de siècle, when romantic friendship first came under serious attack. Her book is a persuasive challenge to those who view mid-Victorian England, existing in a state of blissful pre-Freudian innocence, as unproblematically accommodating of passionate same-sex relationships.

Trilby

Author: George Du Maurier

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191611077

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1346

'You shall see nothing, hear nothing, think of nothing but Svengali, Svengali, Svengali!' First published in 1894, the story of the diva Trilby O'Ferrall and her mesmeric mentor, Svengali, has entered the mythology of the time alongside Dracula and Sherlock Holmes. Immensely popular for a number of years, the novel led to a hit play, a series of popular films, and the trilby hat. The setting of the story reflects the author's bohemian years as an art student in Paris; indeed James McNeill Whistler was to recognize himself in one of the early serialized instalments. George Du Maurier was a celebrated caricaturist for Punch magazine and his drawings for the novel form part of its appeal - this edition includes his most significant illustrations. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

James Joyce and Absolute Music

Author: Michelle Witen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350014249

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 1865

Drawing on draft manuscripts and other archival material, James Joyce and Absolute Music, explores Joyce's deep engagement with musical structure, and his participation in the growing modernist discourse surrounding 19th-century musical forms. Michelle Witen examines Joyce's claim of having structured the "Sirens†? episode of his masterpiece, Ulysses, as a fuga per canonem, and his changing musical project from his early works, such as Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Informed by a deep understanding of music theory and history, the book goes on to consider the "pure music†? of Joyce's final work, Finnegans Wake. Demonstrating the importance of music to Joyce, this ground-breaking study reveals new depths to this enduring body of work.

Naked at the Albert Hall

The Inside Story of Singing

Author: Tracey Thorn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349005257

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 9690

In her bestselling autobiography Bedsit Disco Queen, Tracey Thorn recalled the highs and lows of a thirty-year career in pop music. But with the touring, recording and extraordinary anecdotes, there wasn't time for an in-depth look at what she actually did for all those years: sing. She sang with warmth and emotional honesty, sometimes while battling acute stage-fright. Part memoir, part wide-ranging exploration of the art, mechanics and spellbinding power of singing, NAKED AT THE ALBERT HALL takes in Dusty Springfield, Dennis Potter and George Eliot; Auto-tune, the microphone and stage presence; The Streets and The X Factor. Including interviews with fellow artists such as Alison Moyet, Romy Madley-Croft and Green Gartside of Scritti Politti, and portraits of singers in fiction as well as Tracey's real-life experiences, it offers a unique, witty and sharply observed insider's perspective on the exhilarating joy and occasional heartache of singing.

The Penguin Classic Baby Name Book

2,000 Names from the World's Great Literature

Author: Grace Hamlin

Publisher: Penguin USA

ISBN: 9780141001524

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 496

View: 2975

If you are like most expectant parents you are looking for that special name with special meaning. A name with a legacy, a name for the ages. What better place to look for a name for your child than in literature?

Rebecca

Roman

Author: Daphne du Maurier

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458744827

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 2529

In einem Hotel an der Côte d’Azur lernt Maxim de Winter eine junge Frau aus einfachen Verhältnissen kennen. Die beiden verlieben sich, und schon nach kurzer Zeit nimmt sie seinen Heiratsantrag an und folgt dem Witwer nach Cornwall auf seinen prachtvollen Landsitz Manderley. Doch das Glück der Frischvermählten währt nicht lange: Der Geist von Maxims toter Ehefrau Rebecca ist allgegenwärtig, und die ihr ergebene Haushälterin macht der neuen Herrin das Leben zur Hölle, sie droht nicht nur die Liebe des Paares zu zerstören. Als ein Jahr später plötzlich doch noch Rebeccas Leiche gefunden wird, gerät Maxim de Winter unter Mordverdacht ... Rebecca, Daphne du Mauriers berühmtester Roman, war bereits bei seinem Erscheinen 1938 ein Bestseller. Er wurde mehrfach verfilmt: 1940 entstand unter der Regie von Alfred Hitchcock die bekannteste Adaption, die mit zwei Oscars prämiert wurde.

John Jagos Geist

Author: Wilkie Collins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978386464

Category:

Page: 132

View: 7627

Wilkie Collins gilt heute als einer der gro�en viktorianischen Schriftsteller. Er war ein enger Freund Charles Dickens', in dessen Schatten er nach seinem Tod lange stand. Dickens und Collins schrieben auch gemeinsam Texte. Der bekannteste Roman der beiden ist The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices. Erst im sp�teren 20. Jahrhundert wurde Collins wiederentdeckt und wird heute wieder verlegt. Wilkie Collins starb am 23. September 1889 im Alter von 65 Jahren in London.

Guide to Reprints

Author: Albert James Diaz

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9783598239076

Category: Out-of-print books

Page: 948

View: 9450

The Subject Guide divides works into over 200 subject groups, facilitating targeted searches by the subject fields. Both parts of the Guide to Reprints contain an Index of Persons as Subject providing fast and reliable access to reprints focussing on specific individuals and their work. Each part also comes with an index of publishers and distributors worldwide along with all relevant information.

The Literary News

A Monthly Journal of Current Literature

Author: Frederick Leypoldt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 4071

Gesammelte Werke

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866479272

Category:

Page: 800

View: 5129

Literary News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 579

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191605476

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

View: 2217

Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - -between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly managed. Bleak House defies a single description. It is a mystery story, in which Esther Summerson discovers the truth about her birth and her unknown mother's tragic life. It is a murder story, which comes to a climax in a thrilling chase, led by one of the earliest detectives in English fiction, Inspector Bucket. And it is a fable about redemption, in which a bleak house is transformed by the resilience of human love. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Hats!: Make Classic Hats and Headpieces in Fabric, Felt, and Straw

Author: Sarah Cant

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312656867

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 4611

Innovative milliner Sarah Cant takes you step-by-step through the process of creating many types of hats. Starting with felted hats and two simple classic shapes, a cloche and a trilby, Sarah shows how to use them as the basis for creating a range of different designs just by altering the shape or width of the brim or the crown, or by using different trimmings. Next you learn how to make lightweight hats from popular types of straw like sinamay (from the banana plant) or parasisal (from the sisal plant), perfect for classic panama hats or garden party confections. The final section shows how to make fabric-based hats, using materials like velvet, tweed, or silk to create classic shapes such as a tafetta pillbox, a tweed trilby, or a stunning velvet coolie. With a final section on finishing techinques, making elegant headpieces and re-creating Sarah's trademark trimmings (incuding dyeing, shaping, arranging and attaching feathers, making fabric flowers, beaded and stitched embellishments and other trims) you will be able to finish your hat in style!

Mord in Middle Temple

Kriminalroman

Author: J. S. Fletcher

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3742761366

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

View: 7048

London 1912: Der junge Journalist Frank Spargo kommt zufällig dazu, als die Polizei ausgerechnet im Anwaltsviertel Middle Temple die Leiche eines Mannes findet. Es gibt keinerlei Hinweise auf die Identität des Toten. Die Adresse eines frisch gebackenen Anwalts ist das Einzige, das die Polizei bei der Leiche findet. Alles deutet auf Raubmord hin. Spargo glaubt nicht an diese Theorie. Sein journalistischer Ehrgeiz ist geweckt: er will den Fall trotz der spärlichen Hinweise lösen. Schon bald offenbaren sich dunkle Geheimnisse aus der Vergangenheit und Spargo sieht sich mit einer Reihe falscher Identitäten konfrontiert. Als der Vater der jungen Frau, in die Spargo verliebt ist, unschuldig verhaftet wird, muss Spargo nicht nur aus beruflichem Interesse unbedingt den wahren Täter finden.

The Coldest City

Die Vorlage zum Film "Atomic Blonde"

Author: Antony Johnston

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 3959814356

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 6702

Die Comic-Vorlage zum neuen Kinofilm mit Charlize Theron und James McAvoy! November 1989. Der Mauerfall steht kurz bevor, doch der Westen befindet sich noch immer im Kalten Krieg mit dem Osten. Lorraine Broughton, eine hochrangige Agentin des MI6, wird nach Berlin geschickt, um den Mord an einem Undercover-Agenten zu untersuchen. Dieser war im Besitz einer streng geheimen Liste, die die Namen aller britischen, in Berlin stationierten Agenten enthält. Um ihr Ziel zu erreichen, muss sie sich widerwillig mit US-Agent und Frauenhasser David Percival zusammentun, denn die Zukunft aller Geheimdienste des Westens steht auf dem Spiel. Eine Comic-Fest für Fans von John le Carré, Robert Ludlum oder Eric van Lustbader!

Trilby

Roman

Author: George du Maurier

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743718103

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3137

George du Maurier: Trilby. Roman Erstdruck: 1894. Hier in der deutschen Übersetzung von Margarete Jacobi, Stuttgart, Lutz, 1897. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: P. Regnard, Fotografie einer hypnotisierten Patientin, um 1900. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Ethan Frome

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191605565

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4145

`It was not so much his great height that marked him ... it was the careless powerful look that he had, in spite of a lameness checking each step like the jerk of a chain.' Set against the bleak winter landscape of New England, Ethan Frome tells the story of a poor farmer, lonely and downtrodden, his wife Zeena, and her cousin, the enchanting Mattie Silver. In the playing out of this short novel's powerful and engrossing drama, Edith Wharton constructed her least characteristic and most celebrated book. In its unyielding and shocking pessimism, its bleak demonstration of tragic waste, it is a masterpiece of psychological and emotional realism. In her introduction the distinguished critic Elaine Showalter discusses the background to the novel's composition and the reasons for its enduring success. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.