Victorian Poetry in Context offers a lively and accessible introduction to the diverse range of poetry written in the Victorian period. Considering such issues as reform and protest, gender, science and belief this book sets out the social and cultural contexts for the poetry of a fast-changing era. Sections on Victorian poetics, form and Victorian voices introduce the key literary contexts of poetry's production, and poetic innovations of the period such as the dramatic monologue are highlighted . At the heart of the book is a focus on the importance of attentive close reading, with original readings offered of well-known texts alongside those that have recently received renewed attention within scholarship. The book also offers an overview of critical approaches to several key texts and discussion of how Victorian poetry has remained influential in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Introducing texts, contexts and criticism, this is a lively and up-to-date resource for anyone studying Victorian poetry.
Collected together for the first time since their original publication back in the early 1960s, these are the complete black and white adventures of Dan Dare, Britain’s pilot of the future. Written by David Motton and drawn by Keith Watson. Together, both men would write and draw Dan Dare stories for longer than any other creative team. This collection includes five complete stories, Operation Earth Savers, The Evil One, Operation Fireball, The Web of Fear, and Operation Dark Star, originally published between March 1962 and March 1963.
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After his father's death, Nicholas Nickleby, his mother and sister are at the mercy of his cold and unfeeling Uncle Ralph. Keen to rid himself of his nephew, Ralph sends Nicholas to work for a wicked master in a Yorkshire boarding school. Unable to bear the cruelty he witnesses he flees Yorkshire and takes to the road for a series of adventures. On his return to London, Nicholas uncovers a plot to destroy his sister and even loses his heart in the first of Dickens' romantic stories. A great social campaigner, Dickens highlighted the plight of unwanted children in corrupt institutions and shocked his middle class readers. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.
M. R. James entirely redefined the ghost story for the modern reader. Abandoning many of the formal Gothic clichés of his predecessors, he chose instead realistic contemporary settings, whilst blending his esoteric interest in antiquarian subjects to fashion his own inimitable tales of horror. For the first time in publishing history, Delphi Classics presents the complete fictional works of M. R. James, as well offering every published work that James produced for the general reader. This comprehensive eBook offers numerous illustrations, informative introductions, rare texts and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to James’ life and works * Concise introductions to the short story collections and other texts * ALL the story collections, with individual contents tables * Includes rare uncollected ghost stories often missed out of collections * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the ghost stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * All of James’ translations of Hans Christian Andersen’s stories * Many rare non fiction works appear here for the first time in digital publishing history * Even includes the two rare guide books written by James – first time in digital print * Includes James’ rare memoir – explore the author’s personal experiences * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Short Story Collections GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY MORE GHOST STORIES A THIN GHOST AND OTHERS A WARNING TO THE CURIOUS AND OTHER GHOST STORIES THE COLLECTED GHOST STORIES OF M. R. JAMES UNCOLLECTED STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Children’s Books THE FIVE JARS FORTY-TWO STORIES BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN The Non-Fiction HENRY THE SIXTH: A REPRINT OF JOHN BLACMAN’S MEMOIR THE WANDERINGS AND HOMES OF MANUSCRIPTS HELPS FOR STUDENTS OF HISTORY OLD TESTAMENT LEGENDS PROLOGUE TO LE FANU’S MADAM CROWL’S GHOST AND OTHER TALES OF MYSTERY THE APOCRYPHAL NEW TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION TO ‘GHOSTS AND MARVELS’ (1924) SOME REMARKS ON GHOST STORIES GHOSTS — TREAT THEM GENTLY! The Guidebooks ABBEYS SUFFOLK AND NORFOLK The Memoir ETON AND KING’S: RECOLLECTIONS, MOSTLY TRIVIAL, 1875-1925 Contents Of The Us Version: Please note: due to US copyright restrictions, later stories and some non-fiction works are not included. The Short Story Collections GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY MORE GHOST STORIES A THIN GHOST AND OTHERS A WARNING TO THE CURIOUS AND OTHER GHOST STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Children’s Novella THE FIVE JARS The Non-Fiction HENRY THE SIXTH: A REPRINT OF JOHN BLACMAN’S MEMOIR THE WANDERINGS AND HOMES OF MANUSCRIPTS HELPS FOR STUDENTS OF HISTORY OLD TESTAMENT LEGENDS PROLOGUE TO LE FANU’S MADAM CROWL’S GHOST AND OTHER TALES OF MYSTERY The Guidebooks ABBEYS SUFFOLK AND NORFOLK The Memoir ETON AND KING’S: RECOLLECTIONS, MOSTLY TRIVIAL, 1875-1925