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Pan and Pandemic
  • Author : David Gessner
  • Publisher : Torrey House Press
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 194881448X
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  • Genre : Nature
  • When the pandemic struck, nature writer David Gessner looked to Thoreau for guidance. Here are the lessons he took away.

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    Quiet Desperation, Savage Delight
  • Author : David Gessner
  • Publisher : Torrey House Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781948814492
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • "A powerful and timely book from one of the most provocative and engaging voices in contemporary environmental writing." —MICHAEL P. BRANCH, author of How to Cuss in Western When the pandemic struck, nature writer David Gessner turned to Henry David Thoreau, the original social distancer, for lessons on how to live. Those lessons—of learning our own backyard, re–wilding, loving nature, self–reliance, and civil disobedience—hold a secret that could help save us as we face the greater crisis of climate. DAVID GESSNER is the author of Leave It As It Is: A Journey Through Theodore Roosevelt's American Wilderness and the New York Times–bestselling All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West. Chair of the Creative Writing Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and founder and editor–in–chief of Ecotone, Gessner lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, with his wife, the novelist Nina de Gramont, and their daughter, Hadley.

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    Savage Delight
  • Author : Dan Wylie
  • Publisher : University of Kwazulu Natal Press
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : UOM:39015053782721
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  • Genre : History
  • "Why have the stories of Shaka developed by white writers from earliest eyewitnesses through to contemporary novelists, poets and historians become so entrenched and uniform despite the evidence? Why have white writers written about Shaka in the way that they have? What does their approach reveal about their own conceptualisations of white identity?" "In answering these questions Savage Delight explores the social and psychological dimensions of the literary mythology of Shaka in an astonishingly coherent genealogy of white writers. A broad survey of how the myth solidified between the 1830s and the present is supported by four case studies of the most influential white writers on Shaka: eyewitnesses Nathaniel Isaacs and Henry Francis Fynn, anthropologist A.T. Bryant, and novelist E.A. Ritter."--BOOK JACKET.

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    Forget Me Always
  • Author : Sara Wolf
  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781633753280
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Now a New York Times bestseller! It’s been three years, twenty-five weeks, and five days since Isis Blake fell in love, and if she has it her way, it’ll stretch into infinity. Since then, she’s punched Jack Hunter—her nemesis-turned-maybe-something-more—in the face, survived a brutal attack by her mom’s abusive ex thanks to Jack’s heroics, and then promptly forgotten all about him. The one bright spot for Isis is Sophia, the ephemeral girl who shares Isis’s hospital stay as well as a murky past with Jack. But as Isis’s memories return, she finds it harder and harder to resist what she felt for Jack, and Jack finds it impossible to stay away from the only girl who’s ever melted the ice around his heart. As the dark secrets surrounding Sophia emerge, Isis realizes Jack isn’t who she thought he was. He’s dangerous. But when Isis starts receiving terrifying emails from an anonymous source, that danger might be the only thing protecting her from something far more threatening. Her past. The Lovely Vicious series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 Love Me Never Book #2 Forget Me Always Book #3 Remember Me Forever

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    Love Me Never
  • Author : Sara Wolf
  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781633752306
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Read the book that Kirkus Review called: "A complex, witty page-turner, ideal for YA fans of scandal and romance." Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, to help her mom escape a bad relationship. All the girls in her new school want one thing—Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter’s never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he’s never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face. Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game. The goal: Make the other beg for mercy. The game board: East Summit High. The reward: Something neither of them expected. Previously published as Lovely Vicious, this fully revised and updated edition is full of romance, intrigue, and laugh-out-loud moments. The Lovely Vicious series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 Love Me Never Book #2 Forget Me Always Book #3 Remember Me Forever

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    The Girls of Slender Means (New Directions Classic)
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 9780811221047
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions," begins The Girls of Slender Means, Dame Muriel Spark's tragic and rapier-witted portrait of a London ladies' hostel just emerging from the shadow of World War II. Like the May of Teck Club itself—"three times window shattered since 1940 but never directly hit"—its lady inhabitants do their best to act as if the world were back to normal: practicing elocution, and jostling over suitors and a single Schiaparelli gown. The novel's harrowing ending reveals that the girls' giddy literary and amorous peregrinations are hiding some tragically painful war wounds. Chosen by Anthony Burgess as one of the Best Modern Novels in the Sunday Times of London, The Girls of Slender Means is a taut and eerily perfect novel by an author The New York Times has called "one of this century's finest creators of comic-metaphysical entertainment."

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    The Shakespearean International Yearbook
  • Author : Graham Bradshaw,T. G. Bishop,Laurence Wright
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0754669165
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • The extended special section in the ninth issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook investigates the uses to which Shakespeare's work was put in South Africa in the twentieth century. The temporal limit emphasizes how the titanic political and ideological struggles that convulsed South Africa also affected how Shakespeare was studied, interpreted, taught and performed. This issue also includes essays on Henry V; garden scenes in Shakespeare; and all-male productions of As you Like It.

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    These Violent Delights
  • Author : Chloe Gong
  • Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781534457690
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • An Instant New York Times Bestseller! A BuzzFeed Best Young Adult Book of 2020 Perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Serpent & Dove, this heart-stopping debut is an imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River. The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang—a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette’s first love…and first betrayal. But when gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, the people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows. As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns—and grudges—aside and work together, for if they can’t stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule.

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    Where's Walrus?
  • Author : Stephen Savage
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN : 9780439700498
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Follows Walrus on a journey through the city, as he tries on different hats to disguise himself from the chasing zookeeper.

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    Species Matters
  • Author : Marianne DeKoven,Michael Lundblad
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780231152822
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Nature
  • The question of the animal has preoccupied an increasing number of humanities, science, and social science scholars in recent years, and important work continues to expand the burgeoning field of animal studies. However, a key question still needs to be explored: Why has the academy struggled to link advocacy for animals to advocacy for various human groups? Within cultural studies, in which advocacy can take the form of a theoretical intervention, scholars have resisted arguments that add "species" to race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, and other human-identity categories as a site for critical analysis. Species Matters: Humane Advocacy and Cultural Theory considers whether and why cultural studies—specifically cultural theory—should pay more attention to animal advocacy and whether or why animal studies should pay more attention to questions raised by cultural theory. The contributors to this volume focus on the "humane" treatment of animals and various human groups and the implications, both theoretical and practical, of blurring the distinction between "the human" and "the animal." This anthology addresses important questions raised by the history of representing humans as the only animal capable of acting humanely, providing a framework for reconsidering the nature of humane discourse, whether in theory, literary and cultural texts, or current advocacy movements outside of the academy.

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    The Birth of a Jungle
  • Author : Michael Lundblad
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780199917587
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • According to the law of the jungle, the behavior of wild animals can be equated with natural human instincts not only for competition and reproduction, but also for violence and exploitation. Drawing on numerous novels and cultural events at the turn of the twentieth century, The Birth of a Jungle examines how the characteristics and imagery of wild animals were evoked to explore a wide range of human behaviors, including homosexuality, labor exploitation, and the lynching of African Americans. Throughout the study, Michael Lundblad emphasizes what he terms "the discourse of the jungle": Darwinist-Freudian constructions of "the human" and "the animal" that redefined various behaviors in relation to animal instincts. With nuanced, attentive readings, Lundblad reveals how these formulations of the human animal, despite reigning critical interpretations, were often contested rather than reinforced in Progressive-Era texts. Henry James's "The Beast in the Jungle" and fiction by Jack London serve as opportunities to examine changing attitudes toward sexuality and queer desire. Works like Andrew Carnegie's The Gospel of Wealth and Frank Norris's The Octopus offer insights into another type of jungle: the capitalist marketplace. The real-life electrocution of a circus elephant at Coney Island and Upton Sinclair's muckraking classic, The Jungle, inform the subsequent discussion of animalized class warfare. Understandings of race and evolution are explored through the work of William James, Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, and the role of William Jennings Bryan at the Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Engagingly written and cogently argued, The Birth of a Jungle reveals the significance of animality in relation to the history of sexuality, literary naturalism, and critical race studies, while highlighting how the discourse of the jungle remains a disturbing yet powerful presence in today's culture.

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    Dark Thoreau
  • Author : Richard Bridgman
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 0803261926
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Henry David Thoreau has suffered from a largely uncritical admiration of his roles as naturalist, economist, political theorist, and expository writer. The evidence this book presents substantially modifies our understanding of his performance of those roles. It draws heavily on the largely unknown territory of Thoreau's seven thousand pages of journals as well as his poetry, while at the same time subjecting passages from such familiar work as Walden to fresh interpretation. Dark Thoreau argues that Thoreau elected to associate himself with the American romantic movement as a form of rebellion from a Concord from which he was alienated. However, the affirmations of transcendentalism were often unavailable to him, so that he (and his writing) suffered the tensions of disharmony: animal life proved savage and sensual, the primitive wilderness alarming, and after the Indian failed him, only the militant John Brown furnished a surrogate Thoreau could enthusiastically support. Thoreau's frustrations manifested themselves not only in passive lamentations but also in expressions of aggression. The terms in which he cast his anger were often imagistically violent, involving a desire to injure, suffocate, drown, and blow up that which he despised. Even his most affirmative assertions about the world were likely to be tinged with doubt. Our preoccupation with Thoreau as the symbol of man in harmony with a benign wilderness has tended to divert us from the full dimensions of his mind. The present account of the dark Thoreau will require subsequent readers to add his savagery and pessimism to their sense of the man, to complicate this saint of the woods by accepting his doubt, his anger, and his fallibility.

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    Walden by Haiku
  • Author : Ian Marshall
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9780820340654
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • In this intriguing literary experiment, Ian Marshall presents a collection of nearly three hundred haiku that he extracted from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden and documents the underlying similarities between Thoreau's prose and the art of haiku. Although Thoreau would never have encountered the Japanese haiku tradition, the way in which the most important ideas in Walden find expression in the most haikulike language suggests that Thoreau at Walden Pond and the haiku master Basho at his "old pond" might have drunk at the same well. Walden and the tradition of haiku share an aesthetic that embodies ideas in natural images, dissolves boundaries between self and world, emphasizes simplicity, and honors both solitude and humble, familiar objects. Marshall examines each of these aesthetic principles and offers a relevant collection of "found" haiku. In the second part of the book, he explains his process of finding the haiku in the text, breaking down each chapter of Walden to highlight the imagery and poetic language embedded in the most powerful passages. Marshall's exploration not only provides a fresh perspective on haiku, but also sheds new light on Thoreau's much-studied text and lays the foundation for a clearer understanding of the aesthetics of American nature writing.

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    The Cavaliers of Virginia
  • Author : William A. Caruthers
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9783734036149
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reproduction of the original: The Cavaliers of Virginia by William A. Caruthers

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    Being Property Once Myself
  • Author : Joshua Bennett
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780674245464
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • A prize-winning poet argues that blackness acts as the caesura between human and nonhuman, man and animal. Throughout US history, black people have been configured as sociolegal nonpersons, a subgenre of the human. Being Property Once Myself delves into the literary imagination and ethical concerns that have emerged from this experience. Each chapter tracks a specific animal figure—the rat, the cock, the mule, the dog, and the shark—in the works of black authors such as Richard Wright, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Jesmyn Ward, and Robert Hayden. The plantation, the wilderness, the kitchenette overrun with pests, the simultaneous valuation and sale of animals and enslaved people—all are sites made unforgettable by literature in which we find black and animal life in fraught proximity. Joshua Bennett argues that animal figures are deployed in these texts to assert a theory of black sociality and to combat dominant claims about the limits of personhood. Bennett also turns to the black radical tradition to challenge the pervasiveness of antiblackness in discourses surrounding the environment and animals. Being Property Once Myself is an incisive work of literary criticism and a close reading of undertheorized notions of dehumanization and the Anthropocene.

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    An Oasis of Horror
  • Author : Brian Stableford
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9781434402011
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Long after he was dead, French poet Charles Baudelaire inspired a Decadent Movement in France, which became definitive of fin de siecle sensibility. One of the historical and influential links between Baudelaire and the new Decadents was the Comte de Villiers de l'Isle Adam, who called the first of his own collections of Decadent prose Contes cruels, because they spurned conventional means of attaining literary closure by celebrating 'the irony of fate' -- the capacity that the course of events has for thwarting human ambition in a frankly mocking fashion. "Because it became so firmly linked to the notion of the fin de siecle, the Decadent Movement did not survive the end of the nineteenth century in France and Decadent literature became increasingly unfashionable thereafter -- but it was, by definition, a literary species guaranteed to thrive on its own unfashionability. The stories collected here have been woefully unappreciated, even when they have succeeded in reaching print -- as some have not until now -- but I have never been tempted to abandon the production of such items, and am far fonder of them than I am of many works that proved more economically viable." -- from the author's Introduction. The tales in this collection include: "An Oasis of Horror," "Justice," "The Copper Cauldron," "Nobody Else to Blame," "Heartbeat," "Upon the Gallows-Tree," "The Devil's Men," "The Elixir of Youth," "The Lamia's Soliloquy," "And the Hunter Home from the Hill," "The Riddle of the Sphinx," "My Mother, the Hag," "The Devil's Comedy," and "The Power of Prayer." Never before collected into book form.

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    American Transcendentalism and Asian Religions
  • Author : Arthur Versluis,Professor of Religious Studies at Michigan State University Arthur Versluis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 9780195076585
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Arthur Versluis offers a comprehensive study of the relationship between the American Transcendentalists and Asian religions. He argues that an influx of new information about these religions shook nineteenth-century American religious consciousness to the core. With the publication of ever more material on Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism, the Judeo-Christian tradition was inevitably placed as just one among a number of religious traditions. Fundamentalists and conservatives denounced this influx as a threat, but the Transcendentalists embraced it, poring over the sacred books of Asia to extract ethical injunctions, admonitions to self-transcendence, myths taken to support Christian doctrines, and manifestations of a supposed coming universal religion.

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    The English Book and Its Marginalia
  • Author : Asako Nakai
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9789004488274
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This book is about books that recount the story of encountering another book. There are various versions of the story told and retold from the heyday of imperialism up to the present day (Homi Bhabha calls it the trope of ‘the discovery of the English book’); by considering each of these versions carefully, we may also give an alternative account of twentieth-century ‘English literature’ as the site of an intercultural discourse. This project is very much inspired by debate on postcolonial theory, namely, the debate between Said and Bhabha. Part I is devoted to the discussion of Conrad, especially of Heart of Darkness, and investigates how the novella has continually been reproduced to the extent that it represents ‘the English Book’ of colonial/postcolonial literatures. The chapter on Hugh Clifford (Ch.3) is virtually the first intensive critique of his novels, such as Saleh (1908), with a particular focus on their intertextual relations with Conrad’s texts. Part II examines how the story of the English Book is repeated and revised in the texts of the following authors: Joyce Cary, Isak Dinesen, V. S. Naipaul, Kaiko Takeshi, and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o.

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    The Untold History of the Roman Emperors
  • Author : Michael Kerrigan
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9781502619105
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • The Caesars were the rulers of the Roman Empire, a Republic so large it encompassed parts of Asia and Northern Africa. From Caligula to Claudius, each emperor wielded immense power – for good or for evil, depending on their temperament – over the Roman army and their citizens. This book highlights the lives of some of the more memorable Caesars of Rome and the true history that exist beneath the legends.

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    Annual Report of the State Board of Health of Indiana
  • Author : Indiana State Board of Health
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN : COLUMBIA:HR00237221
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  • Genre : Health surveys
  • Read and download full book Annual Report of the State Board of Health of Indiana

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    Sweet Savage Love
  • Author : Rosemary Rogers
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781460364284
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A tale of human emotion that lays bare the heights and depths of love, passion and desire in old and new worlds…as we follow Virginia Brandon, beautiful, impudent and innocent, from the glittering ballrooms of Paris to the sensuality of life in New Orleans to the splendor of intrigue-filled Mexico. A tale of unending passion, never to be forgotten…the story of Virginia's love for Steven Morgan, a love so powerful that she will risk anything for him…even her life.

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    Biennial Report
  • Author : North Dakota. State Department of Health
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : MINN:31951000423725E
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  • Genre : Public health
  • Vols. for 1895/96, 1901/02- include also the Registration report of vital statistics.

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    Public Documents of the State of North Dakota, Being the Annual and Biennial Reports of Various Public Officers and Institutions to the Governor and Legislative Assembly, for the Fiscal Period Ending ...
  • Author : North Dakota
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112084384475
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  • Genre : North Dakota
  • Read and download full book Public Documents of the State of North Dakota, Being the Annual and Biennial Reports of Various Public Officers and Institutions to the Governor and Legislative Assembly, for the Fiscal Period Ending ...

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    Notes of a Wanderer, in Search of Health, Through Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turckey Up the Danube, and Down the Rhine
  • Author : William Fullerton Cumming
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB10466615
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Notes of a Wanderer, in Search of Health, Through Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turckey Up the Danube, and Down the Rhine

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    Notes of a Wanderer, in Search of Health, Through Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Up the Danube and Down the Rhine
  • Author : William Fullerton Cumming
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HWITFL
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  • Genre : Egypt
  • Read and download full book Notes of a Wanderer, in Search of Health, Through Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Up the Danube and Down the Rhine

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    Pearson's Magazine
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 696
  • ISBN : IND:30000093231284
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Pearson's Magazine

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    Environmental Awareness and the Design of Literature
  • Author : François Specq
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN : 9789004324831
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Environmental Awareness and the Design of Literature offers analyses of the diverse ways in which literature helps us escape the rigid frames of commonly assumed worldviews, and thus can transform our relation to the physical world.

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    The Forfeit
  • Author : Ridgwell Cullum
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 9783734031557
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reproduction of the original: The Forfeit by Ridgwell Cullum

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    Routledge Library Editions: Percy Shelley
  • Author : Various
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 1182
  • ISBN : 9781317223542
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Percy Shelley is widely considered one of the most important Romantic poets of the 19th Century and was a key influence on the Victorian and pre-Raphaelite poets in the century following his death in 1822. However, for many years his writing was largely ignored in the mainstream due to the radical politics he espoused and it is only in relatively recent times he has become universally admired. Routledge Library Editions: Percy Shelley collects a broad range of scholarship ranging from examinations of Shelley’s style and political intentions to an assessment of his impact on the broader Romantic Movement. This set reissues 4 books on Percy Shelley originally published between 1945 and 2009 and will be of interest to students of literature and literary history.

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    A Wild, Rank Place
  • Author : David Gessner
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9781611681444
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  • Genre : Travel
  • A young writer confronts life, death, and literary ancestors amid the stark beauty of Cape Cod

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    The Vampire in Nineteenth Century English Literature
  • Author : Carol A. Senf
  • Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9780299263836
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Carol A. Senf traces the vampire’s evolution from folklore to twentieth-century popular culture and explains why this creature became such an important metaphor in Victorian England. This bloodsucker who had stalked the folklore of almost every culture became the property of serious artists and thinkers in Victorian England, including Charlotte and Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels. People who did not believe in the existence of vampires nonetheless saw numerous metaphoric possibilities in a creature from the past that exerted pressure on the present and was often threatening because of its sexuality.

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    Gothic: Nineteenth-century Gothic : at home with the vampire
  • Author : Fred Botting,Dale Townshend
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 041525115X
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  • Genre : Gothic revival (Literature)
  • This collection brings together key writings which convey the breadth of what is understood to be Gothic, and the ways in which it has produced, reinforced, and undermined received ideas about literature and culture. In addition to its interests in the late eighteenth-century origins of the form, this collection anthologizes path-breaking essays on most aspects of gothic production, including some of its nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century manifestations across a broad range of cultural media.

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    The Victorian Novel, Service Work, and the Nineteenth-Century Economy
  • Author : Joshua Gooch
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9781137525512
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • This book offers a much-needed study of the Victorian novel's role in representing and shaping the service sector's emergence. Arguing that prior accounts of the novel's relation to the rise of finance have missed the emergence of a wider service sector, it traces the effects of service work's many forms and class positions in the Victorian novel.

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    Riots in Literature
  • Author : David Bell,Gerald Porter
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : 9781443811910
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Riots in Literature addresses representations of crowd disorder as manifestations of popular politics, including colonial and postcolonial contexts. The terms used to describe disorder are themselves, of course, contested. Words like “mob,” “demonstration” and “protest,” not to mention “riot’ itself, denote a particular perspective based on an elitist taxonomy for dealing with social and cultural phenomena in society. Of primary concern is the way in which the text describes and designates crowd behaviour using the language of denigration, metaphors of the primitive and animalistic, brutal images, and silences, and where the mediation of the event is expressed in terms of the binary order/disorder. The contributors to this volume are interested in the analysis of the interaction of official political culture and crowd politics as represented in literature and orature, and how such representations contribute to the discourses of authority and subversion of their period. The essays are wide-ranging and explore the phenomenon of riots in literature through studies of popular risings in Shakespeare; Carlyle and the French Revolution; the Rebecca Riots in Wales; popular ballads and the Indian War of Independence in 1857, post-partition riots in India and Pakistan in the 1960s, township violence in South African fiction post-1948, the 1965 Watts riots in Los Angeles in detective fiction and avant garde disturbances in France of the 1920s and 1930s. Throughout the book, these essays focus attention on the tension-filled relationship that is perceived between literature and discourses of power and popular resistance.

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    Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433081686697
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country

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    Thoreauvian Modernities
  • Author : François Specq,Laura Dassow Walls,Michel Granger
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9780820344782
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Does Thoreau belong to the past or to the future? Instead of canonizing him as a celebrant of “pure” nature apart from the corruption of civilization, the essays in Thoreauvian Modernities reveal edgier facets of his work—how Thoreau is able to unsettle as well as inspire and how he is able to focus on both the timeless and the timely. Contributors from the United States and Europe explore Thoreau's modernity and give a much-needed reassessment of his work in a global context. The first of three sections, “Thoreau and (Non)Modernity,” views Thoreau as a social thinker who set himself against the “modern” currents of his day even while contributing to the emergence of a new era. By questioning the place of humans in the social, economic, natural, and metaphysical order, he ushered in a rethinking of humanity's role in the natural world that nurtured the environmental movement. The second section, “Thoreau and Philosophy,” examines Thoreau's writings in light of the philosophy of his time as well as current philosophical debates. Section three, “Thoreau, Language, and the Wild,” centers on his relationship to wild nature in its philosophical, scientific, linguistic, and literary dimensions. Together, these sixteen essays reveal Thoreau's relevance to a number of fields, including science, philosophy, aesthetics, environmental ethics, political science, and animal studies. Thoreauvian Modernities posits that it is the germinating power of Thoreau's thought—the challenge it poses to our own thinking and its capacity to address pressing issues in a new way—that defines his enduring relevance and his modernity. Contributors: Kristen Case, Randall Conrad, David Dowling, Michel Granger, Michel Imbert, Michael Jonik, Christian Maul, Bruno Monfort, Henrik Otterberg, Tom Pughe, David M. Robinson, William Rossi, Dieter Schulz, François Specq, Joseph Urbas, Laura Dassow Walls.

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    Shelley's Style
  • Author : William Keach
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9781317240334
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • First published 1984. In a provocative study, this book argues that the problems posed by Shelley’s notoriously difficult style must be understood in relation to his ambivalence towards language itself as an artistic medium — the tension between the potential of language to mirror emotional experience and the recognition of it’s inevitable limitations. Through an exposition of Shelley’s idea of language, as reflected in his theoretical writings and individual poems, this book makes a strong case for his artistic worth. A definitive introduction to Shelley, useful for both scholars and newcomers, this book will be interest to students of literature.

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    The Father and Daughter
  • Author : Amelia Opie
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : MINN:31951002077678V
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  • Genre : Conduct of life
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    Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country
  • Author : James Anthony Froude,John Tulloch
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 802
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112086367270
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  • Genre : Authors
  • Contains the first printing of Sartor resartus, as well as other works by Thomas Carlyle.

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    History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley
  • Author : Uriah James Jones
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433081816377
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  • Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
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