Caleb Williams

Author: William Godwin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191607908

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8136

'He appears to be persecutor and I the persecuted: is not this difference the mere creature of the imagination?' Caleb is a guileless young servant who enters the employment of Ferdinando Falkland, a cosmopolitan and benevolent country gentleman. Falkland is subject to fits of unexplained melancholy, and Caleb becomes convinced that he harbours a dark secret. His discovery of the truth leads to false accusations against him, and a vengeful pursuit as suspenseful as any thriller. The novel is also a powerful political allegory, inspired by the events of the decade following the French Revolution. This new edition reproduces the original novel of 1794, which captures the raw indignation and sense of injustice felt by victims of British law. It includes the startlingly different manuscript ending, and selected variants in the second and third editions reflecting changes in Godwin's political and philosophical thinking. 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.
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A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English

Print and Electronic Sources

Author: Sherri L. Brown,Carol Senf,Ellen J. Stockstill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442277483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 886

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.
Posted in Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism

Author: David Duff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191019712

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 800

View: 605

The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism offers a comprehensive guide to the literature and thought of the Romantic period, and an overview of the latest research on this topic. Written by a team of international experts, the Handbook analyses all aspects of the Romantic movement, pinpointing its different historical phases and analysing the intellectual and political currents which shaped them. It gives particular attention to devolutionary trends, exploring the English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish strands in 'British' Romanticism and assessing the impact of the constitutional changes that brought into being the 'United Kingdom' at a time of revolutionary turbulence and international conflict. It also gives extensive coverage to the publishing and reception history of Romantic writing, highlighting the role of readers, reviewers, publishers, and institutions in shaping Romantic literary culture and transmitting its ideas and values. Divided into ten sections, each containing four or five chapters, the Handbook covers key themes and concepts in Romantic studies as well as less chartered topics such as freedom of speech, literature and drugs, Romantic oratory, and literary uses of dialect. All the major male and female Romantic authors are included along with numerous lesser-known writers, the emphasis throughout being on the diversity of Romantic writing and the complexities and internal divisions of the culture that sustained it. The volume strikes a balance between familiarity and novelty to provide an accessible guide to current thinking and a conceptual reorganization of this fast-moving field.
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An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice

Author: William Godwin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191662224

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 1942

'To a rational being there can be but one rule of conduct, justice, and one mode of ascertaining that rule, the exercise of his understanding.' Godwin's Political Justice is the founding text of philosophical anarchism. Written in the immediate aftermath of the French Revolution, it exemplifies the political optimism felt by many writers and intellectuals. Godwin drew on enlightenment ideas and his background in religious dissent for the principles of justice, utility, and the sanctity of individual judgement that drove his powerful critique of all forms of secular and religious authority. He predicts the triumph of justice and equality over injustice, and of mind over matter, and the eventual vanquishing of human frailty and mortality. He also foresees the gradual elimination of practices governing property, punishment, law, and marriage and the displacement of politics by an expanded personal morality resulting from reasoned argument and candid discussion. Political Justice raises deep philosophical questions about the nature of our duty to others that remain central to modern debates on ethics and politics. This edition reprints the first-edition text of 1793, and examines Godwin's evolving philosophy in the context of his life and work. 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.
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The Letters of William Godwin

Volume 1: 1778-1797

Author: Pamela Clemit

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019956261X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 4082

The first volume (1778-1797) of The Letters of William Godwin includes scores of texts newly transcribed from the original manuscripts and given scholarly annotation for the first time. They record the personal and professional interactions of an original thinker who had a lasting influence on progressive movements in Britain and Europe.
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Sheridan Le Fanu und die schauerromantische Tradition

zur psychologischen Funktion der Motivik von Sensationsroman und Geistergeschichte

Author: Jochen Achilles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 296

View: 1595

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How Novels Work

Author: John Mullan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 974

Never has contemporary fiction been more widely discussed and passionately analysed; recent years have seen a huge growth in the number of reading groups and in the interest of a non-academic readership in the discussion of how novels work. Drawing on his weekly Guardian column, 'Elements of Fiction', John Mullan examines novels mostly of the last ten years, many of which have become firm favourites with reading groups. He reveals the rich resources of novelistic technique,setting recent fiction alongside classics of the past. Nick Hornby's adoption of a female narrator is compared to Daniel Defoe's; Ian McEwan's use of weather is set against Austen's and Hardy's; Carole Shield's chapter divisions are likened to Fanny Burney's. Each section shows how some basic element offiction is used. Some topics (like plot, dialogue, or location) will appear familiar to most novel readers; others (metanarrative, prolepsis, amplification) will open readers' eyes to new ways of understanding and appreciating the writer's craft.How Novels Work explains how the pleasures of novel reading often come from the formal ingenuity of the novelist. It is an entertaining and stimulating exploration of that ingenuity. Addressed to anyone who is interested in the close reading of fiction, it makes visible techniques and effects we are often only half-aware of as we read. It shows that literary criticism is something that all fiction enthusiasts can do.Contemporary novels discussed include: Monica Ali's Brick Lane; Martin Amis's Money; Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin; A.S. Byatt's Possession; Jonathan Coe's The Rotters' Club; J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace; Michael Cunningham's The Hours; Don DeLillo's Underworld; Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White; Ian Fleming's From Russia with Love; Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections; Mark Haddon'sThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time; Patricia Highsmith's Ripley under Ground; Alan Hollinghurst's The Spell; Nick Hornby's How to Be Good; Ian McEwan's Atonement; John le Carré's The Constant Gardener; Andrea Levy's Small Island; David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas; Andrew O'Hagan's Personality; Orhan Pamuk's My Name Is Red; Ann Patchett's Bel Canto; Ruth Rendell's Adam and Eveand PinchMe; Philip Roth's The Human Stain; Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated; Carol Shields's Unless; Zadie Smith's White Teeth; Muriel Spark's Aiding and Abetting; Graham Swift's Last Orders; Donna Tartt's The Secret History; William Trevor's The Hill Bachelors; and Richard Yates's Revolutionary Road
Posted in Literary Criticism

Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism

Author: Russel Whitaker

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787686345

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

View: 9841

Presents literary criticism on the works of nineteenth-century writers of all genres, nations, and cultures. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, reviews, diaries, broadsheets, pamphlets, and scholarly papers. Criticism includes early views from the author's lifetime as well as later views, including extensive collections of contemporary analysis.
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Do the Americas Have a Common Literary History?

Author: Barbara Buchenau,Annette Paatz

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820459653

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 702

View: 561

Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2002. This book is based on the assumption that the problem of American literatures written in European languages is not the burden of Europe but the fact that they are second or further literatures written in the same language as older ones that happen to be located in Europe. The papers collected here address the following questions: Is it possible for two or more distinct literatures to coexist in the same language? If the distinction is more than merely ideological and convenient, what are the differences, and how did they come about? Is it reasonable to assume that differentiation followed similar patterns in the various literatures? The volume combines textual and theoretical studies of programmatic writings, literary works, and literary histories in English, French, and Spanish."
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Mind-forg'd manacles

William Blake und das Moralgesetz

Author: Daniela Tandecki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

View: 8753

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The Orders of Gothic

Foucault, Lacan, and the Subject of Gothic Writing, 1764-1820

Author: Dale Townshend

Publisher: Ams PressInc

ISBN: 9780404648541

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 365

View: 3652

The Orders of Gothic discusses a selection of Gothic romances, dramas, and chapbooks written and published in Britain between Walpole's 1764 The Castle of Otranto and Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer of 1820. It is only in its chronological boundaries that this study is conventional; Townshend's unusual theoretical approach utilizes Foucauldian new historicism and Lacanian psychoanalysis as his focus for understanding the construction of subjectivity and modernity in British Gothic literature. Townshend employs theories from Foucault's The Order of Things and History of Sexuality as a primary - and typical - conceptual framework through which the apparent modernity of the Gothic is systematically explored, but addresses the ways in which Foucault's theories fall short of a full explanation of the often horrific excesses of Gothic writing. With these oversights in mind, Townshend turns to the psychoanalytic perspectives of later theorists including Freud, Zizek and Lacan as more satisfactory articulations of those Gothic matters upon which Foucault is silent. an otherwise ahistorical psychoanalytic tradition, in an interminable process of exchange. Townshend's readings of primary texts (by Horace Walpole, Clara Reeve, Sophia Lee, Ann Radcliffe, Maria Regina Roche, Matthew Gregory Lewis, William Beckford, William Godwin, Charlotte Dacre, and Percy Bysshe Shelley) describe the construction of subjectivity in Gothic fictions of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, but his study is as much concerned with the relationship between historicism and psychoanalysis as it is with literary history. Of interest to scholars and students of Gothic fiction and critical theory alike, The Orders of Gothic provides a fresh understanding of early Gothic writing and its central place in the history of the modern subject.
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Gesammelte Werke

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866479272

Category:

Page: 800

View: 3771

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Der Mackenzie Coup

Roman

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641025680

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9284

Drei Gentlemen bitten zum Raub - doch einer will allein kassieren. Der smarteste Coup von Großbritanniens größtem Krimiautor Der smarte Enddreißiger Mike Mackenzie langweilt sich. Als Software-Designer hat er ein Vermögen gemacht, das so enorm ist, dass keines seiner kostspieligen Hobbys auch nur im Geringsten ins Gewicht fällt. Nun ist er auf der Suche nach neuen Zerstreuungen und findet sie in der Welt der Kunst. Doch wenn man sich fast jedes Werk problemlos leisten kann, verliert das Sammeln rasch seinen Reiz – es sei denn, man wechselt die Seiten ... Und so wird eines whiskyseligen Abends eine Idee geboren, die endlich wieder für Nervenkitzel in Mikes Leben sorgt: In einem einzigartigen Coup soll die schottische National Gallery um einige ihrer wertvollsten Gemälde erleichtert werden. Mit von der Partie sind Allan Cruikshank, ein frustrierter Bankangestellter, der endlich einmal etwas Verrücktes tun möchte, und Robert Gissing, ein desillusionierter Kunstprofessor kurz vor der Pensionierung. Der Plan der drei Gentleman-Gauner geht tatsächlich auf – und doch geht alles schief. Denn einer der Herren hat ganz eigene Pläne ... Ein Thriller, der aus dem Rahmen fällt: Smart wie »Ocean’s Eleven« – und zugleich ein Rankin reinsten Wassers!
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Godwin revisited

anarchism for the real world

Author: Christopher Joseph Roberson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Women, Crime, and Character

From Moll Flanders to Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Author: Nicola Lacey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 164

View: 7162

This book draws on law, literature, philosophy and social history to explore fundamental changes in ideas of selfhood, gender and social order in 18th and 19th Century England. Lacey argues that these changes underpinned a radical shift in mechanisms of responsibility-attribution, with decisive implications for the criminalisation of women.
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Anglia

Beiblatt

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English philology

Page: N.A

View: 4790

Posted in English philology

Walcot

Author: Brian Wilson Aldiss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 1886

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Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature

Author: Modern Humanities Research Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 6590

Includes both books and articles.
Posted in English language