Oroonoko, the Rover and Other Works

Author: Aphra Behn

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141958871

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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When Prince Oroonoko’s passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast into slavery and transported from Africa to the colony of Surinam. Oroonoko’s noble bearing soon wins the respect of his English captors, but his struggle for freedom brings about his destruction. Inspired by Aphra Behn’s visit to Surinam, Oroonoko (1688) reflects the author’s romantic view of Native Americans as simple, superior peoples ‘in the first state of innocence, before men knew how to sin’. The novel also reveals Behn’s ambiguous attitude to African slavery – while she favoured it as a means to strengthen England’s power, her powerful and moving work conveys its injustice and brutality.
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Vermenschlichte Natur

Zur Bedeutung von Landschaft und Wetter im englischen Roman von Ann Radcliffe bis Thomas Hardy

Author: Thomas Kullmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110940744

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 521

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In englischen Romanen des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts dienen Schilderungen von Landschaft und Wetter der Verdeutlichung des Geschehens bzw. der Charakterisierung der Personen. Die Untersuchung analysiert diese Naturmotivik als komplexes Zeichensystem. Die Entwicklung dieses Erzählverfahrens, die von Anfängen im 18. Jahrhundert zur psychologischen Darstellungsknst in der Gothic Novel (Radcliffe, Maturin) und im viktorianischen Roman (Brontë Sisters, Dickens) und zur Naturphilosophie Thomas Hardys führt, wird an Textbeispielen nachgezeichnet.
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Oroonoko and Other Writings

Author: Aphra Behn

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 019953876X

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

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'I value fame almost as much as if I had been born a hero'. (Preface to The Lucky Chance). Aphra Behn (1640-89) achieved both fame and notoriety in her own time, enjoying considerable success for her plays and for her short novel Oroonoko, the story of a noble slave who loves a princess. Acclaimed by Virginia Woolf as the first English woman to earn her living by the pen, Behn's achievements as a writer are now acknowledged less equivocally than in the seventeenth century. As well as Oroonoko, this volume contains five other works of fiction ranging from comedy and high melodrama to tragedy. The Fair Jilt, Memoirs of the Court of the King of Bantam, The History of the Nun, The Adventure of the Black Lady, and The Unfortunate Bride are complemented by a generous selection of her poetyr, ranging from public political verse to lyrics and witty conversation poems. This selection demonstrates Behn's range, as well as her wit, compassion, and interest in the question of identity and self-representation. 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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Author: Aphra Behn

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024125163X

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 9706

'We are bought and sold like apes or monkeys, to be the sport of women, fools, and cowards, and the support of rogues . . .' Spy, traveller and pioneering female writer Aphra Benn's story of an African prince sold into slavery is considered one of the earliest English novels
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Das Verlorene Paradies (Illustriert)

Author: John Milton

Publisher: FV Éditions


Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Das Verlorene Paradies handelt vom Kampf des Guten gegen den Bösen. Es ist ein Meisterwerk der europäischen Literatur.
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Mary and Maria, Matilda

Author: Mary Shelley,Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140433715

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 9664

This book brings together three extraordinary novels by an extraordinary pair, Mary Wollstonecraft, radical feminist and author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and Mary Shelley, her daughter, author of Frankenstein. In Mary (1788), Mary Wollstonecraft explores the position of an alienated intellectual woman and, in portraying her struggle against the constraints of a claustrophobic feminine world, began a line that would include the more substantial heroines of Jane Eyre and Villette. In the posthumously published Maria (1798) she continues in fiction the arguments of the Vindication. Mary Shelley wrote Matilda in 1819, while in mourning for her first son. William Godwin, Mary's father, found its subject of father-daughter incest so 'disgusting and detestable' that he refused to publish it and the work remained suppressed for over a century. In her illuminating introduction to this edition Janet Todd explores how these novels are linked, not only through the mother-daughter relationship of their authors, but in their perceptions of feminism and female sexuality and in their autobiographical richness.
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Romeo und Julia (Zweisprachige Ausgabe: Deutsch-Englisch)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027214718

Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 9433

Die Tragödie spielt in der italienischen Stadt Verona und handelt von der Liebe Romeos und Julias, die zwei verfeindeten Familien angehören, den Montagues (Romeo) beziehungsweise den Capulets (Julia). - Romeo and Juliet is an enduring tragic love story written by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1594 or 1595. It about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) war ein englischer Dramatiker, Lyriker und Schauspieler. Seine Komödien und Tragödien gehören zu den bedeutendsten und am meisten aufgeführten und verfilmten Bühnenstücken der Weltliteratur. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
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Erzählungen & Kurzgeschichten

Deutsche Novelle / Michaels Rückkehr / Kurzgeschichten

Author: Leonhard Frank

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841215483

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 5798

Leonhard Franks späte Erzählungen und Kurzgeschichten, geschrieben nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg, handeln von den Folgen faschistischer Ideologie und Herrschaft. Sie zeigen Frank als politisch engagierten Schriftsteller, der trotz aller erlebten Barbarei dem Guten im Menschen vertraut.
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The Eighteenth Century

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: N.A

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Books

Page: N.A

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Issues for Feb. 1957-July 1959 include a Checklist of the Vatican manuscript codices available for consultation at the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library at St. Louis University, pts. 1-8.
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British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 9703

Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.
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Der Lauf der Welt, ein Lustspiel in fünf Akten

Author: William Congreve

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter



Page: 192

View: 1290

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfectionssuch as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed worksworldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Der Lauf Der Welt. Ein Lustspiel William Congreve Joh. Andr. Berger u. Jacob Boedner, 1757
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Mary and Maria, Matilda

Author: Mary Shelley,Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141905166

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5478

These three works of fiction - two by Mary Wollstonecraft, the radical author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and one by her daughter Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein - are powerfully emotive stories that combine passion with forceful feminist argument. In Mary Wollstonecraft's Mary, the heroine flees her young husband in order to nurse her dearest friend, Ann, and finds genuine love, while Maria tells of a desperate young woman who seeks consolation in the arms of another man after the loss of her child. And Mary Shelley's Matilda - suppressed for over a century - tells the story of a woman alienated from society by the incestuous passion of her father. Humane, compassionate and highly controversial, these stories demonstrate the strongly original genius of their authors.
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Plays International

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing arts

Page: N.A

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Ich bin nicht hier, um eine Rede zu halten

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462315250

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

View: 3179

Der ganze Kosmos Gabriel García Márquez‘ im Spiegel seiner erfrischend unakademischen Reden Er hatte sich geschworen, nie eine Rede zu halten, aber dann steht er doch sein Leben lang auf den Podien der Welt. Gabriel García Márquez, einer der bedeutendsten Schriftsteller des 20. Jahrhunderts und Literaturnobelpreisträger, weiß, was für eine Macht das Wort, sein Wort, haben kann. Die von ihm selbst eigens für dieses Buch zusammengestellten Reden sind wunderschöne, bewegende Beispiele dafür und unvergleichlich.Literatur, Journalismus, Film und Politik, nicht zu vergessen die Freundschaften, sind die großen Themen im öffentlichen Leben von Gabriel García Márquez. Und darum geht es in diesen Reden – von der ersten, die er 1944 bei seinem Schulabschluss hielt, über die Nobelpreisrede 1982 bis zu jener anrührenden Ansprache 2007 in Cartagena de Indias bei der Vierzigjahr-Feier von »Hundert Jahre Einsamkeit«. Die Texte, die ein Leben umspannen, zeigen Gabriel García Márquez in vielen Facetten: den politisch engagierten Bürger seines Landes, den Literaturliebhaber, den erfolgreichen Autor und Nobelpreisträger, den Filmfan, der eine Akademie gründet, den couragierten Journalisten. Sie sind lebendig, anekdotenreich und packend. Man wünscht sich beim Lesen, die Stimme von Gabriel García Márquez zu hören.
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Penguin Classics

A Complete Annotated Listing of Penguin Classics, Twentieth-century Classics, Nature Classics, and the Pelican Shakespeare Series

Author: Penguin (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780147715975

Category: Literature

Page: 285

View: 3596

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