Songs and Poems of Fairyland

An Anthology of English Fairy Poetry

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English poetry

Page: 420

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Life of John Milton

Author: Richard Garnett

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3847206931

Category: Fiction

Page: 237

View: 9145

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
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The Victorian Fairy Tarot

Author: Lunaea Weatherstone

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738731315

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

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Solve everyday problems and receive gifts of spiritual insight as you enter the enchanting world of fey. The Victorian Fairy Tarot combines the romance and elegance of the Victorian era, mystical fairy imagery, and the wisdom of tarot. Guiding your journey is an in-depth book, which shares fairy lore, explains each card, and teaches you how to interpret them. This beautifully crafted Rider-Waite-based tarot is ideal for new or experienced tarot readers.
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The "Utopia" and the History of Edward V

Author: Sir Thomas More (Saint)

Publisher: N.A


Category: EDWARD V, KING OF ENGLAND, 1470-1483

Page: 268

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War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy (graf),Nathan Haskell Dole

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 950

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Victorian Sources of Fairy Tales 1

A Collection of Researches

Author: Robert A. Gilbert

Publisher: Thoemmes Press

ISBN: 9781843710387

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1420

View: 536

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Strange and Secret Peoples

Fairies and Victorian Consciousness

Author: Carole G. Silver

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195349375

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Teeming with creatures, both real and imagined, this encyclopedic study in cultural history illuminates the hidden web of connections between the Victorian fascination with fairies and their lore and the dominant preoccupations of Victorian culture at large. Carole Silver here draws on sources ranging from the anthropological, folkloric, and occult to the legal, historical, and medical. She is the first to anatomize a world peopled by strange beings who have infiltrated both the literary and visual masterpieces and the minor works of the writers and painters of that era. Examining the period of 1798 to 1923, Strange and Secret Peoples focuses not only on such popular literary figures as Charles Dickens and William Butler Yeats, but on writers as diverse as Thomas Carlyle, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Charlotte Mew; on artists as varied as mad Richard Dadd, Aubrey Beardsley, and Sir Joseph Noel Paton; and on artifacts ranging from fossil skulls to photographs and vases. Silver demonstrates how beautiful and monstrous creatures--fairies and swan maidens, goblins and dwarfs, cretins and changelings, elementals and pygmies--simultaneously peopled the Victorian imagination and inhabited nineteenth-century science and belief. Her book reveals the astonishing complexity and fertility of the Victorian consciousness: its modernity and antiquity, its desire to naturalize the supernatural, its pervasive eroticism fused with sexual anxiety, and its drive for racial and imperial dominion.
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Childhood in poetry

a catalogue, with biographical and critical annotations, of the books of English and American poets comprising the Shaw Childhood in Poetry Collection in the Library of the Florida State University

Author: John MacKay Shaw,Florida State University. Library

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's poetry

Page: N.A

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Poetry themes

a bibliographical index to subject anthologies and related criticisms in the English language, 1875-1975

Author: Peter Marcan

Publisher: C. Bingley ; Hamden, Conn. : Linnet Books


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

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Die Zauberwelt der Elfen & Feen

Author: Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783891024645


Page: 63

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Irlands Königreich der Schatten

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Jung und Jung Verlag

ISBN: 3990271210

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 6327

Irlands Mythen und Sagen, Elfen- und Gespenstergeschichten, erzählt von einem seiner großen Dichter. Irland - das ist nicht nur die grüne Insel, das ist auch eine Welt, die tatsächlich von Sagen umwoben ist, eine Welt, die eine einzige vielstimmige Erzählung zu sein scheint. Vor der Veröffentlichung seiner berühmten Gedichte und Theaterstücke beschäftigte sich William Butler Yeats, der spätere Nobelpreisträger, intensiv mit der Folklore und Mythologie Irlands. Er wanderte durch die ländlichen Regionen seiner Heimat, wo der Aberglaube noch fest im Alltag verwurzelt war, und ließ sich von Bauern, Dorfbewohnern und Landstreichern Geschichten erzählen. Diese eindrücklichen Begegnungen und sonderbaren Geschichten hat Yeats in diesem Band versammelt und ihnen dabei ihre ganze Frische gelassen. Obwohl die Geschichten von übernatürlichen Wesen, außergewöhnlichen Menschen, und seltsamen Erscheinungen berichten, handelt es sich nicht um Märchen oder phantastische Erfindungen des Autors. Das Übernatürliche bleibt in Irland stets ein natürlicher Bestandteil des täglichen Lebens, und all die Elfen, Hexenmeister und Gespenster sind weniger Heimsuchungen als vertraute Nachbarn, mit denen man gut auskommen kann, wenn man sich nur an bestimmte Umgangsformen hält, sein Haus nicht auf einem Elfenpfad errichtet und sich nicht durch Traumbilder in das Labyrinth des Schattenkönigreichs locken lässt. Diese erste vollständige Übersetzung wird ergänzt durch ein Nachwort sowie Anmerkungen und ein Glossar der irischen Begriffe, mythologischen Figuren und historischen Personen.
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Gypsies and the British Imagination, 1807-1930

Author: Deborah Epstein Nord

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510330

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Gypsies and the British Imagination, 1807-1930, is the first book to explore fully the British obsession with Gypsies throughout the nineteenth century and into the twentieth. Deborah Epstein Nord traces various representations of Gypsies in the works of such well-known British authors John Clare, Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, George Eliot, Arthur Conan Doyle, and D. H. Lawrence. Nord also exhumes lesser-known literary, ethnographic, and historical texts, exploring the fascinating histories of nomadic writer George Borrow, the Gypsy Lore Society, Dora Yates, and other rarely examined figures and institutions. Gypsies were both idealized and reviled by Victorian and early-twentieth-century Britons. Associated with primitive desires, lawlessness, cunning, and sexual excess, Gypsies were also objects of antiquarian, literary, and anthropological interest. As Nord demonstrates, British writers and artists drew on Gypsy characters and plots to redefine and reconstruct cultural and racial difference, national and personal identity, and the individual's relationship to social and sexual orthodoxies. Gypsies were long associated with pastoral conventions and, in the nineteenth century, came to stand in for the ancient British past. Using myths of switched babies, Gypsy kidnappings, and the Gypsies' murky origins, authors projected onto Gypsies their own desires to escape convention and their anxieties about the ambiguities of identity. The literary representations that Nord examines have their roots in the interplay between the notion of Gypsies as a separate, often despised race and the psychic or aesthetic desire to dissolve the boundary between English and Gypsy worlds. By the beginning of the twentieth century, she argues, romantic identification with Gypsies had hardened into caricature-a phenomenon reflected in D. H. Lawrence's The Virgin and the Gipsy-and thoroughly obscured the reality of Gypsy life and history.
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