The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes

Author: Elyssa Warkentin

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443882062

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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Out of the London fog, a mysterious stranger arrives on the Buntings’ doorstep seeking lodgings and a kindly ear – but a horrifying secret lurks behind his gentlemanly façade. Can Mrs Bunting uncover the true nature of his strange obsessions and avert looming disaster for her family? Marie Belloc Lowndes’s psychological thriller The Lodger (1913) was the first novelization of the infamous and still-unsolved “Jack the Ripper” murders of 1888. The novel transformed a sordid story of the London streets into a taut domestic tale of conflicted motivations, uncertain loyalty, and slow-burning terror. Lowndes, a contemporary – and rival – of Agatha Christie, adopted and subverted the detective fiction genre in order to explore women’s roles within the family and within larger society in ways that still resonate strongly today. This scholarly edition revives a pivotal text by an undervalued late-Victorian and early twentieth-century author, and adds to our understanding of that transformational literary period. This edition brings together, for the first time, Lowndes’ 1913 novel and the 1911 short story upon which it was based, providing new transcriptions of the texts alongside facsimiles of Henry Raleigh’s original illustrations. A critical introduction offers historical, thematic, and biographical context drawn from new archival research, as well as an exhaustive bibliography of Lowndes’s published work.
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Old Thunder

A Life of Hilaire Belloc

Author: Joseph Pearce

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898709423

Category: Religion

Page: 318

View: 6011

With access to previously unpublished material in the form of Hilaire Belloc's letters and photographs, Pearce's major new biography uncovers a romantic, complex, and solitary character. Illustrations.
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Ford Madox Ford’s Literary Contacts

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9401204764

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 3068

The controversial British writer Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) is increasingly recognized as a major presence in early twentieth-century literature. This series of International Ford Madox Ford Studies was founded to reflect the recent resurgence of interest in him. Each volume is based upon a particular theme or issue; and relates aspects of Ford s work, life, and contacts, to broader concerns of his time. The present book is part of a large-scale reassessment of his roles in literary history. Ford is best-known for his fiction, especially "The Good Soldier," long considered a modernist masterpiece; and "Parade s End," which Anthony Burgess described as the finest novel about the First World War; and Samuel Hynes has called the greatest war novel ever written by an Englishman . But he was a prolific writer in many different modes, which include criticism of others writing, and reminiscences of the many writers he had known. One of the most striking features of his career is his close involvement with so many of the major international literary groupings of his time. In the South-East of England at the "fin-de-siecle," he collaborated for a decade with Joseph Conrad, and befriended Henry James, and H. G. Wells. In Edwardian London he founded the "English Review," publishing these writers alongside his new discoveries, Ezra Pound, D. H. Lawrence, and Wyndham Lewis. After the war he moved to France, founding the "transatlantic review" in Paris, taking on Hemingway as a sub-editor, discovering another generation of Modernists such as Jean Rhys and Basil Bunting, and publishing them alongside Joyce and Gertrude Stein. He spent more time in America from the later 1920s, spending time with Southern Agrarians, and poets such as William Carlos Williams, Charles Olson, and Robert Lowell. He was always a tireless promoter of younger writers, reading manuscripts and recommending them to publishers. This book takes Ford s literary contacts to include such creative friendships, editorial involvements, and influential biographical encounters; and they form the most substantial, central section on Contemporaries and Confreres, covering figures like Proust, Carlos Williams, Rebecca West, Herbert Read, and Hemingway. But it also explores contacts with literary texts. The first section on Predecessors considers the impact of Ford s reading of Trollope, George Eliot, and Turgenev. The final section discusses Successors: writers such as Graham Greene, Burgess, and A. S. Byatt, whose literary contacts with Ford have been as his admiring readers and eloquent critics. Ford has been described as a writer s writer . This volume reveals how true that has been, and in how many ways, as it sheds new light on his relationships with other writers, both familiar and surprising. It includes two pieces published here for the first time: one by Ford himself, on Turgenev; the other a memoir about Ford by his contemporary, Marie Belloc Lowndes (the sister of Hilaire Belloc)."
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Encyclopedia of British Writers, 1800 to the Present

Author: George Stade,Karen Karbiener

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438116896

Category: Authors, English

Page: 593

View: 4851

Profiles the finest British poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, and other writers of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, including essential details about the author's life and work and suggestions for further reading. Writers from Ireland and nations of the British Commonwealth are also included.
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Book Review Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Saturday Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Punch

Author: Mark Lemon,Henry Mayhew,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Sir Francis Cowley Burnand,Sir Owen Seaman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Periodicals

Page: N.A

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Country Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Country life

Page: N.A

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Twentieth-century Literary Criticism

Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: N.A

View: 5373

Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.
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Britain To-day

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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World Authors, 1900-1950

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 3005

View: 999

Provides almost 2700 articles on twentieth-century authors from all over the world who wrote in English or whose works are available in English translation.
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Waterloo-Vorlesungen

Studien zum Feldzuge von 1815

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815

Page: 188

View: 4872

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