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

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With access to previously unpublished material in the form of Hilaire Belloc's letters and photographs, Pearce's major new biography uncovers a romantic, complex, and solitary character.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

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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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The Life and Times of Emile Zola

Author: F. W. J. Hemmings

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448204763

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Controversy surrounded Zola during his life-time, and controversy has followed him ever since. No other French writer was so violently attacked by contemporaries, none had a more devoted following. This high priest of Naturalism scandalized France by the frankness of his treatment of the seamier side of human nature and electrified the whole of Europe and America by his denunciation of the military establishment of his country over the Dreyfus case. His reputation has remained in dispute ever since his mysterious death in 1902, some critics arguing his work's consistently high and original literary quality, others its undue reliance on cheap sensationalism. This biography, which at was the first in English for twenty-five years when it was first published in 1966, draws on significant material to present a full and rounded account of a life that progressed from abject poverty to powerful influence and relative affluence, an account that considerably modifies our ideas about a writer who was always a public figure but at the same time a defensively shy and secretive man. F.W.J. Hemmings delineates the social facts that lay behind Zola's great panoramic cycle of novels Les Rougon-Macquart, with its theme of corruption spreading through all levels of French society from the festering economic degradation at the bottom of the social scale. Consideration of the real-life settings of such novels as The Drunkard, Nana, Germinal and Earth gives us enhanced appreciation of the compelling power of these works.
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Studies in Love and Terror

Author: Marie Belloc Lowndes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781721891931

Category:

Page: 498

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Studies in Love and Terror MARIE BELLOC LOWNDES We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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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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Book Review Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

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

View: 7695

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Country Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Country life

Page: N.A

View: 1980

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Twentieth-century Literary Criticism

Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: N.A

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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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World Authors, 1900-1950

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 3005

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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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The End of Her Honeymoon

Author: Marie Belloc Lowndes

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465511792

Category:

Page: 249

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The Catholic Encyclopedia

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church

Author: Charles George Herbermann,Edward Aloysius Pace,Condé Bénoist Pallen,Thomas Joseph Shahan,John Joseph Wynne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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The Story of Ivy

Author: Marie Belloc Lowndes

Publisher: e-artnow sro

ISBN: 802689457X

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Page: N.A

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