The Dog in the Dickensian Imagination

Author: Ms Beryl Gray

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472435311

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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Fascinated by them, unable to ignore them, and imaginatively stimulated by them, Charles Dickens was an acute and unsentimental reporter on the dogs he kept and encountered during a time when they were a burgeoning part of the nineteenth-century urban and domestic scene. As dogs inhabited Dickens’s city, so too did they populate his fiction, journalism, and letters. In the first book-length work of criticism on Dickens’s relationship to canines, Beryl Gray shows that dogs, real and invented, were intrinsic to Dickens’s vision and experience of London and to his representations of its life. Gray draws on an array of reminiscences by Dickens’s friends, family, and fellow writers, and also situates her book within the context of nineteenth-century attitudes towards dogs as revealed in the periodical press, newspapers, and institutional archives. Integral to her study is her analysis of Dickens’s texts in relationship to their illustrations by George Cruikshank and Hablot Knight Browne and to portraiture by late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century artists like Thomas Gainsborough and Edwin Landseer. The Dog in the Dickensian Imagination will not only enlighten readers and critics of Dickens and those interested in his life but will serve as an important resource for scholars interested in the Victorian city, the treatment of animals in literature and art, and attitudes towards animals in nineteenth-century Britain.

Political Thought in the Age of Scholasticism

Author: Jèurgen Miethke,Martin Kaufhold

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004139907

Category: Political Science

Page: 387

View: 982


This volume brings together principal reflections on the phenomenon of political theory in the age of scholasticism with focussed case studies of prominent authors and their work. It thus presents a vivid profile of the current discussion about political theory in the later Middle Ages.

The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439188521

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3447


One might not expect a woman of Edith Wharton's literary stature to be a believer of ghost stories, much less be frightened by them, but as she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling collection, "...till I was twenty-seven or -eight, I could not sleep in the room with a book containing a ghost story." Once her fear was overcome, however, she took to writing tales of the supernatural for publication in the magazines of the day. These eleven finely wrought pieces showcase her mastery of the traditional New England ghost story and her fascination with spirits, hauntings, and other supernatural phenomena. Called "flawlessly eerie" by Ms. magazine, this collection includes "Pomegranate Seed," "The Eyes," "All Souls'," "The Looking Glass," and "The Triumph of Night."

A Skeleton in the Family

Author: Leigh Perry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101625074

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4891


Most families have skeletons in their closets… Moving back into her parents’ house with her teenage daughter had not been Georgia Thackery’s “Plan A.” But when she got a job at the local college, it seemed the sensible thing to do. So she settled in and began reconnecting with old friends. Including Sid. Sid is the Thackery family’s skeleton. He’s lived in the house as long as Georgia can remember, although no one, including Sid, knows exactly where he came from and how he came to be a skeleton. Sid walks, he talks, he makes bad jokes, he tries to keep Georgia’s dog from considering him a snack. And he manages to persuade Georgia to let him leave the house. But when she takes him to an anime convention—disguised as a skeleton, of course—he sees a woman who triggers memories of his past. Now he is determined to find out how he died—with Georgia’s help. But their investigation may uncover a killer who’s still alive and well and bad to the bone… FIRST IN A NEW MYSTERY SERIES!

Djuna Barnes's Nightwood

The World and the Politics of Peace

Author: Bonnie Roos

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472533291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 5510


Ranging over depression-era politics, the failures of the League of Nations, popular journalism and the Modernist culture exemplified by such writers as James Joyce and T.S. Eliot, this is a comprehensive exploration of the historical contexts of Djuna Barnes's masterpiece, Nightwood. In Djuna Barnes's Nightwood: 'The World' and the Politics of Peace, Bonnie Roos reads Barnes's novel against the backdrop of Herbert Bayard Swope's popular New York newspaper The World to demonstrate the ways in which the novel wrestles with such contemporaneous issues as the Great Depression and its political fallout, the failures of the League of Nations and the collapse of peace between the two World Wars. Roos argues that Nightwood allegorizes the role of liberal newspapers - epitomised by the sensationalism of The World - in driving a US policy that hastened the arrival of war.


Author: Claudio Bellinati

Publisher: Grafiche Vianello srl

ISBN: 9788872001448

Category: Art

Page: 141

View: 7060


Giotto di Bondone is best known for the frescoes he painted in the Arena Chapel, Padua, his best preserved work. In this exquisite, magnificently illustrated volume, Claudio Bellinati's texts help the reader to discover the literal, poetic and artistic significance of every scene.

Down the Ages: Journey of a Healer

Author: Doris Schatz,Gerhard Kluegl

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1627870369

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 242

View: 9773


Doris Schatz spent much of her adult life reading up on the occult, attending psychic development groups, and discovering her own spiritual gifts. But nothing prepared her for Gerhard Kluegl, a man she met after he saved the life of a dying friend. Gerhard is a healer -- the leading aura surgeon in Europe. Repairing the physical damage from past-life experiences, he helps patients who have gotten no relief from Western medicine. Some of the recoveries Gerhard has enabled are nothing short of miraculous: replacing ovaries that have been surgically removedrepairing heart musclesremoving tonsilsstraightening spines… and much more In Down the Ages: Journey of a Healer, Doris introduces Gerhard Kluegl to an American audience for the first time. His story sheds light on the unseen forces that so often go unacknowledged in today's society.