The Rise And Fall Of The Woman Of Letters

The Rise and Fall of the Woman of Letters tells the remarkable but little-known story of women writers in the eighteenth century - of poets, critics, dramatists and scholars celebrated in their own time but all but forgotten by the ...

The Rise And Fall Of The Woman Of Letters

Author: Norma Clarke

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446444988

Page: 400

View: 908

If Aphra Benn is widely regarded as the first important woman writer in English, who was the second? In literary history, the eighteenth century belongs to men: Pope and Swift, Richardson and Fielding. Asked to name a woman, even the specialist stumbles. Jane Austen? She didn't publish until 1811. Aphra Benn herself? She died in 1869. The Rise and Fall of the Woman of Letters tells the remarkable but little-known story of women writers in the eighteenth century - of poets, critics, dramatists and scholars celebrated in their own time but all but forgotten by the beginning of the new century. Eliza Haywood, Catherine Cockburn, Elizabeth Elstob, Delarivier Manley, Elizabeth Rowe, Jane Barker, Elizabeth Thomas, Anna Seward... In a book which ranges from country house to Grub Street, Norma Clarke recovers these and other writers, establishes the reasons for their eclipse and discovers that a room of one's own in the eighteenth century was as likely to be a prison cell as a boudoir.

Victorian Visions of Suburban Utopia

Even though he was as capable as any wealthy man of throwing lavish parties in
the metropolis , when he was as young ... 42 Leslie Mitchell , Bulwer - Lytton :
The Rise and Fall of a Victorian Man of Letters ( London : Hambledon and
London ...

Victorian Visions of Suburban Utopia

Author: Nathaniel Robert Walker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198861443

Page: 576

View: 255

A study of British and American Utopian writing of the 1800s in the context of developments in real architectural, political, and cultural life. The book studies utopian visions published in the UK and the USA in the 1800s by writers such Robert Owen, James Silk Buckingham, Edward Bellamy, and William Morris.

Talking Back to Emily Dickinson and Other Essays

IN A 1991 Afterword to The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters , John Gross
admits that the title is an exaggeration : “ Rise yes — but Fall ? Men and women
of letters were still with us when this book was first published ; they are still with
us ...

Talking Back to Emily Dickinson and Other Essays

Author: William H. Pritchard

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN:

Page: 303

View: 635

A collection of commentaries on such authors as Shakespeare, William Blake, and Norman Mailer provides insight and humorous responses to the technical and personal aspects of literary works.

Apprehending the Criminal

... and see also John Gross , The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters : Aspects of
English Literary Life since 1800 ( London , 1969 ) . 13 Sutherland illustrates the
general conviviality existing within publishing circles , Victorian Novelists , p . 85 .

Apprehending the Criminal

Author: Marie-Christine Leps

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822312710

Page: 262

View: 328

In this wide-ranging analysis, Marie-Christine Leps traces the production and circulation of knowledge about the criminal in nineteenth-century discourse, and shows how the delineation of deviance served to construct cultural norms. She demonstrates how the apprehension of crime and criminals was an important factor in the establishment of such key institutions as national systems of education, a cheap daily press, and various welfare measures designed to fight the spread of criminality. Leps focuses on three discursive practices: the emergence of criminology, the development of a mass-produced press, and the proliferation of crime fiction, in both England and France. Beginning where Foucault's work Discipline and Punish ends, Leps analyzes intertextual modes of knowledge production and shows how the elaboration of hegemonic truths about the criminal is related to the exercise of power. The scope of her investigation includes scientific treatises such as Criminal Man by Cesare Lombroso and The English Convict by Charles Goring, reports on the Jack the Ripper murders in The Times and Le Petit Parisien, the Sherlock Holmes stories, Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and novels by Zola and Bourget. This work will be indispensable to all readers interested in discourse analysis, and to scholars and students of literary and cultural studies, anthropology, criminology, nineteenth-century history, and interdisciplinary studies.

Who Should Rule

Imperial reform: contentious consequences, 1760-1808 -- Towards a new imperial elite -- Merit and its subversive new roles -- The king's most loyal subjects -- From men of letters to political actors -- Imperial turmoil: conflicts old and ...

Who Should Rule

Author: Monica Ricketts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190494883

Page: 320

View: 749

"When Philip V prevailed over his rival Archduke Charles of Austria in 1713, the Spanish Bourbon dynasty attempted to create a new power elite, based on a more professionalized, modern, and educated military officer corps. At the same time, the Bourbons wanted to govern by relying on 'men of letters,' who were well educated in a modern, enlightened curriculum. Both the military and the men of letters were often drawn from the provincial elite, not the traditional aristocracy, and they would form the core of the centralized Bourbon state, replacing the 'composite monarchy.' These groups emerged first in Spain and later the empire to defend and govern the Spanish Atlantic world. In the years after the French invasion of the Iberian Peninsula, a struggle in Spain and America developed over who would rule. Writers and lawyers produced new legislation to radically transform the Spanish world. Military officers would defend the monarchy in this new era of imperial competition. Additionally, they would govern. From the start, the rise of these political actors in the Spanish world was an uneven process. Military officers came to being as a new and somewhat solid corps. In contrast, the rise of men of letters confronted constant opposition. Rooted elites in both Spain and Peru resisted any attempts to curtail their power and prerogatives and undermined reform. As a consequence, men of letters found limited spaces in which to exercise their new authority, but they aimed for more, paving the way for decades of unrest. Monica Ricketts emphasizes the continuities and connections between the Spanish worlds on both sides of the Atlantic and the ways in which liberal men of letters failed to create a new institutional order in which the military would be subjected to civilian rule"--Provided by publishe

Power of Reading

Here is a natural companion to Christopher Booker`s bestselling The Seven Basic Plots (Continuum) and John Gross`s seminal study The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters (Weidenfeld and Nicolson).

Power of Reading

Author: Frank Furedi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472914783

Page: 272

View: 116

Here is a natural companion to Christopher Booker`s bestselling The Seven Basic Plots (Continuum) and John Gross`s seminal study The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters (Weidenfeld and Nicolson). The most eminent cultural and social historian Frank Furedi presents an eclectic and entirely original history of reading. The very act of reading and the choice of reading material endow individuals with an identity that possesses great symbolic significance. Already in ancient Rome, Cicero was busy drawing up a hierarchy of different types of readers. Since that time people have been divided into a variety of categories- literates and illiterates, intensive and extensive readers, or vulgo and discreet readers. In the 19th Century, accomplished readers were praised as `men of letters` while their moral opposites were described as `unlettered`. Today distinctions are made between cultural and instrumental readers and scorn is communicated towards the infamous `tabloid reader`. The purpose of this book is to explore the changing meanings attributed to the act of reading. Although it has an historical perspective, the book`s focus is very much on the culture of reading that prevails in the 21st Century. There are numerous texts on the history of literacy (Hoggart), yet there is no publication devoted to the the history of readers and their relationship with wider culture and society. It is thus a fascinating insight into understanding the post-Gutenberg debates about literacy in a multimedia environment with such a strong emphasis on the absorption of information. Taking a cue from George Steiner, Furedi argues vigorously for the restoration of the art of reading- every bit as important as the art of writing.

Bioethics Rise Decline and Fall

Pliny , Gaius Plinius Secundus ( 23 - 79 AD ) called The Elder was a Roman
scholar , man of letters , orator of distinction , and author of Historia Naturalis . "
Thus we find well - organized medical schools at Brief History Of Bioethics.

Bioethics  Rise  Decline  and Fall

Author: Bernard Joseph Ficarra

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN:

Page: 386

View: 102

With the rapid rise in bioengineering, bio-technology, bio-scientific economics, research commercialism, and the unraveling of genetic mysteries, many clinical and laboratory situations arise that bring bio-ethical urgencies to the forefront. Based on the author's years of teaching and private and hospital practice, Bioethics' Rise, Decline, and Fall offers guiding conclusions to today's medical quandaries.

Letters by Oliver Cowdery to W W Phelps The Rise of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints

The great plan of redemption being prepared before the fall of man, and the
salvation of the human family being as precious in the sight of the Lord at one
time as at another, before the Messiah came in the flesh and was crucified, as
after the ...

Letters by Oliver Cowdery to W W  Phelps The Rise of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints

Author: Oliver Cowdery

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Page: 54

View: 547

"Letters by Oliver Cowdery to W.W. Phelps:The Rise of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" by Oliver Cowdery. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Oxford Book of Essays

The Oxford Book of Essays

Author: John Gross

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199556555

Page: 680

View: 593

The essay is one of the richest of literary forms. Its most obvious characteristics are freedom, informality, and the personal touch--though it can also find room for poetry, satire, fantasy, and sustained argument. All these qualities, and many others, are on display in The Oxford Book of Essays. The most wide-ranging collection of its kind to appear for many years, it includes 140 essays by 120 writers: classics, curiosities, meditations, diversions, old favorites, recent examples that deserve to be better known. A particularly welcome feature is the amount of space allotted to American essayists, from Benjamin Franklin to John Updike and beyond. This is an anthology that opens with wise words about the nature of truth, and closes with a consideration of the novels of Judith Krantz. Some of the other topics discussed in its pages are anger, pleasure, Gandhi, Beau Brummell, wasps, party-going, gangsters, plumbers, Beethoven, potato crisps, the importance of being the right size, and the demolition of Westminster Abbey. It contains some of the most eloquent writing in English, and some of the most entertaining.

Shylock

Looks at the influence of Shakespeare's Shylock, describes the character's evolution on the stage, and presents writing about him by Proust, James, T.S. Eliot, and others

Shylock

Author: John Gross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671883860

Page: 386

View: 949

Looks at the influence of Shakespeare's Shylock, describes the character's evolution on the stage, and presents writing about him by Proust, James, T.S. Eliot, and others

The Santa Claus Man

The book is both a personal story and a far-reaching historical one, tracing the history of Christmas celebration in America and the invention of Santa Claus.

The Santa Claus Man

Author: Alex Palmer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493018906

Page: 272

View: 212

The true story of John Duval Gluck, Jr., who in 1913 founded the Santa Claus Association, which had the sole authority to answer Santa's mail in New York City. He ran the organization for 15 years, gaining fame for making the myth of Santa a reality to poor children by arranging for donors to deliver the toys they requested, until a crusading charity commissioner exposed Gluck as a fraud. The story is wide in scope, interweaving a phony Boy Scout group, kidnapping, stolen artwork, and appearances by the era's biggest stars and New York City’s most famous landmarks. The book is both a personal story and a far-reaching historical one, tracing the history of Christmas celebration in America and the invention of Santa Claus.

Obscenity Blasphemy Sedition

It focuses on a series of fascinating characters and exciting fights over publications dealing with sex, religion and politics.Duffy & Snellgrove are reissuing this book because of its entertainment value (due to Coleman's wonderfully light ...

Obscenity  Blasphemy  Sedition

Author: Peter Coleman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781875989720

Page: 257

View: 532

"Obscenity, Blasphemy, Sedition" is a re-release of Peter Coleman's classic account of the various efforts throughout history to censor the written word in Australia. It runs from 1788 to the early 1960s, when the fight against censorship was largely won. It focuses on a series of fascinating characters and exciting fights over publications dealing with sex, religion and politics.Duffy & Snellgrove are reissuing this book because of its entertainment value (due to Coleman's wonderfully light but effective style) and the intrinsic interest of its subject matter, its importance as a work of popular history, and its new relevance at a time when there are increasing attempts to censor the Internet.

Edward Bulwer Lytton and Germany

This book is a survey and interpretation of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's relationship to German life and letters.

Edward Bulwer Lytton and Germany

Author: Richard A. Zipser

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN:

Page: 229

View: 647

This book is a survey and interpretation of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's relationship to German life and letters. It provides a detailed study of the influence that Goethe, Schiller, and German «Rosicrucianism» exerted upon his writings and artistic development. The impact that Bulwer-Lytton had on contemporary German literature and his critical reception in 19th-century Germany are also examined in depth.

The Whig World

Leslie Mitchell's latest book is a portrait of the luminaries behind one of Britain's greatest political, philosophical and cultural movements. It is a witty and informative study of a seminal era.

The Whig World

Author: Leslie George Mitchell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781852854560

Page: 211

View: 816

Leslie Mitchell's latest book is a portrait of the luminaries behind one of Britain's greatest political, philosophical and cultural movements. It is a witty and informative study of a seminal era.

After Shakespeare

The literary grandchildren of Shakespeare share their insights into the bard, with contributions from Goethe, Dostoevsky, Aldous Huxley, Emily Dickinson, John Updike, Duke Ellington, and many other notable authors. (Literature)

After Shakespeare

Author: John Gross

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192142689

Page: 360

View: 287

The literary grandchildren of Shakespeare share their insights into the bard, with contributions from Goethe, Dostoevsky, Aldous Huxley, Emily Dickinson, John Updike, Duke Ellington, and many other notable authors. (Literature)

The Rise and Fall of a Great Nation

Nations have risen to power through their might and driven by greed they have held many people in bondage.

The Rise and Fall of a Great Nation

Author: John Gondeck

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466945729

Page: 124

View: 504

Nations have risen to power through their might and driven by greed they have held many people in bondage. When the workforce was limited, they bought and sold slaves. Slavery is still taking place on the continent of Africa, and no one is there protesting. Politics! It is all about politics and the political game that is being played out in the greatest nation that the world has ever known could be its demise. We will examine the foundation that was laid by those who came from Great Britain and with only thirteen colonies became the ruler of the seas and skies with an army that is unmatched anywhere. Politics! Yes, politics played by men and women desiring power and wealth have brought us the very brink of collapse as they tend to forget who it was that gave so much to so few in the beginning. Thousands upon thousands have given their lives for the freedoms that we have in this land, and yet there are many who do not care, preferring a socialist form of government. But there is still hope for a failing nation.

The Oxford Book of Parodies

The Oxford Book of Parodies

Author: John Gross

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019954882X

Page: 368

View: 259

An unparalleled introduction to the parodist's art, The Oxford Book of Parodies includes parodies from Chaucer to the present day, ranging from imitations and spoofs to lampoons and pastiches, comical, scornful, witty, and subtle. It also takes in advertisements, legal rituals, political warfare and a scientific hoax.

The Rise and Fall of the Choctaw Republic

Records the history of the Choctaw Indians through their political, social, and economic customs.

The Rise and Fall of the Choctaw Republic

Author: Angie Debo

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806112473

Page: 314

View: 503

Records the history of the Choctaw Indians through their political, social, and economic customs.