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The Cloister and the Hearth - A Tale of the Middle Ages

By Charles Reade
  • ISBN Code: : 1447496140
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
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Originally published in 1861, this early work by Charles Reade is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It tells the story of a young scribe's travels through Europe and deals with conflicts between family life and the church. This is a fascinating work and thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in historical English literature. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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"Victorian Literature: Sixty Years of Books and Bookmen" by Clement King Shorter. 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.

Reviewing Sex

By N. Thompson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230376223
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 646
  • Pdf File: reviewing-sex.pdf

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Reviewing Sex: Gender and the Reception of Victorian Novels looks at the influence of Victorian definitions of gender on the cultural processes of reading and canon formation in nineteenth-century England, examining the reception of several mid-century works in over 100 Victorian book reviews. This study investigates four canonical and popular novelists (Emily Bronte, Anthony Trollope, Charles Reade, Charlotte Yonge), all of whom caused high cultural commotions by epitomizing or subverting contemporary definitions of 'masculine' or 'feminine' writing.

Recollections

By David Christie Murray
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 729
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 761
  • Pdf File: recollections.pdf

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"Recollections" by David Christie Murray. 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.

Blood on the Stage, 1800 to 1900

By Amnon Kabatchnik
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1538106183
  • Total of Pages : 736
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 235
  • Pdf File: blood-on-the-stage-1800-to-1900.pdf

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This volume examines the key representations of transgression drama produced between 1800 and 1900. Arranged in chronological order, the entries consist of plot summary (often including significant dialogue), performance data (if available), opinions by critics and scholars, and other features.

Outlines of English and American Literature

By William J. Long
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 507
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: outlines-of-english-and-american-literature.pdf

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"Outlines of English and American Literature" by William J. Long. 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.

Original Copy

By Robert Macfarlane
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191537926
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 171
  • Pdf File: original-copy.pdf

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'"Originality" is only plagiarizing from a great many', remarked Rupert Brooke, stealing the line from Voltaire. Questions of originality, and accusations of plagiarism, are as old as literature, but different literary cultures have interpreted the relationship between originality and plagiarism in startlingly dissimilar ways. Original Copy investigates and documents the drastic reappraisal of literary originality and plagiarism which occurred over the course of the nineteenth century: from the heroic visions of original authorship that characterised the 1820s and 1830s, through to the stickle-brick creativity of Oscar Wilde and Lionel Johnson at the century's end. It reveals how ideas of originality and plagiarism were not only a theoretical concern of Victorian commentators on literature, but also provided many important Victorian writers - Eliot, Dickens, Reade, Pater, Wilde, and Lionel Johnson among them - with a creative resource. Moving between numerous different fields of thought and knowledge - literary criticism, the history of science, manuscript culture, anthropology - and written in a supple and elegant style, this book shows that the ideas of originality and plagiarism were the subjects of nineteenth-century literature, as well as what it was subject to.