Selected Letters

Author: Charlotte Brontë,Margaret Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199576963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Charlotte Brontë's letters are our most direct source of information about the Brontës and the life of the novelist. Vivid and passionate, they describe her inmost feelings as well as the world around her in Haworth, Belgium, and London. They offer insights into her novels and the development of her literary style.

Cousin Phillis

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell

Publisher: Sovereign via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1911495089

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

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Paul Manning moves to the country at the age of 19 and befriends his mother's family and his second cousin Phillis Holman, who is confused by her own placement at the edge of adolescence.

Selected Letters of Charlotte Brontë

Author: Charlotte Brontë,Margaret Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199205876

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 259

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An intimate insight into Charlotte Brontë's life at Haworth Parsonage, her experiences in a Belgian school, and her passionate attraction to Constantin Heger, husband of the school's directress. We learn of the astonishing success of Jane Eyre, Charlotte's agony over the early death of her brother Branwell and of Emily and Anne, and her secret correspondence with and tragically brief happy marriage to Arthur Nicholls, cut short by her death in 1855.

How Novels Work

Author: John Mullan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191622923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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Never has contemporary fiction been more widely discussed and passionately analysed; recent years have seen a huge growth in the number of reading groups and in the interest of a non-academic readership in the discussion of how novels work. Drawing on his weekly Guardian column, 'Elements of Fiction', John Mullan examines novels mostly of the last ten years, many of which have become firm favourites with reading groups. He reveals the rich resources of novelistic technique, setting recent fiction alongside classics of the past. Nick Hornby's adoption of a female narrator is compared to Daniel Defoe's; Ian McEwan's use of weather is set against Austen's and Hardy's; Carole Shield's chapter divisions are likened to Fanny Burney's. Each section shows how some basic element of fiction is used. Some topics (like plot, dialogue, or location) will appear familiar to most novel readers; others (metanarrative, prolepsis, amplification) will open readers' eyes to new ways of understanding and appreciating the writer's craft. How Novels Work explains how the pleasures of novel reading often come from the formal ingenuity of the novelist. It is an entertaining and stimulating exploration of that ingenuity. Addressed to anyone who is interested in the close reading of fiction, it makes visible techniques and effects we are often only half-aware of as we read. It shows that literary criticism is something that all fiction enthusiasts can do. Contemporary novels discussed include: Monica Ali's Brick Lane; Martin Amis's Money; Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin; A.S. Byatt's Possession; Jonathan Coe's The Rotters' Club; J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace; Michael Cunningham's The Hours; Don DeLillo's Underworld; Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White; Ian Fleming's From Russia with Love; Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections; Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time; Patricia Highsmith's Ripley under Ground; Alan Hollinghurst's The Spell; Nick Hornby's How to Be Good; Ian McEwan's Atonement; John le Carré's The Constant Gardener; Andrea Levy's Small Island; David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas; Andrew O'Hagan's Personality; Orhan Pamuk's My Name Is Red; Ann Patchett's Bel Canto; Ruth Rendell's Adam and Eve and Pinch Me; Philip Roth's The Human Stain; Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated; Carol Shields's Unless; Zadie Smith's White Teeth; Muriel Spark's Aiding and Abetting; Graham Swift's Last Orders; Donna Tartt's The Secret History; William Trevor's The Hill Bachelors; and Richard Yates's Revolutionary Road .

Orley Farm

Author: Anthony Trollope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: N.A

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Agnes Grey

Author: Anne Bronte

Publisher: Mizan Qanita

ISBN: 6024020503

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Agnes Grey, gadis muda yang seumur hidupnya hidup terpencil, mendambakan untuk pergi dari rumah dan bersosialisasi dengan lebih banyak orang. Kesempatannya datang ketika keluarganya mengalami krisis finansial, dan Agnes menawarkan diri untuk bekerja sebagai guru privat di rumah keluarga bangsawan. Namun Agnes tak pernah menduga bahwa kehidupan sebagai guru privat bisa jadi membuatnya lebih terisolasi dari masyarakat. Murid-murid yang harus dia hadapi meremehkannya, tak peduli seberapa keras upaya Agnes mengambil hati dan rasa hormat mereka. Di tengah-tengah rasa tertekan yang Agnes derita, satu-satunya penghiburan datang dari Edward Weston, pendeta baru di gereja yang Agnes datangi setiap minggu. Sifat tegas dan tenang Mr. Weston membuat Agnes kagum dan diam-diam jatuh cinta. Namun salah satu murid Agnes, Rosalie Murray yang cantik dan gemar membuat para pria bertekuk lutut lalu mencampakkan mereka, mengincar Mr. Weston sebagai korban barunya. Apa yang harus Agnes lakukan? Dia ingin memberi peringatan, tapi tidak mau jika sampai Mr. Weston menganggapnya menyebar fitnah. [Mizan Publishing, Qanita, Novel, Romance, Klasik, Sastra, Terjemahan, Indonesia]

Collected Ghost Stories

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191620447

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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'I was conscious of a most horrible smell of mould, and of a cold kind of face pressed against my own...' Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and night-time settings where imagination runs riot. Lonely country houses, remote inns, ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries provide settings for unbearable menace, from creatures seeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb. This edition presents all of James's published ghost stories, including the unforgettable 'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad' and 'Casting the Runes', and an appendix of James's writings on the ghost story. Darryl Jones's introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James's background and his mastery of the genre he made his own. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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"In 1795 Mary Wollstonecraft, author of 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman', travelled for several months in the Scandinavian countries. Her all-too-neglected account of this trip, published in 1796, has a dual interest and importance: as a picture of countries rarely visited in Regency times, and as an essential link in Mary's personal progress. It is a key work for the understanding of the Godwin-Shelley circle."--BOOK JACKET.

Charlotte Brontë

Legacies and Afterlives

Author: Amber K. Regis,Deborah Wynne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526119846

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Charlotte Brontë: legacies and afterlives is a timely reflection on the persistent fascination and creative engagement with Charlotte Brontë's life and work. The new essays in this volume, which cover the period from Brontë's first publication to the twenty-first century, explain why her work has endured in so many different forms and contexts. This book brings the story of Charlotte Brontë's legacy up to date, analysing the intriguing afterlives of characters such as Jane Eyre and Rochester in neo-Victorian fiction, cinema, television, the stage and, more recently, on the web. Taking a fresh look at 150 years of engagement with one of the best-loved novelists of the Victorian period, from obituaries to vlogs, from stage to screen, from novels to erotic makeovers, this book reveals the author's diverse and intriguing legacy. Engagingly written and illustrated, the book will appeal to both scholars and general readers.

The Joy of Life

Author: Émile Zola,Ernest Alfred Vizetelly

Publisher: Mondial

ISBN: 1595690476

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Pauline Quenu, the daughter of shopkeepers in the Parisian business district Les Halles, is taken in by relatives on the coast of Normandy following the death of her parents. There, she is confronted with a gout-plagued host, his avaricious wife, and their lazy son, a morbid hypochondriac, whom she is expected to marry.

The Madwoman and the Blindman

Jane Eyre, Discourse, Disability

Author: David Bolt,Elizabeth J. Donaldson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780814252260

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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This breakthrough volume of critical essays on Jane Eyre from a disability perspective provides fresh insight into Charlotte Brontë's classic novel from a vantage point that is of growing academic and cultural importance. Contributors include many of the preeminent disability scholars publishing today, including a foreword by Lennard J. Davis. Though an indisputable classic and a landmark text for critical voices from feminism to Marxism to postcolonialism, until now, Jane Eyre has never yet been fully explored from a disability perspective. Customarily, impairment in the novel has been read unproblematically as loss, an undesired deviance from a condition of regularity vital to stable closure of the marriage plot. In fact, the most visible aspects of disability in the novel have traditionally been understood in rather rudimentary symbolic terms--the blindness of Rochester and the "madness" of Bertha apparently standing in for other aspects of identity. The Madwoman and the Blindman: Jane Eyre, Discourse, Disability, resists this traditional reading of disability in the novel. Informed by a variety of perspectives--cultural studies, linguistics, and gender and film studies--the essays in this collection suggest surprising new interpretations, parsing the trope of the Blindman, investigating the embodiment of mental illness, and proposing an autistic identity for Jane Eyre. As the first volume of criticism dedicated to analyzing and theorizing the role of disability in a single literary text, The Madwoman and the Blindman is a model for how disability studies can open new conversation and critical thought within the literary canon.

Surfaces and Essences

Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking

Author: Douglas Hofstadter,Emmanuel Sander

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465018475

Category: Philosophy

Page: 592

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Shows how analogy-making pervades human thought at all levels, influencing the choice of words and phrases in speech, providing guidance in unfamiliar situations, and giving rise to great acts of imagination.

A Glossary of Literary Terms

Author: M.H. Abrams,Geoffrey Harpham

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285974514

Category: Education

Page: 448

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First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Kathy Acker

Writing the Impossible

Author: Georgina Colby

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748683518

Category:

Page: 312

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An in-depth analysis of the work of one of the twentieth centurys most innovative writersKathy Ackers body of work is one of the most significant collections of experimental writing in English. In Kathy Acker: Writing the Impossible, Georgina Colby explores Ackers compositional processes and intricate experimental practices, from early poetic exercises written in the 1970s to her final writings in 1997. Through original archival research, Colby traces the stages in Ackers writing and draws on her knowledge of unpublished manuscripts, notebooks, essays, illustrations, and correspondence to produce new ways of reading Ackers works. Rather than treating Acker as a postmodern writer this book argues that Acker continued a radical modernist engagement with the crisis of language, and carried out a series of experiments in composition and writing that are comparable in scope and rigor to her modernist predecessors Stein and Joyce. Each chapter focuses on a particular compositional method and insists on the importance of avant-garde experiment to the process of making new non-conventional modes of meaning. Combining close attention to the form of Ackers experimental writings with a consideration of the literary cultures from which she emerged, Colby positions Acker as a key figure in the American avant-garde, and a pioneer of contemporary experimental womens writing.Key FeaturesExamines unpublished manuscripts, notebooks, lecture notes, letters and manuscripts from the Kathy Acker PapersFeatures eleven previously unpublished images of original manuscripts, correspondence, and colour illustrations from the Kathy Acker PapersUtilises major archival study of Ackers experimental compositional practicesSituates Acker as a late modernist writer and a key figure in the American Avant-Garde

On the Move

Mobility in the Modern Western World

Author: Tim Cresswell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415952557

Category: History

Page: 327

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On the Move presents a rich history of one of the key concepts of modern life: mobility. Increasing mobility has been a constant throughout the modern era, evident in mass car ownership, plane travel, and the rise of the Internet. Typically, people have equated increasing mobility with increasing freedom. However, as Cresswell shows, while mobility has certainly increased in modern times, attempts to control and restrict mobility are just as characteristic of modernity. Through a series of fascinating historical episodes Cresswell shows how mobility and its regulation have been central to the experience of modernity.

Sartor Resartus

The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdröckh. In Three Books

Author: Thomas Carlyle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 250

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On Difficulty

And Other Essays

Author: George Steiner

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480411906

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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A distinguished collection of essays on language, literature, and philosophy from acclaimed scholar and critic George Steiner On Difficulty is as provocative and relevant today as when its essays were first published. Ranging from critical topics such as the understanding of language to the meaning of meaning, inward speech to the relationship between erotic sensibility and linguistic convention, these eight essays posit myriad topics for exploration and dialogue. George Steiner deals with considerations that are simultaneously literary and philosophical, exploring themes of linguistic privacy and the changing technical, physiological, and social statuses of the act of reading.