By J. H. Stape
The Cambridge better half to Joseph Conrad deals a wide-ranging advent to the fiction of Joseph Conrad, essentially the most influential novelists of the 20th century. major Conrad students supply an account of Conrad's lifestyles, offer exact readings of his significant works, and speak about his narrative thoughts, his complicated courting with cultural advancements of his time, his impact on later writers and artists, and up to date advancements in Conrad feedback. the quantity, that's geared toward scholars and the final reader, additionally encompasses a chronology and consultant to additional analyzing.
By Susan Morgan
Should you concept you knew the tale of Anna within the King and that i, reconsider. As this riveting biography exhibits, the genuine lifetime of Anna Leonowens used to be way more interesting than the loved tale of the Victorian governess who went to paintings for the King of Siam. to put in writing this definitive account, Susan Morgan traveled all over the world and came across new info that has eluded researchers for years. Anna was once born a negative, mixed-race military brat in India, and what is a rare nineteenth-century tale of savvy self-invention, wild experience, and far-reaching impact. At a time whilst most girls stayed at domestic, Anna Leonowens traveled around the globe, witnessed probably the most attention-grabbing occasions of the Age of Empire, and have become a well known commute author, journalist, instructor, and lecturer. She continues to be the only and basically foreigner to have spent major time contained in the royal harem of Siam. She emigrated to the U.S., crossed all of Russia on her personal previous to the revolution, and moved to Canada, the place she publicly defended the rights of girls and the operating type. The e-book additionally supplies an engrossing account of the way and why Anna grew to become an icon of yank tradition within the King and that i and its many diversifications.
By Jean Plaidy
The haunting tale of the beautiful—and tragic—Mary, Queen of Scots, as simply mythical novelist Jean Plaidy may write it
Mary Stuart turned Queen of Scotland on the delicate age of six days outdated. Her French-born mom, the Queen Regent, knew instantly that the baby queen will be a weak pawn within the strength fight among Scotland’s clans and nobles. So Mary used to be despatched clear of the land of her start and raised within the subtle and glittering court docket of France. surprisingly tall and narrow, a author of tune and poetry, Mary was once celebrated all through Europe for her good looks and mind. Married in her kids to the Dauphin François, she may turn into not just Queen of Scotland yet Queen of France in addition. yet Mary’s happiness was once short-lived. Her husband, consistently sickly, died after in basic terms years at the throne, and there has been no position for Mary within the courtroom of the recent king. on the age of twenty, she lower back to Scotland, a spot she slightly knew.
Once domestic, the Queen of Scots found she was once a stranger in her personal kingdom. She spoke purely French and used to be a religious Catholic in a land of stern Presbyterians. Her state used to be managed through a quarrelsome crew of lords, together with her illegitimate part brother, the Earl of Moray, and by way of John Knox, a fire-and-brimstone Calvinist preacher, who denounced the younger queen as a Papist and a whore. Mary ultimately remarried, hoping to discover a loving best friend within the Scottish Lord Darnley. yet Darnley proved violent and untrustworthy. while he died mysteriously, suspicion fell on Mary. In haste, she married Lord Bothwell, the leading suspect in her husband’s homicide, a circulation that outraged all of Scotland. while her nobles rose opposed to her, the disgraced Queen of Scots fled to England, hoping to be taken in through her cousin Elizabeth I. yet Mary’s flight from Scotland led to not safeguard, yet to Fotheringhay Castle...
“Plaidy excels at mixing historical past with romance and drama.” —New York Times
By Steve Ellis
This ebook considers the literary development of what E. M. Forster calls 'the 1939 State', specifically the anticipation of the second one global warfare among the Munich drawback of 1938 and the top of the Phoney battle within the spring of 1940. Steve Ellis investigates not just myriad responses to the upcoming battle but in addition quite a few peace goals and plans for post-war reconstruction defined by means of such writers as T. S. Eliot, H. G. Wells, J. B. Priestley, George Orwell, E. M. Forster and Leonard and Virginia Woolf. It argues that the paintings of those writers is illuminated by way of the frightened tenor of this era. the result's a unique examine of the 'long 1939' , which transforms readers' knowing of the literary historical past of the eve-of-war period
By The poets of Reddit
R/OCPoetry is a web neighborhood on Reddit the place poets can percentage and critique every one other's paintings. during this first quantity, see the easiest of what the location has to supply.
By Margaret Healy
Shakespeare's Sonnets and A Lover's grievance represent a wealthy tapestry of rhetorical play approximately Renaissance love in all its guises. an important strand of this is often non secular alchemy: operating the 'metal' of the brain via meditation on love, reminiscence paintings and excessive mind's eye. Healy demonstrates how this technique of anguished soul paintings - construed as necessary to encouraged poetic making - is woven into those poems, accounting for his or her such a lot enigmatic imagery and urgency of tone. The esoteric philosophy of past due Renaissance Neoplatonic alchemy, which embraced bawdy sexual symbolism and used to be hugely stylish in ecu highbrow circles, facilitated Shakespeare's inscription of an inside drama of a wanting brain developing poetry. Arguing that Shakespeare's incorporation of alchemical textures all through his past due works is indicative of a creative stance selling non secular toleration and cohesion, this e-book units out an important new framework for analyzing the 1609 poems, and transforms our knowing of Shakespeare's artwork.
By Alfred (Eugene Jolas, trans.) Doblin
By Rosamunde Pilcher
On the finish of an extended and worthwhile existence, Penelope Keeling's prized ownership is The Shell Seekers, painted by way of her father, and symbolizing her unconventional lifestyles, from bohemian adolescence to wartime romance. whilst her grown teenagers research their grandfather's paintings is now worthy a fortune, every one has an concept as to what Penelope should still do. yet as she remembers the passions, tragedies, and secrets and techniques of her existence, she is aware there's just one answer...and it lies in her middle.
By Matthew Feldman
"Beckett feedback has been enormously superior, and infrequently chastened, through genetic scholarship, as this anthology... attests."--Andre Furlani, Modernism/Modernity
"This choice of essays... represents the main entire research of Beckett's dating to philosophy in print, how philosophical concerns, conundrums, and issues play out amid narrative intricacies. the amount is hence either an astonishingly complete review and a sequence of distinctive readings of the intersection among philosophical texts and Samuel Beckett's oeuvre, provided via a plurality of voices and bookended by means of an historic advent and a thematic conclusion."--S. E. Gontarski, Journal of Beckett Studies
"Helps us to think about not just how Beckett made use of philosophy yet how his personal suggestion may be understood philosophically."--Anthony Uhlmann, college of Western Sydney