Download E-books Commonplace Books and Reading in Georgian England PDF

By David Allan

This pioneering exploration of Georgian males and women's stories as readers explores their use of average books for recording favorite passages and reflecting upon what that they had learn, revealing forgotten features in their advanced dating with the published notice. It indicates how indebted English readers frequently remained to suggestions for dealing with, soaking up and puzzling over texts that have been rooted in classical antiquity, in Renaissance humanism and in a considerably oral tradition. It additionally finds how a chain of comparable assumptions in regards to the nature and objective of analyzing inspired the jobs that literature performed in English society within the a long time of Addison, Johnson and Byron; how the conduct and methods required through commonplacing affected readers' tastes and so contributed to shaping literary models; and the way the event of analyzing and responding to texts more and more inspired literate women and men to visualize themselves as participants of a well mannered, accountable and significantly acutely aware public.

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Download E-books Tall, Dark & Dead (Garnet Lacey, Book 1) PDF

By Tate Hallaway

The line among magic and sanity is especially thin.
That’s a part of why I, Garnet Lacey, surrender chilly turkey.
Never contact the stuff. No exceptions.

But magic is so addictive...and my internal Goddess Lilith is difficult to withstand. in addition to, restraint isn’t effortless for those who deal with Wisconsin’s optimal occult bookstall, and get consumers like Sebastian Von Traum—piercing brown eyes, a gorgeous accessory, and a killer physique in denim and black leather-based. the one factor lacking is an air of secrecy. this means that he’s dead...

And that suggests hassle. i assume I’m a sucker for it. The Vatican witch hunters are directly to us. My long-lost vampire ex has crawled out of the woodwork trying to find motion. And Sebastian’s pissed off ex is stirring in her grave.

So what’s a lady to do if she’s scorching for a lifeless guy jogging? Run like hell—and take complete good thing about the nights...

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Download E-books New Essays on The Sun Also Rises (The American Novel) PDF

The sunlight additionally Rises (1926) was once Hemingway's first novel and is now broadly thought of to be crucial of his longer works of fiction. Written in an available type through sought after students, this number of essays offers useful and worthwhile perception for brand spanking new readers and Hemingway experts alike. every one essay is dedicated to an immense point of the unconventional: Hemingway's use of humor, the literary and historic context of the ebook, the atypically sleek personality of Brett Ashley, and up to date methods to problems with sexuality within the novel.

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Download E-books Bookrolls and Scribes in Oxyrhynchus (Studies in Book and Print Culture) PDF

By William A. Johnson

Lying now less than the sand three hundred kilometres south of the coastal city of Alexandria, town of Oxyrhynchus rose to prominence lower than Egypt's Hellenistic and Roman rulers. The 1895 British-led excavation published little within the manner of structures and different cultural artefacts, yet as a substitute yielded an enormous random mass of daily papyri, piled thirty toes deep, together with inner most letters and buying lists, govt circulars, and copies of historic literature.

The surviving bookrolls - the papyrus rolls with literary texts - have supplied loads of info on old books, historical readers, and old analyzing. studying purely these texts that live on in complete shape in medieval manuscripts, William Johnson has analysed over four hundred bookrolls to appreciate the construction, use, and aesthetics of the traditional booklet. His shut research of formal and traditional good points of the bookrolls not just offers distinctive details at the bookroll - manufacture, layout, and structure - but in addition, in flip, indicates a few exciting questions and provisional solutions in regards to the ways that the use and serve as of the bookroll between old readers may possibly vary from glossy or medieval perform. Meticulously erudite, this paintings might be of serious value to all papyrologists, classicists, and literary scholars.

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Download E-books John Donne and the Conway Papers: Patronage and Manuscript Circulation in the Early Seventeenth Century PDF

By Daniel Starza Smith

How and why did women and men ship handwritten poetry, drama, and literary prose to their acquaintances and social superiors within the 17th century-and what have been the results of those communications? inside of this tradition of manuscript ebook, why did John Donne (1572-1631), an writer who tried to restrict the movement of his works, turn into the main transcribed author of his age? John Donne and the Conway Papers examines those questions in nice aspect. Daniel Starza Smith investigates a seventeenth-century archive, the Conway Papers, with a purpose to clarify the connection among Donne and the archive's proprietors, the Conway family members. Drawing on a massive quantity of basic fabric, he situates Donne's writings in the broader workings of manuscript move, from the instant a scribe pointed out a resource textual content, throughout the strategy of transcription and onwards to the social ramifications of this literary movement.

John Donne and the Conway Papers deals the 1st full-length research of 3 generations of the Conway kinfolk among Elizabeth's succession and the tip of the Civil conflict, explaining what the Conway Papers are and the way they have been accrued, how the archive got here to include a focus of manuscript poetry via Donne, and what the importance of this truth is, by way of seventeenth-century politics, patronage, and tradition. solutions to those questions forged new gentle at the early transmission of Donne's verse and prose. all through, John Donne and the Conway Papers emphasizes the significance of Donne's closest associates and earliest readers--such as George Garrard, Rowland Woodward, and Sir Henry Goodere--in the dissemination of his poetry. Goodere specifically emerges as a key agent within the early circulate of Donne's verse, and this ebook deals the 1st sustained account of his literary activities.

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Download E-books The King's Gold (Red Lion) PDF

By Yxta Maya Murray

Una hechizante historia de tesoros perdidos y peligros ineludibles—el segundo libro en una Serie pink Lion sobresaliente

Todo lo que necesita Lola Sánchez—bibliófila brillante y dueña de los angeles librería purple Lion—para lanzarse a l. a. aventura de una ya aventurada vida, es una mirada a los documentos centenarios que recibe de un misterioso desconocido. Los antiguos escritos hablan del robo de una fortuna en oro de Montezuma—y de l. a. transformación del ladrón de conquistador en alquimista . . . en hombre lobo.

Al valiente trotamundos que pueda resolver los complicados acertijos ocultos en las páginas desmenuzadas del artefacto, posiblemente le aguardan tesoros más allá de l. a. imaginación. Pero también se esconde una maldición mortal entre las páginas. En una peligrosa búsqueda a través de las oscuras sombras de l. a. historia, Lola y su apuesto acompañante, Eric, deberán desenmarañar los hilos retorcidos del pasado time-honored fantástico de Lola—y mantenerse un paso delante de los malvados cazadores de fortuna que no dudarán en matar por los secretos que posee Lola y por el oro azteca que ella busca.

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Download E-books Over the Top: The Great War and Juvenile Literature in Britain PDF

By Michael Paris

During the nice warfare, books and tales for younger males have been usually used as unofficial propaganda for recruitment and to promote the struggle to British early life as an ethical campaign. previously, this literature has been missed by way of teachers, however the photo of the conflict those fictions created was once remarkably enduring and, regardless of the looks of post-war literature of disenchanted veterans, persisted to form the attitudes of the younger good into the Thirties. this is often the 1st designated account of the way event fiction represented the nice battle for British boys among 1914 and the tip of the war.

Paris examines how such literature defined the factors of the struggle to girls and boys and the way it inspired younger males to take part within the noble campaign at the Western entrance and in different theaters. He explores the imagery of the trenches, the warfare within the air, and the character of battle within the heart East and Africa. He additionally info the hyperlinks among renowned writers and the reliable literary propaganda crusade. The examine concludes by means of how those heroic photographs remained in print, enduring good into the inter-war years.

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Download E-books Innocence and Rapture: The Erotic Child in Pater, Wilde, James, and Nabokov PDF

Taking as its concentration the erotic baby in decadent aesthetics, this publication explores the sexual and political stakes of an aestheticistexperience of rapture. Ohi examines the ability of the murals to move, to disorient, to maneuver, to extort the equivocal pleasuresof self-loss. He additionally explores how the attractive baby deals partisans of 'art for art's sake' a logo for the ecstatic and erotic, even the queer chances of paintings. Aestheticism's erotic baby is hence in stark distinction to the blameless baby of latest ideology, who secures the claims of id opposed to the very disorientations celebrated via aestheticism. Articulating aesthetic shipping throughout the wanting and wanted baby, aestheticism interrogates the ideology underpinning sexual oppression.

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