The Maid of Buttermere

The Maid of Buttermere
Author: Melvyn Bragg
Release: 2012-06-21
Editor: Sceptre
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781848942585
Language: en
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Melvyn Bragg's highly-acclaimed bestselling historical novel, the story behind one of the 19th century's greatest scandals. Set in the Lake District in the early 19th century, this is the riveting story of an imposter, bigamist and fortune hunter who came to grief by falling helplessly in love with the famed 'Maid of Buttermere'. 'This is the story of an impostor and bigamist, a self-styled Colonel Hope, who travels to the North, where eventually he marries "The Maid of Buttermere", a young woman whose natural beauty inspired the dreams and confirmed the theories of various early nineteenth-century writers . . . It is a fine story . . . This is historical fiction with a human face' Peter Ackroyd, The Times

The Maid of Buttermere

The Maid of Buttermere
Author: Melvyn Bragg
Release: 1987-01-01
Editor: Trafalgar Square
Pages: 414
ISBN: 0340401737
Language: en
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Melvyn Bragg's highly-acclaimed bestselling historical novel, the story behind one of the 19th century's greatest scandals. Set in the Lake District in the early 19th century, the riveting story of an imposter, bigamist and fortune hunter who came to grief by falling helplessly in love with the famed 'Maid of Buttermere'.

Augustus and Mary

Augustus and Mary
Author: William Mudford
Release: 1803
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 187
ISBN: 3628483913
Language: de
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Augustus and Mary Or The Maid of Buttermere

Augustus and Mary  Or  The Maid of Buttermere
Author: William Mudford
Release: 1803
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 187
ISBN: OCLC:43222273
Language: en
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The Maid of Buttermere

The Maid of Buttermere
Author: Raymond Khoury
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 135
ISBN: OCLC:154208642
Language: en
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Augustus and Mary

Augustus and Mary
Author: William Mudford
Release: 2017-07-21
Editor: Gale ECCO, Print Editions
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1375320955
Language: en
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online: European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection includes the full-text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles. The collection is sourced from the remarkable library of Victor Amadeus, whose Castle Corvey collection was one of the most spectacular discoveries of the late 1970s. The Corvey Collection comprises one of the most important collections of Romantic era writing in existence anywhere -- including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry, and more -- with a focus on especially difficult-to-find works by lesser-known, historically neglected writers. The Corvey library was built during the last half of the 19th century by Victor and his wife Elise, both bibliophiles with varied interests. The collection thus contains everything from novels and short stories to belles lettres and more populist works, and includes many exceedingly rare works not available in any other collection from the period. These invaluable, sometimes previously unknown works are of particular interest to scholars and researchers. European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection includes: * Novels and Gothic Novels * Short Stories * Belles-Lettres * Short Prose Forms * Dramatic Works * Poetry * Anthologies * And more Selected with the guidance of an international team of expert advisors, these primary sources are invaluable for a wide range of academic disciplines and areas of study, providing never before possible research opportunities for one of the most studied historical periods. Additional Metadata Primary Id: B0975900 PSM Id: NCCOF0063-C00000-B0975900 DVI Collection Id: NCCOC0062 Bibliographic Id: NCCO021262 Reel: 8366 MCODE: 4UVC Original Publisher: Printed for M. Jones Original Publication Year: 1803 Original Publication Place: London Original Imprint Manufacturer: Printed by B. M'Millan Variant Titles Maid of Buttermere Subjects English fiction -- 19th century

Crystal Rooms

Crystal Rooms
Author: Melvyn Bragg
Release: 1993-06-03
Editor: Sceptre
Pages: 404
ISBN: 9781848942608
Language: en
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Young Harry, an orphan from an impoverished council estate, becomes the link between starkly contrasting worlds: north and south, the deprived and the over-privileged, the powerful and the defenceless. With this compelling story of blackmail, media politics, corrupted innocence and redemptive love, Melvyn Bragg delivers an unforgettable portrait of modern life.

Coleridge and the Romantic Newspaper

Coleridge and the Romantic Newspaper
Author: Heidi Thomson
Release: 2016-09-24
Editor: Springer
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9783319319780
Language: en
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This book examines how Coleridge staged his private woes in the public space of the newspaper. It looks at his publications in the Morning Post, which first published one of his most famous poems, Dejection. An Ode. It reveals how he found a socially sanctioned public outlet for poetic disappointments and personal frustrations which he could not possibly articulate in any other way. Featuring fresh, contextual readings of established major poems; original readings of epigrams, sentimental ballads, and translations; analyses of political and human-interest stories, this book reveals the remarkable extent to which Coleridge used the public medium of the newspaper to divulge his complex and ambivalent private emotions about his marriage, his relationship with the Wordsworths and the Hutchinsons, and the effect of these dynamics on his own poetry and poetics.

Sexual Politics and the Romantic Author

Sexual Politics and the Romantic Author
Author: Sonia Hofkosh
Release: 1998-06-18
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 188
ISBN: 0521496543
Language: en
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Exploring a range of early nineteenth-century cultural materials from canonical poetry and critical prose to women's magazines and gift-book engravings, Sexual Politics and the Romantic Author offers new perspectives on the role of gender in Romanticism's defining paradigms of authorship. The Romantic author's claim to individual agency is complicated by its articulation in a market system perceived to be impelled in large part by fantasies of female desire - by what women read and write, what they buy and sell, how they look, and where they look for pleasure. These studies in the contested public spaces of literary labour elaborate the fundamental, if invisible, function of the woman as embodiment of authorial ambivalence in writing by Austen, Byron, Coleridge, William Hazlitt, Sarah Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, Keats, Mary Shelley, William Wordsworth, and others.

The Crowd

The Crowd
Author: John Plotz
Release: 2000-12-03
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 275
ISBN: 0520923057
Language: en
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Between 1800 and 1850, political demonstrations and the tumult of a ballooning street life not only brought novel kinds of crowds onto the streets of London, but also fundamentally changed British ideas about public and private space. The Crowd sets out to demonstrate the influence of these new crowds, riots, and demonstrations on the period's literature. John Plotz offers compelling readings of works by Thomas De Quincey, Thomas Carlyle, William Wordsworth, Maria Edgeworth, and Charlotte Bronte, arguing that new "representative" crowds became a potent rival for the representational claims of literary texts themselves. As rivals in representation, these crowds triggered important changes not simply in how these authors depicted crowds, but in their notions of public life and privacy in general. The Crowd is the first book devoted to an analysis of crowds in British literature. In addition to this being a noteworthy and innovative contribution to literary criticism, it addresses ongoing debates in political theory on the nature of the public-political realm and offers a new reading of the contested public discourses of class, nation, and gender. In the end, it provides a sophisticated and rich analysis of an important facet of the beginning of the modern age.

The Soldier s Return

The Soldier s Return
Author: Melvyn Bragg
Release: 2011-11-21
Editor: Skyhorse
Pages: 999
ISBN: 9781628723526
Language: en
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Right from the start, when the train carrying British soldier Sam Richardson home to Wigton after his service in the Burma campaign breaks down two miles from town and he and his army comrades have to walk home, it is clear we are in the hands of a compassionate, clear-sighted writer. Bragg's work has been compared to that of Hardy and D.H. Lawrence, not without some justice. His smalltown people are closely and warmly observed, but without a shred of sentimentality, and although this story is familiar¢a man home from a dehumanizing war finds it hard to readjust¢it has seldom been imbued with such rueful humanity. For Sam, England after WWII, and after the sufferings he and his men endured in the frightful jungle campaigns, is stuffy and limiting; soon he starts dreaming of wider horizons. His adored wife, Ellen, however, is happily rooted in the little northern town where she grew up; their small son, Joe, who has hardly known his father, is bewitched but also terrified of him. How the family works out its fate in the shabby postwar years is Braggs story, and he makes of it something at once endearing and heroic. So many scenes, the regimental reunion, Joe's efforts to win friends among the tough town kids, a final scene at a railway station as heartrending as the movie Brief Encounter, linger in the mind. The book is a small classic, deeply touching and true. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Lakeland

Lakeland
Author: Hunter Davies
Release: 2016-07-01
Editor: Head of Zeus
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781784971151
Language: en
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'I don't know any tract of land in which in so narrow a compass may be found an equal variety of sublime and beautiful features'. So said the poet Wordsworth of England's Lake District, an area as rich in cultural associations as it is in beautiful scenery. Hunter Davies, who has spent every summer in the Lake District for nearly half a century, takes the reader on an engaging, informative and affectionate tour of the lakes, fells, traditions, denizens and history of England's most popular tourist destination. From the first discovery of Lakeland as a tourist destination in the 18th century, to the tale of the Maid of Buttermere, to the poet Coleridge's ascent of Scafell Pike in 1802, to such enduring local traditions as Cumberland wrestling and hound trailing, Hunter Davies brings England's Lake District memorably and informatively to life.

12 Books That Changed The World

12 Books That Changed The World
Author: Melvyn Bragg
Release: 2012-01-19
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781444718676
Language: en
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When we think of great events in the history of the world, we tend to think of war, revolution, political upheaval or natural catastrophe. But throughout history there have been moments of vital importance that have taken place not on the battlefield, or in the palaces of power, or even in the violence of nature, but between the pages of a book. In our digitised age of instant information it is easy to underestimate the power of the printed word. In his fascinating new book accompanying the ITV series, Melvyn Bragg presents a vivid reminder of the book as agent of social, political and personal revolution. Twelve Books that Changed the World presents a rich variety of human endeavour and a great diversity of characters. There are also surprises. Here are famous books by Darwin, Newton and Shakespeare - but we also discover the stories behind some less well-known works, such as Marie Stopes' Married Love, the original radical feminist Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman - and even the rules to an obscure ball game that became the most popular sport in the world . . .

The Gentleman s Magazine London England

The Gentleman s Magazine  London  England
Author: Anonim
Release: 1802
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: NWU:35556000745299
Language: en
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The Gentleman s Magazine

The Gentleman s Magazine
Author: Anonim
Release: 1802
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: NYPL:33433081674354
Language: en
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The Radiant Way

The Radiant Way
Author: Margaret Drabble
Release: 1988
Editor: Allied Publishers
Pages: 396
ISBN:
Language: en
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This novel goes back through the lives of three women, a psychoanalyst, an art historian and a good woman who all met at Cambridge in the 1950s.

The Gentleman s Magazine

The Gentleman s Magazine
Author: Anonim
Release: 1821
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UTEXAS:059172025596053
Language: en
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Autumn Manoeuvres

Autumn Manoeuvres
Author: Melvyn Bragg
Release: 2012-04-26
Editor: Sceptre
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781444741940
Language: en
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Jimmie Johnston first became a Labour MP in Cumbria when there was a brave new post-war world to build. Now, in the late 70s, another general election looms but he is no longer so optimistic. And as he fights to keep his seat, his family begins to fracture around him and scandal threatens. In this absorbing and fast-paced novel, Melvyn Bragg's portrait of the mood and politics of the era remains as pertinent today as on its original publication.

Walking in the City

Walking in the City
Author: Catharina Löffler
Release: 2017-03-30
Editor: Springer
Pages: 357
ISBN: 9783658177430
Language: en
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In this book, Catharina Löffler traces the psycho-physical experiences of London walkers in eighteenth-century literature. For this purpose, readings of fascinating, exciting, comical and sometimes disturbing texts grant insights into a culturally, historically and socially significant time in the history of London and make this book a tour of London as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of fictional eighteenth-century urban walkers. Uniting concepts of literary theory, urban studies and psychogeography, Löffler approaches a cross-generic range of literary texts that design uniquely subjective visions and versions of the city. A journey through the fictions and factions of eighteenth-century London, this book provides a compelling read for anyone interested in the history and literature of the English capital.

The Rough Guide to the Lake District

The Rough Guide to the Lake District
Author: Jules Brown,David Leffman
Release: 2017-03-21
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780241307755
Language: en
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The Rough Guide to the Lake District is the best all-purpose guide to the English Lake District, beautifully illustrated with color photos and full-color maps. Comprehensive, lively reviews outline the finest places to stay and eat for every budget, all fully revised for this seventh edition by our Lakes expert. Whether you're looking for a walker's hostel or boutique hotel, simple café or swanky gastropub, farmhouse B&B or country-house hotel, The Rough Guide to the Lake District has the lowdown on all the best deals. The guide includes detailed information on the best way to get around by public transport, plus special features on the great outdoors focusing on local walks, classic hikes, mountain climbs, lake cruises and family adventures. Whether you're on a family vacation or solo trip, you can discover all the facts you need - from full opening times and admission prices to festival dates and walking routes, plus history, culture, nature, and wildlife of the English lakes to help you make the most of your time in the Lake District.