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Description : Wilhelm Meinhold's Gothic romance Maria Schweidler: Die Bernsteinhexe (1844) was a seminal German text in the literary landscape of Victorian England. The 1846 English translation by Lady Duff Gordon, entitled The Amber Witch, enjoyed widespread popular success, and Meinhold's suspenseful tale of a guileless young woman, unjustly accused of witchcraft, was hailed as the leading German novel of its day. Written in the style of a seventeenth-century chronicle, the story appealed to a readership which identified in Meinhold's work echoes of Daniel Defoe, Oliver Goldsmith and Walter Scott. This volume makes available for the first time in a critical edition a literary translation which transformed the German text into a cult classic in English, and suggests ways in which this work resonated with trends in Victorian culture. Duff Gordon's accomplished rendering of what was perceived as an untranslatable text made Meinhold's novel accessible to new generations of readers. Affording an insight into the devastation of the Thirty Years' War and the superstition and miscarriages of justice which marked the peak of the witch-hunting period in Early Modern Europe, this translation should generate continuing momentum and impact for Meinhold's original German novel.
Description : The last of the great Victorian novelists, George Meredith was also a celebrated poet and a distinguished critic. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of George Meredith, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Meredith's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 20 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original Victorian texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes rare essay collections appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Special criticism section, with 12 essays evaluating Meredith’s contribution to literature * Features the celebrated biography on Meredith by Constantin Photiadès: GEORGE MEREDITH: HIS LIFE, GENIUS AND TEACHING, available in no other collection - discover Meredith's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE SHAVING OF SHAGPAT FARINA THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL EVAN HARRINGTON EMILIA IN ENGLAND RHODA FLEMING VITTORIA THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY RICHMOND BEAUCHAMP’S CAREER THE HOUSE ON THE BEACH THE CASE OF GENERAL OPLE AND LADY CAMPER THE TALE OF CHLOE THE EGOIST THE TRAGIC COMEDIANS DIANA OF THE CROSSWAYS ONE OF OUR CONQUERORS LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA THE AMAZING MARRIAGE CELT AND SAXON THE GENTLEMAN OF FIFTY AND THE DAMSEL OF NINETEEN The Play THE SENTIMENTALISTS The Poetry INTRODUCTION TO THE POETRY OF GEORGE MEREDITH LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Essays ESSAY ON COMEDY MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS UP TO MIDNIGHT The Criticism THE QUALITY OF GEORGE MEREDITH by Oscar Wilde MEREDITH by Arnold Bennett THE NOVELS OF GEORGE MEREDITH by Virginia Woolf ON REREADING MEREDITH by Virginia Woolf GEORGE MEREDITH by Robert Lynd TWO LETTERS by Robert Louis Stevenson GEORGE MEREDITH AS A POET by Arthur Symons ABOUT MEREDITH by G. K. Chesterton GEORGE MEREDITH by James Joyce HARDY AND MEREDITH by Richard Burton GEORGE MEREDITH by W. E. Henley LIVING MASTERS: MEREDITH AND HALL CAINE by David Christie Murray The Biography GEORGE MEREDITH: HIS LIFE, GENIUS AND TEACHING by Constantin Photiadès Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Description : Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.