Curiosities of Literature

A Feast for Book Lovers

Author: John Sutherland

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1626365970

Category: Humor

Page: 305

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When did cigarettes start making an appearance in English literature? Which author's heart was purportedly eaten by a cat? One of our best-known and best-loved literary critics turns his attention to the more bizarre areas of literature in this miscellany of fact and trivia. Which author had the heaviest brain? What was the original title of 1984? Who made the first bouillon soup? What do 12 percent of all winners of the Booker Prize have in common? What didn't happen on Thomas Carlyle's famous wedding night? And, while we're at it, who wrote the first Western, and is there any link between asthma and literary genius? Sutherland's irreverent literary masterpiece illuminates every topic imaginable from author advances to Civil War literature to Victorian sex to odd things eaten by literary characters (think Patrick Bateman's girlfriend in American Psycho). Other fascinating insights include the fact that the number one title among American Civil War soldiers was Les Miserables. This is the ideal anthology of fascinating information and trivia for all book lovers.

The Broadview Anthology of Literature of the Revolutionary Period 1770-1832

Author: D.L. Macdonald,Anne McWhir

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551110512

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1608

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The selections from 132 authors in this anthology represent gender, social class, and racial and national origin as inclusively as possible, providing both greater context for canonical works and a sense of the era's richness and diversity. In terms of genre, poetry, non-fiction prose, philosophy, educational writing, and prose fiction are included. Geographically, America, Canada, Australia, India, and Africa are represented along with Britain, emphasizing Romantic literature as a world literature. Biographical headnotes, explanatory footnotes, and an extensive bibliography clarify and illuminate the texts for readers.

Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Century

Author: Dustin Griffin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611494710

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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This book deals with changing conditions and conceptions of authorship in the long eighteenth century, a period said to have witnessed the birth of the modern author. Challenging claims about the public sphere and the professional writer, it engages with recent work on print culture and the history of the book and takes up such under-treated topics as the forms of literary careers and the persistence of the Renaissance “republic of letters” into the “age of authors.”


Tunnel des Grauens Thriller

Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426557258

Category: Fiction

Page: 575

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»Der Mann starrte auf das Serum. Das war es, wonach die Menschheit seit Urzeiten gesucht hatte: der wahre Odem Gottes. Es hatte viele Opfer gefordert, um seiner habhaft zu werden. Sie waren es wert gewesen ...« Im Untergrund von New York wird bei Bauarbeiten ein unheimliches Beinhaus entdeckt: Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts hat ein Serienkiller Menschen bei lebendigem Leibe Rückenmark entnommen, um eine Formel für die Verlängerung seines Lebens zu finden. Als nach einer Zeitungsmeldung über den Fund ganz ähnliche Mordtaten geschehen, greift in der Millionenmetropole Panik um sich. Lebt der besessene Wissenschaftler dank seiner Formel noch immer? Formula von Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston: Spannung pur im eBook!

Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

Author: Stephen Harris,Bryon L. Grigsby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135986665

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 5916

Interest in the middle ages is at an all time high at the moment, thanks in part to "The Da Vinci Code." Never has there been a moment more propitious for a study of our misconceptions of the Middle Ages than now. Ranging across religion, art, and science, Misconceptions about the Middle Ages unravels some of the many misinterpretations that have evolved concerning the medieval period, including: the church war science art society With an impressive international array of contributions, the book will be essential reading for students and scholars involved with medieval religion, history, and culture.


Author: Evgenij Samjatin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783956976094


Page: 164

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