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Under the Spell of Magic: The Oriental Tale in Rimsky‐Korsakov's Sheherazade

Nasser Al‐Taee

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter seeks to link Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade to Antoine Galland's Les Mille et une nuits as a continuation of European fascination with the Oriental tale. It discusses issues concerning ... More


Romanticism and the historical novel

Brian Hamnett

in The Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Representations of Reality in History and Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695041
eISBN:
9780191732164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695041.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Despite much discussion concerning the nature and purpose of Romanticism both at the time and afterwards, it took to the historical novel in a surge during the later 1810s and 1820s—partly under the ... More


Forms of Empire: The Poetics of Victorian Sovereignty

Nathan K. Hensley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198792451
eISBN:
9780191834448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792451.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Forms of Empire shows how the modern state’s anguished relationship to violence pushed literary writers to expand the capacities of literary form. The Victorian era is often imagined as an “age of ... More


Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James and the City of Encounters

Deaglán Ó Donghaile

in Blasted Literature: Victorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640676
eISBN:
9780748651689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640676.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the ‘dynamite novels’ of Henry James and Robert Louis Stevenson. It notes that these novels are both concerned with the relationship between political violence and late ... More


Exploiting the Apostles of Destruction: Anarchism, Modernism and the Penny Dreadful

Deaglán Ó Donghaile

in Blasted Literature: Victorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640676
eISBN:
9780748651689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640676.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers the negative impression Europeans and Americans had of anarchism during the late nineteenth century. It introduces propaganda by the deed, which provided anarchists with ... More


‘The Doctrine of Dynamite’: Anarchist Literature and Terrorist Violence

Deaglán Ó Donghaile

in Blasted Literature: Victorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640676
eISBN:
9780748651689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640676.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores late nineteenth-century anarchism, anarchist literature and terrorist violence. It first observes that printed propaganda was the most characteristic form of anarchist activity ... More


Conclusion: Literature and ‘the resources of civilization’

Deaglán Ó Donghaile

in Blasted Literature: Victorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640676
eISBN:
9780748651689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640676.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter concludes that the texts studied in the previous chapters have addressed the issue of the appeal of political violence and have found a range that stretches across the divide between ... More


Return to Britain, 1889–1890

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the fiction Kipling produced on returning to Britain in 1889. It traces how British critics elided the didactic and artistic aspects of his work, and confused new London ... More


Staging Comic Anecdotes

Malcolm Andrews

in Dickensian Laughter: Essays on Dickens and Humour

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199651597
eISBN:
9780191757075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651597.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Dickens' impulse to elaborate his comic anecdotes in a theatrical or pantomimic mode. ‘He [Dickens] looked at all things and people dramatically’, said a friend of Dickens. ... More


Catholic Sensationalism and Victorian Literature

Maureen Moran

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310706
eISBN:
9781846312762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312762
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines Victorian sensationalism through the exploration of popular literary representations of Roman Catholicism, that exotic, corrupt religious Other which is inscribed as the implacable ... More


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