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Writing the Rapture: Prophecy Fiction in Evangelical America

Crawford Gribben

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326604
eISBN:
9780199870257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326604.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book describes the literary tradition that has produced Left Behind—the best-selling fiction series in the most powerful nation in the history of the world. The Left Behind novels and other ... More


Of the admirable case of a Venetian sailor who was marooned on an island for two years, and of another Genoese marooned for eight years; and how these two and other castaways came together on an island; and how finally only the Venetian and the Genoese remained; and how later God brought them out of that tribulation. [358]

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter describes the admirable case of a sailor from Venice who was marooned on an island for two years, and of another Genoese marooned for eight years. It indicates how these two and other ... More


Death from Dyeing

Andrew Martin

in The Mask of the Prophet: The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198157984
eISBN:
9780191673252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157984.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter studies Verne's Tribulations of a Chinaman in China. In this novel, Verne appears to be obliquely exploring some of the pleasures and perils of his own vacation. The mirror-image of ... More


Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888)

Louis P. Masur (ed.)

in “… The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”: Selections from Writers During the Civil War

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098372
eISBN:
9780199853908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098372.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Louisa May Alcott craved action. The Civil War gave her a chance, and she took it. In the Fall of 1862 she applied to serve as a nurse in Washington. On December 11th of that yaer, she received ... More


That part of you that died: Tierra (1996)

Rob Stone

in Julio Medem

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072000
eISBN:
9781781701171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072000.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Julio Medem's film Tierra, his budget for which was 380 million pesetas. Medem wrote the script for Tierra keeping specific Spanish starts in mind. It is a comedy of errors in ... More


The Early Films:: The Age of Daydreaming (Álmodozások kora); Father (Apa – egy hit naplója); Lovefilm (Szerelmesfilm)

John Cunningham

in The Cinema of István Szabó: Visions of Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171991
eISBN:
9780231850704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171991.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Hungarian director István Szabó's early films: The Age of Daydreaming (Álmodozások kora, 1967), Father (Apa—egy hit naplója, 1966), and Lovefilm (Szerelmesfilm, 1970). Given ... More


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