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Puritan and Provincial Englands: From Emily Brontë to D. H. Lawrence

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter discusses novels that have Puritanism as a central theme. Typical traits possessed by a Puritan are also explored in the chapter. Carlyle portrays the Puritans in his novels as those who ... More


Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Judith Herrin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This volume explores the political, cultural, and ecclesiastical forces that linked the metropolis of Byzantium to the margins of its far-flung empire. Focusing on the provincial region of Hellas and ... More


Transcendence Deferred: Women Writers in the Provinces

Anne Lounsbery

in Life Is Elsewhere: Symbolic Geography in the Russian Provinces, 1800-1917

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747915
eISBN:
9781501747946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747915.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter covers the women writers who made successful careers writing in and about the provinces. This includes a group sometimes called the provintsialki—the provincial ladies—who were for ... More


Insatiable Imagination

Vicky Albritton and Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Green Victorians: The Simple Life in John Ruskin's Lake District

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226339986
eISBN:
9780226340043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226340043.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

William Gershom Collingwood, Ruskin’s secretary and friend, moved to the Lake District with his wife Edith in 1883. They gave up the comforts and financial stability of the city in favor of a rural ... More


J. M. Coetzee’s Dusklands: ‘The voice of the doubting self’

Denis Sampson

in The Found Voice: Writers' Beginnings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198752998
eISBN:
9780191816000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752998.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Dusklands consists of two novellas, ‘The Vietnam Project’, a confession by an army psychologist, and ‘The Narrative of Jacobus Coetzee’, a ‘memoir’ of a Dutch explorer, in South Africa in 1760; both ... More


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