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ISBN 10 : 1585679453
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Download or read book Gormenghast written by Mervyn Peake and published by Harry N. Abrams. This book was released on 2007-10-30 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Titus Groan expects to rule Gormenghast, the vast, gothic labyrinth of turrets and dungeons to which he is heir, and his subjects, according to age-old rituals, but things are changing in the castle as he is forced to contend with treachery, manipulation, murder, and his longing for a life beyond the castle walls, in the sequel to Titus Groan. Reprint.


Download The Gormenghast Novels PDF
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ISBN 10 : 0879516283
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Download or read book The Gormenghast Novels written by Mervyn Peake and published by Harry N. Abrams. This book was released on 1995-12-01 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first complete paperback edition of the restored Gormenghast Novels, including twelve critical essays and the original fragment of Mervyn Peake's unfinished fourth novel, Titus Awakes.


Download The Gormenghast Trilogy PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780099288893
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Download or read book The Gormenghast Trilogy written by Mervyn Peake and published by Random House. This book was released on 1999 with total page 953 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gormenghast is the vast crumbling castle to which the 77th Earl, Titus Groan, is lord and heir. Gothic labyrinth of roofs and turrets, stairwells and dungeons, it is also the cobwebbed kingdom of Byzantine government and age-old ritual.


Download The Encyclopedia of the Gothic  2 Volume Set PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781119064602
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Download or read book The Encyclopedia of the Gothic 2 Volume Set written by William Hughes and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-12-21 with total page 882 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE GOTHIC “Well written and interesting [it is] a testament to the breadth and depth of knowledge about its central subject among the more than 130 contributing writers, and also among the three editors, each of whom is a significant figure in the field of gothic studies … A reference work that’s firmly rooted in and actively devoted to expressing the current state of academic scholarship about its area.” New York Journal of Books “A substantial achievement.” Reference Reviews Comprehensive and wide-ranging, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic brings together over 200 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. The A-Z entries provide comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that continue to define, shape, and inform the genre. The volume’s approach is truly interdisciplinary, with essays by specialist international contributors whose expertise extends beyond Gothic literature to film, music, drama, art, and architecture. From Angels and American Gothic to Wilde and Witchcraft, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic is the definitive reference guide to all aspects of this strange and wondrous genre. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a comprehensive, scholarly, authoritative, and critical overview of literature and theory comprising individual titles covering key literary genres, periods, and sub-disciplines. Available both in print and online, this groundbreaking resource provides students, teachers, and researchers with cutting-edge scholarship in literature and literary studies.


Download Stuckness in the Fiction of Mervyn Peake PDF
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Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 10 : 9789042017085
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Download or read book Stuckness in the Fiction of Mervyn Peake written by Alice Mills and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2005 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mervyn Peake has been acclaimed as an author of fantasy and as an illustrator, but as yet has received little attention from literary critics. This book is the first to analyse all of Peake's works of fiction, including his two picture story books and novella as well as the Gormenghast series and Mr Pye. Alice Mills pinpoints the fictional quirks that render Mervyn Peake such a memorable fantasy writer, examining his literary works from Jungian, Freudian, Kristevan and post-Jungian perspectives. Stuckness in the Fiction of Mervyn Peake will be of interest to fantasy lovers and students of fantasy as a genre, as well as those exploring the psychoanalysis of literary texts.


Download Virtual Storytelling  Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9783540322856
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Download or read book Virtual Storytelling Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling written by Gérard Subsol and published by Springer. This book was released on 2005-11-03 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 1st International Conference on Virtual Storytelling took place on September 27–28, 2001, in Avignon (France) in the prestigious Popes’ Palace. Despite the tragic events of September 11 that led to some last-minute cancellations, nearly 100 people from 14 different countries attended the 4 invited lectures given by international experts, the 13 scientific talks and the 6 scientific demonstrations. Virtual Storytelling 2003 was held on November 20–21, 2003, in Toulouse (France) in the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum “Les Abattoirs.” One hundred people from 17 different countries attended the conference composed of 3 invited lectures, 16 scientific talks and 11 posters/demonstrations. Since autumn 2003, there has been strong collaboration between the two major virtual/digital storytelling conference series in Europe: Virtual Storytelling and TIDSE (Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment). Thus the conference chairs of TIDSE and Virtual Storytelling decided to establish a 2 year turnover for both conferences and to join the respective organizers in the committees. For the third edition of Virtual Storytelling, the Organization Committee chose to extend the conference to 3 days so that more research work and applications could be be presented, to renew the Scientific and Application Board, to open the conference to new research or artistic communities, and to call for the submission of full papers and no longer only abstracts so as to make a higher-level selection.


Download The Literature of Terror  Volume 2 PDF
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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317888017
Pages : 228 pages
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Download or read book The Literature of Terror Volume 2 written by David Punter and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-01-14 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Literature of Terror: the Modern Gothic is the second volume in David Punter's impressive survey of gothic writing covering over two centuries. This long awaited second edition has been expanded to take into account the latest critical research, and is now published in two volumes. Volume One covers the period from 1765 to the Edwardian age while Volume Two discusses modern gothic, starting with the 'decadent' gothic writing of Oscar Wilde and continuing through the twentieth century.


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ISBN 10 : 9781443867337
Pages : 250 pages
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Download or read book Miracle Enough written by William Gray and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-09-18 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To mark the centenary of Mervyn Peake's birth, the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy (University of Chichester) organized an international conference in July 2011 entitled ""Mervyn Peake and the Fantasy Tradition."" Papers were presented by scholars, artists, and writers from all over the world, and here we have a selection of them. No other comparable collection of essays on Peake has ever been published. The contributors take a wide variety of approaches to Peake's work - ...


Download Faulks on Fiction  Includes 2 Vintage Classics   Great British Villains and the Secret Life of the Novel PDF
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Download or read book Faulks on Fiction Includes 2 Vintage Classics Great British Villains and the Secret Life of the Novel written by Sebastian Faulks and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-01-27 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The publication of Robinson Crusoe in London in 1719 marked the arrival of a revolutionary art form: the novel. British writers were prominent in shaping the new type of storytelling - one which reflected the experiences of ordinary people, with characters in whom readers could find not only an escape, but a deeper understanding of their own lives. But the novel was more than just a reflection of British life. As Sebastian Faulks explains in this engaging literary and social history, it also helped invent the British. By focusing not on writers but on the people they gave us, Faulks not only celebrates the recently neglected act of novelistic creation but shows how the most enduring fictional characters over the centuries have helped map the British psyche. In this ebook, Sebastian celebrates the greatest villains in fiction - from Fagin to Barbara Covett. Also included are two classic novels: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist, born into tragedy, runs away to London with the naive hope for a brighter future. In this classic, Dickens graphically conjures up the capital's underworld, full of prostitutes, thieves and lost and homeless children. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins: Marian and her sister Laura live a quiet life under their uncle's guardianship until Laura's marriage to Sir Percival Glyde, a man of many secrets. Can she be protected from a mysterious and potentially fatal plot?


Download To be Continued PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781573561556
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Download or read book To be Continued written by Merle Jacob and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 465 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.


Download A Companion to J  R  R  Tolkien PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781119691402
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Download or read book A Companion to J R R Tolkien written by Stuart D. Lee and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2022-10-17 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The new edition of the definitive academic companion to Tolkien’s life and literature A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien provides readers with an in-depth examination of the author’s life and works, covering Tolkien’s fiction and mythology, his academic writing, and his continuing impact on contemporary literature and culture. Presenting forty-one essays by a panel of leading scholars, the Companion analyzes prevailing themes found in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, posthumous publications such as The Silmarillion and The Fall of Arthur, lesser-known fiction and poetry, literary essays, and more. This second edition of the Companion remains the most complete and up-to-date resource of its kind, encompassing new Tolkien publications, original scholarship, The Hobbit film adaptations, and the biographical drama Tolkien. Five entirely new essays discuss the history of fantasy literature, the influence of classical mythology on Tolkien, folklore and fairytales, diversity, and Tolkien fandom. This Companion also: Explores Tolkien’s impact on art, film, music, gaming, and later generations of fantasy fiction writers Discusses themes such as mythmaking, medieval languages, nature, war, religion, and the defeat of evil Presents a detailed overview of Tolkien’s legendarium, including Middle-earth mythology and invented languages and writing systems Includes a brief chronology of Tolkien’s works and life, further reading suggestions, and end-of-chapter bibliographies A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien, Second Edition is essential reading for anyone formally studying or teaching Tolkien in academic settings, and an invaluable resource for general readers with interest in Tolkien’s works or fans of the films wanting to discover more.


Download Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  Vol 1 PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780941028752
Pages : 800 pages
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Download or read book Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 1 written by R. Reginald and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2010-09 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.


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ISBN 10 : 9780941028769
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Download or read book Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature written by R. Reginald and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2010-09 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.


Download Richard Rodney Bennett  The Complete Musician PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780857125880
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Download or read book Richard Rodney Bennett The Complete Musician written by Paul Harris and published by Omnibus Press. This book was released on 2011-08-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, in the enormous diversity of his activities, is arguably the most complete musician of all time. Not only does he have a remarkable 300 commissioned concert works to his credit, which have established him among the leading British twentieth-century composers, yet at the same time, with supreme success, he has also contrived to lead several completely different musical lives. For some, he is the ultimate exponent of 'crossover', as epitomised in his remarkable Concerto for Stan Getz and concert works for Cleo Laine. Others remember him as a concert pianist with a special enthusiasm for pioneering contemporary music, his partnerships with Susan Bradshaw, Jane Manning and Barry Tuckwell being particularly notable. Meanwhile, he also has over 70 film and television scores to his credit, the many classic titles ranging from Murder on the Orient Express and Far From the Madding Crowd to Equus and Four Weddings and a Funeral. For cabaret and jazz club devotees, he is, again, something completely different: one of the finest and most knowledgeable of all exponents of the Great American Songbook, a much-in-demand singer and accompanist over the past thirty-five years, and, as such, the stage partner of some of the most glamorous performers in the business. This, then, is a book about a uniquely gifted musician. It is also a study of a most engaging personality and a fascinatingly complex human being. Anthony Meredith, whose two previous collaborations with co-researcher Paul Harris were the highly praised biographies of Malcolm Arnold and Malcolm Williamson, has been a widely published writer over the past twenty-five years. He is a member of MCC, a Friend of Covent Garden and Northern Ballet. His co-researcher, Paul Harris, is a leading music educationalist, well-known for his seminars, workshops and masterclasses, with over 500 books to his name.


Download Exploring Imaginary Worlds PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780429516061
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Download or read book Exploring Imaginary Worlds written by Mark J.P. Wolf and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-09 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From The Brothers Karamazov to Star Trek to Twin Peaks, this collection explores a variety of different imaginary worlds both historic and contemporary. Featuring contributions from an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars, each essay looks at a particular imaginary world in-depth, and world-building issues associated with that world. Together, the essays explore the relationship between the worlds and the media in which they appear as they examine imaginary worlds in literature, television, film, computer games, and theatre, with many existing across multiple media simultaneously. The book argues that the media incarnation of a world affects world structure and poses unique obstacles to the act of world-building. The worlds discussed include Nazar, Barsetshire, Skotopogonievsk, the Vorkosigan Universe, Grover’s Corners, Gormenghast, Collinsport, Daventry, Dune, the Death Gate Cycle universe, Twin Peaks, and the Star Trek galaxy. A follow-up to Mark J. P. Wolf ’s field-defining book Building Imaginary Worlds, this collection will be of critical interest to students and scholars of popular culture, subcreation studies, transmedia studies, literature, and beyond.


Download Global Perspectives on Villains and Villainy Today PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781848880528
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Download or read book Global Perspectives on Villains and Villainy Today written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-05-18 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This e-book presents the findings of the 2nd global, interdisciplinary conference on Villains and Villainy, which was held at Oriel College, Oxford in September 2010 as part of the research network Inter-Disciplinary.Net.


Download Nelson Thornes Framework English Skills in Fiction 2 PDF
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ISBN 10 : 0748769471
Pages : 112 pages
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Download or read book Nelson Thornes Framework English Skills in Fiction 2 written by Geoff Reilly and published by Nelson Thornes. This book was released on 2003 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering all the National Curriculum Framework objectives using a clearly structured and rigorous approach, Nelson Thornes Framework English offers an attractive and dynamic route through the demands of the Framework for Teaching English, Years 7-9, laying particular emphasis on the basic skills of English in order to raise standards in writing. Using a twin-track approach with a student text covering fiction and non-fiction, each book provides 18 units of themed stimulus texts plus differentiated activites at word, sentence and text levels to meet the requirements of the Framework. Encompassing a wide range of genres, styles and conventions, the activities allow for the incorporation of direct whole class teaching, group work and individual work placing emphasis on the development of extended writing.