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Remarks on the Arabian Nights Entertainments

Remarks on the Arabian Nights Entertainments
A critical study from the era when only Galland was available.

The Emerson Birthday-book

The Emerson Birthday-book
This book is a selection of excerpts from Ralph Waldo Emerson's writings arranged to coincide with days of the year.

Sketches from Concord and Appledore

Sketches from Concord and Appledore
This 1895 volume offers a look at the literary associations of Concord, Massachusetts and the luminaries who have called the community home.

The Lilac Fairy Book

The Lilac Fairy Book
Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a 12 book series of fairy tale collections.The Lilac Fairy Book includes 33 stories, including the original versions of classic tales such as: A Fish Story, The Rich Brother and the Poor Brother, The Fairy Nurse, and many, many more

Publications of the Modern Language Association of America

Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
Vols. for 1921-1969 include annual bibliography, called 1921-1955, American bibliography; 1956-1963, Annual bibliography; 1964-1968, MLA international bibliography.

Giants and Dwarfs

Giants and Dwarfs
Giants and Dwarfs considers two types of magical creatures: the very big and the very small. This thorough book considers giants from many perspectives from the Bible and beyond.?

Thoreau's Thoughts

Thoreau's Thoughts
This book features selections from Henry David Thoreau's various writings.

Harper's Magazine

Harper's Magazine
Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

The Relation of Literature to Life

The Relation of Literature to Life
The relation of literature to life -- Simplicity -- "Equality"--What is your culture to me? -- Modern fiction -- Thoughts suggested by Mr. Froude's "Progress"--England -- The English volunteers during the late invasion -- The novel and the common school -- A night in the garden of the Tuileries.

History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction

release date: Jul 16, 2010
History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction
A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. Arguing that neo-Victorian fiction enacts and celebrates cultural memory, this book uses memory discourse to position these novels as dynamic participants in the contemporary historical imaginary.

Songs of Travel and Other Verses

Songs of Travel and Other Verses
Written while Stevenson was traveling across Scotland and California, €Songs of Travel and Other Verses was a popular collection of poetry upon its publication in 1896, two years after Stevenson's death. The verses became more popular in 1901 when Ralph Vaughn Williams set them to music in his€Songs of Travel.

The Life of Jesus Critically Examined

The Life of Jesus Critically Examined
David Friedrich Strauss's Das Leben Jesu kritisch bearbeitet (1835) brought about a new dawn in Biblical criticism by applying the 'myth theory' to the life of Jesus. Strauss treated the Gospel narrative like any other historical work, and denied all supernatural elements in the Gospels. Das Leben Jesu created an overnight sensation and Strauss became embroiled in fierce controversy. This earliest English version of 1846 was translated by the novelist George Eliot, and was her first published book.

Transactions and Proceedings of the Modern Language Association of America

Transactions and Proceedings of the Modern Language Association of America
Vols. for 1921-1969 include annual bibliography, called 1921-1955, American bibliography; 1956-1963, Annual bibliography; 1964-1968, MLA international bibliography.

The Spirit of Military Institutions

The Spirit of Military Institutions
This book is Marshal Marmont's work on military strategy and tactics in the 19th century. Marmont was a French Marshal and a personal friend and aide-de-camp to Napoleon Bonaparte.

The Foresters

The Foresters
This volume offers an early edition of Tennyson's 1892 play.

Minor Tibetan Texts, I.

Minor Tibetan Texts, I.
This book is a collection of Oriental literary works published by the Asiatic Society of Bengal and includes the translated version of "Song of the Eastern Snow-Mountain."

Harper's New Monthly Magazine

Harper's New Monthly Magazine
Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.

Cuchulain of Muirthemne

Cuchulain of Muirthemne
This volume contains an Irish folk tale entitled "The Story of the Red Men of Ulster."

Notes and Reviews

Notes and Reviews
This lengthy volume includes 25 critical essays from Henry James about various other authors and their works. Among the essays included here are: "Fiction and Sir Walter Scott," "Miss Alcott's 'Moods'," "Miss Braddon" and "Mrs. Gaskell."

Cyborgs in Latin America

release date: Aug 18, 2010
Cyborgs in Latin America
A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org . Cyborgs in Latin America explores the ways cultural expression in Latin America has grappled with the changing relationships between technology and human identity.

Prince Otto

Prince Otto
An adventure and romance story set in the fictional German state of Grunewald,?Prince Otto: A Romance was self-admittedly Stevenson's most difficult work to complete. He wrote in one of his memoirs that he rewrote the first chapter eight times before the novel's publication in 1883.

Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters

Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters
This 1914 volume offers a glimpse of Austen's life by members of the Austen family.

The Death of a Nobody

The Death of a Nobody
The subject of this modern classic is not a man. "It is an event," says Jules Romains, who is considered "the French Dos Passos." The event starts with the death of Jacques Godard, a man of no importance. It unfolds through his brief survival in the minds of others - the porter of his tenement in Paris, his fellow lodgers, a few acquaintances, his old father, who comes up from the country for the funeral, a young stranger who feels that the dead pass into "a great soul that cannot die." The event expresses Romains's belief in "collective beings," the famous theory of "Unanimism." In dramatizing his theory, Romains developed an advanced motion-picture technique when films were in their infancy, a technique of group portraits and sudden shifts from scene to scene that keeps this work far ahead of conventional novels. Here, Romains explores the ideas and the devices used in his twenty-seven-volume masterpiece, Men of Good Will, which André Maurois calls "the boldest attempt to describe completely his own time that any French novelist has made since Balzac."

The Ghost in Hamlet

The Ghost in Hamlet
This 1906 collection of critical essays includes two analyses of Shakespeare's Hamlet: "The Ghost in Hamlet" and "The Puzzle of Hamlet." Both works focus on Hamlet's father appearing as a ghost in the play and the title character's relationship with his uncle.

The Awakening

The Awakening
The Awakening (1899) appears in this collection of short stories. Upon publication of the story Chopin's writing was highly praised, but the public was outraged by the content and only one edition was printed. The Awakening was rediscovered in the 1960s, when Chopin was praised for raising feminist questions. The story follows the personal discovery of a married woman of the things she did not even realize she was missing.

Old English Fairy Tales

Old English Fairy Tales
This book is a selection of Old English fairy tales, collected by S. Baring Gould, with black and white illustrations by F.D. Bedford.

Framing Education

release date: Jan 22, 2019
Framing Education
Interest in comics as Swedish school material has risen in the last few years and the publication of comics for children and adolescents has also increased. Meanwhile, although research around new literacies has taken an interest in combinations of image and text, there is still little research on comics as a literacy material, especially as part of school practices. With comics’ rise in popularity, and their quality as examples of new literacies, this points to the relevance of exploring how meaning making with comics is done in schools. The purpose of this study is to contribute knowledge on how locally situated literacy practices are done, practices in which pupils and teachers make meaning with comics. The study combines literacy, comics and discursive psychology to investigate aspects of literacy not as individual, inner workings, but as part of participants’ social constructions, in line with New Literacy Studies. With this perspective, it is possible to investigate literary concepts such as narrative, and participants’ construction of story elements, through the way in which these aspects are utilized by participants to construct social action – what participants do with their utterances. To study this, video recordings have been made in one primary and one secondary school, in two different Swedish cities. The results of the study show constructions of a comics literacy, where participants engage with both visual and textual aspects of the material and negotiate focalization of narrative perspective and construction of narrative structure as well as narrative devices such as speech and thought bubbles. Furthermore, meaning making of comics literacy also includes the construction of discourses around comics as a specific type of story telling, either for material or literary reasons. The thesis discusses how participants construct classroom literature, and provides insight into how interaction around comics enables participants to construct and negotiate discourses around what comics literacy is and what it enables, as well as how to talk about, create, and read comics. Intresset för serier som svenskt skolmaterial har stigit de senaste åren och publiceringen av serier för barn och ungdomar har också ökat. Även om forskning om new literacies har intresserat sig för kombinationer av bild och text så finns det fortfarande lite forskning på serier som literacymaterial, speciellt som en del av skolpraktik. Med det stigande intresset för serier och deras kvaliteter som exempel på new literacies, så pekar detta mot att det finns en relevans i att utforska hur meningsskapande med serier görs i skolan. Syftet med denna studie är att bidra med kunskap om hur lokalt situerad literacypraktik görs där elever och lärare skapar mening med serier. Studien kombinerar forskning om literacy, serier och diskursiv psykologi för att, i linje med New Literacy Studies, undersöka aspekter av literacy som en del av deltagarnas sociala konstruktioner – inte som ett individuellt, mentalt fenomen. Med detta perspektiv är det möjligt att undersöka litterära koncept som narrativ och deltagares konstruktion av berättelseinslag, genom det sätt på vilka dessa aspekter används av deltagare för att interagera – vad deltagare gör när de säger något. För att studera detta har videoobservationer använts i en lågstadieskola och en högstadieskola i två olika svenska städer. Resultaten från studien demonstrerar konstruktioner av serie-literacy där deltagarna engagerar sig i både text och bild i materialet, diskuterar berättandeperspektiv och konstruktioner av narrativ struktur, såväl som berättarverktyg, t.ex. prat- och tankebubblor. Därutöver inkluderar serie-literacy också deltagarnas skapande av seriediskurser där serier görs till en specifik typ av berättande, antingen på materiell eller litterär basis. Avhandlingen diskuterar hur deltagare konstruerar klassrumslitteratur, och studien erbjuder en insikt i hur interaktion runt serier möjliggör för deltagare att konstruera och förhandla diskurser om vad serieliteracy är och vad det erbjuder för möjligheter, såväl som hur deltagare kan prata om, skapa och läsa serier.

An Inland Voyage

An Inland Voyage
An account of the author's canoe trip from Antwerp in Belgium to Pontoise in France.

The Modern Language Review

The Modern Language Review
Each number includes the section "Reviews."

An Evil Motherhood

An Evil Motherhood
This book is a first edition copy of an 1896 novel containing a front-piece by Aubrey Beardsley.

The Story of Jane Austen's Life

The Story of Jane Austen's Life
This 1896 volume offers an intimate look at Austen's life.

Georgicorum Libri Quatuor

by: Virgil
Georgicorum Libri Quatuor
English and Latin of Vergil's Georgics.

A Note on Charlotte Brontë

A Note on Charlotte Brontë
This 1894 volume offers an examination of the Jane Eyre author's work by the prominent author and literary critic.
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