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The Real History of Tom Jones

Author: J. Stevenson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403981728

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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The Real History of Tom Jones revivifies historical materials from which Henry Fielding constructed the greatest comic novel of the eighteenth century. This study recovers and explores the contexts necessary to understand Fielding's subtle art, such as the bloody conflict for the throne between Stuarts and Hanoverians, a contradictory class system, game laws that both protected and flouted individual property rights, and a justice system that proclaimed hanging for many crimes but let most criminals go. Drawing on evidence such as the peculiar appearance of eighteenth-century money, the fraudulent autobiography of a gypsy king, and a magical prayer book illustration, the book offers new readings of both Tom Jones and the political and legal landscape of Georgian England.


An Illustrated History

Author: Susan J. Vincent

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857851721

Category: Design

Page: 288

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Bobs, beards, blondes and beyond, Hair takes us on a lavishly illustrated journey into the world of this remarkable substance and our complicated and fascinating relationship with it. Taking the key things we do to it in turn, this book captures its importance in the past and into the present: to individuals and society, for health and hygiene, in social and political challenge, in creating ideals of masculinity and womanliness, in being a vehicle for gossip, secrets and sex. Using art, film, personal diaries, newspapers, texts and images, Susan J. Vincent unearths the stories we have told about hair and why they are important. From ginger jibes in the seventeenth century to bobbed-hair suicides in the 1920s, from hippies to Roundheads, from bearded women to smooth metrosexuals, Hair shows the significance of the stuff we nurture, remove, style and tend. You will never take it for granted again.

Victorian and Edwardian Fashion

A Photographic Survey

Author: Alison Gernsheim

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048631913X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

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Bonnets, capes, caps, shawls, bodices, and crinolines as people actually wore them from 1840 to 1914. More than 200 photos depict aristocrats and members of the middle class as well as celebrities.

The Body in Early Modern Italy

Author: Julia L. Hairston,Walter Stephens

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 080189414X

Category: Art

Page: 437

View: 6970

Human bodies have been represented and defined in various ways across different cultures and historical periods. As an object of interpretation and site of social interaction, the body has throughout history attracted more attention than perhaps any other element of human experience. The essays in this volume explore the manifestations of the body in Italian society from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries. Adopting a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, these fresh and thought-provoking essays offer original perspectives on corporeality as understood in the early modern literature, art, architecture, science, and politics of Italy. An impressively diverse group of contributors comment on a broad range and variety of conceptualizations of the body, creating a rich dialogue among scholars of early modern Italy. Contributors: Albert R. Ascoli, University of California, Berkeley; Douglas Biow, The University of Texas at Austin; Margaret Brose, University of California, Santa Cruz; Anthony Colantuono, University of Maryland, College Park; Elizabeth Horodowich, New Mexico State University; Sergius Kodera, New Design University, St. Pölten, Austria; Jeanette Kohl, University of California, Riverside; D. Medina Lasansky, Cornell University; Luca Marcozzi, Roma Tre University; Ronald L. Martinez, Brown University; Katharine Park, Harvard University; Sandra Schmidt, Free University of Berlin; Bette Talvacchia, University of Connecticut

Fashion and Reality

Author: Alison Gernsheim

Publisher: N.A


Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 104

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Costume book extensively illustrated with photographs of men, women and children attired in fashions of the day.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Library science

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Personality, appearance, and speech

Author: Tom Hatherley Pear

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology

Page: 167

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Rebel's Ride

A Consideration of the Revolt of the Individual

Author: Ethel Mannin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Conformity

Page: 287

View: 1642

American Imago

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

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Studies in psychoanalysis and culture.

Circus and Allied Arts

A World Bibliography, 1500-[1962] Based Mainly on Circus Literature in the British Museum, the Library of Congress, the Bibliothèque Nationale and on His Own Collection. With a Foreword by M. Willson Disher

Author: Raymond Toole-Stott

Publisher: N.A


Category: Circus

Page: N.A

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Religions, Mythologies, Folklores

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Katharine Smith Diehl

Publisher: New York, Scarecrow P


Category: Folklore

Page: 573

View: 4195

The Ricardian

Journal of the Richard III Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 7396

Subject Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Catalogs, Subject

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Eighteenth-century Fiction

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

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World Authors, 1900-1950

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 3005

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Provides almost 2700 articles on twentieth-century authors from all over the world who wrote in English or whose works are available in English translation.

American beauty

Author: Lois W. Banner

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated


Category: Social Science

Page: 369

View: 5355

A social history of the American ideal of feminine beauty chronicles changes in taste, fashion, attitudes, morality, style, and behavior from the eighteenth century to the present

Charlie Whistler's Omnium Gatherum

Campfire Stories and Adirondack Adventures

Author: Philip Delves Broughton

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062431099

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 5053

In the tradition of The Dangerous Book for Boys, a visually dazzling compendium of practical knowledge, fascinating trivia, and worldly wisdom for young boys—designed as a charming and informal full-color family scrapbook treasured by generations of one family at their Adirondack summer camp. On a late summer afternoon, while rustling around in his family’s Adirondack cabin, a boy named Charlie Whistler finds a dusty cloth-bound scrapbook. It is the Omnium Gatherum, a colorful, illustrated grab bag of stories, arcana, and much more, faithfully collected over generations by Charlie’s father, grandfather, and generations of Whistlers before them. Its pages hold a universe of age-old wisdom, from the simple—how to tie a slipknot—to the esoteric—how to find your way in the forest, or predict the tides—to the exotic—how to understand simple phrases in dozens of languages. Charlie Whistler’s Omnium Gatherum is a delightful, ceaselessly readable, and unique gift book for boys of all ages: a nostalgic evocation of American childhood, a keepsake for modern fathers to hand down to their sons, and an irresistible, page-turning read for everyone who loves to lose themselves in the world of imagination.

The Arabian Nights

A Companion

Author: Robert Irwin

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: 0857730061

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 6562

A generous and erudite book...We’re in the company of someone who loves The Arabian Nights, and who has generously shared that love with us through this companion.' - Michele Roberts, Independent on Sunday 'Superlative...just the sort of relaxed, informative book that Edmund Wilson might have written had he grown interested in the Middle East and its early literature.' - Michael Dirda, Washington Post 'Irwin organizes his material like a good storyteller...he gives us the crystallized sum of The Nights: ancedote, history, moral fable, aphorism, story after story, wonder upon wonder. This monumental, infinitely faceted gem should be every writer's bedtime sampler.' - Michael Moorcock, New Statesman & Society 'A work both learned and witty...Robert Irwin has wonderfully deepened the pleasures and the interest in reading The Arabian Nights as a supreme work of imaginative fiction.' - Marina Warner,TLS

The Omnium-gatherum: or, Bath, Bristol, and Cheltenham literary repository. By us two [R. Warner and R. Cruttwell].

Author: Richard Warner

Publisher: N.A



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