Being a Residence of India, and Six Weeks in North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: 250

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Author: A Baugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136892990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 628

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First published in 1959. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author: Gerald Hayes

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 1782221565

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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“That lad’s more of a Bowton fan than tha’ll ever be.” Jim Hayes April 1953. “Your pride and love for your family shine through – second only to your love of sport – definitely in the right order!” Janet Covacic Gerald, born in the industrial North West during the 1930s, describes his early life and experiences, and the effect on the family of moving from Bolton to rural Oxfordshire when he was 15 years old. The book illustrates his passion for Bolton Wanderers, which was initiated by his father at a young age. His vivid memories of the Bolton Disaster in 1946 graphically illustrate the differences that have occurred for supporters over the last 70 years. As well as being a family man, Gerald had a successful career as an accountant in the Public Sector and was extensively involved in football activities; his experiences as a football referee are eloquently documented. At the age of 58 he was struck down with meningitis and not expected to survive. He and his wife now spend more time at the family home in Spain enjoying the warmer weather.
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Author: James A. Maitland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 377

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A Study of the Gothic Romance

Author: Edith Birkhead

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775459837

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

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If you're a true fan of horror fiction, don't miss scholar Edith Birkhead's classic survey of the origins of the genre, The Tale of Terror. Focusing on the early roots of horror in the Romantic and Victorian eras, this comprehensive study offers compelling insight and analysis of well-known tales and obscure gems alike.
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Author: Various authors,Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108056539

Category: History

Page: 1086

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The 1874 Nautical Magazine includes legal reports, shipbuilding statistics and strong criticism of proposals for government safety regulations on shipping.
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The Last American Slave Ship and the Conspiracy That Set Its Sails

Author: Erik Calonius

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429902558

Category: History

Page: 320

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On Nov. 28, 1858, a ship called the Wanderer slipped silently into a coastal channel and unloaded its cargo of over 400 African slaves onto Jekyll Island, Georgia, thirty eight years after the African slave trade had been made illegal. It was the last ship ever to bring a cargo of African slaves to American soil. Built in 1856, the Wanderer began life as a luxury racing yacht, flying the pennant of the New York Yacht Club and cited as the successor to the famous yacht America. But within a year of its creation, the Wanderer was secretly converted into a slave ship, and, with the New York Yacht Club pennant still flying above as a diversion, sailed off to Africa. The Wanderer's mission was meant to be more than a slaving venture, however. It was designed by its radical conspirators to defy the federal government and speed the nation's descent into civil war. The New York Times first reported the story as a hoax; however, as groups of Africans began to appear in the small towns surrounding Savannah, the story of the Wanderer began to leak out; igniting a fire of protest and debate that made headlines throughout the nation and across the Atlantic. As the story shifts between Savannah, Jekyll Island, the Congo River, London, and New York City, the Wanderer's tale is played out in heated Southern courtrooms, the offices of the New York Times, The White House, the slave markets of Africa and some of the most charming homes Southern royalty had to offer. In a gripping account of the high seas and the high life in New York and Savannah, Erik Calonius brings to light one of the most important and little remembered stories of the Civil War period.
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being a continuation of The Royal Wanderer, or, Memoirs of Her Present Majesty Queen Caroline ...

Author: Edward Barron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 288

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Author: Various authors,Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108056520

Category: History

Page: 1072

View: 4986

The 1873 Nautical Magazine includes shipbuilding statistics, information on ports, fisheries and steam liners, and criticism of proposed seaworthiness legislation.
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Author: Deborah Epstein Nord

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510330

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Gypsies and the British Imagination, 1807-1930, is the first book to explore fully the British obsession with Gypsies throughout the nineteenth century and into the twentieth. Deborah Epstein Nord traces various representations of Gypsies in the works of such well-known British authors John Clare, Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, George Eliot, Arthur Conan Doyle, and D. H. Lawrence. Nord also exhumes lesser-known literary, ethnographic, and historical texts, exploring the fascinating histories of nomadic writer George Borrow, the Gypsy Lore Society, Dora Yates, and other rarely examined figures and institutions. Gypsies were both idealized and reviled by Victorian and early-twentieth-century Britons. Associated with primitive desires, lawlessness, cunning, and sexual excess, Gypsies were also objects of antiquarian, literary, and anthropological interest. As Nord demonstrates, British writers and artists drew on Gypsy characters and plots to redefine and reconstruct cultural and racial difference, national and personal identity, and the individual's relationship to social and sexual orthodoxies. Gypsies were long associated with pastoral conventions and, in the nineteenth century, came to stand in for the ancient British past. Using myths of switched babies, Gypsy kidnappings, and the Gypsies' murky origins, authors projected onto Gypsies their own desires to escape convention and their anxieties about the ambiguities of identity. The literary representations that Nord examines have their roots in the interplay between the notion of Gypsies as a separate, often despised race and the psychic or aesthetic desire to dissolve the boundary between English and Gypsy worlds. By the beginning of the twentieth century, she argues, romantic identification with Gypsies had hardened into caricature-a phenomenon reflected in D. H. Lawrence's The Virgin and the Gipsy-and thoroughly obscured the reality of Gypsy life and history.
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