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Literary Notices: Book Review Of Alessandro Manzoni's I Promessi Sposi, Or The Betrothed Lovers, N. Beverley Tucker Apr 1835

Literary Notices: Book Review Of Alessandro Manzoni's I Promessi Sposi, Or The Betrothed Lovers, N. Beverley Tucker

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Story From Voltaire, Lucian Minor Jul 1834

Story From Voltaire, Lucian Minor

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The Child's Instructer And Moral Primer, By The Young Child's Friend Dec 1821

The Child's Instructer And Moral Primer, By The Young Child's Friend

Rare Books

Besides the Stops and principal Characters used in Punctuation, the Figures and Abbreviations, Early Lessons in Prose; among which are some very pleasing and valuable pieces of Sacred History, and the Ten Commandments; likewise a brief selection from Baldwin's Fables -- History of the Elephant, Whale, Ant and Silk Worm, &c. &c.

Ornamented with Cuts. All which, Afford a pleasing variety for the child, are calculated to improve his morals, to give him that instruction which is suitable to his age, and to advance him in the valuable and delightsome acquirement of good reading.


Phantastes Chapter 11: The Excursion, William Wordsworth Dec 1813

Phantastes Chapter 11: The Excursion, William Wordsworth

German Romantic and Other Influences

Lines 836-842 from Book II of William Wordsworth's The Excursion (1814).


Phantastes Chapter 22: Titan: A Romance, Jean Paul Dec 1799

Phantastes Chapter 22: Titan: A Romance, Jean Paul

German Romantic and Other Influences

Jean Paul (Johann Paul Friedrich Richter, 1763-1825) was a German writer. Titan (1800-1803) is a four-volume novel in the Bildungsroman (novel of education) tradition. Schoppe is the friend of Albano (the main character), who searches for balance in his life. Schoppe, however, is a cynic and pessimist and dies after he thinks he see his doppelgänger, but who is, in fact, his look-alike friend. Schoppe’s tragic ending reinforces the death of the brothers in Phantastes.


Phantastes Chapter 18: Hesperus, Jean Paul Dec 1794

Phantastes Chapter 18: Hesperus, Jean Paul

German Romantic and Other Influences

Jean Paul—Johann Paul Friedrich Richter (1763-1825)—was a German writer in the Romantic tradition, also known for his humorous writing. Hesperus (1795) includes two major ideas that MacDonald explores throughout Phantastes: the notion of dreams, and the importance of mirrors.


Phantastes Chapter 20: The Faithful Shepherdess, John Fletcher Dec 1608

Phantastes Chapter 20: The Faithful Shepherdess, John Fletcher

German Romantic and Other Influences

John Fletcher (1579-1625) was a contemporary of William Shakespeare and followed him as main playwright for the King’s Men. The Faithful Shepherdess (produced in 1608, probably published in 1609) is also important for Fletcher’s definition of tragicomedy, which highlights the importance of near-death to the genre.


Phantastes Chapter 22: The Revenger's Tragedy, Cyril Tourneur Dec 1606

Phantastes Chapter 22: The Revenger's Tragedy, Cyril Tourneur

German Romantic and Other Influences

Cyril Tourneur (1575-1626) was an English dramatist, a contemporary of Shakespeare; Tourneur was also a soldier and politician. The Revenger’s Tragedy (1607), as its name implies, is a revenge tragedy, and comments on the battle to avenge the destruction by the giants that lead to the brothers’ deaths. Literary critics now believe that the play was written by Thomas Middleton (1580-1627).


Phantastes Chapter 23: The Countess Of Pembroke’S Arcadia, Philip Sidney Dec 1589

Phantastes Chapter 23: The Countess Of Pembroke’S Arcadia, Philip Sidney

German Romantic and Other Influences

Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1583) was an Elizabethan courtier, soldier, and poet. The quotation derives from The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia (1590), and sets out Sidney’s definition of a gentleman. Late in his writing career, MacDonald published a collection of excerpts from Sidney: A Cabinet of Gems, Cut and Polished by Sir Philip Sidney (1892). MacDonald lectured on Sidney as early as 1854.