The Mysterious Mother

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The Mysterious Mother

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780342027163

Page: 104

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The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother

Also included is Sir Walter Scott’s introduction to the 1811 edition of The Castle of Otranto. This Broadview edition pairs the first Gothic novel with the first Gothic drama, both by Horace Walpole.

The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551113043

Page: 357

View: 946

This Broadview edition pairs the first Gothic novel with the first Gothic drama, both by Horace Walpole. Published on Christmas Eve, 1764, on Walpole’s private press at Strawberry Hill, his Gothicized country house, The Castle of Otranto became an instant and immediate classic of the Gothic genre as well as the prototype for Gothic fiction for the next two hundred years. Walpole’s brooding and intense drama, The Mysterious Mother, focuses on the protagonist’s angst over an act of incest with his mother, and includes the appearance of Father Benedict, Gothic literature’s first evil monk. Appendices in this edition include selections from Walpole’s letters, contemporary responses, and writings illustrating the aesthetic and intellectual climate of the period. Also included is Sir Walter Scott’s introduction to the 1811 edition of The Castle of Otranto.

Horace Walpole

1768 and 29 April 1781 From Works, i, 125-9; and The Mysterious Mother, 1781,
pp. v- vi. Walpole's Postscript was published in the first edition of The Mysterious
Mother (1768). His Preface was first printed in an edition of 1781, designed to ...

Horace Walpole

Author: Peter Sabor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136172173

Page: 372

View: 131

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Gothic

Mysterious. Mother. and. the. Impossibility. of. Female. Desire. E. J. CLERY.
WALPOLE MADE A MYSTERY of The Mysterious Mother. He began writing it,
secretly, on Christmas Day 1766, exactly two years after the publication of The
Castle of ...

The Gothic

Author: Fred Botting

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859916196

Page: 184

View: 869

From Horace Walpole to Angela Carter and the X-Files, new and familiar texts are reassessed, and common readings of Gothic themes and critical approaches to the genre are interrogated.

Five Romantic Plays 1768 1821

Modern texts of Gothic plays from the period ( including De Monfort ) can be
found in Jeffrey N . Cox ( ed . ) , Seven Gothic Dramas 1789 - 1825 ( Athens , Oh .
, 1992 ) . Walpole and The Mysterious Mother The standard biographical account
is ...

Five Romantic Plays  1768 1821

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192833167

Page: 372

View: 389

During the period of European revolutions the British Romantic theatre found itself reexaming the whole cast of social and sexual relations. The five plays grouped here represent some of the most radical and unusual examples of Romantic drama: Horace Walpole invented gothic melodrama with hisincest tragedy, The Mysterious Mother (1768), and Robert Southey imagined the theatre as a site of revolutionary protest in Wat Tyler (1794). Joanna Baillie's psychological case study in aristocratic hatred, De Monfort (1768) was thought too alarming to have been written by a woman, while ElizabethInchbald's hugely successful Lovers' Vows (1798) was sufficiently subversive for Jane Austen to analyse some of its illicit potential in Mansfield Park (1814). Byron's strenuous tragedy The Two Foscari (1821) explores an inescapable conflict between parental love and political authority. The stageimagined by these writers is an arena of tense and embattled desires, with sexual and political claims mapped onto the same conflicts of power. This exciting edition is the only one of its kind and provides the first authorized texts of the plays complete with fully-researched reference to majorauthorial revision.

The Table Talk and Omniana

Lord Byron and H. Walpole's “ Mysterious Mother . ” Lewis's “ Jamaica Journal . ”
ORD BYRON , as quoted by Lord Dover , ' says , that the “ Mysterious Mother
raises Horace Walpole above every author living in his , Lord Byron's , time .

The Table Talk and Omniana

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 446

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The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

Amedeo said, “My last name is not the same as my mother's. My mother uses her
maiden name professionally.” “So how do you know my mother doesn't do the
same? She's a professional too.” “I heard you just say that you don't see anyone ...

The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

Author: E.L. Konigsburg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106878

Page: 256

View: 636

"ninety percent of who you are is invisible." Amedeo Kaplan seems just like any other new kid who has moved into the town of St. Malo, Florida, a navy town where new faces are the norm. But Amedeo has a secret, a dream: More than anything in the world, he wants to discover something -- a place, a process, even a fossil -- some treasure that no one realizes is there until he finds it. And he would also like to discover a true friend to share these things with. William Wilcox seems like an unlikely candidate for friendship: an aloof boy who is all edges and who owns silence the way other people own words. When Amedeo and William find themselves working together on a house sale for Amedeo's eccentric neighbor, Mrs. Zender, Amedeo has an inkling that both his wishes may come true. For Mrs. Zender's mansion is crammed with memorabilia of her long life, and there is a story to go with every piece. Soon the boys find themselves caught up in one particular story -- a story that links a sketch, a young boy's life, an old man's reminiscence, and a painful secret dating back to the outrages of Nazi Germany. It's a story that will take them to the edge of what they know about heroism and the mystery of the human heart. Two-time Newbery winner E. L. Konigsburg spins a magnificent tale of art, discovery, friendship, history, and truth.

The Mysterious Dreams

c c Chapter 2 Chris and his Mother Mother of mine you gave to me, all of my life
to do as I please I owe everything I have to you Mother sweet mother of mine.
Mother of mine when I was young You showed me the right way things had to be
 ...

The Mysterious Dreams

Author: Nandita Chakraborty Banerjji

Publisher: Pustak Mahal

ISBN: 8122311601

Page: 264

View: 848

When John Lennon said, Imagine there is no Religion . . . he did not suggest, There is no God. He meant God is one. Religion is just a brand. Toddle along the extraordinary paths travelled by hippies who, by tuning in to their inner vision, etched their marks into the collective vision of mankind in the 20th century. After millennia of war and strife entailing suffering of countless millions, have we risen above our petty differences and embraced peace, love, and freedom? Or is our recurring past still lingering in our memories? What is the mystery behind the recurring dreams and perpetual fear? The book's finale is still hopeful of liberation. . . .

Stage Mothers

RANCES BURNEY ENCOUNTERED Horace Walpole's closet drama, The
Mysterious Mother (1768), while reading the play aloud amongst a small group of
friends. She confesses to her sister, Susanna Phillips: “Dreadful was the whole!
truly ...

Stage Mothers

Author: Laura Engel

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 1611486041

Page: 284

View: 621

Stage Mothers expands the discussion of eighteenth-century women’s social and dramatic roles by demonstrating the complicated, contradictory, and celebratory faces of maternity on stage and on the page. This collection examines and extends recent debates in women’s history, theater history, and eighteenth-century literature and drama.

Horace Walpole a Memoir

He is to have a hundred copies , and there are to be but an hundred more , of
which you shall have one " ( Letter to Montagu , 15 April , 1768 ) . Presi . dent
Hénault died November , 1770 , aged eighty - six . The Mysterious Mother . A
Tragedy .

Horace Walpole  a Memoir

Author: Austin Dobson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 328

View: 967