The Woman of Knockaloe

A Parable

Author: Hall Caine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410105363

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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A story of the romance between an English girl and a German prisoner-of-war in an Isle of Man internment camp during World War I. It was the basis for the 1927 film Barbed Wire directed by Rowland V. Lee. But it is more than a love story. It is a Parable, carrying an unmistakable message, an ostensible argument, that is directed against War as the first author of the racial hatred, the material ruin, the sorrow and suffering, the poverty and want, which are now threatening the world with destruction; that it is a plea for universal peace, for speedy and universal disarmament, as the only alternative to universal anarchy. Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine (1853-1931) was a friend of Rossetti and wrote many successful novels largely set on the Isle of Man.

Prisoners of Britain

German Civilian and Combatant Internees During the First World War

Author: Panikos Panayi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719078342

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 7979


During the First World War hundreds of thousands of Germans faced incarceration in hundreds of camps on the British mainland. This is the first book on these German prisoners, almost a century after the conflict. The book covers the three different types of internees in Britain in the form of: civilians already present in the country in August 1914; civilians brought to Britain from all over the world; and combatants. Using a vast range of contemporary British and German sources the volume traces life experiences through initial arrest and capture to life behind barbed wire to return to Germany or to the remnants of the ethnically cleansed German community in Britain. The book will prove essential reading for anyone interested in the history of prisoners of war or the First World War and will also appeal to scholars and students of twentieth-century Europe and the human consequences of war.

The Bibliography of Regional Fiction in Britain and Ireland, 1800–2000

Author: Keith D. M. Snell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351894013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 2566


Pioneering and interdisciplinary in nature, this bibliography constitutes a comprehensive list of regional fiction for every county of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England over the past two centuries. In addition, other regions of a usually topographical or urban nature have been used, such as Birmingham and the Black Country; London; The Fens; the Brecklands; the Highlands; the Hebrides; or the Welsh border. Each entry lists the author, title, and date of first publication. The geographical coverage is encompassing and complete, from the Channel Islands to the Shetlands. An original introduction discusses such matters as definition, bibliographical method, popular readerships, trends in output, and the scholarly literature on regional fiction.

The Novels of World War I

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Philip E. Hager,Desmond Taylor

Publisher: New York : Garland Pub.


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 513

View: 1442


Twentieth-century Literary Criticism

Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature, Modern

Page: N.A

View: 1537


Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.

Private Peaceful

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545359635

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7730


From the Children's Laureate of England, a stunning novel of the First World War, a boy who is on its front lines, and a childhood remembered. Includes After Words bonus features.As the enemy lurks in the darkness, Thomas struggles to stay awake through the night. He has lived through the terror of gas attacks and watched friends die by his side. But in the morning, Thomas will be forced to confront an even greater horror. As the minutes tick by, Thomas remembers his childhood spent deep in the countryside with his mother, his brothers, and Molly, the love of his life. But each minute that passes brings Thomas closer to something he can't bear to to think about--the moment when the war and its horrific consequences will change his life forever.

The Gospel According to John

Authorized King James Version

Author: N.A

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

ISBN: 9780802136190

Category: Bibles

Page: 61

View: 6029


The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.