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: 8457


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.

Delphi Complete Works of Hall Caine (Illustrated)

Author: Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1786560283

Category: Fiction

Page: 5236

View: 9404


One of the highest selling novelists of the late Victorian and the Edwardian era, Hall Caine wrote immensely popular romances, which addressed serious political and social issues of the day. This comprehensive eBook presents Caine’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Caine’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 14 novels, with individual contents tables * Rare novels appearing for the first time in digital print, including THE WHITE PROPHET and THE PRODIGIAL SON * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare short fiction, available in no other collection * Includes a selection of Caine’s non-fiction * Features a bonus biography - discover Caine’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE SHADOW OF A CRIME SHE’S ALL THE WORLD TO ME A SON OF HAGAR THE DEEMSTER THE BONDMAN THE SCAPEGOAT THE MANXMAN THE CHRISTIAN THE ETERNAL CITY THE PRODIGAL SON THE WHITE PROPHET THE WOMAN THOU GAVEST ME THE MASTER OF MAN THE WOMAN OF KNOCKALOE The Shorter Fiction THE PROPHET CAP’N DAVY’S HONEYMOON AND OTHER STORIES CHARLIE THE COX The Plays THE ISLE OF BOY PETE The Non-Fiction RECOLLECTIONS OF DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI THE LITTLE MANX NATION THE DRAMA OF THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE DAYS The Biography HALL CAINE, THE MAN AND THE NOVELIST by C. F. Kenyon Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

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: 3322


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.

Twentieth-century Literary Criticism

Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature, Modern

Page: N.A

View: 9929


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.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge und die englische Romantik

Author: Alois Brandl

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Lake poets

Page: 437

View: 2880


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 Excerpt: ...bis das Meer in funkelndes Gew rm zerf llt. Ueber derlei Sumpfgethier scheint er sogar mit Vorbedacht zoologische Werke nachgeschlagen zu haben; 5enn das Notizbuch enth lt aus dieser Zeit lange Paragraphe ber den Alligator, ber die Boa, ber Krokodile in vors ndfluthlichen Lagunen. Nicht untersch tzt sei auch der Einflu literarischer Erinnerungen. Einer der packendsten Z ge z. B. ist es, da den Seeschlangen, wenn sie sich ausdemWasser recken, reifigeFlocken von elfischem Licht abfallen: man denkt unwillk rlich, an die gl nzenden Flocken auf dem Flu bei Burns und Wordsworth. Endlich hat Coleridge Theile feiner eigenen Jdyllen wiederholt, indem er den begnadigten S nder im S useln des wiederkehrenden Windes die Musik der Sph ren, den Gesang der Lerche, das Pl tschern des Waldbaches h ren l t.--All das ist, scheinbar nur Beiwerk, giebt aber der Ballade ihren Hauptreiz. Es hat auch mehrfach auf die folgenden Dichter gewirkt, w hrend die eigentliche Fabel keine Nachahmer fand. So beschreibt Walter Scott im Lord der Jnseln" (I, 21) ein gef hrdetes Schiff an einer phosph rescirenden Meeresstelle, umkreist vom elfischen Licht" der Wogen, und bezieht sich dabei ausdr cklich auf Coleridge. Auch Byron im Weltuntergangstraum Finsterni " h tte schwerlich den R ckfall in das Chaos durch das Bild der faulenden See mit den verschmachteten Seglern ausgemalt, wenn ihm nicht der Alte Matrose" vorgeschwebt h tte. Mit feiner Vorsicht ist die Wundergeschichte so eingekleidet, da sie nicht der Dichter in eigener Person, sondern der Alte Matrose" wie aus traumhafter E...