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Monsman, Gerald 1940-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 132 publications in 1 language and 4,124 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  History  Autobiographical fiction  Autobiographies  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR4731, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Gerald Monsman
 
Most widely held works by Gerald Monsman
Walter Pater by Gerald Monsman( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Walter Pater
Pater's portraits; mythic pattern in the fiction of Walter Pater by Gerald Monsman( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 2019 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Pater's art of autobiography by Gerald Monsman( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olive Schreiner's fiction : landscape and power by Gerald Monsman( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions of a prosaic dreamer : Charles Lamb's art of autobiography by Gerald Monsman( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H. Rider Haggard on the imperial frontier : the political and literary contexts of his African romances by Gerald Monsman( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"H. Rider Haggard on the Imperial Frontier, the first book-length study of H.R.H.'s African fiction, revises the image of Rider Haggard (1856-1925) as a mere writer of adventure stories, a brassy propagandist for British imperialism. Professor Monsman places Haggard's imaginative works both in the context of colonial fiction writing and in the framework of subsequent postcolonial debates about history and its representation. Like Olive Schreiner, Haggard was an Anglo-African writer straddling the moral divide of mixed allegiances--one empathetically African, the other quite English. The context for such Haggard tales as King Solomon's Mines and She was a triad of extraordinary nineteenth-century cultures in conflict--British, Boer, and Zulu. Haggard mined his characters both from the ore of real-life Africa and from the depths of his subconscious, giving expression to feelings of cultural conflict, probing and subverting the dominant economic and social forces of imperialism. Monsman argues that Haggard endorses native religious powers as superior to the European empirical paradigm, celebrates autonomous female figures who defy patriarchal control, and covertly supports racial mixing. These social and political elements are integral to his thrilling story lines charged with an exoticism of lived nightmares and extraordinary ordeals. H. Rider Haggard on the Imperial Frontier will be of interest to readers of imperial history and biography, "lost race" and supernatural literature, tales of terror, and heroic fantasies. The book's unsettling relevance to contemporary issues will engage a wide audience, and the groundbreaking biographical account of Haggard's close contemporary Bertram Mitford in the appendix will add appeal to specialists."--Publisher's website
Gaston de Latour : the revised text by Walter Pater( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scarcely two years after Walter Pater's death, Macmillan & Company published Gaston de Latour: An Unfinished Romance. The author of works critical to the formation of the Transition and Modernist periods set his last novel in the turbulent years following the Reformation. Selected chapters first appeared serially in Macmillan's Magazine and the Fortnightly Review, but the posthumous volume edited by Charles L. Shadwell, Pater's long-time friend, remains controversial. For a century readers have seen only a portion of what Pater wrote for Gaston de Latour. Shadwell withheld six manuscript chapters. Pater's prominence and widening influence in late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century studies makes those missing chapters more intriguing than ever. ELT Press is pleased to publish this long-awaited new edition Gaston de Latour: The Revised Text. Edited from the holographs and based on definitive material incorporating all known fragments, The Revised Text includes the crucial suppressed chapters
Colonial voices : the Anglo-African high romance of empire by Gerald Monsman( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Colonial Voices focuses on Anglo-African writers of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries. There is a serious dearth of work on such late-imperial writers of popular romances and this study examines the history, cultural rituals, and beliefs that native-born and settler writers present in their novels and stories of Africa. It also brings an important and neglected figure back into the canon-Bertram Miford (1855-1914). Such English fiction writers as Mitford, H. Rider Haggard, Olive Schreiner, W.C. Scully, John Buchan, Sol Plaatje, and others hold a unique position in English literature, inasmuch as their work engages with the conflicts between the indigenous and colonizing populations during the last great period of discovery and exploration. While sensitive to the controversies that arise when English writers utilize indigenous subject matter, this study makes a case for considering the perspectives of these colonial writers to be as valid, even if different from, the oral narratives of their indigenous counterparts. This look at the literary legacies of the departed British empire defines in a fresh way the social tensions of the imperial rise and decline."--Publisher's description
King Solomon's mines by H. Rider Haggard( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When first published, King Solomon's Mines (1885) was an enormous popular success. The narrative follows the explorations of Allan Quatermain, a fortune hunter who travels to Africa in search of ancient treasures and a lost fellow explorer. Written as an adventure story, the novel is also a late-Victorian imperial romance that illuminates the politics of British imperialist capitalism in 1870s and 1880s South Africa." "This edition includes contemporary reviews, other writings by Haggard on Africa and romance, and documents focusing on imperialism and diamond mining in late nineteenth-century South Africa."--Jacket
South African border life : tales of unrest by Ernest Glanville( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life of the Anglo-African writer Ernest Glanville (1855-1925) was the stuff of fiction. As a young colonist he took long, lonely treks in the border country of the Eastern Cape, absorbing the superstitions and folklore of the Xhosa. He served as a war correspondent for the London Daily Chronicle in the Zulu War, riding with Basutos, Boers, colonials, mounted infantry, and regular cavalry scouts. After the war the venturesome Glanville wrote for and edited several London-based and South African publications, most notably the oldest newspaper in that part of the British empire, Cape Argus. Throughout his seventeen adventure novels and several collections of short fiction he wrote of what he had seen, done, or heard from eyewitnesses. Historical facts are mixed with supernatural elements of local myth and magic not merely to give his tales a powerful exoticism but to explore the borderland spaces of his time and place."--Project Muse
Oxford University's Old Mortality Society : a study in Victorian romanticism by Gerald Monsman( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Lamb as the London Magazine's "Elia" by Gerald Monsman( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Trevena : his West Country novels by Gerald Monsman( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marius the Epicurean, his sensations and ideas by Walter Pater( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the Second Century, A.D., against the backdrop of a Roman Empire on the verge of decline, Marius the Epicurean is the story of the philosophical and spiritual development of Marius, a young Italian serving as amanuensis to the great emperor Marcus Aurelius, Marius explores the various systems of philosophy in search of an elusive vision of love, moving from Epicureanism to Cyrenaicism and finally Stoicism before finding what he had sougnt in the terrible beauty of Christian martyrdom."--Publisher
Furze the cruel by John Trevena( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new look at constitutional construction by Gerald Monsman( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nada, the Lily by H. Rider Haggard( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of thrilling adventures in South Africa undertaken by the characters of "King Solomon's mines."
The induna's wife by Bertram Mitford( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleeping waters by Ernest G Henham( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king's assegai : a Matabili story by Bertram Mitford( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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H. Rider Haggard on the imperial frontier : the political and literary contexts of his African romances
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Gaston de Latour : the revised textKing Solomon's minesOxford University's Old Mortality Society : a study in Victorian romanticismCharles Lamb as the London Magazine's "Elia"Marius the Epicurean, his sensations and ideasNada, the LilyThe induna's wifeThe king's assegai : a Matabili story
Alternative Names
Monsman, Gerald.

Monsman Gerald 1940-....

Monsman, Gerald Anglist 1940-

Monsman, Gerald C.

Monsman, Gerald C. 1940-

Monsman, Gerald Cornelius

Monsman, Gerald Cornelius 1940-

Monsman, Gerald Cornelius Anglist 1940-

モンズマン, ジェラルド

Languages
English (105)