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Morsberger, Katharine M.

Works: 6 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 887 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Satirical literature  History  Biography  Biographies  Satire  Juvenile works  Adventure stories  Western fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3537.T3234, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Katharine M Morsberger
Lew Wallace, militant romantic by Robert Eustis Morsberger( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short reign of Pippin IV : a fabrication by John Steinbeck( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The Short Reign of Pippin IV," John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Hristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippins wife, Queen Marie, who might have taken her place at the bar of a very good restaurant; his uncle, a man of dubious virtue; his glamour-struck daughter and her beau, the son of the so-called egg king of Petaluma, California; and a motley crew of courtiers and politicians, guards and gardeners
The mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Diego Vega is by all appearances an effete and foppish aristocrat, but Vega's timorous reputation is nothing more than a mask to conceal his alter ego: a California Robin Hood known as Zorro, whose swift blade strikes down those who exploit the poor and oppressed
Ordered vision and visions of darkness : a study of the dark imagination in the Eighteenth century by Katharine M Morsberger( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Restoration and the eighteenth century, the imagination became increasingly distrusted, while imagination became an increasingly dominant philosophical concept. The imagination's sexual ambiguity and its threat to social and gender boundaries dominantly influenced this distrust. Much of the eighteenth-century's "order," "prose," and "sense" was itself a response to the imagination's pervasiveness. The imagination and its darker aspects had earlier been associated with the feminine, but in the Restoration it became personified in two strong dark "masculine" figures, Milton's Satan and the Restoration rake, possessing the power of poetic language, deceptive and persuasive, yet "femininized" by their vulnerability and creativity. Though John Locke's epistemology challenged much previous orthodoxy, he avoided naming imagination as a major component of the human mind, relegating its dark side to aberration and madness. But it reemerged in his economic and political theory, and was thus insinuated into the basic foundations of a "masculine" ordered society. Between Milton's Satan and the Byronic hero, the dark imagination figure appears in a number of guises. Addison attempted, in the Spectator, to devalue the rake figure and create new figures of an ordered society. But, in popularizing Paradise Lost, he released the Satan figure from the Miltonic cosmos, making him accessible and fascinating. The conflict continued in Mark Akenside's cosmology; Samuel Johnson's Richard Savage, a poet maudit; Samuel Richardson's Clarissa and Lovelace; and Edmund Burke's essays on the sublime and on the French Revolution, the latter adding a political dimension to a complex of figures "masculine" and "feminine," light and dark. For William Wordsworth, the imagination is feminized, the masculine figures marginalized. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley's creature is the ultimate dark imagination figure; the ambivalence of "masculine" and "feminine," created and creator, is penetratingly explored. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the poet became a feminized outsider, and the social order had become dominantly "realistic" and "masculine." In an epilogue, I suggest the persistence--and complete mutation--of the dark masculine figure of the imagination during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Lew Wallace by Robert Eustis Morsberger( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Supplementary index to Lew Wallace, militant romantic by Robert E. and Katharine M. Morsberger by T. H Reed( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The short reign of Pippin IV : a fabrication
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The mark of Zorro