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Cumberland, George 1754-1848

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Works: 127 works in 308 publications in 2 languages and 2,442 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Catalogs  Guidebooks  Records and correspondence  Biography  Drama  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Recipient
Classifications: PR4519.C85, 823.6
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The captive of the Castle of Sennaar : an African tale in two parts by George Cumberland ( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first part, set on an island in central Africa among descendants of classical Greek civilization, was printed in 1789 but immediately suppressed by Cumberland. A passage describing society everywhere except on the utopian island as oligarchic and unjust was deemed by his lawyer to be potentially seditious; the novel was only published a decade later, and then in revised form. The second part, set in central Africa's Mountains of the Moon among descendants of followers of a fourth-century Christian heretic, is published here for the first time. Cumberland was a widely cultivated and deeply humane dilettante. A poet, painter, distinguished collector of prints and shells, and scientific inventor, he was passionately concerned with the reform of politics and society. He was also friends with some of the best authors and painters of his time, including William Blake, who encouraged Cumberland's ideals. Bentley describes the similarities between Blake's radical analysis of society and his early ideas on free love, sexuality, slavery, natural religion, and energy and the ideals Cumberland espouses in The Captive of the Castle of Sennaar. Bentley provides historical and geographical appendixes, textual and commentary notes, and a comparison of Cumberland's work to Simon Berington's The Memoirs of Signor Gaudentino di Lucca. Bentley's edition of The Captive of the Castle of Sennaar will be of interest to Blake scholars and to students and scholars of utopian literature and late eighteenth-century and Romantic literature and culture
The captive of the Castle of Sennaar an African tale by George Cumberland ( )
7 editions published between 1798 and 1991 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation The first part, set on an island in central Africa among descendants of classical Greek civilization, was printed in 1789 but immediately suppressed by Cumberland. A passage describing society everywhere except on the utopian island as oligarchic and unjust was deemed by his lawyer to be potentially seditious; the novel was only published a decade later, and then in revised form. The second part, set in central Africa's Mountains of the Moon among descendants of followers of a fourth-century Christian heretic, is published here for the first time. Cumberland was a widely cultivated and deeply humane dilettante. A poet, painter, distinguished collector of prints and shells, and scientific inventor, he was passionately concerned with the reform of politics and society. He was also friends with some of the best authors and painters of his time, including William Blake, who encouraged Cumberland's ideals. Bentley describes the similarities between Blake's radical analysis of society and his early ideas on free love, sexuality, slavery, natural religion, and energy and the ideals Cumberland espouses in The Captive of the Castle of Sennaar. Bentley provides historical and geographical appendixes, textual and commentary notes, and a comparison of Cumberland's work to Simon Berington's The Memoirs of Signor Gaudentino di Lucca. Bentley's edition of The Captive of the Castle of Sennaar will be of interest to Blake scholars and to students and scholars of utopian literature and late eighteenth-century and Romantic literature and culture
A poem on the landscapes of Great-Britain dedicated to James Irvine, Esq. at Rome, by George Cumberland. written in the year 1780. With Etchings by the Author by George Cumberland ( )
12 editions published between 1793 and 2005 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lewina the maid of Snowdon. A tale. By George Cumberland. With etchings by the author by George Cumberland ( )
11 editions published in 1793 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The captive of the castle of Sennaar an African tale containing various anecdotes of the Sophians hitherto unknown to mankind in general. By George Cumberland by George Cumberland ( )
14 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cumberland letters : being the correspondence of Rich. Dennison Cumberland & George Cumberland, between the years 1771 & 1784 by George Cumberland ( Book )
14 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A letter to Henry Griffiths, Esq. of Beaumont Lodge ; from George Cumberland by George Cumberland ( )
8 editions published in 1797 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Original tales by George Cumberland ( )
5 editions published between 1810 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines from the antients, exhibiting their principles of composition in figures and basso-relievos by George Cumberland ( Book )
13 editions published in 1829 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The emigrants : or, A trip to the Ohio, a theatrical farce (1817) : a comedic portrayal of English emigrants who never get to America by George Cumberland ( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Cumberland's unpublished and almost unrecorded farce of about 1817 called The Emigrants or A Trip to The Ohio amiably pokes fun at Yankees, Yorkshiremen, Irishmen, and Utopians, and it is a treasure-house of slang, such as "Obstropelous". Its polymath author was a prolific artist, inventor, geologist, poet, political radical, novelist, and intimate friend of William Blake
Thoughts on outline, sculpture, and the system that guided the ancient artists in composing their figures and groupes by George Cumberland ( )
6 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bromley-Hill, the seat of the Right Hon. Charles Long, M.P. : a sketch by George Cumberland ( Book )
8 editions published between 1811 and 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Or, the prudent wife by George Cumberland ( Book )
2 editions published between 1856 and 1886 in Undetermined and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Cumberland 1754-1848 by Geoffrey Keynes ( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cumberland, George
George Cumberland
Languages
English (183)
German (1)
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