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Cumberland, George 1754-1848

Overview
Works: 120 works in 327 publications in 2 languages and 3,469 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Catalogs  Drama  History  Biography  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Guidebooks  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, 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 )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 154 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 Cumberland letters : being the correspondence of Rich. Dennison Cumberland & George Cumberland, between the years 1771 & 1784 by George Cumberland( Book )

16 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 129 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 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewina, the maid of Snowdon : a tale by George Cumberland( Book )

12 editions published between 1793 and 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attempt to describe Hafod, and the neighbouring scenes about the bridge over the Funack, commonly called the Devil's Bridge, in the county of Cardigan. ... By George Cumberland by George Cumberland( )

13 editions published between 1796 and 2005 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attempt to describe Hafod by George Cumberland( Book )

8 editions published between 1796 and 1996 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original tales in 2 vol by George Cumberland( )

in Undetermined and German and held by 27 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 )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 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
The captive of the castle of Sennaar an African tale by George Cumberland( )

11 editions published between 1798 and 1991 in English and held by 20 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
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 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem on the landscapes of Great-Britain : dedicated to James Irvine, Esq. at Rome by George Cumberland( Book )

2 editions published in 1793 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original tales by George Cumberland( Book )

3 editions published in 1810 in English and held by 14 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( Book )

9 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter to Henry Griffiths, Esq. of Beaumont Lodge ; from George Cumberland by George Cumberland( Book )

11 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An attempt to describe Hafod
Alternative Names
Cumberland, George

George Cumberland

George Cumberland Artist and art collector

George Cumberland Brits kunstschilder (1754-1848)

Languages
English (200)

German (1)

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