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Blackwood, William 1776-1834

Overview
Works: 230 works in 312 publications in 1 language and 2,417 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Terminology  Apologetic writings  Scientific atlases  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Publisher, Book producer, Author, Printer, Recipient, Editor
Classifications: PR4357, 821.7
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Klosterheim:, or, The masque. by Thomas De Quincey( )

3 editions published in 1832 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written halfway between Confessions of an English opium-eater (1822) and the great, but fragmentary, Suspiria de profundis of the 1840s, Klosterheim is ostensibly a gothic fantasy in the manner of Ann Radcliffe, set in Germany during the Thirty Years' War. But De Quincey's gothic has a particular function, unlocking a door into the opium-taker's world of illusion and dream. He is writing at a period of desperate need and continuing addiction, and writing very well. Coleridge claimed to have read nothing since Quentin Durward that 'would compare in interest with Klosterheim', adding that De Quincey achieves a 'purity of style and idiom' to which Scott does not aspire."--Jacket
Childe Harold's pilgrimage : a romaunt by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

2 editions published in 1812 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" is Lord Byron at his best-strumming all the right lyrical cords of the hearts of men and women. Byron was a man of his time--faults and all--but who used the literary art to rise above the common lot of aristocrats. Some beautiful excerpts would include "There is a pleasure in the pathless woods/There is a rapture on the lonely shore" or "To such as see thee not my words were weak; To those who gaze on thee, what language could they speak?" There is no better way to feel Byron's craft and the development of his soul and style than by reading "Child Harold's Pilgrimage," a lengthy narrative poem first published in the early 1800's and dedicated to "Ianthe", the term of endearment he used for Charlotte Harley (the artist Francis Bacon's great-great-grandmother). "Child Harold's Pilgrimage" describes the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man who, disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry, looks for distraction in foreign lands; in a wider sense, it is an expression of the melancholy and disillusionment felt by a generation weary of the wars of the post-Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. The title comes from the term childe, a medieval title for a young man who was a candidate for knighthood
Travels in Russia, the Krimea, the Caucasus, and Georgia by Robert Lyall( Book )

1 edition published in 1825 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations, historical and critical, of the life of Lorenzo de' Medici, called the Magnificent : with an appendix of original and other documents by William Roscoe( Book )

2 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence of the late Gilbert Wakefield, B.A. with the late Right Honourable Charles James Fox : in the years 1796 ... 1801. Chifely, on subjects of classical literature by Gilbert Wakefield( Book )

1 edition published in 1813 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A course of lectures on dramatic art and literature by August Wilhelm von Schlegel( Book )

1 edition published in 1815 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of chemistry, in four volumes by Thomas Thomson( Book )

4 editions published between 1817 and 1820 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The course of time : a poem in ten books. by Robert Pollok( Book )

6 editions published between 1827 and 1828 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracts by Thomas Browne( Book )

3 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engravings of the skeleton of the human body by John Gordon( )

1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cat's tail : being the history of Childe Merlin. A tale. by Caroline Bowles Southey( Book )

1 edition published in 1831 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of a "feline epic" dedicated to "the infant public" and written in the metre of Roscoe's "Butterfly's ball."
A geographical and commercial view of northern Central Africa : containing a particular account of the course and termination of the great River Niger in the Atlantic ocean by James MACQUEEN( Book )

2 editions published in 1821 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James MacQueen (1778-1870) was a British geographer fascinated by the problem of the River Niger. He set out to try to establish (on the basis of accounts by explorers, traders and missionaries), that one and the same river flowed continuously through Africa and into the Atlantic Ocean, thus challenging long-established beliefs that African rivers either disappeared into the sand or terminated in lakes. MacQueen documents his findings in this pioneering work, first published in 1821. Drawing on evidence from a range of authorities, he argues that previous misconceptions about the Niger had left Africa isolated from the civilised world, and shows how his discovery could open up trading opportunities between Africa and other countries, suggesting that contact with Europeans would lead to the eventual abolishment of the slave trade in the interior. This important study remains relevant to scholars of both geography and African history today
Tales of my landlord : in four volumes by Walter Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 1816 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lights and shadows of Scottish life by John Wilson( Book )

3 editions published between 1822 and 1824 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Italian wife : a tragedy by Thomas Doubleday( Book )

1 edition published in 1823 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play which transferred the old English story of Fair Rosamund to Italy, featuring Ignatio, the son of the Duke, and his wife, Leonora, and her attendant Eulalia
 
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Blackwood, W.

Blackwood, W. 1776-1834

Blackwood, W. (William), 1776-1834

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