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George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians By T. Martin Wood
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George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier (6 March 1834 – 8 October 1896) was a British author who was born in Paris, France. He studied art in Paris, and moved to Antwerp, Belgium, where he... More > lost vision in his left eye. He consulted an oculist in Düsseldorf, Germany, where he met his future wife, Emma Wightwick. He followed her family to London, where he married Emma in 1863. He became a member of the staff of Punch in 1865, drawing two cartoons a week for the magazine. His most famous cartoon, "True Humility", was the origin of the phrases "good in parts", and "a Curate's egg". In 1891, because of increasing blindness, he retired from Punch, and the family settled in Hampstead, where he wrote three novels (the last was published posthumously).< Less
George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians By T. Martin Wood
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George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier (6 March 1834 – 8 October 1896) was a British author who was born in Paris, France. He studied art in Paris, and moved to Antwerp, Belgium, where he... More > lost vision in his left eye. He consulted an oculist in Düsseldorf, Germany, where he met his future wife, Emma Wightwick. He followed her family to London, where he married Emma in 1863. He became a member of the staff of Punch in 1865, drawing two cartoons a week for the magazine. His most famous cartoon, "True Humility", was the origin of the phrases "good in parts", and "a Curate's egg". In 1891, because of increasing blindness, he retired from Punch, and the family settled in Hampstead, where he wrote three novels (the last was published posthumously).< Less
The Satirist: A Collection of Oscar Wilde Writings By Oscar Wilde, Austin Keith
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The writings of Oscar Wilde span across a large variety of literature such as short fiction, theatrical plays, and even one novel. This collection of writings attempts to grasp a basic understanding... More > of who Wilde was, and who he became, as a fictional writer. Delve into the stories of the Selfish Giant, The Canterville Ghost, The Importance of Being Ernest, and The Picture of Dorian Gray.< Less
Druids, Bards, Satirists And Enchanters In Early Irish Literature By John W. Hurley
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"Druids, Bards, Satirists And Enchanters In Early Irish Literature", is a fascinating study into the nature of Irish Druids and Druidism as expressed in the various classes of Fílidh... More > or Poets who comprised the Druidic system.< Less
A Commentary on the Satires of Juvenal By Edward Courtney
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Edward Courtney's study of the Satires of Juvenal is the only full-scale commentary on the corpus since the nineteenth century and retains its value for students and scholars a generation after its... More > first appearance in 1980. This commentary incorporates the findings of classical study up to that time, including the work of A. E. Housman, new discoveries such as those of papyri, and the expanding horizons of classical research. Courtney elucidates the form of each poem and the progression of thought, and offers many suggestions for the adjustment of traditional punctuation. In addition to basic explanation of the text, the commentary offers a detailed understanding of the literary and historical context, including thorough treatment of social customs, realia, development of the Latin language, and rhetorical features. The Introduction discusses Juvenal's life, his development as a satirist, his view of society and morals, his style, and his handling of metre.< Less
A Commentary on the Satires of Juvenal By Edward Courtney
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Edward Courtney's study of the Satires of Juvenal is the only full-scale commentary on the corpus since the nineteenth century and retains its value for students and scholars a generation after its... More > first appearance in 1980. This commentary incorporates the findings of classical study up to that time, including the work of A. E. Housman, new discoveries such as those of papyri, and the expanding horizons of classical research. Courtney elucidates the form of each poem and the progression of thought, and offers many suggestions for the adjustment of traditional punctuation. In addition to basic explanation of the text, the commentary offers a detailed understanding of the literary and historical context, including thorough treatment of social customs, realia, development of the Latin language, and rhetorical features. The Introduction discusses Juvenal's life, his development as a satirist, his view of society and morals, his style, and his handling of metre.< Less
He Who Laughs - Lasts! By Gerhard Nelson
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Anecdotes from Norway´s Home Front. In the course of a single Spring night, Norway was transformed into a bloody battleground. And it is a battle which never can be won by tanks and bombers... More > alone. One of the Norwegian people´s most dangerous weapons –one of the weapons which Nazis fear most- is the popular wit, the bounteous surplus of a hardy people. That is the weapon which hits the Nazis daily. Like the stinging lashes of a wip. They know, and the Norwegians know, that he who laughs – LASTS. Johan Grønlund Bull (born 22 November 1893 in Christiania, died on 12 September 1945 in Stowe, Vermont) was a versatile Norwegian artist who worked for many years in the US as a writer, journalist, illustrator, satirist and besides as designer. He became known for his satirical drawings of war during World War II when he was in exile in London. This book is on the first page hand signed by Johan Bull.< Less
He Who Laughs - Lasts! By Gerhard Nelson
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Anecdotes from Norway´s Home Front. In the course of a single Spring night, Norway was transformed into a bloody battleground. And it is a battle which never can be won by tanks and bombers... More > alone. One of the Norwegian people´s most dangerous weapons –one of the weapons which Nazis fear most- is the popular wit, the bounteous surplus of a hardy people. That is the weapon which hits the Nazis daily. Like the stinging lashes of a wip. They know, and the Norwegians know, that he who laughs – LASTS. Johan Grønlund Bull (born 22 November 1893 in Christiania, died on 12 September 1945 in Stowe, Vermont) was a versatile Norwegian artist who worked for many years in the US as a writer, journalist, illustrator, satirist and besides as designer. He became known for his satirical drawings of war during World War II when he was in exile in London. This book is on the first page hand signed by Johan Bull.< Less
Greatest Works of Jonathan Swift: A Tale of a Tub, The Battle of the Books, The Drapier's Letters, Gulliver's Travels, & A Modest Proposal By Jonathan Swift
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Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, poet and cleric. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language; known for being a master of two styles... More > of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles. In 1729, published "A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland Being a Burden on Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick", a satire in which the narrator, recommends that Ireland's poor escape their poverty by selling their children as food to the rich. This collection, contains his best works, in their original editions: A Tale of a Tub, The Battle of the Books, The Drapier's Letters, Gulliver's Travels & A Modest Proposal.< Less
SOLDIER JOKER THE ESSAYS By GEORGE HORATIO DERBY
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George Derby was a soldier,an engineer,a cartographer,a humorist, and an artist. His life was short. He died when he was 38 years old.He interacted with Robert E. Lee,General Winfield Scott,William... More > Tecumseh Sherman, Jefferson Davis, and Ulysses S. Grant. The last book Abraham Lincoln read was by Derby (aka John Phoenix). His classmates were Stonewall Jackson,George McClellan, and George Pickett.He built 5 lighthouses on the Alabama Gulf Coast. He explored the Gulf of California and the Colorado River. He surveyed the Sacramento Valley and Camp Far West. He was in charge of the first engineering project west of the Mississippi.He was a hero of the Mexican war.He is buried at West Point.His humor influenced Mark Twain.His antics influenced Lillie Coit.< Less