Wormwood

Wormwood

This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a generous selection of contextualizing documents, including excerpts from Corelli’s writings on art and literature, nineteenth-century degeneration theories, and clinical and ...

Author: Marie Corelli

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551114194

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

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Though disparaged by literary critics of her day, Marie Corelli was one of the most popular novelists of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. Wormwood (1890) is a lurid tale of unrequited love, betrayal, vengeance, murder, suicide, and addiction. The novel recounts the degeneration of Gaston Beauvais, a promising young Parisian man who, betrayed by his fiancée and his best friend, falls prey to the seductive powers of absinthe. The impact of Gaston’s debauchery and addiction on himself, his family, and his friends is graphically recounted in this important contribution to the literature of fin de siècle decadence. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a generous selection of contextualizing documents, including excerpts from Corelli’s writings on art and literature, nineteenth-century degeneration theories, and clinical and artistic views on absinthe.
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Wormwood

Wormwood

Author: Marie Corelli

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Wormwood

Wormwood

This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a generous selection of contextualizing documents, including excerpts from Corelli's writings on art and literature, nineteenth-century degeneration theories, and clinical and ...

Author: Marie Corelli

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460402177

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

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Though disparaged by literary critics of her day, Marie Corelli was one of the most popular novelists of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. Wormwood (1890) is a lurid tale of unrequited love, betrayal, vengeance, murder, suicide, and addiction. The novel recounts the degeneration of Gaston Beauvais, a promising young Parisian man who, betrayed by his fiancée and his best friend, falls prey to the seductive powers of absinthe. The impact of Gaston's debauchery and addiction on himself, his family, and his friends is graphically recounted in this important contribution to the literature of fin de siècle decadence. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a generous selection of contextualizing documents, including excerpts from Corelli's writings on art and literature, nineteenth-century degeneration theories, and clinical and artistic views on absinthe.
Categories: Fiction

Fictions of British Decadence

Fictions of British Decadence

Marie Corelli, letter to George Bentley [12 June 1890], Corelli Collection, General Collection (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT). Federico, pp. 72, 73. Corelli, Wormwood, p. 74. Mason, p. 33.

Author: Kirsten MacLeod

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230504004

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Fictions of British Decadence is a fresh account of the emergence, development and legacy of fiction written in the era of Oscar Wilde. It examines a broad range of texts by a diverse array of Decadent writers, from familiar figures such as Ernest Dowson and John Davidson to lesser-known innovators such as Arthur Machen and M.P. Shiel.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction

Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction

Jacqueline H. Harris Wormwood (1890). Novel by Marie Corelli. Published by Bentley in three volumes in 1890, the novel addresses the problem of alcoholism and its consequences. The wormwood plant, Artemisia absinthium, ...

Author: Kevin A. Morrison

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476669038

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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"This companion to Victorian popular fiction includes more than 300 cross-referenced entries on works written for the British mass market. Entries introduce readers to long-overlooked authors who were widely read in their time, with suggestions for further reading and emerging resources for the study of popular fiction"--
Categories: Literary Criticism

Wormwood Forest

Wormwood Forest

A vivid blend of reportage, popular science, and illuminating encounters that explode the myths of Chernobyl with facts that are at once beautiful and horrible, Wormwood Forest brings a remarkable land - and its people and animals - to life ...

Author: Mary Mycio

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309094306

Category: Science

Page: 276

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When a titanic explosion ripped through the Number Four reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in 1986, spewing flames and chunks of burning, radioactive material into the atmosphere, one of our worst nightmares came true. As the news gradually seeped out of the USSR and the extent of the disaster was realized, it became clear how horribly wrong things had gone. Dozens died - two from the explosion and many more from radiation illness during the following months - while scores of additional victims came down with acute radiation sickness. Hundreds of thousands were evacuated from the most contaminated areas. The prognosis for Chernobyl and its environs - succinctly dubbed the Zone of Alienation - was grim. Today, 20 years after the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, intrepid journalist Mary Mycio dons dosimeter and camouflage protective gear to explore the world's most infamous radioactive wilderness. As she tours the Zone to report on the disaster's long-term effects on its human, faunal, and floral inhabitants, she meets pockets of defiant local residents who have remained behind to survive and make a life in the Zone. And she is shocked to discover that the area surrounding Chernobyl has become Europe's largest wildlife sanctuary, a flourishing - at times unearthly - wilderness teeming with large animals and a variety of birds, many of them members of rare and endangered species. Like the forests, fields, and swamps of their unexpectedly inviting habitat, both the people and the animals are all radioactive. Cesium-137 is packed in their muscles and strontium-90 in their bones. But quite astonishingly, they are also thriving. If fears of the Apocalypse and a lifeless, barren radioactive future have been constant companions of the nuclear age, Chernobyl now shows us a different view of the future. A vivid blend of reportage, popular science, and illuminating encounters that explode the myths of Chernobyl with facts that are at once beautiful and horrible, Wormwood Forest brings a remarkable land - and its people and animals - to life to tell a unique story of science, surprise and suspense.
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Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siecle Literature Culture and the Arts

Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siecle Literature  Culture and the Arts

... metropolitan life; or, in the hysterical but populist form of Francophobia found in Marie Corelli's Wormwood (1890), ... The 1890s literary and artistic movements most closely associated with this British fin de siècle, which was, ...

Author: Josephine M. Guy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474408929

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 462

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The late nineteenth-century fin de siècle has proved an enduringly fascinating moment in literary and cultural history. It is associated with the emergence of intriguing figures - such as the 'new woman' and 'uranian'; with contradictory impulses - of decadence and decay on the one hand, and of experiment and renewal, on the other; as well as with unprecedented intercultural exchange, especially between Britain and France. The 22 newly-commissioned essays collected here re-examine some of the key concepts taken to define the fin de siècle, while also introducing hitherto overlooked cultural phenomena into the frame, such as the importance of humanitarianism. The impact of recent research in material culture is explored, particularly how the history of the book and the history of performance culture is changing our understanding of this period. A wide range of cultural activities is discussed?from participation in avant-garde theatre to interior decoration and from the writing of poetry to political and religious activism. Together, the essays provide new scholarly insights into British fin de siècle and enrich our understanding of this complex period, while paying particular attention to the importance of regionalism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Aestheticism and the Marriage Market in Victorian Popular Fiction

Aestheticism and the Marriage Market in Victorian Popular Fiction

I. Fletcher, Decadence andthe 1890s (New York: Holmes & Meier, 1980), p. 28. Corelli, Wormwood, p. 75. As I have already pointed out in Chapter 4, although decadence and symbolism have been conflated for their espousal of similar themes ...

Author: Kirby-Jane Hallum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317317975

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Based on close readings of five Victorian novels, Hallum presents an original study of the interaction between popular fiction, the marriage market and the aesthetic movement. She uses the texts to trace the development of aestheticism, examining the differences between the authors, including their approach, style and gender.
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Sisters of the Extreme

Sisters of the Extreme

During the 1880s and 1890s, two mind-altering beverages were introduced in western countries. ... Maria Corelli's novel Wormwood (1890), the first popular antidrug book, roused public opinion against the “French vice” of absinthe ...

Author: Cynthia Palmer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594775314

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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• An anthology of writings by some of the most influential women in history on the often misunderstood and misrepresented female drug experience. • With great honesty, bravery, and frankness, women from diverse backgrounds write about their drug experiences. Women have been experimenting with drugs since prehistoric times, and yet published accounts of their views on the drug experience have been relegated to either antiseptic sociological studies or sensationalized stories splashed across the tabloids. The media has given us an enduring, but inaccurate, stereotype of a female drug user: passive, addicted, exploited, degraded, promiscuous. But the selections in this anthology--penned by such famous names as Billie Holiday, Anais Nin, Maya Angelou, and Carrie Fisher--show us that the real experiences of women are anything but stereotypical. Sisters of the Extreme provides us with writings by women from diverse occupations and backgrounds, from prostitute to physician, who through their use of drugs dared cross the boundaries set by society--often doing so with the hope of expanding themselves and their vision of the world. Whether with LSD, peyote, cocaine, heroine, MDMA, or marijuana, these women have sought to reach, through their experimentation, other levels of consciousness. Sometimes their quests have brought unexpected rewards, other times great suffering and misfortune. But wherever their trips have left them, these women have lived courageously--if sometimes dangerously--and written about their journeys eloquently.
Categories: Social Science

Between the Brows

Between the Brows

These novels critique modes of consumption that cause characters to deviate from the ideal behavior represented within the text.

Author: Courtney Kendall

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ISBN: OCLC:733829646

Category: Middle class in literature

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Categories: Middle class in literature