Wormwood

Wormwood

This Broadview edition of Wormwood , Corelli's attack on Paris absintheurs , provides an able introduction to the author's life ... ( 1890 ) is a lurid tale of unrequited love , betrayal , vengeance , murder , suicide , and addiction .

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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ISBN: UOM:39015063547577

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Fictions of British Decadence

Fictions of British Decadence

88. are filled with accounts of news stories she has read about absinthe addiction and with expressions of her earnest desire to draw attention to the problem. ... Quoted in advertisement for Wormwood, Academy (13 December 1890), p.

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

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

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.
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Serial set no 3100 3500

Serial set  no 3100 3500

N.J. R. 1890 ; W. Va . B. 22 , B. 23 . Beggar - ticks . Bidens lævis N.J. R. 1890 . Bermuda grass Cynodon dactylon .. Fla . B. 8 ; N.J. R. 1890 ; N. C. B. 70 . Biennial wormwood . Artemisia biennis . N.J. R. 1890 . Big root .

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ISBN: UCAL:$B639222

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Handbook of Experiment Station Work

Handbook of Experiment Station Work

N.J. R. 1890 . Bastard pennyroyal .... Trichostemma dichotomum ... N.J. R. 1890 . Beaked horsenettlo . ... Fla . B. 8 ; N.J. R. 1890 ; N. C. B. 70 . Biennial wormwood .... Artemisia biennis .. N.J.R. 1890 . Big root .

Author: United States. Office of Experiment Stations

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ISBN: PURD:32754082279948

Category: Agricultural experiment stations

Page: 411

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Bulletin

Bulletin

N.J. R. 1890 ; W. Va . B. 22 , B. 23 . Beggar - ticks .. Bidens lævis . N. J. R. 1890 . Bermuda grass Cynodon dactylon .. Fla . B. 8 ; N.J. R. 1890 ; N.C. B. 70 . Biennial wormwood .... Artemisia biennis . N.J. R. 1890 . Big root .

Author: United States. Office of Experiment Stations

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ISBN: PRNC:32101045573431

Category: Agricultural experiment stations

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Experiment Station Bulletin

Experiment Station Bulletin

N.J. R. 1890 ; W. Va . B. 22 , B. 23 . Beggar - ticks . Bidens levis ... N.J. R. 1890 . Bermuda grass Cynodon dactylon . Fla . B. 8 ; N.J. R. 1890 ; N. C. B. 70 . Biennial wormwood .... Artemisia biennis . N.J.R. 1890 . Big root .

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ISBN: OSU:32435052939022

Category: Agricultural experiment stations

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