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John Thorpe

(c. 1565–c.1655). English land-and building-surveyor, who also appears to have designed (though rarely supervised) buildings. He produced a book of plans (preserved in Sir John ...

Thorpe, John and Isabella

Thorpe, John and Isabella  

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Characters in J. Austen's Northanger Abbey.
Sonnets

Sonnets   Reference library

Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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Oxford University Press

... text of the Sonnets, published by Thomas Thorpe , is on the whole a good one, though its punctuation is demonstrably not authorial (two recognizably different compositors display quite different preferences) and an unusual recurrent misprint of ‘their’ for ‘thy’, found nowhere else in the canon, suggests that the edition was printed from a manuscript not in Shakespeare’s own handwriting. Shakespeare’s Sonnets , however, was Shakespeare’s least reprinted quarto: its contents reappeared only in 1640 , in John Benson ’s pirated volume Poems: Written by W....

A Lover’s Complaint

A Lover’s Complaint   Reference library

Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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1,103 words
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Oxford University Press

...until the 1960s before many scholars were willing to concede that Shakespeare had even written it. Most editors of the Sonnets, considering their publication to have been unauthorized, omitted this poem, believing it to have been an inferior work foisted on Shakespeare by Thomas Thorpe . It was only after Kenneth Muir and MacDonald P. Jackson independently vindicated the poem’s authenticity in 1964 and 1965 that more commentators began to find the poem of interest, particularly in relation to the Sonnets it follows. It was pointed out that in placing...

Gerrard's Cross

Gerrard's Cross  

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BuckinghamshireVillage on the border of Greater London. John Betjeman taught at Thorpe House School after his rustication from Oxford.
Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey  

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A novel by J. Austen, begun 1798, published posthumously in 1818 with Persuasion.The purpose of the novel is to ridicule the popular tales of romance and terror, such as Mrs Radcliffe's Mysteries of ...
Mike Fink

Mike Fink  

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(1770?–1823?),keelboatman on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, noted for tall tales of his exploits, which made him as fabulous as Paul Bunyan. Accounts of his adventures appeared as early as 1829, ...
Who's Who of Australian Writers

Who's Who of Australian Writers  

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Was published in 1991 by publishers D. W. Thorpe in association with the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. Edited by Raylee Singh, Kirsten Alexander and John Arnold, it ...
Thomas Thorpe

Thomas Thorpe  

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 (1571/2–1625?) London bookseller and publisher.Remembered as the publisher of Shakespeare’s Sonnets in 1609 and noted for his witty dedications to patrons, Thorpe also published reliable editions of ...
sonnets

sonnets  

Were printed in 1609 and probably date from the 1590s. Most of them trace the course of the writer's affection for a young man of rank and beauty: the first 17 urge him to marry to reproduce his ...
Henry Wriothesley

Henry Wriothesley  

(1573–1624).Wriothesley's father, a catholic, was imprisoned in the Tower 1571–3 under suspicion of encouraging Norfolk's proposed marriage to Mary, queen of Scots. Wriothesley succeeded to the ...
Who's Who of Australian Writers

Who's Who of Australian Writers   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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2005
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Literature
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50 words

...Who of Australian Writers was published in 1991 by publishers D. W. Thorpe in association with the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. Edited by Raylee Singh , Kirsten Alexander and John Arnold , it lists about 5000 writers and their published works together with other personal and literary...

Fink, Mike

Fink, Mike   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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Literature
Length:
81 words

...appeared as early as 1829 , when tales derived from oral sources found their way into print. There are 11 versions of his death, and his daughter Sal is probably an entirely mythical creation. He figures in works by many writers, including Emerson Bennett , T.B. Thorpe , J.M. Field , and John Neihardt...

Fink, Mike

Fink, Mike (1770?–1823)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (2 ed.)

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2021
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83 words

...appeared as early as 1829, when tales derived from oral sources found their way into print. There are eleven versions of his death, and his daughter Sal is probably an entirely mythical creation. He figures in works by many writers, including Emerson Bennett, T. B. Thorpe, J. M. Field, and John...

Northanger Abbey

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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230 words

...the exaggerated report of her parents' wealth given him by the foolish young John Thorpe, brother of Catherine's friend Isabella. Catherine is invited to Northanger Abbey, the medieval seat of the Tilneys. Somewhat unbalanced by her eager reading of Radcliffe's novels, Catherine imagines a mystery in which General Tilney is criminally involved with the death of his wife, and is mortified when her suspicions are discovered. General Tilney, having received a second report from John Thorpe as misleading as the first, representing Catherine's parents as extremely...

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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373 words

...the acquaintance of Henry Tilney (son of the eccentric General Tilney ) and his pleasant sister Eleanor. Catherine falls in love with Henry, and gains his father's approval, which is founded upon the exaggerated report of her parents' wealth given him by the foolish young John Thorpe, brother of Catherine's friend Isabella. Catherine is invited to Northanger Abbey, the medieval seat of the Tilneys. Somewhat unbalanced by her eager reading of Radcliffe's novels, Catherine imagines a mystery in which General Tilney is criminally involved with the death of his...

sonnets of Shakespeare

sonnets of Shakespeare   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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317 words

...Pilgrim ) was issued by the publisher Thomas Thorpe ( 1571/2–1625 ), whether authorized by Shakespeare or not is not known, in 1609 , with a dedication ‘To the onlie begetter of these insuing sonnets Mr W.H.’ Mr W.H. has been identified as (among others) William , Lord Herbert ( 1580–1630 ), afterwards third earl of Pembroke, or Henry Wriothesley , earl of Southampton ( 1573–1624 ), and further as the young man addressed in the sonnets. Other views are that Mr W.H. was an unknown friend of Thorpe who may have procured the manuscript for him, or...

Wyclif, John

Wyclif, John (d. 1384)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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186 words

...thought of this period is partly reflected in a significant body of writings in English directly influenced or at least inspired by his ideas. This includes two versions of the Bible in English, a substantial sermon cycle, many polemical works and the Testimony of William Thorpe , which depicts the interrogation of a suspected Wycliffite by Thomas Arundel , archbishop of Canterbury. See also Lollards...

Children's Book of the Year Award

Children's Book of the Year Award   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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2005
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422 words

..., shared by Devils' Hill by Chauncy and Sea Menace by John Gunn ; 1960 , All the Proud Tribesmen by Kylie Tennant ; 1961 , Tangara by Chauncy ; 1962 , shared by The Racketty Street Gang by L. H. Evers and Rafferty Rides a Winner by Joan Woodberry ; 1963 , The Family Conspiracy by Phipson ; 1964 , The Green Laurel by Eleanor Spence ; 1965 , Pastures of the Blue Crane by H. F. Brinsmead ; 1966 , Ash Road by Ivan Southall ; 1967 , The Min-Min by Mavis Thorpe Clark ; 1968 , To the Wild Sky by Southall ; 1969 , When...

Wyclif, John

Wyclif, John (1384)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Literature
Length:
409 words

...of writings in English directly influenced or at least inspired by his ideas. This includes two versions of the Bible in English, a substantial sermon cycle, many polemical works and the Testimony of William Thorpe , which depicts the interrogation of a suspected Wycliffite by Thomas Arundel , archbishop of Canterbury. See K. B. Macfarlane , John Wycliffe and the Beginnings of English Nonconformity (1952) ; M. Aston , Lollards and Reformers (1984) ; A. Hudson (ed.), Selections from English Wycliffite Writings (1978) ; A. Hudson (ed.), The Premature...

Old English

Old English   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

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2006
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1,599 words

...appear; in 1837 John Mitchell Kemble ( 1807–57 ) followed his edition of Beowulf with a literal, prose translation of the whole poem—the first in English. The choice between faithfulness and readability is acute with poems so distant in time and different in culture. Verse translators must additionally decide how far to imitate Old English poetic form—a four-stress, alliterating line with a marked caesura, and a rich poetic diction which was probably arcane even in its own time. Literal translations, such as that of Benjamin Thorpe ( 1782–1870 ), which...

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