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terrorism

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The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear. Terrorism is intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally ...

Roman Catholic Church

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
486 words

...France and belongs to the literary tradition of wily Catholics who trap young Protestant aristocrats into marriage. In the late Irish novel The Landleaguers , Trollope 's historical sense is again in play, as the youngest of the novel's three priests has become implicated in terrorism. Such involvement of the Church in political violence is deplored. Roman Catholics are portrayed from various perspectives in those novels with a European setting. In Nina Balatka the warm humanity of the priest, Father Jerome , is contrasted with the fanaticism of Nina 's...

Landleaguers, The

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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Current Version:
2011
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Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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1,111 words

... Lord Frederick Cavendish , and his deputy, Thomas Burke , a few weeks before he began the novel. In its favour some have praised the gathering sense of doom involving the boy Florian , and the spreading fears of terrorism among the community of mainly decent citizenry, as relevant today as in Trollope 's time. The apparatus of terrorism is well conveyed. Fear keeps people silent. ‘There must be some terrible understanding among them, some compact for evil, when twenty men are afraid to tell what one man has been seen to do’ (IV). Trollope even manages...

‘Informer, The’

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Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

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2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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626 words

...e il delatore: un’ipotesi e una fonte per “The Informer’” (Mr X and the Informer: A Conjecture and a Source for ‘The Informer’), Joseph Conrad Society Newsletter (Italy ) 5 ( 1977 ), 8–12. Margaret Scanlan discusses the subversive use of language in the story in ‘Language and Terrorism in Conrad’s “The Informer’”, Conradiana , 27 ( 1995 ), 115–22. Conrad sent the manuscript of ‘The Informer’ to John Quinn in May 1912 to compensate for the loss of ‘Karain’, which went down with the Titanic . It is now at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia....

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