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Charles Evans Hughes

Subject: Law

(b. Glen Falls, New York, 11 Apr. 1862; d. Osterville, Massachusetts, 27 Aug. 1948) US; Governor of New York 1906–10, Republican presidential candidate 1916 Hughes, the son of a ...

Welsh artisan painters

Welsh artisan painters   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

...portraits. Some portraits painted by Hugh *Hughes are notable because they were frequently translated into prints and, unlike most artisans in other cultures, Hughes himself engraved. His powerful image of John Evans of Bala, aged go ( c. 1812–19 ) is quite unlike the standardized translations produced by London engravers working for the Evangelical Magazine . Hughes's image of Thomas Charles of Bala ( 1812 ), leader of the Welsh Methodists, and William Roos 's ( 1808–78 ) portrait of Christmas Evans ( 1835 ), the celebrated Baptist preacher,...

George Eliot

George Eliot  

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(1819–80),daughter of Robert Evans, agent for a Warwickshire estate. She became a convert to evangelicalism when she was at school; she was freed from this by the influence of Charles Bray, a ...
Louis D. Brandeis

Louis D. Brandeis  

(1856–1941),became known as the “people's attorney” when, early in his career, without pay he defended Boston citizens against local public utilities. His book Other People's Money (1914) greatly ...
theatre adaptations and biographies

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The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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2011
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Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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...in 1997 . The programme contextualized the play by quotations from Christina Rossetti and Emily Dickinson , and from modern feminist literary theory. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was dramatized by Kenneth Hillmer in 1969 and by Lisa Evans in 1995 . Evans's version was directed by Gwenda Hughes for the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and was also performed at the New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme, in 1998 ; the play was presented in the context of the Victorian fight for women's rights. Unlike Jane Eyre , Wuthering Heights did not attract...

Illustrations

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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...), influenced future generations of illustrators such as George Cruikshank , Richard Doyle , John Tenniel , and Arthur Hughes . Cruikshank created well-known etchings for the first illustrated English edition of the Grimms ’ tales ( 1823–1826 ), and the wood engravings made by Doyle for John Ruskin ’s The King of the Golden River ( 1851 ), by Tenniel for Lewis Carroll ’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ( 1865 ), and by Hughes for George MacDonald ’s At the Back of the North Wind ( 1871 ) contributed greatly to the success of these works. A...

Book Illustration

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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2006
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Literature
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...addressed to children, Aunt Judy's Magazine . sometimes they secured major illustrators such as John Gilbert, George Cruikshank, Charles Keene , and Caldecott for the journal or selected stories issued as books. Arthur Hughes charmingly illustrated George Macdonald ; Doyle depicted “the Elf-world” of William Allingham ( In Fairyland , 1870 ) in sixteen open, convivial colored wood engravings—the largest Evans ever printed. By the end of the century several author/artists were producing bright, colorful nursery series of tales and rhymes:...

United Kingdom

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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...Schooldays ( 1857 ) by Thomas Hughes : “If he'll only turn out a brave, helpful, truth-telling Englishman, and a gentleman, and a Christian, that's all I want .” Perhaps not surprisingly, neither the empire-building adventure nor the boys' school story survived the devastation of World War I. The one lingered on in popular form with heroes such as W. E. Johns 's flying ace, “Biggles” ( 1932– 1970 ), and the school story petered out in stylized comedy— spectacularly in the 72 million words and 50 fictional schools of Charles Hamilton (Frank Richards),...

Poetry

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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...for those who write about human relationships. A few such poets are Barbara Juster Esbensen , Mary Ann Hoberman , Sara Holbrook , Shirley Hughes, Bobbi Katz , Lilian Moore, Pat Mora , Marilyn Singer , and Judith Viorst . The sense of human connection has widened for all of us. African American poetry, in particular, has increased in both volume and significance. In the later 20th century , such poets as Mari Evans , Eloise Greenfield , Nikki Giovanni, and Nikki Grimes all wrote for children. Grimes's A Pocketful of Poems ( 2001 ) is particularly...

Cambridge

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Literature, Society and culture
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...Second Court, from 1756 to 1771 , when he died. Ted Hughes won a scholarship to Pembroke College; national service delayed his taking it up (he first had to spend two years at the Fylingdales radar post—reading, for most of that time); but eventually he did come up to Cambridge in 1951 , to study Archaeology and Anthropology. At Cambridge, Hughes and a group of friends launched the St Botolph's Review , a poetry magazine; it was launched with a party on 26 February 1956 —it was at this party that Hughes met the young American student Sylvia Plath . ‘Our...

London

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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...called to the Bar in 1843 , but gave up law for literature; Thomas Hughes ( 1822–96 ), who was called to the Bar in 1848 , and became a QC in 1869 and a Bencher in 1870 ; and Compton Mackenzie ( 1883–1972 ), who studied Law for a time, and then turned to writing. The Inner Temple is an old haunt of Sir Edward Feathers , the ancient lawyer of Jane Gardam's novel Old Filth ( 2005 ). At his death, the bell of the Temple Church tolls once for every year of his long life. Charles Lamb remembers in Essays of Elia the idiosyncrasies of the clerks,...

Oxford

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Literature, Society and culture
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...D'Avenant was an undergraduate in the 1620s, and his first play, The Tragedy of Albovine , was produced in 1629 . D'Avenant was a Royalist like Thomas Fuller , who came here in 1643 , lived in college, and preached to Charles I . Mark Pattison , author of the life of Isaac Casaubon ( 1875 ), was Rector ( 1861–84 ). Marian Evans ( George Eliot ) visited him when she was writing Middlemarch ( 1871–2 ), though whether her portrait of the elderly pedant Mr Casaubon owes anything to him has been doubted. Pattison is certainly thought to be the origin...

Wood, Charles Erskine Scott

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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...ironically humorous conversations take place in Heaven among God, Satan, Jesus, and such angels or temporary visitors as Rabelais , Voltaire , Paine , Clemens , Jefferson , Carry Nation , Bryan , Billy Sunday , Ingersoll , Joan of Arc , Anthony Comstock , and Charles Evans Hughes . A 41st dialogue on Sacco and Vanzetti was added in 1928 . A second collection, Earthly Discourse , was published in 1937...

Pastiche

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The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

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2005
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... June Thomson 's collections, beginning with The Secret Files of Sherlock Holmes ( 1990 ); and The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes ( 1987 ), edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Carol-Lynn Rossel-Waugh, which includes Stephen King , John Lutz , Edward D. Hoch , Dorothy B. Hughes , and Lillian de la Torre among its contributors. The first notable novel-length Holmes pastiche, H. F. Heard 's A Taste for Honey ( 1941 ), began a trilogy about Holmes's retirement under the alias Mr. Mycroft. The commercial success of Nicholas Meyer 's The...

Jones, Gayl

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The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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Current Version:
2002
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Literature
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2,063 words

...Interview,” interview by Roseann P. Bell , Sturdy Black Bridges: Visions of Black Women in Literature, eds. Roseann P. Bell et al., 1979, pp. 282–287. Gayl Jones , “An Interview with Gayl Jones,” interview by Charles H. Rowell, Callaloo 5.3 (Oct. 1982): 32–53. Gayl Jones , “About My Work,” in Black Women Writers (1950–1980) , ed. Mari Evans , 1984, pp. 233–235. Patricia Munoz-Cabrera , “(Em)Bodying the Flesh: Mythmaking and the Female Body in Gayl Jones' Song for Anninho and Corregidora ,” PALARA 1 (Fall 1997): 106–116. Stelamaris Coser ,...

Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism and Letters

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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Literature
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...J. Pusey , Charles Evans Hughes 1953 — David J. Mays , Edmund Pendleton, 1721–1803 1954 — Charles A. Lindbergh , The Spirit of St. Louis 1955 — William S. White , The Taft Story 1956 — Talbot Faulkner Hamlin , Benjamin Henry Latrobe 1957 — John F. Kennedy , Profiles in Courage 1958 — Douglas S. Freeman , George Washington (vols. 5 and 6); and John A. Carroll and Mary W. Ashworth , George Washington (vol. 7) 1959 — Arthur Walworth , Woodrow Wilson (2 vols.) 1960 —Samuel Eliot Morison, John Paul Jones 1961 — David Donald , Charles Sumner and the...

Children's Literature

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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2005
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...the Looking Glass , Tom Brown 's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes , Kenneth Grahame 's The Wind in the Willows , Rudyard Kipling 's Kim, A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner , George MacDonald 's The Princess and the Goblin and The Princess and Curdie , the Narnia books of C. S. Lewis, Beatrix Potter's animal stories, L. M. Montgomery 's accounts of Anne of Green Gables , Robert Louis Stevenson 's Kidnapped and Treasure Island , and, of course, the novels of Charles Dickens . None of these books was written by an American,...

African-American Writing

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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2005
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...leap for a new generation of young black writers struggling to find their way into the mainstream literary marketplace. In her role as literary editor of the Crisis , Fauset guided the careers of a number of these young black writers, including Langston Hughes (who credited her, Alain Locke, and Charles Johnson at Opportunity with having midwifed the renaissance into being), Jean Toomer, Georgia Douglas Johnson , and Nella Larsen. Though not so prolific as Fauset, Larsen, too, left her imprint on the era. Her two novels— Quicksand ( 1928 ) and ...

War Literature

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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2005
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...extensively, in The Jervis Bay ( 1943 ) by Michael Thwaites and Slaves of the Samurai ( 1946 ) by W. S. Kent Hughes . The title poem in the former volume, one of the few poems dealing with naval warfare, tells in longish rhyming couplets and in dramatic fashion the story of the unequal fight between the British escort vessel Jervis Bay and the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer during the battle of the Atlantic. Kent Hughes 's volume, an ambitious poem in thirty-one cantos, ‘written at odd times, on odd scraps of paper, in many odd places’,...

Literature in English

Literature in English: 731 - 2000  

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2012
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...(1815–82) World Encyclopedia 1 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Literature English literature Fiction Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain 1857 1857 In Tom Brown's Schooldays Thomas Hughes depicts the often brutal aspects of an English public school Hughes, Thomas (1822–96) World Encyclopedia 1 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Literature English literature Fiction Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain 1858 1858 Oliver Wendell Holmes' book The...

American literature

American literature: 1616 - 1995  

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2012
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...Miller's play A View from the Bridge is performed in New York View from the Bridge, A The Oxford Dictionary of Plays 1 1950s 20th century Performing arts Theatre Literature Literature in English Drama North America United States 1956 1956 English poet Ted Hughes marries US poet Sylia Plath Hughes, Ted (1930–1998) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1950s 20th century Literature English literature Literature in English Poetry Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain North America United States 1956 1956 Eugene...

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