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Thorpe, John and Isabella

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Characters in J. Austen's Northanger Abbey.

Thorpe, John and Isabella

Thorpe, John and Isabella  

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Literature
Characters in J. Austen's Northanger Abbey.
Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey  

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Literature
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 ...
Northanger Abbey

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature
Length:
373 words

...the main plot is the flirtation of Captain Tilney, Henry's elder brother, and the vulgar Isabella Thorpe, who is engaged to Catherine's brother; the consequent breaking of the engagement and rupture of the friendship between Catherine and Isabella; and Isabella's failure to secure Captain...

Northanger Abbey

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature
Length:
230 words

...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 humble, packs her...

Blaise Castle and Hamlet

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006

...Castle and Hamlet Henbury, Bristol, England, are on land that was originally part of the Henbury Manor estate. It was bought in 1762 by Thomas Farr who in 1766 commissioned a sham castle from the architect Robert Mylne ( 1733–1811 ). Triangular in plan, with a castellated round tower at each corner, it rises high on a wooded eminence. It is one of the few identifiable gardens mentioned by Jane Austen . Isabella Thorpe in Northanger Abbey ( 1818 ) claimed that it was ‘the finest place in England; worth going fifty miles any time to see’. In 1795 ...

Austen, Jane

Austen, Jane (1775–1817)   Reference library

Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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1,054 words

...fact is that Eliot's *irony is of a different texture. Sisters Dorothea and Celia have no circumstantial connection with Elinor and Marianne , and the cutting edge with which Mrs Bennett is carved is more epigrammatically serrated in the case of Mrs Cadwallader . Austen 's egoists like Wickham and Willoughby (or Isabella Thorpe and Mary Crawford ) show a limited capacity for development within the narrative frame, but Eliot's egoists, like Arthur Donnithorne and Tito , develop in their various ways, in the case of the first through a...

Iberia

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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36,499 words
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...legist who rose to a position on the royal council under Fernando and Isabella and later served their grandson, Carlos I . During these years Carvajal functioned as a royal historian and conducted the first major compilation and editing of the traditional chronicles. His Crónica de Enrique IV , lifted from the primary accounts, is more detailed than Castillo’s and more balanced than Palencia’s. The chronicles that deal with the reign of the Catholic Monarchs Fernando and Isabella at the close of fifteenth century are almost uniformly favorable to...

Britain

Britain   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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55,708 words
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...truce with Robert—which, although welcome to beleaguered and impoverished northerners, was deeply unpopular in the rest of the country. Untrammeled by opposition, the royal government of 1323 to 1326 became a tyranny. Eventually, in 1326 , assisted by the mercenaries of John of Hainault, Edward’s queen, Isabella, and her paramour Roger de Mortimer were able to overthrow the king. Edward II fled westward but was captured and formally deposed in favor of his son, the third Edward. Edward III and the Scots to 1337. In his heyday Edward III (r. 1327–1377...

Roper

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
180 words

...Cambridge (Cambs); Johannis Roper , 1540 in IGI (Ledsham, WR Yorks); Thomas Roper , 1541 in IGI (Bromyard, Herefs); Peter Roper , 1543 in IGI (Aldborough, WR Yorks); Isabella Roper , 1544 in IGI (Halifax, WR Yorks); Johes. Roper , 1545 in IGI (Thorpe Market, Norfolk); John Roper , 1545 in IGI (Shustoke, Warwicks); Alse Roper , 1551 in IGI (Wartling, Sussex); Thomas Raper , 1560 in IGI (Lowdham, Notts); Richard Raper , 1561 in IGI (Saint Botolph without Bishopsgate, London); Wm. Raper , 1562 in IGI (Bedale, NR Yorks); Mary ...

Fenton

Fenton   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
353 words

... (Thorpe Acre, Leics); John de Fenton’ , 1380 in Feet of Fines (Bucks); Robertus de Fenton’ , 1381 in Poll Tax (Chadderton, Lancs); William Fenton , 1382 in Assize Rolls (Lincs); Ricus. Fenton , 1547 in IGI (Audley, Staffs); Edmudi. Fenton , 1548 in IGI (Rothwell, WR Yorks); John Fenton , 1556 in PROB 11 (Stamford, Lincs); John Fenton , 1557 in IGI (Penrith, Cumb). References Place-Names of Derbys , p. 621. 2 Scottish : locative name from Fenton (E Lothian). Early bearers Gregory of Fentune , 1189–99 in NRS (Leyston, Perths); John ...

Bibliography, Selected

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
54,714 words

... and Smith, L. Douglas The Real Bohemia (New York 1961) Riis, Jacob A. The Battle with the Slum (New York 1902) —— How the Other Half Lives (New York 1891) Rimmer, Robert H. The Harrad Experiment (Los Angeles 1966) The Rising Sun: Journal of the A.I.F. (France 1917) Ritchie, James E. The Night Side of London (London 1857) [rev. edn London 1858] Rittenhouse, Isabella Maud Maud: A Diary (London 1939) Rivett, Rohan Behind Bamboo (Sydney/London 1946) ‘R.M.’ see Monsey, R. (trans.) Ro, Ronin Have Gun Will Travel (London 1998) Robb, John...

William Shakespeare

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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Quotation
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
17,555 words

...sonnets, Mr W.H. Dedication (1609), inserted by Thomas Thorpe, the publisher. The identity of Mr W.H. is still disputed Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date. Sonnet 18. Hence, the titles of two modern novels. In H.E. Bates, The Darling Buds of May (1958), Charlie the tax inspector recites the poem when he is drunkenly pursuing the lovely daughter, Mariette. John Mortimer's Summer's Lease (1988) is about goings-on in a...

William Shakespeare

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
47,628 words

...will encounter darkness as a bride, And hug it in mine arms. Measure for Measure (1604) act 3, sc. 1, l. 81 encounter darkness as a bride encounter darkness as a bride encounter darkness as a bride claudio : Death is a fearful thing. isabella : And shamed life a hateful. claudio : Ay, but to die, and go we know not where; To lie in cold obstruction and to rot. Measure for Measure (1604) act 3, sc. 1, l. 114; some editions prefer ‘dilated spirit’ death is a fearful thing shamed life a hateful Ay, but to die , and go go we know not where go we know ...

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