Author: Harriet Elizabeth Prescott SpoffordPublish On: 1860
Have n't you a ghost , Sir Rohan ? " A class of words which Sir Rohan had grown to avoid even in his thought , was now perpetually dropping from the lips of his guests , and he expended his energy nerving himself against the abrupt ...
Author: Harriet Prescott SpoffordPublish On: 2019-12-14
Indeed, Arundel becomes something of a detective, one bent on unearthing Sir Rohan's secret past. ... The actual nature of the titular specter in Sir Rohan's Ghost stands as Spofford's most ambitious and sustained instance of this ...
Author: Harriet Prescott Spofford
Publisher: Anthem Press
Originally published in 1860, the formative Gothic novel ‘Sir Rohan’s Ghost’ by Harriet Prescott Spofford (1835–1921), one of nineteenth-century America’s most significant woman writers, relates the tale of a tormented British aristocrat who struggles to retain his sanity while suffering horrifying visitations from the spectre of his dead lover amid the agonies of an already fragile mind. Setting her tale in the enigmatic Sir Rohan’s beautiful-yet-decaying estate, Spofford immerses readers in a ghost story that marries lush imagery with an atmosphere of impending, mysterious doom. Upon its initial publication, a reviewer writing for ‘The Baltimore Sun’ deemed ‘Sir Rohan’s Ghost’ as ‘a strange, weird production, fascinating and exciting [...] A work of genius and not without moral significance’. Dating from a time when women writers like Spofford were increasingly making their voices heard by reshaping the character of popular American literature, ‘Sir Rohan’s Ghost’ remains to this day an engaging and important work of Gothic fiction.
of some desired volume on higher shelves , the Ghost fluttered up and down below it . Sir Rohan left literature . Was there , then , nothing in which this haunted man could bury himself ? He , who was in no wise else a coward ...
Author: Jeffrey Andrew WeinstockPublish On: 2009-08-25
What is initially most interesting about Sir Rohan's Ghost is the fact that it begins with a male protagonist who is already haunted. In the very first paragraph of the novel, Sir Rohan is introduced simultaneously with his ghost.
Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Scare Tactics identifies an important but overlooked tradition of supernatural writing by American women. Jeffrey Weinstock analyzes this tradition as an essentially feminist attempt to imagine alternatives to a world of limited possibilities. In the process, he recovers the lives and works of authors who were important during their lifetimes and in the development of the American literary tradition, but who are not recognized today for their contributions. Between the end of the Civil War and roughly 1930, hundreds of uncanny tales were published by women in the periodical press and in books. These include stories by familiar figures such as Edith Wharton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, as well as by authors almost wholly unknown to twenty-first-century readers, such as Josephine Dodge Bacon, Alice Brown, Emma Frances Dawson, and Harriet Prescott Spofford. Focusing on this tradition of female writing offers a corrective to the prevailing belief within American literary scholarship that the uncanny tale, exemplified by the literary productions of Irving, Poe, and Hawthorne, was displaced after the Civil War by literary realism. Beyond the simple existence of an unacknowledged tradition of uncanny literature by women, Scare Tactics makes a strong case that this body of literature should be read as a specifically feminist literary tradition. Especially intriguing, Weinstock demonstrates, is that women authors repeatedly used Gothic conventions to express discontentment with circumscribed roles for women creating types of political intervention connected to the broader sphere of women's rights activism. Paying attention to these overlooked authors helps us better understand not only the literary marketplace of their time, but also more familiar American Gothicists from Edgar Allan Poe to Shirley Jackson to Stephen King.
a а SIR ROHAN'S GHOST . * left the bench and bar . Dissipation opened its arms to receive bim ; midnight drawing - rooms were proud to hold him ; gay Ghosts are things of the past . What does one , dances wreathed themselves to his ...
But sent the right , cannot represent the interests of the something else confronted Sir Rohan ; the ghost had fitted too , and even here he found no rest . If he country . There is no reason to assume this principle as a rule , which ...
Author: Elizabeth K. HalbeisenPublish On: 2017-01-31
V Sir Rohan's Ghost and Azarian WITH the anonymous appearance in 1860 of Sir Rohan's Ghost : A Romance began the long line of publications both in periodical and volume form that for sixty years were to come steadily from the pen of ...
Author: Elizabeth K. Halbeisen
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The life and writings of one of the most popular and talented authoresses of the nineteenth century whose work has a permanent value for American literature.
Author: Faculty of Advocates (Scotland). LibraryPublish On: 1878
SIR ANDREW SAGITTARIUS - SIRLETO ܐ ܐ ܟ Learn mobile Blasio Ugolino ex Hebraico Latine redditus . [ Heb . et Lat . ... Sir Andrew Sagittarius ; or the perils of astrology ; a novel . 3 vols . ... Sir Rohan's ghost 8 ° Lond .
Author: Faculty of Advocates (Scotland). LibraryPublish On: 1863
Sir Rohan's ghost ... romance . ... ... 2 vols . 8 ° Lond . 1862 . 8 ° Lond . 1860 . SIR SALOMON . Sir Salomon ; or , the cautious coxcomb ; a comedy . 1671. [ By John CARYL . ] SIR TIMOTHY GRACELESS . The life of Sir Timothy Gracelefs ...
SIR ROHAN'S GHOST : A ROMANCE . “ It is our deliberate judgment that no firet work by any author has ever been published in America showing more undoubtful symptoms of genuine poetic power than this . There are passages in it where ...