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Leonard Merrick: A Forgotten Novelist s Novelist (Hardback)

William Baker, Jeanette Roberts Schumaker

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ISBN 10: 1611474272 / ISBN 13: 9781611474275
Edité par Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, United States, 2009
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This study is the first comprehensive, full-length account of the works of the Anglo-Jewish author Leonard William Merrick formerly Miller, (1864-1939). Drawing on unpublished materials, it covers Merricks twelve novels, his several volumes of short stories, eight plays, and contributions to motion pictures. A former actor, Merrick often wrote about actors; George Orwell regards Merricks fiction about the theater as the best of its time, especially The Passion of Peggy Harper (1911). H. G. Wells applauded Merricks depiction of racism in The Quaint Companions (1903). Anti-Semitism is shown in Violet Moses (1891). Mr. Bazalgettes Agent (1888) is the first novel in English to star a lady detective whose story is told through her diary. Many of Merricks works also focus upon a NewWoman. The pioneering meta-fictional aspects of Merricks works deserve attention. N° de réf. du libraire ANB9781611474275

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Titre : Leonard Merrick: A Forgotten Novelist s ...

Éditeur : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2009

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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This study is the first comprehensive, full-length account of the works of the Anglo-Jewish author Leonard William Merrick formerly Miller, (1864-1939). Drawing on unpublished materials, it covers Merricks twelve novels, his several volumes of short stories, eight plays, and contributions to motion pictures. A former actor, Merrick often wrote about actors; George Orwell regards Merricks fiction about the theater as the best of its time, especially The Passion of Peggy Harper (1911). H. G. Wells applauded Merricks depiction of racism in The Quaint Companions (1903). Anti-Semitism is shown in Violet Moses (1891). Mr. Bazalgettes Agent (1888) is the first novel in English to star a lady detective whose story is told through her diary. Many of Merricks works also focus upon a NewWoman. The pioneering meta-fictional aspects of Merricks works deserve attention.

About the Author:

William Baker is distinguished research professor and professor of English at Northern Illinois University.
Jeanette Roberts Shumaker is a professor of English at San Diego State University.

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