Metropolis on the Styx

Metropolis on the Styx Author David Lawrence Pike
ISBN-10 0801473047
Release 2007
Pages 377
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Pike considers how underground spaces and their many myths have organized ways of seeing, thinking about, and living in the modern city. He details the emergence of the vertical city in the imagination of 19th century Paris and London, a city whose ground level was replete with passages between above and below.



The Bride of Annwn

The Bride of Annwn Author Von Raven
ISBN-10 9780557312306
Release 2010-02-14
Pages 267
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At midnight, a bride enters a Manhattan bar. She's invisible to all except Tristan McGrath, whom she approaches and asks why he abandoned her at the altar. He's never seen her before, but feels a powerful connection between them. Before he can sort this out, however, two sinister, supernatural figures attack them. Tristan and the bride fight them off and flee, but once outside, a strange, unseen force drags the bride down into the depths of the subway.Tristan follows her down below. He finds only a dying homeless man with a magic belt that's somehow related to this mystery, and a portal that leads into a world that seems just like our own, but is rich with the stuff of faerie tales, both the wondrous and the horrific. There he discovers a terrible danger that threatens not just this other world, but our own…and only he can stop it.



Tense Future

Tense Future Author Paul K. Saint-Amour
ISBN-10 9780190266295
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 368
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We know that trauma can leave syndromes in its wake. But can the anticipation of violence be a form of violence as well? Tense Future argues that it can-that twentieth-century war technologies and practices, particularly the aerial bombing of population centers, introduced non-combatants to a coercive and traumatizing expectation. During wartime, civilians braced for the next raid; during peacetime they braced for the next war. The pre-traumatic stress they experienced permeates the century's public debates and cultural works. In a series of groundbreaking readings, Saint-Amour illustrates how air war prophets theorized the wounding power of anticipation, how archive theory changed course in war's shadow, and how speculative fiction conjured visions of a civilizational collapse that would end literacy itself. And in this book's central chapters, he shows us how Ford Madox Ford, Robert Musil, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and other interwar modernist writers faced the memory of one war and the prospect of another, some by pitting their fictions' encyclopedic scale and formal turbulence against total war, others by conceding war's inevitability while refusing to long for a politically regressive peace. Total war: a conflict that exempts no one, disregarding any difference between soldier and civilian. Tense Future forever alters our understanding of the concept of total war by tracing its emergence during the First World War, its incubation in air power theory between the wars, and above all its profound partiality. For total war, during most of the twentieth century, meant conflict between imperial nation states; it did not include the violence those states routinely visited on colonial subjects during peacetime. Tacking back and forth between metropole and colony, between world war and police action, Saint-Amour describes the interwar refashioning of a world system of violence-production, one that remains largely intact in our own moment of perpetual interwar.



Hell and its Afterlife

Hell and its Afterlife Author Margaret Toscano
ISBN-10 9781409481324
Release 2013-06-28
Pages 282
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The notion of an infernal place of punishment for 'undesired' elements in human culture and human nature has a long history both as religious idea and as cultural metaphor. This book brings together a wide array of scholars who examine hell as an idea within the Christian tradition and its 'afterlife' in historical and contemporary imagination. Leading scholars grapple with the construction and meaning of hell in the past and investigate its modern utility as a means to describe what is perceived as horrific or undesirable in modern culture. While the idea of an infernal region of punishment was largely developed in the context of early Jewish and Christian religious culture, it remains a central belief for some Christians in the modern world. Hell's reception (its 'afterlife') in the modern world has extended hell's meaning beyond the religious realm; hell has become a pervasive image and metaphor in political rhetoric, in popular culture, and in the media. Bringing together scholars from a variety of fields to contribute to a wider understanding of this fascinating and important cultural idea, this book will appeal to readers from historical, religious, literary and cultural perspectives.



Subterranean Cities

Subterranean Cities Author David Lawrence Pike
ISBN-10 0801472563
Release 2005
Pages 355
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The underground has been a dominant image of modern life since the late eighteenth century. A site of crisis, fascination, and hidden truth, the underground is a space at once more immediate and more threatening than the ordinary world above. In Subterranean Cities, David L. Pike explores the representation of underground space in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a period during which technology and heavy industry transformed urban life.The metropolis had long been considered a moral underworld of iniquity and dissolution. As the complex drainage systems, underground railways, utility tunnels, and storage vaults of the modern cityscape superseded the countryside of caverns and mines as the principal location of actual subterranean spaces, ancient and modern converged in a mythic space that was nevertheless rooted in the everyday life of the contemporary city. Writers and artists from Felix Nadar and Charles Baudelaire to Charles Dickens and Alice Meynell, Gustave Doré and Victor Hugo, George Gissing and Emile Zola, and Jules Verne and H. G. Wells integrated images of the urban underworld into their portrayals of the anatomy of modern society. Illustrated with photographs, movie stills, prints, engravings, paintings, cartoons, maps, and drawings of actual and imagined urban spaces, Subterranean Cities documents the emergence of a novel space in the subterranean obsessions and anxieties within nineteenth-century urban culture. Chapters on the subways, sewers, and cemeteries of Paris and London provide a detailed analysis of these competing centers of urban modernity. A concluding chapter considers the enduring influence of these spaces on urban culture at the turn of the twenty-first century.



The Mysteries and Miseries of the Great Metropolis

The Mysteries and Miseries of the Great Metropolis Author Arthur Pember
ISBN-10 KBNL:KBNL03000433102
Release 1874
Pages 462
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Rambles along the Styx

Rambles along the Styx Author Jonathan Leach
ISBN-10 BL:A0020866967
Release 1847
Pages 142
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The Singular Problem of the Stygian House Boat

The Singular Problem of the Stygian House Boat Author John Kendrick Bangs
ISBN-10 9781605430355
Release 2007
Pages 174
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The New sporting magazine

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ISBN-10 OXFORD:555014597
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Literature

Literature Author David Lawrence Pike
ISBN-10 020588623X
Release 2012
Pages 693
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Literature A World of Writing Stories, Poems, Plays, and Essays is an exciting new full-color introduction to literature anthology with compelling visual pedagogy and a rich selection of thematically organized readings that make new literature familiar and familiar literature new. An extensive writing handbook shows students how to read critically and guides them through the process of writing arguments using dynamic visual tools to convey key concepts. Outstanding selections, engaging visual pedagogy, superior writing instruction - all for 20% less than comparable texts! Key concepts are presented visually using idea maps, fill-in boxes, and annotations that enable students to grasp main ideas more effectively. Diverse texts are presented in four casebooks called, "Reading Globally, Writing Locally."



Literature

Literature Author David Lawrence Pike
ISBN-10 0321364899
Release 2011
Pages 681
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Literature A World of Writing Stories, Poems, Plays, and Essays is an exciting new full-color introduction to literature anthology with compelling visual pedagogy and a rich selection of thematically organized readings that make new literature familiar and familiar literature new. An extensive writing handbook shows students how to read critically and guides them through the process of writing arguments using dynamic visual tools to convey key concepts. Outstanding selections, engaging visual pedagogy, superior writing instruction – all for 20% less than comparable texts! Key concepts are presented visually using idea maps, fill-in boxes, and annotations that enable students to grasp main ideas more effectively. Diverse texts are presented in four casebooks called, "Reading Globally, Writing Locally."



The Pursuit of the House Boat

The Pursuit of the House Boat Author John Kendrick Bangs
ISBN-10 9781421815756
Release 2005-10-01
Pages 120
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - The House-boat of the Associated Shades, formerly located upon the River Styx, as the reader may possibly remember, had been torn from its moorings and navigated out into unknown seas by that vengeful pirate Captain Kidd, aided and abetted by some of the most ruffianly inhabitants of Hades. Like a thief in the night had they come, and for no better reason than that the Captain had been unanimously voted a shade too shady to associate with self-respecting spirits had they made off with the happy floating club-house of their betters; and worst of all, with them, by force of circumstances over which they had no control, had sailed also the fair Queen Elizabeth, the spirited Xanthippe, and every other strong-minded and beautiful woman of Erebean society, whereby the men thereof were rendered desolate.



An Universal Historical Geographical Chronological and Poetical Dictionary Exactly Describing the Situation Extent Customs of All Kingdoms

An Universal  Historical  Geographical  Chronological and Poetical Dictionary  Exactly Describing the Situation  Extent  Customs     of All Kingdoms    Author
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433000977029
Release 1703
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A Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction

A Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction Author William Adolphus Wheeler
ISBN-10 BSB:BSB10574877
Release 1866
Pages 410
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An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction

An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction Author William Adolphus Wheeler
ISBN-10 WISC:89094396249
Release 1872
Pages 410
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Real life in London or The rambles and adventures of Bob Tallyho esq and Tom Dashall through the metropolis by an amateur P Egan

Real life in London  or  The rambles and adventures of Bob Tallyho  esq  and     Tom  Dashall  through the metropolis  by an amateur  P  Egan  Author Pierce Egan
ISBN-10 OXFORD:555082686
Release 1905
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Real Life in London Or The Further Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho Esq and His Cousin the Hon Tom Dashall Etc Through the Metropolis

Real Life in London  Or The Further Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho  Esq   and His Cousin the Hon  Tom Dashall  Etc   Through the Metropolis Author
ISBN-10 MINN:319510023101393
Release 1905
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