Vanishing Cornwall

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 074811467X

Category: Travel

Page: 216

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA An eloquent elegy on the past of a county she loved so much - The Times 'There was a smell in the air of tar and rope and rusted chain, a smell of tidal water. Down harbour, around the point, was the open sea. Here was the freedom I desired, long sought-for, not yet known. Freedom to write, to walk, to wander, freedom to climb hills, to pull a boat, to be alone . . . I for this, and this for me.' Daphne du Maurier lived in Cornwall for most of her life. Its rugged coastline, wild terrain and tumultuous weather inspired her imagination, and many of her works are set there, including Rebecca, Jamaica Inn and Frenchman's Creek. In Vanishing Cornwall she celebrates the land she loved, exploring its legends, its history and its people, eloquently making a powerful plea for Cornwall's preservation.

Sea Narratives: Cultural Responses to the Sea, 1600–Present

Author: Charlotte Mathieson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137581166

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 880


Sea Narratives: Cultural Responses to the Sea, 1600-Present explores the relationship between the sea and culture from the early modern period to the present. The collection uses the concept of the ‘sea narrative’ as a lens through which to consider the multiple ways in which the sea has shaped, challenged, and expanded modes of cultural representation to produce varied, contested and provocative chronicles of the sea across a variety of cultural forms within diverse socio-cultural moments. Sea Narratives provides a unique perspective on the relationship between the sea and cultural production: it reveals the sea to be more than simply a source of creative inspiration, instead showing how the sea has had a demonstrable effect on new modes and forms of narration across the cultural sphere, and in turn, how these forms have been essential in shaping socio-cultural understandings of the sea. The result is an incisive exploration of the sea’s force as a cultural presence.

Daphne du Maurier

Author: A. Horner,S. Zlosnik

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230378773

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

View: 3840


Daphne du Maurier: Writing, Identity and the Gothic Imagination is the first full-length evaluation of du Maurier's fiction and the first critical study of du Maurier as a Gothic writer. Horner and Zlosnik argue that the fears at the heart of du Maurier's Gothic fictions reflect both personal and broader cultural anxieties concerning sexual and social identity. Using the most recent work in Gothic and gender studies they enter the current debate on the nature of Female Gothic and raise questions about du Maurier's relationship to such a tradition.

Gothic Kernow: Cornwall as Strange Fiction

Author: Ruth Heholt,Tanya Krzywinska

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1785279076

Category: Art

Page: 90

View: 5548


Focussing on written and visual culture that is made in or made about Cornwall, this book argues that Cornwall and the Scilly Isles (known as ‘Kernow’ in the Cornish language) have a special relationship with Gothic, one that has been overlooked in the literature on regional Gothic.

Folklore of Cornwall

Author: Clifford Shaw

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750956526

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 1617


Standing alone at the bottom tip of England and despite the enormous influx of tourists it receives each year, Cornwall boasts many unique traditions. This volume touches on the wide variety of legends, songs and stories and their relationship with the rugged landscape: from standing stones and tales of sea-monsters and mermaids to ghosts, fairies and giants. The book looks at pagan ceremonies and old traditions, and the very Cornish love of singing. It further discusses the Cornish tongue, and the old language of Cornwall. And, of course, no study of Cornwall would be complete without some consideration of King Arthur and his legacy upon the folklore of the county.

Iconic Cornwall

Author: Sarah Chapman

Publisher: Alison Hodge Publishers

ISBN: 9780906720882

Category: Cornwall (England : County)

Page: 140

View: 7822


In words and photographs, this book portrays the iconic locations that exemplify Cornwall, its unique culture, heritage, beauty and atmosphere.

The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall

Author: Robert Andrews,Peter Hack

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843533122

Category: Travel

Page: 412

View: 4069


The Rough Guide to Devon and Cornwall is the ultimate insider''s handbook to one of the most beautiful and popular regions of the UK. In this new edition, there is a 24-page full-colour introduction to the author''s pick of the attractions and activities, from the cliff-top Minack theatre to a helicopter ride to the Isles of Scilly. The guide provides expert coverage of all the major sights, from the wild expanses of Dartmoor to the Eden project and critical reviews of the best restaurants, pubs and accommodation in every area. There is also practical advice for the host of outdoor activities available, from surfing to rambling and horse riding to diving.

Cornwall Politics in the Age of Reform, 1790-1885

Author: Ed Jaggard

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780861932436

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 5336


Examination of major changes in political behaviour in 19c Cornwall, withwider implications for the country as a whole. This detailed case-study offers a penetrating analysis of the changing political culture in Cornwall up to and after the introduction of the 1832 electoral system. It spans a century in which the county's parliamentary over-representation and notorious political corruption was replaced by a politicised electorate for whom issues and principles were usually paramount. Several models of electoral behaviour are tested; in particular, the continuous politicalactivism of Cornwall's farmers stands out. Despite remnants of the unreformed electoral system lingering into the mid-Victorian era, Cornwall developed a powerful Liberal tradition, built upon distinctive patterns of non-conformity; the Conservatives, split by dissension, saw their pre-reform ascendancy disappear. Professor EDWIN JAGGARD lectures in history at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia.

Cornwall (Slow Travel)

Author: Kirsty Fergusson

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841628646

Category: Cornwall (England : County)

Page: 335

View: 8214


Many of Cornwall's wildest or most curious corners as well as the exciting new range of places to eat, sleep or drink are often overlooked in the headlong race to get to the beach or the well-known tourist spots. Taking the Slow approach, using local knowledge and the author's endless curiosity, this guide offers both visitors and seasoned residents alike the chance to discover what lies behind the immediate and obvious attractions of Britain's favourite holiday destination.