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by Kim Ian Michasiw,Charlotte Dacre

Zofloya: or The Moor (The World's Classics) download ebook
ISBN:
0192832395
ISBN13:
978-0192832399
Author:
Kim Ian Michasiw,Charlotte Dacre
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (May 22, 1997)
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280 pages
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1429 kb
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Rating:
4.7

Kim Ian Michasiw is Associate Professor of English at York University, Ontario.

Kim Ian Michasiw is Associate Professor of English at York University, Ontario. Series: Oxford World's Classics. Paperback: 320 pages.

Zofloya, or The Moor book. 17 of 100 Classics Challenge. Zofloya, or The Moor By Charlotte Darce 1806 Oxford Classics. Set in Venice, late 15th Century, this is a story of a spoilt daughter, Victoria, whose indulgent aristocratic parents. She falls into a period of being abused and kept captive.

Charlotte Dacre, Kim Ian Michasiw. venture as thou hast in the alarming paths of si. This is the final judgement of Satan on Victoria di Loredani, the heroine of Zofloya, or The Moor (1806), a tale of lust, betrayal, and multiple murder set in Venice in the last days of the fifteenth century. The novel follows Victoria's progress from spoilt daughter of indulgent aristocrats, through a period of abuse and captivity, to a career of deepening criminality conducted under Satan's watchful eye.

In the literary world, Charlotte Dacre, as she became known, has been an obscure and forgotten figure but her works, with their feminist streak, are becoming ever more popular. Charlotte Dacre died on 7th November 1825. At this juncture it may not be amiss for a few moments to digress, in stating, that at the period which commences this history, the Venetians were a proud, strict, and fastidious people-in no country was the pride of nobility carried to a greater extent; their manners, also, received a deep and gloomy tincture from the nature of their government, which in.

In the literary world, Charlotte Dacre has remained in virtual obscurity for nearly two centuries. Zofloya: or The Moor (Oxford World's Classics). Oxford University Press. However, her work was admired by some of the literary giants of her day and her novels influenced Percy Shelley who thought highly of her style and creative skills.

This is the final judgement of Satan on Victoria di Loredani, the heroine of Zofloya, or The Moor (1806), a tale of lust, betrayal, and multiple murder set in Venice in the last .

This is the final judgement of Satan on Victoria di Loredani, the heroine of Zofloya, or The Moor (1806), a tale of lust, betrayal, and multiple murder set in Venice in the last days of the fifteen. Country of Publication.

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The beautiful Laurina de Loredani is seduced into adultery by a charming rogue and the impact of her betrayal is. .

The beautiful Laurina de Loredani is seduced into adultery by a charming rogue and the impact of her betrayal is far-reaching.

She next reverted to the terrible moment in which she beheld joined the hands of Lilla and Henriquez, but that Zofloya had offered to prevent the marriage

She next reverted to the terrible moment in which she beheld joined the hands of Lilla and Henriquez, but that Zofloya had offered to prevent the marriage. Встречается в книгах (6) с 1806 по 1998. Стр. 291 - The pleasures of melancholy are suited only to minds of uncommon susceptibility, - to those persons who may be said to have a sympathetic taste for distress; and from readers of this class, the tale of woe now before us will meet with peculiar acceptance.

This is the first edition in nearly 200 years of an unduly neglected work, originally published in 1806, by an unconventional woman writer. A Gothic tale of lust, betrayal and multiple murder set in fifteenth-century Venice, the novel's most daring aspect is its anatomy of the central character, Victoria's, intense sexual attraction to her Moorish servant Zofloya. A minor scandal on its first publication, and a significant influence on Byron and Shelley, Zofloya deserves to be read alongside other established Gothic classics.
Reviews:
  • Kinashand
This book fits loosely into the early goth/horror genre and gives an interesting insight into what a scare lover like myself might have been reading back in the day. The plot concerns a noble lady in Italy who wanders slowly further and further off the path of rightousness under the influence of the mysterious Zofloya, a moor in her service. The suspense builds very well until the true identity of Zofloya is revealed at the very end with dammning consequences for the noble lady. The language is very old fashioned and takes a little getting used to. In some ways this is a very slow book but if you're prepared to perservere with it the suspense builds and it ties itself up very well in the end.
If you are a bit of a horror/gothic novel conissuer like myself and know quality dark lit when you read it you won't be dissapointed with this book, however other readers might find it a bit too slow and old fashioned for their tastes.
  • Yainai
Had to get this book for my novel club for one of my graduate classes. Nice to finally read a gothic female author. Interesting book and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in a melodramatic gothic read.
  • Bluecliff
I've read this book twice and I think it's just fantastic. If you enjoy weird fiction (Machan,Hodgson,Lovecraft) don't miss this one. It's compared a lot to Lewis's The Monk but I like Zofloya more.
  • Trash
Charlotte Dacre, also known as Rosa Matilda, has a penchant for telling you how things happened, instead of showing you. While it has strong themes of education, it ties in pretty close with Matthew Lewis' The Monk, a book that affected her (Charlotte Dacre) so much that she took the name of one of the characters (Matilda) and name dropped several of the characters.

I did not enjoy reading this book.
  • watching to future
Good book. Crazy stuff happens in it. Fast shipping
  • Granirad
This book is extremely dated. The racism and classism are blatant - those born noble can be recognized as superior even when they are dressed as peasants, and the dark-skinned Moor's inferiority is obvious to all the other characters - even though the most despicable characters are born to the nobility. The conversion to electronic format is extremely poor, with occasional words that make no sense at all and a huge number of misplaced punctuation marks. I read this as part of a book group. I would not recommend it to anyone, and would recommend that any other book groups leave this off their reading lists.
  • Watikalate
Kim Ian Michasiw is the associate professor at my university (York U in Toronto!) and he's awesome. He brilliantly sets up his ideas in the introduction of this work and provides, as clearly as he can, something of a chronology (much is yet to be known about Dacre's life). The book is an interesting study in gothic literature and feminine writing circa Jane Austen.
Eighteenth-century trash, actually. Lots of sex and violence, elegantly written. Also interesting in its portrayal of race and the sexualization of "The moor". A perverse work, actually.
This was my first time ordering all of my books online for my college classes. I was a bit hesitant not being able to see the books before I purchased them, however, it turns out I didn't need to be. The book was in excellent condition, nothing to hinder my use of it for class. It was also much less expensive than I would have paid at the book store here. I haven't read the book yet, but it looks like it will be a great fit for the class.