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The Resource Byronic Hero : Types and Prototypes

Byronic Hero : Types and Prototypes

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Byronic Hero : Types and Prototypes
Title
Byronic Hero
Title remainder
Types and Prototypes
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eng
Summary
The Byronic Hero was first published in 1962. This study of the origins and development of the Romantic hero through its apogee in the works of Byron critically examines the major Romantic heroes of comparative literature and places them in the wider perspective of history. Professor Thorslev devotes the first part of his discussion to the cultural origins and "family relationships" of a range of pre-Romantic and Romantic hero types, and to analyses of those aspects of the spirit of the times which each hero symbolizes. He shows that these forebears of the Byronic Hero -- the Child of Nature roaming the forests of Wales or the Highlands of Scotland, the Gloomy Egoist celebrating death and worms and charnel houses, the Man of Feeling expiring from a surfeit of emotion, the Gothic Villain-Hero exuding mystery, violence, and tenderness -- are largely English products of eighteenth-century sentiment and Gothicism. The more distinctly Romantic types -- the Hero of Sensibility feasting his soul and longing for its dissolution, the Noble Outlaw defying society, Faust the seeker, Cain the metaphysical rebel, the death-seeking Wandering Jew, Satan, and the fiery Prometheus -- are traced from their first appearance in the German Sturm und Drang to their composite reincarnation in the works of Byron. As the culmination of this last heroic tradition in Western literature, the Byronic Hero is significantly related to the later cult of hero-worship and to various philosophies of rebellion, from Nietzsche to Camus. An appendix contains a selective, annotated bibliography of secondary studies of each of the hero types discussed in the text. The book will be of particular interest to those studying or teaching English or comparative literature or the history of ideas
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MiAaPQ
LC call number
PR4389 -- .T45 1962eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Byronic Hero : Types and Prototypes
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=345519
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Introduction -- I: Our Last Great Age of Heroes -- PART ONE. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY HERO TYPES -- II: The Child of Nature -- III: The Hero of Sensibility: Man of Feeling or Gloomy Egoist -- IV: The Gothic Villain -- PART TWO. ROMANTIC HERO TYPES -- V: The Noble Outlaw -- VI: Faust -- VII: Cain and Ahasuerus -- VIII: Satan and Prometheus -- PART THREE. BYRONIC HEROES -- IX: Childe Harold -- X: Four Turkish Tales -- XI: Two Metaphysical Dramas -- XII: The Byronic Hero and Heroic Tradition -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHICAL APPENDIX -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
EBC345519
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816664696
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC345519
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL345519
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10231315
  • (CaONFJC)MIL525749
  • (OCoLC)476162286
Label
Byronic Hero : Types and Prototypes
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=345519
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Introduction -- I: Our Last Great Age of Heroes -- PART ONE. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY HERO TYPES -- II: The Child of Nature -- III: The Hero of Sensibility: Man of Feeling or Gloomy Egoist -- IV: The Gothic Villain -- PART TWO. ROMANTIC HERO TYPES -- V: The Noble Outlaw -- VI: Faust -- VII: Cain and Ahasuerus -- VIII: Satan and Prometheus -- PART THREE. BYRONIC HEROES -- IX: Childe Harold -- X: Four Turkish Tales -- XI: Two Metaphysical Dramas -- XII: The Byronic Hero and Heroic Tradition -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHICAL APPENDIX -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
EBC345519
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816664696
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC345519
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL345519
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10231315
  • (CaONFJC)MIL525749
  • (OCoLC)476162286

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