Tag Archives: Novels

1879: Alice

George Dunlop Leslie: Alice in Wonderland (c. 1879) Alas! it was too late to wish that! She went on growing, and growing, and very soon had to kneel down on the floor: in another minute there was not even room … Continue reading

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1894: Novel

Santiago Rusiñol: Novela romántica (1894) ¡Ay! ¡Desgraciadamente no, Elvira! replicó con vehemencia Rodrigo clavando sus rasgados ojos más negros que el azabache en el rostro seductor de su prometida, sobran para mi devoradora inquietud. Ya no comprende vuestro corazón al … Continue reading

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1940: A Power for the Hills

When I penetrated back to the day-room I encountered two gentlemen called Sergeant Pluck and Mr Gilhaney and they were holding a meeting about the question of bicycles. “I do not believe in the three-speed gear at all,” the Sergeant … Continue reading

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1927: Death to the Machines!

     This program for the London premiere of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in 1927 includes a comparison, in parallel columns, of the novel and the screenplay, both of which were written by by Lang’s collaborator (and wife) Thea von Harbou. The … Continue reading

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1914: The Workers Produce Everything!

“The workers produce Everything! If you walk through the streets of a town or a city, and look around, Everything that you can see—Factories, Machinery, Houses, Railways, Tramways, Canals, Furniture, Clothing, Food and the very road or pavement you stand … Continue reading

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1965: Struggling from Darkness

If we approach the novel with one eye on the natural sciences today, we may say that it assembles its structure from…models of existence or reality in a manner that will hopefully be more true and more real than the … Continue reading

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1916: The King of the Cats

In Padraic Colum’s children’s classic The King of Ireland’s Son, this tale is told to the son by the king’s steward: The King of the Cats stood up. He was a grand creature. His body was brown and striped across … Continue reading

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