skip to content
The captive of the Castle of Sennaar : an African tale Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The captive of the Castle of Sennaar : an African tale

Author: George Cumberland; G E Bentley
Publisher: Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Annotation The first part, set on an island in central Africa among descendants of classical Greek civilization, was printed in 1789 but immediately suppressed by Cumberland. A passage describing society everywhere except on the utopian island as oligarchic and unjust was deemed by his lawyer to be potentially seditious; the novel was only published a decade later, and then in revised form. The second part, set in  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Cumberland; G E Bentley
ISBN: 9780773507425 0773507426
OCLC Number: 560381495
Description: 1 online resource (liii, 361 p.) : ill., maps.
Responsibility: George Cumberland ; edited by G.E. Bentley.

Abstract:

Annotation The first part, set on an island in central Africa among descendants of classical Greek civilization, was printed in 1789 but immediately suppressed by Cumberland. A passage describing society everywhere except on the utopian island as oligarchic and unjust was deemed by his lawyer to be potentially seditious; the novel was only published a decade later, and then in revised form. The second part, set in central Africa's Mountains of the Moon among descendants of followers of a fourth-century Christian heretic, is published here for the first time. Cumberland was a widely cultivated and deeply humane dilettante. A poet, painter, distinguished collector of prints and shells, and scientific inventor, he was passionately concerned with the reform of politics and society. He was also friends with some of the best authors and painters of his time, including William Blake, who encouraged Cumberland's ideals. Bentley describes the similarities between Blake's radical analysis of society and his early ideas on free love, sexuality, slavery, natural religion, and energy and the ideals Cumberland espouses in The Captive of the Castle of Sennaar. Bentley provides historical and geographical appendixes, textual and commentary notes, and a comparison of Cumberland's work to Simon Berington's The Memoirs of Signor Gaudentino di Lucca. Bentley's edition of The Captive of the Castle of Sennaar will be of interest to Blake scholars and to students and scholars of utopian literature and late eighteenth-century and Romantic literature and culture

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/560381495>
library:oclcnum"560381495"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/560381495>
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdfs:seeAlso
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:author
schema:bookFormatschema:EBook
schema:contributor
schema:copyrightYear"1991"
schema:datePublished"1991"
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/69764521>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The captive of the Castle of Sennaar an African tale"
schema:numberOfPages"361"
schema:publisher
rdf:typeschema:Organization
schema:name"McGill-Queen's University Press"
schema:url<http://site.ebrary.com/id/10141991>
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.