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Varma, Devendra P. 1923-

Works: 73 works in 176 publications in 1 language and 2,322 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Gothic fiction  Horror fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Horror tales  Paranormal fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR5202, 823.6
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Publications about Devendra P Varma
Publications by Devendra P Varma
Publications by Devendra P Varma, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Devendra P Varma
Most widely held works by Devendra P Varma
The Gothic flame; being a history of the Gothic novel in England, its origins, efflorescence, disintegration, and residuary influences by Devendra P Varma( Book )
50 editions published between 1957 and 1987 in English and held by 1,239 libraries worldwide
Confessions of the nun of St. Omer; a tale by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Zofloya; or, The Moor: a romance of the fifteenth century by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
The evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge by Devendra P Varma( Book )
6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Voices from the vaults : authentic tales of vampires and ghosts ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
The castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
On his wedding day, Conrad, heir to the House of Otranto, is killed under mysterious circumstances. His calculating father, Manfred, fears that his dynasty will now come to an end, and determines to marry his son's bride himself--despite the fact that he already is married. But a series of terrifying supernatural omens soon theaten this unlawful union, as the curse placed on Manfred's ancestor, who usurped the lawful Prince of Otranto, begins to unfold
The transient gleam : a bouquet of Beckford's poesy by William Beckford( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
A Sicilian romance by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
In A Sicilian Romance (1790) Radcliffe began to forge the unique mixture of the psychology of terror and poetic description that would make her the great exemplar of the Gothic novel, and the idol of the Romantics. This early novel explores the cavernous landscapes and labyrinthine passages of Sicily's castles and convents to reveal the shameful secrets of its all-powerful aristocracy. Julia and Emilia Mazzini live secluded in an ancient mansion near the straits of Messina. After their father's return to the island a neglected part of the house is haunted by a series of mysterious sights and sounds. The origin of these hauntings is only discovered after a series of breathless pursuits through dreamlike pastoral landscapes. When revelation finally comes, it forces the heroines to challenge the united forces of religious and patriarchal authority
The romance of the forest by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Set in Roman Catholic Europe, this novel follows the fate of its heroine Adeline, who is placed under the protection of a family fleeing Paris for debt. They take refuge in a ruined abbey in south-eastern France, where relics of the past--a skeleton, a manuscript, and a rusty dagger--are discovered in concealed rooms. Adeline finds herself at the mercy of the abbey's proprietor, a Marquis whose attentions finally force her to contemplate escape to distant regions. --From publisher's description
The castles of Athlin and Dunbayne : a Highland story by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
"The novel is a set in a powerful landscape which became familiar in her later work, with complex clan feuds and mysterious romantic intrigues played out against a backdrop of ruined medieval castles and rugged Scottish coastlines. Each of the characters can be defined by their passions: The present Earl of Athlin, Osbert, is driven by a passionate desire to avenge his father's murder at the hand of Malcolm, the Baron of Dunbayne. His sister, Mary, is ever swooning and fainting in an attempt to resist her passion for Alleyn, a highlander not of noble birth (and therefore unworthy). Alleyn is likwise driven to heroic deeds of rescue because of his love for Mary. Even the villain, Baron Malcolm, is driven by his desire--first a desire to kill Osbert; it is later supplanted by his desire to possess Mary. Although the passions of its leading characters dominate the plot, the castles of the title are as central to the narrative, establishing an enduring Gothic trope."--Wikipedia
The Italian, or, The confessional of the Black Penitents : a romance by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Schedoni, a sinister monk, contrives to prevent the marriage of Vincentio di Vivaldi to Ellena Rosalba, at the request of Vincentio's mother
Gaston de Blondeville, or, The court of Henry III keeping festival in Ardenne by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
The mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Orphan Emily St. Aubert finds herself separated from the man she loves and confined within the medieval castle of her aunt's new husband, Montoni. Inside the castle, she must cope with an unwanted suitor, Montoni's threats, and the wild imaginings and terrors that threaten to overwhelm her
Melmoth the wanderer; a tale by Charles Robert Maturin( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
"In a satanic bargain, Melmoth has sold his soul in exchange for immortality and now preys on the helpless in their darkest moments, offering to ease their suffering if they will take his place and release him from his tortured wanderings. His story is pieced together by those who have glimpsed his eerie existence over the centuries--from a prisoner in the clutches of the Spanish Inquisition to a man incarcerated in a London lunatic asylum."--Back cover
The Northanger set of Jane Austen's horrid novels ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The eighteenth-century Gothic novel : an annotated bibliography of criticism and selected texts by Dan James McNutt( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Bibliographie analytique d'ouvrages et de critiques littéraires sur le roman du 18e s. d'inspiration médiévale Anglo Saxonne
St. Leon : a tale of the sixteenth century by William Godwin( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
St Leon (1799), Godwin's second novel, is a work of challenging ambition. Like his first, Caleb Williams (1794), it is a confessional tale of obsession and spiralling pursuit. In St Leon the emphasis is on the individual's powerlessness in the face of momentous historical change. Set during the Protestant Reformation, St Leon tells the harrowing tale of an exiled French aristocrat who is given the secrets of the philosopher's stone and the elixir of life. His attempts to use these gifts to benefit humanity lead only to disaster. Plunged into self-destructive isolation, he wanders through the centres of European religious controversy, arousing fascination, suspicion, and social unrest wherever he goes. The text of this first paperback edition is based on the 'Bentley's Standard Novels' edition of 1831
The Gothic flame ... by Devendra P Varma( Book )
4 editions published between 1957 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The midnight bell : a German story founded on incidents in real life : in three volumes by Francis Lathom( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"Young Alphonsus Cohenburg enters his mother's bedroom and finds her covered in blood. She tells him his uncle has murdered his father, and orders him to flee Cohenburg castle forever to save his own life! A disconsolate exile, Alphonsus wanders the earth seeking the means of survival, first as a soldier, then a miner, and finally as sacristan of a church, where he meets the beautiful Lauretta. They wed and establish a home together, and everything seems to promise them a happy future. But their domestic tranquillity is shattered, when a band of ruffians kidnaps the unfortunate Lauretta! Alphonsus must solve the mystery of Lauretta's disappearance and the riddle of his mother's strange conduct. And when he hears that ghosts inhabit Cohenburg castle, tolling the great bell each night at midnight, the mystery only deepens ... One of the greatest of all Gothic novels, The Midnight Bell (1798) features a blend of fast-paced action and spine-tingling suspense, pervaded throughout by a tone of profound melancholy. This edition, the first in forty years, features a new introduction by David Punter, one of the world's foremost experts on Gothic literature."--Publisher's website
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Devendra P. Varma.
Ph. D.
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