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Varma, Devendra P. 1923-

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Works: 63 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 1,877 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Historical fiction  Feminist fiction  Illustrations  Horror tales 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, ed
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 )
45 editions published between 1957 and 1987 in English and held by 1,247 libraries worldwide
The evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge by Devendra P Varma( Book )
6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 115 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 89 libraries worldwide
The castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
On the day of his wedding, Conrad, heir to the house of Otranto, is killed in 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 he is already married. But a series of terrifying supernatural omens soon threaten this unlawful union, as the curse placed on Manfred's ancestor, who usurped the lawful Prince of Otranto, begins to unfold. First published pseudonymously in 1764, purporting to be an ancient Italian text from the time of the crusades, The Castle of Otranto is a founding work of Gothic fiction. With its compelling blend of sinister portents, tempestuous passions and ghostly visitations, it spawned an entire literary tradition and influenced such writers as Ann Radcliffe and Bram Stoker
The transient gleam : a bouquet of Beckford's poesy by William Beckford( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
The romance of the forest by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and held by 32 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
A Sicilian romance by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 30 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 castles of Athlin and Dunbayne; a Highland story by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
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 25 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 the Third keeping festival in Arden by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The mysteries of Udolpho a romance interspersed with some pieces of poetry by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 24 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
The Northanger set of Jane Austen horrid novels ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Melmoth the wanderer; a tale by Charles Robert Maturin( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 21 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 eighteenth-century Gothic novel : an annotated bibliography of criticism and selected texts by Dan J McNutt( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 10 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 )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 8 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
Netley Abbey, a Gothic story by Richard Warner( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Varney the vampire or, The feast of blood : the first in a series of Gothic novels by Thomas Peckett Prest( file )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The collected works of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The recess; or, A tale of other times by Sophia Lee( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Horrid mysteries by Carl Grosse( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Devendra P. Varma.
Ph. D.
Languages
English (99)
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