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The Resource The captive of the Castle of Sennaar : an African tale, in two parts, by George Cumberland ; edited by G.E. Bentley, Jr

The captive of the Castle of Sennaar : an African tale, in two parts, by George Cumberland ; edited by G.E. Bentley, Jr

Label
The captive of the Castle of Sennaar : an African tale, in two parts
Title
The captive of the Castle of Sennaar
Title remainder
an African tale, in two parts
Statement of responsibility
by George Cumberland ; edited by G.E. Bentley, Jr
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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UAB
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1754-1848
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Cumberland, George
Dewey number
823/.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR4519.C85
LC item number
C37 1991eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1930-2017
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Bentley, G. E.
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  • English literature
  • Folklore
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • English literature
  • Folklore
  • Africa
Label
The captive of the Castle of Sennaar : an African tale, in two parts, by George Cumberland ; edited by G.E. Bentley, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
pt. 1. The Sophians -- pt. 2. The reformed
Control code
144142628
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (liii, 361 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773562356
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt12k7mhn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)144142628
Label
The captive of the Castle of Sennaar : an African tale, in two parts, by George Cumberland ; edited by G.E. Bentley, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
pt. 1. The Sophians -- pt. 2. The reformed
Control code
144142628
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (liii, 361 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773562356
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt12k7mhn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)144142628

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