Drabble, Margaret, editor. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford University Press, 1985.
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The title-page bears an epigraph from James Thomson , about the moral struggle of honour and aspiration against ease and luxury. It opens on an old-fashioned couple in their great Yorkshire house, Mr and Mrs...
This well-characterized and engaging novel puts forward the idea that passion is necessary although dangerous if uncontrolled: an idea anticipating Veitch's later sensation novel The Dean's Daughter. The story is set at a town...
Though the title spotlights her alone, the heroine is set firmly in her social milieu: a coastal part of Scotland with a luxury estate on an offshore island called Moyle, all unknown territory to...
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Though her parents had struggled through years of poverty early in their marriage, SF spent her childhood among the wealthy and titled, who made up her father's employers and associates. The family was Scottish and...
|Cultural formation||Anna Leonowens|
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She grew up in a strictly Scottish Presbyterian environment. According to her son John Carswell, CC 's parents were God-fearing middle-class Glaswegians and Wee Frees:
the familiar name for members of the Free Church of Scotland
Carswell, John, and Catherine Carswell. “Introduction”. Open the Door!, Virago, 1986, p. v - xvii.
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A Scotswoman whose parents both came from industrial Lanarkshire, Lochhead describes her family as posh working class—my father wore a shirt and tie to work but he'd never have described himself as middle class...
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By May 1619
The Calvinist Synod of Dort in Holland confirmed the doctrine of total human depravity, setting it at the head of their articles of doctrine.