Charles George Gordon

Standard Name: Gordon, Charles George
Used Form: General Gordon


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Friends, Associates Mary Anne Barker
MAB became a friend to the young Rider Haggard , and worked to promote his early writing. She mentions with respect many of the distinguished military and civil servants of the Crown whom she got...
Textual Features Olivia Manning
Mehemet Emin Pasha (1840-92), whom OM apparently found more interesting and sympathetic than Stanley, was German by birth and a physician by training. He was struck off the register in Germany, and set out for...
Textual Features Flora Shaw
FS 's sympathetic portrayal of Zebehr Pasha contradicted previous accounts of him as a ruthless leader and slave-trader. In fact he had been recommended by General Gordon in 1884 to be his successor in the...
Textual Production Annie Besant
AB issued through the Freethought Publishing Company a pamphlet entitled Gordon Judged out of His Own Mouth.
British Library Catalogue.
Textual Production Catherine Marsh
Her biographies devoted to a single individual were all short sketches written soon after the subject's death, all recognizing and celebrating Christian faith and virtues. They included Brief Memories of Hugh McCalmont, first Earl Cairns
Textual Production Gillian Slovo
GS published her historical novel about the doomed expedition to rescue General Gordon from Khartoum: An Honourable Man.
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
The book's narrator, a middle-aged bachelor, claims that he cannot get on without a name.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
A boy and girl bond during a brief encounter marked by grief over the death of General Gordon . (...


26 January 1885
Mahdist nationalists captured Khartoum after a siege of 317 days and killed the celebrated, eccentric and popular General Gordon .