Fiction/Poetry

Herman Melville’s 1891 Reminiscence of Syros in 1856

Herman Melville’s 1891 Reminiscence of Syros in 1856 2000 1269 REVICTO

Herman Melville first arrived at the island of Syra (Syros) on board the steamship Egyptian on Tuesday, December 2, 1856. He saw the place a second time, again in December,…

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Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine: Modern Argonauts in 1850s Greece

Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine: Modern Argonauts in 1850s Greece 1446 925 REVICTO

The Modern Argonauts You have heard the ancient story, How the gallant sons of Greece, Long ago, with Jason ventured For the fated Golden Fleece; How they traversed distant regions,…

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A heroic Greek woman in ‘The seamen of the Cyclades’, 1849

A heroic Greek woman in ‘The seamen of the Cyclades’, 1849 800 639 REVICTO

“The Seamen of the Cyclades” features a heroic Greek woman of the Greek Revolution, who, after her Hydriote husband is blinded by a traitor, takes his place in battle, commanding…

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Anon. (1838), “The heroine of Suli”

Anon. (1838), “The heroine of Suli” 1287 979 REVICTO

“The Heroine of Suli” (1838) is narrated by an English traveller to Greece during the Revolution, a self-proclaimed “dreamer” (206), who after being shipwrecked and saved by Suliots becomes fascinated,…

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Strickland, Agnes (1838), The Azamoglan, A Tale of Modern Greece

Strickland, Agnes (1838), The Azamoglan, A Tale of Modern Greece 150 150 REVICTO

The author of the popular Lives of the Queens of England (12 vols, 1840-48) narrates a tragic tale of abduction and apostacy set in the Greek War of Independence. When…

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Julia Pardoe (1839), The Romance of the Harem, London: Henry Colburn.

Julia Pardoe (1839), The Romance of the Harem, London: Henry Colburn. 180 313 REVICTO

After her successful travelogue The City of the Sultan, Pardoe, a travel writer and historical novelist, published a collection of oriental tales which are narrated by Katinka, a harem slave…

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Mary Shelley (1838), ‘Euphrasia: A Tale of Greece’, The Keepsake.

Mary Shelley (1838), ‘Euphrasia: A Tale of Greece’, The Keepsake. 1119 1506 REVICTO

Shelley’s short story was published in The Keepsake, an annual illustrated literary collection mainly addressing a middle-class female readership. Using a mise-en-abyme technique, the story begins when Harry Valency, an…

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Virginia Woolf in Tiryns 1906

Virginia Woolf in Tiryns 1906 2000 972 REVICTO

Virginia Woolf Diary [visit to Greece 1906] Sept. 24, 1906

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George Gissing and the smoking mill-chimneys at Piraeus [1889, 1895]

George Gissing and the smoking mill-chimneys at Piraeus [1889, 1895] 2560 1827 REVICTO

Langley roused himself from oppressive abstraction, and put into better words this common sense of mirage due to the air and light of Greece. He spoke deliberately, and as if…

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