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  • Just because it's fiction doesn't mean you can't learn from it.

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  • "Robot" is a term almost one hundred years old, created in fiction before becoming a reality.

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  • His characteristics in his prose fiction and descriptive work are not very different from those of his poetry.

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  • In American works of fiction, particularly of New England authors, the reader will find a wealth of description of Massachusetts and New England life, past and present, as in the writings of William D.

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  • It was a kind of fiction, a work of the imagination only, so far as he was concerned.

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  • Burpee'S Bibliography Of Canadian Fiction (1904); S.

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  • Burpee'S Bibliography Of Canadian Fiction (1904); S.

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  • In some twentieth-century science fiction visions of the future, humans created friendly robot sidekicks with data storage capacity and computational speed the human brain lacked.

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  • Of fiction proper there was an abundance.

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  • Of fiction proper there was an abundance.

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  • 38); the story of Thais is a pure fiction, and we may well believe that he repented the damage he had done (Arrian vi.

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  • But the independence of things may with much greater reason be regarded as itself a fiction or prejudice.

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  • The rigid line between fact or fiction in religious literature, which readers often wish to draw, cannot be consistently justified, and in studying old Oriental religious narratives it is necessary to realize that the teaching was regarded as more essential than the method of presenting it.

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  • Though this narrative is a mixture of truth and fiction, it may be said with certainty that a thorough study of the philosophy of Peripatetics and Pythagoreans, Stoics and Platonists, brought home to Justin the conviction that true knowledge was not to be found in them.

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  • 5 The " peace of Callias " is perhaps a fiction of the 4th century orators.

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  • 5 The " peace of Callias " is perhaps a fiction of the 4th century orators.

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  • The fiction of Belisarius wandering as a blind beggar through the streets of Constantinople, which has been adopted by Marmontel in his Belisaire, and by various painters and poets, is first heard of in the 10th century.

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  • Bad science fiction plots, speculating on futures which could not really happen, are the worst examples of this.

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  • "Edith's version is as far-out fiction as some of Gladys Turnbull's stuff," Fred said like the learned professor.

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  • Dean rose and began to leave the room, disgusted that Gladys Turnbull would trivialize Edith Shipton's death in fiction, even before the shattered woman was cold in the ground.

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  • Of the latter, however, no other trace has been found, and he is no doubt a fiction of F.

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  • In addition to the books above mentioned, she wrote many pamphlets and short stories and The (American) Frugal Housewife (1829), one of the earliest American books on domestic economy, The Mother's Book (1831), a pioneer cook-book republished in England and Germany, The Girls' Own Book (1831), History of Women (2 vols., 1832), Good Wives (1833), The Anti-Slavery Catechism (1836), Philothea (1836), a romance of the age of Pericles, perhaps her best book, Letters from New York (2 vols., 1843-1845), Fact and Fiction (1847), The Power of Kindness (1851), Isaac T.

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  • And in these three works of fiction there are not only humour and pathos, character and truth, there is also the largeness of outlook on life such as we find only in the works of the masters.

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  • 45, 50 that Joseph married the daughter of a heathen priest naturally gave offence to later Judaism, and gave rise to the fiction that Asenath was really the daughter of Shechem and Dinah, and only the foster-daughter of Potipherah (Targ.-Jon.

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  • This did not make Mary Tudor any more friendly,and,although the story that Elizabeth favoured Courtenay and that Mary was jealous is a ridiculous fiction, the Spaniards cried loud and long for Elizabeth's execution.

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  • The precise details, except in a few cases, are unknown, or obscured by exaggeration and fiction; but it is certain that the whole of northern Scotland was converted by the labours of Columba, and his disciples and the religious instruction of the people provided for by the erection of numerous monasteries.

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  • Before it was known that the chronicle ascribed to Ingulf of Croyland is really a fiction of the 13th or 14th century, the knighting of Heward or Hereward by Brand, abbot of Burgh 1 Comparative Politics, p. 74.

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  • 375) it was held to be not penal for a clergyman to speak of merit by transfer as a "fiction,"or to express a hope of the ultimate pardon of the wicked, or to affirm that any part of the Old or New Testament, however unconnected with religious faith or moral duty, was not written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

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  • As to the library of Peisistratus, we have no good evidence; it may perhaps be a fiction of an Alexandrian writer.

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  • The rugged east section of the state, a part of Appalachian America, is inhabited by a people of marked characteristics, portrayed in the fiction of Miss Murfree (" Charles Egbert Craddock ") and John Fox, Jr. They are nearly all of British - English and Scotch-Irish - descent, with a trace of Huguenot.

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  • A collected edition of his works of fiction, both in prose and verse, has reached twenty-one volumes (Leipzig, 1898), and a new edition was published in 1901.

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  • From this time forth she led the life of a woman of letters, writing novels, of which The Minister's Wooing (18J9) is best known, and many studies of social life in the form both of fiction and essay.

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  • Cooper, In The National, 29, P. 364; " Recent Canadian Fiction," By L.

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  • of the Moluccas, but by a geographical fiction the Philippines were included within the Spanish sphere.

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  • The stratagem by which Tarquinius obtained possession of the town of Gabii is a mere fiction, derived from Greek and Oriental sources.

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  • But in fact the members of the fourth class were not formally admitted even in the 4th century (though by a fiction they were allowed to pose for the time as Zeugites).

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  • It is thus different from legal fiction, by which a new rule is introduced surreptitiously, and under the pretence that no change has been made in the law, and from statutory legislation, in which the obligatory force of the rule is not supposed to depend upon its intrinsic fitness.

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  • " Rejecting this legend, which bears the stamp of fiction upon its face, we have certain evidence of acquaintance between the two men in a letter of Erasmus, with the date " Oxford, 29th October 1499."

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  • It is thus different from legal fiction, by which a new rule is introduced surreptitiously, and under the pretence that no change has been made in the law, and from statutory legislation, in which the obligatory force of the rule is not supposed to depend upon its intrinsic fitness.

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  • Almost simultaneously with the rise of the Kisfaludy society, works of fiction assumed a more vigorous tone, and began to present just claims for literary recognition.

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  • Alberic Trium Fontium, a monk of the Cistercian monastery of Trois Fontanes in the diocese of Chalons, embodied much poetical fiction in his chronicle (c. 1249).

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  • We cannot regard the appearance at Rome of the personage who related these marvels in presence of the pope as a mere popular fiction: it rests on two authorities apparently independent (one of them a letter from Odo of Reims, abbot of St Remy from 1118 to 1151), for their discrepancies show that one was not copied from the other, though in the principal facts they agree.

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  • We cannot regard the appearance at Rome of the personage who related these marvels in presence of the pope as a mere popular fiction: it rests on two authorities apparently independent (one of them a letter from Odo of Reims, abbot of St Remy from 1118 to 1151), for their discrepancies show that one was not copied from the other, though in the principal facts they agree.

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  • But whether they are to be regarded as genuine folk-lore or merely as a branch of the fiction of the age when they first appeared in book form, remains uncertain.

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  • The development of a more accurate anatomy in the 17th century seems to have diminished the interest in physiognomy, by substituting fact for fiction; and consequently the literature, though as great in quantity, became less valuable in quality.

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  • The development of a more accurate anatomy in the 17th century seems to have diminished the interest in physiognomy, by substituting fact for fiction; and consequently the literature, though as great in quantity, became less valuable in quality.

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  • His literary capacity was early shown in the remarkable fiction of his Memoirs of Arthur Hamilton (1886) under the pseudonym of "Christopher Carr," and his Poems (1893) and Lyrics (1895) established his reputation as a writer of verse.

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  • It is naturally impossible to treat them from any modern standpoint as fiction; they are honest even where they are most untrustworthy.

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  • They have been regarded as a fiction invented later by the enemies of Epicureanism, with the view of discrediting the most powerful work ever produced by any disciple of that sect.

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  • (I) and (2) became "Clementine" only by chance, but (3) was so originally by literary device or fiction, the cause at work also in (4) and (5).

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  • In Wales the Norman came as a conqueror, more strictly a conqueror than in England; he could not claim Welsh crowns or Welsh estates under any fiction of Welsh law.

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  • At seven he was committed for eighteen months to the care of a private tutor, John Kirkby by name, and the author, among other things, of a " philosophical fiction " entitled the Life of Automathes.

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  • Boston has been described in many works of fiction, and the reader may be referred to the novels of E.

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  • In the domain of history we have first the old Sienese chronicles, which down to the 14th century are so confused that it is almost impossible to disentangle truth from fiction or even to decide the personality of the various authors.

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  • In.1893 his society novel, Dodo, brought him to the front among the writers of clever fiction; and this was followed by other novels, notably The Vintage (1898) and The Capsina 1899).

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  • The Hereward legend has been fully dealt with by him and by Professor Freeman, who observed that "with no name has fiction been more busy."

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  • He was called to the bar four years later, and practised as a barrister for a short time; but in 18-61, after two comparatively false starts in poetry and fiction, he made his first noteworthy appearance as a writer with a satire called The Season, which contained incisive lines, and was marked by some promise both in wit and observation.

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  • In later years he published a few minor volumes of fiction, and a series of severe and also amusing criticisms of Christian Science (pub lished as a book in 1907), and in 1906 he began an autobiography in the North American Review.

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  • In oratory, James Otis, Fisher Ames, Josiah Quincy, junr., Webster, Choate, Everett, Sumner, Winthrop and Wendell Phillips; and, in addition, in statesmanship, Samuel Adams, John Adams and John Quincy Adams. In fiction, Hawthorne and Mrs Stowe.

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  • We are further told that the Athenians erected in his honour a noble statue by the famous sculptor Lysippus, which furnishes a strong argument against the fiction of his deformity.

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  • We are further told that the Athenians erected in his honour a noble statue by the famous sculptor Lysippus, which furnishes a strong argument against the fiction of his deformity.

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  • The story of his having baptized Constantine is pure fiction, as almost contemporary evidence shows the emperor to have received this rite near Nicomedia at the hands of Eusebius, bishop of that city.

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  • In later years he published a few minor volumes of fiction, and a series of severe and also amusing criticisms of Christian Science (pub lished as a book in 1907), and in 1906 he began an autobiography in the North American Review.

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  • Properly speaking, tenancy at sufferance is not a tenancy at all, inasmuch as if the landlord acquiesces in it, it becomes a tenancy at will; and it is to be regarded merely as a legal fiction which prevented the rightful owner from treating the tenant as a trespasser until he had himself made an actual entry on or had brought an action to recover the land.

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  • As a portrayer of Scottish peasant-life in fiction he was the precursor of a large school, which has benefited by his example and surpassed its original leader in popularity.

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  • Science fiction or speculative fiction dares the possible, the impossible and the improbable in every subgenre.

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  • The subgenres of science fiction are but the key to transport the mind to those places.

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  • In the end, the focus on robots in science fiction throughout the 1950s was really an exploration of advanced technologies, and whether the human pursuit of progress and scientific advancement was worth the dangers involved.

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  • For an older clunky robot that didn't look much different than the stereotypical style of robots featured in most of the 1950s pulp fiction, this particular emotional robotic character came to life on the screen.

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  • If you are one of those people that lives, eats and breathes Science Fiction, then you know that it's not always easy to find high-quality and interesting Sci-Fi sites.

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  • One of the problems with trying to find good Science Fiction websites is that the field of Sci-Fi is so broad.

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  • Science Fiction covers everything from fantasy movies to high tech space drama and even theoretical stories covering fringe technology.

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  • Choosing where to get your Science Fiction news comes down to picking those Sci-Fi sites that either cover a little bit of everything, or choosing websites that focus exclusively on the Sci-Fi sub-genre that you're interested in.

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  • If you love anything to do with science fiction, you'll love any one of these sites.

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  • Even though LoveToKnow Science Fiction should probably be at the very top of the list, the websites below form the cream of the crop when it comes to accessing Science Fiction news, products and community.

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  • The members of the Dark Network (the home company for Sci-Fi Section) created this site to collect a database of member reviews and commentary about Science Fiction movies and television shows.

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  • Well, Daily Science Fiction puts the "fiction" in Science Fiction.

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  • Science Fiction World is another one of those websites that focuses primarily upon showcasing new or up-and-coming Sci-Fi writers.

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  • Phantazm is one of the most unique and probably one of the most beautiful Science Fiction websites on the Internet.

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  • The sections of the site are Fantastic, Science, Fiction, Art and Omni.

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  • The fiction section offers original stories.

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  • Enjoy original works by great authors, explore fiction and non-fiction, listen to podcasts and subscribe to the newsletter.

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  • Whether you're a Science Fiction writer, or just an admirer of other authors, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) website is the place to be to learn all about the current state of the Sci-Fi literary world.

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  • Analog is definitely the best of the best when it comes to receiving the latest news and information in the world of Science Fiction.

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  • This list of the 10 best science fiction sites covers just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to accessing news and information.

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  • The Internet transformed the genre into one where science fiction and fact offer readers a wide variety of the interesting, the fascinating and the strange.

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  • A Stephen King biography provides some clues as to why he is the undisputed King of Horror, as well as a prolific writer in the genres of futuristic fantasy and science fiction.

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  • The only exception would be in a work of fiction where the characters were using an instant messaging client.

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  • For example, the author who uses horses in their fiction often, may write about issues related to horses, racing and animal rescue.

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  • The phenomenon of writing fiction in short spurts and broadcasting them actually pre-dates twitter, and is known as a "cell-phone novel."

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  • Making its debut in theaters in May of 2009, the science fiction blockbuster, Star Trek, thrilled diehard Trekkies and new fans alike.

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  • Wilson makes a standard hard-hat to protect the head, for example, and Under-Armour has a mask/helmet combination that looks like it came out of a science fiction movie.

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  • A humor site where you run a small community sharing pictures of beer can sculptures and wacky personals ads, it's probably quite all right to have a banana doing the Pulp Fiction dance as a way to break up the homepage.

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  • It is difficult to tell in any one of these cases how far the story is an entire fiction and how far some ingenious impostor took advantage of the existence of the myth.

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  • Apart from philosophical researches and the development of the drama, as above related, the Tokugawa era is remarkable for folk-lore, moral discourses, fiction and a peculiar form of poetry.

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  • And that ain't just fiction.

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  • So tell me, what was truth and what was fiction?

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  • The story that Pyrrhus attempted to frighten Fabricius by the sight of an elephant is probably a fiction.

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  • The notion that the colossus once stood astride over the entrance to the harbour is a medieval fiction.

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  • Nor was the power of the army a fiction.

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  • Of all his portraits of adventurous sailors, "Gentleman Chucks" in Peter Simple and "Equality Jack" in Mr Midshipman Easy are the most famous, but he created many other types which take rank among the characteristic figures in English fiction.

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  • Crockett was minister until he formally devoted himself to fiction.

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  • The story that Phoenician merchants found a glass-like substance under their cooking pots, which had been supported on blocks of natron, need not be discarded as pure fiction.

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  • The story of the poisoning of the pope is to be relegated to the realm of fiction.

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  • Robinson Crusoe (especially the story part, with the philosophical and religious moralizings largely cut out) is one of the world's classics in fiction.

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  • Otinel (13th century) is also pure fiction.

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  • Robertson's play David Garrick, first acted by Sothern, and later associated with Sir Charles Wyndham, is of course mere fiction.

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  • Occasionally it is still stated in the press that wolves have been seen in the Ardennes, but this is a mere fiction.

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  • Evidently upon his and view of conscious experience, of the world of imagination, ti such infinite divisibility must be a fiction.

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  • Freeman dismissing it as "a transparent fiction."

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  • The chief feature of the allotment was, however, the formal overthrow of the fiction that Austria is preponderatingly a German country and not a country preponderatingly Slav with a German dynasty and a German façade.

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  • ments made by later writers like Josephus, as to the visit of Alexander to Jerusalem or the privileges conferred upon the Jews in the new Macedonian realms are justly suspected of being fiction.

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  • He appears to have invented the fiction which afterwards was repeatedly employed, by which the money spent on mosque-building was supposed to have been furnished by discoveries of buried treasure.

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  • The reason for these mutinies was the attempt made by successive pashas to put a stop to the extortion called Tulbah, a forced payment exacted by the troops from the inhabitants of the country by the fiction of debts requiring to be discharged, which led to grievous ill-usage.

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  • In 1877 he came forward again with one volume of verse, another of fiction, a third of travel; in each he displayed great vigour and freshness of touch, and he rose at one leap to the highest position among men of promise.

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  • In this poem, which was written 593 A.H., at the request of Nur-uddin Arslan of Mosul, the son and successor of the abovementioned `Izz-uddin, Nizami returned once more from his excursion into the field of heroic deeds to his old favourite domain of romantic fiction, and added a fresh leaf to the laurel crown of immortal fame with which the unanimous consent of Eastern and Western critics has adorned his venerable head.

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  • Prejudice and real or imaginary legal obstacles stood in the way of the erection of episcopal sees in the colonies; and though in the 17th century Archbishop Laud had attempted to obtain a bishop for Virginia, up to the time of the American revolution the churchmen of the colonies had to make the best of the legal fiction that their spiritual needs were looked after by the bishop of London, who occasionally sent commissaries to visit them and ordained candidates for the ministry sent to England for the purpose.

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  • But the whole Assyrian history of Ctesias is nothing but a fantastic fiction; from the Assyrian inscriptions we know that the Assyrians never entered the eastern parts of Iran.

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  • Hence some of the later Greek geographers altogether disregarded his statements, and treated his voyage as a fiction.

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  • Of all Goethe's works, this exerted the most immediate and lasting influence on German literature; it served as a model for the best fiction of the next thirty years.

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  • The sharpness of the conflict was, however, blunted by the fact that, without exception, the young Romantic writers looked up to Goethe as its master; they modelled their fiction on Wilhelm Meister; they regarded his lyrics as the high-water mark of German poetry; Goethe, Novalis declared, was the "Statthalter of poetry on earth."

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  • Bettina von Arnim came into personal touch with Goethe in 1807, and her Briefwechsel Goethes mit einem Kinde (published in 1835) is, in its mingling of truth and fiction, one of the most delightful products of the Romantic mind; but the episode was of less importance for Goethe's life than Bettina would have us believe.

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  • The intimate psychological study of four minds, which forms the subject of the Wahlverwandtschaften, was an essay in a new type of fiction, and pointed out the way for developments of the German novel after the stimulus of Wilhelm Meister had exhausted itself.

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  • FORTUNE DU BOISGOBEY (1824-1891), French writer of fiction, whose real surname was Castille, was born at Granville (Manche) on the lath of September 1824.

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  • the judgment, " not-being is thinkable," cited by Aristotle; the judgment, " A square circle is impossible," cited by Herbart; the judgment, " A centaur is a fiction of the poets," cited by Mill.

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  • No existential form suits a judgment such as " A centaur is a fiction," when we do not believe that there is a centaur, or that reality includes a centaur.

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  • Of his numerous works of fiction, the earliest are his best, especially Gallegher and Others (1891); Van Bibber and Other Stories (1892) and Episodes from Van Bibber's Life (1899).

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  • The higher life of man is merely a fiction introduced by philosophers and rulers to simplify government and the relations of society.

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  • Greenhill, p. 96 (London, 2844); Collection of Scarce Pieces on the Plague in 1665 (London, 1721), 8vo; Defoe's fascinating Journal of a Citizen, which should be read and admired as a fiction, but accepted with caution as history; T.

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  • Again, the conception of a force as concentrated in a mathematical line is as unreal as that of a mass concentrated in a point, but it is a convenient fiction for our purpose, .owing to the simplicity which it lends to our statements.

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  • This bases the claim against the insurer upon a fiction, for there has been no loss of the subject insured; in fact, the payment has been for averting such a loss.

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  • Petrarch and Boccaccio, though they both held the medieval doctrine that literature should teach some abstruse truth beneath a veil of fiction, differed from Dante in this that their poetry and prose in the vernacular abandoned both allegory and symbol.

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  • It is of course possible to hold that the story of the dream is pure fiction, and that the !lines which Baeda translated were not Cadmon's at all.

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  • His biography by Simeon Metaphrastes is largely fiction.

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  • The intention evidently is to bestow authority upon the fiction by connecting it with a story already known.

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  • It is probable that this process was largely an unconscious one; and even if conscious, the analogy of the conventional " legal fiction " and the usual anxiety to avoid the appearance of novelty is enough to show that it is not to be condemned.

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  • It also escaped the classicism of the Renaissance with its insistence upon the test - either fact or fiction.

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  • A polemical writer of great talent was Magnus Jakob Crusenstople (1795-1865), of whose work it has been said that " it is not history and it is not fiction, but something brilliant between the one and the other."

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  • She was perhaps the most original of the many women writers of modern Sweden, and Money was hailed by Swedish critics as the most important work of fiction since Strindberg's Red Room.

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  • The work by which he is best known, and which will always hold an honourable place in English literature, is his History of Fiction (1814; new edition, 1888, with notes by H.

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  • In this we may trace a desire to conciliate the native population, with the object of maintaining the fiction that the old state still continued.

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  • Where some slight historical records of the heroic age were still obtainable poetical imagination seized upon them at once; where no traditions at all were forthcoming fiction pure and simple asserted its right; and thus the national epopee gave way to the epic story, andsubstituting prose for verseto the novel and the fairy tale.

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  • In the various departments of general Persian literature not touched upon in the foregoing pages the same wonderful activity has prevailed as in the realm of poetry and fiction, Historical since the first books on history and medicine appeared Works.

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  • Her works consist chiefly of religious fiction, such as The Vale of Cedars (1850) and Home Influence (1847).

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  • But he did not confine himself to fiction.

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  • The list of his works of fiction includes The Stolen Bacillus and other Stories (1895), The Wonderful Visit (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Plattner Story and Others (1897), When the Sleeper Wakes (1899), The First Men in the Moon (1901), The Food of the Gods (1904), In the Days of the Comet (1906), The War in the Air (1908), Anne Veronica (1909), The History of Mr Polly (191 0).

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  • Shearer, Fact and Fiction in the Story of Bannockburn (1909).

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  • That view is based on these works of fiction, of uncertain date and authorship, which seem to have been worked over by several hands in the interest of diverse forms of belief.

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  • The above is doubtless pure fiction.

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  • Historical criticism may regard this tradition, in many of its features, as mere fiction, or as a perversion of facts made for the purpose of transferring the blame for the loss of a sacred literature to other persons than those actually responsible for it.

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  • 2 These were probably not fiction like Pamela, as Sir Leslie Stephen suggested, for Edwards listed several of Richardson's novels for his own reading, and considered Sir Charles Grandison a very moral and excellent work.

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  • At the same time it wants unity and coherence, it attains no conclusion, and the author abuses his digressive method of composition and his convenient fiction of hiatuses in the original manuscript.

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  • These books had no immediate influence in Walachia and Moldavia, where fiction and the drama had developed under the influence, first, of Greek and then to an increasing extent of French, Italian and German models.

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  • Among writers of fiction three names stand out prominently: Ion Slavici (b.

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  • The only work of fiction, in all probability, with which he could compare his Pilgrim was his old favourite, the legend of Sir Bevis of Southampton.

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  • He saw that in employing fiction to make truth clear and goodness attractive, he was only following the example which every Christian ought to propose to himself; and he determined to print.

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  • In fiction, Olive Schreiner (Mrs CronwrightSchreiner) produced, while still in her teens, the Story of an African Farm, a work which gave great promise of original literary genius.

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  • The Ka`ba has been rebuilt more than once since Mahomet purged it of idols and adopted it as the chief sanctuary of Islam, but the old form has been preserved, except in secondary details;2 so that the "Ancient House," as it is titled, is still essentially a heathen temple, adapted to the worship of Islam by the clumsy fiction that it was built by Abraham and Ishmael by divine revelation as a temple of pure monotheism, and that it was only temporarily perverted to idol worship from the time when `Amr ibn Lohai introduced the statue of Hobal from Syria' till the victory of Islam.

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  • This fiction has involved the superinduction of a new mythology over the old heathen ritual, which remains practically unchanged.

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  • similar convenient fiction also led to their practical abrogation in France, Spain and Belgium.

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  • The reformed churches have set aside this fiction, but in the Latin and Eastern churches it has created a distinct and very powerful marriage taboo.

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  • If we cut away the mass of mere fiction which Philostratus accumulated, we have left a highly imaginative, earnest reformer who laboured to infuse into the flaccid dialectic of paganism a saner spirit of practical morality.

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  • But he finally passed on the wretched fiction as a heritage of his descendants, to cause untold woes in the 15th century.

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  • Educated first in Spain and afterwards in France, the boy whose infancy had followed the fortunes of the imperial camp grew up a royalist and a Catholic. His first work in poetry and in fiction was devoted to the passionate proclamation of his faith in these principles.

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  • Victor Hugo's first mature work in prose fiction, Le Dernier Jour d'un condamne, has appeared thirteen years earlier (1829).

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  • After yet another three years' space the author of La Legende des siecles reappeared as the author of Les Miserables, the greatest epic and dramatic work of fiction ever created or conceived: the epic of a soul transfigured and redeemed, purified by heroism and glorified through suffering; the tragedy and the comedy of life at its darkest and its brightest, of humanity at its best and at its worst.

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  • In 1874 he published his last great romance, the tragic and historic poem in prose called Quatrevingt-treize; a work as rich in thought, in tenderness, in wisdom and in humour and in pathos, as ever was cast into the mould of poetry or of fiction.

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  • Paul endeavoured to make drastic reforms in the curia, and abolished the college of abbreviators (1466), but this called forth violent protests from the historian Platina, one of their number and subsequently librarian under Sixtus IV., who is responsible for the fiction that Paul was an illiterate persecutor of learning.

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  • It is only by a kind of legal fiction akin to the "collegial" theory mentioned above, that the Church can be said to have deemed it expedient to adopt these laws.

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  • From pure fiction, however, he turned again to the combination of art and controversy in which he had achieved distinction, and in the two Littlepage Manuscripts (1845-1846) he fought with a great deal of vigour.

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  • His qualities are not those of the great masters of fiction; but he had an inexhaustible imagination, some faculty for simple combination of incident, a homely tragic force which is very genuine and effective, and up to a certain point a fine narrative power.

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  • Nothing can be more vividly told than the escape of the Yankee man-of-war through the shoals and from the English cruisers in The Pilot, but there are few things flatter in the range of fiction than the other incidents of the novel.

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  • He, however, "regarded Mark not only as the first narrator, but even as the creator of the gospel history, thus making the latter a fiction and Christianity the invention of a single original evangelist" (Pfleiderer).

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  • This, however, is perhaps a fiction of later poets who wished to give lustre to the ancestry of Brian Boruma, as very few of the Dalcais princes appear in the list of the kings of Cashel.

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  • Antonio is said to have secured his release on easy terms by a fiction.

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  • In the South Sea Islands, generally, the fable of the union and separation of Heaven and Earth is current; other forms will be found in Gill's Myths and Songs from the South Pacific. The cosmogonic myths of the Aryans of India are peculiarly interesting, as we find in the Vedas and Brahmanas and Puranas almost every fiction familiar to savages side by side with the most abstract metaphysical speculations.

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  • Myth and legend, fact and fiction, the common stock of oral tradition, have been handed down, and thus constitute one of the most valuable sources for popular Hebrew thought.

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  • He also translated the pastorals of Longus, wrote a tale called Diane de Castro, and defended, in a treatise on the origin of romance, the reading of fiction.

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  • 3 Maccabees, although purporting to be an historical narrative, is really an animated, if somewhat vapid, piece of fiction written in Greek somewhere between ioo B.C. and A.D.

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  • 20) of their having invaded Europe in conjunction with the Teucrians before the Trojan War is probably a fiction; and the first historical fact we learn is their subjugation, together with all the surrounding nations, by Lydian Croesus.

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  • But an investigation of dependent lines which are often incommensurable forces us to adopt the contradictory fiction of partially overlapping, i.e.

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  • But the contradiction here is one we cannot eliminate by the method of relations, because it does not involve anything real; and in fact as a necessary outcome of an "intelligible" form, the fiction of continuity is valid for the "objective semblance," and no more to be discarded than say -1 - I.

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  • His fiction includes Mr Blake's Walking Stick (1869), for children; The Hoosier Schoolmaster (1871); The End of the World (1872); The Mystery of Metropolisville (1873); The Circuit Rider (1874); Rosy (1878); The Hoosier Schoolboy (1883); The Book of Queer Stories (1884), for children; The Graysons (1888), an excellent novel; The Faith Doctor (1891); and Duf f els (1893), short stories.

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  • Most of his stories portray the pioneer manners and dialect of the Central West, and the Hoosier Schoolmaster was one of the first examples of American local realistic fiction; it was very popular, and was translated into French, German and Danish.

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  • Years of devouring that fiction genre helped formulate a world where intrigue crept around every corner for the dapper gentleman.

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  • "It sounded like three-quarters fiction already," Dean answered.

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  • "Edith's version is as far-out fiction as some of Gladys Turnbull's stuff," Fred said like the learned professor.

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  • Dean rose and began to leave the room, disgusted that Gladys Turnbull would trivialize Edith Shipton's death in fiction, even before the shattered woman was cold in the ground.

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  • So tell me, what was truth and what was fiction?

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  • Just because it's fiction doesn't mean you can't learn from it.

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  • It will assuage the fears of subscribers worried about publicly associating themselves with fiction.

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  • The use of historical fact as a springboard for fiction is not a new one.

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  • It is hard to tell fact from fiction!

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  • In the same way science fiction has developed rules, I find all rules very pernicious to writing.

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  • Although not particularly historically accurate, it does use some real people but the details of what happens in the film are pure fiction.

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  • Her painting, Diver appears on the cover of the first Earlyworks Press fiction anthology.

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  • Heavy, funky bass and an obsession with science fiction.

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  • In 1979 homeless beggars on the streets of major British cities were fiction, not an obscene reality.

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  • believe that truth is stranger than fiction?

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  • A Streetcar Named Desire fiction Tennessee Williams Williams won the Pulitzer Prize with this portrayal of a fading, fragile belle.

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  • biannual literary magazine dedicated to dark fiction.

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  • biker chick has been nominated for this year's Orange Prize for Fiction.

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  • He has published many books (including crime fiction!

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  • Her novel Hunter also won the Junior Fiction category for the third time.

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  • But we must do it remembering censorship is a fiction.

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  • Indeed, the transfer of money and power from the aristocracy to the bourgeoisie is absolutely central to Balzac's fiction.

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  • cheat death, resurrecting Truman's father in an attempt to maintain the fiction.

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  • It covers all of the text level fiction and poetry reading comprehension objectives of the National Literacy Strategy for year four.

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  • Few writers of fiction have been so exact or so conscientious as he was regarding his facts.

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  • crammed into the computer room to hear " Stranger Than Fiction " play last January.

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  • I mean, fiction and lit crit are rugged areas but politics - jeez!

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  • Sen Gupta's historical fiction has done a very commendable job of presenting children caught up in mysteries and adventures or even day-to-day problems.

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  • Taking genre fiction for a ride, Slow Death uses obscenity, black humor and repetition for the sake of ironic deconstruction.

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  • denunciation of passive reading practices, a clarion call to readers dulled by formula fiction.

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  • An amalgam of mysticism, psychotherapy and pure science fiction, the content invited the derision which was inevitably forthcoming.

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  • detective fiction you can polish off in a few hours.

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  • disentangless="ex">Disentangling fact from fiction Predicting the future of work is now an industry in its own right.

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  • Not that I have a downer on genre fiction.

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  • This year her science fiction novel, The Sex Gates, was a best-selling e-book and also came out in paperback.

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  • Each reader is deeply engrossed in a science fiction novel.

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  • I first began to write as a teenager, when I first had the idea for a sprawling science fiction and fantasy epic.

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  • episode of the science fiction series Lex, which was filmed in Halifax, Canada.

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  • Before we start I must apologize for not starting this article with a truly execrable piece of fiction.

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  • fan fiction (the novels themselves being hid inside Dickens ' dust jackets ).

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  • It exists solely through the support of science fiction fandom.

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  • Unlike any other literary festival in the UK, Fresh Fiction is focused entirely on new books by first-time novelists.

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  • At least writing good fiction is not easy even for most professional writers.

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  • In his own words, he says: In general, I normally do not go out looking to read fiction.

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  • He defines his work as speculative fiction although he does not shy away from writing conventional urban fantasy or horror stories.

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  • The Victorian authors were the worst for this, romantic fiction often glossing out the few true known facts.

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  • The Last Secret is not, nor was it ever intended to be, some intense work of literary fiction.

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  • Does the way in which your teenage fiction is marketed differ greatly from your adult science fiction?

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  • Other publications include articles on various aspects of contemporary fiction in Irish.

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  • Law is science fiction: part science, part fiction.

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  • You will have to imagine scenes from pulp fiction or ' adult ' comics.

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  • He has also won several awards for short prose fiction.

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  • History: hypertext fiction Hypertext is text with links.

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  • So... I've never been a big fan of horror fiction as a genre.

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  • This is augmented by numerous carefully chosen illustrations and a comprehensive filmography of English films, fiction and non-fiction, for the year.

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  • Lilo & Stitch is, I guess you could say, one of Disney's first flirtation with science fiction animation.

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  • We're left floundering in the shallows of literary fiction.

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  • foretellis unique physicist, engineer and famed science fiction writer has not only foretold the future, he's helped shape it.

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  • frank exchange is the whole of the story; Kenton is also a writer of fiction.

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  • The Orange Prize for Fiction is currently garnering votes for the 50 Best Books written by Women.

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  • genre of crime fiction lends itself badly to a serious critique of class society.

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  • Article continues In general, cricket in south Asian fiction assumes a more mature guise.

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  • His admirers have included hippies, punk rockers, readers of science fiction, football fans.

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  • Hugely entertaining 50's horror hokum written by a noted science fiction author who also wrote the script for The Time Machine (1960 ).

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  • holographic imaging in the living room will remain in the domain of science fiction for the foreseeable future.

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  • In life I like playfulness, in fiction I like mature humor.

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  • I am inspired by botanical illustrations as well as the works of science fiction writers and see my role as a similar one.

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  • SPICE is a new erotic fiction imprint aimed at the modern woman.

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  • And at that moment I found fiction to be a medium practically inseparable from cinema.

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  • Liquid Metal brings together a number of seminal essays that have opened up the study of science fiction with serious critical interrogation.

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  • political intrigue mixes with science fiction to produce a thriller that will keep you hooked to the very end.

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  • For every Pulp Fiction, Gattaca and dangerous liaisons there is a Batman & Robin or Avengers that drags her back to square one.

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  • Like me, Ellison is a pretty lousy science fiction writer.

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  • masqueradeomeone who is prepared to write fiction masquerading as fact for money.

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  • There is a cursory nod in the direction of fiction: three brief extracts from Dickens's Pickwick Papers are included.

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  • Synopsis The first ever collection of Iain Banks's short fiction, this volume includes the acclaimed novella, The State of the Art.

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  • Yet he makes some startlingly astute observations during discussion despite his penchant for drawing comparisons with science fiction.

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  • Indeed, his silicon city of the future will be so familiar to readers of science fiction as to appear almost old-fashioned.

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  • In some of the events he describes, Matthew assumes the omniscience of a fiction writer, narrating what he could not have known.

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  • The sequel TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE, was voted one of the Guardian top ten fiction paperbacks of the year 2000.

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  • Once again the truth was stranger than fiction, and later that same year the band was asked to support The pretenders on tour.

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  • rebounded painfully, ineffectively, which served him right for reading fiction.

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  • Justification is not a legal fiction because one day we will be perfectly righteous.

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  • Law is science fiction: part science fiction: part science, part fiction.

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  • The questions are: Why do people read science fiction?

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  • I wanted to write science fiction, and got involved in politics instead!

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  • I was due to do Red Dwarf but the BBC powers thought that I'd done enough science fiction.

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  • science fiction as a genre should read this book.

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  • Whatever the reason, cyberpunk marked a sea change in American science fiction.

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  • It was a low budget, high concept piece that was very good science fiction.

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  • The Review: This pretty sub-standard but infamous 50s horror film is more science fiction than anything else.

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  • I would recommend this book to those with an interest in Victorian literature and early science fiction.

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  • The novel is part thriller, part historical novel and part science fiction.

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  • But today's science fiction, is often tomorrow's science fact.

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  • stranger than fiction Breaking the Code is a play, not a documentary.

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  • Award for Best Short Fiction ' White ' by Tim Lebbon MoT Press " I ai n't superstitious, "; wrote Tim.

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  • Award for Best Short Fiction ' White ' by Tim Lebbon MoT Press " I ain't superstitious, "; wrote Tim.

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  • In fiction, they can also build suspense: He walked through the door.

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  • Bayley as in Barrington, who wrote one of the stories in the fiction section, which is a real treasure-trove.

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  • Her NGO work includes trusteeship of the Booker Prize for English fiction literature.

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  • Geoffrey Swindell, whose many interests range from the beach to science fiction, produces small elaborately finished porcelain vases.

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  • Vice Presidenturrently Vice-President of the British Science Fiction Association.

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  • Fiction website Did you know that Usborne has a dedicated fiction website?

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  • woman's magazine then went freelance and began writing fiction alongside journalism.

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  • The story that Pyrrhus attempted to frighten Fabricius by the sight of an elephant is probably a fiction.

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  • The fiction of Belisarius wandering as a blind beggar through the streets of Constantinople, which has been adopted by Marmontel in his Belisaire, and by various painters and poets, is first heard of in the 10th century.

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  • From this time forth she led the life of a woman of letters, writing novels, of which The Minister's Wooing (18J9) is best known, and many studies of social life in the form both of fiction and essay.

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  • 38); the story of Thais is a pure fiction, and we may well believe that he repented the damage he had done (Arrian vi.

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  • The whole story was most probably the creation of imaginations stimulated by torture and despair, unless it was a deliberate fiction set forth for the purpose of provoking hostility against the Jews.

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  • In Wales the Norman came as a conqueror, more strictly a conqueror than in England; he could not claim Welsh crowns or Welsh estates under any fiction of Welsh law.

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  • As to the library of Peisistratus, we have no good evidence; it may perhaps be a fiction of an Alexandrian writer.

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  • At seven he was committed for eighteen months to the care of a private tutor, John Kirkby by name, and the author, among other things, of a " philosophical fiction " entitled the Life of Automathes.

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  • Of the latter, however, no other trace has been found, and he is no doubt a fiction of F.

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  • It is naturally impossible to treat them from any modern standpoint as fiction; they are honest even where they are most untrustworthy.

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  • This diversity of jurisdiction, and subjection of the clergy only to the sentences of judges bribed by their esprit de corps to judge leniently, led to the adoption of a scale of punishments for the offences of clerks avowedly much lighter than that which was inflicted for the same crimes on laymen; and this in turn led to the survival in England, long after the Reformation, of the curious legal fiction of benefit of clergy (see below), used to mitigate the extreme harshness of the criminal law.

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  • He was called to the bar four years later, and practised as a barrister for a short time; but in 18-61, after two comparatively false starts in poetry and fiction, he made his first noteworthy appearance as a writer with a satire called The Season, which contained incisive lines, and was marked by some promise both in wit and observation.

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  • Though this narrative is a mixture of truth and fiction, it may be said with certainty that a thorough study of the philosophy of Peripatetics and Pythagoreans, Stoics and Platonists, brought home to Justin the conviction that true knowledge was not to be found in them.

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  • Boston has been described in many works of fiction, and the reader may be referred to the novels of E.

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  • Properly speaking, tenancy at sufferance is not a tenancy at all, inasmuch as if the landlord acquiesces in it, it becomes a tenancy at will; and it is to be regarded merely as a legal fiction which prevented the rightful owner from treating the tenant as a trespasser until he had himself made an actual entry on or had brought an action to recover the land.

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  • A collected edition of his works of fiction, both in prose and verse, has reached twenty-one volumes (Leipzig, 1898), and a new edition was published in 1901.

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  • Of all his portraits of adventurous sailors, "Gentleman Chucks" in Peter Simple and "Equality Jack" in Mr Midshipman Easy are the most famous, but he created many other types which take rank among the characteristic figures in English fiction.

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  • 45, 50 that Joseph married the daughter of a heathen priest naturally gave offence to later Judaism, and gave rise to the fiction that Asenath was really the daughter of Shechem and Dinah, and only the foster-daughter of Potipherah (Targ.-Jon.

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  • In the 16th century we find another Piccolomini (Alexander), bishop of Patras, author of a curious dialogue, Della bell y creanza delle donne; another bishop, Claudio Tolomei, diplomatist, poet and philologist, who revived the use of ancient Latin metres; and Luca Contile, a writer of narratives, plays and poems. Prose fiction had two representatives in this century - Scipione Bargagli, a writer of some merit, and Pietro Fortini, whose productions were trivial and indecent.

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  • In the domain of history we have first the old Sienese chronicles, which down to the 14th century are so confused that it is almost impossible to disentangle truth from fiction or even to decide the personality of the various authors.

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  • Almost simultaneously with the rise of the Kisfaludy society, works of fiction assumed a more vigorous tone, and began to present just claims for literary recognition.

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  • His characteristics in his prose fiction and descriptive work are not very different from those of his poetry.

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  • They have been regarded as a fiction invented later by the enemies of Epicureanism, with the view of discrediting the most powerful work ever produced by any disciple of that sect.

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  • His literary capacity was early shown in the remarkable fiction of his Memoirs of Arthur Hamilton (1886) under the pseudonym of "Christopher Carr," and his Poems (1893) and Lyrics (1895) established his reputation as a writer of verse.

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  • In.1893 his society novel, Dodo, brought him to the front among the writers of clever fiction; and this was followed by other novels, notably The Vintage (1898) and The Capsina 1899).

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  • The story that Phoenician merchants found a glass-like substance under their cooking pots, which had been supported on blocks of natron, need not be discarded as pure fiction.

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  • The story of the poisoning of the pope is to be relegated to the realm of fiction.

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  • Apart from philosophical researches and the development of the drama, as above related, the Tokugawa era is remarkable for folk-lore, moral discourses, fiction and a peculiar form of poetry.

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  • But whether they are to be regarded as genuine folk-lore or merely as a branch of the fiction of the age when they first appeared in book form, remains uncertain.

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  • Robinson Crusoe (especially the story part, with the philosophical and religious moralizings largely cut out) is one of the world's classics in fiction.

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  • 375) it was held to be not penal for a clergyman to speak of merit by transfer as a "fiction,"or to express a hope of the ultimate pardon of the wicked, or to affirm that any part of the Old or New Testament, however unconnected with religious faith or moral duty, was not written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

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  • Otinel (13th century) is also pure fiction.

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  • Alberic Trium Fontium, a monk of the Cistercian monastery of Trois Fontanes in the diocese of Chalons, embodied much poetical fiction in his chronicle (c. 1249).

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  • Robertson's play David Garrick, first acted by Sothern, and later associated with Sir Charles Wyndham, is of course mere fiction.

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  • Opinions, however, vary widely as to the precise proportions of history and fiction which the story contains.

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  • In oratory, James Otis, Fisher Ames, Josiah Quincy, junr., Webster, Choate, Everett, Sumner, Winthrop and Wendell Phillips; and, in addition, in statesmanship, Samuel Adams, John Adams and John Quincy Adams. In fiction, Hawthorne and Mrs Stowe.

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  • In American works of fiction, particularly of New England authors, the reader will find a wealth of description of Massachusetts and New England life, past and present, as in the writings of William D.

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  • The story of his having baptized Constantine is pure fiction, as almost contemporary evidence shows the emperor to have received this rite near Nicomedia at the hands of Eusebius, bishop of that city.

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  • And in these three works of fiction there are not only humour and pathos, character and truth, there is also the largeness of outlook on life such as we find only in the works of the masters.

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  • The Hereward legend has been fully dealt with by him and by Professor Freeman, who observed that "with no name has fiction been more busy."

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  • The precise details, except in a few cases, are unknown, or obscured by exaggeration and fiction; but it is certain that the whole of northern Scotland was converted by the labours of Columba, and his disciples and the religious instruction of the people provided for by the erection of numerous monasteries.

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  • Occasionally it is still stated in the press that wolves have been seen in the Ardennes, but this is a mere fiction.

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  • of the Moluccas, but by a geographical fiction the Philippines were included within the Spanish sphere.

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  • But the independence of things may with much greater reason be regarded as itself a fiction or prejudice.

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  • The rigid line between fact or fiction in religious literature, which readers often wish to draw, cannot be consistently justified, and in studying old Oriental religious narratives it is necessary to realize that the teaching was regarded as more essential than the method of presenting it.

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  • This did not make Mary Tudor any more friendly,and,although the story that Elizabeth favoured Courtenay and that Mary was jealous is a ridiculous fiction, the Spaniards cried loud and long for Elizabeth's execution.

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  • The rugged east section of the state, a part of Appalachian America, is inhabited by a people of marked characteristics, portrayed in the fiction of Miss Murfree (" Charles Egbert Craddock ") and John Fox, Jr. They are nearly all of British - English and Scotch-Irish - descent, with a trace of Huguenot.

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  • As a portrayer of Scottish peasant-life in fiction he was the precursor of a large school, which has benefited by his example and surpassed its original leader in popularity.

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  • Cooper, In The National, 29, P. 364; " Recent Canadian Fiction," By L.

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  • " Rejecting this legend, which bears the stamp of fiction upon its face, we have certain evidence of acquaintance between the two men in a letter of Erasmus, with the date " Oxford, 29th October 1499."

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  • The idea of putting forward political and philosophical principles under the fiction of an ideal state was doubtless taken from Plato's Republic. The Utopia in turn suggested the literary form adopted by Bacon, Hobbes, Filmer, and other later writers; and the name of the book has passed into the language as signifying optimistic but impracticable ideals of reform.

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  • In addition to the books above mentioned, she wrote many pamphlets and short stories and The (American) Frugal Housewife (1829), one of the earliest American books on domestic economy, The Mother's Book (1831), a pioneer cook-book republished in England and Germany, The Girls' Own Book (1831), History of Women (2 vols., 1832), Good Wives (1833), The Anti-Slavery Catechism (1836), Philothea (1836), a romance of the age of Pericles, perhaps her best book, Letters from New York (2 vols., 1843-1845), Fact and Fiction (1847), The Power of Kindness (1851), Isaac T.

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  • For Sanchuniathon is a mere literary fiction; and Philo's treatment is vitiated by an obvious attempt to explain the whole system of religion on the principles of Euhemerus, an agnostic who taught the traditional mythology as primitive history, and turned all the gods and goddesses into men and women; and further by a patriotic desire to prove that Phoenicia could outdo Greece in the venerable character of its traditions, that in fact Greek mythology was simply a feeble and distorted version of the Phoenician.'

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  • Before it was known that the chronicle ascribed to Ingulf of Croyland is really a fiction of the 13th or 14th century, the knighting of Heward or Hereward by Brand, abbot of Burgh 1 Comparative Politics, p. 74.

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  • It is difficult to tell in any one of these cases how far the story is an entire fiction and how far some ingenious impostor took advantage of the existence of the myth.

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  • Evidently upon his and view of conscious experience, of the world of imagination, ti such infinite divisibility must be a fiction.

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  • But in fact the members of the fourth class were not formally admitted even in the 4th century (though by a fiction they were allowed to pose for the time as Zeugites).

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  • It has been said that Daniel Defoe wrote his fiction of Mrs Veal (A True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs Veal), who came from the other world to recommend the perusal of Drelincourt on Death, for the express purpose of promoting the sale of an English translation of the Consolations; Defoe's contribution is added to the fourth edition of the translation (1706).

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  • Freeman dismissing it as "a transparent fiction."

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  • (I) and (2) became "Clementine" only by chance, but (3) was so originally by literary device or fiction, the cause at work also in (4) and (5).

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  • The stratagem by which Tarquinius obtained possession of the town of Gabii is a mere fiction, derived from Greek and Oriental sources.

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  • The chief feature of the allotment was, however, the formal overthrow of the fiction that Austria is preponderatingly a German country and not a country preponderatingly Slav with a German dynasty and a German façade.

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  • ments made by later writers like Josephus, as to the visit of Alexander to Jerusalem or the privileges conferred upon the Jews in the new Macedonian realms are justly suspected of being fiction.

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  • He appears to have invented the fiction which afterwards was repeatedly employed, by which the money spent on mosque-building was supposed to have been furnished by discoveries of buried treasure.

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  • The reason for these mutinies was the attempt made by successive pashas to put a stop to the extortion called Tulbah, a forced payment exacted by the troops from the inhabitants of the country by the fiction of debts requiring to be discharged, which led to grievous ill-usage.

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  • In 1877 he came forward again with one volume of verse, another of fiction, a third of travel; in each he displayed great vigour and freshness of touch, and he rose at one leap to the highest position among men of promise.

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  • As in all his following epopees the subject was taken from what pious Moslems call the time of "heathendom" - here, for instance, from the old Sassanian story of Shah Khosrau Parwiz (Chosroes Parvez), his love affairs with the princess Shirin of Armenia, his jealousy against the architect Ferhad, for some time his successful rival, of whom he got rid at last by a very ingenious trick, and his final reconciliation and marriage with Shirin; and it is a noteworthy fact that the once so devout Nizami never chose a strictly Mahommedan legend for his works of fiction.

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  • In this poem, which was written 593 A.H., at the request of Nur-uddin Arslan of Mosul, the son and successor of the abovementioned `Izz-uddin, Nizami returned once more from his excursion into the field of heroic deeds to his old favourite domain of romantic fiction, and added a fresh leaf to the laurel crown of immortal fame with which the unanimous consent of Eastern and Western critics has adorned his venerable head.

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  • Prejudice and real or imaginary legal obstacles stood in the way of the erection of episcopal sees in the colonies; and though in the 17th century Archbishop Laud had attempted to obtain a bishop for Virginia, up to the time of the American revolution the churchmen of the colonies had to make the best of the legal fiction that their spiritual needs were looked after by the bishop of London, who occasionally sent commissaries to visit them and ordained candidates for the ministry sent to England for the purpose.

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  • But the whole Assyrian history of Ctesias is nothing but a fantastic fiction; from the Assyrian inscriptions we know that the Assyrians never entered the eastern parts of Iran.

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  • Hence some of the later Greek geographers altogether disregarded his statements, and treated his voyage as a fiction.

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  • Of all Goethe's works, this exerted the most immediate and lasting influence on German literature; it served as a model for the best fiction of the next thirty years.

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  • The sharpness of the conflict was, however, blunted by the fact that, without exception, the young Romantic writers looked up to Goethe as its master; they modelled their fiction on Wilhelm Meister; they regarded his lyrics as the high-water mark of German poetry; Goethe, Novalis declared, was the "Statthalter of poetry on earth."

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  • Bettina von Arnim came into personal touch with Goethe in 1807, and her Briefwechsel Goethes mit einem Kinde (published in 1835) is, in its mingling of truth and fiction, one of the most delightful products of the Romantic mind; but the episode was of less importance for Goethe's life than Bettina would have us believe.

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  • The intimate psychological study of four minds, which forms the subject of the Wahlverwandtschaften, was an essay in a new type of fiction, and pointed out the way for developments of the German novel after the stimulus of Wilhelm Meister had exhausted itself.

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  • Zephaniah.) ' Note the rapid growth and embellishment of tradition, the inextricable interweaving of fact and fiction, the circumstantial or rationalized stories of imaginary beings, the supernatural or mythical stories of thoroughly historical persons, the absolute loss of perspective, and a reliance not upon the merits of a tradition but upon the authority with which it is associated.

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  • FORTUNE DU BOISGOBEY (1824-1891), French writer of fiction, whose real surname was Castille, was born at Granville (Manche) on the lath of September 1824.

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  • the judgment, " not-being is thinkable," cited by Aristotle; the judgment, " A square circle is impossible," cited by Herbart; the judgment, " A centaur is a fiction of the poets," cited by Mill.

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  • Thus the judgment about a centaur is the belief, " A conceivable centaur is a fiction of the poets," and the judgment about a square circle is the belief, " A so-called square circle is an impossibility."

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  • No existential form suits a judgment such as " A centaur is a fiction," when we do not believe that there is a centaur, or that reality includes a centaur.

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  • " A conceivable centaur is a fiction," because in the former we believe and mean that the thing exists beyond the idea, and in the latter we do not.

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  • Of his numerous works of fiction, the earliest are his best, especially Gallegher and Others (1891); Van Bibber and Other Stories (1892) and Episodes from Van Bibber's Life (1899).

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  • The higher life of man is merely a fiction introduced by philosophers and rulers to simplify government and the relations of society.

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  • Greenhill, p. 96 (London, 2844); Collection of Scarce Pieces on the Plague in 1665 (London, 1721), 8vo; Defoe's fascinating Journal of a Citizen, which should be read and admired as a fiction, but accepted with caution as history; T.

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  • Again, the conception of a force as concentrated in a mathematical line is as unreal as that of a mass concentrated in a point, but it is a convenient fiction for our purpose, .owing to the simplicity which it lends to our statements.

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  • This bases the claim against the insurer upon a fiction, for there has been no loss of the subject insured; in fact, the payment has been for averting such a loss.

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  • Petrarch and Boccaccio, though they both held the medieval doctrine that literature should teach some abstruse truth beneath a veil of fiction, differed from Dante in this that their poetry and prose in the vernacular abandoned both allegory and symbol.

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  • It is of course possible to hold that the story of the dream is pure fiction, and that the !lines which Baeda translated were not Cadmon's at all.

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  • His biography by Simeon Metaphrastes is largely fiction.

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  • The intention evidently is to bestow authority upon the fiction by connecting it with a story already known.

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  • It is probable that this process was largely an unconscious one; and even if conscious, the analogy of the conventional " legal fiction " and the usual anxiety to avoid the appearance of novelty is enough to show that it is not to be condemned.

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  • It also escaped the classicism of the Renaissance with its insistence upon the test - either fact or fiction.

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  • A polemical writer of great talent was Magnus Jakob Crusenstople (1795-1865), of whose work it has been said that " it is not history and it is not fiction, but something brilliant between the one and the other."

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  • She was perhaps the most original of the many women writers of modern Sweden, and Money was hailed by Swedish critics as the most important work of fiction since Strindberg's Red Room.

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  • The work by which he is best known, and which will always hold an honourable place in English literature, is his History of Fiction (1814; new edition, 1888, with notes by H.

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  • In this we may trace a desire to conciliate the native population, with the object of maintaining the fiction that the old state still continued.

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  • Where some slight historical records of the heroic age were still obtainable poetical imagination seized upon them at once; where no traditions at all were forthcoming fiction pure and simple asserted its right; and thus the national epopee gave way to the epic story, andsubstituting prose for verseto the novel and the fairy tale.

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  • In the various departments of general Persian literature not touched upon in the foregoing pages the same wonderful activity has prevailed as in the realm of poetry and fiction, Historical since the first books on history and medicine appeared Works.

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  • Her works consist chiefly of religious fiction, such as The Vale of Cedars (1850) and Home Influence (1847).

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  • But he did not confine himself to fiction.

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  • The list of his works of fiction includes The Stolen Bacillus and other Stories (1895), The Wonderful Visit (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Plattner Story and Others (1897), When the Sleeper Wakes (1899), The First Men in the Moon (1901), The Food of the Gods (1904), In the Days of the Comet (1906), The War in the Air (1908), Anne Veronica (1909), The History of Mr Polly (191 0).

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  • Shearer, Fact and Fiction in the Story of Bannockburn (1909).

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  • That view is based on these works of fiction, of uncertain date and authorship, which seem to have been worked over by several hands in the interest of diverse forms of belief.

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  • The above is doubtless pure fiction.

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  • Historical criticism may regard this tradition, in many of its features, as mere fiction, or as a perversion of facts made for the purpose of transferring the blame for the loss of a sacred literature to other persons than those actually responsible for it.

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  • 2 These were probably not fiction like Pamela, as Sir Leslie Stephen suggested, for Edwards listed several of Richardson's novels for his own reading, and considered Sir Charles Grandison a very moral and excellent work.

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  • At the same time it wants unity and coherence, it attains no conclusion, and the author abuses his digressive method of composition and his convenient fiction of hiatuses in the original manuscript.

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  • These books had no immediate influence in Walachia and Moldavia, where fiction and the drama had developed under the influence, first, of Greek and then to an increasing extent of French, Italian and German models.

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  • Among writers of fiction three names stand out prominently: Ion Slavici (b.

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  • The only work of fiction, in all probability, with which he could compare his Pilgrim was his old favourite, the legend of Sir Bevis of Southampton.

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  • He saw that in employing fiction to make truth clear and goodness attractive, he was only following the example which every Christian ought to propose to himself; and he determined to print.

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  • In fiction, Olive Schreiner (Mrs CronwrightSchreiner) produced, while still in her teens, the Story of an African Farm, a work which gave great promise of original literary genius.

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  • The Ka`ba has been rebuilt more than once since Mahomet purged it of idols and adopted it as the chief sanctuary of Islam, but the old form has been preserved, except in secondary details;2 so that the "Ancient House," as it is titled, is still essentially a heathen temple, adapted to the worship of Islam by the clumsy fiction that it was built by Abraham and Ishmael by divine revelation as a temple of pure monotheism, and that it was only temporarily perverted to idol worship from the time when `Amr ibn Lohai introduced the statue of Hobal from Syria' till the victory of Islam.

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  • This fiction has involved the superinduction of a new mythology over the old heathen ritual, which remains practically unchanged.

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  • similar convenient fiction also led to their practical abrogation in France, Spain and Belgium.

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  • The reformed churches have set aside this fiction, but in the Latin and Eastern churches it has created a distinct and very powerful marriage taboo.

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  • The work of Philostratus composed at the instance of Julia, wife of Severus, is generally regarded as a religious work of fiction.

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  • If we cut away the mass of mere fiction which Philostratus accumulated, we have left a highly imaginative, earnest reformer who laboured to infuse into the flaccid dialectic of paganism a saner spirit of practical morality.

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  • But he finally passed on the wretched fiction as a heritage of his descendants, to cause untold woes in the 15th century.

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  • Educated first in Spain and afterwards in France, the boy whose infancy had followed the fortunes of the imperial camp grew up a royalist and a Catholic. His first work in poetry and in fiction was devoted to the passionate proclamation of his faith in these principles.

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  • Victor Hugo's first mature work in prose fiction, Le Dernier Jour d'un condamne, has appeared thirteen years earlier (1829).

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  • After yet another three years' space the author of La Legende des siecles reappeared as the author of Les Miserables, the greatest epic and dramatic work of fiction ever created or conceived: the epic of a soul transfigured and redeemed, purified by heroism and glorified through suffering; the tragedy and the comedy of life at its darkest and its brightest, of humanity at its best and at its worst.

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  • In 1874 he published his last great romance, the tragic and historic poem in prose called Quatrevingt-treize; a work as rich in thought, in tenderness, in wisdom and in humour and in pathos, as ever was cast into the mould of poetry or of fiction.

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  • Paul endeavoured to make drastic reforms in the curia, and abolished the college of abbreviators (1466), but this called forth violent protests from the historian Platina, one of their number and subsequently librarian under Sixtus IV., who is responsible for the fiction that Paul was an illiterate persecutor of learning.

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  • It is only by a kind of legal fiction akin to the "collegial" theory mentioned above, that the Church can be said to have deemed it expedient to adopt these laws.

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  • From pure fiction, however, he turned again to the combination of art and controversy in which he had achieved distinction, and in the two Littlepage Manuscripts (1845-1846) he fought with a great deal of vigour.

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  • His qualities are not those of the great masters of fiction; but he had an inexhaustible imagination, some faculty for simple combination of incident, a homely tragic force which is very genuine and effective, and up to a certain point a fine narrative power.

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  • Nothing can be more vividly told than the escape of the Yankee man-of-war through the shoals and from the English cruisers in The Pilot, but there are few things flatter in the range of fiction than the other incidents of the novel.

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  • He, however, "regarded Mark not only as the first narrator, but even as the creator of the gospel history, thus making the latter a fiction and Christianity the invention of a single original evangelist" (Pfleiderer).

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  • This, however, is perhaps a fiction of later poets who wished to give lustre to the ancestry of Brian Boruma, as very few of the Dalcais princes appear in the list of the kings of Cashel.

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  • Antonio is said to have secured his release on easy terms by a fiction.

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  • In the South Sea Islands, generally, the fable of the union and separation of Heaven and Earth is current; other forms will be found in Gill's Myths and Songs from the South Pacific. The cosmogonic myths of the Aryans of India are peculiarly interesting, as we find in the Vedas and Brahmanas and Puranas almost every fiction familiar to savages side by side with the most abstract metaphysical speculations.

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  • Myth and legend, fact and fiction, the common stock of oral tradition, have been handed down, and thus constitute one of the most valuable sources for popular Hebrew thought.

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