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Robert Morrison is recognised as a world-class scholar of Romantic and Victorian literature. He is the editor of the OUP edition of De Quincey's essays 'On Murder' and co-editor of a collection of new essays on De Quincey (Routledge).

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Chosen: 15 and Above

Chosen: 15 and Above

Author: Robert Morrison Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2015

Unlikely heroes,they are amongst us!Angel of 2099 9 am alarm clock sirens. Time to wake up, Alex rising reluctantly to the cold frosty morning. A feeling comes over him which he never felt before which he cannot explain. A feeling that something is going to happen. Alex then attempts to fix this morning with a coffee opens the curtains .There's fog descending of over the town, his radio is buzzing and crackling. Try's the television no image just a faze dot .Alex then pushed for time runs to catch the train. Train comes precisely at 9 30am

Men Are the Thing to Fear

Men Are the Thing to Fear

Author: Robert Morrison Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2014

History sometimes suggests that the only thing worse than a man without a purpose is a man with one. Be that as it may, Danny Kaneen, failed novelist, womanizer, part-time gourmet chef and problem drinker, is unwittingly and hilariously failing his way toward a better understanding of the suffering world, right here in the benighted landscape of the American masses. He's stumbling toward a purpose. Together with his unscrupulous lawyer friend Dale Credenza, Danny is unwittingly on a collision course with human need. And with love. Look out. Be afraid. Such discoveries don't always have the effect you'd expect.

Men are the thing to fear

Men are the thing to fear

Author: Robert Morrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2014

History sometimes suggests that the only thing worse than a man without a purpose is a man with one. Be that as it may, Danny Kaneen, failed novelist, womanizer, part-time gourmet chef and problem drinker, is unwittingly and hilariously failing his way toward a better understanding of the suffering world, right here in the benighted landscape of the American masses. He's stumbling toward a purpose. Together with his unscrupulous lawyer friend Dale Credenza, Danny is unwittingly on a collision course with human need. And with love. Look out. Be afraid. Such discoveries don't always have the effect you'd expect.

Islam and Science The Intellectual Career of Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi

Islam and Science The Intellectual Career of Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi

Author: Robert Morrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2011

In examining the work of eminent fourteenth century Iranian Shiite scholar Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi, this book is the first rigorous attempt to explain the cross-fertilization of scientific and religious thought in Islamic civilization. Nisaburi did not consider himself a scientist alone, being commissioned by his patrons to work in a variety of fields. Islam and Science examines in detail the relationship between the metaphysics of Nisaburi's science, and statements he made in his Qur'an commentary and in other non-scientific writings. Sources suggest that Nisaburi was inspired to begin his scientific career by the inclusion of basic science in a religious (madrasa) education. By mid-career, he had found methodological similarities between theoretical astronomy and Islamic jurisprudence. Morrison concludes that while Nisaburi believed science could give one a taste of God's knowledge, he realised that the study of science and natural philosophy alone could not lead him to a spiritual union with God. Only Sufi practice and Sufi theory could accomplish that. Morrison's work is remarkable in synthesizing the history of Islamic science with other areas of Islamic studies. It will be of interest to students and scholars of religion and the history of science, as well as readers with a more general interest in Middle Eastern studies. Winner of the Iranian World Prize for Book of the Year in Islamics Studies 2009

The English Opium-Eater A Biography of Thomas De Quincey

The English Opium-Eater A Biography of Thomas De Quincey

Author: Robert Morrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/11/2010

Definitive life of the author of CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM-EATER, journalist, political commentator and biographer.Thomas De Quincey's friendships with leading poets and men of letters in the Romantic and Victorian periods - including William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Thomas Carlyle - have long placed him at the centre of 19th-century literary studies. De Quincey also stands at the meeting point in the culture wars between Edinburgh and London; between high art and popular taste; and between the devotees of the Romantic imagination and those of hack journalism. His writing was a tremendous influence on Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, William Burroughs and Peter Ackroyd.De Quincey is a fascinating (and topical) figure for other reasons too: a self-mythologizing autobiographer whose attitudes to drug-induced creativity and addiction strike highly resonant chords for a contemporary readership. Robert Morrison's biography passionately argues for the critical importance and enduring value of this neglected essayist, critic and biographer.

Thomas De Quincey New Theoretical and Critical Directions

Thomas De Quincey New Theoretical and Critical Directions

Author: Robert Morrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/11/2009

The ongoing critical fascination with Thomas De Quincey and the burgeoning recognition of the centrality of his writings to the Romantic age and beyond necessitates a critical examination of De Quincey. In this spirit, ten of the top De Quincey scholars in the world have come together in this volume to engage directly with the immense amount of new information to be published on De Quincey in the past two decades. The book features wide-ranging and incisive assessments of De Quincey as essayist, addict, economist, subversive, biographer, autobiographer, aesthete, innovator, hedonist, and much else.

Thomas De Quincey New Theoretical and Critical Directions

Thomas De Quincey New Theoretical and Critical Directions

Author: Robert Morrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2007

The ongoing critical fascination with Thomas De Quincey and the burgeoning recognition of the centrality of his writings to the Romantic age and beyond necessitates a critical examination of De Quincey. In this spirit, ten of the top De Quincey scholars in the world have come together in this volume to engage directly with the immense amount of new information to be published on De Quincey in the past two decades. The book features wide-ranging and incisive assessments of De Quincey as essayist, addict, economist, subversive, biographer, autobiographer, aesthete, innovator, hedonist, and much else.

Islam and Science The Intellectual Career of Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi

Islam and Science The Intellectual Career of Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi

Author: Robert Morrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2007

In examining the work of eminent fourteenth century Iranian Shiite scholar Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi, this book is the first rigorous attempt to explain the cross-fertilization of scientific and religious thought in Islamic civilization. Nisaburi did not consider himself a scientist alone, being commissioned by his patrons to work in a variety of fields. Islam and Science examines in detail the relationship between the metaphysics of Nisaburi's science, and statements he made in his Qur'an commentary and in other non-scientific writings. Sources suggest that Nisaburi was inspired to begin his scientific career by the inclusion of basic science in a religious (madrasa) education. By mid-career, he had found methodological similarities between theoretical astronomy and Islamic jurisprudence. Morrison concludes that while Nisaburi believed science could give one a taste of God's knowledge, he realised that the study of science and natural philosophy alone could not lead him to a spiritual union with God. Only Sufi practice and Sufi theory could accomplish that. Morrison's work is remarkable in synthesizing the history of Islamic science with other areas of Islamic studies. It will be of interest to students and scholars of religion and the history of science, as well as readers with a more general interest in Middle Eastern studies. Winner of the Iranian World Prize for Book of the Year in Islamics Studies 2009

The Birth of Jack Wirdth

The Birth of Jack Wirdth

Author: Robert Morrison, K D Youngblood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2006

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

Author: Robert Morrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2005

Robert Morrison sets Pride and Prejudice within the social contexts of female conduct books and political tales of terror and traces criticism of the novel from the nineteenth century to the present, including material on the 1995 film adaptation. Extensive introductory comment and annotation complement extracts from critical and contextual texts. The book concludes with fourteen widely studied passages from Pride and Prejudice, reprinted with editorial comment.

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

Author: Robert Morrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2005

Robert Morrison sets Pride and Prejudice within the social contexts of female conduct books and political tales of terror and traces criticism of the novel from the nineteenth century to the present, including material on the 1995 film adaptation. Extensive introductory comment and annotation complement extracts from critical and contextual texts. The book concludes with fourteen widely studied passages from Pride and Prejudice, reprinted with editorial comment.

Betrayers

Betrayers

Author: Robert Morrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2004

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt Vol 2

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt Vol 2

Author: Robert Morrison, Michael Eberle-Sinatra Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2003

This edition makes available in a single edition all of Hunt's major works, fully annotated and with a consolidated index. The set will include all of Hunt's poetry, and an extensive selection of his periodical essays.

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt Vol 4

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt Vol 4

Author: Robert Morrison, Michael Eberle-Sinatra Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2003

This edition makes available in a single edition all of Hunt's major works, fully annotated and with a consolidated index. The set will include all of Hunt's poetry, and an extensive selection of his periodical essays.

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt Vol 1

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt Vol 1

Author: Robert Morrison, Michael Eberle-Sinatra Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2003

This edition makes available in a single edition all of Hunt's major works, fully annotated and with a consolidated index. The set will include all of Hunt's poetry, and an extensive selection of his periodical essays.

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt Vol 5

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt Vol 5

Author: Robert Morrison, Michael Eberle-Sinatra Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2003

This edition makes available in a single edition all of Hunt's major works, fully annotated and with a consolidated index. The set will include all of Hunt's poetry, and an extensive selection of his periodical essays.

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt Vol 3

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt Vol 3

Author: Robert Morrison, Michael Eberle-Sinatra Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2003

This edition makes available in a single edition all of Hunt's major works, fully annotated and with a consolidated index. The set will include all of Hunt's poetry, and an extensive selection of his periodical essays.

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt Vol 6

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt Vol 6

Author: Robert Morrison, Michael Eberle-Sinatra Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2003

This edition makes available in a single edition all of Hunt's major works, fully annotated and with a consolidated index. The set will include all of Hunt's poetry, and an extensive selection of his periodical essays.

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt

Author: Robert Morrison, Leigh Hunt Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2003

This edition makes available in a single edition all of Hunt's major works, fully annotated and with a consolidated index. The set will include all of Hunt's poetry, and an extensive selection of his periodical essays.

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