Ziska: The Problem of a Wicked Soul

Ziska: The Problem of a Wicked Soul Marie Corelli
  • Title: Ziska: The Problem of a Wicked Soul
  • Author: Marie Corelli
  • ISBN: 9781406515503
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ziska: The Problem of a Wicked Soul Marie Corelli Ziska The Problem of a Wicked Soul Mary Mackay was a British novelist who began her career as a musician adopting the name Marie Corelli for her billing She gave up music turning to writing instead and in published her first nov
    Mary Mackay was a British novelist who began her career as a musician, adopting the name Marie Corelli for her billing She gave up music, turning to writing instead and in 1886 published her first novel, A Romance of Two Worlds In her time, she was the most widely read author of fiction but came under harsh criticism from many of the literary elite for her overly melodraMary Mackay was a British novelist who began her career as a musician, adopting the name Marie Corelli for her billing She gave up music, turning to writing instead and in 1886 published her first novel, A Romance of Two Worlds In her time, she was the most widely read author of fiction but came under harsh criticism from many of the literary elite for her overly melodramatic and emotional writing.
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    About Marie Corelli


    1. Marie Corelli born Mary Mackay was a best selling British novelist of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, whose controversial works of the time often label her as an early advocate of the New Age movement.In the 1890 s Marie Corelli s novels were eagerly devoured by millions in England, America and the colonies Her readers ranged from Queen Victoria and Gladstone, to the poorest of shop girls In all she wrote thirty books, the majority of which were phenomenal best sellers Despite the fact that her novels were either ignored or belittled by the critics, at the height of her success she was the best selling and most highly paid author in England.She was the daughter of poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist, and songwriter Charles Mackay Her brother was the poet Eric Mackay.


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    1. Of supernatural love, thrills, exotic dancing of a London society specific to defined gender roles, thoughts on beliefs in higher beings, bent on specified human purpose of a man with two daughters in need of husbands, a Dr Dean in love with history and spiritualism, a Mr Murray in love with a beautiful woman and his sister of a famous yet utterly material french artist, and a beautiful princess called Ziska of an Egyptian secret and a mysteryHope you too would enjoy this classic gothic mystery

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    2. Corelli employs satire at the beginning of the novel to remark on false sense of superiority of the English at the end of the 19th century Much of this can be linked to the themes that have been discussed throughout the course such as anxiety over racial, gender, social and economic principles that added to the discussions of degeneration of Victorian traditional frameworks Corelli comments on the issues two fold first through the characters within the novel and secondly through her narrative co [...]

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    3. This should have been edited down to a short story You could read the first two chapters for the commentary on English travelers A chapter in the middle for the gist of the plot And the last two chapters for all the action I literally fell asleep three times My advice Skim Skim Skim.

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    4. I read this book as part of a literary criticism class on Gothic monsters As it stands in that setting, this book has a lot to offer The author, Marie Corelli, is a bit of an anomaly compared to the stereotype of Victorian horror writers She was very successful, rich, and famous during her life, but then fell into obscurity after her death The book offers easy analysis from a variety of literary schools due to its content, which not only involves the social issues of the day, but broader issues [...]

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    5. Vengeance at its best loved it.

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    6. This was oddly fun I laughed quite a bit at the beginning, especially when Dr DEAN was comparing Ziska s eyes to a bat s Purple prose galore Ziska is a reincarnation sort of of an ancient Egyptian woman who was killed by her lover when he grew tired of her She somehow looks exactly like paintings of her predecessor AND has white skin, which seems unlikely But, it s a Victorian English novel, so unsurprising it s kinda racist, I guess The gender essentialism was annoying, maybe because it was in [...]

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    7. Marie Corelli was a highly popular writer of sensational novels in the Victorian era She combined high melodrama with an attempt to reconcile Christianity with reincarnation, astral project and other spiritual aspects not generally associated with Christianity With Ziska, Corelli uses the medium of novel writing as a vehicle for just that crusade.The plot of Ziska takes place in the British society s Season in Cairo According to Corelli, t is just the same as the London Season, only with slightl [...]

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    8. Marie Corelli the nom de plume of Mary Mackay writes a strangely fun and funny story about vengeance, passion, morality, and life after death It s strange, because the story really shouldn t work, but it does.The opening rundown of the British tourists swarming through Egypt is spot on, skewering all and exposing their vanity and ambition Corelli doesn t pull any punches here really, she shows no mercy to her characters throughout the whole story If they have faults, the reader knows about them [...]

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    9. I first heard of Marie Corelli a couple of days ago while reading Dancers at the End of time The prim Victorian Christian didn t care for her novels So when I found a copy of Ziska in the oxfam in Crouch end I was intrigued to learn It said it was a supernatural tale set among the idle rich in 19th century Egypt which sounded great I have to say I really loved this book It was kinda like Bram Stoker but written by a woman populated with people usually found in Oscar Wilde or Evelyn Waugh It rea [...]

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    10. A pretty basic revenge story, not very original, it s the kinda of story thats been told alot so it seemed pretty familiar when i was reading it It s pretty obvious that books like The Picture Of Dorian Gray and especially Haggard s She had an influence on this book Despite lacking suspense basilcy from the begining it s clear whats gunna happen i enjoyed it quite abit I liked the characters, the themes reincarnation, ghosts, souls, love and i don t know what it is but i really like Corelli s wr [...]

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    11. More like a novella, Mare Corelli was the great writer of sensation novels and Queen Victoria s favourite writer it s talky set in Egypt, I recommend this if you like the above especially if you enjoy reincarnation romance There is also a nifty surprise So well done

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    12. This book is weird in a good way A very enjoyable read, only that it suffers from oscillating behaviour between too much of supernatural and philosophy to sudden thuds of realism Not necessarily bad, but somehow takes your focus away.

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    13. It was not at all what I was expecting This is supposedly an American Gothic novel, probably not a genre I would revisit as it is simply not what I am interested in It had an interesting underlying theme of a twisted life after death, but other than that I didn t find it very enjoyable.

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    14. She is always a different thinker with powerful women characters I always get the feeling there is a secret in her words so I keep reading her.

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    15. I really liked this book I did find that I had to concentrate on the style of writing since it was written during the Victorian times I would choose to read another book by this author.

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