Hypolympia Or, The Gods in the Island, an Ironic Fantasy

By: Edmund Gosse
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Hypolympia: Or, The Gods in the Island, an Ironic Fantasy" by Edmund Gosse is a remarkable piece of British literature from the Victorian era. In this satirical novel, Gosse masterfully combines elements of Greek mythology with a touch of humor and social commentary. Set in an island setting, "Hypolympia" serves as an allegory for contemporary society, offering incisive critiques through its ironic fantasy lens. Gosse's clever use of literary criticism infuses the narrative with depth, inviting readers to ponder the underlying messages embedded within the story. Through witty dialogue and inventive storytelling, he navigates the complexities of human behavior and societal norms, all while weaving a captivating tale rooted in Greek mythology. The gods in the island become symbols of power and folly, reflecting the absurdities of the Victorian era. Gosse's adept handling of satire adds layers of meaning to the novel, making it both entertaining and thought-provoking. As readers delve into the world of "Hypolympia," they are treated to a rich tapestry of characters and situations that mirror the complexities of life itself.

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Edmund Gosse

Edmund Gosse (1849-1928) was a British writer, literary critic, and poet. He was born in London to a well-known family; his father was the naturalist Philip Henry Gosse. Despite his father's strict religious beliefs, Gosse pursued a literary career, studying at Trinity College, Cambridge and eventually becoming a literary critic for the magazine The Spectator. Gosse's literary output was prolific, including poetry, fiction, and criticism. He was a prominent figure in the literary scene of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his work was highly regarded for its insight and erudition. His most famous work, "Father and Son" (1907), was a memoir about his relationship with his father and the conflict between his own artistic aspirations and his father's religious beliefs. In addition to his writing, Gosse was also a noted scholar and biographer. He wrote several biographies of prominent literary figures, including Ibsen, Swinburne, and Thomas Gray. Gosse was a respected member of the literary establishment, serving as the librarian of the House of Lords and as a lecturer at Trinity College. He was also a member of the Order of Merit, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a British citizen. Edmund Gosse's legacy lives on as a celebrated writer and critic, whose work continues to be studied and appreciated by literary scholars and readers alike.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 80 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 936220360X
  • ISBN-13: 9789362203601
  • Item Weight: 120g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 0.48mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / Fantasy / General