Monday, 5 March 2012

The Poems and songs in The Clockwork Prince

One of the things I love so much about The Clockwork Angel and The Clockwork Prince is the wealth of wonderful literary quotes in them. If I have left out any good ones, let me know and I will add them in.

1. Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Palace of Art (p13, p326)
2. Francis Beaumont, On The Tombs In Westminster (p16)
3. Alexander Pope, Eloisa To Abelard (p35)
4. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Christabel (p55)
5. Folksong? The Cruel Brother of The Bride's Testament (p81-82)
6. A Scottish Ballad (translated to from Old Scots), Edward, Edward (p82)
7. Edgar Allan Poe, The Haunted Palace (p101) An old favourite of mine.
8. Charlotte Bronte, Evening Solace (p127)
9. Samuel Taylor Colderidge, The Rime of The Ancient Mariner (p141) Another old favourite
10. Traditional Irish song, The Water is Wide (p165)
11. Algernon Charles Swineburne, Dolores (186)
12. E. Hodges?, Cruel Lizzie Vickers (title ref, p191). Read it here.
13. English Nursery Rhyme, Oranges and Lemons (p195, 196, 197)
14. Traditional Ballad, Lord Randal (p217)
15. James Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night
16. Alfred Lord Tennyson, Maud (p255 (a few words), 262 (title) , 270(quote))
17. Christina Rossetti, Maude Clare (p302)
18. The Garden of Proserpine, Algernon Charles Swinebourne (pp304-305)
19. Charlotte Mew, In Nunhead Cemetery (p354)
20. Traditional Ballad, The Twa Brothers (363)
21. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 64 (p374)
22. Matthew Arnold, Longing (p392)
23. Robert Browning, One Way of Love (p415)
24. epigram, Sir John Harrington (Treason doth never prosper) (p433)
25. Algernon Charles Swineburne, The Triumph of Time (450, 476)
26. Folk Song, Willie's Fatal Visit (p493)

Other references:
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (another favourite of mine)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Boedicea- the warrior queen
Vanity Fair by William MakepeaceThackeray
Jane Austen
Vathek- A Gothic novel by William Beckford
The Hidden Hand or Capitola The Madcap by E.D.E.N. Southworth
The Castle of Otranto- A Gothic novel by Horace Walpole (another favourite of mine)

1 comment:

  1. OMG! I have to get this book. NOW! I had no idea. I have not read the first one. I guess I'll have to eat peanut butter and crackers for month. Laughing. I love your blog.

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