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 (kə-rĕl′ē, kō-), Arcangelo 1653-1713.
Italian violinist and composer who is remembered for his 12 concerti grossi, which shaped the development of the concerto.
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1. (Biography) Arcangelo (arˈkandʒelo). 1653–1713, Italian violinist and composer of sonatas and concerti grossi
2. (Biography) Marie, real name Mary Mackay. 1854–1924, British novelist. Her melodramatic works include The Sorrows of Satan (1895) and The Murder of Delicia (1896)
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(kɔˈrɛl i, koʊ-)

Arcangelo, 1653–1713, Italian violinist and composer.
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Yet here he was going about the country clipping small boys over the ear-hole, and flinging loaves of bread at bank-clerks as if he were Henry James or Marie Corelli. Owen reproached himself bitterly for his momentary loss of presence of mind.
His novel Naqsh-o-naqqaash (1945) is clearly inspired by Somerset Maugham's The Moon and Sixpence and his article Iblees is simply a plagiarised albeit short version of Marie Corelli's Sorrows of Satan.
Artistic success continued to evade him, however, and he found work first as an electrical engineer, a job that took him to the Old Memorial Theatre, Stratford, where he met the novelist Marie Corelli.
McCammon, Marie Corelli, Regina Maria Roche, Guy Boothby, Charlotte Riddell, Oscar Cook, Francis Lathom, Dulcie Deamer, William Buehler Seabrook, Fitz-James O-Brien, Lionel Sparrow, Charles Beaumont, Edgowa Rampo, Stephen Mallatratt, Peter Van Greenaway, Nicholas Fish, Tom Waits, Danielle Dax, Sidney Sime, Alfred Kubin, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Edward Jerningham, Leonora Piper, Shinji Mikami, Sandy Petersen, and Frederic Wertham.
"The story of the New Place garden is an extraordinary one," he writes, "bringing onto the stage a most unlikely cast of characters, including E.F.Benson, the novelist; Daisy, Countess of Warwick and mistress of the notorious Edward VII; the extraordinary Marie Corelli (another novelist) and the historian of Hampton Court Palace, Ernest Law."
Rider Haggard and Marie Corelli. Mofolo attended Bible School at the Morija station of the Paris Evangelical Mission Society (PEMS) during 1894 and thereafter worked as secretary to Alfred Casalis, the missionary who was in charge of the station during his time (1898-9).
But Dr Julia Cresswell, author of the Chambers Dictionary of First Names, pointed out many common names came from fiction, including Jessica, first found in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, and Mavis, invented by Marie Corelli in 1895.
It also includes chapters on Marie Corelli, who benefitted from a "morally deregulated" book market in the wake of Ward's triumphs; on sex novelists like Elinor Glyn, whose Three Weeks titillated its Edwardian audience with the fantasy of sex on a tiger skin; and on the women's imperial romance, which Hipsky insightfully aligns with the primitivist discourses of high modernism (66).
People in my dormitory only read books by Bertha M Clay and someone called Marie Corelli. They have been reading such books and crying their eyes out.
The collection has a usefully broad chronological range, moving from Jane Austen, the Countess of Blessington and the Books of Beauty through to Alice Meynell, Marie Corelli and the impact of the New Journalism.
Young put it in Punch, he was seen as "The rich man's MARIE CORELLI, the poor man's ANDRE GIDE." Many honors came to him in old age, but they were not the highest, and they did not include the Order of Merit he wished to share with Thomas Hardy and Rudyard Kipling.
In charting this pharmographic tradition through the nineteenth century in such works as Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821), Charles Dickens's The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870), Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) and Marie Corelli's Wormwood: A Drama of Paris (1890), (24) I consider how and in what ways drugs and drug addiction--frequently conflated with alcohol and alcoholism (25)--were increasingly demonized in Victorian literature where they became the focus for various powerful anxieties.