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Definition: A grotesque imitation

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Writing for Vaudeville - By Brett Page, Joseph Berg Esenwein
...COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY ARTHUR DENVIR SPECIAL WARNING This travesty, in a prologue and one act, is fully protected by copyright in the United States and all foreign countries, as is all Mr. Denvir 's work ....
Dracula - By Bram Stoker, Philip M. Parker, Poul Glargaard
...Even a sceptic, who can see nothing but a travesty of bitter truth in anything holy or emotional, would have been melted to the heart had he seen that little group of loving and devoted friends kneeling round that stricken and sorrowing lady; or heard the tender passion of her husband 's voice, as in tones so broken with emotion that often he had to pause, he read the simple and beautiful service from the Burial of the Dead ....
The Last of the Mohicans - By James Fenimore Cooper
...It even prevailed over the miserable travesty of the song of David which the singer had selected from a volume of similar effusions, and caused the sense to be forgotten in the insinuating harmony of the sounds ....
A Descriptive Guide to the Best Fiction, British and American - By Ernest Albert Baker, Baker
...YeUianjdush Mrnvnr : Jeames 's friary -LRB- 1845-46 -RRB-; Sketches and Trarrta in Jjnulim; Norels by JCminent Hands (1847); these last burlesque imitations, which are also in a sense serious criticisms, of popular authors, Lytton, Lever, Disraeli, G. P. R. James, Cooper, etc.; \* Codliitgnl -RRB- y is a most diverting travesty of Cuaingeby; Character Sketches ....
Middlemarch - By George Eliot
...That word quoted from Mrs. Cadwallader seemed likeamock-ing travesty wrought in the dark by an impish finger ....
The American - By Henry James
...To see a woman made for him and for motherhood to his children juggled away in this tragic travesty--it was a thing to rub one 's eyes over, a nightmare, an extravagance, a hoax ....
Essays - By Ralph Waldo Emerson
...If we look wider, things are all alike; laws and letters and creeds and modes of living seem a travesty of truth ....
James Russell Lowell - By Horace Elisha Scudder
...For no reform will be effectual that does not gradually nullify the unhappy effects produced by the influence, through many generations, of the pitiable travesty of feudal relations between landlord and tenant, making that relation personal instead of mercantile, and thus insensibly debauching both . "...
History of Prose Fiction - By John Colin Dunlop, Henry Wilson
...Like Dostoyevsky, whose only book in his captivity wag a Testament, he came to feel the power of the maxims of the Gospel, of which, however, his own interpretation is a wayward communistic travesty ....
Essays on Modern Novelists - By William Lyon Phelps
...In a time like ours, when literary tabloids take the place of wholesome mental food, when many 1 One of the most grotesque and laughable burlesques ever seen on the American stage was the travesty of Quo Vadis, with the heroine Lithia, who drew a lobster on the sand : the strong man, Zero, wrenched the neck off a wild borax ....
Heroines of Fiction - By William Dean Howells
...Liddy, elevating her feelings to the occasion from a sense of grandeur, floated off behind Bathsheba with a milder dignity not entirely free from travesty, and the door was closed . "...
Prairie Folks - By Hamlin Garland
...What a travesty of a home !...
The Club of Queer Trades - By Gilbert Keith Chesterton
...`` The constable instantly flashed his lantern on me, or the draggled, drunken old woman that was my travesty ....
On Newfound River - By Thomas Nelson Page
...travesty of Southern life--a jumble of libels on the South . "...
Other Main-Travelled Roads - By Hamlin Garland
...What a travesty of a home !...