Regency Literature

The Prince Regent, who later became King George IV, was quite an unpopular figure in his day. Despite this, his flamboyance and extravagance left enduring legacies in many of the arts such as the Brighton Pavilion. He encouraged extravagance in everything, from costume, architecture, gardens, entertainment, art, etc. It was one of the most civilised and prosperous periods in British history.

This era, now classified as the Regency period, had made significant contributions in terms of literature. It was at the time of the Prince’s birth that Horace Walpole wrote ‘The Castle of Otranto’, a gothic romance that set the stage for other gothic writers, especially Mrs. Radcliffe, whose works were immensely popular during the Regency period. Though the gothic romance was initially set in Medieval times, later authors started to use contemporary settings.  This is most evident in the works of the Bronte sisters, especially Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights.

Gothic romance and gothic literature enjoyed a surge in interest in the 20th century with many authors, such as Victoria Holt and Jill Tattersall using the Regency period, as well as the Victorian period (which followed the Regency era), as their setting. However, like the Brontes, some authors, such as Mary Stewart, chose to use contemporary settings.

Other famous writers of the Regency era included Sir Walter Scott and the poet Lord Byron. But one of the most enduring writers, whose works became very influential to 20th century authors, was perhaps Jane Austen. She wrote several provincial romances, and had an interest in gothic literature as well. Many of Austen’s works have been made into film and movies and her books have been continually reprinted.  The images presented in her works have led to a revival in interest in the Regency era.

Historical romances set in the Regency period have become extremely popular today, such that there is a whole subgenre dedicated to Regency romances. The style of the Regency romance was perhaps set by Georgette Heyer and Jeffery Farnol, and have expanded over the years.

Many popular Regency authors of today include Mary Balogh, Stephanie Laurens, Julia Justiss, and Loretta Chase, to name a few. The Prince Regent would be happy to know that today’s romance readers owe a lot to his influence in the world of art and literature as it is reflected in today’s gothic and Regency romances.

Ranthambore Resorts – Enjoy Adventure With Luxury

A valuably beautiful and majestic natural heritage of our country,Ranthambore National Park is  located right in the heart of Rajasthan and is one of the largest parks in India land marked as natural cocktail of “Beauty and the Beasts”. The tourist’s attraction comprises the dense forestry, the large superlative varieties of flora and fauna and the gigantic wildlife sanctuaries.

The magnanimity of National park is enhanced with some of the magnificent and luxurious Ranthambore resorts with world class amenities that introduce a composed and adventurous environment.

Some of the outstanding resorts in Ranthambore are:

Tiger Den Resort: Set in the calm surroundings on the land of Ranthambore reserves, the Tiger Den Resort has some well textured ethnic walls that look gloriously beautiful. The resort is well-liked because of its hospitality and polished staff with adequate services.

Ranthambore Forest Resort: The Ranthambore Forest Resort borders Ranthambore Natural Reserve and is known to be an ultimate adventurous wildlife destination for jungle holidays.  The spacious rooms of Ranthambore Forest Resort open out to flourishing green gardens outside. The ambiance of rooms is such that it feels like being amidst of Ranthambore jungles.

Ranthambore Regency: Deliberately located on the midway of Ranthambore National Park, the Ranthambore Regency is well equipped Ranthambore Resort put together for facilitating the finest of amenities to its tourists with world class accommodation.

The Pug Mark: the Pug Mark is a beautiful mix of modern architecture and an exotically designed resort that merges perfectly with the surrounding wilderness of the region. Resort is therefore purely the wonderful situate to create a personal space for oneself during wildlife tour to Ranthambore National Park.

Tiger Machan Resort: The Tiger Machan Resort is spread across attractive landscape at the foothills of the beautiful Aravalli range. Large lawns, lush green trees and beautiful flower beds are what make the environment of the resort simply awe-inspiring. The driveway of Tiger Machan is lined with marigold flowers and this pattern leads straight up to the dining lawn giving an exotic look to the complete resort.

Enjoy Your Stay in London With the Best Hotels in London

London occupies the largest part of Britain. As the capital city, it has lots of attractions. It is considered to be one of the most financially strong cities in the world. The most important hotspots found in London include Tower of London, Palace of Westminister, Royal Botanic Gardens, etc. With all these attractions, the city is bound to be the centre of attraction for tourists. There are many popular hotels in London. These hotels can make your stay in London to be much more pleasant. Let us take a look at some of those hotels.

Blakemore hotel is one of the best in London. It is surrounded by tourist spots and hence it will be easy to navigate through the hotspots in London. The hotel features lots of other facilities like free wi-fi connectivity, non-smoking environment, etc.

Sanderson hotel is probably the most attractive hotel found in London. Its serene beauty will make you stay at the hotel for the rest of your time in London. The interiors of the hotel are designed by Phillipe Starck. Hence you will definitely find the hotel attractive.

Town Hall hotel has become quite popular in the eastern London. This hotel is designed with luxury as the main goal. Its luxury can be felt in each and every apartment within the hotel. The most important thing about staying in Town Hall hotel is its food. The hotel’s chief cook is Nuno Mendes who is well known for his Portuguese style of cooking.

St. Martins Lane hotel is a popular hotel located in the western part of London. The interior design of this hotel was made by Phillipe Starck and so the looks of the hotel are spectacular. If you are to stay at this hotel, you are sure to find comfort. This particular hotel offers several services to its customers. The most important one being entertainment. It features satellite TVs, DVD players, a digital library of DVDs, etc.

Hyatt Regency is a fine hotel that resides in central part of London. The hotel is 5-star rated and as a customer you can enjoy lots of facilities. You have access to Hyatt Regency club and you can have a taste of the special type of mouth watering food that they cook. It has special accommodations for VIPs. The most important thing here is that there is a tennis court.

The Hempel hotel is probably the best hotel known for its elegance. It is the only shrine to the Zen minimalism. There have been some modifications but the elegance of the olden shrine still remains. Inside the rooms, everything has been set in its perfect place. In Hempel hotel, you will the happiest moments of your life.

Dorset Square is an exclusive English style hotel. This hotel features a garden with lots of trees. It is said that this garden was once a cricket ground. It is located in the central part of London and is close to the city’s business centre. So this seems to be the apt hotel for business people.

Featuring all these hotels, London is one good place to visit. Staying in London hotels can turn out to be a wonderful mind-blowing experience.