Imprisonment (See also Isolation.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Imprisonment (See also Isolation.)

  1. Alcatraz Island former federal maximum security penitentiary, near San Francisco; “escapeproof.” [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 218]
  2. Altmark, the German prison ship in World War II. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 27]
  3. Andersonville in southwest Georgia; imprisoned Union soldiers died under wretched conditions. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 99]
  4. Attica well-known prison in Attica, New York; remembered for its riot (1971). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 182]
  5. Bajazeth Turkish emperor confined to a cage by Tamburlaine. [Br. Drama: Tamburlaine the Great in Magill I, 950]
  6. ball and chain originally penological, now generalized symbol. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 176]
  7. Bastille Paris prison stormed on July 14, 1789. [Fr. Hist.: Worth, 21]
  8. Birdman of Alcatraz Robert F. Stroud (1890–1963), convicted murderer, became ornithologist in prison. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
  9. Black Hole of Calcutta Indian dungeon in which overcrowding suffocated prisoners. [Br. Hist.: Harbottle, 45–46]
  10. Bok, Yakov held in prison for two years under dreadful conditions. [Am. Lit.: Bernard Malamud The Fixer]
  11. Cereno, Benito captain held captive by mutinous slaves. [Am. Lit.: Benito Cereno]
  12. Count of Monte Cristo Edmond Dantes; wrongly imprisoned in the dungeons of Chateau D’If. . [Fr. Lit.: The Count of Monte Cristo, Magill I, 158–160]
  13. Denisovitch, Ivan struggles to stay alive in a Soviet prison camp. [Russ. Lit.: Solzhenitzyn One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch]
  14. Devil’s Island Guiana island penal colony (1852–1938); Alfred Dreyfus among famous prisoners there. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 754]
  15. Droma chain forged to fetter wolf, Fenris. [Norse Myth.: LLEI, I: 326]
  16. Enormous Room, The portrays three months behind bars in France. [Am. Lit.: The Enormous Room]
  17. Falconer prison where former professor Farragut, who had killed his brother, witnesses the torments and chaos of the penal system. [Am. Lit.: Cheever Falconer in Weiss, 151]
  18. Fortunato walled up to die in catacomb niche. [Am. Lit.: “The Cask of Amontillado” in Portable Poe, 309–316]
  19. Fotheringay Mary Stuart’s final prison and place of execution (1587). [Br. Hist.: Grun, 260]
  20. Hogan’s Heroes incarcerated in Stalag 13, unlikeliest of POW camps. [TV: Terrace, I, 357–358]
  21. House of the Dead, The account of four years in the fortress-prison of Omsk. [Russ. Lit.: Dostoevsky The House of the Dead in Benét, 480]
  22. Ibbetson, Peter imprisoned for life, spends all his nights in blissful dreams of existence with his beloved. [Br. Lit. & Am. Opera: G. du Maurier Peter Ibbetson in Magill I, 736]
  23. Leavenworth the oldest military prison (est. 1874); also the name of a state penitentiary. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 984]
  24. Little Dorrit born and grew up in the prison where for twenty years her father is incarcerated for debt. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Little Dorrit]
  25. Man in the Iron Mask mystery prisoner; legendary contender for Louis XIV’s throne. [Fr. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 460, 555]
  26. Manette, Dr. lost memory during 18-year term in France. [Br. Lit.: A Tale of Two Cities]
  27. Marshalsea ancient London prison, long used for incarcerating debtors. [Br. Hist.: Benét, 640]
  28. Newgate famed jail of London in centuries past. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 754]
  29. Pickwick, Mr. (Samuel) imprisoned for refusing to pay dam-ages in a breach-of-promise suit. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Pickwick Papers]
  30. Prisoner of Chillon, The poem by Lord Byron; based on imprisonment of François de Bonnivard. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 817]
  31. Rubashov, Nicholas political prisoner held in isolation and brutally questioned. [Br. Lit.: Arthur Koestler Darkness at Noon in Magill I, 187]
  32. San Quentin famous western California prison (established in 1852); the subject of many songs. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2419]
  33. Sing Sing notoriously harsh state prison at Ossining, New York. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 219]
  34. Torquilstone Front de Boeuf’s castle, where he imprisoned Rowena, Rebecca, and Isaac. [Br. Lit.: Walter Scott Ivanhoe]
  35. Tower of London famed as jail. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1094]
  36. Ugolino treacherous 13th-century count of Pisa, imprisoned and starved to death with his sons and grandsons. [Ital. Poetry: Inferno]
  37. Valjean, Jean spent nineteen years in prison for stealing loaf of bread. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables]