This Hopkins chronology describes the poet's family and early education, then gives a day-by-day account of what he was doing, reading and writing, and the people he met. Drawing on some material not published before, it illustrates the working life of a priest-poet whose work was not made public until more than thirty years after his death. There are additional sections on the religious and political background of a major Victorian writer whose life was essentially enigmatic and private.
Gerard Manley Hopkins, one of the great English poets, was also a masterful writer of prose. This new volume features, for the first time, the complete set of essays that he composed while studying at Oxford and during his early teaching career. Topics range from the ethics of Plato and Aristotle to questions of political economy and voting rights.
This new Chronology offers a unique and accessible overview of key dates relevant to Christopher Marlowe's life and works, and enables readers to navigate their way through the various pieces of evidence for the hotly contested dating of his plays and poems. Since Marlowe's plays often focus on real historical figures, details of their lives are also included to allow readers to see what liberties Marlowe has taken in his dramatizations of their lives.
This is the most complete chronological account of Samuel Beckett's life and work, with full details of how, when and where each work by him came to be written, many details of which have only recently come to light and are often not known to scholars working in the field.
The Author Chronologies Series aims to provide a means whereby the precise chronological facts of an author's life and career can be seen at a glance. This chronology provides a synopsis of Joyce's first years in Dublin and, from 1900, a more detailed account of his life there and attempts to become established as a writer when living mainly in Trieste and Zurich; and finally (when he became world-famous) Paris, concluding with his death in 1941.
This is the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the life and career of William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-63), one of the most eminent English novelists. Drawing upon Thackeray's extensive correspondence, memoirs of him by his contemporaries, subsequent biographical studies, and bibliographies of his writings, the Chronology presents a detailed account of his personal and professional life. It includes an invaluable 'Who's Who' section for ready reference.
George Orwell is now acknowledged as one of the most significant literary figures of the twentieth century. As novelist, essayist and author of a number of outstanding works of reportage he has exercised an influence on modern thought which is increasingly being recognised. In this new work J.R. Hammond offers a definitive chronology of Orwell, which takes account of the latest research into his life and times and provides an overview of the life of a major writer.
A.M. Gibbs provides an authoritative and comprehensive account of the life, career and associations of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), one of the most eminent and influential literary figures of the modern age. Drawing on a wide range of published and unpublished material, this work illuminates the complex fabric of Shaw's extraordinary career as playwright, novelist, critic, orator, political activist, social commentator, avant-garde thinker and controversialist. Images of Shaw's daily private life, and of his tangled love affairs, flirtations and friendships, are intertwined with the records of his prodigiously productive career as public figure and creative writer, in a fully documented study which is both a scholarly resource and a lively biographical portrait. An introductory chapter explores theoretical issues in biography raised by the chronology form; and a chapter on Shaw's ancestry and family supplies new evidence about his Irish background. A Who's Who section contains thumbnail sketches of over two hundred contemporaries of Shaw who had significant associations with him.
A detailed chronology of the life of H.G. Wells, tracing his career from his earliest writings to his world fame as a novelist, prophet and popular educator. This Chronology brings vividly to life his extraordinary energy and industry, and the wide range of his friendships and interests. Written by one of the leading authorities on Wells, this Chronology offers a definitive outline of the life and times of a major twentieth-century writer.
In this chronology Gordon Campbell brings his unique command of manuscripts associated with John Milton to the first synthesis of the Milton documents attempted in forty years. Many manuscripts that have been lost to view have been rediscovered, and some manuscripts that have never been seen by students of Milton are recorded here for the first time. These new discoveries, together with many unrecorded printed allusions that have never been integrated into biographical studies of Milton, make this chronology an essential research and reference tool that creates a new context for many of Milton's poems and prose writings.