Selected Writings

Author: Izaak Walton

Publisher: Carcanet Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 173

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Izaac Walton is best known for The Compleat Angler. But he was also a writer of literary biography. This book includes his portraits of Donne, Herbert and others, and also reminiscences of Jonson written in old age.

The Selected Writings of William Hazlitt Vol 2

Author: Duncan Wu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

View: 356

William Hazlitt is viewed by many as one of the most distinguished of the non-fiction prose writers to emerge from the Romantic period. This nine-volume edition collects all his major works in complete form.

The Selected Writings of William Hazlitt Vol 9

Author: Duncan Wu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

View: 388

William Hazlitt is viewed by many as one of the most distinguished of the non-fiction prose writers to emerge from the Romantic period. This nine-volume edition collects all his major works in complete form.

The Selected Writings of William Hazlitt Vol 5

Author: Duncan Wu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 498

View: 801

William Hazlitt is viewed by many as one of the most distinguished of the non-fiction prose writers to emerge from the Romantic period. This nine-volume edition collects all his major works in complete form.

Walton's Lives

Conformist Commemorations and the Rise of Biography

Author: Jessica Martin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 353

View: 809

Arguing that Walton's practice in his 'Lives' was crucial in shaping modern expectations of biography, this text investigates topics such as how biography should be organised; how it should treat evidence; and how it should regard narrative coherence.

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt Vol 3

Author: Robert Morrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2400

View: 406

This edition makes available in a single edition all of Hunt's major works, fully annotated and with a consolidated index. The set will include all of Hunt's poetry, and an extensive selection of his periodical essays.

Selected Letters

Author: John Donne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 158

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Boxes and Books in Early Modern England

Author: Lucy Razzall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 659

Uses the idea of the box in early modern England to develop a new direction in book history and material culture.

Michael Oakeshott Selected Writings Collection

Author: Michael Oakeshott

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 3341

View: 956

A collection of 6 volumes of Oakeshott's work: Notebooks, 1922-86, Early Political Writings 1925-30, The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence, Vocabulary of a Modern European State, Lectures in the History of Political Thought, and What is History?

The Selected Writings of Andrew Lang

Author: Tom Hubbard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

View: 161

A novelist, poet, literary critic and anthropologist, Andrew Lang is best known for his publications on folklore, mythology and religion; many have grown up with the ‘colour’ Fairy Books which he compiled between 1889 and 1910. This three volume set presents a selection of his work in these areas. The first volume covers the general and theoretical aspects of Lang’s work on folklore, mythology and anthropology along with the tools and concepts which he used in his often combative contributions to these inter-related disciplines. As a companion to the first volume, the second is comprised of various case studies made by Lang, ranging from ‘The Aryan Races of Peru’ and ‘The Folk-lore of France’ to ‘Irish Fairies’ and ‘The Ballads, Scottish and English’. The third volume arranges his literary criticism, first by geo-cultural context and then chronologically. It begins with Lang’s views on the nature and purpose of fiction, then presents samples of his work on some of the most important authors in the respective canons of French, American, Scottish and English literature including Victor Hugo, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Burns and Charles Dickens among many others, mainly of the nineteenth century. Collectively, the General Introduction to the set and the Introductions to the individual volumes offer a thorough overview of Lang’s work in an astonishing variety of fields, including his translation work on Homer and his contributions to historiography (particularly Scottish). The Introduction to Volume III sets Lang within the context of the literature of his times, comparing and contrasting him with significant contemporaries. Headnotes to the individual items are of varying length and provide more detail on specific topics, and explanatory notes supply unique intellectual comment rather than merely factual information.

Selected Writings

Author: Charles Lamb

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 290

View: 932

Charles Lamb (1775-1834), essayist, poet, humorist, critic and letter-writer, has an enduring reputation for his early "Tales from Shakespeare" (1807), written in collaboration with his sister Mary, and his " Essays of Elia," first published in the "London Magazine." This thematic selection of Lamb's writings - essays, dramatic criticism, verse and letters - not only demonstrates his literary achievements; it forms a self-portrait of the writer: generous, amused, and gregarious, finding imaginative escape from grim circumstances in the teeming life of London and the theatre. The reader is drawn into the circle of Lamb's friends, enjoying the company of the most personal of English essayists. J.E. Morpurgo's introduction and notes set Lamb's writings in their contemporary context.

Encyclopedia of Protestantism

4-volume set

Author: Hans J. Hillerbrand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 594

View: 502

For more information including sample entries, full contents listing, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of Protestantism web site. Routledge is proud to announce the publication of a new major reference work from world-renowned scholar Hans J. Hillerbrand. The Encyclopedia of Protestantism is the definitive reference to the history and beliefs that continue to exert a profound influence on Western thought. Featuring entries written by an international team of specialists and scholars, the encyclopedia traces the course of Protestantism from its beginnings prior to 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral, to the vital and diverse international scene of the present day.

Selected Essays

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 640

View: 733

This volume contains a generous selection from the essays Johnson published twice weekly as 'The Rambler' in the early 1750s. It was here that he first created the literary character and forged the distinctive prose style that established him as a public figure. Also included here is the best of Johnson's later journalism, including essays from the periodicals 'The Adventurer' and 'The Idler'.

Selected Essays

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

View: 714

'A good essay must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in, not out.' According to Virginia Woolf, the goal of the essay 'is simply that it should give pleasure...It should lay us under a spell with its first word, and we should only wake, refreshed, with its last.' One of the best practitioners of the art she analysed so rewardingly, Woolf displayed her essay-writing skills across a wide range of subjects, with all the craftsmanship, substance, and rich allure of her novels. This selection brings together thirty of her best essays, including the famous 'Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown', a clarion call for modern fiction. She discusses the arts of writing and of reading, and the particular role and reputation of women writers. She writes movingly about her father and the art of biography, and of the London scene in the early decades of the twentieth century. Overall, these pieces are as indispensable to an understanding of this great writer as they are enchanting in their own right. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Selected Works of John Buchan

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 110

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir was a Scottish novelist, historian, and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation. John Buchan combined a successful career as an author of thrillers, historical novels, histories and biographies with a parallel career in public life. Buchan wrote superb action novels, including the spy-catching adventures of Richard Hannay. Buchan wrote superb action novels, including the spy-catching adventures of Richard Hannay, whose exploits are described in The Thirty-Nine Steps, Greenmantle, Mr. Standfast, The Three Hostages, and The Island of Sheep. Apart from Hannay, Buchan created two other leading characters in Dickson McCunn, the shrewd retired grocer who appears in Huntingtower, Castle Gay, and The House of the Four Winds; and the lawyer Sir Edward Leithen, who features in the The Power-House, John Macnab, The Dancing Floor, The Gap in the Curtain and Sick Heart River. During Buchan’s last years he was still productive as a writer, and published notable historical biographies, such as Montrose, Sir Walter Scott, and Cromwell. RICHARD HANNAY STORIES THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS GREENMANTLE MR. STANDFAST THE THREE HOSTAGES THE COURTS OF THE MORNING THE ISLAND OF SHEEP LEITHEN STORIES THE POWER-HOUSE JOHN MACNAB THE DANCING FLOOR THE GAP IN THE CURTAIN SICK HEART RIVER DICKSON MCCUNN AND THE 'GORBALS DIE-HARDS' HUNTINGTOWER CASTLE GAY THE HOUSE OF THE FOUR WINDS NOVELS SIR QUIXOTE OF THE MOORS JOHN BURNET OF BARNS WITCH WOOD THE BLANKET OF THE DARK THE FREE FISHERS THE HALF-HEARTED A LODGE IN THE WILDERNESS A LOST LADY OF OLD YEARS THE PATH OF THE KING PRESTER JOHN SALUTE TO ADVENTURERS

The Cambridge Companion to John Donne

Author: Achsah Guibbory

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 270

The Cambridge Companion to John Donne introduces students (undergraduate and graduate) to the range, brilliance, and complexity of John Donne. Sixteen essays, written by an international array of leading scholars and critics, cover Donne's poetry (erotic, satirical, devotional) and his prose (including his Sermons and occasional letters). Providing readings of his texts and also fully situating them in the historical and cultural context of early modern England, these essays offer the most up-to-date scholarship and introduce students to the current thinking and debates about Donne, while providing tools for students to read Donne with greater understanding and enjoyment. Special features include a chronology; a short biography; essays on political and religious contexts; an essay on the experience of reading his lyrics; a meditation on Donne by the contemporary novelist A. S. Byatt; and an extensive bibliography of editions and criticism.

Melancholy and Literary Biography, 1640-1816

Author: J. Darcy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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This book traces the development of literary biography in the eighteenth century; how writers' melancholy was probed to explore the inner life. Case studies of a number of significant authors reveal the 1790s as a time of biographical experimentation. Reaction against philosophical biography led to a nineteenth-century taste for romanticized lives.

From vanitas to veritas

John Donne and the journey of the soul

Author: Audrey Taschini

Publisher: Mimesis

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

View: 358

An overview of the complex world of John Donne’s poetry and specifically of his reflections on the theme of the journey of the soul. Donne’s Metempsychosis and his Anniversaries are analysed from both a literary and philosophical/ theological perspective, in the context of the rising new science.

English literary afterlives

Greene, Sidney, Donne and the evolution of posthumous fame

Author: Elisabeth Chaghafi

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 341

English Literary Afterlives traces life narratives of early modern authors created for them after their deaths by readers or publishers, who retrospectively tried to make sense of the author’s life and works. In a series of case-studies of the reception history of major poets – Sidney, Spenser, Donne, Herbert, as well as Robert Greene, the first ‘celebrity author’ – within a generation of their deaths, it shows how those authors were posthumously fashioned and refashioned. It argues that during the early modern period there is a gradual movement towards biographical readings that attempt to find the author in the works, which in turn led to the emergence of written lives that consider poets not in terms of their ‘public’ lives but in terms of their poetic activity, i.e. the beginnings of literary biography. Will be of interest to students and scholars of several canonical early modern authors.

Selected Works

Author: Jeremy Taylor

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 526

View: 479

Selections from the writings of Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667), "The Shakespeare of English prose," which illustrate the underlying theological synthesis of the Caroline Divines and the unity of language and faith that expressed their spirituality.