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Curran, Stuart

Overview
Works: 86 works in 326 publications in 3 languages and 12,995 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks and manuals  Illustrated works  Fiction  Manuscripts  Pictorial works  Poetry  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR4144, 821.7
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Most widely held works by Stuart Curran
The Cambridge companion to British romanticism by Stuart Curran( Book )

70 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique introduction, guide, and reference work for students and readers of Romantic literature, consisting of eleven original essays
Blake's sublime allegory; essays on The four Zoas, Milton, Jerusalem by Stuart Curran( Book )

14 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetic form and British romanticism by Stuart Curran( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and German and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lively analysis argues that, contrary to stereotype, the Romantic poets did not reject genre; rather, they adapted traditional poetic forms to suit their own democratic, secular, and skeptical ethos--a world view recognizably modern in its dimensions
Shelley's Cenci; scorpions ringed with fire by Stuart Curran( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shelley's tragedy, The Cenci, has been regarded as an avant-garde attack on orthodox Christian principles, a celebrated cause for Victorian intellectuals, a vehicle for innovative minds of the theater, a historical oddity, a neglected masterpiece. Derived from the dark legends of one of Rome's great families, the Cenci records a history of sadism, incest, and murder.Shelley's one actable play has received little attention in modern times. Professor Curran studies it first as a poem-its patterns, themes, imagery-then as a play. After showing its relationship to England's Regency theater, he analyzes the fascinating course of its stage history, and finds Shelley foreshadowing such modern emphases as psychodrama, the existential vision, the Theatre of CrueltyOriginally published in 1970.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Mary Shelley in her times by Betty T Bennett( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Author of six novels, five volumes of biographical lives, two travel books, and numerous short stories, essays, and reviews, Mary Shelley is largely remembered as the author of Frankenstein, as the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley, and as the daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. This collection of essays, edited by Betty T. Bennett and Stuart Curran, offers a more complete and complex picture of Mary Shelley, emphasizing the full range and significance of her writings in terms of her own era and ours. Mary Shelley in Her Times brings fresh insight to the life and work of an often neglected or misunderstood writer who, the editors remind us, spent nearly three decades at the center of England's literary world during the country's profound transition between the Romantic and Victorian eras. The essays in this volume demonstrate the importance of Mary Shelley's neglected novels, including Matilda, Valperga, The Last Man, and Falkner. Other topics include Mary Shelley's work in various literary genres, her editing of her husband's poetry and prose, her politics, and her trajectory as a female writer. This volume advances Mary Shelley studies to a new level of discourse and raises important issues for English Romanticism and women's studies."--Publisher's description
Shelley's annus mirabilis : the maturing of an epic vision by Stuart Curran( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Charlotte Smith by Charlotte Smith( Book )

14 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shelley : poet and legislator of the world by Boyd Bennett( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valperga, or, The life and adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Valperga, published in 1823 and reprinted here for the first time, was Mary Shelley's second novel, the successor to Frankenstein. Set in fourteenth-century Tuscany, the novel shares certain structural features with the popular fictions of Sir Walter Scott, most notably the novel Ivanhoe with its contrasting heroines, but Mary Shelley's work pointedly challenges Scott's model, inverting his masculinist and conservative outlook, foregrounding the lives of its principal women, Euthanasia dei Adimari and Beatrice of Ferrara, and attaching to the figure of Castruccio Castracani, Prince of Lucca, a retrograde authoritarianism and sterile lust for power. Valperga, steeped in Mary Shelley's command of local Italian history and culture, offers the vivid pleasures of accomplished historical fiction, while at the same time representing in the clash between Castruccio and Euthanasia a struggle between autocracy and liberal democracy that speaks directly to the contemporary political tensions of post-Napoleonic Europe. Timed for Mary Shelley's bicentennial and superbly introduced by Stuart Curran, this exciting new edition makes available a bold yet little-known work by one of the finest minds in English letters."--BOOK JACKET
Le Bossu and Voltaire on the epic by Stuart Curran( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and French and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Charlotte Smith by Charlotte Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Charlotte Smith by Charlotte Smith( Book )

in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of innocence and of experience, shewing the two contrary states of the human soul, 1789-1794 by William Blake( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digitized facsimile of the London editions of 1794 and 1826 from copies in the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress. Text is searchable
The works of Charlotte Smith by Charlotte Smith( Book )

in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Charlotte Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Charlotte Smith( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Charlotte Smith( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Turner Smith held a central position during the formative years of the British Romantic period. Smith's work includes eleven novels and two fictional adaptations from the French. This edition reveals the extent to which Smith's work in this form constitutes as significant an achievement as her poetry
The complete poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley by Percy Bysshe Shelley( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Charlotte Smith. Women Writers in English, 1350-1850( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Smith (1749-1806) was the author of ten novels, a play, and a host of innovative educational books for children, as well as several volumes of poetry that helped set priorities and determine the tastes of the culture of early Romanticism. Her Elegiac Sonnets sparked the sonnet revival in English Romanticism; The Emigrants initiated its passion for lengthy meditative introspection; and Beachy Head lent its poetic engagement with nature a uniquely telling immediacy. Smith was a woman, Wordsworth remarked a quarter century after her death, "to whom English verse is under greater obligations than are likely to be either acknowledged or remembered." True to his prediction, Smith's poetry has virtually dropped from sight and thus from cultural consciousness. This, the first edition of Smith's collected poems, will restore to all students of English poetry a distinctive, compelling voice. Likewise, the recovery of Smith to her rightful place among the Romantic poets must spur the reassessment of the place of women writers within that culture
The complete poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley by Percy Bysshe Shelley( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge companion to British romanticism
Alternative Names
Curran, Stuart M.

Curran, Stuart M. 1940-

Languages
English (208)

German (1)

French (1)

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Poetic form and British romanticismMary Shelley in her timesThe poems of Charlotte SmithShelley : poet and legislator of the worldValperga, or, The life and adventures of Castruccio, Prince of LuccaThe works of Charlotte SmithThe works of Charlotte SmithSongs of innocence and of experience, shewing the two contrary states of the human soul, 1789-1794