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Altick, Richard D. (Richard Daniel) 1915-2008

Overview
Works: 97 works in 769 publications in 4 languages and 23,983 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals  Poetry  Bibliography of bibliographies  Illustrated works  Case studies  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Composer
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Most widely held works about Richard D Altick
 
Most widely held works by Richard D Altick
The art of literary research by Richard D Altick( Book )

61 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and German and held by 2,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a guide to the purposes, methods, and pleasures of research in English and American literature. Traces recent developments in the field, including the use of the computer to gather and store information and the ongoing revision of the literary canon under the impact of women's studies, African-American studies, and other movements
Selective bibliography for the study of English and American literature by Richard D Altick( Book )

85 editions published between 1950 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English common reader : a social history of the mass reading public, 1800-1900 by Richard D Altick( Book )

76 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian people and ideas; a companion for the modern reader of Victorian literature by Richard D Altick( Book )

31 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scholar adventurers by Richard D Altick( Book )

45 editions published between 1950 and 1987 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scholar Adventurers chronicles the research behind some of the most exciting and rewarding discoveries of literary scholars. Here are stories of the detective work that uncovered Sir Thomas Malory's long jail record; the dramatic uncovering of the Boswell papers at Malahide Castle; the true facts in the untimely demise of Christopher Marlowe; stories of the Brontës microscopic books of juvenilia; the decipherment of Samuel Pepys' incomparable diary; the forgeries of "rare" works by Browning, Tennyson, Ruskin, Swinburne, and many others. "This book has several of the characteristics of a well-written detective story. Mr. Altick supplies suspense wherever his subject allows it; his characters include brilliant (and occasionally odd) unravelers of riddles as well as some crafty villains; and his style is brisk. Some pessimistic observers insist that there is no such thing as a book which will appeal to both the specialist and the general reader. Mr. Altick has demonstrated how they can be wrong." - The American Historical Review - Back cover
Preface to critical reading by Richard D Altick( Book )

38 editions published between 1946 and 1988 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook, now in its 6th edition, is meant to help the student learn to read and by carefully applying the lessons learned here, to improve his/her writing too. The advice and practice offered, such as watching for certain devices of style and logic as clues to the true meaning of what you read and hear, may turn out to be the most valuable benefit the student receives from his/her formal education. Critical reading - to read with accuracy, comprehension, and discrimination - can permanently improve the workings of the mind. The examples in this edition extracted from a variety of sources - poetry, advertisement, speeches, short stories, novels, newspaper articles, etc. and their respective (rhetorical) exercises can greatly improve one's skill (habit) in critical reading necessary in all areas of life
Lives and letters; a history of literary biography in England and America by Richard D Altick( Book )

24 editions published between 1965 and 1979 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical study of biographies of English and American writers from the 17th century to the present, including the works of Izaak Walton, John Aubrey, James Boswell, Samuel Johnson, and Lytton Strachey
Browning's Roman murder story; a reading of The ring and the book by Richard D Altick( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shows of London by Richard D Altick( Book )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of London entertainment from 1600 to the end of the 1850's
The presence of the present : topics of the day in the Victorian novel by Richard D Altick( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ring and the book by Robert Browning( Book )

43 editions published between 1917 and 2009 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Browning's poetic masterpiece imagines, through multiple narrators, the story of an actual 17th century Roman scandal and trial, in which an enraged nobleman stabbed his young wife, whom he accused of adultery
Victorian studies in scarlet by Richard D Altick( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses such infamous British murderers as James Blomfield Rush, William Palmer, Thomas Smethurst, Edward Pritchard, Madeleine Smith, Jessie M'Lachlan, Franz Muller, Henry Wainwright, Kate Webster, Charles Peace, Adelaide Bartlett, Florence Maybrick, Thomas Neill Cream, George Chapman, and Samuel Dougal
Victorian literature and society : essays presented to Richard D. Altick( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers, readers, and occasions : selected essays on Victorian literature and life by Richard D Altick( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliophile in the nursery : a bookman's treasury of collectors' lore on old and rare children's books by William Targ( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paintings from books : art and literature in Britain, 1760-1900 by Richard D Altick( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To be in England by Richard D Altick( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor Altick has distilled from his frequent visits to England a fascinating account of that country. Prompted by his own personal and professional interest in English literature, he leads the reader to a variety of London literary sites"--Book jacket
The Cowden Clarkes by Richard D Altick( Book )

15 editions published between 1948 and 1973 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of Charles Clarke (1787-1877) and his wife, Mary Victoria (Novello) Clarke (1809-1898), two essayists and journalists in mid-Victorian England. Both also played a substantial part " ... in the spread of literary knowledge and enthusiasm through the English middle class."
Punch : the lively youth of a British institution, 1841-1851 by Richard D Altick( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Makepeace Thackeray made his reputation as a prolific contributor before he became known as the author of Vanity Fair. John Leech and Richard Doyle, the top comic artists of the early Victorian period, were Punch staffers. Altick not only presents the success story of a great humorous periodical of considerable import in English history. His pages also reflect the social history of an especially colorful and animated decade. Based on years of research, this fully illustrated volume is a monumental work of significant scholarship. Beautifully written with erudition and wit, this book will delight students of early Victorian social and political history and literature, as well as those interested in the history of journalism, graphic satire, and popular taste
Deadly encounters : two Victorian sensations by Richard D Altick( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July 1861 London newspapers excitedly reported two violent crimes, both the stuff of sensational fiction. One involved a retired army major, his beautiful mistress and her illegitimate child, blackmail and murder. In the other, a French nobleman was accused of trying to kill his son in order to claim the young man's inheritance. The press covered both cases with thoroughness and enthusiasm, narrating events in a style worthy of a popular novelist, and including lengthy passages of testimony. Not only did they report rumor as well as what seemed to be fact, they speculated about the credibility of witnesses, assessed character, and decided guilt. The public was enthralled. Richard D. Altick demonstrates that these two cases, as they were presented in the British press, set the tone for the Victorian "age of sensation." The fascination with crime, passion, and suspense has a long history, but it was in the 1860s that this fascination became the vogue in England. Altick shows that these crimes provided literary prototypes and authenticated extraordinary passion and incident in fiction with the "shock of actuality." While most sensational melodramas and novels were by lesser writers, authors of the stature of Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, Trollope, Hardy, and Wilkie Collins were also influenced by the spirit of the age and incorporated sensational elements in their work. --from back cover
 
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Victorian people and ideas; a companion for the modern reader of Victorian literature
Alternative Names
Altick, Richard

Altick, Richard D.

Altick, Richard D. 1915-

Altick, Richard D. 1915-2008

Altick, Richard D. (Richard Daniel)

Altick, Richard Daniel

Altick, Richard Daniel, 1915-

Altick, Richard Daniel 1915-2008

Richard Altick American literary scholar

앨틱, 리차드 D. 1915-2008

앨틱, 리처드 D. 1915-2008

オールティック, R. D

オールティック, リチャード・D

リチャード・オールティック

Languages
English (544)

Japanese (13)

Italian (4)

German (2)

Covers
The English common reader : a social history of the mass reading public, 1800-1900Victorian people and ideas; a companion for the modern reader of Victorian literatureThe scholar adventurersThe presence of the present : topics of the day in the Victorian novelThe ring and the bookWriters, readers, and occasions : selected essays on Victorian literature and lifePaintings from books : art and literature in Britain, 1760-1900Punch : the lively youth of a British institution, 1841-1851Deadly encounters : two Victorian sensations