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Clarke, Mary Cowden 1809-1898

Overview
Works: 318 works in 969 publications in 1 language and 8,840 library holdings
Genres: Concordances  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Biography  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Quotations  Juvenile works  Stories, plots, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Recipient, Compiler, Author of introduction, Scribe, Former owner
Classifications: PR2892, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Mary Cowden Clarke
The Shakespeare key; a comprehensive guide to all features of Shakespeare's style, dramatic construction, and expression by Charles Cowden Clarke( Book )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1964 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete concordance to Shakespeare: being a verbal index to all the passages in the dramatic works of the poet by Mary Cowden Clarke( Book )

52 editions published between 1845 and 2013 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise on instrumentation by Hector Berlioz( Book )

51 editions published between 1856 and 2014 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Owned by the Australian composer, Fritz Hart
Recollections of writers by Charles Cowden Clarke( Book )

22 editions published between 1878 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Cowden Clarke (1787-1877) and his wife Mary (1809-98) were born into literary and musical circles which deeply shaped their careers and supplied lifelong friendships with great artists and writers. Among Charles's closest school friends was John Keats, and his acquaintances later included William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, Coleridge and the Shelleys. Mary's childhood introduction to Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare led to a lifetime of Shakespearean scholarship, friendship with the Lambs, and her performance in several Shakespearean roles for the amateur company run by Charles Dickens. Wed in 1828, the Cowden Clarkes were, as Mary writes, 'among the happiest of married lovers for more than forty-eight years', publishing jointly and enjoying mutual friendships. Their insightful recollections of their literary friends, first published serially towards the end of Charles's life, were afterwards collected by Mary, together with many important letters, and published in this 1878 work
The complete concordance to Shakspere: being a verbal index to all the passages in the dramatic works of the poet by Mary Cowden Clarke( Book )

61 editions published between 1845 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughter of the music publisher Vincent Novello, Mary Cowden Clarke (1809-98) grew up in London amid her father's literary and artistic circle. Charles and Mary Lamb were family friends, and their Tales from Shakespeare (1807) inspired the young Mary to become a scholar of the Bard. This monumental concordance - which took twelve years to compile and a further four to see through the press - was first published between 1844 and 1845 in eighteen monthly parts, and then in book form in 1845. The preface opens with a statement that reflects Cowden Clarke's great admiration and ambition: 'Shakspere [sic], the most frequently quoted, because the most universal-minded Genius that ever lived, of all Authors best deserves a complete Concordance to his Works.' It was to remain the standard work of its kind for half a century and is still a fascinating and diverting source of information on Shakespeare's extraordinary vocabulary
The girlhood of Shakespeare's heroines ; a series of fifteen tales by Mary Cowden Clarke( Book )

52 editions published between 1850 and 2013 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Cowden Clarke (1809-98) was the daughter of the publisher Vincent Novello. She produced a complete concordance to Shakespeare's works in 1845, and her fascination with the plays led to her publishing in 1850 a series of imaginative accounts of the girlhood of some of his heroines. Her motive was 'to imagine the possible circumstances and influences of scene, event, and associate, surrounding the infant life of his heroines, which might have conduced to originate and foster those germs of character recognised in their maturity as by him developed; to conjecture what might have been the first imperfect dawnings of that which he has shown us in the meridian blaze of perfection'. These 'prequels' offer a back-story which is surprising in its subversive interpretation of the plays and especially of the role of the 'hero'. Volume 3 includes the stories of Beatrice and Hero
Mary and Charles Lamb: poems, letters, and remains: now first collected, with reminiscences and notes by Mary Lamb( Book )

6 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on counterpoint and fugue by Luigi Cherubini( Book )

13 editions published between 1854 and 1910 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girlhood of Shakespeare's heroines in a series of tales by Mary Cowden Clarke( Book )

10 editions published between 1891 and 1898 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-noted women; or, Types of womanly attributes of all lands and ages by Mary Cowden Clarke( Book )

20 editions published between 1857 and 1882 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best loved plays of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 1900 and 1949 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare proverbs; or, The wise saws of our wisest poet collected into a modern instance by William Shakespeare( Book )

16 editions published between 1847 and 1978 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girlhood of Shakespeare's heroines by Mary Cowden Clarke( Book )

3 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girlhood of Shakespeare's heroines; a series of fifteen tales by Mary Cowden Clarke( Book )

18 editions published between 1850 and 2009 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girlhood of Shakespeare's heroines in a series of tales by Mary Cowden Clarke( Book )

10 editions published between 1875 and 1889 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kit Bam's adventures; or, The yarns of an old mariner by Mary Cowden Clarke( Book )

9 editions published between 1849 and 1856 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 1864 and 1885 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The song of Drop 'o Wather by Mary Cowden Clarke( Book )

11 editions published between 1856 and 2012 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to an enthusiast by Mary Cowden Clarke( Book )

2 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Treatise on instrumentation
Alternative Names
Clarke-Cowden, Mary 1809-1898

Clarke, Mary C.

Clarke, Mary C. 1809-1898

Clarke, Mary V. 1809-1898

Clarke, Mary Victoria

Clarke, Mary Wiktoria Cowden.

Cowden-Clarke, .. 1809-1898

Cowden Clarke, Mary.

Cowden-Clarke Mary 1809-1898

Cowden-Clarke, Mary Victoria

Mary Cowden Clarke Brits schrijfster (1809-1898)

Novello Cowden-Clarke, Mary Victoria 1809-1898

Novello, Mary 1809-1898

Novello, Mary Victoria.

Novello Mary Victoria 1809-1898

Shortfellow, Harry Wandsworth.

Wandsworth Shortfellow, Harry.

Кларк, Мэри

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