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

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Works: 130 works in 798 publications in 4 languages and 24,651 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Poetry  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliographies  Bibliography of bibliographies  Illustrated works  Essays  Case studies 
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 )

63 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and German and held by 2,952 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 )

81 editions published between 1950 and 1979 in English and held by 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reputation of the Victorian age in England has undergone many vicissitude, but it is now higher than ever. In this important new study, Richard D. Altick, moves us toward an understanding of the social, intellectual, and theological crises that Carlyle and Dickens, Tennyson and Arnold were daily struggling to solve. And the issues were many. Altick brings to the discussion of these complicated questions the lively and sensitive intelligence that his many readers have come to expect. He includes contemporary illustrations and a full reference index
The English common reader : a social history of the mass reading public, 1800-1900 by Richard Daniel Altick( Book )

69 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scholar adventurers by Richard D Altick( Book )

44 editions published between 1950 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,498 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 )

41 editions published between 1946 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,390 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
The shows of London by Richard Daniel Altick( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of London entertainment from 1600 to the end of the 1850's
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 Undetermined and held by 1,139 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 )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deadly encounters : two Victorian sensations by Richard D Altick( )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 972 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
The ring and the book by Robert Browning( Book )

43 editions published between 1917 and 2009 in English and held by 902 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
The presence of the present : topics of the day in the Victorian novel by Richard Daniel Altick( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian studies in scarlet by Richard D Altick( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 792 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 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliophile in the nursery : a bookman's treasury of collectors' lore on old and rare children's books by William, 1907- Ed Targ( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cowden Clarkes by Richard D Altick( Book )

16 editions published between 1948 and 1973 in English and held by 529 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."
Victorian literature by Clarice Swisher( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains critical essays that analyze important literary works of the Victorian era
To be in England by Richard D Altick( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 523 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
 
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Victorian people and ideas : a companion for the modern reader of Victorian literature
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Victorian people and ideas : a companion for the modern reader of Victorian literatureThe English common reader : a social history of the mass reading public, 1800-1900The scholar adventurersDeadly encounters : two Victorian sensationsThe ring and the bookThe presence of the present : topics of the day in the Victorian novelWriters, readers, and occasions : selected essays on Victorian literature and lifePaintings from books : art and literature in Britain, 1760-1900Victorian 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 1915-2008

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

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