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Gittings, Robert

Overview
Works: 144 works in 828 publications in 5 languages and 18,210 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Sources  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Librettist, Other, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: PR4836, B
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Most widely held works about Robert Gittings
 
Most widely held works by Robert Gittings
Thomas Hardy's later years by Robert Gittings( Book )

67 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 3,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Keats by Robert Gittings( Book )

73 editions published between 1940 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy Wordsworth by Robert Gittings( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critics and biographers have too often regarded Dorothy Wordsworth as a mere adjunct to her brother William, or to their mutual friend Samuel Coleridge. The importance of her famous Journals and other writings, it is usually assumed, lies in what they tell us of those poets and their work. This thoughtful, compelling biography is the first book to treat Dorothy Wordsworth as a person in her own right. Drawing on the Journals, her newly re-edited Letters, and later diary material not yet published, the authors give us a portrait of a woman more strange yet touchingly human than any previous account has offered. Their interest in her does not stop at the "literary" but goes deeper to explore other facets of her character. They focus especially on her intense familial and domestic devotion, showing us how, from early childhood, she extended her warmth and selflessness to anyone who seemed to need her--a trait that tells us much about her particular intimate attachment to her brother. The book fully explores her relationship with William--their life in the Lake District, their travels together, her influence on how he came to view nature--and also examines the effects upon Dorothy of a changing social and political climate. It delves into her problems, weaknesses, and contradictions and illuminates the nature of her tragic nervous breakdown, which virtually incapacitated her for the last 25 years of her life. As a revealing picture of a woman of the early nineteenth century, Dorothy Wordsworth has an appeal extending well beyond just those readers interested in the Romantic Period
The odes of Keats and their earliest known manuscripts by John Keats( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mask of Keats; a study of problems by Robert Gittings( Book )

25 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of biography by Robert Gittings( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second Mrs. Hardy by Robert Gittings( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The living Shakespeare by Robert Gittings( Book )

35 editions published between 1960 and 1977 in English and Japanese and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Keats inheritance by Robert Gittings( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's rival; a study in three parts by Robert Gittings( Book )

23 editions published between 1960 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The older Hardy by Robert Gittings( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire Clairmont and the Shelleys 1798-1879 by Robert Gittings( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire Clairmont, the step-sister of Mary Shelley, has until now generally been treated as a secondary character in the great dramas of Shelley and Byron. This is the first full account of a long and adventurous life, correcting many misconceptions about her role in the Shelley circle
The story of John Keats by Robert Gittings( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flying horses : tales from China by Jo Manton( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of Chinese folk tales that span 4,000 years of that country's history
Selected letters by John Keats( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Keats's letters have long been regarded as an extraordinary record of poetic development and soul-making. They represent one of the most sustained reflections on the poet's art we have from any of the major English poets. Yet quite apart from the light they throw on the poetry, they are great works of literature in their own right. Written with gusto and occasionally painful candour, they show a powerful intelligence struggling to come to terms with its own mortality. Sometimes bitterly jealous in love and socially and financially insecure, at others playful and confident of his own greatness, Keats interweaves his personal plight with the history of a Britain emerging from the long years of the Napoleonic Wars into a world of political unrest, profound social change, and commercial expansion." "This selection of 170 letters, written between 1816 and 1820, includes a new introduction and notes by Jon Mee explaining both the personal and political contexts that brought them to life."--Jacket
Collected poems [of] Robert Gittings by Robert Gittings( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dorothy Wordsworth
Alternative Names
Gittings, R.

Gittings, Robert 1911-1992

Gittings, Robert (Robert William Victor), 1911-1992

Gittings, Robert William Victor

Gittings, Robert William Victor 1911-1992

Robert Gittings British writer

Robert Gittings escritor británico

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John KeatsDorothy WordsworthClaire Clairmont and the Shelleys 1798-1879Selected letters