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Rawson, Claude Julien

Overview
Works: 148 works in 536 publications in 2 languages and 12,583 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  History  Records and correspondence  Essays  Biography  Voyages, Imaginary 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director, ed, Compiler
Classifications: PR3724, 823.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Claude Julien Rawson
 
Most widely held works by Claude Julien Rawson
Henry Fielding by Claude Julien Rawson( Book )

45 editions published between 1968 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the foundling Tom Jones and how he arrives, through sexual misadventures and elaborate disasters, to claim his legitimacy, his fortune, and his true love
Gulliver and the gentle reader; studies in Swift and our time by Claude Julien Rawson( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Fielding and the Augustan ideal under stress: "Nature's dance of death" and other studies by Claude Julien Rawson( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to Henry Fielding( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now best known for three great novels - Tom Jones, Joseph Andrews and Amelia - Henry Fielding (1707-1754) was one of the most controversial figures of his time. Prominent first as a playwright, then as a novelist and political journalist, and finally as a justice of peace, Fielding made a substantial contribution to eighteenth-century culture, and was hugely influential in the development of the novel as a form, both in Britain and more widely in Europe. This collection of specially-commissioned essays by leading scholars describes and analyses the many facets of Fielding's work in theatre, fiction, journalism and politics. In addition it assesses his unique contribution to the rise of the novel as the dominant literary form, the development of the law, and the political and literary culture of eighteenth-century Britain. Including a Chronology and Guide to Further Reading, this volume offers a comprehensive account of Fielding's life and work
The Character of Swift's satire : a revised Focus by Claude Julien Rawson( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God, Gulliver, and genocide : barbarism and the European imagination, 1492-1945 by Claude Julien Rawson( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When we say certain people 'ought to be shot', or exterminated from 'the face of the earth', we usually do so in the knowledge that we will not be thought to mean it literally. It is a figure of speech, partially sanitized by the conventions of social usage. We also create myths, stories, histories of which the same might be said. The victims in these stories may be whole peoples or groups of people, or even the whole of humanity, as when God said He would 'destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth'. The phrasing reverberates throughout scripture and human history. It has been applied to the people to Israel and to their enemies, to conquered savages, the Irish, the poor, and the Jews of Nazi-occupied Europe. Its usage has ranged from the deadliest genocidal intentions, to satirical threats, fictional fantasies and colloquial expressions of undeadly irritation. We 'mean' it, don't mean it, and don't not mean it, and the demarcations are often unclear." "God, Gulliver, and Genocide explores the range of aggressions which inhabit the space between such figures of speech and their implementation, from the book of Genesis to the present day, but more especially in the period between the conquest to the Americas and the end of World War II. It examines a wide variety of authors and voices, chiefly Montaigne and Swift, but also Bartolome de las Casas and Jean de Lery, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, and travel-writers and ethnographers from Columbus and Vespucci to Bougainville and Cook. Behind all these stand those mass-catastrophes in Genesis, the Deluge and the destruction of the Cities of the Plain, with their grim and quizzical relation to the mass-slaughters of human history, culminating in the Second World War."--Jacket
Satire and sentiment, 1660-1830 by Claude Julien Rawson( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Claude Rawson examines the evolution of satirical writing in the period 1660-1830. In a sequence of linked chapters, some new and others revised substantially from earlier articles, he focuses on English writers from Rochester to Austen, both within a contemporaneous European context and as part of a tradition deriving from classical and sixteenth-century Humanist predecessors (Homer, Virgil, Erasmus, Montaigne) and leading to later writers like Flaubert and Yeats. Within the period 1660-1830 satire moved from an unusually dominant position to a relatively modest one, softened by the cult of 'sensibility' or 'sentiment'. The transition was connected with large social and cultural changes culminating in the French Revolution. Rawson's method is to concentrate on stress points, on evasions and internal contradictions, and on continuities and discontinuities with earlier and later periods and with literatures and modes of thought outside Britain."--Jacket
The Cambridge Companion to English Poets by Claude Julien Rawson( Book )

19 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume provides lively and authoritative introductions to twenty-nine of the most important British and Irish poets from Geoffrey Chaucer to Philip Larkin. The list includes, among others, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Wordsworth, Browning, Yeats and T. S. Eliot, and represents the tradition of English poetry at its best. Each contributor offers a new assessment of a single poet's achievement and importance, with readings of the most important poems. The essays, written by leading experts, are personal responses, written in clear, vivid language, free of academic jargon, and aim to inform, arouse interest, and deepen understanding"--
Order from confusion sprung : studies in eighteenth-century literature from Swift to Cowper by Claude Julien Rawson( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English satire and the satiric tradition( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulliver's travels: an authoritative text, the correspondence of Swift, Pope's verses on Gulliver's travels [and] critical essays by Jonathan Swift( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gulliver's travels purports to be a travel book. It is a blend of fantasy and realism and describes the shipwrecked Gulliver's encounters with the inhabitants of four places: Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, and the country of the Houyhnhnms"--Provided by publisher
Collected poems of Thomas Parnell by Thomas Parnell( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Swift : a collection of critical essays( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and literature in the age of Swift : English and Irish perspectives( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Swift was the most influential political commentator of his time, in both England and Ireland. His writings are a major source for historians of the eighteenth century, as well as including some of the greatest works of satire in verse and prose. This volume presents wide-ranging new perspectives on Swift's literary and political achievement in its English and Irish contexts, bringing together some of the most energetic current scholarship on the subject in both historical and literary studies. The essays consider Swift's attitude to Dissenters, his relationship with Walpole, and his place in, and understanding of, the political demography of colonial Ireland. They also examine Swift's poems and pamphlets, and his hoaxes and satires, showing his extraordinary versatility in a wide variety of genres. Full of original insights, this volume offers a rich and important new treatment of Swift's central role in eighteenth-century political and literary culture"--Provided by publisher
Jonathan Swift : the essential writings : authoritative texts, contexts, criticism by Jonathan Swift( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dryden (1631-1700) : his politics, his plays, and his poets( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persuasion by Jane Austen( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Austen's last novel is the crowning achievement of her matchless career. Her heroine, Anne Elliot, a woman of integrity, breeding and great depth of emotion, stands in stark contrast to the brutality and hypocrisy of Regency England. Includes a new Introduction by Margaret Drabble, famed novelist and editor of The Oxford Companion to the English Language
Swift's angers by Claude Julien Rawson( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Swift's angers were all too real, though Swift was temperamentally equivocal about their display. Even in his most brilliant satire, A Tale of a Tub, the aggressive vitality of the narrative is designed, for all the intensity of its sting, never to lose its cool. Yet Swift's angers are partly self-implicating, since his own temperament was close to the things he attacked, and behind his angers are deep self-divisions. Though he regarded himself as 'English' and despised the Irish 'natives' over whom the English ruled, Swift became the hero of an Irish independence he would not have desired. In this magisterial account, Claude Rawson, widely considered the leading Swift scholar of our time, brings together recent work, as well as classic earlier discussions extensively revised, offering fresh insights into Swift's bleak view of human nature, his brilliant wit, and the indignations and self-divisions of his writings and political activism"--
Dryden, Pope, Johnson, Malone( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swift and others by Claude Julien Rawson( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Swift's influence on the writings and politics of England and Ireland was reinforced by a combination of contradictory forces: an authoritarian attachment to tradition and rule, and a vivid responsiveness to the disorders of a modernity he resisted and yet helped to create. He was, perhaps even more than Pope, a dominant voice of his times. The rich variety of the literary culture to which he belonged shows the penetration of his ideas, personality and style. This is true of writers who were his friends and admirers (Pope), of adversaries (Mandeville, Johnson), of several who became great ironists in his shadow (Gibbon, Austen), and of some surprising examples of Swiftian afterlife (Chatterton). Claude Rawson, leading scholar of the works of Swift, brings together recent essays, as well as classic earlier work extensively revised, to offer fresh insights into an era when Swift's voice was a pervasive presence"--
 
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The Cambridge companion to Henry Fielding
Alternative Names
Rawson, C. J.

Rawson, C. J. 1935-

Rawson, C. J. (Claude Julien), 1935-

Rawson, Claude.

Rawson Claude 1935-....

Rawson, Claude (Claude Julien), 1935-

Rawson, Claude J.

Rawson, Claude J. 1935-

Rawson, Claude J. (Claude Julien)

Rawson, Claude J. (Claude Julien), 1935-

Rawson, Claude Julien 1935-

كلود راوسون، 1935-

Languages
English (277)

Italian (1)

Covers
Gulliver and the gentle reader; studies in Swift and our timeThe Cambridge companion to Henry FieldingGod, Gulliver, and genocide : barbarism and the European imagination, 1492-1945Satire and sentiment, 1660-1830The Cambridge Companion to English PoetsGulliver's travels: an authoritative text, the correspondence of Swift, Pope's verses on Gulliver's travels [and] critical essaysJonathan Swift : a collection of critical essaysPolitics and literature in the age of Swift : English and Irish perspectives