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Lonsdale, Roger

Overview
Works: 64 works in 376 publications in 4 languages and 10,060 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  History  Portraits  Paranormal fiction  Gothic fiction  Horror tales  Fantasy fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Author of introduction, Compiler, Composer, Other
Classifications: PR1215, 821.508
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Most widely held works by Roger Lonsdale
The New Oxford book of eighteenth century verse by Roger Lonsdale( Book )

40 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 550 poems and excerpts by more than 250 poets from the eighteenth century
Eighteenth century women poets : an Oxford anthology by Roger Lonsdale( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first decade of the eighteenth century, only two women published collections of verse. By the 1790s, more than thirty had done so. Yet, in the two intervening centuries, most of that verse has disappeared from view--now either ignored or forgotten. This delightful anthology takes us back to Augustan England, introducing over one hundred of these lost poets from Lady Mary Chudleigh and Octavia Walsh to Mary Locke and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. Their poetry speaks with vigor and immediacy, in a range of moods from the resentful and melancholic to the humorous and exuberant, as they unveil their individual worlds to us. They came from all levels of society--including washerwomen and duchesses--and from both the town and country. The volume reveals that as eighteenth-century women poets gained confidence, their writing eventually spanned a variety of poetic forms and encompassed both public and private topics. Eighteenth-Century Women Poets offers a compelling reassessment of a neglected aspect of eighteenth-century literature
Dryden to Johnson by Roger Lonsdale( Book )

59 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Thomas Gray, William Collins, Oliver Goldsmith by Roger Lonsdale( Book )

37 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Charles Burney; a literary biography by Roger Lonsdale( Book )

30 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famed for dance: essays on the theory and practice of theatrical dancing in England, 1660-1740 by Ifan Kyrle Fletcher( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of the poets : a selection by Samuel Johnson( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last of his major writings, Samuel Johnson looked back over the previous two centuries of English literature in order to describe the personalities as well as the achievements of the leading English poets. The major Lives -- of Milton, Dryden, Swift, and Pope -- are memorable cameos of the life of writing in which Johnson is as attentive to human frailty as to literary prowess. The shorter Lives preserve some of Johnson's most piercing, critical judgements. Unsentimental, opinionated, and quotable, The Lives of the Poets continues to influence the reputations of the writers concerned. It is one of the greatest works of English criticism, but also one of the must humanly diverting. - Back cover
The lives of the most eminent poets : with critical observations on their works by Samuel Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of John Bampfylde by John Bampfylde( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of literature in the English language by Roger Lonsdale( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and Multiple languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical observations on their works by Samuel Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Oxford anthology by Roger Lonsdale( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson's Lives of the poets by Samuel Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Thomas Gray, William Collins, and Oliver Goldsmith by Thomas Gray( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of literature in the English language by Christopher Ricks( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and Multiple languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets, 3 by Roger Lonsdale( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson's last literary work, the Lives of the Poets, offers a detailed survey of English poetry from the early seventeenth century down to Johnson's own time. Always recognized as a major contribution to English biography and criticism, it is also one of Johnson's most readable and eloquent achievements. This is the first scholarly edition since 1905 and includes a full introduction and critical apparatus. This is volume three of four. - ;Johnson himself wrote in 1782: 'I know not that I have written any thing more generally commended than the Lives of the Poets'. Always recognized as
Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets, 1 by Roger Lonsdale( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson's last literary work, the Lives of the Poets, offers a detailed survey of English poetry from the early seventeenth century down to Johnson's own time. Always recognized as a major contribution to English biography and criticism, it is also one of Johnson's most readable and eloquent achievements. This is the first scholarly edition since 1905 and includes a full introduction and critical apparatus. This is volume one of four. - ;Johnson himself wrote in 1782: 'I know not that I have written any thing more generally commended than the Lives of the Poets'. Always recognized as a
Vathek by William Beckford( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel chronicles the fall from power of the Caliph Vathek (a fictionalized version of the historical Al-Wathiq), who renounces Islam and engages with his mother, Carathis, in a series of licentious and deplorable activities designed to gain him supernatural powers. At the end of the novel, instead of attaining these powers, Vathek descends into a hell ruled by the demon Eblis where he is doomed to wander endlessly and speechlessly. --Wikipedia.com
 
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The New Oxford book of eighteenth century verse
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Lonsdale, R.

Lonsdale, R. H.

Lonsdale, Roger.

Lonsdale Roger 1934-....

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Lonsdale, Roger Harrison 1934-

Roger Lonsdale British writer

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Eighteenth century women poets : an Oxford anthologyDryden to JohnsonDr. Charles Burney; a literary biographyThe lives of the poets : a selectionThe lives of the most eminent poets : with critical observations on their worksThe lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical observations on their worksAn Oxford anthologySamuel Johnson's Lives of the poets