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Ashton, Rosemary 1947-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 320 publications in 3 languages and 9,407 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Didactic fiction  Pastoral fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PR4664, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rosemary Ashton
George Eliot : a life by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

65 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Adam Bede, Silas Marner, The Mill on the Floss, Felix Holt and the unsurpassed Middlemarch, which all explore the tension between the urge to conform and the imperatives of both the heart and the mind - a paradox which is reflected in George Eliot's life. This magnificent biography is a detailed examination of the life and the writing of George Eliot. Rosemary Ashton illuminates our understanding of both and reveals the choices and originality of a most
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novel 'with a double plot interest. The heroine, Dorothea Brooke, longs to devote herself to some great cause and, for a time, expects to find it in her marriage to Rev. Mr. Casaubon, an aging scholar. Mr. Casaubon lives only eighteen months after their marriage, a sufficient period to disillusion her completely. He leaves her his estate, with the ill-intentioned proviso that she will forfeit if she marries his young cousin Will Ladislaw, whom she had seen frequently in Rome. Endeavoring to find happiness without Ladislaw, whom she has come to care for deeply, Dorothea throws herself into the struggle for medical reforms advocated by the young Dr. Lydgate. Finally, however, she decides to give up her property and marry Ladislaw. The second plot deals with the efforts and failure of Dr. Lydgate to live up to his early ideals.'" Reader's Ency. 4th ed. *** "The lives of three people in a nineteenth-century provincial community become entwined as crusader Dorothea Brooke is prevented from being with the man she loves, the idealistic Dr. Lydgate succumbs to materialism, and religioius hypocrite Bulstrode tries to hide his past crimes."
The life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge : a critical biography by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian Bloomsbury by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Bloomsbury is now associated with Virginia Woolf and her early-twentieth-century circle of writers and artists, the neighborhood was originally the undisputed intellectual quarter of nineteenth-century London. Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival resources, the author brings to life the educational, medical, and social reformists who lived and worked in Victorian Bloomsbury and who led crusades for education, emancipation, and health for all. She explores the secular impetus behind these reforms and the humanitarian and egalitarian character of nineteenth-century Bloomsbury. Thackeray and Dickens jostle with less famous characters like Henry Brougham and Mary Ward. This history of nineteenth-century London embraces the high life of the squares, the nonconformity of churches, the parades of shops, schools, hospitals and poor homes alike
The German idea : four English writers and the reception of German thought, 1800-1860 by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and German and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mill on the Floss : a natural history by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of The mill on the Floss by George Eliot
One hot summer : Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the great stink of 1858 by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1858. Noteworthy for its broiling summer months and the related stench of the sewage-filled Thames River, the year is otherwise little remembered. Ashton reveals that thanks to significant, if unrecognized, turning points the months from May to August turned out to be a summer of consequence. She mines Victorian letters and gossip, diaries, court records, newspapers, and other contemporary sources to uncover historically crucial moments in the lives of three protagonists: Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Disraeli. Invisible threads of connection among Londoners at every social level in 1858 bring the celebrated city and its citizens vibrantly to life
G.H. Lewes : a life by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Germany : exile and asylum in Victorian England by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and German and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected critical writings by George Eliot( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and German and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though famous for her fiction, Eliot was also a noted critic, translator, and editor. The depth and versatility of her intelligence are illustrated in these critical writings on science, religion, positivism, feminism, and politics
Thomas and Jane Carlyle : portrait of a marriage by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1848 Thackeray told his mother, 'Tom Carlyle lives in perfect dignity' in a little house in Chelsea, 'with a snuffy scotch maid to open the door, and the best company in England ringing at it'. That small house at 5 Cheyne Row contained the most remarkable couple in London: the great sage Carlyle, with his vehement prophecies, and his witty, sardonic wife Jane, at once proud and frustrated 'in my character as Lion's wife'. It was a strong, close, mutually admiring yet often mutually antagonistic partnership, fascinating to all who observed it." "This joint biography describes their relationship with each other, from their first meeting in 1821 to Jane's death in 1866, and also their relationship with the world outside. Rosemary Ashton's blend of rigorous scholarship, warm sensitivity and lively wit makes this not only a portrait of a marriage but a picture of a whole age, elegant, erudite and entertaining."--Jacket
142 Strand : a radical address in Victorian London by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

142 The Strand was the home of the brilliant, unconventional young publisher John Chapman. All the daring and avant-garde writers and thinkers of Victorian London gathered here, and this book explains the heart of Victorian culture, uncovering its surprising energy, its doubts and arguments and its passionate reforming spirit
Silas Marner : the Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gentle linen weaver in a small English town is wrongly accused of a theft goes into seclusion and finds redemption in his unselfish love for an abandoned child who mysteriously appears at his cottage
The mill on the floss by George Eliot( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family. As she reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds herself torn between her relationships with three very different men: her proud and stubborn brother, a close friend who is also the son of her family's worst enemy, and a charismatic but dangerous suitor. With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, The Mill on the Floss is considered George Eliot's most autobiographical novel; it is also one of her most powerful and moving. Bron: Flaptekst, uitgeversinformatie
Robert Elsmere by Humphry Ward( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1888, Robert Elsmere was probably the biggest-selling novel of the nineteenth century. Inspired by the religious crises of her father, Ward tells the story of an Oxford clergyman who begins to doubt the doctrines of the Anglican church after he encounters the work of German rationalists. Rather than becoming an atheist, Elsmere pursues the idea of "constructive liberalism," stressing the importance of social work among the poor and uneducated. The Times called it "a clever attack upon revealed religion", and William Gladstone's copy was annotated with objections to Ward's heterodoxy. In the Victorian age, nothing was more likely to generate publicity than religious controversy, and Robert Elsmere became a runaway success."--Amazon
Versatile Victorian : selected writings of George Henry Lewes by George Henry Lewes( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grossbritannien als Gast- und Exilland für Deutsche im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert by RFA) Arbeitskreis Deutsche England-Forschung (Bochum( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Germany : German refugees in Victorian Britain by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hot summer : Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the great stink of 1858 by Rosemary Ashton( Recording )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While 1858 in London may have been noteworthy for its broiling summer months and the related stench of the sewage-filled Thames River, the year is otherwise little remembered. And yet, historian Rosemary Ashton reveals in this compelling microhistory, 1858 was marked by significant, if unrecognized, turning points. For ordinary people, and also for the rich, famous, and powerful, the months from May to August turned out to be a summer of consequence
The complete works of George Eliot by George Eliot( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Middlemarch
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MiddlemarchThe life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge : a critical biographyThe German idea : four English writers and the reception of German thought, 1800-1860The mill on the Floss : a natural historyG.H. Lewes : a lifeSelected critical writingsThomas and Jane Carlyle : portrait of a marriage142 Strand : a radical address in Victorian London
Alternative Names
Ashton, Rosemary D.

Ashton, Rosemary D. 1947-

Rosemary Ashton English academic

アシュトン, R

アシュトン, ローズマリー

Languages
English (274)

German (9)

Japanese (2)