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Ashton, Rosemary 1947-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 343 publications in 4 languages and 10,555 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  History  Biographies  Didactic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Pastoral fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PR4664, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rosemary Ashton
George Eliot by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

70 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There were other women writers in the nineteenth century, but Eliot alone left the family circle to follow her own devices at a time when unmarried women generally kept house for others. What is more, she moved in unconventional and Bohemian circles. Her long and loving relationship with the previously married G.H. Lewes scandalized even her closest friends. She was generally admired but shunned socially, except by the boldest radicals and feminists. Rosemary Ashton
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,188 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 religious hypocrite Bulstrode tries to hide his past crimes."
One hot summer : Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the great stink of 1858 by Rosemary Ashton( )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,036 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
Victorian Bloomsbury by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

10 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 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 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 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German idea : four English writers and the reception of German thought, 1800-1860 by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and German and held by 732 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 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of The mill on the Floss by George Eliot
The mill on the floss by George Eliot( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: In The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot re-creates her own childhood through the story of the wild, gifted Maggie Tulliver and her spoiled, selfish brother. Though tragic in its outcome, this tenderly comic novel combines vivid vignettes of family life with a magnificent portrait of the heroine and an acute critique of Victorian sexual politics
G.H. Lewes : a life by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journalist, novelist, playwright, and actor, Lewes was an unconventional Victorian, friend of Dickens, Thackeray, and Darwin, and author of Life of Goethe. A radical, freethinking Bohemian, he enjoyed an open marriage with Agnes Jervis, causing a scandal by condoning her relationship with his best friend. The first section of the book discovers new facets of Lewes's early life. The middle section discusses his elopement with Marian Evans while the final section concentrates on their emotional and intellectual companionship until Lewes's death in 1878. This section covers the years of Marian Evans's success as George Eliot, the acceptance of their unconventional union in society, and his science fiction work and support for Darwin. Throwing new light on a wide circle of important figures in the Victorian era, this biography draws on new material to illuminate the life of this extraordinary man of letters
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 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected critical writings by George Eliot( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and German and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas and Jane Carlyle : portrait of a marriage by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 296 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 )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 149 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 )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silas Marner is a gentle linen weaver who is wrongly accused of a heinous theft that was committed by his best friend. After going into reclusion, he finds redemption and spiritual rebirth issuing from his unselfish love of an abandoned child who mysteriously appears one day in his cottage
Versatile Victorian : selected writings of George Henry Lewes by George Henry Lewes( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Elsmere by Humphry Ward( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 117 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
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 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 52 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
142 Strand : a radical address in Victoria London by Rosemary Ashton( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 49 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 historyThe mill on the flossSelected 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

Rosemary Ashton schrijfster uit Verenigd Koninkrijk

روزماري أشتون كاتبة سير من المملكة المتحدة

アシュトン, R

アシュトン, ローズマリー

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