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Bell, Millicent

Works: 42 works in 221 publications in 3 languages and 11,008 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  History  Essays  Biographies  Tragedies (Drama)  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS2116, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Millicent Bell
Most widely held works by Millicent Bell
Shakespeare's tragic skepticism by Millicent Bell( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Readers of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies have long noted the absence of readily explainable motivations for some of Shakespeare's greatest characters: Why does Hamlet delay his revenge for so long? Why does King Lear choose to renounce his power? Why is Othello so vulnerable to Iago's malice? But while many critics have chosen to overlook these omissions or explain them away, Millicent Bell demonstrates that they are essential elements of Shakespeare's philosophy of doubt. Examining Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Antony and Cleopatra, Millicent Bell reveals the persistent strain of philosophical skepticism that runs throughout Shakespeare's plays. Like his contemporary Montaigne, Shakespeare repeatedly calls attention to the essential unknowability of our world."--Jacket
Edith Wharton & Henry James : the story of their friendship by Millicent Bell( Book )

33 editions published between 1959 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred years of Huckleberry Finn : the boy, his book, and American culture : centennial essays( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to Edith Wharton by Millicent Bell( Book )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook provides fresh examinations of Wharton's fiction designed to engage the interest of both students and general readers
Marquand : an American life by Millicent Bell( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From newspaper reporter and advertising copywriter to best- selling novelist, he embodied the American dream of his time
Hawthorne's view of the artist by Millicent Bell( Book )

18 editions published between 1951 and 1962 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meaning in Henry James by Millicent Bell( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on Hawthorne's major tales by ANON( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Colacurcio argues for Hawthorne's interest in history; David Leverenz traces Hawthorne's mythopoetic interest in damnation and relates it to the tensions of Hawthorne's own time; Carol Bensick defends and admits the limitations of the identification of allusion in Hawthorne; Edgar Dryden explores Hawthorne's sense of traditional genre and relates it to modern hermeneutics; and Rita Gollin connects patterns of language with the psychological and biographic. Millicent Bell's introduction analyzes Hawthorne's early aspirations, places his writing in the context of contemporary audience expectations, and surveys the history of critical response to the tales from the writer's own time to our own
Hawthorne and the real : bicentennial essays( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection commemorating the bicentennial of Hawthorne's birth in 1804, Millicent Bell gathers essays by distinguished scholars and critics that examine the ways in which Hawthorne related himself to the "real" in his own world and expressed that relation in his writing. Radically revising the older view that he was detached from conditions of actual life in 19th-century American society, the authors undertake to show how current social conditions, current events and political movements taking place at a crucial point in American history were an evident part of Hawthorne's consciousness. The essays situate his imaginative writings in a contemporary context of common experience and rediscover a Hawthorne alert to pressing problems of his day, especially slavery, feminism, and reform in general - the very issues that motivated his contemporaries on the eve of the Civil War. Hawthorne was, with his own complicity, long described as a writer of unreal romances (as he preferred to call his novels) or "allegories of the heart" as he termed some of his short stories. The essays in this collection contribute to the turn in recent Hawthorne criticism which shows how deeply implicated in realism his writing was."--Jacket
Collected novels by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains five of Hawthorne's best known novels
The wings of the dove by Henry James( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Croy and her lover scheme to extort money from a naive and trusting American heiress who is dying
The Henry James scholar's guide to Web sites( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a guide to online Resources related to American author Henry James (1843--1916). offers access to electronic versions of James' works, including "the ambassadors, " "the Europeans, " and "the sacred Fount." provides access
Novels by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here in one volume are all five of Nathaniel Hawthorne's world-famous novels. "The House of the Seven Gables" moves across 150 years from an ancestral crime condoned by the Puritan theocracy to a new beginning in the bustling and democratic Jacksonian era. Hawthorne's masterpiece, "The Scarlet Letter," is a dramatic allegory of the social consequences of adultery and the subversive force of personal desire in a community of laws. "The Blithedale Romance" explores the perils, which Hawthorne knew at first hand, of living in a utopian community, and the inextricability of political, personal, and sexual desires. "Fanshawe" is an engrossing apprentice work which Hawthorne published anonymously and later sought to suppress. "The Marble Faun," his last finished novel, involves mystery, murder, and romance among American artists in Rome
The Jargon idea by Millicent Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Essays on Hawthorne's Tales( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black Sun Press: 1927 to the present by Millicent Bell( Book )

5 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete letters of Henry James, 1872-1876 by Henry James( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathaniel Hawthorne : la fonction éthique de l'oeuvre( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novels by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beloved boy : letters to Hendrik C. Andersen, 1899-1915 by Henry James( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Beloved Boy' is a collection of letters tracing Henry James's fascination with and enduring devotion to a young, Norwegian-American artist. James was already 56 when, visiting Rome in 1899, he was introduced to the twenty-seven-year-old Hendrik Andersen. In an uncanny instance of life imitating art, Andersen bore an unmistakable resemblance to the title character of James's 1875 novel Roderick Hudson - a figure who, like Andersen, was a young sculptor venturing into life as an expatriate in Italy. Although his initial meeting with Andersen was brief, James was deeply moved by the young man. He wrote to Andersen almost immediately after his return to his Sussex home, and remained a faithful correspondent until his own death in 1915."
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Shakespeare's tragic skepticism
The Cambridge companion to Edith WhartonMeaning in Henry JamesHawthorne and the real : bicentennial essaysCollected novelsThe wings of the doveNovelsThe complete letters of Henry James, 1872-1876Beloved boy : letters to Hendrik C. Andersen, 1899-1915
Alternative Names
Millicent Bell born 1919; VIAF 18449045

English (190)

French (2)

Italian (1)