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Willey, Basil 1897-1978

Overview
Works: 125 works in 1,016 publications in 2 languages and 16,561 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Essays  Autobiographies  Biographies  Guidebooks  Fiction  Literatures  Humor 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PS3048, 818.303
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The seventeenth century background; studies in the thought of the age in relation to poetry and religion by Basil Willey( Book )

204 editions published between 1900 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cambridge Professor Basil Willey wrote this volume as a companion to his preceding work on the Seventeenth Century Background. Whereas the 17th C. key word was "Truth," he maintains the 18th C key word was "Nature." Organized in 12 chapters including "The Wisdom of God in the Creation, Cosmic Toryism, Natural Morality--Shaftesbury, Nature in Satire, Jos. Priestley and the Socinian Moonlight, and Nature in Wordsworth
The eighteenth century background : studies on the idea of nature in the thought of the period by Basil Willey( Book )

171 editions published between 1940 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published 1940." Bibliographical footnotes
Nineteenth century studies; Coleridge to Matthew Arnold by Basil Willey( Book )

122 editions published between 1948 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late Professor Basil Willey's important and influential inquiry into the history of religious and moral ideas in the nineteenth century has become (since its first appearance in 1949) a seminal study for all students of English literature and the history of ideas. Instead of surveying a complex nexus of ideas from a single vantage point, the author examines a shifting succession of beliefs. Religion and ethics are both the clue to those beliefs and an index of their fluctuations, and Professor Willey offers a lucid exposition and impartial evaluation of the issues raging at the heart of Victorian life: progress, original sin, enlightened self-interest and the moral imperative. Individual chapters are devoted to Coleridge, Thomas Arnold, Newman, Carlyle, Bentham, Mill, Comte, George Eliot and Matthew Arnold. Professor Willey's particular achievement is to have clarified and reanimated these controversies so as to show their continuing relevance. -- From http://www.amazon.com (Sep. 7, 2012)
More nineteenth century studies : a group of honest doubters by Basil Willey( Book )

53 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the Victorian agnostics, freethinkers, liberals and honest doubters. Central theme is the loss of faith
The English moralists by Basil Willey( Book )

37 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and Japanese and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on lectures delivered at Cambridge University during the past 35 years, these essays include commentaries on Hooker, Bacon, Hobbes, Sir Thomas Browne, Locke, The Earl of Shaftesbury, Addison, Hume, Lord Chesterfield, Burke and Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Basil Willey( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of the Literature Network, Chris Beasley provides a biographical sketch of the English lyrical poet and critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834). Coleridge wrote the volume of poetry entitled "Lyrical Ballads" together with the English poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850). The publication of "Lyrical Ballads" started the English Romantic movement in literature. Full-text versions of selected poems by Coleridge are available online and include "Kubla Khan", "Christabel", and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." A portrait of Coleridge is available
The English mind; studies in the English moralists presented to Basil Willey by Hugh Sykes Davies( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin and Butler; two versions of evolution by Basil Willey( Book )

23 editions published between 1960 and 1977 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walden : a fully annotated edition by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

22 editions published between 1910 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cramer's newly edited text is based on the original 1854 edition of Walden, with emendations taken from Thoreau's draft manuscripts, his own markings or the page proofs and notes in his personal copy of the book. In the editor's notes to the volume. Cramer quotes from sources Thoreau actually read, showing how he used, interpreted, and altered these sources. Cramer also glosses Walden with references to Thoreau's essays."--Jacket
Christianity, past and present by Basil Willey( Book )

12 editions published between 1952 and 1979 in English and Japanese and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coleridge on imagination and fancy by Basil Willey( Book )

27 editions published between 1946 and 1979 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Crashaw (1612/13-1649) A memorial lecture delivered at Peterhouse, Cambridge, on 11 July 1949 by Basil Willey( Book )

20 editions published between 1949 and 1978 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis in English poetry, 1880-1940 by Vivian de Sola Pinto( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tendencies in renaissance literary theory by Basil Willey( Book )

28 editions published between 1922 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religion of nature by Basil Willey( Book )

12 editions published between 1957 and 1977 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventeenth century background by Basil Willey( Book )

12 editions published between 1934 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion to-day by Basil Willey( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eighteenth century background by Basil Willey( Book )

15 editions published between 1940 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ʻQ ̓tradition, an inaugural lecture by Basil Willey( Book )

8 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth century studies by Basil Willey( Book )

7 editions published between 1949 and 1966 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Samuel Taylor ColeridgeThe English mind; studies in the English moralists presented to Basil Willey
Alternative Names
Basil Willey British academic

Willey, B.

Willey, Basil, 1897-

بسیل وایلی

윌리, 바실 1897-1978

ウィリー, バジル

ウィレー, B

ウイリー, バジル

バジル・ウィリー

Languages
English (820)

Japanese (11)