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Willey, Basil 1897-1978

Overview
Works: 129 works in 984 publications in 3 languages and 16,589 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: B1561, 192
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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 )

192 editions published between 1933 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,029 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 )

174 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth century studies; Coleridge to Matthew Arnold by Basil Willey( Book )

120 editions published between 1948 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,235 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 )

51 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,721 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 )

35 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,103 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 )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,076 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 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1960 and 1977 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity, past and present by Basil Willey( Book )

12 editions published between 1952 and 1979 in English and Japanese and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coleridge on imagination and fancy by Basil Willey( Book )

26 editions published between 1946 and 1979 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walden by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

3 editions published in 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 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 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tendencies in renaissance literary theory by Basil Willey( Book )

27 editions published between 1922 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religion of nature by Basil Willey( Book )

12 editions published between 1957 and 1977 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventeenth century background by Basil Willey( Book )

9 editions published between 1934 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion to-day by Basil Willey( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eighteenth century background by Basil Willey( Book )

13 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 )

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

Walden, or, Life in the woods by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

11 editions published between 1910 and 1974 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretningen om et 2-årigt ophold ved bredden af Walden Pond, hvor den amerikanske digter og filosof lever i pagt med naturen
La cultura inglese del Seicento e del Settecento by Basil Willey( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in Italian and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Alternative Names
Basil Willey British academic

Willey, B.

윌리, 바실 1897-1978

ウィリー, バジル

ウィレー, B

ウイリー, バジル

Languages
English (776)

Japanese (10)

Italian (9)

Covers
Samuel Taylor ColeridgeThe English mind; studies in the English moralists presented to Basil Willey