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Jay, Elisabeth

Overview
Works: 114 works in 354 publications in 1 language and 9,029 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Diaries  Sources  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: PR4168, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Elisabeth Jay
East Lynne by Henry Wood( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book looks at the anxieties of the Victorian middle classes who feared a breakdown of the social order as divorce became more readily available and promiscuity threatened the sanctity of the family. In this novel the simple act of hiring a governess raises the spectres of murder, disguise, and adultery"--Provided by publisher
Dreams : three works by Olive Schreiner( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of English literature and theology by Andrew Hass( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of essays in which leading international scholars apply an interdisciplinary approach to the long and evolving relationship between English Literature and Theology. The volume first offers a chronological account of key moments in the formation of the tradition; goes on to demonstrate literary ways of reading the Bible, theological ways of reading literature, and literary conceptions of theological texts; and finally explores the great themes that have preoccupied the Jewish and Christian traditions. --from publisher description
The religion of the heart : Anglican evangelicalism and the nineteenth-century novel by Elisabeth Jay( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Evangelical and Oxford movements by Elisabeth Jay( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of Margaret Oliphant : the complete text by Oliphant( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the death of Margaret Oliphant - the prolific nineteenth-century novelist, biographer, essayist, reviewer, and prominent voice on the "woman question" - two well-intending relatives took the autobiographical manuscripts she composed over a thirty-year period, and recomposed them to suit the model of a conventional memoir. In the process, they suppressed more than a quarter of the material. Based on the original manuscripts, the Broadview edition now makes available the missing text in its original order, and the restored Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant portrays a woman of scathing irony, anger and grief."--BOOK JACKET
Mrs Oliphant, "a fiction to herself" : a literary life by Elisabeth Jay( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Oliphant: A Fiction to Herself contains an often surprising portrait of the professional Victorian woman writer. By choosing to interweave the life and the work of Mrs Oliphant, Elisabeth Jay's lucid and comprehensive study raises for consideration the way in which a particular woman writer perceived her own life, and the wider question of whether women writers have been well-served by the mythological structures of male biography
The journal of John Wesley : a selection by John Wesley( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critics of capitalism : Victorian reactions to "political economy" by Elisabeth Jay( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the start of the Victorian period the school of British economists acknowledging Adam Smith as its master was in the ascendancy. 'Political Economy', a catch-all title which ignored the diversity of viewpoints to be found amongst the discipline's leading proponents, became associated in the popular mind with moral and political forces held to be uniquely conducive to the progress of an increasingly industrialised and competitive society. 'Political Economy' served in turn as the focus for critics of equally diverse moral and political persuasions, who sought to challenge the materialism of contemporary society and offer their own assessments of the profound social changes of the time. In the introductory essay to the collection of readings from such 'critics of capitalism', the editors review the principles of the early economists, the way in which these principles were appropriated and applied by their Victorian successors and the contrasting modes which critics of popular economic ideas assumed. Subsequent extracts from the writings of the Owenite Socialist John Bray, Carlyle, Marx and Engels, J. S. Mill, Ruskin, Arnold, T. H. Green, William Morris and G. B. Shaw, demonstrate both the breadth of the possible grounds for ideological opposition to the prevailing philosophy and the shifting nature of the debate as 'Political Economy' itself was revealed as incapable of explaining or responding to the changing conditions of the 1870s. Headnotes to the extracts describe the genesis of individual debate and discuss distinctive stylistic features. Annotation in the form of footnotes and endnotes has been designed to gloss obscure allusions and arguments. In making more accessible the socio-economic writings of those authors now better known for their imaginative work, this volume will enable readers to reach a more profound appreciation of the central role such work played in developing the moral vision embodied in their more lastingly popular books and essays
Faith and doubt in Victorian Britain by Elisabeth Jay( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the 1857 version of Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of her fellow author Charlotte Brontë, and includes a critical introduction, and notes on subsequent variations
Dreams by Elisabeth Jay( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olive (Emilia Albertina) Schreiner, Mrs. Cronwright (also wrote as: Ralph Iron) (1855-1920) was a South African author, pacifist and political activist. In 1867 she moved to Cradock with her older brother. When her brother left Cradock, Olive chose to become a governess. She accepted posts as a governess at a number of farms, most notably the Fouchés who provided inspiration for certain aspects of The Story of an African Farm (1883), published under the pseudonym Ralph Iron, as well as a small collection of stories and allegories called Dream Life and Real Life: A Little African Story (1893)
British writers and Paris : 1830-1875 by Elisabeth Jay( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work tells the story of the way in which the turbulent, hedonistic world of mid-19th-century Paris touched the careers and work of a host of Victorian writers, major and minor
Authors at work : the creative environment by English Association( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to writers work? The differing habits of seven great authors are examined in this collection
The works of Elizabeth Gaskell by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Marjoribanks by Oliphant( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lucilla Marjoribanks is determined to look after her widowed father and become 'the sunshine of his life' whether he likes it or not. Once installed back at home and presiding over her father's drawing room, she launches herself into Carlingford society, aiming to raise the tone with her select evening parties. Lucilla is optimistic, resourceful, and completely without self-doubt, but will her indomitable nature diminish her marriage prospects? Will she marry the wrong man to save herself from eternal spinsterhood? With its superbly flawed heroine, Miss Marjoribanks (1866) is a wonderfully comic depiction of the conventions and proprieties that rule a vacuous society."--Back cover
Dreams : three works : Dreams, Dream life and real life, and Stories, dreams and allegories by Olive Schreiner( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selected works of Margaret Oliphant by Oliphant( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (1828-97) had a wide-ranging and prolific literary career that spanned almost fifty years. She wrote some 98 novels, over fifty short stories, twenty-five works of non-fiction, including biographies and historic guides to European cities, and more than three hundred periodical articles. As the self-styled 'general utility woman' for Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, often contributing both fiction and literary reviews to the same issue, she became a major critical voice for her generation. Her influence, usually cast on the side of 'the common reader', was such that it provoked fellow novelists such as Anthony Trollope, Henry James and Thomas Hardy to savage fictional portraits by way of retaliation
The selected works of Margaret Oliphant by Oliphant( Book )

in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (1828-97) had a wide-ranging and prolific literary career that spanned almost fifty years. She wrote some 98 novels, over fifty short stories, twenty-five works of non-fiction, including biographies and historic guides to European cities, and more than three hundred periodical articles. As the self-styled 'general utility woman' for Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, often contributing both fiction and literary reviews to the same issue, she became a major critical voice for her generation. Her influence, usually cast on the side of 'the common reader', was such that it provoked fellow novelists such as Anthony Trollope, Henry James and Thomas Hardy to savage fictional portraits by way of retaliation
The selected works of Margaret Oliphant by Oliphant( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dreams : three works Dreams : three works : Dreams, Dream life and real life, and Stories, dreams and allegories
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Dreams : three worksThe Oxford handbook of English literature and theologyThe religion of the heart : Anglican evangelicalism and the nineteenth-century novelThe Evangelical and Oxford movementsThe autobiography of Margaret Oliphant : the complete textMrs Oliphant, "a fiction to herself" : a literary lifeCritics of capitalism : Victorian reactions to "political economy"The life of Charlotte Brontë
Alternative Names
Jay, Elizabeth

Jay, Elizabeth 1947-

Languages
English (190)