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Gill, Stephen Charles

Works: 55 works in 268 publications in 1 language and 8,706 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Poetry  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4567, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Stephen Charles Gill
William Wordsworth : a life by William Wordsworth ( Book )
44 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Wordsworth's poem 'The Prelude' is a fascinating work, both as an autobiography and as a fragment of historical evidence from the revolutionary and post-revolutionary years. This volume gathers together 13 essays on 'The Prelude', and is useful as a companion for students and general readers of Wordsworth's greatest poem
Wordsworth and the Victorians by Stephen Gill ( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, Stephen Gill uses a large amount of anecdotal and biographical material to illustrate the various ways in which Wordsworth's reputation was diffused in the Victorian era
The last chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope ( Book )
15 editions published between 1932 and 2001 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthony Trollope was a masterful satirist with an unerring eye for the most intrinsic details of human behavior and an imaginative grasp of the preoccupations of nineteenth-century English novels. In The Last Chronicle of Barset, Mr. Crawley, curate of Hogglestock, falls deeply into debt, bringing suffering to himself and his family. To make matters worse, he is accused of theft, can't remember where he got the counterfeit check he is alleged to have stolen, and must stand trial. Trollope's powerful portrait of this complex man-gloomy, brooding, and proud, moving relentlessly from one humiliation to another-achieves tragic dimensions. --Publisher
Adam Bede by George Eliot ( Book )
19 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in early nineteenth-century English countryside, an English squire yields to the temptations of an innocent country girl and crime, remorse, and suffering are the consequences
Bleak House by Charles Dickens ( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With their estate entangled in an interminable legal case, the young wards of the court Richard Carstone and Ada Clare are taken into the benevolent care of the kindly John Jarndyce. Ada's companion, the gentle and good-hearted Esther Summerson, is devoted to the old man and, although she loves another, becomes betrothed to him. But behind Esther's supposed orphan past lies a dark secret that leads tragically to deceit, blackmail and murder. And as the endless lawsuit erodes their inheritance, the happiness that Richard and Ada have found in each other is brought into desperate jeopardy
Our mutual friend by Charles Dickens ( Book )
18 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Harmon returns to England as his father's heir. Believed drowned under suspicious circumstances--a situation convenient to his wish for anonymity--John evaluates Bella Wilfer whom he must marry to secure his inheritance. The story is filled with colorful Victorian characters and incidents -- the faded aristocrats and parvenus gathered at the Veneering's dinner table, Betty Higden and her terror of the workhouse and the greedy plottings of Silas Wegg
William Wordsworth--the Prelude by Stephen Gill ( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poetry by William Wordsworth ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wordsworth's verse declares a belief in the power of poetry to teach by appealing to the imagination and to the 'grand elementary principle of pleasure, by which man knows, and feels, and lives, and moves'. His unique relationship with the poet and political activist Samuel Taylor Coleridge, formed in the political and social ferment of the 1790s, produced a revolution in literature, resulting in the joint volume, Lyrical Ballads (1798-1805) - a landmark in the history of English Romanticism. This selection, chosen from the Oxford Authors critical edition, includes all Wordsworth's finest lyrics, and a large sample of The Prelude (1805), his extraordinary autobiographical poem in blank verse and the first truly great achievement of a new era in English poetry
The nether world by George Gissing ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written in 1888, 'The Nether World' is a novel that depicts life amongst the poor in the Clerkenwell of the 1870s. Gissing's exposure of London's squalor and poverty is characterised by Zolaesque intensity and relentlessness
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver Twist is a classic tale of a boy of unknown parentage born in a workhouse and brought up under the cruel conditions to which pauper children were exposed in the Victorian England. With this novel, Dickens did not merely write a topical satire on the workhouse system and the role of the 1834 New Poor Law in fostering criminality. He created a moral fable about the survival of good, a romance, and a gripping story in which he exploited suspense and violence more effectively than any of his contemporaries. The new Oxford World's Classics edition of Oliver Twist is based on the authoritative Clarendon edition, which uses Dickens's revised text of 1846. It includes his preface of 1841 in which he defended himself against hostile criticism, and includes all twenty-four original illustrations by George Cruikshank. Stephen Gill's groundbreaking introduction gives a fascinating new account of the novel. He also provides appendices on Dickens and Cruikshank, on Dickens's Preface and the Newgate Novel Controversy, on Oliver Twist and the New Poor Law and on thieves' slang
The Eustace diamonds by Anthony Trollope ( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthony Trollope's celebrated Parliamentary novels, of which The Eustace Diamonds (1873) is the third and most famous, are at once unfailingly amusing social comedies, melodramas of greed and deception, and precise nature studies of the political animal in its mid-Victorian habitat. With its purloined jewels, its conniving, resilient, mercenary heroine, and its partiality for the human spectacle in all its complexity, The Eustace Diamonds is a splendid example of Trollope's art at its most assured
Complete short stories of W. Somerset Maugham by W. Somerset Maugham ( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects all of the stories the author wanted to preserve, providing a rich view of his prolific talent, wide-ranging vision, and engaging style
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell ( Book )
11 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Barton was praised by contemporary critics for its vivid realism, its convincing characters and its deep sympathy with the poor, and it still has the power to engage and move readers today. This edition reproduces the last edition of the novel supervised by Elizabeth Gaskell and includes her husband's two lectures on the Lancashire dialect. - ;'It's the masters as has wrought this woe; it's the masters as should pay for it.'. Set in Manchester in the 1840s - a period of industrial unrest and extreme deprivation - Mary Barton depicts the effects of economic and physical hardship upon the c
The major works by William Wordsworth ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge companion to Wordsworth by Stephen Gill ( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a wide-ranging account of one of the most famous Romantic poets. Specially commissioned essays cover all the important aspects of this multi-faceted writer; the volume examines his poetic achievement with a chapter on poetic craft, while other chapters focus on the origin of his poetry and on the challenges it presented and continues to present. This volume ensures that students will be grounded in the history of Wordsworth's career and his critical reception
The prelude, or, Growth of a poet's mind (text of 1805) by William Wordsworth ( Book )
5 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prelude, 1799, 1805, 1850 : authoritative texts, context and reception, recent critical essays by William Wordsworth ( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains three versions of William Wordsworth's poem about "the growth of a poet's mind," featuring the annotated texts of the 1805 and 1850 editions on parallel pages, and including the 1799 two-part version of the poem
Wordsworth's revisitings by Stephen Gill ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nothing was more important to Wordsworth than tracing the evidence that affinities had been preserved between all the stages of the life of man. Here the author explores the ways in which the poet attempted as an artist to maintain such continuities and shows how revisitings of various kinds are at the heart of his creativity. Habitually reviewing all of his work, both published and that still in manuscript, Wordsworth painstakingly revised at the level of verbal detail or recast it more largely. New poems frequently emerged from re-engagement with old, often serving as a sequel to or commentary from the maturer poet on his own earlier creation, and acts of self-borrowing and self-reference are plentiful. These linkings provide insights into the powerful vision the poet maintained that his imaginative creation was one evolving unity and reveal much about the obsessions and drives of the great poet Combining textual analysis, critical commentary, and biographical narrative, the author explores what binds Wordsworth's later, less well-known poems to his earlier work. At the center of the book is an account of the evolution of The Prelude from 1804 to 1839, in which it is argued that Wordsworth's masterpiece must be followed through all its versions, seen as a poem growing old alongside its creator
Selected poems and prefaces by William Wordsworth ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The selections in this volume cover all of Wordsworth's career, but focus on the poems written between 1797 and 1807, the years considered to be the peak of his creative life
A life by Stephen Gill ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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