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Gill, Stephen

Works: 77 works in 465 publications in 2 languages and 15,110 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Political fiction  Satire  History  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, 605, Creator
Classifications: PR4556, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Stephen Gill
William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( )

51 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seamus Perry is Massey Fellow in English Literature, Balliol College, and a Lecturer in the English Faculty, University of Oxford. His publications include Coleridge and the Uses of Division and Coleridge's Notebooks: A Selection (both OUP)
William Wordsworth : a life by Stephen Gill( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of twenty-eight, William Wordsworth had neither a settled income nor the professional qualifications needed to secure one. He had no home, and he could not support the illegitimate child he had fathered during an impetuous love affair in France. The total sum of his achievements since he had left Cambridge consisted of one slim, anonymously issued volume of Lyrical Ballads. Recognition came slowly, but by age seventy, he was revered as a cultural icon, the Poet Laureate of England, and the most celebrated native of the Lake Country. Based on an intimate knowledge of the poet's manuscripts, on a fresh assessment of contemporary records, and a careful analysis of a wealth of new research, this vividly written volume presents the first serious biography of Wordsworth to appear in over twenty-five years. Stephen Gill, a leading authority on Wordsworth, reveals that, in many ways, this giant of English literature led a heroic life. Despite critical condemnation, numbing blows from the death of friends and family, including three of his own children, and his inability to earn a living as a writer in his early years, his dedication to his art did not waver. Moreover, Gill corrects the image of the older Wordsworth as a stodgy betrayer of his radical youth. While his politics certainly did change, and his poetic power waned from 1799 almost to his death in 1850, Wordsworth single-mindedly shaped his own life in submission to a power of imagination whose importance he never doubted. Offerring unparalleled insight into Wordsworth's poetic achievement, Gill illuminates what was most essential to Wordsworth himself: his life as a writer. -- Publisher's website
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,622 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 Cambridge companion to Wordsworth by Stephen Gill( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,211 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
Wordsworth and the Victorians by Stephen Gill( Book )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 942 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 prelude, 1799, 1805, 1850 : authoritative texts, context and reception, recent critical essays by William Wordsworth( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 877 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
Bleak house by Charles Dickens( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - -between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims. Nowhere in Dickens's later no
The Salisbury Plain poems of William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last Chronicle of Barset is the grand finale to the Barsetshire sereis of novels, Trollope's magnificnet portrayal of the professional and landed classes of Victorian England. The plot focuses on Mr. Crawley, the fanatically proud curate of Hogglestock already known to readers of Framley Parsonage. Accused of theft and persecuted by the domineering Mr. Proudie and her self-righteous followers, he is perhaps Trollope's only character conceived on a heroic scale, and his sufferings reach a tragic intensity. Other familiar characters on the Barsetshire landscape include Mr. Harding, whose old age is movingly described; Grace Crawley, who becomes romantically involved with Major Grantly; and Johnny Eames, who continues his pursuit of Lily Dale but becomes entangled in a dangerous flirtation with the intriguing Madalina Demolines. Lady Lufton, Mr. Robarts, the Greshams, and the Thornes also reappear to play their final part in the Barsetshire drama. - Back cover
Wordsworth's revisitings by Stephen Gill( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 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
William Wordsworth--the Prelude by Stephen Gill( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by William Wordsworth( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects poems by William Wordsworth, including "Lucy Gray; or, Solitude", "Tintern Abbey," and "Composed upon Westminster Bridge."
The Eustace diamonds by Anthony Trollope( Book )

26 editions published between 1873 and 2004 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Wordsworth's The prelude : a casebook( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 304 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
William Wordsworth : the major works by William Wordsworth( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Wordsworth's poetry and prose--all the major poems, complemented by important letters, prefaces, and essays--to give the essence of his work and thinking
The nether world; a novel by George Gissing( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 289 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
Our mutual friend by Charles Dickens( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited with an introduction by Stephen Gill
The major works by William Wordsworth( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: William Wordsworth (1770-1850) has long been one of the best-known and best-loved English poets. The Lyrical Ballads, written with Coleridge, is a landmark in the history of English romantic poetry. His celebration of nature and of the beauty and poetry in the commonplace embody a unified and coherent vision that was profoundly innovative. This volume presents the poems in their order of composition and in their earliest completed state, enabling the reader to trace Wordsworth's poetic development and to share the experience of his contemporaries. It includes a large sample of the finest lyrics, and also longer narratives such as The Ruined Cottage, Home at Grasmere, Peter Bell, and the autobiographical masterpiece, The Prelude (1805). All the major examples of Wordsworth's prose on the subject of poetry are also included
Adam Bede by George Eliot( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 146 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
Mary Barton : a tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

33 editions published between 1948 and 2005 in English and German and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Barton is the daughter of a good and upright trade unionist, John Barton. She attracts two men, Jem Wilson, a fellow worker, and Henry Carson, son of her father's employer. When the union men decide upon murder John Barton is the chosen assassin of Henry Carson. Suspicion falls, however, on Jem, and Mary is torn between her lover and her father
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William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth : a lifeOliver TwistThe Cambridge companion to WordsworthWordsworth and the VictoriansThe prelude, 1799, 1805, 1850 : authoritative texts, context and reception, recent critical essaysBleak houseThe last chronicle of BarsetWordsworth's revisitings
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