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Gill, Stephen

Works: 81 works in 566 publications in 2 languages and 17,719 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Satire  Didactic fiction  Poetry  History  Biographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Proofreader, Creator
Classifications: PR4567, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Stephen Gill
William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many, William Wordsworth personifies the Age of Romanticism. The Prelude, his masterpiece, is one of the finest poems in the English language, and the Lyrical Ballads, written with his friend and fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, is a defining text of the Romantic movement. This new selection of his poetry, prepared by his biographer Stephen Gill and the Wordsworth scholar Duncan Wu from Gill's authoritative Oxford Authors edition, offers generous extracts from The Prelude, his work from Lyrical Ballads, as well as many of his fine shorter lyrics. It charts the growth of this great poet's mind from his early radical years as a champion of the French Revolution, to his later years as Poet Laureate and political conservative"--Publisher
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 2,020 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
William Wordsworth : a life by Stephen Gill( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2020 in English and held by 1,923 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
The Cambridge companion to Wordsworth by Stephen Gill( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,263 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
Bleak house by Charles Dickens( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,004 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 novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly managed
Wordsworth and the Victorians by Stephen Gill( Book )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 993 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 )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 892 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
New constitutionalism and world order by Stephen Gill( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This path-breaking collection analyzes the dialectic between legal and constitutional innovations intended to inscribe corporate power and market disciplines in world order, and the potential for challenges and alternative frameworks of governance to emerge. It provides a comprehensive approach to neoliberal constitutionalism and regulation and limits to policy autonomy of states, and how this disciplines populations according to the intensifying demands of corporations and market forces in global market civilization. Contributors examine global and local public policy challenges and consider if the ongoing crises of capitalism and world order offer states and societies opportunities to challenge this loss of policy autonomy and potentially to refashion world order. Integrating approaches to governance and world order from both leading and emerging scholars, this is an innovative, indispensable source for policymakers, civil society organizations, professionals and students in law, politics, economics, sociology, philosophy and international relations"--
The Salisbury Plain poems of William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope( Book )

26 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 693 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 687 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
Our mutual friend by Charles Dickens( Book )

40 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited with an introduction by Stephen Gill
William Wordsworth--the Prelude by Stephen Gill( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An introduction to Wordsworth's greatest poem, its creation, historical context, structure and reception history. Stephen Gill places The Prelude in the context of Wordsworth's life, and discusses the various states in which it survives. He gives an account of each book of the 1805 poem, and provides detailed discussion of its blank verse and of the religious viewpoint of the whole. The final chapter is a survey of the work's scholarly and critical reception"--Publisher
Adam Bede by George Eliot( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This nineteenth-century British novel tells of three unworldly people trapped by unwise love
Selected poems by William Wordsworth( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 362 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 )

27 editions published between 1873 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of her husband, Sir Florian, beautiful Lizzie Eustace mysteriously comes into possession of a hugely expensive diamond necklace. She maintains it was a gift from her husband, but the Eustace lawyers insist she give it up, and while her cousin Frank takes her side, her new lover Lord Fawn states that he will only marry her if the necklace is surrendered. As gossip and scandal intensity, Lizzie's truthfulness is thrown into doubt, and, in her desire to keep the jewels, she is driven to increasingly desperate acts.-Back cover
William Wordsworth's The prelude : a casebook( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 308 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 )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 300 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
Selected poetry by William Wordsworth( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 287 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 major works by William Wordsworth( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 284 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
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William Wordsworth : a life
Oliver TwistWilliam Wordsworth : a lifeThe Cambridge companion to WordsworthBleak houseWordsworth and the VictoriansThe prelude, 1799, 1805, 1850 : authoritative texts, context and reception, recent critical essaysThe last chronicle of BarsetWordsworth's revisitings
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