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Gosse, Edmund 1849-1928

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Gray by Edmund Gosse( Book )

103 editions published between 1882 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Gray (1716-71) was one of the most influential poets of the eighteenth century, and is probably best remembered today for his Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. In this biography of Gray, first published in the first 'English Men of Letters' series in 1882, poet and critic Edmund Gosse (1849-1928) delivers a sympathetic account of his subject, offering both a traditional chronological narrative of Gray's life, from his schooldays at Eton, through his travels abroad and his academic career at Cambridge (though he was appointed professor of modern history in 1768, failing health meant that he never delivered any lectures), and an analysis of his poetry. In the book's last chapter, Gosse laments the lack of recognition that Gray had received in England since his death: Dr Johnson is criticised especially for his writings on Gray - 'barren and meagre of fact to the last degree'
English literature, an illustrated record by Richard Garnett( Book )

49 editions published between 1903 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Beginning to the Age of Milton
A history of eighteenth century literature (1660-1780) by Edmund Gosse( Book )

105 editions published between 1816 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work by Edmund Gosse (1849-1928) was commissioned by Macmillan as the third volume in a series of literary histories, and published in 1889, when literary criticism was still a relatively new field of academic study. His earlier work had led to his appointment as Lecturer at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1884 and to a hugely popular American lecture tour that same year. An established poet, author and critic, Gosse had a loyal following within the literary establishment of Cambridge and London, despite lacking formal academic qualifications. His approach to analysis was through personal impressions, and discussions of the biographies as well as output of a wide range of writers from Dryden to Johnson. Reviewers noted his identification of the years 1660-1780 as being central to the beginnings of the novel and the concern to 'reform and regulate ordinary writing', and praised his comparison of English and Continental literature
Jeremy Taylor by Edmund Gosse( Book )

41 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gossip in a library by Edmund Gosse( Book )

77 editions published between 1820 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is curious to reflect that the library, in our customary sense, is quite a modern institution. Three hundred years ago there were no public libraries in Europe. The Ambrosian, at Milan, dates from 1608; the Bodleian, at Oxford, from 1612. To these Angelo Rocca added his in Rome, in 1620. But private collections of books always existed, and these were the haunts of learning, the little glimmering hearths over which knowledge spread her cold fingers, in the darkest ages of the world. To-day, although national and private munificence has increased the number of public libraries so widely that almost every reader is within reach of books, the private library still flourishes. There are men all through the civilised world to whom a book is a jewel - an individual possession of great price. I have been asked to gossip about my books, for I also am a bibliophile. But when I think of the great collections of fine books, of the libraries of the magnificent, I do not know whether I dare admit any stranger to glance at mine
Sir Thomas Browne by Edmund Gosse( Book )

42 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi af den religiøse og videnskabelige forfatter Thomas Browne (1605-1682) og en omtale af hans vigtigste værker
Life of William Congreve by Edmund Gosse( Book )

57 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects and impressions by Edmund Gosse( Book )

50 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title by Edmund Gosse acurately describes the author's mixture of personal and scholarly voice. Gosse describes the life and works of a number of prominent thinkers, and in his chapter on Rousseau, he makes a lively defense for the philosopher from Geneva. Aspects and Impressions points out that the first of Rousseau's detractors were largely political in nature, and the criticism was mainly focused on aspects of his writings that went against common trends
The Jacobean poets by Edmund Gosse( Book )

40 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Algernon Charles Swinburne by Edmund Gosse( Book )

24 editions published between 1917 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits and sketches by Edmund Gosse( Book )

41 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Henrik Ibsen by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

25 editions published between 1906 and 1929 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of modern English literature by Edmund Gosse( Book )

96 editions published between 1846 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Gosse (1849-1928), author and literary critic, held posts as a lecturer at Trinity College, Cambridge, and librarian to the House of Lords; he was honoured with a knighthood in 1925. His 1897 history of English literature (of which the version reissued here was published a year later by William Heinemann as Volume 3 in the series Short Histories of the Literatures of the World) traces the nation's greatest literature, from Chaucer to Tennyson, across eleven chapters. Rather than concentrating on biographical or sociological detail of English literary history, Gosse's book instead focuses on literary technique and style, intending to instil 'a feeling of the evolution of English Literature in the primary sense of the term'. Gosse had his detractors, who accused him of a cavalier approach to factual detail, but his novel approach to literary criticism means that the work can still be read with interest and enjoyment
Coventry Patmore by Edmund Gosse( Book )

29 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camille by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

32 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Lady of the Camellias' is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, subsequently adapted for the stage (becoming known as 'Camille' in the English-speaking world), and then becoming the opera 'La Traviata.' The title character is based on Marie Duplessis, the real-life lover of Dumas. In this tale, a young provincial bourgeois, Armand, falls in love with a 'courtisane' named Marguerite, and ultimately becomes her lover, convincing her to turn her back on her life as a 'courtisane' and live with him in the countryside. This idyllic existence is broken by Armand's father, who, concerned by the scandal created by the illicit relationship and fearful that it will destroy his daughter's (Armand's sister's) chances of marriage, convinces Marguerite to leave Armand, who believes, up until Marguerite's death, that she has left him for another man
The correspondence of André Gide and Edmund Gosse, 1904-1928 by André Gide( Book )

15 editions published between 1959 and 1977 in English and French and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical kit-kats by Edmund Gosse( Book )

39 editions published between 1896 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... For the low comfortable rooms where people dined in the last century, there was invented the shorter and still less intrusive picture called a Kit-Kat [or Kit-Cat] ... which emphasises [i.e. emphasizes] the head ... I have ventured to borrow from the graphic art this title for my little volume, since these are condensed portraits ..."--Preface
Three French moralists and the gallantry of France by Edmund Gosse( Book )

23 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French profiles by Edmund Gosse( Book )

34 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father and son; a study of two temperaments by Edmund Gosse( Book )

53 editions published between 1907 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian critic and poet Edmund Gosse was the child of respected zoologist Philip Gosse, a minister within the Plymouth Brethren, a fundamentalist evangelical sect. This memoir of Gosses childhood and young adulthood details his upbringing by parents whose faith and literal approach to Scripture directed all their domestic practices
 
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Gossip in a libraryLife of William CongrevePortraits and sketchesA short history of modern English literatureCamilleEdmund Gosse : a literary landscape, 1849-1928Father and son; a study of two temperaments
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