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Gosse, Edmund 1849-1928

Overview
Works: 1,816 works in 5,588 publications in 4 languages and 60,370 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Drama  Biographies  Romance fiction  Records and correspondence  Portraits  History  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Arranger, Correspondent, Honoree, Recipient, Former owner, Contributor, Signer, pre, Creator, Dedicatee, Speaker
Classifications: PR4725.G7, B
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Most widely held works by Edmund Gosse
English literature, an illustrated record by Richard Garnett( Book )

92 editions published between 1903 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Gray by Edmund Gosse( Book )

87 editions published between 1882 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,408 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'
A history of eighteenth century literature (1660-1780) by Edmund Gosse( Book )

111 editions published between 1816 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,285 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 )

35 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and letters of John Donne; dean of St. Paul's, now for the first time rev. and collected by Edmund Gosse by Edmund Gosse( Book )

47 editions published between 1899 and 2006 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeenth century studies, a contribution to the history of English poetry by Edmund Gosse( Book )

84 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas Browne by Edmund Gosse( Book )

40 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi af den religiøse og videnskabelige forfatter Thomas Browne (1605-1682) og en omtale af hans vigtigste værker
Camille by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

36 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Signet Classic is the only available paperback edition of the famous story of passion versus class that remains as timeless as love itself. Features a new Introduction and a 16-page photo insert. Reissue
Life of William Congreve by Edmund Gosse( Book )

48 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1917 and 1973 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects and impressions by Edmund Gosse( Book )

44 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jacobean poets by Edmund Gosse( Book )

35 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of André Gide and Edmund Gosse, 1904-1928 by André Gide( Book )

21 editions published between 1959 and 1977 in English and French and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Shirley by James Shirley( Book )

31 editions published between 1800 and 1989 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits and sketches by Edmund Gosse( Book )

40 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coventry Patmore by Edmund Gosse( Book )

28 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Shakespeare to Pope : an inquiry into the causes and phenomena of the rise of classical poetry in England by Edmund Gosse( Book )

45 editions published between 1885 and 2013 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Gosse (1849-1928), best known for his memoir Father and Son, was one of the foremost literary critics of his day, even though he had not received a university education. Invited to give the prestigious Clark Lectures at Cambridge, he developed the materials for this book, first published in 1885. Gosse sets out his theory of classical poetry, analysing its rise in the seventeenth century in opposition to freer, more romantic blank-verse forms. The book became the subject of a famously excoriating forty-page review by Oxford-educated critic John Churton Collins. While Collins' estimation of the inaccuracies in Gosse's work was largely correct, the review went far beyond constructive appraisal and caused a literary scandal, though Gosse's reputation was not permanently damaged. This book and the controversy it caused form part of the story of English literature as it established itself as a professional academic discipline
The collected works of Henrik Ibsen by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

18 editions published between 1906 and 1929 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

144 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 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
A short history of modern English literature by Edmund Gosse( Book )

92 editions published between 1846 and 2012 in English and held by 609 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
 
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Alternative Names
Edmund Gosse britisk bibliotekar og poet

Edmund Gosse Brits dichter (1849-1928)

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Edmund Gosse, Jr

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Edmund Gosse poète et biographe anglais

Edmundus Gosse

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Gosse, Edmund W.

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Gosse, Edmund W. (Edmund William)

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Languages
English (1,349)

French (13)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Covers
The life and letters of John Donne; dean of St. Paul's, now for the first time rev. and collected by Edmund GosseCamilleLife of William CongrevePortraits and sketchesFather and son; a study of two temperamentsA short history of modern English literatureEdmund Gosse : a literary landscape, 1849-1928