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Elton, Oliver 1861-1945

Overview
Works: 284 works in 1,171 publications in 2 languages and 12,617 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Novels in verse  History  Sources  Bibliography  Historical fiction  Poetry  Dictionaries  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PG3347.E8, 891.713
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A survey of English literature, 1780-1830 by Oliver Elton( Book )

267 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1: Prospective - Memoirs and letters - Memoirs and letters: Women - The essay: Goldsmith - Johnson and Boswell - The novel: Samuel Richardson - Fielding and Smollett - Sterne: other fiction - Comedy - Tragedy - Followers of Pope, Milton and Spenser; Volume 2: Poetry - The Wartons, Collins and Gray - Poetry after 1760 - Critics - Philosophy and letters - Divinity and letters - Some political writers - History and letters
Michael Drayton: a critical study by Oliver Elton( Book )

26 editions published between 1905 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern studies by Oliver Elton( Book )

21 editions published between 1907 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and addresses by Oliver Elton( Book )

18 editions published between 1919 and 1977 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Shakespeare, Byron, Robert Bridges, Alexander Pushkin, Chekhov, Karel Ĉapek, George Saintsbury, James Fitzmaurice-Kelly, and others
The English muse, a sketch by Oliver Elton( Book )

32 editions published between 1193 and 1950 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sources of Hamlet; with an essay on the legend by Israel Gollancz( Book )

7 editions published between 1926 and 1967 in English and Latin and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of essays, the author theorizes on the Icelandic, Nordic, and Celtic sources for Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. Includes both the Latin version (1514) and the 1894 English translation of Hamlet from the Historia Danica of Saxo Grammaticus and the French with English translation of F. De Bel-leforest's Le cinqviesme tome des histories tragives (1582), The historie of Hamblet (1608), which the author feels are the two most significant sources for the bard
The Augustan ages by Oliver Elton( Book )

31 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting in the third quarter of the seventeenth century, Europe enjoyed a literary flowering--a rebirth of interest in classical values and rational principles of discourse, exemplified in French and British prose, verse, and drama. This 1899 overview of that literary landscape (and touching on the writings of other European countries as well) brought its author a reputation as "a scholar on the heroic scale of learning."
A survey of English literature 1780-1880 by Oliver Elton( Book )

5 editions published between 1920 and 1927 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nine books of the Danish history of Saxo Grammaticus by Saxo( Book )

16 editions published between 1905 and 1907 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Michael Drayton by Oliver Elton( Book )

27 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verse from Pushkin and others by Oliver Elton( Book )

9 editions published between 1935 and 1971 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.E. Montague : a memoir by Oliver Elton( Book )

14 editions published between 1929 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dickens and Thackeray by Oliver Elton( Book )

24 editions published between 1921 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentary by Saxo( Book )

21 editions published between 1894 and 1967 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo was probably a canon of Lund Cathedral, at that period a Danish cathedral, and lived at the end of the twelfth century. He was in the service of Archbishop Absalon, who encouraged him to write a history of his own country from the beginnings up to his own time, with a strong Christian bias. Starting with the myths and heroic tales of primitive Scandinavia, he devoted the first nine of his sixteen books to legendary material before dealing with the first kings of the Viking age and finished in 1285, after relating the earlier exploits of King Cnut Valdemarsson. The activities of the Danish kings were intimately bound up with the monarchies of Norway and Sweden; Cnut the Great, one of Saxo's heroes, whose empire stretched as far as Britain and Iceland, was ruler of both these countries. In the last books Saxo took particular concern to describe the campaigns of Valdemar the Great and his warrior archbishop, Absalon, against the Wends of North Germany. The work is a prosimetrum, that is, in six of the first nine books he inserts poems, which are intended to parallel specimens of old Danish heroic poetry in Latin metres. Saxo's Latin prose style is often complex, based as it is on models like Valerius Maximus and Martianus Capella, but he is a lively and compelling story-teller, often displaying a rather sly sense of humour, and an interest in the supernatural. He is the first author to give a full account of Hamlet, whose adventures he relates at some length, the elements of which in a great many respects correspond surprisingly closely with the characters and incidents of Shakespeare's play. Volume I of Saxo Grammaticus contains an introduction from the editor, and the first ten books of Saxo's work
Tennyson and Matthew Arnold by Oliver Elton( Book )

20 editions published between 1924 and 1978 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Bridges and the testament of beauty by Oliver Elton( Book )

18 editions published between 1932 and 1978 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Style in Shakespeare by Oliver Elton( Book )

18 editions published between 1936 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sheaf of papers by Oliver Elton( Book )

14 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene Onegin by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

19 editions published between 1937 and 1995 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of an 1830s Russian novel, written in verse. The hero is Eugene, a bored young man who courts Tatyana, the heroine, and when she falls in love rejects her. But he will pay for it
Frederick York Powell; a life and selection from his letters and occasional writings by Oliver Elton( Book )

18 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An introduction to Michael Drayton
Alternative Names
Oliver Elton biografo e critico letterario inglese

Oliver Elton British academic

Oliver Elton Brits biograaf (1861-1945)

Languages
English (634)

Latin (1)

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Eugene Onegin