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Spacks, Patricia Meyer

Overview
Works: 95 works in 451 publications in 3 languages and 24,872 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  History  Novels  Love stories  Sources  Stories, plots, etc  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Contributor, Compiler, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Patricia Meyer Spacks
 
Most widely held works by Patricia Meyer Spacks
Contemporary women novelists : a collection of critical essays( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven essays probe stylistic and sexual nuances in the work of contemporary female novelists
The female imagination by Patricia Meyer Spacks( Book )

36 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gossip by Patricia Meyer Spacks( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na een analyse van de morele, psychologische en esthetische aspecten van het fenomeen roddelen volgt een studie over de rol daarvan in de Engelse en Amerikaanse literatuur
John Gay by Patricia Meyer Spacks( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adolescent idea : myths of youth and the adult imagination by Patricia Meyer Spacks( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining a self : autobiography and novel in eighteenth-century England by Patricia Meyer Spacks( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: SpacksPatricia Meyer: Patricia Meyer Spacks is Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English, Emerita, at the University of Virginia
The poetry of vision: five eighteenth-century poets by Patricia Meyer Spacks( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and German and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: SpacksPatricia Meyer: Patricia Meyer Spacks is Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English, Emerita, at the University of Virginia
Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text of Jane Austen's classic tale is accompanied by an introduction to the author's life and work and explanatory notes discussing the novel's historical context, language, characters, and themes
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sense and Sensibility (1811) marked the auspicious debut of a novelist identified only as "A Lady." Jane Austen's name has since become as familiar as Shakespeare's, and her tale of two sisters has lost none of its power to delight. Patricia Meyer Spacks guides readers to a deeper appreciation of the richness of Austen's delineation of her heroines, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, as they experience love, romance, and heartbreak. On display again in the editor's running commentary are the wit and light touch that delighted readers of Spacks's Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition. In her notes, Spacks elucidates language and allusions that have become obscure (What are Nabobs? When is rent day?), draws comparisons to Austen's other work and to that of her precursors, and gives an idea of how other critics have seen the novel. In her introduction and annotations, she explores Austen's sympathy with both Elinor and Marianne, the degree to which the sisters share "sense" and "sensibility," and how they must learn from each other. Both manage to achieve security and a degree of happiness by the novel's end. Austen's romance, however, reveals darker overtones, and Spacks does not leave unexamined the issue of the social and psychological restrictions of women in Austen's era."--Publisher's description
Novel beginnings : experiments in eighteenth-century English fiction by Patricia Meyer Spacks( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this study intended for general readers, eminent critic Patricia Meyer Spacks provides a fresh, engaging account of the early history of the English novel. Novel Beginnings departs from the traditional, narrow focus on the development of the realistic novel to emphasize the many kinds of experimentation that marked the genre in the eighteenth century before its conventions were firmly established in the nineteenth. Treating well-known works like Tom Jones and Tristram Shandy in conjunction with less-familiar texts such as Sarah Fielding's The Cry (a kind of hybrid novel and play) and Jane Barker's A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies (a novel of adventure replete with sentimental verse and numerous subnarratives), the book evokes the excitement of a multifaceted and unpredictable process of growth and change."--Jacket
Desire and truth : functions of plot in eighteenth-century English novels by Patricia Meyer Spacks( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boredom : the literary history of a state of mind by Patricia Meyer Spacks( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What such a move meant, in society as well as literature, becomes clear in the astonishing range of fiction, poetry, conduct books, letters, and historical and sociological documents Spacks surveys. Here we see how the idea of boredom - as a point of reference or focus of opposition, as a means of characterization, repudiation, or definition, as social indictment or personal grievance - condenses a wide range of crucial meanings and attitudes. From the gendering of boredom (how women's lives came to embody both the threat of boredom and its overthrow) to canon issues (how "boring" becomes "interesting" with a sympathetic reader), the implications of the subject steadily enlarge
The insistence of horror; aspects of the supernatural in eighteenth-century poetry by Patricia Meyer Spacks( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and German and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: SpacksPatricia Meyer: Patricia Meyer Spacks is Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English, Emerita, at the University of Virginia
An argument of images; the poetry of Alexander Pope by Patricia Meyer Spacks( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: SpacksPatricia Meyer: Patricia Meyer Spacks is Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English, Emerita, at the University of Virginia
Eighteenth-century poetry by Patricia Meyer Spacks( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Privacy : concealing the eighteenth-century self by Patricia Meyer Spacks( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Privacy, Patricia Meyer Spacks explores eighteenth-century concerns about privacy and the strategies people developed to avoid public scrutiny and social pressure. She examines, for instance, the way people hid behind common rules of etiquette to mask their innermost feelings and how, in fact, people were taught to employ such devices. She considers the erotic overtones that privacy aroused because it might conceal desire. And perhaps most important, she explores the idea of privacy as a societal threat - one that bred pretense and hypocrisy in its practitioners. Through inspired readings of novels by Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, and Sterne, along with a penetrating glimpse into diaries, autobiographies, poems, and works of pornography written during the period, Spacks ultimately shows how writers charted the imaginative possibilities of privacy and its social repercussions."--Jacket
Persuasion : authoritative text, backgrounds, and contexts criticism by Jane Austen( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Austen's last novel is the crowning achievement of her matchless career. Her heroine, Anne Elliot, a woman of integrity, breeding and great depth of emotion, stands in stark contrast to the brutality and hypocrisy of Regency England. Includes a new Introduction by Margaret Drabble, famed novelist and editor of The Oxford Companion to the English Language
Advocacy in the classroom : problems and possibilities( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late Augustan prose by Patricia Meyer Spacks( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the female spectator by Eliza Fowler Haywood( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Aphra Behn, Eliza Haywood was the most important woman novelist of the early 18th century. In the 1740s and 50s Haywood also edited several serial newspapers, the most important being "The Female Spectator" which appeared every month from April 1744 to May 1746 and was written with a markedly female audience in mind. The first modern periodical both written by a woman and addressed to a female audience, "The Female Spectator" takes up exciting themes found in Haywood's short fiction
 
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Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice
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Languages
English (301)

Spanish (4)

German (4)

Covers
Sense and sensibilityNovel beginnings : experiments in eighteenth-century English fictionDesire and truth : functions of plot in eighteenth-century English novelsBoredom : the literary history of a state of mindPrivacy : concealing the eighteenth-century selfPersuasion : authoritative text, backgrounds, and contexts criticismAdvocacy in the classroom : problems and possibilitiesSelections from the female spectator