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Richetti, John J.

Works: 56 works in 355 publications in 2 languages and 15,583 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Psychological fiction  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Action and adventure fiction  Juvenile works  Robinsonades  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PR3403, 823.5
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Most widely held works about John J Richetti
Most widely held works by John J Richetti
The Columbia history of the British novel by John J Richetti( )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 2,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do Pamela, Shamela, and Evelina have in common? Who is Coningsby? Where is The Moonstone? When does one need A Room of One's Own? Why is it that Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit? And just how good is the British novel? These are just a few of the questions answered in The Columbia History of the British Novel. John Richetti's comprehensive history takes us from the birth of the novel in the eighteenth century through its social and culture-conscious growing pains in the nineteenth century to its angst-ridden maturity in the twentieth century. Concise, cohesive, and complementary to any collection of must-read classics, The Columbia History of the British Novel challenges and enlightens us by examining canonical writers as well as women and postcolonial novelists. Discover the origins of the novel in the "scandalous" books of Aphra Behn, Eliza Haywood, and Delarivier Manley and follow its development through Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, and Laurence Sterne against the backdrop of the novel's meteoric rise in the 1700s. Follow Frances Burney and the rise of the woman novelist, and the gothic novel as invented by Horace Walpole and perfected by Mary Shelley and Matthew Lewis. Remember remarkable reunions in Jane Austen; the bond between chivalry, Waverley, and Sir Walter Scott; the Brontes, Amelia Opie, Maria Edgeworth, and the tradition of Romantic women's fiction; Charles Dickens and the professionalization of literature; George Eliot and the novel of ideas; and Wilkie Collins and the sensation mania of the 1860s. Continue through the nineteenth century with the "Condition of England" novels of Benjamin Disraeli and Elizabeth Gaskell, Hardy's tales of class and sexual difference, and Anglo-Indian perspectives on the empire from Rudyard Kipling and Philip Meadows Taylor. Enter the twentieth century and examine the modern novel with Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf. Then trace the anti-modernist movement with Kingsley Amis, C.P. Snow, and Angus Wilson and, finally, keep up with contemporaries - Doris Lessing, A.S. Byatt, Anita Brookner, Julian Barnes, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Jeanette Winterson. The Columbia History of the British Novel lets us do all these things as it presents literary critics: Toni Bowers on early amatory fiction; James Thompson on Jane Austen; Ina Ferris on William Thackeray; David Trotter on Arnold Bennett, George Moore, and George Gissing; Michael Gorra on colonial and postcolonial novels from Rudyard Kipling to Salman Rushdie; Michael Seidel on James Joyce; and Carol McGuirk on postwar feminisms from Margaret Drabble to Angela Carter. The Columbia History of the British Novel examines classics in light of the critical theories of Bakhtin, Lukacs, and Foucault, among others, as well as a panoply of such subgenres as picaresque fiction, adventures, travelogues, utopian and dystopian prose, historical romances, detective novels, sentimental novels, and the Bildungsroman. This superb history also includes brief biographies of novelists discussed and lists of further reading
The English novel in history, 1700-1780 by John J Richetti( )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume in the series covers the English novel from 1700 to 1780 and provides students with specific contexts for the early novel in response to a new understanding of 18th century Britain
The history of Jemmy and Jenny Jessamy by Eliza Fowler Haywood( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The History of Jemmy and Jenny Jessamy, originally published as three volumes in 1753, is the last work by the prolific English novelist Eliza Haywood. Out of print since the early nineteenth century and never available in an edited and fully-annotated modern edition such as this, Haywood's novel is an important early example of the sentimental novel of domestic manners. In its depiction of marriage and courtship among the leisure class of the mid-eighteenth century, Haywood's novel is remarkable for its unsentimental realism. Book jacket."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to the Eighteenth-Century novel by John J Richetti( Book )

44 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors challenge and refine the traditional view of the 18th century novel's origins and purposes, showing that the novel is defined primarily by the new ideological and cultural functions it serves in the emerging world of print culture
Daniel Defoe by John J Richetti( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Places Defoe's works in the context of his life and times in an effort to provide the historical background necessary for a complete understanding of his works
The Cambridge history of English literature, 1660-1780 by John J Richetti( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780 offers readers discussions of the entire range of literary expression from the Restoration to the end of the eighteenth century. In essays by thirty distinguished scholars, recent historical perspectives and new critical approaches and methods are brought to bear on the classic authors and texts of the period. Forgotten or neglected authors and themes, as well as new and emerging genres within the expanding marketplace for printed matter during the eighteenth century, receive special attention and emphasis. The volume's guiding purpose is to examine the social and historical circumstances within which literary production and imaginative writing take place in the period and to evaluate the enduring verbal complexity and cultural insights they articulate so powerfully."--Jacket
Popular fiction before Richardson : narrative patterns 1700-1739 by John J Richetti( Book )

33 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of those narratives which were written and widely read in England during the first 40 years of the 18th century, but which have been hitherto neglected or despised by historians of the novel. They are seen here as highly successful commercial exploitations of enduring stereotypes
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crusoe leaves the English coast for Africa and finds himself the sole survivor of a shipwreck. On a desert island, he finds another human footprint on the shore, encounters cannibals, and befriends a native
Popular fiction by women, 1660-1730 : an anthology by Paula R Backscheider( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though strikingly varied in narrative format and purpose, ranging as they do from the erotic and sensational to the sentimental and pious, they offer a distinct fictional approach to the moral and social issues of the age from a female standpoint
Defoe's narratives ; situations and structures by John J Richetti( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Daniel Defoe by John J Richetti( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Life of Daniel Defoe examines the entire range of Defoe's writing in the context of what is known about his life and opinions. The book provides a commentary on most of his voluminous political, religious, moral, and economic journalism, as well as on all of his narrative fictions. All these works are situated in the precise historical circumstances of the eighteenth century in which Defoe was an important and active participant. The biography focuses on Defoe's life and mind as it appears in his writing, and emphasizes his distinctive style and rhetoric."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to Daniel Defoe by John J Richetti( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Defoe had an eventful and adventurous life as a merchant, politician, spy and literary hack. He is one of the eighteenth century's most lively, innovative and important authors, famous not only for his novels, including Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, and Roxana, but for his extensive work in journalism, political polemic and conduct guides, and for his pioneering 'Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain'. This volume surveys the wide range of Defoe's fiction and non-fiction, and assesses his importance as writer and thinker. Leading scholars discuss key issues in Defoe's novels, and show how the man who was once pilloried for his writings emerges now as a key figure in the literature and culture of the early eighteenth century.--Publisher description
Philosophical writing : Locke, Berkeley, Hume by John J Richetti( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of eighteenth-century British literature by John J Richetti( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Eighteenth-Century British Literature is a lively exploration of one of the most diverse and innovative periods in literary history. Capturing the richness and excitement of the era, this book provides extensive coverage of major authors, poets, dramatists, and journalists of the period, such as Dryden, Pope and Swift, while also exploring the works of important writers who have received less attention by modern scholars, such as Matthew Prior and Charles Churchill. Uniquely, the book also discusses noncanonical, working-class writers and demotic works of the era. During the eighteenth-century, Britain experienced vast social, political, economic, and existential changes, greatly influencing the literary world. The major forms of verse, poetry, fiction and non-fiction, experimental works, drama, and political prose from writers such as Montagu, Finch, Johnson, Goldsmith and Cowper, are discussed here in relation to their historical context. A History of Eighteenth-Century British Literature is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of English literature. Topics covered include: Verse in the early 18th century, from Pope, Gay, and Swift to Addison, Defoe, Montagu, and Finch; Poetry from the mid- to late-century, highlighting the works of Johnson, Gray, Collins, Smart, Goldsmith, and Cowper among others, as well as women and working-class poets; Prose Fiction in the early and 18th century, including Behn, Haywood, Defoe, Swift, Richardson, Fielding, and Smollett; The novel past mid-century, including experimental works by Johnson, Sterne, Mackenzie, Walpole, Goldsmith, and Burney; Non-fiction prose, including political and polemical prose; 18th century drama
The Cambridge companion to "Robinson Crusoe" by John J Richetti( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An instant success in its own time, Daniel Defoe's The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe has for three centuries drawn readers to its archetypal hero, the man surviving alone on an island. This Companion begins by studying the eighteenth-century literary, historical and cultural contexts of Defoe's novel, exploring the reasons for its immense popularity in Britain and in its colonies in America and in the wider European world. Chapters from leading scholars discuss the social, economic and political dimensions of Crusoe's island story before examining the 'after life' of Robinson Crusoe, from the book's multitudinous translations to its cultural migrations and transformations into other media such as film and television. By considering Defoe's seminal work from a variety of critical perspectives, this book provides a full understanding of the perennial fascination with, and the enduring legacy of, both the book and its iconic hero"--
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides two complete versions of the play. Line by line prose paraphrase printed beside the orignal text to assist readers with the understanding of the English language during this era
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the original and modern English
Clarissa; or, The history of a young lady by Samuel Richardson( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richardson's masterpiece in letter form, relates the story of a beautiful woman sacrificed to a heartless libertine
Adventures in English literature( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penguin Classics Introduction to Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (Penguin Classics) by John J Richetti( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The English novel in history, 1700-1780
The English novel in history, 1700-1780The history of Jemmy and Jenny JessamyThe Cambridge companion to the Eighteenth-Century novelDaniel DefoeThe Cambridge history of English literature, 1660-1780Robinson CrusoePopular fiction by women, 1660-1730 : an anthologyThe life of Daniel Defoe
Alternative Names
Richetti, J. 1938-

Richetti, J. J. 1938-

Richetti, John.

Richetti, John 1938-

Richetti, John Joseph 1938-

리체티, 존

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