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Richetti, John J.

Works: 41 works in 296 publications in 3 languages and 14,675 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Adventure stories  Biography  Sea stories  Robinsonades  Drama  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PR3403, FIC
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Most widely held works about John J Richetti
Most widely held works by John J Richetti
The Cambridge companion to the Eighteenth-Century novel by John J Richetti( Book )

42 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,268 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
The Columbia history of the British novel by John J Richetti( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,040 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
Popular fiction before Richardson: narrative patterns 1700-1739 by John J Richetti( Book )

29 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 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
The Cambridge history of English literature, 1660-1780 by John J Richetti( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 805 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
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During one of his several adventurous voyages in the seventeenth century, an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a desert island before being rescued
Popular fiction by women, 1660-1730 : an anthology by Paula R Backscheider( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular Fiction by Women 1660-1730 gathers together for the first time a representative selection of shorter fiction by the most successful women writers of the period, from Aphra Behn the first important English female professional writer, to Penelope Aubin and Eliza Haywood, who with Daniel Defoe dominated prose fiction in the 1720s. The texts included were among the best selling titles of their time, and played a key role in the expanding market for narrative in the early eighteenth century. Crucial to the development of the longer novel of manners and morals that emerged in the mid-eighteenth century these novellas have been much neglected by literary historians but now - with the impetus of feminist criticism - they have been re-established as an essential chapter in the history of the novel in English and are widely studied
Defoe's narratives ; situations and structures by John J Richetti( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English novel in history, 1700-1780 by John J Richetti( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 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 Cambridge companion to Daniel Defoe by John J Richetti( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 490 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 )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 414 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 history of Jemmy and Jenny Jessamy by Eliza Fowler Haywood( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 252 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 novel in history( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures in English literature by William Keach( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Robinson Crusoe: Edited with an introduction and Notes by John Richetti (Penguin Classics) by Daniel Defoe( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge companion to the Eighteenth-Century novel
Alternative Names
Richetti, J. 1938-

Richetti, J. J. 1938-

Richetti, John.

Richetti, John 1938-

리체티, 존

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The Columbia history of the British novelThe Cambridge history of English literature, 1660-1780Robinson CrusoePopular fiction by women, 1660-1730 : an anthologyThe English novel in history, 1700-1780The Cambridge companion to Daniel DefoePhilosophical writing : Locke, Berkeley, HumeThe life of Daniel Defoe