WorldCat Identities

Vickers, Brian

Works: 11 works in 214 publications in 6 languages and 6,164 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Conference proceedings  Sources  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR3543.M2, 808
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brian Vickers
In defence of rhetoric by Brian Vickers( Book )
49 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A spirited effort to restore the importance of rhetoric, this book examines its early development in the classical era, its triumph during the Renaissance, and its subsequent decline. While acknowledging rhetoric's general loss of prestige, the author asserts its value in modern times as an indispensable vehicle for style and thought in the work of Joyce, Orwell, Jarrell, and others, and concludes by surveying rhetoric's fragmentation and misapplication in the current critical theories of such thinkers as Jakobson and de Man."--From publisher description
Towards Greek tragedy : drama, myth, society by Brian Vickers( Book )
28 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man of feeling by Henry Mackenzie( Book )
33 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Mackenzie's popular novel of 1771, the sentimental hero's capacity for fine feeling reveals his true virtue. A series of episodes demonstrates Harley's benevolence in an uncaring world as he assists the down-trodden, loses his love, and fails to achieve worldly success. The novel asks a series of vital questions: what morality is possible in a complex commercial world? Does trying to maintain it make you a saint or a fool? Can sentiment bond society or is it merely a luxury for the leisured classes?" "This edition reprints Brian Vickers's authoritative text, with a new introduction that discusses the novel in the context of the sentimental literature of which it is a pre-eminent example."--Jacket
The artistry of Shakespeare's prose by Brian Vickers( Book )
29 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1968. This re-issues the revised edition of 1979. The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose is the first detailed study of the use of prose in the plays. It begins by defining the different dramatic and emotional functions which Shakespeare gave to prose and verse, and proceeds to analyse the recurrent stylistic devices used in his prose. The general and particular application of prose is then studied through all the plays, in roughly chronological order
Occult and scientific mentalities in the Renaissance ( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English Renaissance literary criticism ( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This wide-ranging compilation of texts illustrates clearly the wide variety of criticism of English literature on offer during the Renaissance period by numerous critics
Rhetoric revalued : papers from the International Society for the History of Rhetoric by Société internationale pour l'histoire de la rhétorique( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Italian and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English science, Bacon to Newton by Brian Vickers( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventeenth-century prose: an anthology by Brian Vickers( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rhetoric and the pursuit of truth : language change in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries : papers read at a Clark Library seminar, 8 March 1980 by Brian Vickers( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Occult Scientific Mentalities by Brian Vickers( )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.63 (from 0.47 for Occult Sci ... to 0.82 for Rhetoric a ...)
Alternative Names
Vickers, B. W.
Vickers, B. W. 1937-
Vickers, B. W. (Brian W.)
Vickers, Brian William.