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Colby, Vineta

Overview
Works: 28 works in 221 publications in 2 languages and 15,100 library holdings
Genres: Bio-bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Reference works  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PN451, 809.04
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vineta Colby
European authors, 1000-1900 : a biographical dictionary of European literature by Stanley Kunitz( Book )

35 editions published between 1952 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 2,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"European Authors" is a biographical dictionary, covering European authors from 1000 to 1900
Twentieth century authors : a biographical dictionary of modern literature by Stanley Kunitz( Book )

50 editions published between 1944 and 1990 in English and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work "'aims to provide a foundation-volume of authentic biographical information on the writers of this century, of all nations, whose books are familiar to readers of English."
World authors, 1975-1980 by Vineta Colby( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Companion to the four volumes in the the Wilson authors series." Presents biographies of over 370 authors, most of whom came to prominence between 1975 and 1980
World authors, 1980-1985( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides accounts of writers' life and works, summaries of critical response, and bibliographies
The singular anomaly; women novelists of the nineteenth century by Vineta Colby( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eerste druk: 1970. Biografieën van o.a. Elizy Lynn Linton, Olive Schreiner, Humphry Ward
American culture in the sixties by Vineta Colby( Book )

9 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yesterday's woman: domestic realism in the English novel by Vineta Colby( Book )

20 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encouraged by the response of the avid novel-reading public in early nineteenth-century England, minor novelists produced a staggering number of volumes that shaped styles, formed attitudes, and gave to the novel a new status and respectability. These novels were read by both sexes, but the majority were written by women. Vineta Colby examines the works of such minor novelists as Mrs. Gore, Maria Edgeworth, Charlotte Yonge, and Harriet Martincau, arguing that they prepared the way for the novels of the great Victorian era.Antiromantic and bourgeois in spirit, these domestic novels were concerned with daily living in ordinary society. As the form developed, the novels turned away from "idle romance" to a serious treatment of basic questions of human and social values. Professor Colby demonstrates how the preoccupation with high society, childhood, and village life laid the thematic foundations for the more sophisticated works of the later Victorians. The author concludes by showing that the disruption of the family unit by technology, urbanization, and scientific materialism led the domestic novel into the realms of literary naturalism and social realism.Originally published in 1974.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
World authors, 1985-1990( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides accounts of 345 writers' lives and works, summaries of critical response, and bibliographies
The equivocal virtue; Mrs. Oliphant and the Victorian literary market place by Vineta Colby( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Mrs. Oliphant's self education, her progress from provencial to cosmopolite, and her views on her contemporaries
Vernon Lee : a literary biography by Vineta Colby( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vernon Lee, born Violet Paget in 1856 to English parents who lived on the Continent, bridged two worlds and many cultures. She was a Victorian by birth but lived into the second quarter of the twentieth century. Her chosen home was Italy, but she spent part of every year in England, where she published over the years an impressive number of books: novels, short stories, travel essays, studies of Italian art and music, psychological aesthetics, polemics. She was widely recognized as a woman of letters and moved freely in major literary and social circles, meeting and at times having close friendships with a huge number of the major writers and intellectuals of her time, among them Robert Browning, Walter Pater, Henry James, H.G. Wells, Bertrand Russell, Bernard Berenson, and Mario Praz. Although she never committed herself to one program of political activism, she was an advocate for feminism and social reform and during World War I was an ardent pacifist. In her last years she watched with dismay the emergence of fascism." "Vernon Lee: A Literary Biography recovers this crowded and intellectually eventful life from her previously unpublished letters and journals, as well as from her books themselves. Vineta Colby also explores Lee's troubled personal life, from her childhood in an eccentric expatriate family to her several unhappy love affairs with women to her frank recognition that her work, brilliant as some of it was, remained unappreciated. Through it all, Vernon Lee clung to her faith in the life of the mind, and through Colby's engaging biographical narrative, she emerges today as a writer worthy of renewed attention and admiration."--Jacket
Jane Eyre (Brontë) by Vineta Colby( Recording )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Purvey and the Lollard Bible by Vineta Colby( Book )

4 editions published between 1946 and 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World authors, 1950-1970 : a companion volume to Twentieth century authors by John Wakeman( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Continues the work done in Twentieth century authors (and its first suppl.)" Presents biographies of 959 authors, most of whom came to prominence between 1950 and 1970
Twentieth century authors. A biographical dictionary of modern literature by Stanley Kunitz( Book )

3 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical dictionary of European literature( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World authors( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vernon Lee: A Literary Biography (Victorian Literature and Culture Series) by Vineta Colby( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World authors, 1970-1975 by John Wakeman( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents biographies of 348 authors, most of whom came to prominence between 1970 and 1975
Twentieth century authors : a biographical dictionary of modern literature( Book )

2 editions published between 1955 and 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wilson author series( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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European authors, 1000-1900 : a biographical dictionary of European literature
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English (202)

Spanish (1)

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Twentieth century authors : a biographical dictionary of modern literatureWorld authors, 1975-1980World authors, 1980-1985World authors, 1985-1990Vernon Lee : a literary biographyWorld authors, 1950-1970 : a companion volume to Twentieth century authorsWorld authorsWorld authors, 1970-1975