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Akenside, Mark 1721-1770

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Works: 289 works in 1,317 publications in 5 languages and 13,161 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Bibliography  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: AC4, 821.6
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The pleasures of imagination A poem. In three books by Mark Akenside( )
342 editions published between 1744 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetical works of Mark Akenside by Mark Akenside( Book )
227 editions published between 1781 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Akenside's fascination with the imagination, its characteristics and functions, resulted in an intriguing and influential blend of the poetic and the philosophical in his longer poems, The Pleasures of Imagination (1744) and The Pleasures of the Imagination (1772). The earlier work explores the then new subject of aesthetics in greater detail than it had ever been explored before, presenting various original insights and arguments. Yet it would be wrong to see the poem as merely a versified philosophical treatise; its complex structure offers satisfactions beyond those of sequential logic, and the examples cited to illustrate the central ideas are imbued with considerable vigor and clarity. As products of, and contributors to, the eighteenth-century enthusiasm for aesthetics, Akenside's longer poems are captivating examples of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century experiment in developing the philosophical poem into a major literary form. It is for this reason above all others that they are valued by Coleridge and the writers of the next generation." "Because of the comparative obscurity into which Akenside's works fell after the demise of the long philosophical poem in the latter part of the nineteenth century, they have not by and large attracted the attention of modern bibliographers. In this edition numerous bibliographical and textual puzzles presented by his poems are solved for the first time. The apparatus, meanwhile, demonstrates the full extent of the poet's urge to revise - an urge that extended from the wholesale rewriting of some poems to subtle alterations of textual minutiae, showing a mind and an ear alive to nuances of meaning and intonation."--Jacket
The poems of Mark Akenside, M.D by Mark Akenside( )
77 editions published between 1772 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pleasures of imagination. a poem. In three books. By Dr. Aikinside by Mark Akenside( )
27 editions published between 1768 and 1794 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Odes on several subjects by Mark Akenside( )
26 editions published between 1745 and 2005 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pleasures of imagination. a poem. In three books. By Mark Akinside, M.D by Mark Akenside( )
18 editions published in 1744 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ode to the country gentlemen of England. By Dr. Akenside by Mark Akenside( )
17 editions published between 1758 and 1803 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epistle to Curio by Mark Akenside( )
14 editions published in 1744 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ode to the Right Honourable the Earl of Huntingdon By Dr. Akinside by Mark Akenside( )
13 editions published in 1748 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ode to the late Thomas Edwards, Esq written in the year M. DCC. LI. By Dr. Akenside by Mark Akenside( )
11 editions published in 1766 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works in verse of Mark Akenside M.D by Mark Akenside( )
11 editions published between 1773 and 1781 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes on the postscript to a pamphlet intitled, "observations anatomical and physiological &c. by Alexander Monro, Junior, M.D. Professor of Anatomy, &c. Edinburgh, August, M, DCC, LVIII." by Mark Akenside( )
11 editions published between 1758 and 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems of Mark Akenside, M.D. Two volumes in one by Mark Akenside( )
7 editions published in 1789 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pleasures of imagination by Mark Akenside( )
14 editions published between 1744 and 1794 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pleasures of imagination a poem. In three books. By Mark Akenside, M.D. To which are added, Inscriptions. By the same author by Mark Akenside( )
7 editions published in 1786 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poetry by Mark Akenside( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De dysenteria commentarivs. Avctore Marco Akenside, Coll. Med. Londin. Socio, Reg. Societ. Sodali, et Magnae Britanniae Reginae Medico by Mark Akenside( )
11 editions published in 1764 in Latin and English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems of Mark Akenside, M.D. In two volumes. Volume first by Mark Akenside( )
4 editions published in 1776 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetical works of Akenside and Beattie, with a memoir of each by Mark Akenside( Book )
10 editions published between 1864 and 1880 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Akenside, .. 1721-1770
Akenside 1721-1770 Dr
Akenside, Dr. (Mark), 1721-1770
Akenside, Marco 1721-1770
Akenside Marcus 1721-1770
Akenside, Mark
Akenside, Markus 1721-1770
Akinside Marcus 1721-1770
Akinside, Mark 1721-1770
Britannicus 1721-1770
Languages
English (891)
French (8)
Latin (8)
German (7)
Dutch (1)
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