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Patterson, Annabel M.

Works: 53 works in 318 publications in 2 languages and 10,672 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  History  Outlines and syllabi  Parodies, imitations, etc  Sources  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Annabel M Patterson
Marvell and the civic crown by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading between the lines by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterson argues that, if we learn how to read those old and seemingly alien texts, which themselves responded to rapid and unsettling change in the arenas of religion, politics, and education, they have much that is liberating to tell us about our own expanding culture, including the importance of republican constitutionalism, freedom of speech, and civic and religious toleration._ This salutary redefinition of "humanism" arises from Patterson's essays on Plato, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton; but the book also deals with the "gendered" topics of rape and divorce and with "popular culture" in the sixteenth century and today._ These interests are not on opposite sides of some theoretical boundary, but (as Patterson demonstrates from contemporary novels by Joseph Heller and Nancy Price) interdependent
Pastoral and ideology : Virgil to Valéry by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton's words by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showing how Milton used words in the extraordinary ways he did this book provides an account of Milton's writing life, before discussing 'keywords' - the keys to a text or a theory
Hermogenes and the Renaissance; seven ideas of style by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annabel M. Patterson offers here a reassessment of the place of Hermogenes, a Greek rhetorician of the second century A.D., in literary history. She shows that the literary men of the European Renaissance-scholars, critics, and poets-found Hermogenes' Concerning Ideas both important and extremely useful, and she finds that they vigorously applied his concepts to create ""a lovely conformitie."" The author first gives the history of this treatise on style and a detailed critical analysis of the Seven Ideas or categories of style. The book then demonstrates genre by genre how knowledge of the
Reading Holinshed's Chronicles by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Holinshed's Chronicles - a massive history of England, Scotland, and Ireland - has traditionally been read as the source material for many of Shakespeare's plays or as an archaic form of history writing. In the first major study of this sixteenth-century masterpiece, Annabel Patterson insists that the Chronicles be read in their own right as an important and inventive cultural history." "Patterson examines the remarkable collaborative authorship of this history. Although it is known by the name of Raphael Holinshed, editor and major compiler of the 1577 edition, the Chronicles was the work of a group, a collaboration between antiquarians, clergymen, members of Parliament, poets, publishers, and booksellers. Also, since the second edition of 1587 was called in by the Privy Council and revised under supervision, the work constitutes an important test case for the history of early modern censorship." "Through a detailed reading, Patterson argues that the Chronicles convey rich insights into the way the Elizabethan middle class understood their society. Responding to the crisis of disunity that resulted from the Reformation, the authors of the Chronicles embodied and encouraged an ideal of justice, what we would now call liberalism, that extended beyond the writing of history into the realms of politics, law, economics, citizenship, class, and gender."--Jacket
Roman images( Book )

15 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and the popular voice by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobody's perfect : a new Whig interpretation of history by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early modern liberalism by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Milton by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of selected writings represents the best of recent critical work on Milton. The essays cover all stages of his career, from the early poems through to the later poems of the Restoration period, especially Paradise Lost. Professor Patterson includes British and American critics such as Michael Wilding, Victoria Kahn, James Grantham Turner and Mary Ann Radzinowicz and guides the reader through the varied ways Milton's achievement has been explored and debated by modern criticism
Fables of power : Aesopian writing and political history by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this imaginative and illuminating work, Annabel Patterson traces the origins and meanings of the Aesopian fable, as well as its function in Renaissance culture and subsequently. She shows how the fable worked as a medium of political analysis and communications, especially from or on behalf of the politically powerless. Patterson begins with an analysis of the legendary Life of Aesop, its cultural history and philosophical implications, a topic that involves such widely separated figures as La Fontaine, Hegel, and Vygotsky. The myth's origin is recovered here in the saving myth of Aesop the Ethiopian, black, ugly, who began as a slave but became both free and influential, a source of political wisdom. She then traces the early modern history of the fable from Caxton, Lydgate, and Henryson through the eighteenth century, focusing on such figures as Spenser, Sidney, Lyly, Shakespeare, and Milton, as well as the lesser-known John Ogilby, Sir Roger L'Estrange, and Samuel Croxall. Patterson discusses the famous fable of The Belly of the Members, which, because it articulated in symbolic terms some of the most intransigent problems in political philosophy and practice, was still going strong as aa symbolic text in the mid-nineteenth century, where it is focused on industrial relations by Karl Marx and by George Eliot against electoral reform. Fables of Power offers a major contribution to the fields of Renaissance studies, literary history, and cultural studies generally. -- from back cover
The long parliament of Charles II by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles II's first and most important parliament sat for 18 years without a general election, earning itself the sobriquet 'Long'. Using parliamentary diaries, newsletters, memoirs, letters from members of parliament, and the king's own speeches, this book describes this Long Parliament in an innovative and challenging way
Marvell : the writer in public life by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important study provides an up to date perspective on a writer still thought of merely as the author of a lyric and pastoral poems. It looks at both Marvell's political poetry and his often neglected political prose, revealing Marvell's life long commitment to writing about the values and standards of public life and follows his often dangerous writerly activities on behalf of freedom of conscience and constitutional government." "Marvell: The Writer in Public Life is substantially revised from Professor Patterson's well received 1978 study, including a new introduction and new chapter on Marvell and secret history. The remaining chapters have been thoroughly revised both to bring them up to date with the most recent scholarship and critical work and to make the book accessible to undergraduates and a general audience."--Jacket
Andrew Marvell by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international novel by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annabel Patterson here turns her well-known concern with political history in early modern England into an engine for investigating our own era and a much wider terrain. The focus of this book is, broadly, nationalism and internationalism today, approached not theoretically but through the lens of fiction
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
The prose works of Andrew Marvell by Andrew Marvell( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Marvell (1621-78) is best known today as the author of a handful of exquisite lyrics and provocative political poems. In his own time, however, Marvell was famous for his brilliant prose interventions in the major issues of the Restoration, religious toleration, and what he called "arbitrary" as distinct from parliamentary government. This is the first modern edition of all Marvell's prose pamphlets, complete with introductions and annotation explaining the historical context. Four major scholars of the Restoration era have collaborated to produce this truly Anglo-American edition. From the Rehearsal Transpros'd, a serio-comic best-seller which appeared with tacit permission from Charles II himself, through the documentary Account of the Growth of Popery and Arbitrary Government, Marvell established himself not only as a model of liberal thought for the eighteenth century but also as an irresistible new voice in political polemic, wittier, more literary, and hence more readable than his contemporaries
The prose works of Andrew Marvell by Andrew Marvell( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Milton's wordsReading Holinshed's ChroniclesShakespeare and the popular voiceNobody's perfect : a new Whig interpretation of historyEarly modern liberalismJohn MiltonFables of power : Aesopian writing and political historyThe long parliament of Charles II