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Patterson, Annabel M.

Works: 52 works in 306 publications in 2 languages and 10,588 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Comedy plays  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
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Annabel M Patterson
Marvell and the civic crown by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Censorship and interpretation : the conditions of writing and reading in early modern England by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading between the lines by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For those exhausted by the highly charged debates and polarized climate of literary studies today, Annabel Patterson's Reading Between the Lines offers a strategic compromise: a moderate stance between the radical opponents and the zealous protectors of the traditional Western canon._ She reconsiders the value of reading the white, male, canonical writers of antiquity and of early modern England, finding in them a set of values different from those supposed by both sides in the Great Books quarrel._ Rather than being the unthinking or deliberate promoters of political or cultural uniformity, _ these writers subjected such conventional notions to critical scrutiny and even promoted alternatives._ The key to this revisionary argument is "reading between the lines," a strategy usually associated with the eccentric conservativism of Leo Strauss, but which, Patterson shows, is not only implicit in all acts of interpretation, but played a particularly important role in an age when writing between the lines was often essential for the writer's survival
Pastoral and ideology : Virgil to Valéry by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton's words by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 586 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 564 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 561 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 )

13 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 )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early modern liberalism by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 398 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 Undetermined and held by 349 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 343 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 )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 273 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 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international novel by Annabel M Patterson( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 166 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 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character
The trial of Nicholas Throckmorton by Nicholas Throckmorton( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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Milton's words
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Reading between the linesMilton'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 history