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McCarthy, William 1942-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 2,956 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Interviewee
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Most widely held works about William McCarthy
 
Most widely held works by William McCarthy
Anna Letitia Barbauld : new perspectives by Stephen Bygrave( )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Letitia Barbauld: New Perspectives, the first collection of essays on the work of this major British writer, is the indispensable volume for everyone who wants an introduction to Barbauld and to the most current thinking about her. The book will be essential reading for academic students of English literature, 1740 to 1840, and will also attract non-specialists who care about the history of writing by women
Anna Letitia Barbauld : voice of the enlightenment by William McCarthy( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poet, teacher, essayist, political writer, editor, and critic, Anna Letitia Barbauld was venerated by contemporaries on both sides of the Atlantic, among them the young Walter Scott, the young Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Boston Unitarians such as William Ellery Channing. After decades in the historical limbo into which almost all work by women writers of her era was swept, Barbauld's writings on citizenly ethics, identity politics, church-state relations, and empire are still deeply relevant today. Inquiring and witty as well as principled and passionate, Barbauld was a voice for the Enlightenment in an age of revolution and reaction." "Based on more than fifteen years of research in dozens of libraries and archives across five countries, this is the first full-length biography of one of the foremost women writers in Georgian England."--Jacket
The poems of Anna Letitia Barbauld by Barbauld( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together for the first time all the known poems of English writer Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743-1825), a once esteemed but long neglected figure whose career spanned the Age of Sensibility and the Romantic Era. William McCarthy and Elizabeth Kraft have collected 171 of her poems, including twenty-four previously unpublished and eleven conjectural attributions. This is the first scholarly edition of any writings of Barbauld, a brilliant woman whose interests ranged from literary criticism to history and affairs of state to children's stories. At the end of the eighteenth century, Barbauld may well have been the most eminent living poet, male or female, in Britain." "Barbauld belongs almost equally to two generations. Her verse displays an eighteenth-century adherence to balance, common sense, and poetic diction and meter, but it also celebrates the individual, the passionate, and the fanciful in a clearly Romantic manner. In the current reconfiguring of Romanticism, Barbauld provides an important contrast to the major male poets who have, until recently, defined the era - poets who clearly acknowledged her influence on their own work, yet who played a role in Barbauld's lapse into obscurity in the century after her death. Coleridge, before a serious falling out with Barbauld, admired her greatly, and Wordsworth confessed that he wished the final eight lines of her poem "Life" had been of his own composing. Walter Savage Landor ranked her "Summer Evening's Meditation" among the finest poems in the English language." "Barbauld's poems have retained their capacity to delight readers; they are witty, learned, imaginative, and unpredictable in both choice and treatment of subject. Read as a whole, this collection reveals a striking variety of style and voice and provides the basis for a major - and long overdue - reevaluation of Barbauld's poetry. McCarthy and Kraft present unmodernized texts of the poems that reflect as nearly as possible the author's final intention and give variant readings in textual notes. A lengthy introduction includes a discussion of the poems, a history of their composition and publication, and an outline of Barbauld's life and writing career."--Jacket
Hester Thrale Piozzi, portrait of a literary woman by William McCarthy( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Meridian anthology of early women writers : British literary women from Aphra Behn to Maria Edgeworth, 1660-1800( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poetry and prose by Barbauld( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Michael's church. Historical and descriptive notes on the ancient parish church of Bishop's Stortford by William McCarthy( Book )

3 editions published between 1936 and 1937 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. Michael's Church. Historical and descriptive notes on the ancient parish church of Bishop's Stortford. [With illustrations.] by William McCarthy( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Michael's Church. Historical notes on the ancient parish church of Bishop's Stortford. [With illustrations.] by William McCarthy( Book )

2 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The celebrated academy at Palgrave : a documentary history of Anna Letitia Barbauld's school by William McCarthy( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rising generation by William McCarthy( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mother of all discourses : Anna Barbauld's Lessons for children by William McCarthy( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mother of all discourses : Anna Barbauld's Lessons for children by William McCarthy( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A police administrator looks at police corruption by William McCarthy( Book )

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

John McCarthy, Bill McCarthy, Dennis McCarth, Garry McCarthy and Harry McCarthy interviewed by Alex Hood and Annette Hood in the Alex Hood folklore collection by John McCarthy( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Anna Letitia Barbauld : voice of the enlightenment
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The poems of Anna Letitia BarbauldSelected poetry and prose
Alternative Names
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McCarthy, William 1942-

Languages
English (68)