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DeMaria, Robert Jr 1948-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 314 publications in 1 language and 6,335 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Essays  Terminology  Voyages, Imaginary 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PR3724, 823.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert DeMaria
Gulliver's travels: an authoritative text, the correspondence of Swift, Pope's verses on Gulliver's travels [and] critical essays by Jonathan Swift( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unusual voyages of Englishman Lemuel Gulliver carry him to such strange locales as Lilliput, where the inhabitants are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; an island of sorcerers; and a nation ruled by horses
Johnson's dictionary and the language of learning by Robert DeMaria( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British literature, 1640-1789 : an anthology by Robert DeMaria( Book )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A thoroughly updated fourth edition of this successful anthology of historical literatures, spanning the period from the British Civil War to the French Revolution"
The life of Samuel Johnson : a critical biography by Robert DeMaria( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson and the life of reading by Robert DeMaria( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Samuel Johnson and the Life of Reading, Robert DeMaria considers the surprising influence of one of the greatest readers in English literature. Johnson's relationship to books not only reveals much about his life and times, DeMaria contends, but also provides a dramatic counterpoint to modern reading habits. As a superior practitioner of the craft, Johnson provides a compelling model for how to read - indeed, he provides different models for different kinds of reading. DeMaria shows how Johnson recognized early that not all reading was alike - some requiring intense concentration, some suited for cursory glances, some requiring silence, some best appreciated amid the chatter of a coffeehouse. Considering the remarkable range of Johnson's reading, DeMaria discovers in one extraordinary career a synoptic view of the subject of reading
Johnson on the English language by Samuel Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is the first scholarly edition of Samuel Johnson's translation of Jean Pierre de Crousaz's Commentaire sur la traduction en vers de M. Abbe Du Resnel, de l'Essai de M. Pope sur l'homme, published in 1739. Included are notes comparing Johnson's translation with the French original to show his method of translation and historical annotations." "Of special interest are Johnson's notes on the dominance of the passion of love on the stage and on translation and the nature of English and French poetry. Johnson also comments on the problem of evil, particularly the ruling passion and the necessity of free will."--Jacket
British literature 1640-1789 : a critical reader( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

. . . Contains essays by contemporary literary critics and covers the full range of works printed in the anthology. All the essays were first published within the last ten years, and they represent current thinking about the literature in this chronological span. The Reader will help students and teachers of the period find new apporaches to central canonical works, but it also provides introduction to several of the less well-known writers included in DeMaria's anthology. -- Book cover
Classical literature and its reception : an anthology( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many present-day readers of literature in English have little background knowledge of classical literature and therefore find it hard to appreciate the relationship between the two traditions. This "anthology "presents a selection of works from British, Irish, and Caribbean writers that illustrates the traffic between poetry in English and in Greek and Latin. It gives readers the background they need in order to really appreciate English-language poetry influenced by the classical tradition, and it provides those already familiar with classical works with reflections of Greek and Latin authors in English."--Book cover
A companion to British literature by Robert DeMaria( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Companion to British Literature is a comprehensive guide to British literature and the contexts and ideas that have shaped and transformed it over the past 13 centuries. Its four volumes cover literature from all periods and places in Britain and demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to studying the subject"
Biographical Writings : soldiers, scholars, and friends by Samuel Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to British literature by Heesok Chang( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to British Literature is a comprehensive guide to British literature and the contexts and ideas that have shaped and transformed it over the past 13 centuries. Its four volumes cover literature from all periods and places in Britain and demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to studying the subject"
A companion to British literature by Robert DeMaria( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to British Literature is a comprehensive guide to British literature and the contexts and ideas that have shaped and transformed it over the past 13 centuries. Its four volumes cover literature from all periods and places in Britain and demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to studying the subject"
A companion to British literature by Robert DeMaria( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to British Literature is a comprehensive guide to British literature and the contexts and ideas that have shaped and transformed it over the past 13 centuries. Its four volumes cover literature from all periods and places in Britain and demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to studying the subject"
The college handbook of creative writing by Robert DeMaria( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book ... describes how universal writing problems have been dealt with by experienced writers, and it explains how the mistakes commonly made by novice writers can be avoided. The book is organized to be as practical as possible. It outlines the general principles of writing and then moves on to specific problems that writers encounter. Chapters 1-4 discuss the fundamental elements in a piece of creative writing-theme, setting, characters, and plot. Chapters 5-11 deal with the basic techniques for handling point of view, tone, description, dialogue, time, and imagery. Chapters 12 and 13 go over the mechanics of manuscript preparation and present a brief review of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Finally, Chapter 14 looks at writing as a career and offers suggestions on such things as marketing, inquiries, and agents. [Cont. in TofC]
A companion to British literature by Robert DeMaria( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to British Literature is a comprehensive guide to British literature and the contexts and ideas that have shaped and transformed it over the past 13 centuries. Its four volumes cover literature from all periods and places in Britain and demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to studying the subject"
A tale of a tub by Jonathan Swift( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Tale of a Tub was the first major work written by Jonathan Swift, composed between 1694 and 1697 and published in 1704. It is probably his most difficult satire, and possibly his most masterly. The Tale is a prose parody which is divided into sections of "digression" and a "tale" of three brothers, each representing one of the main branches of Christianity.The "tale" presents a consistent satire of religious excess, while the digressions are a series of parodies of contemporary writing in literature, politics, theology, Biblical exegesis, and medicine. The overarching parody is of enthusiasm, pride, and credulity. At the time it was written, politics and religion were still linked very closely in England, and the religious and political aspects of the satire can often hardly be separated. The work was published anonymously, and Swift's cousin Thomas later claimed to have written it. It was enormously popular, but Swift believed it damaged his prospect of advancement in the Church of England. [Publit]
The vision of Theodore, the hermit of Teneriffe : found in his cell by Samuel Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yale edition of the works of Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson( Book )

11 editions published between 1958 and 1963 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companion to British Literature, Victorian and Twentieth-Century Literature, 1837 - 2000 by Robert DeMaria( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Companion to British Literature, Victorian and Twentieth-Century Literature, 1837 - 2000
 
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Gulliver's travels: an authoritative text, the correspondence of Swift, Pope's verses on Gulliver's travels [and] critical essays
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Johnson's dictionary and the language of learningBritish literature, 1640-1789 : an anthologyThe life of Samuel Johnson : a critical biographySamuel Johnson and the life of readingJohnson on the English languageBritish literature 1640-1789 : a critical readerClassical literature and its reception : an anthologyA tale of a tubThe Yale edition of the works of Samuel Johnson