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Kirk, Rudolf 1898-1989

Overview
Works: 50 works in 184 publications in 2 languages and 4,657 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Drama  Biography  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Comedy plays 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: PZ3.H84, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Rudolf Kirk
William Dean Howells by Clara Marburg Kirk( Book )

15 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical analysis of Howell's writings, in the context of the society in which he lived
Essays in literary history by Rudolf Kirk( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Temple, a tale of truth by Rowson( Book )

7 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the seduction of a British schoolgirl by a dashing soldier, John Montraville, who brings her to America and there abandons her, pregnant and ill
Types of English poetry by Rudolf Kirk( Book )

3 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells( Book )

4 editions published between 1950 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual by English Institute( )

in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heaven upon earth : and characters of vertues and vices by Joseph Hall( Book )

11 editions published between 1948 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tvvo bookes of constancie by Justus Lipsius( Book )

8 editions published between 1939 and 1970 in English and Latin and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lipsius' De Constantia of 1584 is a key Humanist text of the Renaissance. A dialogue in two books, conceived as a philosophical consolation for those suffering through contemporary religious wars, it proved immensely popular in its day and formed the inspiration for what has become known as 'Neostoicism'. This movement advocated the revival of Stoic ethics in a form that would be palatable to a Christian audience. Lipsius advances Stoic arguments concerning appropriate attitudes towards emotions and external events. He also makes clear which parts of Stoic philosophy must be rejected, including its materialism and its determinism. De Constantia was translated into a number of vernacular languages soon after its original publication in Latin. Of the English translations, Sir John Stradling's version of 1595 became a classic." "John Sellars' new edition of this long out-of-print classic offers a lightly revised version of Stradling's translation - updated for modern readers - along with a new introduction, notes and bibliography."--BOOK JACKET
William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells( Book )

20 editions published between 1950 and 1962 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Included is a letter, 23 Oct. 1907, regarding his review of poetry of Madison Cawein; and the twenty-two page review of Cawein's poetry, in which he praises it and Cawein as a poet
The city madam by Philip Massinger( Book )

4 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Philip Massinger's 1632 play reworks Shakespeare's Measure for Measure as a waspish city comedy intended to attack the vices of hypocrisy, greed, self-indulgence and social pretension. Wealthy merchant Sir John Frugal takes pity on his penniless brother Luke and invites him to live under his roof with John's own haughty wife and two foolishly conceited daughters. As Luke plots to steal from his brother, and his daughters arrogantly spurn worthy suitors, John plans to teach them all a lesson. Retiring to a monastic life, he leaves his brother Luke in charge of the household, before returning in disguise to watch havoc unfold."--Publisher's website
Mr. Pepys upon the state of Christ-hospital by Rudolf Kirk( Book )

9 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors of New Jersey; a checklist by Rudolf Kirk( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Altrurian romances by William Dean Howells( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism and fiction, and other essays by William Dean Howells( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 1977 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur in the paint business. His social views were also strongly reflected in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888) and A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890). While known primarily as a novelist, his short story "Editha" (1905) - included in the collection Between the Dark and the Daylight (1907) - appears in many anthologies of American literature. Howells also wrote plays, criticism, and essays about contemporary literary figures such as Ibsen, Zola, Verga, and, especially, Tolstoy, which helped establish their reputations in the United States. He also wrote critically in support of many American writers. It is perhaps in this role that he had his greatest influence
The City-Madam : a comedy by Philip Massinger( Book )

8 editions published between 1931 and 1978 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Church of St. John the Evangelist; a parish history by Rudolf Kirk( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of Silas Lapham : an authoritative text, composition and backgrounds, contemporary responses, criticism by William Dean Howells( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skeptical portrait of American business life and its perils, celebrating not the rise but the loss of fortune that makes possible the hero's recovery of his integrity and happiness
European and American masters by William Dean Howells( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of an Altrurian traveller, 1893-94 by William Dean Howells( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Bookes of Constancie by Justus Lipsius( Book )

4 editions published between 1939 and 1981 in English and Latin and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Charlotte Temple, a tale of truth
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English (138)

Latin (2)

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