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Poole, Adrian

Overview
Works: 62 works in 310 publications in 2 languages and 16,275 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, win
Classifications: PS2116, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Adrian Poole
The Oxford book of classical verse in translation( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Britain has a long and grand tradition of poets translating classical authors. Virtually every great poet from Chaucer on has tried his or her hand at translation, with the results often rivalling or even excelling the ancient original. This unique anthology presents the best of these translations, ranging from King Alfred, Alexander Pope, and Ben Jonson, to Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ezra Pound, and Ted Hughes. The book offers a vast array of responses to the song, verse, and drama of ancient Greece and Rome, and to poets themselves as varied as Homer, Sappho, Euripides, Virgil, Ovid, and Juvenal. Organized by classical author and text, the book gathers and juxtaposes English versions, sometimes of the same passage or poem, to dramatize the endless renewal of one great poetic tradition in and through another
Coriolanus by Adrian Poole( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poole discusses how the characters continually project images of their own beliefs and feelings onto the hero
Gissing in context by Adrian Poole( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy : Shakespeare and the Greek example by Adrian Poole( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to English novelists by Adrian Poole( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this Companion, leading scholars and critics address the work of the most celebrated and enduring novelists from the British Isles (excluding living writers), among them Defoe, Richardson, Sterne, Austen, Dickens, the Brontes, George Eliot, Hardy, James, Lawrence, Joyce, and Woolf. The significance of each writer in their own time is explained, the relation of their work to that of predecessors and successors explored, and their most important novels analysed. These essays do not aim to create a canon in a prescriptive way, but taken together they describe a strong, developing tradition of the writing of fictional prose over the past three hundred years. This volume is a helpful guide for those studying and teaching the novel, and will allow readers to consider the significance of less familiar authors such as Henry Green and Elizabeth Bowen alongside those with a more established place in literary history."--Jacket
Tragedy : a very short introduction by Adrian Poole( Book )

16 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: To your local anchorperson, the word "tragedy" brings to mind an accidental fire at a low-income apartment block, the horrors of a natural disaster, or atrocities occurring in distant lands. To a classicist however, the word brings to mind the masterpieces of Sophocles, Shakespeare, and Racine; beautiful dramas featuring romanticized torment. What has tragedy been made to mean by dramatists, storytellers, philosophers, politicians, and journalists over the last two and a half millennia? Why do we still read, re-write, and stage these old plays? This lively and engaging work presents an entirely unique approach which shows the relevance of tragedy to today's world, and extends beyond drama and literature into visual art and everyday experience. Addressing questions about belief, blame, mourning, revenge, pain, and irony, noted scholar Adrian Poole demonstrates the age-old significance of our attempts to make sense of terrible suffering
Henry James by Adrian Poole( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American by Henry James( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christopher Newman, a wealthy American businessman, descends on Europe in search of a wife to make his fortune complete. In Paris he is introduced to Claire de Cintre', daughter of the ancient House of Bellegarde, and to Valentin, her charming young brother. His bid for Claire's hand receives an icy welcome from the heads of the family, an elder brother and their formidable mother, the old Marquise. Can they stomach his manners for the sake of his dollars? Out of this classic collision between the old world and the new, James weaves a fable of thwarted desire that shifts between comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama - a fable which in the later version printed here takes on some of the subtleties associated with his greatest novels."--Jacket
Shakespeare and the Victorians by Adrian Poole( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adrian Poole's important new study examines the Victorians' obsession with Shakespeare, his impact on the era's consciousness, and the expression of this in their drama, novels and poetry. Others have addressed aspects of the Victorian Shakespeare but Adrian Poole is the first to present such a broad view of what Shakespeare meant to the period as a whole, across the spectrum of artistic and cultural production." "Shakespeare's pervasiveness throughout the period is readily tangible; his words were always on their lips, while his characters filled their imaginations, inciting them to allude, the parody, to rework his stories and constantly to invoke (or sometimes challenge) his authority. Shakespeare and the Victorians describes and analyzes what particular writers, readers, actors and audiences made of Shakespeare in different fields and forms. It features detailed discussion of the interpretations and applications of Shakespeare by major artists, writers and critics, as well as those less well known, and covers the full scope of the era, from the nostalgia with which Victorians looked back to the Shakespeare of their Romantic predecessors, to the tensions in the very idea of 'Shakespeare' at the start of the new century on which Yeats and Joyce would soon stamp their mark."--Jacket
What Maisie knew by Henry James( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Maisie Knew (1897) represents one of James's finest reflections on the rites of passage from wonder to knowledge, and the question of their finality. The child of violently divorced parents, Maisie Farange opens her eyes on a distinctly modern world. Mothers and fathers keep changing their partners and names, while she herself becomes the pretext for all sorts of adult sexual intrigue. In this classic tale of the death of childhood, there is a savage comedy that owes much to Dickens. But for his portrayal of the child's capacity for intelligent |wonder', James summons all the subtlety he
The ambassadors : an authoritative text, the author on the novel, criticism by Henry James( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to Paris by a wealthy matron to retrieve her son, Strether becomes sidetracked by an intriguing complication
Victorian Shakespeare by Gail Marshall( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What did the Victorians think of Shakespeare? The twelve essays gathered here offer some answers through close examination of works by leading nineteenth-century novelists, poets and critics including Scott, Dickens, Collins, Trollope, Eliot, James, Tennyson, Browning, Ruskin, the scholar-critic Mary Cowden Clarke and the actor George Vandenhoff. Shakespeare's characters, stories and words turn out to be integral to such public events as the Great Exhibition of 1851, a fund-raising show at the Royal Albert Hall in 1884, and the death of the Poet Laureate in 1892. The conclusion emerging from this volume is that Shakespeare was indispensable to the Victorians. He provided them with ways of thinking about the authority of the past, about the emergence of a new mass culture, about the relations between artistic and industrial production, about the nature of creativity, about memory and mourning, about racial and sexual difference, and about individual and national identity. Published in association with the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
The master of Ballantrae : a winter's tale by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family servant Mackellar narrates The Master of Ballantrae, and his divided loyalties dramatize the question of 'mastery' which, in his introduction to this Penguin Classics edition, Adrian Poole identifies as a vital theme in Stevenson's tragic masterpiece
Scott, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lamb, Hazlitt, Keats( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally. In this volume, leading scholars assess the contribution of William Hazlitt, John Keats and Charles Lamb to the afterlife and reception of Shakespeare and his plays. Each substantial contribution assesses the double impact of Shakespeare on the figure covered and of the figure on the understanding, interpretation and appreciation of Shakespeare, provide a sketch of their subject's i
Fitzgerald's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám : popularity and neglect by Adrian Poole( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For all its fame in the wider world, Edward FitzGerald?s?Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám? (1859) has been largely ignored by the academic establishment. This volume explores the reasons for both its popularity and neglect
Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Auden, Beckett( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of thosefigures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally andinternationally. In this volume, leading scholars assess the contribution ofJames Joyce, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden and Samuel Beckett to the afterlife andreception of Shakespeare and his works. Each essay assesses the double impact of Shakespeare on the figurecovered and of that figure on the understanding, interpretation andappreciation of Shakespeare, providing a sketch of its subject's intellectualand
Great Shakespeareans( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Shakespeareans( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second set of volumes in the eighteen-volume series "Great Shakespeareans", covering the work of nineteen key figures who influenced the global understanding of Shakespeare
Great Shakespeareans( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Shakespeareans presents a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally. This major project offers an unprecedented scholarly analysis of the contribution made by the most important Shakespearean critics, editors, actors and directors as well as novelists, poets, composers, and thinkers from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. An essential resource for students and scholars in Shakespeare studies
 
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The Oxford book of classical verse in translation
Alternative Names
Poole, A. 1948-

Poole, A. D. 1948-

Poole, A. D. B. 1948-

Poole, Adrian D. 1948-

Poole, Adrian D. B. 1948-

Poole, Adrian Douglas B. 1948-

Poole, Adrian Douglas Bruce 1948-

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The Cambridge companion to English novelistsTragedy : a very short introductionThe AmericanShakespeare and the VictoriansWhat Maisie knewThe ambassadors : an authoritative text, the author on the novel, criticismVictorian ShakespeareThe master of Ballantrae : a winter's tale