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Poole, Adrian

Overview
Works: 65 works in 343 publications in 2 languages and 16,685 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Drama  Handbooks and manuals  Novels 
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
Tragedy : a very short introduction by Adrian Poole( )

16 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,885 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
The American by Henry James( )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,808 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
Fitzgerald's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám : popularity and neglect by Adrian Poole( )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,206 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
The Oxford book of classical verse in translation( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,163 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
Shakespeare and the Victorians by Adrian Poole( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,058 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
Coriolanus by Adrian Poole( Book )

14 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poole discusses how the characters continually project images of their own beliefs and feelings onto the hero
Lamb, Hazlitt, Keats by Adrian Poole( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 791 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
Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Auden, Beckett by Adrian Poole( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div> 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. </div><div> </div><div>In this volume, leading scholars assess the contribution of James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden and Samuel Beckett to the afterlife and reception of Shakespeare and his works. Each essay assesses the double impact of Shakespeare on the figure covered and of that figure on the understanding, interpretation and appreciation of Shakespeare, providing a sketch of its subject's intellectual and professional biography and an account of the wider cultural context. </div>
Scott, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy by Adrian Poole( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 670 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
Gissing in context by Adrian Poole( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Shakespeareans( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These volumes 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. 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. Each substantial contribution assesses the double impact of Shakespeare on the figure covered and of thefigure on the understanding, interpretation and appreciation of Shakespeare. They also provide a sketch of their subject's intellectual and professional biography and an account of the wider cultural context, including comparison with other figures or works within the same field
Great Shakespeareans( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 631 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 626 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
Tragedy : Shakespeare and the Greek example by Adrian Poole( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry James by Adrian Poole( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ambassadors by Henry James( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Chadwick Newsome, a young American favoured with fortune and independence, becomes entangled in a liaison dangereux with a Parisian temptress, his overbearing mother deploys her future husband, the elderly, amiable Strether, as an ambassador to engineer his safe return. But seduced by the ambient charms of Paris and the bewitching comtesse de Vionnet, Strether soon deserts to Chadwick's side, initiating a sparkling tale of mistaken intentions, comic accident and false allegiances which culminates in the deployment of another, less fallible ambassador - the cold, glittering, ruthless Sarah Pocock
What Maisie knew by Henry James( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maisie vokser op som kastebold mellem sine skilte forældre
Victorian Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The master of Ballantrae : a winter's tale by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Durie, Master of Ballantrae, abandons his ancestral home to support the Scottish rebellion -- leaving his younger brother Henry, who is faithful to the English crown, to inherit the title of Lord Durrisdeer. But he is to return years later, embittered by battles and a savage life of piracy on the high seas, to demand his inheritance. Turning the people against the Lord, he begins a savage feud with his brother that will lead the pair from the Scottish Highlands to the American Wilderness
 
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The AmericanFitzgerald's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám : popularity and neglectThe Oxford book of classical verse in translationShakespeare and the VictoriansLamb, Hazlitt, KeatsScott, Dickens, Eliot, HardyThe Cambridge companion to English novelistsGreat Shakespeareans
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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