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Dooley, Allan C.

Overview
Works: 41 works in 100 publications in 2 languages and 3,503 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Drama  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR4201, 821.8
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Most widely held works by Allan C Dooley
The complete works of Robert Browning : with variant readings & annotations by Robert Browning( )

42 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1880s, the aging Browning showed once again the remarkable versatility of his lyric and narrative talents. Ranging across eras and cultures, the books here reveal his late thoughts about history, myth, legend, faith, love, and desire. He had never been more popular, and the founding of the Browning Society in 1881 expanded both his audience and his sense of his place in English letters. The first title in Volume XV is Dramatic Idylls, Second Series (1880). Taking his subjects from classical history, colonial India, Arabian legend, medieval sorcery, Jewish folk tales, and Greek myth, Browning startles the reader with the rapidity of his thought and the inventiveness of his art. In Jocoseria (1883) Browning's subjects range across time and space from Hebraic legend to the England of the Romantics. Such variety helped attract new readers: Jocoseria was immediately successful, and a second edition was printed in the same year as the first. Although Browning's next volume, Ferishtah's Fancies (1884), was so popular that three editions were printed in less than two years, this artful string of anecdotes and lyrics has attracted little favorable criticism. The materials--Persian legends and Arabic backgrounds--chimed with the wildly popular Orientalism of FitzGerald's Rubáiyát, Whistler's Peacock Room, and Alma-Tadema's paintings. But the thought was pure Browning in his most optimistic vein, and not at all in tune with the growing pessimism of the day. As always in this series of critical editions, a complete record of textual variants is provided, as well as extensive explanatory notes."--Publisher's description
Author and printer in Victorian England by Allan C Dooley( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and German and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author and Printer in Victorian England demonstrates that printing technology shapes texts. The technology involved was a nineteenth-century revolution in printing methods; the texts were classic literary works by Victorian authors. What was at stake was textual control: who would decide how the text would read - author, compositor, printer's reader, or publisher? In a unique fusion of literary history and printing history, Allan C. Dooley explores the interactions between individual authors and their publishers and printers. He takes the reader through each stage of a work's development, illustrating how authors attempted to perfect and protect their writings from compositional manuscript through stereotyped reprints. His analysis includes details of a wide range of technical innovations and changes in practices in the printing of books between the development of printing machines in the 1830s and 1840s and the introduction of the Linotype in the 1890s. Drawing on the experiences of leading Victorian authors, he shows how nineteenth-century printing practices both enhanced and diminished writers' abilities to control texts. He reveals that much more was under their control than has commonly been believed and that many authors took advantage of printing technologies in order to gain and maintain control over the texts of their works. But new kinds of errors and new sources of inaccuracy were introduced by the technology as well. One little-known but surprising fact pointed out by Dooley: Victorian authors frequently saw only one set of proofs, which they had to correct with great speed and without their manuscripts in hand. Author and Printer in Victorian England reaches some surprising and controversial conclusions, occasionally touching on current debates about the theory and practice of scholarly editing. Groundbreaking in its scholarship, it provides a basis for future work
The complete works : with variant readings & annotations by Robert Browning( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Robert Browning by Robert Browning( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works : with variant readings & annotations by Robert Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works : with variant readings & annotations by Robert Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Robert Browning : with variant readings & annotations by Robert Browning( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Robert Browning : with variant readings & annotations by Robert Browning( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works : with variant readings & annotations by Robert Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works : with variant readings & annotations by Robert Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Complete Works of Robert Browning : Vol. VI: With Variant Readings and Annotations by Robert Browning( )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The complete works : with variant readings & annotations by Robert Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works : with variant readings & annotations by Robert Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works : with variant readings & annotations by Robert Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works : with variant readings & annotations by Robert Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works : with variant readings & annotations by Robert Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Robert Browning by Robert Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Robert Browning by Robert Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Robert Browning : with variant readings & annotations by Robert Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Robert Browning with variant readings and annotations by Robert Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Languages
English (74)

German (1)