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Goodridge, John

Overview
Works: 28 works in 137 publications in 2 languages and 4,737 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR555.R87, 821.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Goodridge
Rural life in eighteenth-century English poetry by John Goodridge( )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 2,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent research into a self-taught tradition of English rural poetry has begun to offer a radically new dimension to our view of the role of poetry in the literary culture of the eighteenth century. In this important new study John Goodridge offers a detailed reading of key rural poems of the period, examines the ways in which eighteenth-century poets adapted Virgilian Georgic models, and reveals an illuminating link between rural poetry and agricultural and folkloric developments. Goodridge compares poetic accounts of rural labour by James Thomson, Stephen Duck, and Mary Collier, and makes a close analysis of one of the largely forgotten didactic epics of the eighteenth century, John Dyer's The Fleece. Through an exploration of the purpose of rural poetry and how it relates to the real world, Goodridge breaks through the often brittle surface of eighteenth-century poetry, to show how it reflects the ideologies and realities of contemporary life
Nineteenth-century English labouring-class poets, 1800-1900 by John Goodridge( )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets of labouring class origin were published in Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries. Some were popular and important in their day, but few are available today. This is a collection of some of those poems from the 19th century
Eighteenth-century English labouring-class poets, 1700-1800 by John Goodridge( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets of labouring class origin were published in Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries. Some were popular and important in their day but few are available today. This is a collection of some of those poems from the 18th century
John Clare and community by John Goodridge( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Goodridge examines some of the ways in which John Clare perceived and represented two communities, that of his native village, whose culture, ecology and natural environment it was his life's principal work to record, and the community of poets who inspired him
A history of British working class literature by John Goodridge( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of British Working-Class Literature examines the rich contributions of working-class writers in Great Britain from 1700 to the present. Since the early eighteenth century the phenomenon of working-class writing has been recognised, but almost invariably co-opted in some ultimately distorting manner, whether as examples of 'natural genius'; a Victorian self-improvement ethic; or as an aspect of the heroic workers of nineteenth- and twentieth-century radical culture. The present work contrastingly applies a wide variety of interpretive approaches to this literature. Essays on more familiar topics, such as the 'agrarian idyll' of John Clare, are mixed with entirely new areas in the field like working-class women's 'life-narratives'. This authoritative and comprehensive History explores a wide range of genres such as travel writing, the verse-epistle, the elegy and novels, while covering aspects of Welsh, Scottish, Ulster/Irish culture and transatlantic perspectives
Robert Bloomfield : lyric, class, and the romantic canon by S White( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Farmer's Boy: A Rural Poem by Robert Bloomfield was published on March 1, 1800. It was an immediate success, going through seven editions, and selling twenty-six thousand copies in less than three years. Bloomfield published four additional volumes of poetry: Rural Tales, Ballads and Songs; Wild Flowers: or; Pastoral and Local Poetry; The Banks of Wye; and May-Day with the Muses. His work sold well during the nineteenth century, but over the course of the twentieth century, he became marginalized, unread, and ignored by academic criticism. A renewed interest in Bloomfield has, however, begun to take root over the last few years, driven in part by the continuing reconsideration of the traditional canon of Romanticism. Once again, Bloomfield is beginning to receive the attention that he deserves. This volume of critical essays marks Bloomfield's reemergence as a significant literary figure and will demonstrate his relevance with current reevaluations of Romantic culture. Consisting of fifteen individual chapters, this collection brings together three types of essays: those considering major volumes of poetry by Bloomfield; those essays focusing on particular themes that dominate his corpus of work; and essays examining the significance of Bloomfield in a broader context."--Publisher's website
Eighteenth-century English labouring-class poets( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Robert Bloomfield( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This selection of Bloomfield's poems was originally published in 1998 and was the first scholarly edition of his work. The present revised and enlarged second edition substantially increases the amount of poetry, and offers a new and textually important edition of The Farmer's Boy, Bloomfield's most important poem."--Jacket
The independent spirit : John Clare and the self-taught tradition by John Clare Society( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of John Clare by John Clare( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and Italian and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Clare : the trespasser by John Goodridge( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Clare was reputedly a solitary, shy man, at one with nature and the world. Although these authors have both published books which indicate otherwise, in this volume they focus on Clare as a transgressive figure. While he documented and celebrated the country life he valued so highly, he was also a witness to the partial destruction of that life, with the coming of enclosure and increasingly severe penalties for trespass
John Clare : new approaches( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poetry and prose by John Dyer( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The same stars shine : the Great War diary and letters of Corporal Ernest Goodridge of Bentley, Yorkshire, with contemporary records and illustrations by Ernest Goodridge( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyder : a poem in two books (1708) by John Philips( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Bloomfield : the inestimable blessing of letters( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought, 27 by John Goodridge( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1740-1780( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index of English literary manuscripts( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century labouring-class poets( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rural life in eighteenth-century English poetry
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Nineteenth-century English labouring-class poets, 1800-1900Eighteenth-century English labouring-class poets, 1700-1800Robert Bloomfield : lyric, class, and the romantic canonEighteenth-century English labouring-class poetsSelected poemsThe works of John ClareJohn Clare : new approachesSelected poetry and prose
Alternative Names
Goodridge, John A. 1953-

Languages
English (128)

Italian (1)