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Metcalfe, Frederick 1815-1885

Overview
Works: 99 works in 313 publications in 2 languages and 2,347 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Legends  Poetry 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: DG90, 913.38
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Most widely held works by Frederick Metcalfe
Gallus; or, Roman scenes of the time of Augustus. With notes and excursuses illustrative of the manners and customs of the Romans by W. A Becker( Book )

19 editions published between 1849 and 1920 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charicles; or, Illustrations of the private life of the ancient Greeks. With notes and excursuses by W. A Becker( Book )

14 editions published between 1854 and 1899 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallus; or, Roman scenes of the time of Augustus. With notes and excursuses illustrative of the manners and customs of the Romans by W. A Becker( Book )

18 editions published between 1844 and 2013 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxonian in Iceland; or, Notes of travel in that island in the summer of 1860, with glances at Icelandic folk-lore and sagas by Frederick Metcalfe( )

13 editions published between 1861 and 2011 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<P>Written by Rev. Frederick Metcalfe,<em>The Oxonian in Iceland</em>is a 1861 volume of the author's travels in the Land of the Sagas. In addition to engravings of historic sites, the text includes information on early Icelandic folklore and sagas.<em><br /></em></p>
Charicles: or, Illustrations of the private life of the ancient Greeks by W. A Becker( Book )

13 editions published between 1845 and 1899 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallus : or, Roman scenes of the time of Augustus by W. A Becker( )

17 editions published between 1844 and 2010 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical fictionalisations are popular with a wide readership today. The better examples avoid expediency with historical fact, but bring dramatic life to otherwise dry chronology. It is therefore surprising to find sober German historical erudition utilising a fictional narrative to impart a copious amount of detail. However, this style found a readership far wider than just the scholarly. By combining historical learning with dramatisation, Gallus, published in 1838, became a best-seller in Germany and was quickly translated for the English market. Perhaps not to the taste of the English, however, was the somewhat burdensome apparatus of the notes which broke the narrative after each section. These were distilled and placed as footnotes, so that the narrative flowed freely. The depth of learning which abounds throughout the book is an attribute of this significant work which should not be overlooked when engaging with the novelty of its approach
Charicles : illustrations of the private life of the ancient Greeks : with notes and excursuses by W. A Becker( )

3 editions published in 1854 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Englishman and the Scandinavian; or, A comparison of Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse literature by Frederick Metcalfe( Book )

10 editions published between 1880 and 2007 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charicles: or, Illustrations of the private life of the ancient Greeks, with notes and excursuses by W. A Becker( Book )

10 editions published between 1845 and 1911 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of German literature. Based on the German work of Vilmar by Frederick Metcalfe( Book )

8 editions published between 1858 and 2016 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passio et miracula beati Olaui by Eysteinn Erlendsson( Book )

14 editions published between 1881 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallus by W. A Becker( Book )

7 editions published between 1849 and 1898 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charicles : or, Illustrations of the private life of the ancient Greeks ; with notes and excursuses ; from the german of Professor Becker by W. A Becker( Book )

3 editions published between 1845 and 1854 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxonian in Norway; or, Notes of excursions in that country in 1854-1855 by Frederick Metcalfe( Book )

5 editions published between 1856 and 1857 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxonian in Thelemarken; or, Notes of travel in southwestern Norway in the summers of 1856 and 1857. With glances at the legendary lore of that district by Frederick Metcalfe( Book )

6 editions published in 1858 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charicles : illustrations of the private life of the ancient Greeks by W. A Becker( Book )

3 editions published in 1854 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aeneid of Virgil : with English notes -- a metrical clavis and -- index by Virgil( )

6 editions published between 1846 and 1868 in English and Latin and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxonian in Norway; or, Notes of excursions in that country in 1854-1855 by Frederick Metcalfe( )

6 editions published between 1856 and 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxonian in Iceland : with glances at Icelandic folk-lore and sagas by Frederick Metcalfe( Book )

5 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Gallus : or, Roman scenes of the time of Augustus
Covers
The Englishman and the Scandinavian; or, A comparison of Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse literature
Alternative Names
Frederick Metcalfe Church of England clergyman and Scandinavian scholar

Metcalfe, F. 1815-1885

Languages
English (171)

Latin (10)