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Carroll, David 1932-

Works: 13 works in 105 publications in 3 languages and 6,570 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Anecdotes  Pastoral fiction  Biography  Didactic fiction  Bibliography  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: PR4662, 823.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Carroll
Middlemarch a study of provincial life by George Eliot( )
17 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 2,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writing at the very moment when the foundations of Western thought were being challenged and undermined, George Eliot fashions in Middlemarch (1871-2), the quintessential Victorian novel, a concept of life and society free of the dogma of the past yet able to confront the scepticism that was taking over the age
George Eliot: the critical heritage by David Carroll( Book )
22 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Made up of excerpts from Eliot's major works: Scenes of clerical life, Adam Bede, The mill on the floss, Silas Marner, Romola, Felix Holt, Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, The legend of Jubal
Chinua Achebe by David Carroll( Book )
22 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Chinua Achebe
Silas Marner the weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gentle linen weaver is wrongly accused of a theft, and exiles himself to the rustic village of Raveloe
George Eliot and the conflict of interpretations : a reading of the novels by David Carroll( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Polish and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two versions of George Eliot, both very influential, have emerged from the study of her life and work. One is the radical Victorian thinker, formidably learned in a whole range of intellectual disciplines, to which she made major contributions during her early years in London. The other is the reclusive novelist, enigmatic, sybilline, celebrating through her fiction the communal values which were being eroded in the modern world. This study brings the two together, and by placing her within the crisis of belief and value acted out in the mid-nineteenth century, it reveals the unity of her whole career. George Eliot saw this crisis as one of interpretation, and the intensity of her writing comes from the vivid, almost apocalyptic, awareness that traditional modes of interpreting the world were breaking down irrevocably. This study shows how, in response to this, she redefined the nature of Victorian fiction--its presentation of character, the role of the narrator, the structure of narrative, the depiction of social and historical change. Each of her novels becomes an experiment which tests to the point of destruction a variety of Victorian myths, orthodoxies and ideologies, as it moves towards its climax--the inevitable contradiction which disconfirms all theories of life. George Eliot and the conflict of interpretations articulates the tension, novel by novel, between the writer's suspicion of orthodox creeds and her urgent need to restore values in a sceptical age. Each attempt to break through the conflict of interpretations acknowledges the urgency of the need and the provisional nature of any resolution
Richard Simpson as critic by Richard Simpson( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes essays on Dante and Hugo
Chinua Achebe, novelist, poet, critic by David Carroll( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a revised edition of Chinua Achebe (1980), a critical study of the most widely known African writer, which now incorporates a discussion of his most recent work, including his major new novel, Anthills of the Savannah. The study examines the context in which he writes - that complex intermingling of his own Igbo society and European colonialism - before undertaking a critical discussion of the five main novels, his poetry and short stories. Throughout, there is an underlying concern with Achebe's system of values and the pressure on them through periods of colonialism, independence, po
A literary tour of Gloucestershire and Bristol by David Carroll( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the Ibo heartland of eastern Nigeria, one of Africa's best-known writers describes the conflict between old and new in its most poignant aspect--the personal struggle between father and son
Leafing through literature : writers' lives in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire by David Carroll( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete works of George Eliot by George Eliot( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Longman literature in English series ( )
in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Penguin Classics Introduction to Silas Marner by George Eliot by David Carroll( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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English (97)
Polish (1)
Italian (1)