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Butler, Marilyn

Overview
Works: 138 works in 427 publications in 1 language and 8,866 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Satire  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  Love stories  Humor 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works by Marilyn Butler
Jane Austen and the war of ideas by Marilyn Butler ( Book )
45 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of Jane Austen's art in the light of the intellectual ferment of her times argues that she represents a conservative reaction against more permissive, individualistic, and personally expressive types of fiction of earlier years
Romantics, rebels, and reactionaries : English literature and its background, 1760-1830 by Marilyn Butler ( Book )
30 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marilyn Butler places the Romantics into their proper historical setting. She relates the events and developments of the time--the French and American Revolutions,the Napoleonic Wars, the expansion of agriculture, trade, and industry, growing economic and social pressures--to the cultural forces which shaped these writers. She reveals common factors which engaged the separate efforts of so many truly individual creative minds, and the fierce personal and artistic politics of an age in the midst of profound change. She shows that the literature produced during this dynamic, restless time is nowhere near as homogenous as is generally assumed, and she illuminates the ways in which these various experimental works reflected radically new sensibilities and aspirations.--From publisher's description
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catherine Morland meets all the trappings of Gothic horror and imagines the worst. Disaster does eventually strike, as it does in the real world as distinct from the romantic one, but without spoiling the wonderful atmosphere of this story
Maria Edgeworth: a literary biography by Marilyn Butler ( Book )
10 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus, the 1818 text by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ( Book )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shelley's enduringly popular and rich gothic tale confronts some of the most feared innovations of evolutionism and science, topics such as degeneracy, hereditary disease, and humankind's ability to act as creator of the modern world. This new edition, based on the harder and wittier 1818 version of the text, draws on new research and examines the novel in the context of the controversial radical sciences developing in the years following the Napoleonic Wars, and shows the relationship of Frankenstein's experiment to the contemporary debate between champions of materialistic science and proponents of received religion
Peacock displayed : a satirist in his context by Marilyn Butler ( Book )
9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of Mary Wollstonecraft by Mary Wollstonecraft ( Book )
24 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cette version électronique fait partie de InteLex Past Masters Women Writers Series
Burke, Paine, Godwin, and the revolution controversy ( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Blake by Martin Butlin ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published to accompany the largest Blake exhibition ever mounted, this book "closely examines Blake's vision, personal mythology, political views, and highly idiosyncratic painting techniques."--Jacket
Castle Rackrent ; and, Ennui by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thady Quirk, steward to the decaying estate of the Rackrent family, narrates a story of four generations of a dying dynasty in Castle Rackrent. This volume also includes Ennui, the entertaining confessions of the Earl of Glenthorn, a bored aristocrat. Both novels offer a darkly comic and satirical expose of the Irish class system
The novels and selected works of Maria Edgeworth by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Literature as a heritage, or, Reading other ways by Marilyn Butler ( Book )
9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An essay on Irish bulls by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane Austen by Marilyn Butler ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of a widower and the son named after a venerated ancestor who one day hung himself out of boredom
Patronage by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An ambitious work, and Maria Edgeworth's most commercially successful novel, Patronage is an astute and humorous portrayal of the British class system and the different ways in which men and women make their way in the world. Written in 1814, this magnificent novel is not only a comedy of manners but also a meditation on the concept of "patronage", both financial and sexual. The plot revolves around two families--the Percys and the Falconers--whose fortunes mirror and contrast each other. The Falconers accept patronage from Lord Oldborough but by the end of the book it is the Percys who are perceived as possessing the greater moral worth and wealth by dint of their own efforts." -- Back cover
Manoeuvring ; Vivian by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Castle Rackrent ; Irish bulls ; Ennui by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leonora ; Harrington by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Byron, poetics, and history by Jane Stabler ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stabler offers the first full-scale examination of Byron's poetic form in relation to historical debates of his time. Drawing on new archive research into Byron's correspondence and reading, Stabler traces the complexity of the intertextual dialogues that run through his work
 
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