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Richetti, John J.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 255 publications in 2 languages and 13,376 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Biography  Adventure stories  Young adult works  Sea stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR3403, 823.5
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Most widely held works about John J Richetti
 
Most widely held works by John J Richetti
The Columbia history of the British novel ( )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 2,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What do Pamela, Shamela, and Evelina have in common? Who is Coningsby? Where is The Moonstone? When does one need A Room of One's Own? Why is it that Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit? And just how good is the British novel? These are just a few of the questions answered in The Columbia History of the British Novel. John Richetti's comprehensive history takes us from the birth of the novel in the eighteenth century through its social and culture-conscious growing pains in the nineteenth century to its angst-ridden maturity in the twentieth century. Concise, cohesive, and complementary to any collection of must-read classics, The Columbia History of the British Novel challenges and enlightens us by examining canonical writers as well as women and postcolonial novelists. Discover the origins of the novel in the "scandalous" books of Aphra Behn, Eliza Haywood, and Delarivier Manley and follow its development through Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, and Laurence Sterne against the backdrop of the novel's meteoric rise in the 1700s. Follow Frances Burney and the rise of the woman novelist, and the gothic novel as invented by Horace Walpole and perfected by Mary Shelley and Matthew Lewis. Remember remarkable reunions in Jane Austen; the bond between chivalry, Waverley, and Sir Walter Scott; the Brontes, Amelia Opie, Maria Edgeworth, and the tradition of Romantic women's fiction; Charles Dickens and the professionalization of literature; George Eliot and the novel of ideas; and Wilkie Collins and the sensation mania of the 1860s. Continue through the nineteenth century with the "Condition of England" novels of Benjamin Disraeli and Elizabeth Gaskell, Hardy's tales of class and sexual difference, and Anglo-Indian perspectives on the empire from Rudyard Kipling and Philip Meadows Taylor. Enter the twentieth century and examine the modern novel with Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf. Then trace the anti-modernist movement with Kingsley Amis, C.P. Snow, and Angus Wilson and, finally, keep up with contemporaries - Doris Lessing, A.S. Byatt, Anita Brookner, Julian Barnes, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Jeanette Winterson. The Columbia History of the British Novel lets us do all these things as it presents literary critics: Toni Bowers on early amatory fiction; James Thompson on Jane Austen; Ina Ferris on William Thackeray; David Trotter on Arnold Bennett, George Moore, and George Gissing; Michael Gorra on colonial and postcolonial novels from Rudyard Kipling to Salman Rushdie; Michael Seidel on James Joyce; and Carol McGuirk on postwar feminisms from Margaret Drabble to Angela Carter. The Columbia History of the British Novel examines classics in light of the critical theories of Bakhtin, Lukacs, and Foucault, among others, as well as a panoply of such subgenres as picaresque fiction, adventures, travelogues, utopian and dystopian prose, historical romances, detective novels, sentimental novels, and the Bildungsroman. This superb history also includes brief biographies of novelists discussed and lists of further reading
The English novel in history, 1700-1780 by John J Richetti( )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English Novel in History 1700-1780 provides students with specific contexts for the early novel in response to a new understanding of eighteenth century Britain
The Cambridge companion to the Eighteenth-Century novel by John J Richetti( Book )
39 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The contributors challenge and refine the traditional view of the 18th century novel's origins and purposes, showing that the novel is defined primarily by the new ideological and cultural functions it serves in the emerging world of print culture
Daniel Defoe by John J Richetti( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Places Defoe's works in the context of his life and times in an effort to provide the historical background necessary for a complete understanding of his works
The history of Jemmy and Jenny Jessamy by Eliza Fowler Haywood( )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of over eighty novels, plays, and volumes of poetry, Eliza Haywood is one of the most prolific and high-profile female authors of the eighteenth century. Her last novel, The History of Jemmy and Jenny Jessamy, is original for its unsentimental realism in its depiction of marriage and courtship among the leisure classes of the mid-eighteenth century. In his new introduction, editor John Richetti examines how Haywood's amusing and engaging prose explores the subtleties of eighteenth-century courtship. Out of print since the early nineteenth century, The History of Jemmy and Jenny Je
The Cambridge history of English literature, 1660-1780 by John J Richetti( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780 offers readers discussions of the entire range of literary expression from the Restoration to the end of the eighteenth century. In essays by thirty distinguished scholars, recent historical perspectives and new critical approaches and methods are brought to bear on the classic authors and texts of the period. Forgotten or neglected authors and themes, as well as new and emerging genres within the expanding marketplace for printed matter during the eighteenth century, receive special attention and emphasis. The volume's guiding purpose is to examine the social and historical circumstances within which literary production and imaginative writing take place in the period and to evaluate the enduring verbal complexity and cultural insights they articulate so powerfully."--Jacket
Popular fiction before Richardson: narrative patterns 1700-1739 by John J Richetti( Book )
20 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of those narratives which were written and widely read in England during the first 40 years of the 18th century, but which have been hitherto neglected or despised by historians of the novel. They are seen here as highly successful commercial exploitations of enduring stereotypes
Popular fiction by women, 1660-1730 : an anthology ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though strikingly varied in narrative format and purpose, ranging as they do from the erotic and sensational to the sentimental and pious, they offer a distinct fictional approach to the moral and social issues of the age from a female standpoint
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crusoe leaves the English coast for Africa and finds himself the sole survivor of a shipwreck. On a desert island, he finds another human footprint on the shore, encounters cannibals, and befriends a native
Defoe's narratives ; situations and structures by John J Richetti( Book )
9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge companion to Daniel Defoe by John J Richetti( Book )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daniel Defoe had an eventful and adventurous life as a merchant, politician, spy and literary hack. He is one of the eighteenth century's most lively, innovative and important authors, famous not only for his novels, including Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, and Roxana, but for his extensive work in journalism, political polemic and conduct guides, and for his pioneering 'Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain'. This volume surveys the wide range of Defoe's fiction and non-fiction, and assesses his importance as writer and thinker. Leading scholars discuss key issues in Defoe's novels, and show how the man who was once pilloried for his writings emerges now as a key figure in the literature and culture of the early eighteenth century
The life of Daniel Defoe by John J Richetti( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Life of Daniel Defoe examines the entire range of Defoe's writing in the context of what is known about his life and opinions. The book provides a commentary on most of his voluminous political, religious, moral, and economic journalism, as well as on all of his narrative fictions. All these works are situated in the precise historical circumstances of the eighteenth century in which Defoe was an important and active participant. The biography focuses on Defoe's life and mind as it appears in his writing, and emphasizes his distinctive style and rhetoric."--BOOK JACKET
Philosophical writing : Locke, Berkeley, Hume by John J Richetti( Book )
10 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the original and modern English
Hamlet / Maurice Charney by William Shakespeare( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )
3 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clarissa; or, The history of a young lady by Samuel Richardson( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richardson's masterpiece in letter form, relates the story of a beautiful woman sacrificed to a heartless libertine
Adventures in English literature by William Keach( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Popular fiction by women : 1660 - 1730 ; an anthology by Paula R Backscheider( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The novel in history ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Richetti, J. 1938-
Richetti, J. J. 1938-
Richetti, John.
Richetti, John 1938-
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English (225)
Italian (1)
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