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Gifford, William 1756-1826

Overview
Works: 270 works in 1,009 publications in 2 languages and 10,928 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Periodicals  Poetry  Parodies, imitations, etc  Anecdotes  Controversial literature  Newspapers  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Arranger, cnm, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PR2602, 822.3
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posthumous Publications by William Gifford, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by William Gifford
The baviad and Mæviad. By William Gifford, Esq by William Gifford ( Book )
70 editions published between 1797 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin by Anti-Jacobin ( Book )
23 editions published between 1800 and 1924 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Quarterly review ( )
in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The plays of Philip Massinger : in four volumes by Philip Massinger ( Book )
18 editions published between 1805 and 1966 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatic works and poems by James Shirley ( Book )
16 editions published between 1833 and 1969 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson ( Book )
84 editions published between 1816 and 1910 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epistle to Peter Pindar. By the author of The Baviad by William Gifford ( )
38 editions published between 1790 and 1800 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The satires of Juvenal, Persius, Sulpicia and Lucilius by Juvenal ( Book )
59 editions published between 1850 and 2005 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Jonson was the greatest of Shakespeare's contemporaries. His fame rests not only on the numerous plays he had written, but on his achievements over three decades as principal masque writer to the early Stuart court, where he had worked in creative, if at times stormy, collaboration with Inigo Jones. One of the most accomplished poets of the age, he was, in fact if not in title, the first Poet Laureate in England. This biography draws on freshly discovered writings by and about Ben Jonson, and locates his work within the social and intellectual contexts of his time, and it depicts a life full of drama. Jonson's early satirical play, The Isle of Dogs, landed him in prison, and brought all theatrical activity in London to a temporary, and very nearly permanent, standstill. He was "almost at the gallows" for killing a fellow actor after a quarrel, and converted to Catholicism while awaiting execution. He supped with the Gunpowder Conspirators on the eve of their planned coup at Westminster. After satirizing the Scots in Eastward Ho! he was imprisoned again, and throughout his career was repeatedly interrogated about plays and poems thought to contain seditious or slanderous material. Throughout this biography, the auithor provides the fullest picture available of Jonson's personal, political, spiritual, and intellectual interests, and he discusses all of Jonson's major poetry and drama, plus some newly discovered works. Jonson emerges from this study as a more complex and volatile character than previously depicted, and as a writer whose work strikingly foresees the modern age
The works of John Ford by John Ford ( Book )
23 editions published between 1869 and 2010 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Juvenal's satires, with the satires of Persius by Juvenal ( Book )
7 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Works by John Ford ( Book )
5 editions published between 1869 and 1965 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Anti-Jacobin, or, Weekly examiner ( )
in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis by Juvenal ( Book )
26 editions published between 1802 and 1836 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes dedicatory poem to Dryden by William Congreve
The Baviad a paraphrastic imitation of the first satire of Persius by William Gifford ( )
25 editions published between 1791 and 1793 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of Ben Jonson; with notes critical and explanatory, and a biographical memoir by Ben Jonson ( Book )
26 editions published between 1816 and 2004 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mæviad By the author of the Baviad by William Gifford ( )
17 editions published between 1795 and 1796 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Anti-Jacobin ; or, Weekly examiner. ( )
in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The plays of Philp Massinger by Philip Massinger ( Book )
26 editions published between 1805 and 1966 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The plays of Philip Massinger, from the text of William Gifford. With the addition of the tragedy "Believe as you list." by Philip Massinger ( Book )
16 editions published between 1868 and 1897 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gifford, W. 1756-1826
Gifford, W. (William), 1756-1826
Languages
English (570)
Latin (7)
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