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Butler, Marilyn

Works: 142 works in 591 publications in 5 languages and 10,185 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Novels  Gothic fiction  Satirical literature  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Publications about Marilyn Butler
Publications by Marilyn Butler
Publications by Marilyn Butler, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Marilyn Butler
Jane Austen and the war of ideas by Marilyn Butler( Book )
57 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in English and held by 1,593 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 )
43 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,273 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 )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 949 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 )
13 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 libraries worldwide
The works of Mary Wollstonecraft by Mary Wollstonecraft( Book )
54 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
This seven-volume collection brings together the known works of Mary Wollstonecraft, the eighteenth-century philosopher, writer and women's rights advocate. Condemned by her contemporaries for her unconventional lifestyle, Wollstonecraft was later recognised as a founding figure of the feminist movement. She was also an acute observer of the political upheavals of the French revolution and advocated educational reform. Wollstonecraft's writings, which include A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Thoughts on the Education of Daughters, are recognised as cornerstone texts in the development of feminist thought. This book is therefore a vital reference to the student of feminist history, and will also be of value to any reader interested in the origins of feminism
Peacock displayed : a satirist in his context by Marilyn Butler( Book )
13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Burke, Paine, Godwin, and the revolution controversy ( Book )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 578 libraries worldwide
William Blake by William Blake( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 380 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 )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
The story of four generations of Rackrent heirs: the dissipated spendthrift Sir Patrick O'Shaughlin, the litigious Sir Murtagh Rackrent, the cruel husband and gambling absentee Sir Kit Rackrent, and the generous but improvident Sir Condy Rackrent. The work is largely satirical exposing Anglo-Irish landlords and their overall mismanagement of the estates they owned at a time when the English and Irish parliaments were working towards formalizing their union through the Acts of Union
William Blake by Robin Hamlyn( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
"William Blake is one of the most influential, but also one of the most perplexing, of all British artists. Probably best known for his verses of the hymn "Jerusalem" and his poem "The Tyger," he produced an enormously varied range of visual work - including prints, illuminated books, drawings, and paintings - appealing to a more diverse audience than perhaps any other artist." "This illustrated volume, published to accompany the largest Blake exhibition ever mounted, closely examines Blake's vision, personal mythology, political views, and highly idiosyncratic painting techniques. An analysis of Blake's life-long interest in the Gothic, both as a source of his own distinctive style and as an ideal of spiritual and artistic integrity, leads into a study of his life during the 1790s, when his radical political interests and innovative printmaking techniques came together to form a totally new visionary art. This is followed by an investigation into the sources from which he developed his ideas, language, and images - including an explanation of the key characters that populated his imaginative universe. Finally, the culmination of Blake's highly original vision, his major illuminated books, including Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience, Europe, and Jerusalem, are unveiled. Throughout, a wealth of reproductions bring Blake's vision to life." "In two opening essays, Peter Ackroyd, author of the definitive biography of the artist, introduces Blake the man, exploring the apparent contradictions of his complex personality, and Marilyn Butler, an expert on the poetry of the era, casts new light on Blake in the context of the social, cultural, and literary environment of his time."--BOOK JACKET
Mapping mythologies : countercurrents in eighteenth-century poetry and cultural history by Marilyn Butler( Book )
11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
"In this groundbreaking work of revisionary literary history, Marilyn Butler traces the imagining of alternative versions of the nation in eighteenth-century Britain, both in the works of a series of well-known poets (Akenside, Thomson, Gray, Collins, Chatterton, Macpherson, Blake) and in the differing accounts of the national culture offered by eighteenth-century antiquarians and literary historians. She charts the beginnings in eighteenth-century Britain of what is now called cultural history, exploring how and why it developed, and the issues at stake. Her interest is not simply in a succession of great writers, but in the politics of a wider culture, in which writers, scholars, publishers, editors, booksellers, readers all play their parts. For more than thirty years, Marilyn Butler was a towering presence in eighteenth-century and romantic studies, and this major work is published for the first time"
The novels and selected works of Maria Edgeworth by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Literature as a heritage, or, Reading other ways by Marilyn Butler( Book )
13 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 libraries worldwide
When a poor cousin, Fannie Price, comes to live at the estate of the sophisticated Bertram family, she suffers from the condescension of her haughty relatives and from the hopeless love she bears for their youngest son. Life becomes even more complicated when she is forced into a rivalry with a charming and vivacious newcomer. Fannie will have to question her most cherished beliefs about herself and her world as she struggles to make a home for herself
Jane Austen by Marilyn Butler( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Definitive, concise, and very interesting ... From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the world-famous Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. The Very Interesting People series includes the following titles: 1. William Shakespeare by Peter Holland 2. George Eliot by Rosemary Ashton 3. Charles Dickens by Michael Slater 4
An essay on Irish bulls by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Romantic atheism : poetry and freethought, 1780-1830 by Martin Priestman( file )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Exploring links between Romanticism and the first burst of outspoken atheism in Britain, Priestman examines the major Romantic poets in their most intellectually radical periods, and many contemporary poet-intellectuals and controversialists. Above all, he conveys Romantic atheism's excitement and dramatic appeal to new developments in politics, science and comparative mythology
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Alternative Names
Evans, Marilyn 1937-2014
Marilyn Butler British literary critic
Marilyn Butler Brits literatuurcritica (1937-2014)
English (293)
Chinese (4)
German (1)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)
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