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Brennan, Elizabeth M.

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Works: 10 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 1,789 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Domestic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Yearbooks  Didactic fiction  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR4566, 822.3
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Publications about Elizabeth M Brennan
Publications by Elizabeth M Brennan
Most widely held works by Elizabeth M Brennan
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster( Book )
42 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
"The essays in this volume not only acknowledge but also foreground the questions of gender raised by feminist historiography, and in this they represent an important intervention in a critical tradition which has deflected issues of gender and sexuality. Many of the critical enquiries included in this volume are motivated by feminism and by an endeavour to see how the general cultural situation of Jacobean women might have become plausible or even exemplary as a subject for Webster's tragedy."--BOOK JACKET
The white devil by John Webster( Book )
25 editions published between 1966 and 1994 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
Based on historical events that occurred in Italy during the 1580s, this dark Jacobean drama is considered one of the finest of the period. The White Devil centers on the love affair between the Duke of Brachiano and Vittoria Corombona, two of the play's many unscrupulous characters. Despite her role as a vicious heroine, Vittoria elicits sympathy in her attempt to endure a deeply corrupt society. In The White Devil both evil and good characters are drawn into schemes involving political intrigue, adulterous desire, and bloody revenge. Criticized for its plot construction, the play is noted for its characterizations and use of dramatic tension and physical horror
The old curiosity shop by Charles Dickens( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
The sensational bestselling story of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, seems to belong less to the history of the Victorian novel than to folklore, fairy tale, or myth. The sorrows of Nell and her grandfather are offset by Dickens's creation of a dazzling contemporary world inhabited by some of his most brilliantly drawn characters-the eloquent ne'er-do-well Dick Swiveller; the hungry maid known as the "Marchioness"; the mannish lawyer Sally Brass; Quilp's brow-beaten mother-in-law; and Quilp himself, the lustful, vengeful dwarf, whose demonic energy makes a vivid counterpoint to Nell's purity. Annotation. The story of 'Little Nell' gripped the nation when it first appeared. Described as a 'tragedy of sorrows', it tells of Nell uprooted from a secure and innocent childhood and cast into a world where evil takes many shapes, the most fascinating of which is the stunted, lecherous Quilp. He is Nell's tormenter and destroyer, and it is his demonic energy that dominates the book
The old curiosity shop : with the original illustrations by Charles Dickens( Archival Material )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Overview: A bestseller that gripped the nation when it was first published, The Old Curiosity Shop is a novel of sharp contrasts: of life and death, youth and age, desire and innocence, humour and villainy. For the character of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, Dickens drew on a tragedy in his own life, the death at the age of seventeen of his sister-in-law Mary Hogarth. Five years later he wrote, 'the desire to be buried next her is as strong upon me now ... and I know (for I don't think there ever was love like that I bear her) that it will never diminish.' The sorrows of Nell and her grandfather are offset by Dickens's creation of a dazzling contemporary world inhabited by some of his most brilliantly drawn characters -- the eloquent ne'er-do-well Dick Swiveller; the hungry maid known as the 'Marchioness'; the mannish lawyer Sally Brass; Quilp's brow-beaten mother-in-law, and Quilp himself, the lustful, vengeful dwarf, whose demonic energy makes a vivid counterpoint to Nell's purity
The devil's law-case by John Webster( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 libraries worldwide
The children's book of Irish saints by Elizabeth M Brennan( Book )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The year's work in English studies. Jubilee volume ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
'The dull duty of an editor' : working with Webster and Dickens; The Hilda Hulme Memorial Lecture by Elizabeth M Brennan( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The year's work in English studies by Geoffrey Harlow( Book )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The Duchess of Malfi, ed. by John Webster( Book )
in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
 
Alternative Names
Brennan, Elizabeth
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English (87)
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