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Chapman, George 1559?-1634

Overview
Works: 765 works in 2,954 publications in 5 languages and 46,310 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides  History  Biography  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Fiction  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Lyricist, ed, Dedicatee
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 822.3
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Most widely held works about George Chapman
 
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Most widely held works by George Chapman
Bussy D'Ambois by George Chapman( Book )
180 editions published between 1607 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 3,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe( Book )
135 editions published between 1598 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hero and Leander is a Greek myth, relating the story of Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite who dwelt in a tower in Sestos, at the edge of the Hellespont, and Leander, a young man from Abydos on the other side of the strait. Leander fell in love with Hero and would swim every night across the Hellespont to be with her. Hero would light a lamp at the top of her tower to guide his way.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chapman's Homer: the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the lesser Homerica by Homer( Book )
31 editions published between 1875 and 2000 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) George Chapman's translations of Homer are among the most famous in the English language. Keats immortalized the work of the Renaissance dramatist and poet in the sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer." Swinburne praised the translations for their "romantic and sometimes barbaric grandeur," their "freshness, strength, and inextinguishable fire." The great critic George Saintsbury (1845-1933) wrote: "For more than two centuries they were the resort of all who, unable to read Greek, wished to know what Greek was. Chapman is far nearer Homer than any modern translator in any modern language." This volume presents the original text of Chapman's translation of the Odyssey (1614-15), making only a small number of modifications to punctuation and wording where they might confuse the modern reader. The editor, Allardyce Nicoll, provides an introduction, textual notes, a glossary, and a commentary. Garry Wills's preface to the Odyssey explores how Chapman's less strained meter lets him achieve more delicate poetic effects as compared to the Iliad. Wills also examines Chapman's "fine touch" in translating "the warm and human sense of comedy" in the Odyssey. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold. --John Keats Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Homer Translations into English, Epic poetry, Greek Translations into English, Odysseus (Greek mythology) Poetry, Achilles (Greek mythology) Poetry, Trojan War Poetry
The widow's tears by George Chapman( Book )
38 editions published between 1612 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eastward ho by George Chapman( Book )
40 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gentleman usher by George Chapman( Book )
33 editions published between 1606 and 1995 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eastward hoe by George Chapman( Book )
69 editions published between 1605 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragedies by George Chapman( Book )
9 editions published between 1910 and 1970 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The comedies by George Chapman( Book )
7 editions published between 1914 and 1961 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iliads of Homer by Homer( Book )
74 editions published between 1611 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All fools by George Chapman( Book )
13 editions published between 1780 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )
57 editions published between 1857 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chapman's translation of Homer's epic the Odyssey, originally published in folio, 1614-16, has become so rare as to be inaccessible to the general reader, and comparatively unknown to the more curious student of old English literature
Poems by George Chapman( Book )
9 editions published between 1941 and 1969 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revenge for honour a tragedie by George Chapman( Book )
31 editions published between 1654 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ascription to Chapman is not generally accepted. Has been identified with "The paraside, or, Revenge for honour", a play registered 1653 as the work of Henry Glapthorne. Cf. Parrott, T.M., ed. Plays and poems of George Chapman, the tragedies, p. 713-720; Thomas, D.L. Modern philology, Apr. 1908, p. 617-636; Cambridge hist. of Engl. lit., v. 6. Reproduction of original in British Library. (marc) 12260930. (stc) Wing C1948. (vid) 57887. (DLPS) A31672.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A31672.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Glapthorne, Henry
The plays of George Chapman: the comedies, a critical edition by George Chapman( Book )
44 editions published between 1914 and 1987 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eastward hoe by George Chapman( Book )
27 editions published between 1780 and 1997 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The revenge of Bussy d'Ambois by George Chapman( Book )
44 editions published between 1612 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Printer's name from STC. Signatures: A-K4. The first leaf is blank except for signature-mark "A. Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. (marc) 99857542. (stc) STC (2nd ed.) 4989. (stc) Greg, I, 307. (vid) 23296. (DLPS) A18421.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A18421.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Bussy d'Amboise, -- 1549?-1579 -- Drama -- Early works to 1800
The works of George Chapman by George Chapman( Book )
35 editions published between 1874 and 1924 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems of George Chapman by George Chapman( Book )
25 editions published between 1941 and 1969 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The plays and poems of George Chapman by George Chapman( Book )
20 editions published between 1910 and 1998 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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French (32)
Italian (10)
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