Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Nineteenth-Century Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, Short-Story Writers, & Other Creative Writers

  • Series Name: Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Series
  • Volume 285
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  • ISBN-10: 1414494025
  • ISBN-13: 9781414494029
  • DDC: 809
  • Shipping Weight: 3.05 lbs ( 1.38 kgs)
  • 360 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2014, 2014
  • © 2014 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available



Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism assembles critical responses to the works of 19th-Century authors of all sorts—novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians and writers from other genres—from every region of the world.

Each of the more than 280 volumes in this long-standing series profiles approximately 3-6 novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers or other creative and nonfiction writers by providing full-text or excerpted criticism reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Clear, accessible introductory essays followed by carefully selected critical responses allow end-users to engage with a variety of scholarly views and conversations about authors, works and literary topics. Introductory essays are written and entries compiled by professional literature researchers and other subject matter experts. A full citation and annotation precede each of the approximately 50 essays per volume; many include an author portrait. The series currently covers nearly 600 authors and also includes numerous entries focusing on literary topics and individual works. Student’s writing papers or class presentations, instructors preparing their syllabi, or anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the 19th Century will find this a highly useful resource.

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Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Series

Each print volume in this long-standing series profiles approximately four to eight literary figures who died between 1800 and 1899 by providing full-text or excerpted criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals.

Features and Benefits

  • Entries in this volume include: Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Charles Dickens, and Mary Lamb.
  • Cumulative title index to the entire series is published separately.
  • Introduction to the author.
  • Primary bibliography.
  • Annotated criticism.
  • Annotated list of further reading sources.

What's New

  • Author, nationality, topic and title indexes.

Table of Contents

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer 1836-1870 (Spanish poet, translator, journalist, and short-story writer).
Charles Dickens 1812-1870 (Entry devoted to the short-story collection Sketches by Boz, 1836-37).
Mary Lamb 1764-1847 (English children’s author, poet, and essayist).