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 234
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  • ISBN-10: 1414445296
  • ISBN-13: 9781414445298
  • DDC: 809
  • Shipping Weight: 3.05 lbs ( 1.38 kgs)
  • 472 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2011, 2011
  • © 2011 | Published



Here is a convenient source of commentary on the careers and works of acclaimed poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists and philosophers who died between 1800 and 1899. Each volume presents overviews of four to eight authors with chronologically arranged criticism representing the entire range of response to each author. Approximately 90-95% of critical essays are full text. Every fourth volume is a Topics volume covering major literary movements, trends and other topics related to nineteenth-century literature.

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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

  • Author, nationality, topic, and title indexes.
  • Cumulative title index to the entire series is published separately.
  • Introduction to the author.
  • Primary bibliography.
  • Annotated criticism.
  • Annotated list of further reading sources.
  • Entries in this volume include: Guy de Maupassant, Herman Melville and George Sand.

What's New

  • Author portrait.


"This well-established set complements Gale's other series in literary criticism. Popular in libraries serving undergraduates and high school students." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999


"A very good bridge to significant and representative criticism." -- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

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Table of Contents

Literary Criticism Series Advisory Board.
Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893.
French short story writer, novelist, journalist, poet, playwright, travel writer, and essayist.
Herman Melville 1819-1891.
Entry devoted to the novel Billy Budd, Foretopman (1924).
George Sand 1804-1876.
French novelist, essayist, short story writer, novella writer, autobiographer, and playwright.
Literary Criticism Series Cumulative Author Index.
Literary Criticism Series Cumulative Topic Index.
NCLC Cumulative Nationality Index.
NCLC-234 Title Index.