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 243
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  • ISBN-10: 1414470096
  • ISBN-13: 9781414470092
  • DDC: 809
  • Shipping Weight: 3.20 lbs ( 1.45 kgs)
  • 512 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2011, 2011
  • © 2011 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available



Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism assembles critical responses to the works of 19-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 240 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: Crime & Criminals in Nineteenth century Literature. Theophile Gautier. Judith Sargent Murray.
  • Cumulative title index to the entire series is published separately.
  • Author portrait.
  • Introduction to the author.
  • Primary bibliography.
  • Annotated criticism.
  • Annotated list of further reading sources.
  • 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.

What's New

  • Author, nationality, topic and title indexes.


"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

Crime & Crminals in Nineteenth century Literature.
Gautier, Theophile.
Murray, Judith Sargent.