Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
6 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • v. 1. 1829-1859
  • v. 2. 1860-1865
  • v. 3. 1866-1870
  • v. 4. 1871-1878
  • v. 5. 1879-1884
  • v. 6. 1885-1888.
Volume 2 of this six volume set covers the years 1860-65, when Arnold emerged as a critic and went on to consolidate his reputation. His letters record his impressions of Europe on an official school study, with observations of nature within and nature without.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813917061 20160528
The publication of all the known letters of Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), when complete in seven volumes, will present close to 4000 letters, nearly five times the number in G.W.E. Russell's two-volume compilation of 1895, many of which appear in their entirety here for the first time. Renowned as a poet and critic, Arnold will be celebrated now as a letter writer. In his introduction, Cecil Y. Lang writes that the letters "may well be the finest portrait of an age and of a person, representing the main movements of mind and of events of nearly half a century and at the same time revealing the intimate life of the participant-observer, in any collection of letters in the 19th century, possibly in existence". Volume 1 begins in 1829 with an account of the Arnold children by their father, the notable headmaster of Rugby School, and closes in 1859, when already a poet and literary critic, Matthew Arnold returned to England after several months on a government educational commission in Europe to find himsef acquiring a European reputation. The letters show him as a child; a schoolboy at Winchester and Rugby; a foppish Oxonian; a worldly young main in a perfect, undemanding job; then as a new husband in an imperfect, too-demanding job; Professor of Poetry at Oxford; and finally as an emergent European critic. The letters, with a consecutiveness rare in such editions, contain a great deal of new information about Arnold and his family, both personal (somtimes intimate) and professional. Two new diaries are included, a long, boyish travelogue-letter and a mature essay-letter on architecture, never before recognized as Arnold's, as well as a handful of letters written to Arnold. Matthew Arnold wrote with wit, humour and warmth of his poetry, his work, his travels throughout Europe and America, and his large and loving family. But most of all, what comes across in these letters, writes Lang, is that "Arnold loved to live - the world within and the world without chiming togther...And he learned to live with a boring, demanding, underpaid, unrewarding occupation largely because - questing intellectual, husband and father, school inspector, clubbable man-about-town and cosmopolite-about-Europe and America, fisherman, skater, voracious reader - he learned to live".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813916514 20160528
The letters in this volume show Arnold, now midway in his professional career, publishing his first volume of poems in a decade and emerging as a critic - simultaneously - of society, of education, of religion, and, as always, of politics. In 1867 he publishes "New Poems", containing several of his best-known and most beloved works, "Dover Beach, "Thyrsis", "Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse", and many others, including the first reprint since 1852 of "Empedocles on Etna", and in 1869 "Culture and Anarchy", of which the germ is visible in a remarkable letter to his mother in 1867, as well as the influential reports on continental schools, and the seminal "St. Paul and Protestantism". The letters to his mother and other family members continue unabated; two of his sons die, their deaths recorded in wrenching accents; his essays, possibly by design, draw flak from all directions, which Arnold evades (any poet to any critic) as adroitly or disarmingly as usual; for two years he takes into his home an Italian prince; and he is awarded an honourary Oxford degree. He remains in every way both Establishment and anti-Establishment, both courteous, as has been said, and something better than courteous: honest.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813917658 20160528
In this final volume of the Virginia edition of Arnold's letters, Arnold joins for the last time a Royal Commission on Education, travelling first to Germany, and then on to Switzerland and Paris. Following his wife and younger daughter, Arnold also makes his second American visit, this time to see "the Midget", his first grandchild. Both missions reveal his well-known and characteristic zest for people and places - new acquaintances, new scenery, the total experience of living - observing, absorbing, recording and moving on. Finally, with maximum nostalgia and minimum regret, he resigned the inspectorship of schools in which he had spent nearly all of his adult existence and settles down, in sweet, bucolic content, to the life of a country squire. Then, tragically, abruptly and predictably, it screeches to a halt. Manifestly, he had lived daily with intimations of mortality. The series-cumulative index included with this volume is a valuable resource for tracking Arnold's records of his active life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813920283 20160528
The emotional and moral centre of this collection is the series of letters written during Arnold's first American visit, during which he ranged from New York and New England to Madison, Chicago, Richmond, Washington, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec. Like most visiting British luminaries, he meets everyone, everywhere, including the president and former president, the Delanos, the Roosevelts, the Vanderbilts and especially Andrew Carnegie. But the visit - a lecture tour taken to pay off his sons debts - had other and far more significant repercussions, for Arnold was accompanied by his wife and by his elder daughter, who met the man she was to marry - the direct cause of a second American visit and, in due course, of a flourishing branch of Arnold descendants in the United States.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813919997 20160528
This is the fourth in a series of six volumes collecting together all the known letters of Matthew Arnold. In his writings, Arnold ranges from religion to literature; "St Paul and Protestantism" in 1870 is followed by "Literature and Dogma, God and the Bible", and "Last Essays on Church and Religion". These books have all more or less been forgotten, but in the 1870s they were an integral part of intellectual culture, as was "Friendship's Garland". Equally, the letters here contribute to chronicle Arnold's personal life in the characteristically intimate note of all his correspondence. Arnold loses a son, a brother and his mother (as well as his mother-in-law), and he moves seamlessly from the marvellous letters to his sister remaining at Fox How almost as of he had been writing all along not merely to an individual but also to a spiritual anchor, or even to his moral centre. Arnold travels to France, Switzerland and Italy, recording as always his incomparable impressions. He settles, finally, in Surrey, and poignantly says farewell to his youth in "George Sand".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813918969 20160528
Green Library
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Complete facsimile images of 190 manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse held in the celebrated Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds. These manuscripts can be read and explored in conjunction with the BCMSV database, which includes first lines, last lines, attribution, author, title, date, length, verse form, content and bibliographic references for over 6,600 poems within the collection. Additional features include interactive essays, biographies, a palaeography section with transcriptions and alphabets, and a large selection of colour images demonstrating over 320 examples of 17th and 18th century English handwriting.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
  • Attributions of Authorship in the Gentleman's Magazine, 1731-1868: a supplement to Kuist
  • A synthesis of finds appearing neither in Kuist's Nichols File nor in de Montluzin's A supplement to Kuist.
Over 5000 attributions of authorship for the first English magazine, searchable as a single database.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
Literary research guide is a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics. This guide evaluates important bibliographies, abstracts, surveys of research, indexes, databases, catalogs, general histories and surveys, annals, chronologies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
1 online resource
  • Introduction & documentation
  • Discrete Witnesses
  • The Temple: poems in parallel display.
Digital Temple offers diplomatic and modern-spelling transcriptions of Williams MS. Jones B62, Bodleian MS. Tanner 307, and The Temple: Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations, first edition (STC 13183, Folger Shakespeare Library copy).
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; Ancient Greek and Roman Culture; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; History; Medieval Studies
Book
v. ; 31 cm.
  • Fasc. 1. A-B --fasc. 2. C --fasc. 3. D-E --fasc. 4. F-G-H
  • fasc. 6. M
  • fasc. 7. N
  • fasc. 8. O
  • fasc. 9. P-Pel
  • fasc. 10. Pel-Phi
  • fasc. 11. Phi-Pos
  • fasc. 12. Pos-Pro --fasc. 13. Pro-Reg
  • fasc. 14. Reg-Sal
  • fasc. 15. Sal-Sol
  • fasc. 16. Sol-Syr
  • fasc. 17. Syr-Z.
This dictionary is an indispensable guide to the study of the Latin Middle Ages. It records the continuing usage of classical and late Latin in this period (6th-16th centuries), but it presents most fully the medieval developments of the language, drawing on a rich variety of printed and manuscript sources. Many new formations from other languages are revealed - some of the borrowings recorded in Latin centuries before their appearance in written vernacular sources. This is the second of the slimmer format fascicules, which are appearing more frequently.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780197262665 20160528
This dictionary is an indispensable guide to the study of Latin in the Middle Ages. Though it records the usage of Classical and Late Latin current in this period (sixth to sixteenth centuries), it presents most fully the medieval developments of the language as revealed in a rich variety of printed and manuscript sources. This fascicule, the fourth of ten, presents hundreds of new formations from other languages - some of the borrowings here recorded in Latin centuries before their appearance in written vernacular sources. Philologists will find many new formations from Latin roots, backformations from other parts of speech, and long entries for important verbs like facere, fieri and habere. Historians will find groups of words around feodum and homagium and homo, philosophers around genus and generalis, theologians around fides and gratia and hypostasis. There are large numbers of words of agricultural and technological interest and many words important in the development of English custom and law. Textual critics and editors will find hundreds of places in which printed texts have been clarified and corrected by manuscript readings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780197260821 20160528
This dictionary is an indispensable guide to the study of the Latin Middle Ages. Though it records the usage of Classical and Late Latin current in this period (6th-16th centuries), it presents most fully the medieval developments of the language as revealed in a rich variety of printed and manuscript sources. Many new formations from other languages are revealed ? some of the borrowings here recorded in Latin centuries before their appearance in written vernacular sources. It is now intended that fascicules will be slimmer than before and will appear more frequently. This sixth fascicule, devoted to just the letter M, is the first in the new format.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780197262405 20160528
Green Library
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
4 v. ; cm.
  • v. 1. 1843-1873
  • v. 2. 1874-1881
  • v. 3. 1882-1886
  • v. 4. 1887-1894.
Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) has come to be considered one of the major poets - not just one of the major women poets - of the Victorian era, eclipsing her famous brother. Leading critics have demonstrated how studies of Rossetti's work, her daily life, her relationships with the Pre-Raphaelites, and her interactions with other women authors of the period can help us understand the unique cultural situation of Victorian women writers. The Letters of Christina Rossetti, four volumes, makes available all of Rossetti's extant letters, almost two-thirds of which have never before been published. These letters come from over one hundred private and institutional collections, scattered from Scotland to Australia. The fourth and final volume of the Letters covers the last eight years of Christina Rossetti's life. In 1887 Rossetti, at the age of fifty-six, was living with her two aged, ailing aunts. In addition to managing the household and nursing her aunts, she published an enlarged edition of her collected poems and, in 1892, wrote her greatest book of devotional prose, The Face of the Deep. She also oversaw the production of a new and enlarged edition of Sing-Song, published in 1893. As a stay-at-home semi-invalid, she maintained a very large correspondence with friends and family members. Her most intimate relationship was with her sole remaining sibling, William Michael Rossetti, but other correspondents include Amelia Bernard Heimann, Caroline Gemmer, Frederic Shields, Rose Donne Hake, Olivia Garnett, Ellen Proctor, Lisa Wilson, Arthur Symons, and Mackenzie Bell, who became her first biographer. In these letters we discover Rossetti's views on subjects as diverse as the artistry of her poems, her health, aging, death, gender roles, money, cats, flowers, games, and her own supposed sinfulness. In May of 1892 Christina Rossetti was diagnosed with breast cancer. The cancer was removed, but she suffered a recurrence in September 1894 and died on December 29th of that year.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813922959 20160528
This first volume of letters reveals intimate details about the Rossetti's family life, their illnesses and their accomplishments. It covers a period of 30 years, and over 300 of the letters are to friends and acquaintances, and Christina Rossetti's brothers, William Michael and Dante Gabriel.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813916866 20160528
As we have reached the centenary of Christina Rosetti's death, she has become considered as one of the major poets of the Victorian era. Leading critics have demonstrated how studies of Rossetti's work, her daily life, her relationship with the Pre-Raphaelites, and her interactions with other women authors of the period can help the people understand the cultural situation of Victorian women writers. When complete in four volumes, this project will make available all of Rossetti's extant letters. The letters in this second volume "expose a woman of powerful intellect, complex emotions, unshakeable convictions and loving heart". Rossetti, 43 years old in 1874, is now an established poet with a strong literary reputation among her contemporaries. But, as Harrison points out in his introduction to the volume, "two thirds of her life was over, and its losses were mounting". The marriage of William Michael, the death of her sister, Maria, Dante Gabriel's addiction to chloral and the illness that led to his death in 1882, and the deaths of close personal and family friends overshadow these years. Her own affliction with Graves' disease contributed to her becoming reclusive and a semi-invalid. She nonetheless continued to work and publish.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813917832 20160528
In recent years Christina Rossetti's star has soared. Rossetti (1830-1894) has come to be considered one of the major poets - not just one of the major women poets - of the Victorian era, eclipsing her famous brother. Leading critics have demonstrated how studies of Rossetti's work, her daily life, her relationships with the Pre-Raphaelites, and her interactions with other women authors of the period can help us understand the unique cultural situation of Victorian women writers. When complete in four volumes, this project will make available all of Rossetti's extant letters, almost two-thirds of which have never been published. The third volume of the "Letters" covers years in which Christina Rossetti lost several important family members, including her mother, her brother Dante, and a young nephew, Michael, and many close friends. Her preoccupation with their illnesses and with memorializing her brother took its toll on her poetic output. In the face of her loss, she turned increasingly to religion and wrote works of devotional prose - "Time Flies", "Letter and Spirit" - not designed to attract much literary attention. Rossetti herself had been diagnozed with Graves' disease in 1872; by 1874 she had recovered but continued to use her earlier health problems to identify herself as a "semi-recluse", which allowed her a degree of freedom she might not have had otherwise. This self-imposed reclusiveness gave rise to a large correspondence, in which her interest and sensibilities were given broad exposure. She devoted more time to favoured causes, including antivivisectionism and the protection of minors, and her letters afford the reader an in-depth perspective on these and other public issues and on the personal values underlying her opinions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813919294 20160528
Green Library
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO): William Shakespeare provides an interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of Shakespeare's works.
Database topics
Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Video
v. in. : facsims. ; 32 cm.
  • v. 1, pt. 1. General introduction. Introduction to the Padua Macbeth. Collations. v. 1, pt. 2. Text of the Padua Macbeth. v. 3, pt. 1. Introductions to the "Nursery." The comedy of errors. Midsummer Night's dream. Collations. v. 3, pt. 2. Text of the "Nursery." The comedy of errors. Midsummer Night's dream (Sigs. N 1[superscript v], N 5[superscript v])--v. 4, pt. 1. Introduction to the Smock Alley Hamlet. Collations. v. 4, pt. 2. Text of the Smock Alley Hamlet--v. 5, pt. 1. Introduction to the Smock Alley Macbeth. Collations.--v. 5, pt. 2. Text of the Smock Alley Macbeth.--v. 6, pt. 1. Introduction to the Smock Alley Othello. Collations. pt. 2. Text of the Smock Alley Othello.--v. 7, pt. 1/2. Introduction to the Smock Alley A Midsummer night's dream. Collations. Text.
Green Library
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
xiii, 369 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource
"Queen Victoria's Journals was launched on 24 May 2012, the anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth in 1819, and as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of HM Queen Elizabeth II. It makes available online digital images of every page in the entire sequence of Queen Victoria's diaries, and provides full transcriptions and keyword searching of the journal entries covering the period from Queen Victoria's first diary entry in July 1832 to her marriage to Prince Albert in February 1840. The Queen Victoria's Journals resource is the product of a unique partnership between the Bodleian Libraries and the Royal Archives, working in collaboration with ProQuest. This website reproduces as high-resolution colour images every page of the surviving volumes of Queen Victoria's journals, along with separate photographs of the many illustrations and inserts within the pages. Each page is also being meticulously transcribed and re-keyed, allowing for journals to be searched."--About.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource : illustrations
This digital collection of British novelist Mary Webb's correspondence, manuscripts, first editions, and photographs was created in connection with the Stanford exhibition "Mary Webb: Neglected Genius, " May 17 through August 29, 2010."
Database topics
General and Reference Works; British and Commonwealth History; Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies; News; Government Information: United States
  • 1. Multi-title periodical indices. Poole's Index to periodical literature (1802-1906) ; Jones & Chipman's Index to legal periodical literature (1786-1922) ; Richardson's index to periodical articles in religion (1890-1899) ; The psychological index (1894-1905) ; Stead's Index to periodicals (1890-1906) ; Cumulative index to a selected list of periodicals (1896-1899) ; Catalog of scientific papers--mechanics, physics, mathematics
  • 2. Book indexes and serial records. ALA guide to general literature ; Wright American fiction II (1851-1875) ; 19th century monograph records ; 19th century periodical records
  • 3. Newspaper indexes. New York times index (1863-1905) ; New York Daily Tribune Index (1875-1906) ; Palmer's Index to the Times (London) (1880-1890) ; Index to the Oregon spectator (1846-1854)
  • 4. Periodical indexes with full text links. Harpers magazine index (1850-1892) ; Atlantic monthly index (1857-1901) ; North American review (1815-1877) ; New England magazine index (1831-1835) ; Southern Historical Society papers ; The American missionary (1878-1901) ; The Bay State monthly (1884-1886) ; The American Whig review (1845-1852) ; The Century (1881-1899) ; The continental monthly (1862-1864) ; The Galaxy (1866-1878) ; Library journal index (1876-1897) ; The International monthly magazine (1850-1852) ; The living age (1844-1900) ; Manufacturer and builder (1869-1894) ; The old guard (1865-1867) ; Punchinello (1870) ; Putnam's monthly (1853-1870) ; Scientific American (1846-1869) ; Scribner's magazine (1887-1896) ; Scribner's monthly (1870-1881) ; The United States democratic review (1837-1859) ; The New England magazine (1886-1900) ; New Englander and Yale review (1843-1892)-- 5. Patent and government document indices. Congressional Record File. Subject matter index of patents issued by the U.S. (1790-1873) ; Descriptive catalog of the government publications of the U.S. (1774-1881) ; Compilation of the message and papers of the presidents (1789-1897) ; Hansard's Index to debates, House of Commons only (1803-1830) ; Hansard's Index to debates, House of Lords only (1803-1830) ; Cobett's Parliamentary history of England (1066-1803) ; Subject matter index of patents issued by the U.S. (1790-1873).
Indexes nineteenth century literature, including newspapers, periodicals, books, and government publications.
Database topics
Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies; Linguistics; General and Reference Works
Journal/Periodical
computer optical discs : col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 user manual + 1 quick reference guide.
Lists English-language articles, books, doctoral dissertations and reviews published anywhere in the world pertaining to bibliography, English language, traditional culture and English Literature. Covers English, American and Commonwealth writers.
Media & Microtext Center
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Physical extent
37 streaming video files : digital, sd., col.
This collection provides access to the 37 Shakespeare plays produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1985.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; Ancient Greek and Roman Culture; Medieval Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource : illustrations, text files, image files, HTML, Flash
  • British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance
  • British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660-1900.
British Literary Manuscripts Online presents facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials. Searching is based on tags and descriptive text associated with each manuscript. Images of the complete manuscript can be viewed, manipulated and navigated on screen. Please note that the text of the manuscripts themselves is not searchable.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
  • Collection I
  • Collection II
  • Collection III
  • Collection IV.
British Periodicals provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images.
Database topics
Art, Architecture and Design; British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Image
1 online resource : HTML, JPEG, Flash, color illustrations
A database of thousands of prints and book illustrations from early modern Britain in fully-searchable form, with ancillary facilities aimed to enhance understanding and appreciation of the material it presents, such as various resources contextualising prints and printmaking, as well as original research on British prints to 1700.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; American History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
  • Resources accessible using only C19 interface: Archives USA.
  • House of Commons Parliamentary papers (UK)
  • Nineteenth century short title catalogue (NSTC)
  • -- Nineteenth century microfiche project
  • Palmer's index to the Times
  • Periodicals index online
  • -- Poole's index to periodical literature
  • Resources accessed directly or via the C19 interface: American periodicals series online
  • British periodicals (Collection 1)
  • Wellesley index to Victorian periodicals.
C19 indexes publications of the Anglo-American World, 1790-1919. Collections expand with each release of the database. You may search the entire index and thus all the resources contained within it, or limit your search to one of the individual resources included in the database.