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The University Press of Virginia edition of The Letters of Matthew Arnold, edited by Cecil Y. Lang, represents the most comprehensive and assiduously annotated collection of Arnold's correspondence available. When complete in six volumes, this edition will include close to four thousand letters, nearly five times the number in G.W.E. Russell's two-volume compilation of 1895. The letters, at once meaty and delightful, appear with a consecutiveness rare in such editions, and they contain a great deal of new information, both personal (sometimes intimate) and professional. Two new diaries are included, a handful of letters to Matthew Arnold, and many of his own that will appear in their entirety here for the first time. Renowned as a poet and critic, Arnold will be celebrated now as a letter writer. Nowhere else is Arnold's appreciation of life and literature so extravagantly evident as in his correspondence. His letters amplify the dark vision of his own verse, as well as the moral background of his criticism. As Cecil Lang writes, 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 nineteenth century, possibly in existence."
Volume 2 covers the years of Arnold's emergence as a critic. During this period, he consolidated his reputation with Essays in Criticism, notably the influential article, "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time." In 1865, in Europe on an official school study, he records his impressions with his usual keen observations of nature within and nature without. His letters to friends (old and new, at home and abroad), to politicians and theologians continue to display an unhurried, unfailing intellect. Writing to his mother and other members of his family, he exhibits a warm, witty, and always observant devotion to his wife, Flu, and young son, Tom, who often accompany him on his travels in England.
Cecil Y. Lang was Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Virginia. He was the editor of The Swinburne Letters, New Writings of Swinburne, and The Pre-Raphaelites and Their Circle, and coeditor of The Tennyson Letters.
Titolo: The Letters of Matthew Arnold: 1860-1865 (...
Casa editrice: University of Virginia Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Hardcover Jul 31, 1997. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. ex library hardback with D/J, usual stamps/markings. 1997 publication by University Press of Virginia with 505pp. Volume 2 of 6 volume set. In very good overall condition. Ready for immediate despatch. Heavy book - 1.2kgs - will ship overseas for extra postage. Codice libro della libreria SFL1-06G2
Descrizione libro University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, 1997. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition. Fine in cloth-covered boards and near fine dust jacket with a short scratch on the front panel. Codice libro della libreria b22517
Descrizione libro University of Virginia Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0813917069 011937 - hardcover - - - Charlottsville: University Press of Virginia (1997). xxi 505 p. Hardbound with DJ. A bright and clean copy. Fine/Fine. - 9780813917061. Codice libro della libreria Z0813917069Z2
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Descrizione libro University of Virginia Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0813917069
Descrizione libro University of Virginia Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0813917069
Descrizione libro University of Virginia Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. annotated edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0813917069
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Descrizione libro Univ of Virginia Pr, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. annotated edition. 505 pages. 9.75x6.75x1.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0813917069