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Coriolanus, 1687-1940 : Shakespeare, the Critical Tradition - David George

Coriolanus, 1687-1940

Shakespeare, the Critical Tradition

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780826458209
Number Of Pages: 482

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Volumes in this series trace the course of Shakespeare criticism, play-by-play, from the earliest items of recorded criticism to the beginnings of the modern period. The focus of the documentary material is from the early 18th century to the first half of the 20th century. Thus the Series makes a major contribution to our understanding of the plays and of the traditions of Shakespearean criticism as they have developed from century to century. The introduction to each volume constitutes an important chapter of literary history, tracing the entire critical career of each play from the beginnings to the present day. Among the scholars included in the 79 texts on Coriolanus by English, European and American writers are Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Ruskin, Walt Whitman, Algernon Charles Swinburne, George Bernard Shaw, John Masefield, Lytton Strachey, John Middleton Murray, and Wyndham Lewis.

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'The scholarship that has gone into making this volume is most impressive and it should be a standard library reference guide for a long time. David George's introduction is substantial and authoritative, and he gathers together material in impressive sweeps'--University of Sussex "English "

Piety overcomes anger, 1687p. 41
The rules of decorum, 1710p. 44
Truly great and truly Roman, 1721p. 48
Not only the spirit, but manners, of the Romans, 1723p. 54
Much my favourite, 1730p. 55
Reasoning up to the truth of history, 1733p. 65
Bred in the court of Nero, 1746p. 66
Ill calculated for representation, 1755p. 67
The petty cavils of petty minds, 1765p. 69
The good sense and shrewd wit of Menenius, 1765-85p. 71
Heroism of a savage kind, 1774p. 73
He becomes a man, at last, 1775p. 76
The solemn should be kept apart from the ludicrous, 1784p. 80
Neither base nor treacherous, 1791p. 82
Scarce a master of numbers, 1792p. 84
Rough, unpleasant, and perhaps disgusting character, 1795p. 85
Those virtuous tribunes, 1796p. 88
He vomits blasphemy, 1811p. 90
Shakespeare's merry humour, 1815p. 93
Severe sublimity of his character, 1817p. 95
Pretensions, arrogance, and absurdity, 1817p. 97
Philosophic impartiality, 1818-19p. 102
Hazlitt's concentrated venom, 1818p. 104
To one class of persons only is he proud, 1824p. 106
The very spirit of classical antiquity, 1832p. 112
The grandeur of sculpture, 1837-9p. 116
Stern, contemptuous, and unpopular, 1840p. 118
Rottenness of popular rule, 1846p. 120
The stuff of a great general, 1849p. 123
So finely blended, 1851p. 130
Great virtues as well as great faults, 1855p. 131
Virgilia, perfect type of wife and mother, 1855-94p. 136
A play of arguments and intercessions, 1856p. 139
Class-aggrandizement, 1863p. 144
His virtues and his faults to extremes, 1863p. 152
Incarnated, uncompromising feudalism, 1871p. 161
His towering arrogance, 1872p. 163
False to himself, 1873p. 173
The man rises with his fall, 1875p. 177
Partizan feelings and acts, 1876p. 183
The pure embodiment of the aristocratic principle, 1876p. 187
The grandest woman in Shakespeare, 1877p. 192
Still a mystery, 1877p. 194
Coriolanus' two sides, good and bad, 1880p. 201
Volumnia victrix, 1880p. 214
Mary Arden Shakespeare as Volumnia, 1886p. 215
Volumnia's self-control and fiery impulsiveness, 1887p. 216
Tragic through his virtues, 1887p. 229
A vindication of natural law, 1889p. 234
Patrician Rome has conquered, 1889p. 238
A pride Titanic, 1891p. 244
A very inferior Satan, 1893p. 249
A passionate excess of inherently noble traits, 1894p. 253
A gigantic will and character, 1896p. 257
War as a gigantic duel, 1896p. 261
The subtle sin of egoism, 1898p. 268
An autocratically-minded poet, 1899p. 272
The greatest of Shakespeare's comedies, 1903p. 279
A noble, even a lovable, being, 1904p. 281
Shakespeare the nemesis, 1905p. 283
The sin of pride, 1906p. 293
The basest of human creatures, 1907p. 296
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ISBN: 9780826458209
ISBN-10: 0826458203
Series: Shakespeare, the Critical Tradition
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 482
Published: 1st July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.28 x 16.31  x 4.22
Weight (kg): 0.89