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Introduction

Michael Millgate

in Testamentary Acts: Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183662
eISBN:
9780191674099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183662.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Many writers of the last two centuries looked at Sir Walter Scott as a supreme model of career closure and of noble dying. In his last years, aware of the immensity of his reputation, he collaborated ... More


What About Merit?

H. J. Jackson

in Those Who Write for Immortality: Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300174793
eISBN:
9780300213300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300174793.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes how Leigh Hunt and Barry Cornwall failed to maintain their reputation, to argue that literary quality or merit only plays a part in the reputation of a writer. Both Cornwall ... More


Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

Amber K. Regis and Deborah Wynne (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992460
eISBN:
9781526128317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992460.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and afterlives examines the persistent fascination and creative engagement with Charlotte Brontë’s life and work in the context of the bicentenary of her birth. The essays ... More


John Murray and ‘the Demon of Silence’: Byron in Exile1

Mary O’Connell

in Byron and John Murray: A Poet and His Publisher

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381335
eISBN:
9781781384916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381335.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores the impact of Byron’s exile on his professional and personal relationship with John Murray. Murray was a notoriously indolent correspondent and his failure to write regularly to ... More


“Out of Space, Out of Time”: The Virginia Novels of Julien Green

Casey Clabough

in Inhabiting Contemporary Southern and Appalachian Literature: Region and Place in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041735
eISBN:
9780813043944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041735.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Understanding what variables truly establish and erode literary reputations is a tricky and sometimes hopeless endeavor, especially when the context is confined to the space of a given nation or ... More


Jules Verne and the French Literary Canon

Arthur B. Evans

in Jules Verne: Narratives of Modernity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236948
eISBN:
9781781380604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236948.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the relationship between Verne and the French literary canon. It begins in the 1863–1905 period, when the Académie Française refused to acknowledge Verne as a writer of ‘real’ ... More


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