The Resource Testamentary acts : Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy, Michael Millgate

Testamentary acts : Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy, Michael Millgate

Label
Testamentary acts : Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy
Title
Testamentary acts
Title remainder
Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy
Statement of responsibility
Michael Millgate
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The testamentary acts of Michael Millgate's title are those strategies of self-protection and self-projection by which authors attempt in old age to enhance posterity's view of themselves and their work. The four figures examined in detail here--Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Henry James, and Thomas Hardy--sought to maintain posthumous control over their personal privacy and the integrity of their finally approved texts by, for example, destroying documents, writing autobiographies, revising their earlier works and supplying them with retrospective prefaces, and publishing so-called 'collected' editions that in fact omitted items they no longer wished to preserve. Such strategies, though widely practised by writers, may yield altogether unanticipated results, and this study also examines the difficult role of such literary executors as Pen Browning, Hallam Tennyson, and Florence Hardy, called upon to exercise a delegated, hence compromised, authority. A concluding chapter gives briefer consideration to the wills and wishes of many other literary figures, from Samuel Johnson to Walt Whitman to Philip Larkin, and argues that biographers, editors, and readers in general need to be more attentive to these authorial end-games--to the often disregarded final years of writers and to the aims and consequences of their explicit and implicit testamentary acts
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Millgate, Michael
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.T48
LC item number
M55 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson
  • Browning, Robert
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Browning, Robert
  • Tennyson, Alfred
  • Tennyson, Alfred
  • Browning, Robert
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • James, Henry
  • Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson
  • Browning, Robert
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • James, Henry
  • Browning, Robert
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • James, Henry
  • Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson
  • English literature
  • Authors, English
  • Transmission of texts
  • Wills
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Autobiography
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Écrivains anglais
  • Actes d'administration
  • Testaments
  • Literaire nalatenschappen
  • Engels
  • Schriftsteller
  • Nachlass
  • Geschichte 1850-1950
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Écrivains anglais
  • Transmission des textes
  • Testaments
  • Canons littéraires
  • Authors, English
  • Authorship
  • Autobiography
  • Canon (Literature)
  • English literature
  • Transmission of texts
  • Wills
  • Großbritannien
  • USA
  • Great Britain
Label
Testamentary acts : Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy, Michael Millgate
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction -- Robert and Pen Browning -- Alfred and Hallam Tennyson -- Henry James -- Thomas Hardy -- Florence Hardy -- Testamentary acts
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 273 p.
Isbn
9780198112761
Lccn
92000050
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25164858
  • (OCoLC)ocm25164858
Label
Testamentary acts : Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy, Michael Millgate
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction -- Robert and Pen Browning -- Alfred and Hallam Tennyson -- Henry James -- Thomas Hardy -- Florence Hardy -- Testamentary acts
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 273 p.
Isbn
9780198112761
Lccn
92000050
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25164858
  • (OCoLC)ocm25164858

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