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Testamentary Acts By Michael Millgate (University Professor of English, University Professor of English, University of Toronto)

Testamentary Acts
by Michael Millgate (University Professor of English, University Professor of English, University of Toronto)

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This literary study uncovers the strategies of self-protection and self-projection - textual and personal, before and after death - by which authors seek in old age to enhance posterity's view of themselves and their work.
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Testamentary Acts: Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy by Michael Millgate (University Professor of English, University Professor of English, University of Toronto)

The testamentary acts of Michael Millgate's title are those strategies of self-protection and self-projection - textual and personal, before and after death - by which authors seek in old age to enhance posterity's view of themselves and their work. The four figures examined here in detail - Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Henry James, and Thomas Hardy - sought to maintain their personal privacy and control the integrity of their 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 omitted items they no longer wished to preserve.

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detailed, elegantly-written and acutely thoughtful book ... he traces marvellously the aims and consequences of "explicit and implicit testamentary acts". * Sunday Telegraph *
lucid yet magnificently detailed narratives * Times Higher Education Supplement *

About Michael Millgate (University Professor of English, University Professor of English, University of Toronto)


Millgate is author of the acclaimed Hardy: A Biography (Clarendon Paperback), Thomas Hardy Collected, Selected Letters, and editor of Lord Tennyson: Selected Poems (NOES, 1963, reissued 1973)

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Testamentary Acts: Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy by Michael Millgate (University Professor of English, University Professor of English, University of Toronto)
Michael Millgate (University Professor of English, University Professor of English, University of Toronto)
Used - Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1995-07-13
288
0198183666
9780198183662
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.