by John Nichol


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781727811117
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

John Nichol (8 September 1833 - 11 October 1894), was a Scottish literary academic, and the first Regius Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Glasgow.
Born in Montrose, Scotland, Nichol was the son of John Pringle Nichol, Regius Professor of Astronomy at the University of Glasgow. John Jr. studied first at Glasgow (1848-55) and then Balliol College, Oxford (1855-9) as a Snell Exhibitioner, graduating with a First-Class degree in Classics, Philosophy and Mathematics. After graduating, Nicholl remained at Oxford as a coach. With Albert Venn Dicey, Thomas Hill Green, Swinburne and others, he formed the Old Mortality Society for discussions on literary matters.

Table of Contents

1. Ancestry and family; 2. Early years and school-life. 1788-1808; 3. Cambridge, and first period of authorship - Hours of Idleness - Bards and Reviewers. 1808-9; 4. Two years of travel. 1809-11; 5. Life in London - correspondence with Scott and Moore - second period of authorship - Harold (I, II), and the Romances. 1811-5; 6. Marriage and separation - farewell to England. 1815-6; 7. Switzerland - Venice - third period of authorship - Harold (III, IV) - Manfred. 1816-20; 8. Ravenna - Countess Guiccioli - the dramas - Cain - Vision of Judgment. 1820-1; 9. Pisa - Genoa - The Liberal - Don Juan. 1821-3; 10. Politics - the Carbonari - expedition to Greece - death; 11. Characteristics, and place in literature.

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