Testamentary Acts, Paperback book

Testamentary Acts: Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy[Paperback]

by Michael Millgate

0 out of 5 (0 ratings)

Format:
Paperback 
Pages:
288 
Publisher:
Oxford University Press 
Publication Date:
13 July 1995 
Category:
Literary Studies: General 
ISBN:
9780198183662 

Description

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.

Also by Michael Millgate

Facebook comments