Papers of Robert William Chapman (1881-1960) 1884-1967


Papers of Robert William Chapman (1881-1960), 1884-1967

Papers of Robert William Chapman (1881-1960) 1884-1967

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Chapman, R.W. (Robert William), 1881-1960 (person)

Robert William Chapman (1881-1960) graduated from the University of Oxford, and was employed by the university's Clarendon Press from 1906 to 1942. He edited numerous scholarly editions of Jane Austen and Samuel Johnson. The culmination of his career was The Letters of Samuel Johnson, which he began researching in the mid-1920s, and completed in 1952. This remained the definitive edition of Johnson's correspondence until Bruce Redford's The Letters of Samuel Johnson in 1992. From the...

Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882 (person)

Trollope was born on Apr. 24, 1815 in London, England; attended Winchester and Harrow; worked as a junior clerk in the General Post Office and was then transferred as a postal surveyor to Ireland; in 1859 he moved back to London, resigning from the civil service in 1867; stood unsuccessfully as a Liberal candidate for Parliament in 1868; became a novelist, known for his Barsetshire and Palliser series of novels, among others; individual novels include: Barchester Towers (1857), Can you forgive h...

Robert William Chapman, 1881-1960 (person)

Robert William Chapman (1881-1960) was an editor of Jane Austen, Samuel Johnson and Anthony Trollope. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography . From the guide to the Papers of Robert William Chapman (1881-1960), 1884-1967, (Bodleian Library, University of Oxford) ...

Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 (person)

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was one of the leading literary figures of eighteenth-century England. He is best remembered for compiling the first comprehensive dictionary of the English language, published in 1755. Prominent among his diverse other works, he also wrote the satirical History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (1759), edited The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare (1765), and produced the important Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets (first collect...

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 (person)

Jane Austen (b. December 16, 1775, Steventon, Hampshire, England–d. July 18, 1817, Winchester, England) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Her use of biting irony, along with her realism and social commentary, have earned her acclaim among critics and scholars. With the publications of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814)...