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Dante’s British Public: Readers and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present

Nick Havely


This is the first account of Dante’s reception in English to address the full chronological span of that process. Responses by individual authors and in certain periods have been studied before, but Dante’s British Public takes a wider and longer view, using a selection of vivid and detailed case- studies to explore some of the conversations about and appropriations of Dante that developed in Britain across more than six centuries, as access to his work extended and diversified. Much of the evidence is drawn from previously unpublished material in (for example) letters, journals, annotations, ... More

Keywords: Dante, Britain, texts, readers, reception, collectors, scholarship, translation, illustration, performance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199212446
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212446.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nick Havely, author
Emeritus Professor of English & Related Literature, University of York