Attributing Authorship: An Introduction by Harold LoveAttributing Authorship: An Introduction by Harold Love

Attributing Authorship: An Introduction

byHarold Love

Paperback | July 15, 2002

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Recent literary scholarship has seen a shift of interest away from questions of attribution. This book is the first comprehensive literary survey of the field to appear in forty years. It revisits a number of famous controversies, including those concerning the authorship of the Homeric poems, books from the Old and New Testaments, and the plays of Shakespeare. Written with wit and erudition, the study makes this intriguing field accessible for students and scholars.
Title:Attributing Authorship: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:July 15, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521789486

ISBN - 13:9780521789486

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations; Illustrations; Introduction; Acknowledgements; 1. Individuality and sameness; 2. Historical survey; 3. Defining authorship; 4. External evidence; 5. Internal evidence; 6. Stylistic evidence; 7. Gender and Authorship; 8. Craft and science; 9. Bibliographical evidence; 10. Forgery and attribution; 11. Shakespeare and Co.; 12. Arguing attribution; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Drawing on a wide range of authorship studies and thoroughly conversant with the methods discussed, Love is essential reading for anyone investigating the authorship of a document or evaluating the evidence behind an attribution."
-MLA: Literary Research Guide