Bibliography

John Lovell Beddoes, former chairman of the Thomas Lovell Beddoes Society, has prepared this catalog of materials in his private collection.

The following list of resources updates the bibliography compiled and published on the web by the late Dr. Gerald McDaniel.

WORKS BY BEDDOES PUBLISHED DURING HIS LIFETIME (in chronological order)

“The Comet.” The [London] Morning Post. July 15, 1819.

The Improvisatore. London: J. Vincent, 1821.

The Brides’ Tragedy. London: Rivington, 1822.

“The Romance of the Lily.” The Album (August 1823).

“[A translation of Schiller’s] Philosophic Letters.Oxford Quarterly Magazine (June 1825).

WORKS BY BEDDOES PUBLISHED AFTER HIS DEATH (in chronological order)

Death’s Jest-Book, or the Fool’s Tragedy. London: William Pickering 1850.

The Poems, posthumous and collected, of Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Thomas Forbes Kelsall, ed. 2 vols. London: William Pickering, 1851. With Memoir.

The Poetical Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Edmund Gosse, ed. London: J.M. Dent, 1890. With Memoir.

The Letters of Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Edmund Gosse, ed. London: E. Mathews & J. Lane; New York: Macmillan, 1894. Reprinted New York: B. Blom, 1971.

The Poems of Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Ramsay Colles, ed. London: G. Routledge; New York: E.P. Dutton, 1907.

The Complete Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Edmund Gosse, ed. London: Fanfrolico, 1928.

Thomas Lovell Beddoes: An Anthology. F.L. Lucas, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge U P, 1932.

The Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes. H.W. Donner, ed. London: Oxford U P, 1935. Reprinted New York: AMS, 1978.

Thomas Lovell Beddoes: Plays and Poems. H.M. Donner, ed. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1950.

Selected Poems. Judith Higgens, ed. Manchester: Carsanet Press, 1976.

Death’s Jest-Book: Or, the Day Will Come. Alan Halsey, ed. Sheffield, Eng.: West House Books, 2003.

Death’s Jest-Book: The 1829 Text. Michael Bradshaw, ed. New York: Routledge, 2003.

The Ivory Gate: Later Poems & Fragments. Alan Halsey, ed. Hastings, Eng.: ReScript Books, 2011.

BOOK-LENGTH STUDIES OF BEDDOES (in chronological order)

Snow, Royall H. Thomas Lovell Beddoes: Eccentric and Poet. New York: Covici-Friede, 1928.

Donner, H.W. The Browning Box. London: Oxford U P, 1935.

Donner, H.W. Thomas Lovell Beddoes: The Making of a Poet. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1935.

Thompson, James R. Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Twayne English Author Series. Boston: Twayne, 1985.

Berns, Ute and Michael Bradshaw, ed. The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2007.

BOOKS CONTAINING STUDIES/COMMENTARIES ON BEDDOES (in chronological order)

Stoddard, Richard Henry. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes.” Under the Evening Lamp. New York: Scribner’s, 1892.

Elton, Oliver. A Survey of English Literature 1780-1830. London: Edward Arnold, 1912.

Symons, Arthur. Figures of Several Centuries. London: Constable, 1916.

Hearn, Lafcadio. Life and Literature. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1917.

Pierce, Frederick E. Currents and Eddies in the English Romantic Generation. New Haven: Yale U P, 1918.

Meynell, Alice. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes.” The Second Person Singular and Other Essays. London: Oxford U P, 1922.

Strachey, Lytton. “The Last Elizabethan.” Books and Characters. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1922.

Saintsbury, George. A History of 19th Century Literature. New York: Macmillan, 1930.

Blunden, Edmund. “Beddoes and His Contemporaries.” Votive Tablets. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries, 1932.

Gregory, Horace. “On the Gothic Imagination and the Survival of Thomas Lovell Beddoes.” The Shield of Achilles. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1944.

Heath-Stubbs, John. The Darkling Plain. London: Eyre & Spottiswood, 1950.

Bloom, Harold. The Visionary Company. London: Faber & Faber, 1961.

Frye, Northrop. A Study of English Romanticism. New York: Random House, 1968. Reprinted Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1982. [Includes studies of Death’s Jest-Book, along with studies of Shelley’s “Prometheus Unbound” and Keats’ “Endymion.”]

Bush, Douglas. Mythology and the Romantic Tradition in English Poetry. New York: Norton, 1963.

Jack, Ian. English Literature 1815-1832. Vol. 10 in Oxford History of English Literature. Oxford: Oxford U P, 1963.

Saintsbury, George. A History of English Prosody. London: Macmillan, 1910. Vol. 3.

Nicholl, Allerdyce. A History of English Drama 1660-1900. Vol. 4. Cambridge: Cambridge U P, 1966.

New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, 3: 409-411. [Bibliography up to 1967.]

Wilmer, Eleanor. Gathering the Winds: Visionary Imagination and Radical Transformation of Self and Society. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1975.

SELECTED BEDDOES CRITICISM (in chronological order)

Monthly Review, or Literary Journal, 95 (Jun 1821): 218-219.

Monthly Review, or Literary Journal, 100 (Jan 1823): 96-97.

Procter, Bryan Waller [“Barry Cornwall”]. “The Brides’ Tragedy.” London Magazine, 7 (Feb 1823): 169-172.

Procter, Bryan Waller [“Barry Cornwall”]. “A Letter from One of the ‘Dramatists of the Day.” London Magazine, 9 (Mar 1824): 272-276.

Darley, George [“John Lacy”]. “A Sixth Letter to the Dramatists of the Day,” London Magazine, 8 (Dec 1823): 645-652.

Darley, George [“John Lacy”]. “Postscript to the Letter to the Dramatists,” London Magazine, 9 (Jan 1824): 60-64.

Darley, George [“John Lacy”]. “John Lacy’s Reply to Terentius Secundus, a ‘Dramatist of the Day.'” London Magazine, 9 (May 1824): 469-473.

The Athenaeum, 5 Jan 1833: 1.

Forster, John. “Death’s Jest-Book, or the Fool’s Tragedy.” The Examiner, 20 Jul 1850: 461-463.

The Athenaeum, 26 Oct 1850: 1115-1116.

The Athenaeum, 20 Sep 1851: 989-990.

Forster, John. [A Review of The Collected Poems of 1851.] The Examiner, 27 Sep 1851: 611-615.

“Mister Buttle’s Review.” Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 89 (Oct 1856): 447-449.

Kelsall, Thomas Forbes. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes.” Fortnightly Review, 13 (Jul 1872): 51-75.

Hillard, Kate. “A Strayed Singer.” Lippincott’s Magazine, 12 (Nov 1873): 550-557.

Gosse, Edmund. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes.” The Athenaeum, 20 Oct 1883: 445-455.

Gosse, Edmund. “A Prose Romance by T.L. Beddoes.” Times Literary Supplement, 11 Mar 1890: 97.

“The Poems of Thomas Lovell Beddoes.” The Saturday Review, 29 Nov 1890: 620-621.

Crosse, Mrs. Andrew. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes.”Temple Bar, 101 (Mar 1894): 357-370.

Hannigan, D.F. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes: A ‘Forgotten Oxford Poet.'” Westminster Review, 149 (May 1898): 484-492.

Miller, Barnette. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes.” The Sewanee Review, 9 (Jul 1903): 306-336.

Potter, G.R. “Did Thomas Lovell Beddoes Believe in the Evolution of Species?” Modern Philology, 21 (Aug. 1923): 89-100.

Rickword, Edgell. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes.” The London Mercury, 9 (Dec 1923): 162-174.

Bayley, A.R. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes.”Times Literary Supplement, 28 Mar 1924: 260.

Pierce, Frederick E. “Beddoes and the Continental Romanticists.” Philological Quarterly, 6 (1927): 123-132.

Church, Richard. “Beddoes: The Last of the Alchemists.” The Spectator, 9 Feb 1929: 188-189.

Blunden, Edmund. “The English Vision.” Times Literary Supplement, 2 Nov 1933: 737.

Meyerstein, E.M.W. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes.”English, 3 (Spring 1940): 8-15.

Johnson, Hiram Kellogg, M.D. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes: A Psychiatric Study.” Psychiatric Quarterly, 17 (1943): 446-469.

Howarth, R.G. “Two Poems of Beddoes.” Notes and Queries, 20 Sep 1947: 410-411.

Coxe, Louis. “Beddoes: The Mask of Parody.” Hudson Review, 6 (Summer 1953): 257-265.

Donner, H.W. “Echoes of Beddoesian Rambles.” Studia Neophilologica, 33 (1961): 219-264.

Hoyt, Charles Alva. “Theme and Imagery in the Poetry of T.L. Beddoes.” Studia Neophilologica, 35 (1963): 85-103.

Donner, H.W. “T.L. Beddoes to Lenhard Tobler: Eight German Letters.” Studia Neophilologica, 35 (1963): 227-255.

Nickerson, Charles C. “Beddoes’ Readings in Bodley.” Studia Neophilologica, 36 (1964): 261-265.

Donner, H.W. “Two German Poems Attributed to T.L. Beddoes.” Studia Neophilologica, 39 (1967): 17-37.

Harrex, Anne. “‘Death’s Jest-Book and the German Contribution: Part I–Literary and Philosophical Influences in ‘Death’s Jest-Book.'” Studia Neophilologica, 39 (1967): 15-17.

Harrex, Anne. “‘Death’s Jest-Book and the German Contribution: Part II–Romantic Irony and ‘Death’s Jest-Book.'” Studia Neophilologica, 39 (1967): 302-318.

Lundin, Jon. “T.L. Beddoes at Gottingen.” Studia Neophilologica, 43 (1971): 484-499.

Burwick, Frederick. “The Anatomy of Revolution: Beddoes and Buchner.” Pacific Coast Philology, 6 (April 1971): 5-12.

Burwick, Frederick. “Beddoes and the Schweizerischer Republikaner.” Studia Neophilologica, 44 (1972): 90-112.

Agar, John. “Isbrand and T.L. Beddoes’ Aspiring Hero.” Studia Neophilologica, 45 (1973): 372-391.

Ricks, Christopher. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes.” Grand Street, 1 (1982): 32-48.

Ricks, Christopher. “Pilgrim Misery: Thomas Lovell Beddoes (Part II).” Grand Street, 2 (1984): 90-102.

Wieselhuber, Franz. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes.” Beyond the Suburbs of the Mind: Exploring English Romanticism, ed. Michael Gassenmeier and Norbert H. Platz. Essen: Blaue Eule, 1987.

Watkins, Daniel P. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes’s The Brides’ Tragedy and the Situation of Romantic Drama.” SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, 29 (Autumn 1989): 699-712.

Moylan, Christopher. “T.L. Beddoes, Romantic Medicine, and the Advent of Therapeutic Theater.” Studia Neophilologica, 63 (1991): 181-188.

Hermann, Chad. “Daughters, Wives, and Mothers: Women’s Oppression in Thomas Lovell Beddoes’ The Brides’ Tragedy.” Mount Olive Review, 6 (Spring 1992): 115-121.

Ashbery, John. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes.” Brick 61 (Winter 1998): 50-51.

Guy-Bray, Stephen. “Beddoes, Pygmalion, and the Art of Onanism.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 52.4 (March 1998): 446-470.

O’Neill, Michael. “‘A Storm of Ghosts’: Beddoes, Shelley, Death, and Reputation.” Cambridge Quarterly 28.2 (1999): 102-115.

Moylan, Christopher. “In the Air: T.L. Beddoes and Pneumatic Medicine.” Studia Neophilologica 73.1 (2001): 48-54.

Blaine, Virginia. “Browning’s Men: Childe Rolande, Homophobia and Thomas Lovell Beddoes.” Australasian Victorian Studies Journal 7 (2001): 1-11.

Wilson, Frances. “‘Strange Sun’: Melancholia in the Writing of Thomas Lovell Beddoes.” Bucknell Review 45.2 (2002): 127-142.

Baker, John Haydn. “‘Georgium Sidus’: Thomas Lovell Beddoes and the Discovery of Uranus.” Notes and Queries 49(247).1 (2002): 46-47.

Baker, John Haydn. “‘Toms Laocoön’: A Newly Discovered Poem by Thomas Lovell Beddoes.” Victorian Poetry 40.3 (2002): 261-266.

Crossan, Greg. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes’s Death’s Jest-Book: An OED Oversight.” Notes and Queries 49(247).4 (2002): 486-489.

Moylan, Christopher. “‘For Luz Is a Good Joke’: Thomas Lovell Beddoes and Jewish Eschatology.” British Romanticism and the Jews: History, Culture, Literature, ed. Sheila A. Spector. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

Purinton, Marjean D. “Staging the Physical: Romantic Science Theatricalized in T.L. Beddoes’s The Brides’ Tragedy.” European Romantic Review 14.1 (2003): 81-95.

Crossan, Greg. “Unnoticed Words in Beddoes for OED.” Notes and Queries 50(248).4 (2003): 446-453.

Crossan, Greg. “Beddoes Words for OED Supplementary to the Kelsall Corpus.” Notes and Queries 51(249).4 (2004): 421-426.

Hoeveler, Diane Long. “Dying Brides: Anti-Catholicism and the Gothic Demonization of Fertility.” Studies in the Humanities 32.2 (2005): 145-167.

Berns, Ute. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes and the German Sciences of Life.” Poetica 38.1-2 (2006): 137-165.

Karlin, Daniel. “On Being Second-Rate: The Skeleton Art of Thomas Lovell Beddoes.” Yearbook of English Studies 36.2 (2006): 35-50.

Berns, Ute. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes and Johann Friedrich Blumenbach.” British and European Romanticisms, ed. Christoph Bode and Fritz-Wilhelm Neumann. Trier, Ger.: Wissenschaftlicher, 2007.

Baulch, David M. “’Death and his sweetheart’: Revolution and Return in Death’s Jest-Book.” The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes, ed. Ute Berns and Michael Bradshaw. Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2007. Print.

Berns, Ute. “Performing Genres in Death’s Jest-Book: Tragedy as Harlequinade.” The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes, ed. Ute Berns and Michael Bradshaw. Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2007. Print.

Bradshaw, Michael. “The Jest-Book, the Body, and the State.” The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes, ed. Ute Berns and Michael Bradshaw. Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2007. Print.

Burwick, Frederick. “Death’s Jest-Book and the Pathological Imagination.” The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes, ed. Ute Berns and Michael Bradshaw. Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2007. Print.

Halsey, Alan. “Beddoes and the Threatre of Cruelty; or, the Problem of Isbrand’s Sister: Some thoughts arising while re-editing Death’s Jest-Book.” The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes, ed. Ute Berns and Michael Bradshaw. Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2007. Print.

Hoeveler, Diane Long. “Dying with a Vengeance: Dead Brides and the Death-Fetish in T.L. Beddoes.” The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes, ed. Ute Berns and Michael Bradshaw. Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2007. Print.

Hörmann, Raphael. “’Liberty[‘s] smile melts tyrants down in time’: T.L. Beddoes’s Death’s Jest-Book and German Revolutionary Discourse in Heine, Börne, and Büchner.” The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes, ed. Ute Berns and Michael Bradshaw. Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2007. Print.

Johnston, Andrew James. “Thomas Lovell Beddoes and the Vampires of History: Reading the Poet’s German Prose.” The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes, ed. Ute Berns and Michael Bradshaw. Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2007. Print.

Leach, Nat. “Between the ‘Hostile Body’ and the ‘Hieroglyphic Human Soul’: The Ethics of Beddoes’s ‘Mental Theatre.’” The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes, ed. Ute Berns and Michael Bradshaw. Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2007. Print.

Moylan, Christopher. “T.L. Beddoes’s Terminable or Interminable End.” The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes, ed. Ute Berns and Michael Bradshaw. Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2007. Print.

O’Neill, Michael. “’The latch-string of a new world’s wicket’: Poetry and Agency in Death’s Jest-Book; or The Fool’s Tragedy.” The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes, ed. Ute Berns and Michael Bradshaw. Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2007. Print.

Purinton, Marjean D. “Three of Thomas Lovell Beddoes’s Dramatic Fragments: Fractured Techno-Gothic Appendages and Thomas Beddoes’s Hygëia.” The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes, ed. Ute Berns and Michael Bradshaw. Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2007. Print.

Rees, Shelley. “The Brides’ Tragedy and the Myth of Cupid and Psyche.” The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes, ed. Ute Berns and Michael Bradshaw. Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2007. Print.

Edgecombe, Rodney Stenning. “Operatic Sources for Death’s Jest-Book.” Notes and Queries 55(253).4 (2008): 441-442.

Edgecombe, Rodney Stenning. “An Allusion to Endymion in Beddoes’s ‘Phantom-Wooer.'” Notes and Queries 55(253).4 (2008): 440-441.

THESES AND DISSERTATIONS (in chronological order)

Hoyt, Charles Alva. Studies in Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Thesis. Columbia University, 1961.

Good, Donald W. Thomas Lovell Beddoes: A Critical Study of His Major Works. Ph.D. diss. Ohio State University, 1968.

Agar, John Stephen. The Anatomy of a Poet: The Poetry and Plays of Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Ph.D. diss. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1972.

McCartney, Glenn Robert. Death’s Jest-Book and Its Background. Ph.D. diss. Denver University, 1972.

Kurjian, Douglas Charles. Dualism in the Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Ph.D. diss. St. John’s University, 1973.

Mirarchi, Margaret Klett. A Study of the Grotesque in the Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Ph.D. diss. University of Pennsylvania, 1973.

Angell, Leslie Ekberg. A Dance with Death: Image and Theme in the Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Ph.D. diss. University of Massachusetts, 1974.

McDaniel, Gerald G. Thomas Lovell Beddoes and His Literary Context: A Critical History and Analysis. Ph.D. diss. University of Texas at Austin, 1976.

Ross, Gregory Patrick. The Cherub and the Bacchanal: The Poetry of Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Ph.D. diss. UCLA, 1983.

Venkateswaran, Pramila. The Stone and the Web: Romantic Irony in the Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Ph.D. diss. George Washington University, 1988.

Moylan, Christopher Michael. Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849): Medicine, Politics, and Therapeutic Theater. Ph.D. diss. Boston University, 1989.

Rees, Shelley S. Gender and Desire in Thomas Lovell Beddoes’ The Brides’ Tragedy and Death’s Jest-Book. Ph.D. diss. University of North Texas, 2002.