Author:William John Courthope

William John Courthope

English literary scholar.


  • Addison (1884) (external scan)
  • The liberal movement in English literature (1885)
  • History of English Poetry (1895- ), in 6 vols.
  • Life in poetry: Law in taste; two series of lectures delivered in Oxford, 1895-1900 (1901) (external scan)


  • The Three Hundredth Anniversary of Shakespeare's Birth: A Prize Poem Recited in the Theatre, Oxford, June 8, 1864 (1864)
  • Ludibria Lunæ; or, The Wars of the Women and the Gods, an Allegorical Burlesque (1869)
  • The Paradise of Birds; an Old Extravaganza in a Modern Dress (1870) (transcription project)
  • The Longest Reign: An Ode on the Completion of the Sixtieth Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria (1897)
  • The Country Town and Other Poems (1920)

As editor

  • The Works of Alexander Pope (1871-1889), in 10 vols.
Vols. 1-2 and 6-8 (1871-1872) edited by Whitwell Elwin; vols. 3-5 and 9-10 (1881-1889) edited by William John Courthope.

Works about Courthope



Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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