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Professor Adrian Poole

Departments and Institutes


Research Interests

Literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially prose fiction; comparative tragedy; literature and translation; the afterlives of the classics and Shakespeare in English literature; writing on war. Publications include monographs on George Gissing, Henry James, and Shakespeare and the Victorians, and editions of Dickens, Stevenson and James; also Tragedy: Shakespeare and the Greek Example and Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction, and (with Jeremy Maule) The Oxford Book of Classical Verse in Translation. He is a general editor of the series Great Shakespeareans (Continuum), and of The Complete Fiction of Henry James (Cambridge University Press), for which he is himself editing The Princess Casamassima.