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Born in September 11, 1700 / Died in August 27, 1748 / United Kingdom / English


Other info : Bibliography


  • Hilbert H. Campbell, James Thomson (1700-1748): An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Editions and the Important Criticism (New York: Garland, 1976).
  • Patrick Murdoch, "An account of his life and writings," in The Works of James Thomson, edited by Murdoch (London: Printed for A. Millar, 1762).
  • Douglas Grant, James Thomson: Poet of "The Seasons," (London: Cresset, 1951).
  • Percy G. Adams, Graces of Harmony: Alliteration, Assonance, and Consonance in Eighteenth-Century British Poetry (Athens, Ga: University of Georgia Press, 1977).
  • R.R. Agrawal, Tradition and Experiment in the Poetry of James Thomson (1700-1748) (Salzburg: Universität Salzburg, 1981).
  • David R. Anderson, "Emotive Theodicy in 'The Seasons,'" in Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, volume 12, edited by Harry C. Payne (Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1983), pp. 59-76.
  • John Arthos, The Language of Natural Description in Eighteenth-Century Poetry (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1949).
  • James Boswell, Boswell on the Grand Tour: Germany and Switzerland, 1764, edited by Frederick A. Pottle (London: Heinemann, 1953), p. 37.
  • John Chalker, The English Georgic; a Study in the Development of a Form (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969).
  • Ralph Cohen, The Art of Discrimination: Thomson's "The Seasons" and the Language of Criticism (Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1964)--includes a checklist of the editions of The Seasons (1726-1929);
  • Cohen, The Unfolding of "The Seasons" (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1970).
  • Dwight L. Durling, The Georgic Tradition in English Poetry (New York: Columbia University Press, 1935).
  • Donald J. Greene, "From Accidie to Neurosis: The Castle of Indolence Revisited," in English Literature in the Age of Disguise, edited by Maximillian E. Novak (Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1977), pp. 131-156.
  • Dustin Griffin, Regaining Paradise: Milton and the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986).
  • Jean H. Hagstrum, The Sister Arts: The Tradition of Literary Pictorialism and English Poetry from Dryden to Gray (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958), pp. 243-267.
  • Raymond Dexter Havens, The Influence of Milton on English Poetry (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1922).
  • William Hone, The Table Book, of Daily Recreation and Information (1827), in Hone's Works, 4 volumes (London: William Tegg, 1878), pp. 468-470, 603-604, 708-710.
  • D. W. Jefferson, "The Place of James Thomson," Proceedings of the British Academy, 64 (1978): 233-258.
  • William Powell Jones, The Rhetoric of Science: A Study of Scientific Ideas and Imagery in Eighteenth-Century Poetry (Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1966).
  • Michael G. Ketcham, "Scientific and Poetic Imagination in James Thomson's 'Poem Sacred to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton,'" Philological Quarterly, 61 (Winter 1982): 33-50.
  • John Loftis, The Politics of Drama in Augustan England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1963).
  • Loftis, "Thomson's Tancred and Sigismunda and the Demise of the Drama of Political Opposition," in The Stage and the Page: London's "Whole Show" in the Eighteenth-Century Theatre, edited by George Winchester Stone, Jr. (Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1981), pp. 34-54.
  • Alan Dugald McKillop, The Background of Thomson's "Liberty" (Houston: Rice Institute, 1951).
  • McKillop, The Background of Thomson's "Seasons" (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1942).
  • Marjorie Hope Nicolson, Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory: The Development of the Aesthetics of the Infinite (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1959).
  • Nicolson, Newton Demands the Muse (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1946).
  • Eric Rothstein, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Poetry, 1600-1780, Routledge History of English Poetry, volume 3 (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981).
  • Mary Jane W. Scott, James Thomson, Anglo-Scot (Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1988).
  • John Sitter, Literary Loneliness in Mid-Eighteenth-Century England (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1982).
  • Patricia Meyer Spacks, The Poetry of Vision: Five Eighteenth-Century Poets (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1967), pp. 13-65.
  • Spacks, The Varied God: A Critical Study of Thomson's "The Seasons" (Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1959).