A variorum edition
, edited by Richard van den Berg, Abingdon, Routledge, 2015, 514 pp., [pounds sterling]126.00, ISBN: 9781138014589
The Variorum Edition
of the Poetry of John Donne, Volume 3: The Satyres edited by Gary A.
Explicitly drawing inspiration from the late Madeleine Doran (initially herself an advocate of revision) and from Richard Knowles (staunchly and influentially opposed to revision), whose New Variorum edition
of King Lear, soon to be published, was made available to him in manuscript, Vickers offers another interpretation of the two printings.
Furthermore, digital endeavors like John Rink's Online Chopin Variorum Edition
(http://www.ocve.org.uk/) or Jesse Rodin's Josquin Research Project (http://josquin.stanford.edu/) increasingly dictate the terms of complete editions.
King says that, since this is not a variorum edition
of Lewis's poetry, he does not give differences between the drafts of the same poem (4-5); but he states, in a different paragraph, that he does give "minor variations between Lewis's holograph version and the published version" of "certain narrative poems" (5).
Following four pages of general introduction, Hudspeth reviews each of the ten volumes in self-contained essays that average five or six pages, with the exception of Volume IV, Representative Men, which receives ten pages; volumes VIII and IX, Letters and Social Aims and Poems: A Variorum Edition
respectively, which receive about nine pages each, and Volume 10, Uncollected Prose Writings, which receives 19 pages of review because of the complexity of the editorial problems involved.
A Variorum edition
of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer; v.2 The Canterbury tales; pt.
In the course of dismissing Helen Gardner's attempt to restore the 1633 sequence of twelve Holy Sonnets, Targoff invokes the recent Variorum edition
and remarks, "the Variorum in fact eschews any ordering of the poems, organizing them simply in the alphabetical order of their first lines" (109).
Press, 2006), but his immediate purpose here is to provide the necessary theoretical context for the Variorum Edition
Online, an equally monumental (albeit still unwieldy) digital version of Foxe's Book of Martyrs that traces the myriad changes in what was one of the most important and pervasive works-in-progress in early modern England.
Rolland Hein, the editor of Lilith: A Variorum Edition
, offers a convincing and meticulous exploration of MacDonald's reliance on the structure of Dante's Divine Comedy.
Stubbs even prints a citation of The Variorum Edition
of the Poetry of John Donne as if all of its volumes were currently in print, rather than just the four that have been published.
In the second chapter, King tells the long and complex publication history of the Acts and Monuments, from Foxe's initial Latin prototypes published on the continent to four massive versions published in England during Foxe's lifetime (these four main editions of the Acts and Monuments can now be viewed in an online variorum edition
: www.hrionline.ac.uk/johnfoxe) to a further five editions and several abridgements published during the next century.