Publications (Books)

The following bibliography comprises a complete list of my Books (B), Articles (A), and Reviews (R) from 1967 to the present. There is also available a more detailed list of Selected Works, with excerpts from reviews.

1967 B1 (Editor) Henry Mackenzie, The Man of Feeling (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. xxx, 137 (“Oxford English Novels” series).
1968 B2 Francis Bacon and Renaissance Prose (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. xi, 316.
B3 The Artistry of Shakespeare’s Prose (London: Methuen), pp. ix, 452.
B4 (Editor) Essential Articles for the Study of Francis Bacon (Hamden, CT: Archon Press), pp. xxiii, 323. English publication by Sidgwick & Jackson (London, 1972). – Introduction, pp. xi–xxiii.
B5 (Editor) The World of Jonathan Swift (Oxford: Blackwell; Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press), pp. ix, 273. – Introduction, pp. 1–24.
1969 B6 (Editor) Seventeenth Century Prose: An Anthology (London: Longman), pp. 266.
1970 B7 Classical Rhetoric in English Poetry (London: Macmillan), pp. 180.
1973 B8 Towards Greek Tragedy (London: Longman), pp. xvi, 658; repr. 1979.
1974 B9 (Editor) Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage. Volume 1. 1623–1692 (London and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul), pp. xi, 448.
B10 (Editor) Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage. Volume 2. 1693–1733 (London and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul), pp. xi, 549.
1975 B11 (Editor) Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage. Volume 3. 1733–1752 (London and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul), pp. xii, 487.
1976 B12 (Editor) Hooker: The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. An Abridged Edition. Co-editor: A.S. McGrade (London: Sidgwick & Jackson), pp. 413. Introduction 2: “Hooker’s Prose Style”, pp. 41–59.
B13 (Editor) Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage. Volume 4. 1753–1765 (London and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul), pp. xiv, 583.
B14 Shakespeare’s Coriolanus (London: Edward Arnold), pp. 68. (“Studies in English Literature” series).
1978 B15 Francis Bacon (London: Longman), pp. 46; repr. in British Writers, ed. I. Scott-Kilvert, Vol. 1 (New York: Scribner’s, 1979), pp. 257–74.
1979 B16 (Editor) Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage. Volume 5. 1765–1774 (London and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul), pp. xvi, 569.
B3a The Artistry of Shakespeare’s Prose. Revised Edition (London: Methuen), pp. x, 452.
1981 B17 (Editor) Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage. Volume 6. 1774–1801 (London and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul), pp. 650.
1982 B18 (Editor) Rhetoric Revalued. Papers from the International Society for the History of Rhetoric (Binghamton, NY: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies), pp. 281. – Introduction, pp. 13–39.
1984 B19 (Editor) Occult and Scientific Mentalities in the Renaissance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. xiv., 408. – Introduction, pp. 1–55.
1985 B20 (Editor) Arbeit, Musse, Meditation. Betrachtungen zur Vita activa und Vita contemplativa (Zurich: Verlag der Fachvereine), pp. 307. (Proceedings of an international symposium held at the Centre for Renaissance Studies in 1981). – Introduction, pp. 1–19.
1986 B21 (Editor) Public and Private Life in the Seventeenth Century: The Mackenzie-Evelyn Debate (Delmar, NY: Scholars’ Facsimiles and Reprints), pp. xlii, 277. – Introduction, pp. ix–xlii.
B19a (Editor) Occult and Scientific Mentalities in the Renaissance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. xiv., 408. – Introduction, pp. 1–55; paperback edn. ISBN-13: 9780521338363.
1987 B22 (Editor) English Science, Bacon to Newton (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. xi, 244.
B1a (Editor) Henry Mackenzie, The Man of Feeling (Oxford: Oxford University Press); reprint with corrections and bibliographical additions, pp. xxx, 137.
1988 B23a In Defence of Rhetoric (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. xi, 508.
B24 Francis Bacon, German translation of  B15 and A30 by Reinhard Kaiser (Berlin: Wagenbach), pp. 78.
1989 B25 Classical Rhetoric in English Poetry; second ed., with new Preface and additional bibliography (Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press), pp. vii, 186.
B23a In Defence of Rhetoric; paperback edition, with corrections and bibliographical additions (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. xi, 508. ISBN 978-0-19-811791-9
B26 Returning to Shakespeare (London: Routledge), pp. viii, 257.
1990 B19a Mentalidades ocultas y científicas en el Renacimento (Madrid: Alianza Editorial), pp. 318. Abridged Spanish translation of B19 by Jorge Vigil Rubio.
1991 B20 (Editor) second, revised ed., Arbeit, Musse, Meditation, Studies in the Vita activa and Vita contemplativa (Zürich: Verlag der Fachvereine, and Stuttgart: Teubner), pp. 332. – Introduction, pp. xvii–xxii.
1993 B27 Appropriating Shakespeare: Contemporary Critical Quarrels (New Haven and London: Yale University Press), pp. xvi, 501. Paperback ed. 1994; repr. 1996.
1994 B23a Storia della retorica (Bologna: il Mulino), pp. 649. Italian translation of B23 by Rocco Coronato; introduction by Andrea Battistini.
1996 B28 (Editor) Francis Bacon (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. li, 813. (“The Oxford Authors”)
B29 (General editor) Shakespeare. The Critical Tradition. King John, ed. by Joseph Candido (London and NJ: Athlone Press), pp. xvi, 415. General Editor’s Preface, pp. vi–ix.
1997 B23b In Defence of Rhetoric. Third, corrected edn. (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
1998 B30 (Editor) Francis Bacon, History of the Reign of King Henry VII. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. x, 281. (“Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought”)
B31 (General editor) Shakespeare. The Critical Tradition. Richard II, 1780–1920, ed. by Charles Forker (London and NJ: Athlone Press), pp. xviii, 593. General Editor’s Preface, pp. x–xv.
1999 B32 (Editor) Francis Bacon, The Essays and Counsels, Civil and Moral (Oxford World’s Classics): pp. xliii, 216.
B33 (General editor) Shakespeare. The Critical Tradition. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1775–1920, ed. by Judith M. Kennedy and Richard F. Kennedy (London and NJ: Athlone Press), pp. xxi, 461. General Editor’s Preface, pp. x–xix.
*2000 B34  (Editor) English Renaissance Literary Criticism (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp.  xv, 675. ISBN: 978-0-19-818679-3
2001 B35 (General editor), Shakespeare. The Critical Tradition. Measure for Measure, 1783–1920, ed. by George Geckle (London and NJ: Athlone Press), pp. xxxvi, 382. General Editor’s Preface, pp. x–xxxiv.
B1b (Editor) Henry Mackenzie, The Man of Feeling, with Introduction and Notes by Stephen Bending and Stephen Bygrave (Oxford World’s Classics); repr. 2009. ISBN: 978-0-19-953862-1
B27a Ripensare Shakespeare. Questioni di critica contemporanea (Milan). Italian translation of B27 by Mario Baccianini, Marina Merella, and Alessandra Di Luzio.
2002 B36 ‘Counterfeiting’ Shakespeare. Evidence, Authorship, and John Ford’s
Funerall Elegye (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. xxvii, 568.
B37 Shakespeare, Co-author. A Historical Study of Five Collaborative Plays (Oxford University Press), pp. xxix, 561. ISBN: 978-0-19-925653-2.
2003 B33a (Editor) English Renaissance Literary Criticism, corrected edition, paperback (Oxford: Oxford University Press). ISBN: 978-0-19-926136-9
2004 B38 (General Editor) Shakespeare. The Critical Tradition. Coriolanus, 1687–1940, ed. by David George (London and New York; Continuum), pp. xxvi, 448. General Editor’s Preface, pp. viii–xxiii.
B37a Shakespeare, Co-author. A Historical Study of Five Collaborative Plays (Oxford University Press), pp. xxix, 561; paperback edition. ISBN: 978-0-19-926916-7; repr. 2008.
2005 B39 (Co-Editor) Shakespeare. The Critical Tradition. The Merchant of Venice, ed. by William Baker and Brian Vickers (London and New York; Continuum), pp. xli, 437. General Editor’s Preface, pp. ix–xli.
B3b The Artistry of Shakespeare’s Prose, Third Edition (London: Routledge), pp.vii, 452.
2007 B40 Shakespeare, ‘A Lover’s Complaint’, and John Davies of Hereford (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. xii, 329.
2008 B41 (Co-author) Mächtige Worte. Antike Rhetorik und europäische Literatur, by Brian Vickers and Sabine Köllmann (Berlin: LIT-Verlag), partial translation of  B23, with new material.
*2011 B42  (Co-editor) The Collected Works of John Ford, Volume I, edited by Gilles Monsarrat, Brian Vickers, and R.J.C.Watt (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. xiv, 720. ISBN: 978-0-19-959290-6.
2012 B42  (Co-editor) (General Editor, The Oxford Francis Bacon): Alan Stewart, with Harriet Knight (eds.), Volume I: The Early Writings, 1584-1596, pp.lxi, 1066. ISBN: 978-0-19-818313-6.
2016 B42 The One King Lear (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016), pp. xxi + 387. ISBN 9780674504844.
B43 The Complete Works of John Ford, Volume II and III (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 29 September, 2016), pp. 992. ISBN 9780198748878.
2023 B44 (Editor) The Complete Works of John Ford, Volume IV (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Originally due January 2023; now expected in June 2023.
B45 Recovering Thomas Kyd: a Canon Restored (Princeton: Princeton University Press). MS delivered February 2023.
2024 B46 (Editor) The Collected Works of Thomas Kyd, 2 vols. (Woodbridge, Boydell and Brewer). Vol. 1 (2024).
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