John Keble Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Battiscombe, Georgina. John Keble: A Study in Limitations. London: Constable and Co., 1963, 395 p.

Critical biography of Keble that explores his influence on the Oxford Movement and Anglicanism.


Edgecombe, Rodney Stenning. “Keble's Christian Year Surveyed.” In Two Poets of the Oxford Movement: John Keble and John Henry Newman, pp. 35-167. Cranbury, N. J.: Associated University Presses, 1996.

Extensive stylistic analysis of The Christian Year, in which Edgecombe minimizes Keble's poetic debt to William Wordsworth.

Griffin, John. “John Keble and The Quarterly Review.” In Review of English Studies XXIX, No. 116 (November 1978): 452-56.

Discusses a neglected review essay of Keble's “as a masterpiece of early Wordsworthian criticism” and considers Keble's early liberalism.

Hale, John K. “‘Hail! Gladdening Light’: A Note on John Keble's Verse Translations.” Victorian Poetry 24, No. 1 (Spring 1986): 92-95.

Probes Keble's changes to the Christian Hymn “Hail! Gladdening Light” in his translation from the original Greek.

Martin, B. W. “Wordsworth, Faber, and Keble: Commentary on a Triangular Relationship.” In Review of English Studies XXVI, No. 104 (November 1975): 436-42.

Studies the mutual influence of Keble, William Wordsworth, and Frederick William Faber using epistolary evidence.

Additional coverage of Keble's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography,Vols. 32 and 55.