Joseph Warton Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Vance, John A. Joseph and Thomas Warton: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1983, 190 p.

Annotated bibliography on criticism of Joseph and Thomas Warton's works.


Partridge, Eric. “A Glance at the Wartons.” In his The Three Wartons: A Choice of their Verse, pp. 9-18. Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press, 1927.

Biographical sketch of Thomas Warton, senior, and his sons Joseph and Thomas.


Fairer, David. “The Writing and Printing of Joseph Warton's Essay on Pope.” In Studies in Bibliography, vol. 30, edited by Fredson Bowers, pp. 211-19. Charlottesville, Virginia: The University Press of Virginia, 1977.

Explores the printing and publishing history of Joseph Warton's first and second editions of his Essay on Pope.

Nettleship, Henry. “Pope and His Editors.” In Essays by the Late Mark Pattison, pp. 369-73. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1889.

Describes Joseph Warton's poetry and his critical reaction against the prevailing sentiment towards Alexander Pope's poetics.

Thackeray, Mark. “Christopher Pitt, Joseph Warton, and Virgil.” Review of English Studies 43, no. 171 (August 1992): 329-46.

Compares Joseph Warton's 1753 edition of Virgil's works, containing Christopher Pitt's translation of the Aeneid, with Dryden's more famous translation.

Youngren, William. “Dr. Johnson, Joseph Warton, and the ‘Theory of Particularity.’” Disposito 4, no. 11-12 (summer-autumn 1979): 163-88.

Examines how Joseph Warton and Samuel Johnson's criticism interact to help change the landscape of English literary criticism by considering neoclassical criticism.

Additional coverage of Warton's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 104 and 109.