Baker, William 1944-
Most widely held works about William Baker
Most widely held works by William Baker
A companion to the Victorian novel ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
Critical companion to Jane Austen : a literary reference to her life and work by William Baker ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
"Critical Companion to Jane Austen examines the author's life and works, providing critical analyses of her writing and information on related topics and relevant people, places, and influences. This accessible volume also provides crucial historical and thematic information, in addition to illustrations, bibliographies, and cross-references."--Jacket.
Harold Pinter by William Baker ( Book )
9 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 734 libraries worldwide
"Harold Pinter is one of the most important writers in English of the late twentieth century and early twenty-first century. This brief biography offers fresh insights into his life and work, concentrating on the themes, patterns, relationships, ideas and language common to his life and creative output."--[book cover].
Nineteenth-century British book-collectors and bibliographers ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
An eclectic view of the book and manuscript collecting and bibliographical activity during nineteenth century Britain is presented. Subjects range from the wealthy, bibliographically knowledgeable members of the aristocrats to others who impoverished themselves and their families in their obsession. Discusses how these collections were instrumental in the advocacy of the public library movement.
Twentieth-century British book collectors and bibliographers ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
Essays on British book collectors and bibliographers, a socially and economically diverse lot united by their love of books. Discusses the reversal in roles of booksellers to auctioneers, the movement away from descriptive or factual elements of the book trade to concern with the commercial aspects of the business, and promoting the special merits of a book or manuscript in order to sell it.
Pre-nineteenth-century British book collectors and bibliographers ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
Essays on British book collectors and bibliographers from the fourteenth through the eighteenth centuries. This period marked the growth of humanism and coincides with the early Renaissance, before the widespread establishment of print culture. Focuses on the historical evolution of a specific library, as well as a collecting family. Discusses the nature and variety of collecting as a cultural activity.
Literary theories : a case study in critical performance ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
Every student of literature needs to understand how to use literary theory to analyze and interpret the text. In Literary Theories Julian Wolfreys and William Baker challenge the outdated notion that theory is something separable from the act of reading itself. Maintaining that the best way to learn is through practical application, the editors have assembled a volume of essays that plunges the student into the midst of a range of critical readings. Each essay in the book explores a previously unpublished short story by Richard Jefferies, also included in the volume, from a different theoretical perspective, thereby presenting students with New Historicist, Marxist, feminist, structuralist, post-structuralist, psychoanalytic, and Derridean methods of analysis and interpretation. Cogently argued and lucidly written, these essays offer the student reader an interactive introduction to the ways in which contemporary literary theories challenge us to rethink the acts of reading, writing, and interpretation.
The letters of Wilkie Collins by Wilkie Collins ( Book )
14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
The letters of George Henry Lewes by George Henry Lewes ( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
The libraries of George Eliot and George Henry Lewes by William Baker ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Redefining the modern : essays on literature and society in honor of Joseph Wiesenfarth ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
George Eliot : a bibliographical history by William Baker ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Critics on George Eliot ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Harold Pinter : a bibliographical history by William Baker ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Tales of a grandfather : the history of France (second series) by Walter Scott ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
An example of pre-professional history, the Tales of a Grandfather chronicles the French royalty's dynastic concerns and principal military-political engagements with foreign powers from 1412 to 1512. Scott's narrative opens with Henry V's preparations for war with France and an account of the persisting rivalry between the houses of Orleans and of Burgundy.
George Eliot and Judaism by William Baker ( Book )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 libraries worldwide
F.R. Leavis and Q.D. Leavis : an annotated bibliography by M. B Kinch ( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
The merchant of Venice ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
The Merchant of Venice has always been regarded as one of Shakespeare's most interesting plays. Before the nineteenth century critical reaction is relatively fragmentary. However between then and the late twentieth century the critical tradition reveals the tremendous vitality of the play to evoke emotion in the theatre and in the study. Since the middle of the twentieth century reactions to the drama have been influenced by the Nazi destruction of European Jewry. The first volume to document the full tradition of criticism of The Merchant of Venice includes an extensive introduction which cha.
Some George Eliot notebooks : an edition of the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library's George Eliot holograph notebooks, MSS 707, 708, 709, 710, 711 by George Eliot ( Book )
in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare by William Baker ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare's work and life have proved endlessly fascinating to generations of readers. However, it can be difficult to find a way through the mass of differing interpretations of his work and speculation about his life. This book offers a reassessment of Shakespeare and his creative output from his earliest work through his 'mature' drama and the late plays, taking into account our current knowledge of Shakespeare's biography and consensus on key textual, critical and theatrical issues. William Baker offers a comprehensive but accessible introduction to Shakespeare's work and places.
Austen, Jane,--1775-1817 Authors, English Bibliographers Bibliographical literature Bibliography Bibliography Biography Biography--Dictionaries Book collecting Book collectors Catalogs Collins, Wilkie,--1824-1889 Comedy Criticism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Critics Didactic fiction, English Dramatists, English Eliot, George,--1819-1880 England England--London English fiction English literature France Great Britain Handbooks, manuals, etc. History Italy--Venice Jews Jews as literary characters Judaism Kings and rulers Leavis, Q. D. Lewes, George Henry,--1817-1878 Libraries Literature Literature and society Literature--Theory, etc. Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare, William) Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc. Novelists, English Pinter, Harold,--1930-2008 Poets, English Private libraries Records and correspondence Religion Screenwriters Shylock (Fictitious character) Snowed up (Jefferies, Richard) Women and literature