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Halsband, Robert 1914-1989

Overview
Works: 67 works in 245 publications in 3 languages and 5,637 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DA501.M7, 826.5
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Most widely held works about Robert Halsband
 
Most widely held works by Robert Halsband
The life of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Robert Halsband( Book )

42 editions published between 1956 and 1961 in English and German and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly biography of an eighteenth century writer, whose life was misunderstood in her own time and later
The complete letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Mary Wortley Montagu( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Jacket insert: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu is one of the great eighteenth-century letter-writers. In this, the first new edition for over a century, her letters are edited in a complete text based on her manuscripts (most of which survive), accurately transcribed and fully annotated. The first volume, for the years 1708 to 1720, contains three main groups of letters: those to Edward Wortley Montagu during their long courtship and their early married life; the entirely new series of letters to Philippa Mundy, valuable especially for its oblique light on the courtship; and the brilliant virtuoso letters written when Lady Mary accompanied her husband on his Embassy to Constantinople from 1716 to 1718. The second volume of Lady Mary's Complete Letters includes the brilliant series to her sister Lady Mar, now for the first time edited entirely from the original manuscripts; the long, varied series to Lady Pomfret, from England as well as the Continent; the dutiful letters, many previously unprinted, to her husband about her travels and about her children; and the series to Lady Oxford, annotated from Lady Oxford's own manuscripts. Of the new correspondences, the most significant are her letters to Francesco Algarotti, which reveal new aspects of her personality and of her art as a letter-writer, and me ample series (in French) to Madame Chiara Bragadin Michiel, a Venetian lady, which displays her graciousness sparked with flashes of wit. The final volume of Lady Mary's Complete Letters contains two major correspondences: the leisurely and diversified series to her daughter Lady Bute, in which she describes her life in Venice, Brescia, and the Italian lake country, and discusses her reading and philosophical economist, and his wife. Among the entirely new correspondences, the volumes add one with James Stuart Mackenzie, Lord Bute's brother, and the conclusions of those with Francesco Algarotti and Chiara (Bragadin) Michiel. In addition it contains summaries of various letters no longer extant; these come form Lady Mary's commonplace book, now in Australia. A detailed index to all three volumes completes the edition
Lord Hervey; eighteenth-century courtier by Robert Halsband( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and poems and Simplicity, a comedy by Mary Wortley Montagu( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and Danish and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rape of the lock and its illustrations, 1714-1896 by Robert Halsband( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illustrations which Pope's mock-heroic poem gave rise to in the 18th and 19th centuries are considered in this book
The Nonsense of common-sense, 1737-1738 by Mary Wortley Montagu( Book )

16 editions published between 1947 and 1970 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady of letters in the eighteenth century; papers read at a Clark Library Seminar, January 18, 1969 by Irvin Ehrenpreis( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters by Mary Wortley Montagu( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether describing the Turkish baths in Sofia or the London social scene, negotiating her marriage settlement or declaring her passion for a young Italian, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) wrote some of the liveliest letters in the English language." "Ranging over everything from gossip to politics, science to literature, they reveal very different aspects of her personality to her husband, sister and female circle, to her beloved daughter and her errant son. The famous Embassy Letters from Constantinople were designed for publication, yet most are vividly personal. Several letters in this volume have never before appeared in print (one full of exuberant chamber-pot humour and another mocking men as 'vile inconstant toads'). In this superb selection, Isobel Grundy has included examples from every significant correspondence so as to do full justice 'to Montagu the writer, thinker and feminist, and to Lady Mary the friend and family member, the idealistic girl and sardonic old woman'."--BOOK JACKET
The journal of a tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by James Boswell( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E-text of a "Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides" by James Boswell
Letters by Mary Wortley Montagu( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immensely learned, self-educated in an era when formal schooling was denied to women, Mary Wortley Montagu was an admired poet, a consistently scandalous doyenne of eighteenth-century London society, and, in a period when letter-writing had been elevated to an art form, one of the greatest letter writers in the English language. Her epistles, meant for both public and private consumption, are the product of a mind distinguished by its adventurousness, its indifference to convention, and its eagerness not only to acquire knowledge but to convey it with unmitigated style and grace. (Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)
The complete letters by Mary Wortley Montagu( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Johnson and 'the Great Epistolick Art.' by Robert Halsband( Book )

7 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1752-1762 by Mary Wortley Montagu( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Complete letters of lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Mary Wortley Montagu( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Editing the letters of letter-writers by Robert Halsband( )

3 editions published in 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Court eclogs written in the year, 1716 : Alexander Pope's autograph manuscript of poems by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Mary Wortley Montagu( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lady of Letters in the eighteenth century by Irvin Ehrenpreis( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spectator : essays by Joseph Addison( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eighteenth Century. Electronic edition. The Complete Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu : Volume 1( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of the InteLex Past Masters English Letters database, The Eighteenth Century, contains the complete letters of Lady Wortley Montagu, published by Oxford University Press
The Life and Writings of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Electronic edition. Essays and Poems; and, Simplicity, a comedy by Mary Wortley Montagu( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Oxford University Press editions of Wortley's Writings and Letters, together with the authoritative biographies
 
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Lord Hervey; eighteenth-century courtier
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English (188)

German (1)

Danish (1)

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Essays and poems and Simplicity, a comedy