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Gordon, Ian A. (Ian Alistair) 1908-2004

Overview
Works: 94 works in 413 publications in 6 languages and 6,418 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Short stories, New Zealand  Biographies  History  Manuscripts  Periodicals  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PR4708.G2, 823.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian A Gordon
The movement of English prose by Ian A Gordon( Book )

49 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katherine Mansfield by Ian A Gordon( Book )

67 editions published between 1954 and 1995 in 7 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Skelton, poet laureate by Ian A Gordon( Book )

27 editions published between 1943 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The provost by John Galt( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Provost" is an ironic look at the career of a small town merchant and politician. Set in Irvine, Scotland, it follows the life of James Pawkie, the Provost of the title. Starting as a humble apprentice, he progresses to owning his own shop and eventually acquiring a large portion of Irvine
The entail, or, The Lairds of Grippy by John Galt( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this horrifying study of an obsession, Claude, the eighteenth century Glasgow merchant, with his lust for property ("gear") and land, victimises his family one by one. In the second half of the novel the balance of human values is restored as his widow, "the Leddy", initially a mere chattel, emerges as a matriarch of unflagging resource. The obsessions remain, but they are softened and humanized
John Galt : the life of a writer by Ian A Gordon( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Urewera notebook by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative scholarly edition of Mansfield's camping journal, offering new understandings of her colonial life Katherine Mansfield filled the first half of the Urewera Notebook during a 1907 camping tour of the central North Island, shortly before she left New Zealand forever. Her camping notes offer a rare insight into her attitude to her country of birth, not in retrospective fiction but as a nineteen year old still living in the colony. This publication is theirst scholarly edition of the Urewera Notebook, providing an original transcription, a collation of the alternative readings and textual criticism of prior editors, and new information about the politics, people and places Mansfield encountered on her journey. As a whole, this edition challenges the debate that has focused on Mansfield's happiness or dissatisfaction throughout her last year in New Zealand to reveal a young writer closely observing aspects of a country hitherto beyond her experience and forming a complex critique of her colonial homeland. Key Features: A new, more accurate transcription of the notebook Textual notes provide significant variant readings from other extant editions of the notebook An introductory essay draws on important new developments in New Zealand literary criticism, advances in historiography of the period and legal history Includes a route map, revised itinerary and authoritative annotation for the text Includes 20 photographs, many previously unpublished, from Beauchamp family photograph albums at the Alexander Turnbull Library and Ebbett Papers at the Hawke's Bay Museum
Undiscovered country : the New Zealand stories of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected short stories by John Galt( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shenstone's miscellany, 1759-1763 by William Shenstone( Book )

20 editions published between 1951 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf by Bernard Blackstone( Book )

2 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teaching of English : a study in secondary education by Ian A Gordon( Book )

11 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The opening chapters of this book, in a swift historical survey, show how English has come to be the subject it now is in New Zealand schools. After a discussion on the aims of English, Professor Gordon proceeds to a critical commentary on the present-day teaching of the subject. His final chapter, on the writing of English, should be useful not only to teachers but also to others who are concerned with the use of English in everday life."--Dust jacket
Take my word for it : the riddles of English usage by Ian A Gordon( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How English works and how strange idioms and structures of English arise. Professor Gordon argues that everyone should use English better, while still acknowledging that it is a living language
The member : an autobiography by John Galt( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English prose technique by Ian A Gordon( Book )

11 editions published between 1948 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of English prose literature from Anglo-Saxon beginnings to the present day
New Zealand new writing( )

in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional practice for building works by Ian A Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian voyage : the shipboard diary of Katherine Mansfield's mother, March to May, 1898 by Annie Beauchamp( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In March 1898, Annie and Harold Beauchap joined HMS Ruahine in Wellington for the six-week voyage 'home' to England. Annie was in her element. Undaunted by early bouts of seasickness, she began a frank and spirited record of the trip, noting her wry observations of fellow travellers and of life at sea in First Saloon. Within days of their arrival in London, the Beauchamps posted Annie's journal back to Wellington, where her mother and sister - and the five Beauchamp children, including nine-year-old Kathleen, later to be Katherine Mansfield - were eagerly awaiting news ..."--Back cover
A word in your ear by Ian A Gordon( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writer of the weekly Language column in The Listener discusses English usage in New Zealand
Word finder : a dictionary of synonyms and antonyms( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gedeng, Yien 1908-2004

Gordon, I. A.

Gordon, Ian

Gordon, Ian 1908-

Gordon, Ian 1908-2004

Gordon, Ian A.

Gordon, Ian A. 1908-

Gordon, Ian A. (Ian Alistair)

Gordon, Ian A. (Ian Alistair), 1908-

Gordon, Ian Alistair

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Gordon, Ian Alistair 1908-2004

Gordon, Ian Alistair b. 1908

Gordon, Ian Allister 1908-

Ko-teng, I-en 1908-

Ko-teng, I-en b. 1908

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