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Egremont, Max 1948-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 128 publications in 1 language and 3,696 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Frame stories  Short stories, Russian  Romance fiction  Poetry  History  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PG3421, 891.733
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Max Egremont
Siegfried Sassoon : a life by Max Egremont( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Siegfried Sassoon was born in 1886 in Kent, and began writing poetry as a boy. While a brave young officer, he confronted the terrible realities of the First World War on the battlefield, in verse, and, finally, by announcing his opposition to the war in 1917, showing that physical courage could exist alongside humanity and sensibility." "By 1918 Sassoon found himself one of the most famous young writers of the time, a mentor to Wilfred Owen and admired by Winston Churchill and T.E. Lawrence. He joined the Labour Party, became literary editor of the socialist Daily Herald, and began close friendships with Thomas Hardy and E.M. Forster while trying to adapt his poetry to peacetime. Then Sassoon fell in love with the artistocratic aesthete Stephen Tennant, who led him into his group of Bright Young Things (who inspired the early novels of Evelyn Waugh). In 1933, upon the demise of his passionate and fraught relationship with Tennant, Sassoon suddenly married the beautiful Hester Gatty and retreated to a quiet country life until the couple's eventual estrangement and Sassoon's subsequent conversion to Catholicism." "Throughout the course of this turbulent life, Sassoon produced a body of work unequaled by his contemporaries. From his famous war poems to the gentler vision of his prose, Sassoon wrote masterfully of war and lost idylls."--Jacket
Some desperate glory : the First World War the poets knew by Max Egremont( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines "the life and work of [the WWI poets--many of whom were killed--which shows not only the war's tragedy but also the hopes and disappointments of a generation of men]: Wilfred Owen with his flaring genius; the intense, compassionate Siegfried Sassoon; the composer Ivor Gurney; Robert Graves, who would later spurn his war poems; the nature-loving Edward Thomas; the glamorous Fabian Socialist Rupert Brooke; and the shell-shocked Robert Nichols--all fought in the war, and their poetry is a bold act of creativity in the face of unprecedented destruction"--Amazon.com
Balfour : a life of Arthur James Balfour by Max Egremont( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cousins : the friendship, opinions and activities of Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and George Wyndham by Max Egremont( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under two flags : the life of major-general Sir Edward Spears by Max Egremont( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ladies man by Max Egremont( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Claverings by Anthony Trollope( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Clavering, after a brilliant career at Oxford, was jilted by Julia Brabazon in favor of a wealthy old debauchee, Lord Ongar. After an unhappy year on the Continent, culminating in the death of her husband, the wealthy widow, accompanied by the sycophant Sophie Gordeloup and her brother Count Pateroff, established herself in London. Harry had become a civil engineer and was engaged to Florence Burton, daughter of a member of his firm. Assuming incorrectly that Lady Ongar knew of his engagement, he allowed himself to be again drawn into her circle until it became clear that she wished to renew their old engagement. The temptation was great but he resisted it. About this time Sir Hugh Clavering and his brother were drowned in a storm off the coast of Norway and Harry became the heir to the estate and married Florence
Secret lives by Max Egremont( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Duke's children : the complete text by Anthony Trollope( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Newly restored from the original manuscript and more than a quarter longer than the existing editions: one of the finest novels from one of the greatest English novelists is finally available in the form he intended. Trollope wrote The Duke's Children, his final Palliser novel, as a four-volume work but was required by his publisher to reduce it to three, necessitating the loss of nearly sixty-five thousand words. A team of researchers led by Steven Amarnick has worked with the manuscript at Yale's Beinecke Library to restore the novel to its original form. The result is richer and more complex, with a subtly different ending: a clearly superior book to the one that has always been published. Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium, haslost both his vivacious wife, Lady Glencora, and his position as prime minister of Great Britain. The bereft duke is left to try to manage his three grown children, whose rebellions take the various forms of gambling debts, university pranks, and unsuitable romantic attachments. But though he fails to understand his offspring, Palliser truly cares for them, and he navigates the clash of generations with a growing awareness of the necessity of compromises, both political and personal. Insightful, entertaining, and compassionate--and now restored to its full glory--The Duke's Children is a fitting conclusion to the epic Palliser series, one of the most remarkable achievements of British fiction"--
Second spring by Max Egremont( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painted lives by Max Egremont( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dear shadows : a novel by Max Egremont( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried Sassoon : a poet & his library by Max Egremont( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sportsman's notebook by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of stories, Turgenev's first book, which depicts the relationships of serfs and masters in 19th century Russia, made the author famous while inspiring widespread indignation against the institution of serfdom
A biography by Max Egremont( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With unprecedented access to Sassoon's complete papers and the support of his family, and after conversations with Sassoon's lover Stephen Tennant, Egremont has produced an insightful and engaging book that is as much a vivid portrait of an era as it is an elegant and fascinating biography of a complicated man. Originally published: 2005
The third Earl of Egremont and his friends by Max Egremont( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Siegfried Sassoon by Max Egremont( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The cousins : the friendship, opinions and activities of Wilfried Scaven Blunt and George Wyndham by Max Egremont( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Wizard Earl's advices to his son : a facsimile and transcript from the manuscripts of Henry Percy, ninth earl of Northumberland at Petworth House by Henry Percy Northumberland( Book )

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

 
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Siegfried Sassoon : a life
Alternative Names
Egremont, John Max Henry Scawen Wyndham 1948-

Egremont, Max Henry Scawen Wyndham 1948-

John Max Henry Scawen Wyndham 7th Baron Leconfield, 2nd Baron Egremont 1948-

Lord Egremont 1948-

Max Egremont

Max Wyndham 2nd Baron Egremont 1948-

Max Wyndham, 2nd Baron Egremont Brits schrijver

Wyndham John Max Henry Scawen

Wyndham, John Max Henry Scawen 1948- Baron Egremont

Wyndham, John Max Henry Scawen, Baron Egremont, 1948-

Wyndham, Max 1948-

Wyndham, Max 1948- Baron Egremont

Wyndham, Max, Baron Egremont, 1948-

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English (98)

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Balfour : a life of Arthur James BalfourUnder two flags : the life of major-general Sir Edward SpearsSecond springSiegfried Sassoon : a poet & his libraryA sportsman's notebookA biographyBiography of Siegfried Sassoon