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Bentley, Nicolas 1907-1978

Overview
Works: 217 works in 867 publications in 12 languages and 10,875 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Humor  Fiction  Pictorial works  History  Stories, plots, etc  Biography  Diaries  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: PS3509.L43, 821.912
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Old Possum's book of practical cats by T. S Eliot( Book )

81 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems which inspired Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats."
The Victorian scene; a picture book of the period 1837-1901 by Nicolas Bentley( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dickens index by Nicolas Bentley( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Dickens's ability as a storyteller, his keen sense of the outlandish, and his uncanny understanding of human nature give his works a universal and ageless appeal that defies obsolescence. Few other authors have created as many characters and situations that so painstakingly and memorably recreate the social conventions, tastes, manners, and habits of speech of a particular era. This book, the most comprehensive single-volume reference work on Dickens ever produced, provides quick access to an enormous range of information about Dickens's writings and literary career. The Dickens Index consists of over 5000 entries arranged alphabetically and referenced by chapter rather than page number so that they work well with any edition. Thus, the Index can be used either in tandem with a particular work--to check allusions, unfamiliar quotations, obsolete words and slang, and topical, historical, and topographical references--or as an independent guide for looking up characters, both real and fictional, other writers whom Dickens quotes, and institutions to which he refers. But The Dickens Index does much more. It includes: *Entries on individual works that describe main themes, unique features, and bibliographical details of first publication *Over 1,400 entries on individual characters that describe the plots in which they function *Numerous cumulative entries that bring together for the first time Dickens's quotations and allusions (by author and title), his use of such genres as nursery rhyme, and his references to places and institutions *Full coverage of Dickens's publishers and illustrators *An illuminating time chart that juxtaposes events in Dickens's personal and professional life with those in the wider world *An appendix covering Dickens's journalism, listing titles, subject matter, and first publication of those writings not covered in the Index itself. All Dickens enthusiasts, as well as teachers and students, will find this a handy reference work to accompany their reading, and those engaged in literary or historical research will find it an invaluable and time-saving tool
Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary verses by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

24 editions published between 1931 and 1978 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains all of the old favorites over which Hilaire Belloc's admirers have been chuckling since the end of the 19th century'and the original illustrations by B.T.B. and Nicolas Bentley. It also contains many later verses in the same sly vein. Here you meet again the Horrible Examples (old favorites if you are very fortunate): Matilda, who told lies and was Burned to Death; Sarah Byng, who could not read and was tossed into a Thorny Hedge by a Bull; Lord Henry Chase, who got into a Libel Case; and the curiously instructive beasts who range from microbes to frozen mammoths, all of them inhabiting Mr. Belloc's private zoological park. The republicationof these verses in one handsome volume is cause for rejoicing, especially among wise children, who will judge this edition of Cautionary Verses to be the ideal book for the education and edification of their parents
The wind on the moon : a story for children by Eric Linklater( Book )

45 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the English village of Midmeddlecum, sisters Dinah and Dorinda struggle to keep their promise to try to be good when their father goes off to war, but they soon get into a great deal of mischief
Russell's despatches from the Crimea, 1854-1856 by William Howard Russell( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Clerihews of E. Clerihew Bentley by E. C Bentley( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolas Bentley's tales from Shakespeare by Nicolas Bentley( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwardian album : a photographic excursion into a lost age of innocence by Nicolas Bentley( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to be an alien; a handbook for beginners and more advanced pupils by George Mikes( Book )

76 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why are the English different from Europeans? George Miles' book describes the strange things the English do and say. And because the English are strange, they don't get angry when they read the book. They love it! You will too!? - back cover
The best of Antrobus by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The finest of Lawrence Durrell’s classic short stories of diplomatic mischief Dark is the day when culture comes to Sczbog. The capital of Vulgaria, nestled snugly behind the Iron Curtain, has long been devoid of higher thought, and that is the way the men in the British embassy like it. But when the French embassy gives a lecture on literature, it ignites a chain reaction of unwanted cultural exchange, subjecting the King’s men to endless nights of Dutch poetry, Japanese theater, and Swiss yodeling. Extricating themselves from this high-minded mess will take a miracle of a most unpolitic kind. This is a typical incident in the long and colorful career of Antrobus, diplomat in his Majesty’s service. In these pages, he confronts waltzing ambassadors, half-mad press secretaries, and a gruesome Kurdish circumcision. Through it all, he and his men stay calm, knowing that the surest way to cause a diplomatic incident is to make the mistake of attempting diplomacy
Cautionary verses by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

35 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sauve qui peut by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humoristiske skildringer fra diplomatverdenen
Selected cautionary verses by Hilaire Belloc( Book )

17 editions published between 1950 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated album edition first published 1940
A choice of ornaments by Nicolas Bentley( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The events of that week by Nicolas Bentley( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet-hoo by Nicolas Bentley( Book )

13 editions published between 1937 and 1952 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clerihews complete by E. C Bentley( Book )

3 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Bason's diary by Frederick T Bason( Book )

4 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English comic album; a century of pictorial wit and humor by Leonard Russell( Book )

8 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bentley, Nicholas

Bentley, Nicholas 1907-1978

Bentley Nicolas 1907-1978

Bentley, Nicolas Clerihew

Bentley, Nicolas Clerihew 1907-1978

Nicholas Clerihew Bentley

Nicolas Bentley Author, illustrator

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The wind on the moon : a story for childrenHow to be an alien; a handbook for beginners and more advanced pupils