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Ousby, Ian 1947-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 288 publications in 2 languages and 10,542 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Love stories  Pastoral fiction  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: PR4745, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Ian Ousby
The Cambridge guide to literature in English by Ian Ousby ( Book )
100 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compact version of the authoritative and acclaimed Cambridge Guide to Literature in English. Over 4000 entries provide quick and easy reference to writers and works from the classics of English literature to the best of modern writing; literature in English from around the world; novelists, poets, playwrights, critics, journalists, essayists; literary concepts, rhetorical terms, movements, groups; and detective writing, science fiction, children's literature
Bloodhounds of heaven : the detective in English fiction from Godwin to Doyle by Ian Ousby ( Book )
8 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Occupation : the ordeal of France, 1940-1944 by Ian Ousby ( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illuminating chronicle of a dark moment in European history, Occupation combines superb detail with moving eyewitness accounts that range from famous figures like Jean-Paul Sartre, Andre Gide, and Simone de Beauvoir to forgotten heroes and unpardonable traitors
The road to Verdun : World War I's most momentous battle and the folly of nationalism by Ian Ousby ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A powerfully immediate and controversial account of one of the longest and bloodiest engagements of World War I. In mid-February 1916, the Germans launched a surprise major offensive at Verdun, an important fortress in northeast France. By mid-March, more than 90,000 French troops had been killed or wounded. The fighting continued for seven long months, with casualties on both sides mounting in astonishing numbers. By the end of the year, the battle had claimed more than 700,000 victims. The butchery had little impact on the course of the war, and Verdun soon became the most potent symbol of the horrors of the war in general, and of trench warfare in particular. Ian Ousby offers a radical, iconoclastic reevaluation of the meaning and import of this cataclysmic battle in The Road to Verdun. Moving beyond the narrow focus of most military historians, he argues that the French bear a tremendous responsibility for the senseless slaughter. In a work that merges intellectual substance and great battle writing, Ousby shows that the roots of the disaster lay in the French national character--the grandiose, even delusional way they perceived themselves, and their relentless determination to demonize Germans, which began in the debacle of the Franco-Prussian War. Ousby analyzes the generals' battle plans, and provides a graphic, gripping account of the deprivations and inhumane suffering of the troops who manned the trenches. His incisive, moving descriptions make it painfully clear why the influential French critic and poet Paul Valéry called Verdun "a complete war in itself, inserted in the Great War." In telling the story of Verdun, Ousby demonstrates that the confrontation marked a critical midpoint in Franco-German hostility. The battle not only carried the burden of history, but with the presence on the battlefield of France's future leaders--including Pétain and de Gaulle--it fed an increasingly venomous enmity between France and Germany, and lay the groundwork for World War II.--Publisher description
Cambridge guide to fiction in English by Ian Ousby ( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An alphabetized reference work with over 2000 entries, this work should be of use to anyone with an interest in the novel, whether studying, teaching or reading for pleasure. Writers and major works from the UK and USA are represented, as are those from the rest of the English-speaking world - Cananda, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, India and the Caribbean. Particular types of novels (from the Gothic to the campus novel) receive detailed coverage as do trends in fiction (such as realism and naturalism) and popular genres (detective, spy and science fiction). Based on the "Guide to Literature in English", this book has a number of new entries and has been completely updated. An introduction analyzes the historical development and current form of the novel; a selective bibliography indicates areas for further reading, and an appendix lists recipients of all the major literary prizes
A reader's guide to fifty American novels by Ian Ousby ( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces novels by Charles Brockden Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Henry James, William Dean Howells, Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, Jack London, Sinclair Lewis, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Norman Mailer, J. D. Salinger, Ralph Ellison, and Saul Bellow
The Englishman's England : taste, travel, and the rise of tourism by Ian Ousby ( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The correspondence of John Ruskin and Charles Eliot Norton by John Ruskin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Literary Britain : and Ireland by Ian Ousby ( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guilty parties : a mystery lover's companion by Ian Ousby ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guilty Parties tells the whole story, accompanied by dozens of special features packed with information to surprise even the most avid fan. Classic puzzles like the locked-room mystery are analyzed and the Ten Commandments for the detective novel 1930s-style defined. Want to know what bean-shooters, roscoes, Chicago overcoat, nippers and buttons are? Look them up in the hard-boiled dictionary. Discover the stories of pulp fiction and film noir, or read about today's feisty female private eyes. Complete with a world round-up of current crime novels, full lists of Edgars, Daggers and other prizes, a detailed chronology and ideas for further reading, here is the perfect guide to crime and mystery writing, with 195 illustrations, 31 in color
The road to Verdun : France, nationalism and the First World War by Ian Ousby ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verdun was the largest, longest and bloodiest battle between the French and Germans in World War I. Ousby's book gives a vivid, insightful account of the generals' planning and the troops' suffering. It will also challenge every reader's view of France
England by Ian Ousby ( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to fifty American novels by Ian Ousby ( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edgar Allan Poe - Nathaniel Hawthorne - Herman Melville - Mark Twain - Henry James - Edith Wharton - Sinclair Lewis - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Ernest Hemingway - Thomas Wolf - John Steinbeck - Norman Mailer
James Plumptre's Britain : the journals of a tourist in the 1790s by James Plumptre ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Burgundy by Ian Ousby ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Wordsworth companion to literature in English by Ian Ousby ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The crime and mystery book : a reader's companion by Ian Ousby ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De weg naar Verdun : Frankrijk en de Eerste Wereldoorlog by Ian Ousby ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Far from the madding crowd notes ... by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bathsehba Everdene, the young mistress of Weatherbury Farm, falls victim to her amorous caprices
England by Ian Ousby ( )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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ウーズビー, イーアン
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Dutch (1)
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