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Owens, W. R.

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Works: 256 works in 563 publications in 1 language and 7,297 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits  Christian fiction  History  Sources  Film adaptations 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, jt.
Classifications: PR3329, 823.4
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Most widely held works by W. R Owens
A handbook to literary research by Simon Eliot ( Book )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This unique student resource is specifically designed for those beginning an MA in Literature, providing an introduction to research techniques, methodologies and information sources relevant to the study of literature at postgraduate level
The canonisation of Daniel Defoe by P. N Furbank ( Book )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pilgrim's progress by John Bunyan ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"'As I walk'd through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place, where was a Denn; And I laid me down in that place to sleep: And as I slept I dreamed a Dream.'" "So begins one of the best-loved and most widely read books in English literature. An acknowledged classic of the heroic Puritan tradition, and a founding text in the development of the English novel, The Pilgrim's Progress has inspired readers for over three centuries. The story of Christian, whose pilgrimage takes him through the Slough of Despond, Vanity Fair, and the Delectable Mountains, is full of danger and adventure. Together with his trusty companions, Faithful and Hopeful, he encounters many enemies before finally arriving at the Celestial City." "Bunyan's own experience of religious persecution informs his story, but its qualities of psychological realism, and the beauty and simplicity of his prose, give the book universal appeal. This edition includes the illustrations that appeared with the book in Bunyan's lifetime, giving a sense of its impact on contemporary readers."--BOOK JACKET
Shakespeare, Aphra Behn, and the canon by Lizbeth Goodman ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the Canon is an accessible introduction to the idea of the literary canon and the complex process by which certain authors and works are accorded a high cultural status. Written expressly for those with no previous knowledge of Shakespeare or Behn, the contributors focus on three of Shakespeare's most widely-studied plays, Henry V, Othello and As You Like It. As a contrast, Aphra Behn's restoration comedy The Rover is studied as an example of a play which was highly popular in its own time, but, in later times, neglected from the canon. Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the Canon places both authors in historical context and offers passages of text and criticism in each chapter followed by detailed discussion."--Publisher's description
Seventeenth-century England, a changing culture by Ann Hughes ( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tour through the whole island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1748. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LETTER VI. CONTAINING A Description of the greatest Part of the Principality of Wales. Thought I should not pay the Principality the Respect it so well deserves, if I did not begin a Letter with the Description of it; it being the Country of that brave People, who had an original Right to the whole Island, and made so noble a Stand in Defence of their Liberties and Independency; and, at last, rather than submit to a foreign Yoke, chose to be free in this remote and inaccessible Part of it. But here let me premise, that Wales is represented in the British Parliament by .24 Members. The Counties and Towns which return them will be particulariz'd in the general List, which I shall present you with at the End of my Tour thro' this Southern Part of the Island (a). The two first Counties which border West upon Monmouthshire are Brecknock and Glamorgan, and are ery mountainous on the East Side, which gives a (.} See at the Conclusion of Vol. III. Traveler Traveler a terrible Apprehension of the Country he is this way entering into, and an Expectation of meeting with nothing that is agreeable; but he is not long before he is undeceived, and finds the Reward of his Trouble. In that Part of Monmouthjhire which joins the two Counties, begins the Rising of the Hills. Kyrton-Beacon, Tumbcrlow, Blorench, Penvail, and Skirridan, are some of the Names of these horrid Mountains, and are all in this Shire; and I could not but fansy myself in View of Mount Brennus, Little-Barnard, and Great-Barnard, among the Æps. We now entered South Wales; which contains the Shires of Glamorgan, Brecknock, Radnor, Caermarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan. Brecknock/hire is a mere inland County, as Radnor is; the Englijh jestingly (and I think not very improperly) call it Break-neck-J
A political biography of Daniel Defoe by P. N Furbank ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Furbank and Owens attempt to disentangle the story of Daniel Defoe's political career, as journalist, polemicist, political theorist and secret agent. They argue that this remarkable career calls for a good deal of rethinking, not least because biography and bibliography are here inextricably intertwined
Grace abounding to the chief of sinners by John Bunyan ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
You've heard his namenow read his classic spiritual autobiography. Here is John Bunyan's Grace Abounding, an important and powerful book abridged and updated for today's reader. Written more than three centuries ago, this Christian classic still speaks to readers, addressing concerns that trouble the human heart today just as they did in the 1600s. Grace Abounding gives an account of God's exceeding goodness in the life of his poor servant John Bunyanas well as Bunyan's call to the ministry and his imprisonment for that ministry. It's a powerful introduction to a giant of the faith, and an encouraging story of God's power to change people
A critical bibliography of Daniel Defoe by P. N Furbank ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Furbank and Owens's Critical Bibliography completes their project to reform the Defoe canon. It lists the works which they consider as certainly or probably by Defoe, clearly distinguishing these two categories
John Bunyan and his England, 1628-88 ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Literature and liberation : selected essays by Arnold Kettle ( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Defoe de-attributions : a critique of J.R. Moore's Checklist by P. N Furbank ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The novels of Daniel Defoe by Daniel Defoe ( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writings on travel, discovery, and history by Daniel Defoe ( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political and economic writings of Daniel Defoe by Daniel Defoe ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Gospels : Authorized King James Version by W. R Owens ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.'Jesus Christ is the central figure in Western culture, and one of the most influential in all human history. Almost everything we know about him is contained in the four narratives of his life, death, and resurrection known as the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These form the first four books of the New Testament in the Bible, and are regarded by Christians as their most precious and sacred writ
Satire, fantasy, and writings on the supernatural by Daniel Defoe ( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A selection of satires, fantasies, and supernatural writings in poetry and prose by Daniel Defoe. Fully reset with scholarly annotations of interest to students of eighteenth-century politics, religion, and literature"--Provided by publisher
Religious and didactic writings of Daniel Defoe by Daniel Defoe ( Book )
26 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Owens, W.
Owens, W. R.
Owens, William Robert
Owens, William Robert 1951-
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