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Dunn, Richard J. 1938-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 175 publications in 1 language and 7,793 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction  Novels  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Love stories  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, ed
Classifications: PR4172, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Richard J Dunn
Oliver Twist : whole heart and soul by Richard J Dunn( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As is so often the case with Charles Dickens's writing, characters and situations from his 1837-39 novel Oliver Twist seem to have found life apart from the text: little Oliver's asking for "more," Bumble's pomposity, Fagin's treachery, and the Artful Dodger's shenanigans have become standard literary and cultural reference points. Generations of readers have found different elements to savor - from the melodramatic alternation between sentimentality and terror to the fairy-tale plot to the cast of remarkable characters. And of course there's the novel's social implications: Dickens pointedly maintained in his preface to the book's 1841 edition that Oliver Twist was important precisely because of its realistic, uncompromising account of the harshness and cruelty of life in early Victorian England. In this engaging study of Dickens's sccond book (it initially appeared as a magazine serial), Richard J. Dunn uses the author's admission that he put his "whole heart and soul" into the novel's writing to explore the connections between Dickens's own adversity - having to work under wretched conditions in a blacking factory as a boy - and the dire and often life-threatening situations the bastard child Oliver must endure before, as Dickens put it, "trimumphing at last." Taking a controversial and timely subject - England's poor laws, whose debates in Parliament he covered as a court reporter - and a child as his hero, Dickens, Dunn contends, drew together two worlds: the destitute London slums that served as a breeding ground for criminal activity and the innocent world we associate with childhood. Dunn points out that Oliver's "progress" from dark world to light shows, almost paradoxically, that these worlds are linked and will always coexist, however secure one may feel in the latter. The colorful array of characters that either help along or hinder Oliver's progress Dunn analyzes in detail, but to the book's most controversial character, the sinister yet only-all-too-human Fagin, he devotes an entire chapter. Dunn observes that Oliver, though the novel's "hero," in many ways functions as a blank sheet of paper on which the impressions of Dickens's richly drawn personalities, particularly Fagin, are cast. Such characters, Dunn notes, provide us wide the clues to the wholeness of thought to which Oliver aspires. Dunn underscores the importance of the George Cruikshank drawings that accompanied the serialized Oliver Twist, considering these visual renderings (four of which are reprodueed here) as more of a collaborative than a purely illustrative effort. And to round out this lively study, Dunn examines the myriad stage and screen adaptations of Oliver Twist, which found new life in Oliver!, the Academy Award-winning film of the 1960s
Wuthering Heights; an authoritative text with essays in criticism by Emily Brontë( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated edition complete with textual commentary, seventeen poems and selections from Emily Bronte's diary, and contemporary reviews of the novel
Approaches to teaching Dickens' David Copperfield( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wuthering Heights : the 1847 text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Emily Brontë( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nineteenth-century Yorkshire, the tumultuous relationship between a headstrong girl and a foundling boy wreaks havoc on them and those around them, as well as the next generation. Also includes 1847 and 1850 reviews, background materials on the Bröntes, modern criticism, a chronology, and a select bibliography
Jane Eyre : an authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authoritative text reprinted in this volume is the third edition, published in 1848 (the last edition corrected by Charlotte Bronte). The notes to the text pay particular attention to literary and Biblical allusions and to words and phrases not readily available in desk dictionaries. They also include translation of French passages. The backgrounds section of this Norton Critical Edition offers generous samplings of Charlotte Bronte's early writings, letters, and poems. It also included pertinent passages from Mrs. Gaskell's biography as well as a sampling from the children magazine The Children's Friend, demonstrating a particular kind of oppression Jane Eyre suffered
Jane Eyre : authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En fattig guvernantes ulykkelige kærlighed til en mand, hvis hustru er sindssyg
The English novel : twentieth century criticism( Book )

in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, one of a series, is, we believe, the most nearly complete bibliography of criticism of the twentieth century British novel yet published. Yet in trying to make the volume as definitive as possible, we have also had the onerous task of having to keep the volume within manageable limits. It is therefore a selective bibliography, with citations from 1900 through the end of 1975. Our choices were necessarily arbitrary, for reasons of both space and relevance, but we believe, all in all, that we have made an intelligent compilation of secondary criticism of the modern English novel
Jane Eyre : an authoritative text, context, criticism by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprints the 1848 third edition text of "Jane Eyre," the story of a plain and penniless orphan who accepts a job as governess at Thornfield Hall and soon finds herself in love with her melancholy employer, Mr. Edward Rochester, a man with a terrible secret; and includes footnotes, materials on the author and the writing of the novel, and a selection of feminist criticism
David Copperfield : an annotated bibliography by Richard J Dunn( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Eyre : an authoritative text by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To W.S. Williams, December 11, 1847 -- To W.S. Williams, August 14, 1848 -- To W.S. Williams, early September 1848 -- The Christian Remembrancer and The quarterly -- From The Christian Remembrancer, January 1848 -- The quarterly review, December 1848 / Elizabeth Rigby -- To W.S. Williams, January 2, 1849 -- To W.S. Williams, February 10, 1849 -- To W.S. Williams, August 16, 1849 -- From A word to The quarterly -- Charlotte Bronte and the critics, Charlotte Bronte: author and woman, First impressions of Charlotte Bronte, Charlotte Bronte at home, Charlotte Bronte's working habits / Elizabeth Gaskell -- Jane Eyre: The temptations of a motherless woman / Adrienne Rich -- A dialogue of self and soul: plain Jane's progress / Sandra M. Gilbert -- St. John's way and the wayward reader / Jerome Beaty -- Jane Eyre: hazarding confidences / Lisa Sternlieb -- The cinematic reconstitution of Jane Eyre / Jeffrey Sconce -- The pleasure of intertextuality: reading Jane Eyre television and film adaptations / Donna Marie Nudd
From Gettysburg to the Gulf and beyond : coping with revolutionary technological changes in land warfare by Richard J Dunn( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today at the close of the twentieth century, technology is changing at a pace without precedence in human history. One day's marvel becomes a necessity of ordinary life the next. Rapid technological change permeates the whole of human existence, exhausting our mental ability to comprehend and cope. In the military realm, we have won the most technologically sophisticated war ever fought. With lightning speed, high-tech weaponry annihilated a massive Iraqi force while the world watched minute-by-minute from its living rooms, leading to a fundamental question of critical importance to the armed services and the nation: How does our military as an institution deal with technological change? How well have we done it in the past, and how well are we prepared to do it in the future? What approach should we use? Mow do we even frame the issues? Herein lies the subject of this paper. Readers who seek exciting acronym-spiced accounts of futuristic battles fought with their favorite high-tech weaponry are encouraged to look elsewhere. The issue here is much more mundane and much more important than specific applications of technology: it is, rather, our basic ability to comprehend the total impact of technology on warfare. If, however, you suspect this issue is dull and uninspiring stuff, let me conjure up a few mental images for you
A Routledge literary sourcebook on Charles Dickens's David Copperfield( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert B. Heilman : his life in letters by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Eyre : an authoritative text, contexts, criticism by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The newly expanded and reorganized "Contexts" section provides an extensive sampling of materials concerning Bronte's experiences as a student, governess, and teacher, experiences that influenced her portrayal of Jane Eyre at Lowood school and as the governess of Thornfield Hall. New to the Third Edition are illustrations from and commentary upon Bronte's use of Thomas Bewick's History of British Birds. Numerous letters document Jane Eyre's publication and reception history, including Bronte's retorts to negative reviews by Elizabeth Rigby and The Christian Remembrancer. Expanded excerpts from Elizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Bronte provide a fellow novelist's comments upon Bronte as a woman author and help to explain Bronte's reactions to her critics."
David Copperfield : an annotated bibliography. Supplement I, 1981-1998 by Richard J Dunn( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess and soon finds herself in love with her employer who has a terrible secret
The English novel : twentieth century criticism( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We've never been licked( Visual )

4 editions published in 1943 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Texas Aggie who had spent several years in Japan before the war appears to be a Japanese spy, but in the end it is revealed that he is really working for the U.S., when he sacrifices his life in order to dive his plane into a Japanese aircraft carrier. "The Army hour radio program honors the new graduates of Texas A & M who are preparing to join the United States Armed Forces. Many of the school's alumni, such as Colonel Jason 'Cannonball' Craig, listen to the broadcast from their stations in the South Pacific. Radio announcer Bill Stern then tells the story of Brad Craig, Jason's son, who first attended Texas A & M in 1938: On the train to the college, Brad meets and falls for Nina Lambert, the granddaughter of chemistry professor 'Pop' Lambert. Brad has a hard time adjusting to the rigors and traditions of the military school, despite the constant counsel of his roommate, Cyanide Jenkins. Bill tells Pop that he plans to quit college and return to his home in the Philippines, but the professor convinces him to stay. Later, at a late-night pep rally, Bill meets and quickly becomes friends with two Japanese students, Matsui and Kubo. Brad and Nina date for his first two years at the college, though she and Cyanide soon fall in love. The two finally admit their true feelings to each other at a ball, but, out of loyalty to Brad, they remain only friends. As the United States prepares for war in the South Pacific, Brad receives the ire of his fellow cadets for his continuous support of the Japanese. Brad's mind is changed, however, when he sees photographs of the atrocities committed by the Japanese in China. At the beginning of his senior year, Brad is accused of helping Matsui and Kubo steal a secret formula from Pop's laboratory, though he is only pretending to be a traitor and actually gives the Japanese spies a counterfeit formula. Brad is soon forsaken by his fellow cadets, then expelled from the college. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Brad goes to Japan, where he performs on anti-American radio broadcasts. Prior to the Japanese attack on the Solomon Islands, Brad is taken aboard a Japanese aircraft carrier, then is assigned an airplane so that he can report on the battle from the sky. Seeing his window of opportunity, Brad kills his Japanese pilot, then radios the American flyers, who include Cyanide, of the position of the Japanese fleet. The Americans win the sea battle with further help from Brad, who commits suicide by crashing his plane onto the deck of a Japanese carrier. As the Army hour radio broadcast ends, Brad is posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his self-sacrifice, and his father listens with pride to the ceremony"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Copperfield : an annotated bibliography by Richard J Dunn( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Dunn, Richard John.

Dunn, Richard John 1938-

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Wuthering Heights : the 1847 text, backgrounds and contexts, criticismJane Eyre : authoritative text, backgrounds, criticismJane Eyre : an authoritative text, context, criticismJane Eyre : an authoritative textFrom Gettysburg to the Gulf and beyond : coping with revolutionary technological changes in land warfareA Routledge literary sourcebook on Charles Dickens's David CopperfieldRobert B. Heilman : his life in lettersJane Eyre : an authoritative text, contexts, criticismDavid Copperfield : an annotated bibliography. Supplement I, 1981-1998