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Finlayson, Iain

Overview
Works: 16 works in 75 publications in 2 languages and 2,012 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Biography  History  Romance fiction  Gothic fiction  Biographies  Novels  Satirical literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Iain Finlayson
The moth and the candle : a life of James Boswell by Iain Finlayson( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scots : a portrait of the Scottish soul at home and abroad by Iain Finlayson( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denim : an American legend by Iain Finlayson( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tangier : city of the dream by Iain Finlayson( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No city in the world has quite the exotic allure of Tangier. From the seventeenth century, it has been a place on the edge, beyond the normal disciplines of government, a city of refuge and excitements where sex is cheap, drugs are plentiful, and the outcasts of the world can breathe easily. The golden years of Tangier began after World War I and barely survived World War II. Among those who sought sanctuary in or inspiration from this legendary city were Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Paul and Jane Bowles, Ronnie Kray, the unhappy Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton, Tennessee Williams, Joe Orton, Cecil Beaton, and Truman Capote. It is this "last resort of the living dead, alive but not madly kicking" which Iain Finlayson explores in his witty, enthralling book."--Back cover
Browning : a private life by Iain Finlayson( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry James called Robert Browning (1812-89) 'a tremendous and incomparable modern', and the immediacy and colloquial energy of his poetry has ensured its enduring appeal. This biography sets out to do the same for his life, animating the stereotypes (romantic hero, poetic exile, eminent man of letters) that have left him neglected by modern biographers." "He has been seen primarily as one half of that romantic pair, the Brownings; and while the courtship, elopement and marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning remains a perennially seductive subject (and one Finlayson evokes vividly, quoting extensively from their daily letters and contemporary accounts) there is far more to Robert Browning than that." "This biography brings his milieu in England and Italy, his circle of friends (and enemies) to memorable, complex life, showing how he was very much a product of Victorian Britain and how and why he left. Chronological in structure, this book is divided into three sections which deal with his life's major themes: adolescence and ambition, marriage and money, paternity and poetry. Browning explores the many experiences that inspired his writing, his education and passions, his relationships, his continual financial struggles and revulsion at being seen as a fortune-hunter, his troubled feelings towards England and his own emigration, his most unVictorian approach to marriage, fatherhood and fame: all of which contribute to a fascinating portrait of a highly unconventional Victorian."--Jacket
The sixth continent : a literary history of Romney Marsh by Iain Finlayson( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers in Romney Marsh by Iain Finlayson( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winston Churchill by Iain Finlayson( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the life story of Britain's great wartime Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, whose honors included a Nobel Prize, knighthood, and the Order of the Garter
Denim : der Jeans-Kult und seine Geschichte( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of the dream by Iain Finlayson( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tangier; city of dream by Iain Finlayson( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Morland is from a small provincial village. She is invited by a wealthy neighbor to accompany her to Bath where she is carried away with affairs of the heart which labor clumsily toward unsatisfactory conclusions
Our mutual friend by Charles Dickens( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Young John Harmon, an heir presumed killed on his return home to England, secretly goes to work for his father's current heirs, who are about to be blackmailed by the unscrupulous one-legged Wegg. A sinister masterpiece, Dickens' last completed novel was perhaps his ultimate vision of the corrupting power of money
An interview with Barbara Pym by Iain Finlayson( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Scots by Iain Finlayson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book about the invention, development and perpetuation of Scottish national myths. Iain Finlayson's penetrating and entertaining analysis of the Scottish psyche dissects Scottish Romance (Balmorality), Scottish passion, Scottish migration, and attitudes to the vexed questions of politics, religion, nationalism and whisky
AsbestoGuard : the safe durable coating for asbestos( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Browning : a private life
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English (74)

German (1)

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Northanger AbbeyOur mutual friend