WorldCat Identities

McGonagall, William

Overview
Works: 194 works in 304 publications in 1 language and 1,333 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Biography  Comic books, strips, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Lyricist
Classifications: PR4970.M45, 821.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William McGonagall
Wm. McGonagall: a library omnibus by William McGonagall( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last poetic gems selected from the works of William McGonagall, poet and tragedian by William McGonagall( Book )

32 editions published between 1934 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William McGonagall : collected poems by William McGonagall( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William McGonagall was born in Edinburgh in 1830. His father was a poor hand-loom weaver, and his work took his family to Glasgow, then to Dundee. William attended school for eighteen months before the age of seven, and received no further formal education. Later, as a mill worker, he used to read books in the evening, taking great interest in Shakespeare's plays. In 1877, McGonagall suddenly discovered himself 'to be a poet'. Since then, thousands of people the world over have enjoyed the verse of Scotland's alternative national poet. This volume brings together the three famous collections -
The world's worst poet : selections from "Poetic gems" by William McGonagall( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by William McGonagall( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection by William McGonagall( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptive jottings of London : for voices (small choir) and (unsynchronised) accompaniment, 2003 by Michael Finnissy( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic legend of William McGonagall by Charles Nasmyth( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The railway bridge of the silvery Tay, and other disasters by William McGonagall( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William McGonagall : a selection by William McGonagall( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Website includes biography, about the William Topaz McGonagall Appreciation Society, library catalogue, members poetry, full text of McGonagall poetry
McGonagall and Tommy Atkins by David Phillips( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tay Bridge disaster and other poetic gems by William McGonagall( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet more poetic gems by William McGonagall( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet further poetic gems by William McGonagall( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Mcgonagall by William McGonagall( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idiosyncratic Scottish poet William Topaz McGonagall has the unusual reputation as one of the worst poets in the English language with rhymes and rhythms that produce mirth rather than wonder. His masterpiece is The Tay Bridge Disaster. Scottish-born Gregor Fisher, who starred in Love Actually and other film and TV programmes, reads the key poems and passages from the autobiography, and gets deep into character!
Selected from the works of William McGonagall, poet and tragedian by William McGonagall( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the book of the lamentations of the poet MacGonagall [sic] ... setting forth how ... he passed from penury and persecution through a knighthood into an immortality of fame by William McGonagall( Book )

5 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glasgow by William McGonagall( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprints one poem by William McGonagall
The great McGonagall; poetical pearls from the pen of William McGonagall, poet & tragedian of Dundee by William McGonagall( Book )

2 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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William McGonagall : collected poems
Alternative Names
Mac Gonagall, William

Mac Gonagall William 1825-1902

Macgonagall, William

Macgonagall, William 1825-1902

Mc Gonagall, William

Mc Gonagall William 1825-1902

McConagall, William

McGonagall, William 1825-1902

McGonagall, William Topaz 1825-1902

M'Gonagall, Wm

M'Gonagall, Wm 1825-1902

M'Gonagall, Wm. (William)

Uilleam Mac Congáil

William McGonagall Brits wever (1825-1902)

William Topaz McGonagall schottischer Exzentriker, Abstinenzler und Dichter

Вільям Макгонагалл

Макгонаголл, Уильям

ויליאם מקגונגל

ウィリアム・マッゴナガル

Languages
English (108)

Covers
William McGonagall : collected poemsThe world's worst poet : selections from "Poetic gems"Collected poemsA selectionDescriptive jottings of London : for voices (small choir) and (unsynchronised) accompaniment, 2003The comic legend of William McGonagallWilliam McGonagall : a selectionThe Tay Bridge disaster and other poetic gems