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Alexander, J. H. (John H.)

Overview
Works: 45 works in 187 publications in 2 languages and 6,101 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Drama  Records and correspondence  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR5319, 823.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. H Alexander
Kenilworth. With a port, of the author, pictures, of contemporary scenes and drawings reproduced from early editions together with an introd. and captions by Walter Scott( Book )

17 editions published between 1952 and 2002 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic story of the secret marriage of Amy Robsart to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, favourite and potential consort of the Queen, is imbued with the drama of Tudor England, its exuberance of spirit, vigor of language, violence and treachery, ostentation and gaiety, shifts and stratagems, and above all, its pervading sense of transience. Steeped in and engrossed by historic England, Scott relished the opportunity to create a pageant of Elizabethan life. From the swashbuckling Lambourne to the Machiavellian Varney, from the vacillating Leicester to Amy and the Queen herself, Scott grasps something of the passions of Marlowe, the histrionics of Kyd and the cynicism of Marston. Kenilworth comes as close to the theatrical and the melodramatic as Rob Roy or The Bride of Lammermoor, and Scott's sheer zest in writing is there for any reader to enjoy
The bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Master of Ravenswood falls in love with shy, beautiful Lucy, the daughter of the man who ruined his father, Luvy's diabolical mother takes extreme measures to thwart the match
A legend of the wars of Montrose by Walter Scott( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of a grandfather : the history of France (second series) by Walter Scott( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An example of pre-professional history, the Tales of a Grandfather chronicles the French royalty's dynastic concerns and principal military-political engagements with foreign powers from 1412 to 1512. Scott's narrative opens with Henry V's preparations for war with France and an account of the persisting rivalry between the houses of Orleans and of Burgundy
Anne of Geierstein by Walter Scott( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Reading Wordsworth by J. H Alexander( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quentin Durward by Walter Scott( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quentin Durward (first published in 1823), Scott's first "European" novel, was an experiment in transferring the historical romance to foreign soil. Fifteenth-century France, the French Revolution, and contemporary Britain all come together in this sharp-eyed novel of political expediency and intrigue. Quentin Durward is a young adventurer and soldier of the Scottish guards seeking fame and fortune in the France of Louis XI (1461-1483). Embarking upon a dangerous journey through the forest of the Ardennes seeking a name, a partner (there is a romance involving his love for Isabelle, Countess of Croye), and a position in the world, he knows little and understands less, but Scott represents his ignorance and naivete as useful to "the most sagacious prince in Europe" who needs servants motivated solely by the desire for coin and credit and lacking any interest in France, which would interfere with the execution of his political aims. Meanwhile, the Machiavellian King Louis XI of France, maneuvers his realm out of the hands of feudal barons and into centralized control -- which Scott believed to characterize the modern state. In Quentin Durward Scott studies the first modern state in the process of destroying the European feudal system at a time when the feudal system, which had been the sinews and nerves of national defense, and the spirit of chivalry, by which, began to be innovated upon and abandoned by those grosser characters, who centered their happiness in materialism. The reception accorded Quentin Durward astounded Scott, his friends and his publishers. France, Germany and Italy went mad over him, realizing then, as now, that this miracle worker had given to European literature an unsurpassed picture of Louis XI and his age. His fame, the world over, was thenceforth permanently fixed. It was cheering news for Scott. - Publisher
The lay of the last minstrel : three essays by J. H Alexander( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Count Robert of Paris goes further back in time than any other of Scott's novels, to witness the uneasy alliance between the Byzantine empire and the ambitious western leaders of the First Crusade at the end of the eleventh century. The characters in this narrative range from an orang-utan to the historian Anna Comnena, who in the climactic scene encounters in single combat Brenhilda of Aspramonte, the warrior wife of Count Robert, pregnant with his child." "Condemned by Scott's printer as 'altogether a failure', Count Robert of Paris was prepared for publication by his son-in-law J.G. Lockhart and his publisher Robert Cadell. The process involved substantial cutting and re-writing, much of it quite unnecessary. What appeared was a bowdlerised, tamed and tidied version of what Scott had written and dictated. Scott's last full-length novel challenged the susceptibilities of his readers more directly than any other, and in that lay its fault in the eyes of the lesser men who condemned it. This edition is the first to have returned to the surviving portion of the manuscript and the extensive proofs."--Jacket
Castle dangerous by Walter Scott( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Scott and his influence : the papers of the Aberdeen Scott conference, 1982 by J. H Alexander( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tavern sages : selections from the Noctes Ambrosianae by John Wilson( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two studies in romantic reviewing : Edinburgh reviewers and the English tradition : the reviewing of Walter Scott's poetry : 1805-1817 by J. H Alexander( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and German and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marmion : studies in interpretation and composition by J. H Alexander( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and German and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reception of Scott's poetry by his correspondents, 1796-1817 by J. H Alexander( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott in carnival : selected papers from the Fourth International Scott Conference, Edinburgh, 1991 by International Scott Conference( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The siege of Malta and Bizarro by Walter Scott( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Siege of Malta and Bizarro are Scott's final works, written in Malta and Italy at the end of 1831 and the beginning of 1832. Although extracts from The Siege of Malta have been published, this is the first complete edition. Bizarro has not been available in print until now." "The Siege of Malta begins as a novel but ends as a historical account of the extraordinary defence of Malta by the Order of St John of Jerusalem and their Maltese helpers against much larger Muslim forces. It is an epic tale of endurance, resulting in inevitable defeat for some of the Knights, and for the rest, in the most hard-won of victories, setting the scene for the subsequent development of the Maltese nation." "In the novella Bizarro Scott takes up the story of a notorious Calabrian brigand of the early nineteenth century. Scott's fictionalised account draws on his experience of visiting Naples and its surroundings and his earlier knowledge of Neapolitan history to tell a tale of passion, murder and revenge with a level of violence rarely seen in his earlier work. Though incomplete, Bizarro shows Scott had not lost his power to tell a good story in this, his very last piece of fiction."--Jacket
Introductions and notes from the Magnum Opus by Walter Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edinburgh edition of the Waverley novels : a guide for editors by David Hewitt( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction and notes from the Magnum Opus edition of 1829-33 by Walter Scott( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Alexander, J.

Alexander, J. H.

Alexander J. H. 1941-....

Alexander, John H.

Alexander, John H. D. Phil

Alexander, John Huston 1941-

Languages
English (147)

German (3)

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The bride of LammermoorA legend of the wars of MontroseTales of a grandfather : the history of France (second series)Anne of GeiersteinQuentin DurwardCount Robert of ParisCastle dangerousThe tavern sages : selections from the Noctes Ambrosianae