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Alexander, J. H. (John H.)

Overview
Works: 61 works in 120 publications in 2 languages and 4,826 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Drama  Records and correspondence  Historical fiction  Introductions  Commentaries 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PR5322, 823.7
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Most widely held works by J. H Alexander
A legend of the wars of Montrose by Walter Scott ( )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott ( )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Love of the last heir of a ruined family for the daughter of an enemy
Kenilworth : a romance by Walter Scott ( Book )
4 editions published between 1952 and 1993 in English and held by 420 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
Tales of a grandfather : the history of France (second series) by Walter Scott ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scott drew on standard sources, but the interpretation of the material and the historical vision are his own. Modern readers will be especially engaged by his interpretation of the character of Joan of Arc. Readers will also be interested to compare Scott's treatment of history and its leading figures with his novels set in the same period and country, namely, Quentin Durward and Anne of Geierstein
Anne of Geierstein by Walter Scott ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 225 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
Quentin Durward by Walter Scott ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historisk roman fra Frankrig i det 15. århundrede, på Ludvig XI og hertug Charles af Burgunds tid
Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 161 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."--BOOK JACKET
Castle dangerous by Walter Scott ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scott and his influence : the papers of the Aberdeen Scott conference, 1982 by Aberdeen Scott Conference ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tavern sages : selections from the Noctes Ambrosianae by John Wilson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 135 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 )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reception of Scott's poetry by his correspondents, 1796-1817 by J. H Alexander ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marmion : studies in interpretation and composition by J. H Alexander ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The siege of Malta and Bizarro by Walter Scott ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 96 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."--BOOK JACKET
Scott in carnival : selected papers from the Fourth International Scott Conference, Edinburgh, 1991 by International Scott conference ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Corporations by J. H Alexander ( Book )
4 editions published between 1945 and 1948 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'Apocalypse : verset par verset by J. H Alexander ( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lire et comprendre la Bible by J. H Alexander ( Book )
13 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'histoire de la Bible, ses origines, sa transmission, son actualité by J. H Alexander ( Book )
3 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Alexander, J.H.
Alexander, J. H. 1941-
Alexander, John H.
Alexander, John H., D. Phil.
Alexander, John Huston 1941-
Languages
English (45)
French (27)
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