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Harman, Claire

Overview
Works: 26 works in 196 publications in 1 language and 8,025 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Biographies  Psychological fiction  Short stories  History  Paranormal fiction  Horror fiction  Horror tales  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6045.A812, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Claire Harman
Jane's fame : how Jane Austen conquered the world by Claire Harman( Book )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Jane's Fame, Claire Harman gives us the complete biography--of both the author and her lasting cultural influence--making this essential reading for anyone interested in Austen's life, works, and remarkably potent fame
Charlotte Brontë : a fiery heart by Claire Harman( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A groundbreaking biography that places an obsessive, unrequited love at the heart of the writer's life story, transforming her from the tragic figure we have previously known into a smoldering Jane Eyre. Famed for her beloved novels, Charlotte Brontë has been known as well for her insular, tragic family life. The genius of this biography is that it delves behind this image to reveal a life in which loss and heartache existed alongside rebellion and fierce ambition. Harman seizes on a crucial moment in the 1840's when Charlotte worked at a girls' school in Brussels and fell hopelessly in love with the husband of the school's headmistress. Her torment spawned her first attempts at writing for publication, and he haunts the pages of every one of her novels--he is Rochester in Jane Eyre, Paul Emanuel in Villette. Another unrequited love--for her publisher--paved the way for Charlotte to enter a marriage that ultimately made her happier than she ever imagined. Drawing on correspondence unavailable to previous biographers, Claire Harman establishes Brontë the heroine of her own story, one as dramatic and triumphant as one of her own novels"--
Fanny Burney : a biography by Claire Harman( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the celebrated eighteenth-century author and satirist draws on more than seventy years of Burney's diaries and her observations of the leading writers, artists, philosophers, and personalities of her time to chronicle her remarkable literary career, her adventure-filled life, and her influence on the work of later writers
Myself and the other fellow : a life of Robert Louis Stevenson by Claire Harman( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The short life of Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-94] was as adventurous as almost anything in his fiction: his travels, illness, struggles to become a writer, relationships with his volatile wife and step-family, friendships, and quarrels have fascinated readers for more than a century. No biography has yet done justice to the complex, brilliant, and troubled man who was responsible for so many remarkable creations. His interest in psychology, genetics, technology, and feminism anticipated the concerns of the next century, while his experiments in narrative technique inspired postmodern innovators such as Borges and Nabokov. Stevenson's recently collected correspondence shows him to have been the least "Victorian" of Victorian writers; he was a man of humour, resilience, and strongly unconventional views. With access to this and much previously unpublished material, distinguished biographer Claire Harman has written the most authoritative, comprehensive, and perceptive portrait of Stevenson to date."--Jacket
Collected poems by Sylvia Townsend Warner( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat de bundels The Espalier. - 1925. Time importuned. - 1928. Rainbow. - 1931. Boxwood. - 1960. King Duffus and other poems. - 1968. Twelve poems. - 1980 en niet eerder gepubliceerde gedichten van de schrijfster (1893-1978)
The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner by Sylvia Townsend Warner( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia Townsend Warner : a biography by Claire Harman( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. "One of the most shamefully under-read great British authors of the past 100 years." (Sarah Waters). The poet Sylvia Townsend Warner rose to sudden fame with the publication of her classic feminist novel Lolly Willowes in 1926, but never became a conventional member of London literary life, pursuing instead a long writing career in her own individualistic manner. Cheerfully defying social norms of the day, Warner lived in an openly homosexual relationship with the poet Valentine Ackland for almost forty years. Together, they were committed members of the Communist party and travelled twice to Spain during the Civil War, but Warner paid for her outspokenness with years of neglect, and channelled much of her emotional and intellectual energy into letters, poems and heart-breaking diaries that remained unpublished during her lifetime. In this enthralling and enlightening biography, Claire Harman tells the story of Warner's remarkable life and restores her to her rightful place as one of Britain's most unique and brilliant writers. "As passionate and truthful, elegant and enchanting as its subject." (George D Painter). "Harman skilfully weaves Sylvia's stories and letters into the biography, and the brilliance of the samples on display constantly takes you aback ... Outstanding" (Sunday Times)
Robert Louis Stevenson : a biography by Claire Harman( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short life of Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was as adventurous as almost anything in his fiction: his travels, illness, struggles to become a writer, relationships with his volatile wife and step-family, friendships and quarrels have fascinated readers for over a century. In his time he was both engineer and aesthete, dutiful son and reckless lover, Scotsman and South Sea Islander, Covenanter and atheist. Stevenson's books, including Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Kidnapped, have achieved world fame; others -- The Master of Ballantrae, A Child's Garden of Verses, Travels with a Donkey -- remain all-time favourites
Charlotte Brontë : a life by Claire Harman( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte's birth, Penguin is publishing the definitive biography of this extraordinary novelist, by acclaimed literary biographer Claire Harman Charlotte Bronte's life contained all the drama and tragedy of the great Gothic novels it inspired. She was raised motherless on remote Yorkshire moors and sent away to brutally strict boarding school at a young age. She watched helpless growing up as, one by one, her five beloved siblings sickened and died; by the end of her short life, she was the only child of the Bronte clan remaining. And most fascinating and tragic of all, throughout her adult life she was haunted by a great and unrequited love - a love that tortured Charlotte but also inspired some of the most moving, intense and revolutionary novels ever written in the English language. Charlotte was a literary visionary, a feminist trailblazer and the driving force behind the whole Bronte family. She encouraged her sister Emily to publish Wuthering Heights when no-one else believed in her talent. She took charge of the family's precarious finances when her brilliant but feckless brother Branwell succumbed to opium addiction. She travelled from Yorkshire to Europe to the bright lights of London, met some of the most brilliant literary minds of her generation (Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray), and became a bestselling female author in a world still dominated by men. And in each of her books, from Villette and Shirley to her most famous, Jane Eyre, Charlotte created brand new kinds of heroines, inspired by herself and her life, fiercely intelligent women burning with hidden passions. This beautifully-produced, landmark biography is essential reading for every fan of the Bronte family's writing, from Jane Eyre to Wuthering Heights. It is a uniquely intimate and complex insight into one of Britain's best loved writers. This is the literary biography of the year; if you loved Claire Tomalin's Charles Dickens, this event is not to be missed
Selected poems by Sylvia Townsend Warner( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane's fame : how Jane Austen conquered the world by Claire Harman( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Jane's Fame, Claire Harman gives us the complete biography--of both the author and her lasting cultural influence--making this essential listen for anyone interested in Austen's life, works, and remarkably potent fame
New collected poems by Sylvia Townsend Warner( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Brontë : a fiery heart by Claire Harman( Recording )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking biography that places an obsessive, unrequited love at the heart of the writer's life story, transforming her from the tragic figure we have previously known into a smoldering Jane Eyre
The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and other stories by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition contains the complete text, first published in 1886
How Jane Austen conquered the world by Claire Harman( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part biography and part cultural history, this book does not just tell a fascinating story - it is essential reading for anyone interested in Austen's life, works and remarkably potent fame
Essays and poems by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The master of Ballantrae ; and, Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents two historical tales of the Scottish lowlands in the eighteenth century
The corner that held them by Sylvia Townsend Warner( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In memory of the wife who had once dishonoured and always despised him, Brian de Retteville founded Oby - a twelfth-century convent in a hidden corner of Norfolk. Two centuries later the Benedictine community is well established there and, as befits a convent whose origin had such chequered motives, the inhabitants are prey to the ambitions, squabbles, jealousies and pleasures of less spiritual environments. An outbreak of the Black Death, the collapse of the convent spire, the Bishop's visitation and a nun's disappearance are interwoven with the everyday life of the nuns, novices, successive Prioresses and the nun's priest, in this affectionate and ironic observation of the more wordly history of a religious order
Sylvia Townsend Warner : new collected poems by Sylvia Townsend Warner( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer will show by Sylvia Townsend Warner( Book )

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

Rond 1850 ontdekt een vrouw haar bisexuele geaardheid als zij de minnares van haar man ontmoet
 
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Jane's fame : how Jane Austen conquered the world
Alternative Names
Claire Harman British writer and critic

Клер Харман

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English (187)

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Fanny Burney : a biographyMyself and the other fellow : a life of Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson : a biographySelected poemsJane's fame : how Jane Austen conquered the worldNew collected poemsThe strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and other storiesHow Jane Austen conquered the world