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Wilson, Jean Moorcroft

Overview
Works: 30 works in 124 publications in 1 language and 4,120 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6037.A86, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Siegfried Sassoon : the making of a war poet : a biography, 1886-1918 by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells in full detail the story of Siegfried Sassoon, one of the finest poets of the First World War. Until now, there has been no full-scale biography of him despite his immense influence on modern poetry and literature. The long wait for this book now makes it possible to tell his story much more frankly than it would have been at his death thirty years ago. This is particularly true of his struggle to come to terms with his homosexuality, a conflict he wanted to describe himself, but which the law discouraged in his lifetime. With the cooperation of his family and friends and access to an abundance of private and unpublished material, Jean Moorcroft Wilson reveals the first three decades of Siegfried Sassoon's life. A descendant of merchant princes and farmer-artists, a Jew turned Catholic and a husband and father, Sassoon was at once shy and extremely impulsive. He was one of the few War poets whose daring exploits at the Front earned him a Military Cross, as well as the epithet "Mad Jack." Nonetheless, this decorated War hero emerged as one of the angry young poets who denounced the "Old Men" in scathing satires
Virginia Woolf, life and London : a biography of place by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried Sassoon : the journey from the trenches : a biography, 1918-1967 by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaac Rosenberg : the making of a great war poet : a new life by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried Sassoon praised Isaac Rosenberg's 'genius' and T.S. Eliot called him the 'most extraordinary' of the Great War poets. Yet it is over 30 years since there has been a biography of Isaac Rosenberg. This reappraisal of his life and work by one of the First World War literature's leading authorities is long overdue
Isaac Rosenberg : poet and painter : a biography by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Hamilton Sorley : a biography by Charles Hamilton Sorley( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected poems of Charles Hamilton Sorley by Charles Hamilton Sorley( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors take sides on the Falklands : two questions on the Falklands conflict answered by more than a hundred mainly British authors by Cecil Woolf( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried Sassoon : soldier, poet, lover, friend by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Years in the making, biographer and foremost scholar Jean Moorcroft Wilson has written the first complete biography of arguably the greatest English-language war poet, published to coincide with the centennial of the outbreak of the First World War. Hailed as "invaluable" by the Times and "thorough and perceptive" by the Observer, Siegfried Sassoon encompasses the poet's complete life and works, from his patriotic youth that led him to the frontline, and flamboyant love affairs. This single-volume opus also includes never-before-published poems that have only just come to light through the author's work. With over a decade's research, and unparalleled access to Sassoon's private correspondence, Wilson presents the complete portrait, both elegant and heartfelt, of an extraordinary man, and an extraordinary poet"--
I was an English poet : a critical biography of Sir William Watson (1858-1935) by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf's London : a guide to Bloomsbury and beyond by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume looks at Virginia Woolf's various homes in Kensington, Richmond, and Bloomsbury, and her Sussex country retreats. It explains how the buildings and streets were far more to her than a home -- London was a symbol of the vitality she attempted to put into her novels. This guidebook brings to life Woolf's city by tracing the footsteps of some of her characters, while giving a flesh and blood picture of her. The book is illustrated with drawings of all Woolf's homes, and walking route maps
The collected letters of Charles Hamilton Sorley by Charles Hamilton Sorley( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors take sides : Iraq and the Gulf War( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present war in Iraq is a war that the public feel strongly about. This collection in a timely response to these concerns. It features a wide range of views from hundreds of international writers, left and right, including contributions from Australian authors
The selected poems of Isaac Rosenberg by Isaac Rosenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaac Rosenberg has long been regarded as one of the most important artistic figures of the First World War. His poems, such as "Dead Man's Dump" and "Break of Day in the Trenches", have been included in every significant war anthology and have earned him a place in Poets' Corner. He studied at the Slade School of Art at the same time as Stanley Spencer and Mark Gertler, showing promise as a painter. His poverty, education and background made him an outsider, yet equipped him to cope with the unforeseen horror of war in the trenches
Authors take sides on Iraq and the Gulf war( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Woolf : pivot or outsider of Bloomsbury by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried Sassoon. a biography (1886-1918) by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf and anti-Semitism by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf's war trilogy : anticipating Three guineas by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of a great war poet by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First full-length biography for 30 years of the great First World War poet
 
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Alternative Names
Moorcroft Wilson, Jean 1941-

Wilson, Jean M.

Wilson, Jean M. 1941-

Languages
English (110)

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Virginia Woolf, life and London : a biography of placeSiegfried Sassoon : the journey from the trenches : a biography, 1918-1967Isaac Rosenberg : the making of a great war poet : a new lifeSiegfried Sassoon : soldier, poet, lover, friendVirginia Woolf's London : a guide to Bloomsbury and beyondThe collected letters of Charles Hamilton SorleyAuthors take sides : Iraq and the Gulf WarSiegfried Sassoon. a biography (1886-1918)The making of a great war poet