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Lycett, Andrew

Overview
Works: 30 works in 149 publications in 2 languages and 8,052 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  History  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR4854, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Andrew Lycett
Kipling abroad traffics and discoveries from Burma to Brazil by Rudyard Kipling( )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rudyard Kipling is the doyen of travel writers. His genius for evoking the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a place was crystallised in his fiction, in which he introduced Victorian readers to the drama and exoticism of the East. The teaming, dusty Grand Trunk Road springs to life off the pages of Kim, while the misty heights of imperial Simla provide an identifiable and almost tangible physical background to Plain Tales from the Hills. Kipling's poetry, journalism and letters also encapsulated the spirit of the places he visited, from Egypt, India and Brazil to the United States and Southern
Dylan Thomas : a new life by Andrew Lycett( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When Dylan Thomas died, in New York in 1953, he was only thirty-nine years old, and the myths soon took hold. He became the Keats and the Byron of his generation - the romantic poet who died too young, his potential unfulfilled. Making masterful use of original material from archives and personal papers, Lycett describes the development of the young poet, brings invaluable new insights to Thomas's early writing and the themes that continued to appear in all he wrote. This work unearths details about the poet's many affairs and his tempestuous marriage to his passionate Irish wife, Caitlin." "Lycett uses as his overwhelming motif the deeply ambivalent forces in Thomas's life - "I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me" - that allowed him to be a wild boy in public and a private poet of deep sensitivity - the forces that helped him bridge the gap between modernism and pop, between the written and spoken word, between individual and performance art, between the academy and the forum. Throughout, the social and historical context of Thomas's struggles and accomplishments are vividly presented." "The result is a portrait of the chaos of Thomas's personal life and a re-evaluation of the lyricism and experimentalism of his poetry, plays, and short stories."--BOOK JACKET
Ian Fleming : the man behind James Bond by Andrew Lycett( Book )
23 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sportsman, womanizer, naval commander, world-traveler, spy, this suave Old Etonian creator of the Cold War's archetypal secret agent was infinitely more complicated and interesting than his major fictional character, Agent 007. Fleming's wide-ranging and exciting life inevitably provided the plausible backdrop for the Bond novels, and while his temperamental, sometimes violent nature got him into difficulties as a young man, the second World War was the making of him. Highly regarded in British naval intelligence for his international contacts, he master-minded numerous top secret operations, including "Golden Eye," which is uncovered here for the first time. His role in shaping the prototype CIA is also fully detailed
The man who created Sherlock Holmes : the life and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Andrew Lycett( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive biography of Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that explores his childhood, family life, medical practice, authorship of nonfiction works, inspiration for Sherlock Holmes, social acquaintances, marriages, interest in spiritualism, and much more
Qaddafi and the Libyan revolution by David Blundy( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Rudyard Kipling by Andrew Lycett( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conan Doyle : the man who created Sherlock Holmes by Andrew Lycett( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wilkie Collins : a life of sensation by Andrew Lycett( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"1868, and bestselling author Wilkie Collins is hard at work on a new detective novel, The Moonstone. But he is weighed down by a mountain of problems - his own sickness, the death of his mother, and, most pressing, the announcement by his live-in mistress that she has tired of his relationship with another woman and intends to marry someone else. His solution is to increase his industrial intake of opium and knuckle down to writing the book T. S. Eliot called the 'greatest' English detective novel. Of Wilkie's domestic difficulties, not a word to the outside world: indeed, like his great friend Charles Dickens, he took pains to keep secret any detail of his ménage. There's no doubt that the arrangement was unusual and, for Wilkie, precarious, particularly since his own books focused on uncovering such deeply held family secrets. Indeed, he was the master of the Victorian sensation novel, fiction that left readers on the edge of their seats as mysteries and revelations abounded. In this colourful investigative portrait, Andrew Lycett draws Wilkie Collins out from the shadow of Charles Dickens. Wilkie is revealed as a brilliant, witty, friendly, contrary and sensual man, deeply committed to his work. Here he is given his rightful place at the centre of the literary, artistic and historical movements of his age. Part biography, part history, part intimate family saga, Wilkie Collins brings to life one of England's greatest writers against the backdrop of Victorian London and all its complexities. It is a truly sensational story." -- Publisher's description
Dylan Thomas a new life by Andrew Lycett( )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this authoritative, fresh, and compelling account of the extraordinary life and enduring work of Dylan Thomas- author of Under milk wood, A child's Christmas in Wales, Adventurs in the skin trade, Portrait of the artist as a young dog, and numerous poems and stories-- Andrew Lycett peels back the layers of story that have accumulated around this extraordinarily talented writer, one of the most celebrated and contradictory literary figures of the twentieth century. Lycett uses as his overwhelming motif the deeply ambivalent forces in Thomas's life-"I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me" said Thomas-- that allowed him to be a wild boy in public and a poet of deep sensitivity in private"--Container
Kipling and the sea : voyages and discoveries from North Atlantic to South Pacific by Rudyard Kipling( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kipling may be best known as a commentator on the British Empire, but he was also a vivid observer and chronicler of the sea - and of ships and all who sailed in them. For him the sea was the glue which bound the British Empire together. To reach distant lands, you needed to sail. So Kipling wrote copiously about his own voyages - to India, across the Pacific and Atlantic, down to South Africa and Australia - and about the voyages of others. Sailors were particular heroes of his, as adventurers who braved every kind of element and danger in order to reach distant lands. In writing about them
Ian Fleming the man behind James Bond by Andrew Lycett( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sportsman, womanizer, naval commander, world traveler, and spy, the creator of the Cold War's archetypal secret agent was infinitely more complex and interesting than his iconic fictional character, Agent 007. Fleming's wide ranging and exciting life inevitably provided the plausible backdrop for his Bond novels
Rudyard Kipling by Andrew Lycett( )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gripping biography telling the intricate story of the misunderstood genius
Barrack-room ballads and other verses by Rudyard Kipling( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) brought Rudyard Kipling instant success. At the time, British men generally enlisted to escape dire poverty, and those who did were held in low regard by the Victorian public--until they were needed to fight. Because Kipling had great compassion for his country's soldiers, he used his poems to provide an insightful, sympatheic view of them even as he criticized the English empire for its treatment of its fighting men. Told in Cockney dialect, the works in this collection include Tommy, Danny Deever, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, Mandalay, and the immortal Gunga Din. --New American Library
Ian Fleming : the man behind James Bond by Andrew Lycett( Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sportsman, womanizer, naval commander, world-traveler, and spy, the creator of the Cold War's archetypal secret agent was infinitely more complex and interesting than his iconic fictional character, Agent 007. Fleming's wide-ranging and exciting life inevitably provided the plausible backdrop for his Bond novels. Highly regarded in British naval intelligence for his international contacts, he master-minded numerous top secret operations, including "Golden Eye," which is uncovered here for the first time. He was also fundamental in shaping the prototype CIA. Two months before his wedding to Ann O'Neill, the widow of a friend with whom he'd carried on a passionate affair for fifteen years, Fleming sat down to write his first book, Casino Royale, in order to soothe his nerves. Thus began the long line of Bond novels for which he would earn lasting fame
Kipling and the sea : voyages and discoveries from North Atlantic and South Pacific by Rudyard Kipling( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From diamond sculls to golden handcuffs : a history of Rowe & Pitman by Andrew Lycett( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man who created Sherlock Holmes by Andrew Lycett( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ground-breaking biography of the creator of fiction's best loved detective
Ian Fleming ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
See how the author's remarkable life is echoed in the deeds and manners of his most famed creation
Selected poems by Rudyard Kipling( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ian Fleming's James Bond : annotations and chronologies for Ian Fleming's Bond stories by John Griswold( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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