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Lycett, Andrew

Overview
Works: 33 works in 189 publications in 2 languages and 9,761 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical television programs  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, win, Other
Classifications: PR4852, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Andrew Lycett
Dylan Thomas : a new life by Andrew Lycett( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,303 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."--Jacket
Ian Fleming : the man behind James Bond by Andrew Lycett( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,295 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 )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,100 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 )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politieke biografie van de Libische leider (geb. ca. 1942)
Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the well-known stories, including "How the Whale Got His Throat," "The Elephant's Child," and "The Butterfly that Stamped."
Conan Doyle : the man who created Sherlock Holmes by Andrew Lycett( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Scotland to an artistic Irish family, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle became the archetypal Englishman and advocate of the British empire. With an alcoholic father and dominating mother, he rejected his family's Roman Catholicism. Seeking salvation in the scientific certainties of medicine, he became a doctor. But he proved inadequate: he needed scope for his imagination in writing, and for his repressed religious feelings in spiritualism. The result was a fascinating personality and strong individualist, someone who, despite the trappings of convention, was prepared to take on the establishment in innumerable struggles for justice. Never content with Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle was also a prolific writer of horror stories, histories and poetry. He was a sportsman, politician, clubman, polemicist, and much more besides. With access to vast amounts of previously hidden archival material, Andrew Lycett shows the agonies, struggles and humanity of this great author as never before
Wilkie Collins : a life of sensation by Andrew Lycett( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 280 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
Kipling abroad : traffics and discoveries from Burma to Brazil by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rudyard Kipling's genius for evoking the sights, sounds, and atmosphere of a place was crystallised in his fiction, in which he introduced Victorian and later readers to the drama and exoticism of the East. Kiplings poetry, journalism, and letters also encapsulated the spirit of the places he visited, from Egypt, India and Brazil to the United States and Southern Africa. Introduced and edited by Andrew Lycett, Kipling Abroad captures the range, curiosity and sheer talent of this beloved author, revealing as much about Kipling himself as it does about the places he visited, and staking a claim for his recognition as the father of modern travel writing."-- Publisher description
Dylan Thomas : a new life by Andrew Lycett( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 153 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."
Ian Fleming : the man behind James Bond by Andrew Lycett( )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 147 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 war : from 'Tommy' and 'My boy Jack' by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

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

"Although Rudyard Kipling never fought, he was one of Britiain's foremost observers of and commentators on war. Through his writing on the harsh realities of life as a private and accounts of feats of courage and comradeship during the frontier wars in India, 19th century British campaigns in Sudan, the Boer Wars and the First World War, he became the poet of the common soldier. Although he wrote propaganda for the government in the Boer and First World Wars, Kipling was also acerbic in his criticism of military incompetence, deeply compassionate towards the victims of war and despairing of the senseless bloodshed that he witnessed. Through his writing, the voices of countless soldiers and the guns of many battles echo through the years and place Kipling firmly firmly among the leading practitioners of 19th and 20th century war literature" --
Kipling and the sea : voyages and discoveries from North Atlantic to South Pacific by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 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
Rudyard Kipling by Andrew Lycett( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping biography telling the intricate story of the misunderstood genius
Ballads and barrack-room ballads by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

5 editions published between 1899 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of twenty-eight notable poems by Rudyard Kipling, with commentary and definitions of unfamiliar words. Includes an introduction about the poet's life and work
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 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudyard kipling by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unravels the intricate story of a misunderstood genius who became Britain's most famous author in his day, published with a brand new introduction on the 150th anniversary of Rudyard Kipling's birth. Paragon of English virtues or racist imperialist? Andrew Lycett (acclaimed biographer of Ian Fleming) has returned to primary sources to tell the intricate story of a misunderstood genius who became Britain's most famous and highest earning author. Among the many new sources, Lycett has discovered previously unpublished letters that illuminate Kipling's crucial years in India, his first girlfriend (the model for Mrs Hauksbee of Plain Tales from the Hills), his parents' decision to send him back to England to boarding school; and in his adult life his use of opium, his frustrating times in London and the brief peace he found in America before the devastating loss of both his young daughter and, in the First World War, his son. Lycett also uncovers the extraordinary story of Kipling's great love for Flo Garrard, daughter of the crown jeweller, and unravels the complicated yet enthralling saga of the American family the Balestiers, and of Carrie Balestier who became Kipling's wife. This biography is full of new material on Kipling's financial dealings with Lord Beaverbrook, his friendships with T.E. Lawrence, the painter Edward Burne-Jones and the Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (who was his cousin)
Selected poems by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ian Fleming( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See how the author's remarkable life is echoed in the deeds and manners of his most famed creation
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 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The man who created Sherlock Holmes : the life and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Alternative Names
Andrew Lycett Brits journalist

Andrew Lycett English biographer

Languages
English (166)

Chinese (3)

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Ian Fleming : the man behind James BondThe man who created Sherlock Holmes : the life and times of Sir Arthur Conan DoyleRudyard KiplingConan Doyle : the man who created Sherlock HolmesKipling abroad : traffics and discoveries from Burma to BrazilDylan Thomas : a new lifeIan Fleming : the man behind James BondRudyard Kipling