WorldCat Identities

Mullan, John 1958-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 257 publications in 1 language and 7,490 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  History  Robinsonades  Biography  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Annotator
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Mullan
How novels work by John Mullan( )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How Novels Work explains how the pleasures of novel reading often come from the formal ingenuity of the novelist. Addressed to anyone who is interested in the close reading of fiction, it makes visible techniques and effects of which we are often only half-aware as we read. It shows that literary criticism is something that all fiction enthusiasts can do."--Jacket
The lives of the poets : a selection by Samuel Johnson( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last of his major writings, Samuel Johnson looked back over the previous two centuries of English literature in order to describe the personalities as well as the achievements of the leading English poets. The major Lives -- of Milton, Dryden, Swift, and Pope -- are memorable cameos of the life of writing in which Johnson is as attentive to human frailty as to literary prowess. The shorter Lives preserve some of Johnson's most piercing, critical judgements. Unsentimental, opinionated, and quotable, The Lives of the Poets continues to influence the reputations of the writers concerned. It is one of the greatest works of English criticism, but also one of the must humanly diverting. - Back cover
What matters in Jane Austen? : twenty crucial puzzles solved by John Mullan( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary scholar poses twenty questions that reveal deep truths about the iconic writer and her lasting influence, demonstrating how Austen's genius can be better appreciated with an understanding of her books' character dynamics, unspoken sexuality, and period conventions
Anonymity : a secret history of English literature by John Mullan( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some of the greatest works in English literature were first published without their authors' names. Why did so many authors want to be anonymous and what was it like to read their books without knowing for certain who had written them? In Anonymity, John Mullan gives a history of hidden identity in English literature. From the sixteenth century to today, he explores how the disguises of writers were first used and eventually penetrated, how anonymity teased readers and bamboozled critics - and how, when book reviews were also anonymous, reviewers played tricks of their own in return."--Jacket
Sentiment and sociability : the language of feeling in the eighteenth century by John Mullan( Book )

37 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of the novel in the mid-18th century was also the rise of sentimentalism. This study explores the attitudes which led novelists to associate virtuous feeling with disabling suffering. It also examines the role of women in fiction and in society during that period
Roxana, the fortunate mistress, or, A history of the life and vast variety of fortunes of Mademoiselle de Beleau : afterwards called the Countess de Wintselsheim in Germany, being the person known by the name of the Lady Roxana in the time of Charles II by Daniel Defoe( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roxana (1724), Defoe's last and darkest novel, is the autobiography of a woman who has traded her virtue, at first for survival, and then for fame and fortune. Its narrator tells the story of her own 'wicked' life as the mistress of rich and powerful men. Endowed with many seductive skills, she is herself seduced: by money, by dreams of rank, and by the illusion that she can escape her own past. Unlike Defoe's other penitent anti-heroes, however, she fails to triumph over these weaknesses."--Cover
Eighteenth-century popular culture : a selection( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a carefully annotated selection of eighteenth-century writings about popular culture. During the eighteenth century, popular culture assumed a peculiar importance. In the early part of the century, high and low cultures often collided. Later in the century, politeness more and more required the distancing of genteel from vulgar amusements. This collection rediscovers some of the energies of the low and the vulgar in the period by examining particular themes (crime, religious enthusiasm, popular politics, for example) and telling particular stories (the career of a notorious criminal, the exploits of a religious sect, John Wilkes and the crowd). It also illustrates how the very idea of popular culture was formed in the period, providing examples of the ways in which it was discussed both by those who were fearful of it and those who were fascinated by it. -- Publisher description
Lives of the great romantics by their contemporaries by Percy Bysshe Shelley( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of the great Romantics II by their contemporaries( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of Victorian literary figures I : Eliot, Dickens, and Tennyson( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een schipbreukeling houdt zich achtentwintig jaar in leven op een onbewoond eiland voor de Zuidamerikaanse kust
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moll Flanders has been made into several stage and film versions. It is the story of a girl born to a convicted criminal, who advances herself through a life of multiple marriages, crime, and prostitution, though she ultimately, at age 69, repents of her wicked ways
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters, one practical and conventional and the other emotional and sentimental, find that only through compromise of their mutual differences can they get along
Lives of the great romantics III : Godwin, Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley by their contemporaries by John Mullan( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political history of the devil (1726) by Daniel De Foe( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire, fantasy, and writings on the supernatural by Daniel De Foe( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire, fantasy, and writings on the supernatural by Daniel Defoe( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A selection of satires, fantasies, and supernatural writings in poetry and prose by Daniel Defoe. Fully reset with scholarly annotations of interest to students of eighteenth-century politics, religion, and literature"--Provided by publisher
Satire, fantasy and writings on the supernatural by Daniel De Foe( Book )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mortality, gender, and the plague of 1361-2 on the estate of the bishop of Winchester by John Mullan( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire, fantasy and writings on the supernatural by Daniel De Foe( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From The Pickering & Chatto Edition of the Works of Daniel Defoe
 
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How novels work
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The lives of the poets : a selectionAnonymity : a secret history of English literatureSentiment and sociability : the language of feeling in the eighteenth centuryRoxana, the fortunate mistress, or, A history of the life and vast variety of fortunes of Mademoiselle de Beleau : afterwards called the Countess de Wintselsheim in Germany, being the person known by the name of the Lady Roxana in the time of Charles IIEighteenth-century popular culture : a selectionLives of the great romantics by their contemporariesLives of Victorian literary figures I : Eliot, Dickens, and TennysonRobinson Crusoe
Alternative Names
Mullan, John

Джон Мълан

約翰·慕藍

Languages
English (222)