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Lewis, Jeremy

Overview
Works: 16 works in 81 publications in 2 languages and 1,355 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Epistolary fiction  History  Adventure stories  Satire  Humorous fiction  Juvenile works  Graphic novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR3694, 823.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jeremy Lewis
 
Most widely held works by Jeremy Lewis
Cyril Connolly : a life by Jeremy Lewis( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse schrijver (1903-1974)
Penguin special : the life and times of Allen Lane by Jeremy Lewis( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A stocky, dapper Bristolian who left school at the age of sixteen and went on to found Penguin Books, Allen Lane was the greatest publisher of the twentieth century and a major influence on the cultural and political life of post-war Britain. He revolutionized our reading habits by his insistence that the best writing in the world should be made available for the price of a packet of cigarettes. Decked out in their livery of orange and white, the first Penguins were published in the summer of 1935 and were followed in due course by Pelicans, Puffins and Penguin Classics." "Though never a bookish man himself, Lane was adept at sensing the spirit of the age and always ready to follow his hunches: he commissioned Nikolaus Pevsner to write the Buildings of England, persuaded Kenneth Clark to mastermind the Penguin Modern Painters, and gave his backing to John Lehmann's Penguin New Writing, arguably the finest literary magazine of its times. He risked prosecution by publishing James Joyce's Ulysses for the first time in this country, and a quarter of a century later he appeared at the Old Bailey to defend Penguin's publication of Lady Chatterley's Lover, thereby anticipating the liberal reforms of the 1960s." "But his influence stretched far beyond the world of publishing: his pre-war Penguin Specials alerted the British public to the threat of Nazism; the books he published during the war helped to ensure a Labour victory in 1945; and Penguin itself came to be seen as a benign monopoly, akin to the BBC or the National Health Service." "By the end of his career, publishing was changing too fast for his liking, and his last years were blighted by illness and his battle with the mercurial Tony Godwin, brought to its climax when Lane set fire to the stock of a book he detested. Lane combined ruthlessness with affability, courage with moral cowardice, loyalty with unpredictability. Few publishers are remembered after their lifetimes: Allen Lane is a rare exception to the rule."--Jacket
Tobias Smollett by Jeremy Lewis( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tobias Smollett's novels are funny, fast-moving, boisterous and coarse, the fictional equivalent of Hogarth's 'Rake's Progress' or a Rowlandson engraving; indeed Smollett is the most vigorous and entertaining of all the great eighteenth-century novelists. Despite enthusiastic advocacy from George Orwell and V.S. Pritchett, he is also the most neglected; in this new biography, the first for over fifty years, Jeremy Lewis sets out to put the record straight." "A Scot who lived for much of his life in Chelsea, a medical man who, like Dr. Johnson, became a central figure in London literary life, Smollett was barely fifty when he died, but had lived an enviably busy life. As a ship's surgeon, he took part in the disastrous siege of Cartagena, where the sailors dropped like flies from the fever and had to be fed to the sharks; as a Scotsman, he suffered prejudice of a kind that would later be endured by the Irish and West Indians; he was imprisoned for libel, founded and edited the contemporary equivalent of the TLS, did battle with John Wilkes, wore himself out with hack work, and made his name not just with Roderick Random and Humphrey Clinker, but with his magnificently splenetic and xenophobic Travels through France and Italy."--Jacket
Shades of Greene : one generation of an English family by Jeremy Lewis( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Graham Greene was one of the great writers of the last century, as well as enjoying a varied and adventurous career as a secret agent, traveller, publisher and man of letters: but he was not the only member of the Greene family to lead an extraordinary life. Of the twelve children born to brothers Charles and Edward Greene, eight recorded remarkable achievements - from a BBC Director General to an Everest mountaineer, from a female MI6 agent to a champion of Communist China, from a founder of a far-right political party to the inevitable black sheep - and in documenting the interlacing lives of this generation, Lewis provides both a fascinating exercise in group biography and a masterly account of English society in the twentieth century."--Back cover
Love and Mr. Lewisham; the story of a very young couple by H. G Wells( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by leading authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, text summaries, annotated reading lists and selected criticism and notes
The prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolf Rossencyll falls in love with Princess Flavia on his perilous mission to release the king of Zenda from his captors
Who cares about Cyril Connolly? by Jeremy Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three men in a boat; to say nothing of the dog! by Jerome K Jerome( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous account of a group of friends' excursion on the Thames
One generation of an english family by Jeremy Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early years of the last century, two brothers, Charles and Edward Greene, settled in Berkhamsted, a small country town thirty miles from London. There they were to found a remarkable dynasty, each of whom were to lead varied, well-documented and extraordinary lives. This book explores this generation of the Greene family
Joyeux lits de mort by Cyril Connolly( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vingt-quatre heures dans la vie d'un littérateur désabusé. Le lecteur voit se profiler sans peine derrière le portrait de Brinkley, le visage même de Cyril Connolly, et l'ombre d'un amoureux des plaisirs, et de sa description, tenaillé par la hantise de l'oeuvre qu'il aura portée toute une vie et qui restera finalement à l'état de rêve
Playing for time by Jeremy Lewis( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected Raffles by E. W Hornung( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ruined boys by Roy Fuller( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ervaringen van een jongen op een particuliere Engelse kostschool
The expedition of Humphry Clinker by T Smollett( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mr. Facey Romford's hounds by Robert Smith Surtees( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Facey Romford is often mistaken for a wealthy man of the same name. He decides to capitalize on the case of mistaken identity and becomes Master of Hounds of the Heavyside Hunt, taking advantage of English hunting society's gullibility and he may even get away with it
Grub Street irregular by Jeremy Lewis( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An engaging, wickedly funny and splendidly anecdotal memoir of a career spent among writers, agents, publishers and bookmen and women of every stripe. Jeremy Lewis's first memoir, 'Playing for Time', was hailed by James Lees-Milne as 'the funniest and best written book I've read for years.' His second, 'Kindred Spirits', was described by John Carey as 'sheer pleasure from start to finish'. Now he has written a third autobiographical account of his encounters with literary figures over the last two decades which fittingly caps the previous two. A rich sense of the absurd and a profound understanding of the extreme comicality of life, together with a delight in the oddities of human behaviour, are the hallmarks of Jeremy Lewis's world. Bumbling figures of the book trade and eccentric luminaries of Grub Street alike are grist to his mill; his characterisations of AndrE Deutsch, James Lees-Milne, Alan Ross, Richard Cobb, Barbara Skelton and dozens of others ' are written with huge warmth and affection. Seldom has modern literary life been described with such a sense of relish and enjoyment; and seldom has the reader been so richly entertained by a gallery of eccentric portraits
 
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Cyril Connolly : a life
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English (78)

French (1)

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Penguin special : the life and times of Allen LaneTobias SmollettShades of Greene : one generation of an English familyLove and Mr. Lewisham; the story of a very young coupleThe prisoner of ZendaThree men in a boat; to say nothing of the dog!One generation of an english familyPlaying for time