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Davison, Peter Hobley

Works: 117 works in 722 publications in 1 language and 11,788 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Drama  History  Diaries  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  Manuscripts  Music 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, Commentator, Other, Annotator
Classifications: PR6029.R8, 823.912
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Publications about Peter Hobley Davison
Publications by Peter Hobley Davison
Most widely held works by Peter Hobley Davison
Diaries by George Orwell( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,194 libraries worldwide
George Orwell was an inveterate keeper of diaries. Eleven diaries are presented here covering the period 1931-1949 from his early years as a writer up to his last literary notebook
George Orwell : a literary life by Peter Davison( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
This account of Orwell's life is chiefly concerned with what influenced Orwell, his relations with publishers and editors, and the analysis of certain key experiences - the deposition that during the Spanish Civil War he was guilty of espionage and high treason; his work at the BBC; his interest in pamphlet literature; and his time as a war correspondent. There is a detailed assessment of his earnings from 1922 to 1945 and a fresh look at his attitudes to class, women, and religious belief. Special attention is paid to his essays
Nineteen eighty-four : a novel by George Orwell( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
In "Nineteen eighty-four", one of the 20th century's great myth-makers George Orwell takes a cold look at the future
The first part of King Henry IV by William Shakespeare( Book )
18 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
Contains the text of the first part of the play, an introduction, textual criticism, and notes
The Book encompassed : studies in twentieth-century bibliography ( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
The techniques and approaches fostered in the first half of this century by what was called the 'New Bibliography' have spread throughout the world, developing and expanding in association with bodies such as the Bibliographical Society. The essays specially commissioned for this book take 'New Bibliography' into the twenty-first century. They survey bibliographic and textual studies in some thirty fields, and include discussions of major issues and developments. Areas covered include manuscript studies and the analysis of handwriting; the physical characteristics of the book - its paper, type, and binding; enumerative and descriptive bibliography: incunabula, cartography, book illustration, book catalogues, and the Stationers' Company; bibliographical developments in the history of science, and in many countries - France, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the British provincial book trade, Japan and the Orient, Australia and New Zealand; developments in the theory and practice of editing texts (including biblical texts); the history of the book; and the implications of the computer for bibliography. An important feature of these essays is that each makes proposals for future research, ensuring the vitality of bibliography in the next half-century. Appearing at the time of the Bibliographical Society's centenary, the collection provides a landmark, taking stock of developments in what has become a vast and vital area of study, and mapping out its future parameters
The Dutch courtesan by John Marston( Book )
7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
The first quarto of King Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
"Shakespeare's Richard III presents difficult textual problems. There are some 2,000 verbal differences between the text of the first quarto (1597) and the version in the First Folio (1623). Although the narrative of the two plays is virtually identical, each has lines which are not found in the other, parts of the play are arranged differently and the quarto deploys fewer characters." "In the past editors have based an analysis of the quarto text on its conjectural relationship with the Folio. In this edition Peter Davison examines every quarto reading to establish a presumption of originality. He proposes that Shakespeare's company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, used a memorially reconstructed text of Richard III during a touring performance of the play, and that text provided the manuscript for the 1597 quarto. A lengthy introduction sets out the problem and the proposed solution. The text of the quarto is accompanied by a collation of variant readings and substantial textual notes." "An important element of this edition is the history of what happened to the text on tour. Using examples of touring practice of the past 400 years, the introduction shows how the actors' involvement helped to produce the text we have."--Jacket
Nineteen eighty-four : notes by Gilbert Borman( Book )
11 editions published between 1949 and 1984 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Sombere schildering van het leven in een totalitaire wereld
Hamlet by Peter Davison( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Character of Hamlet - Comedy of Hamlet - Relevance - Performance - Globe and Garrick versions - Olivier film, 1948 - Guilgud and Burton, 1934 and 1964 - Royal Shakespeare Company, 1965
Sheridan : comedies : The rivals, A trip to Scarborough, the school for scandal, the critic : a casebook by Peter Davison( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Mass media and mass communication ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Literature and society ( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Art and changing civilization ( Book )
11 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Art and social life ( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Culture and mass culture ( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
The sociology of literature ( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Content and taste : religion and myth ( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
The Writer and politics ( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Bookselling, reviewing, and reading by Peter Davison( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Theatre and song ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Davison, P.H.
Davison, P. H. 1926-
Davison, P. H. (Peter Hobley)
Davison, P.H. (Peter Hobley), 1926-
Davison, Peter.
Davison, Peter 1926-
Davison, Peter H.
Davison, Peter H. 1926-
Davison, Peter Hobley
Davison, Peter Hobley 1926-
Hobley Davison, Peter 1926-
Peter Davison Professor of English
Питер Дэвисон
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