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Mount, Ferdinand 1939-

Works: 50 works in 290 publications in 5 languages and 5,832 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR6063.O856, 823.914
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The subversive family : an alternative history of love and marriage by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
52 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,284 libraries worldwide
"The family is a subversive organization. In fact, it is the ultimate and only consistently subversive organization." With these words, Ferdinand Mount begins what has come to be regarded as one of the most influential works of social history in recent times. Published to acclaim in England and throughout Europe, The Subversive Family now makes its first appearance in America. At a time when public discussions of divorce, child support, gender inequality, adoption, care for the aged, and all manner of family issues are taking new and unanticipated turns, Mount provides us with a history of the family that will pique the interest, and often the ire, of all parties in the debate. Mount argues that our society has been shaped by a series of powerful revolutionary movements, the leaders of which, whether they be politicians, theologians, feudal lords, or feminist writers, have done their utmost - ultimately unsuccessfully - to render the family subordinate to their purpose. He maintains that many widely held beliefs about the family are based on a willful misreading of the evidence promulgated by the Church, the state, and various ideologues; included among these are the myths that arranged marriages were the norm until this century; that child care is a modern invention; that in earlier societies children were treated as expendable objects; that the nuclear family is a twentieth century invention; and that romantic love never existed before the troubadour poets glorified adultery. Divorce, Mount contends, is no great novelty either. Irreverent and entertaining, The Subversive Family will jolt the reader into a fascinating reassessment of love and marriage and encourage greater consideration for policies today that support the family
Jem (and Sam) : a novel by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 519 libraries worldwide
The ribald tale of Jem Mount, a shady entrepreneur in 17th century England who supplies naval charts to the Royal Navy and chases high-society ladies, including the wife of diarist Samuel Pepys. An investor in timber, he is ruined by the Great London Fire
The theatre of politics by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
The man who rode Ampersand by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Aldous "Gus" Cotton struggles to deal with his notorious father, Harry, who had achieved success as the jockey who rode the legendary Gold Cup winner Ampersand to victory but who now is more interested in carousing, brothels, gambling houses, alcohol, and all other forms of excess
Fairness by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 libraries worldwide
"At the center of the story, which spans the latter half of the 20th century, are the wistful, sexually inept Gus Cotton and the love of his life, Helen Hardress. She is a left-leaning blonde dynamo who gets involved in everything from the British miners' strike to a high-profile pedophile hunt."
Communism : a TLS companion ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 libraries worldwide
The tears of the Rajas : mutiny, money and marriage in India 1805-1905 by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
The Tears of the Rajas is a sweeping, epic history of the British in India, seen through the experiences of a single family, the Lows, ancestors of the author, Ferdinand Mount, and also of Prime Minister David Cameron. When he was growing up, Ferdinand Mount used to wonder what stories the various Indian artefacts his family possessed from the days of the British rule of India could tell. Many years before his Aunt Ursie had written a family history of the Lows of India which was largely ignored by the family. When the story of the Lows recently hit the headlines after it transpired that these same relatives were those of David Cameron, and that they were responsible for a number of atrocities in India, Ferdinand Mount set out to uncover the truth behind their lives. What emerged was an evocative, intense and thrilling history iof 19th century British rule in India. Vividly and poignantly capturing the lives of one family, Mount tells the story of some of the most dramatic and terrible moments of the Indian Raj, from the mutinies, battles, massacres and famines, to the ineptitude, folly and sometimes deviousness of British rulers themselves. An epic history, full of stories of love, war, treachery and intrigue, Tears of the Rajas will surely become one of the classics of its kind
The British constitution now : recovery or decline? by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Mind the gap : the new class divide in Britain by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Through extensive research, covering issues as diverse as the distribution of wealth, the significance of speech patterns and the politics of egalitarianism, the author pursues an illusive answer to the fundamental question - how can oppressive inequality in Britain be wiped out once and for all?
Full circle : how the classical world came back to us by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
"So much about the society that is now emerging in the twenty-first century bears an astonishing resemblance to the most prominent features of what we call the classical world - its institutions, its priorities, its entertainment, its physics, its sexual morality, its food, its politics, even its religion. The ways in which we live our rich and varied lives correspond - almost eerily so - to the ways in which the Greeks and Romans lived theirs. Whether we are eating and drinking, bathing or exercising or making love, pondering, admiring or enquiring, our habits of thought and action, our diversions and concentrations recreate theirs. It is as though the 1500 years after the fall of Rome had been time out from traditional ways of being human. This eye-opening book makes us look afresh at who we are and how we got here. Full Circle is not only wonderfully witty and brilliantly astute, but also profound and often disquieting. Ferdinand Mount effortlessly peels back 2000 years of history to show how much we are like the ancients, how in ways both trivial and crucial we are them and they are us."--Jacket
The condor's head : an American romance by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Heads you win : a chronicle of modern twilight by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Of love and asthma by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
The narrator, Gus, first meets Joe, a successful entrepreneur, when they are fellow patients at the seaside clinic run by Dr Maintenon-Smith, the self-styled Napoleon of Asthma. Gus is betrayed and humiliated as he follows his friend, wheeze for wheeze, through his giddy rise and even giddier fall
Umbrella : a Pacific tale by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
George Gordon, cousin to Byron, heir to a desolate Scottish estate, superficially enjoys a brilliant career: he dines at Malmaison with Napoleon and Josephine, excavates the Acropolis, shares a night in a hayloft with Metternich, inherits the Earldom of Aberdeen, marries two beautiful women, becomes Foreign Secretary twice and then Prime Minister
The liquidator by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Very like a Whale, a novel by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
6 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
The inquiring eye : the writings of David Watt by David Watt( Book )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
The Selkirk Strip : a post-imperial tale by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
English voices : lives, landscapes, laments 1985-2015 by Ferdinand Mount( Book )
4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Ferdinand Mount has spent many years writing articles, columns and reviews for prestigious magazines, newspapers and journals. Whether reviewing great published works by some of England's finest authors and poets (both alive and dead) including Kingsley Amis, John Osborne, John le Carre.., Rudyard Kipling, E.M. Forster and Alan Bennett. He also analysed the works of a variety of our Masters covering the past four hundred years such as, of course, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, John Keats, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Samuel Pepys. Whether it be holding up to account the writings of Winston Churchill, or celebrating the much-loved poems of Siegfried Sassoon, each essay reproduced in full here has been carefully chosen by Mount to weave a unique tapestry of the wealth of writings that have helped shape his own respected career as an author and political commentator. For anyone interested and passionate about writing and poetry across the centuries in the British Isles, this book will be a very welcome guide to the best one can pick up and read
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Alternative Names
Ferdinand Mount British writer
Ferdinand Mount escritor británico
Mount, William Robert Ferdinand.
Mount, William Robert Ferdinand 1939-
English (204)
French (9)
German (4)
Swedish (2)
Spanish (2)
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