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Furbank, P. N. (Philip Nicholas) 1920-2014

Works: 255 works in 1,042 publications in 3 languages and 15,383 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Biography  Satire  History  Bildungsromans  Black humor  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, ed, Commentator, pre
Classifications: PR6011.O58, 823.912
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Publications about P. N Furbank
Publications by P. N Furbank
Publications by P. N Furbank, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by P. N Furbank
E.M. Forster : a life by P. N Furbank( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,379 libraries worldwide
Diderot : a critical biography by P. N Furbank( Book )
25 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 937 libraries worldwide
And Schiller to Balzac, Stendhal, Heine, Marx, Freud, and Kafka. In this masterful biography, P.N. Furbank provides a probing yet sympathetic account of Diderot's life and a brilliant analysis of his work, drawing intriguing connections between many previously disjointed notions about the man and his achievement. The son of a cutler (though a hopeless craftsman himself), Denis Diderot rose, after an interestingly complicated youth, to become an intimate of all the
Italo Svevo; the man and the writer by P. N Furbank( Book )
19 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 884 libraries worldwide
A biographical and critical analysis of Svevo's major writings
Selected letters of E.M. Forster by E. M Forster( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 882 libraries worldwide
Samuel Butler, 1835-1902 by P. N Furbank( Book )
30 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 libraries worldwide
This is not a story and other stories by Denis Diderot( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
Diderot has been admired as a novelist, philosopher, and encyclopedist, but he is less well known as a writer of short fiction. This volume presents his five remarkable philosophical tales including "This Is Not a Story," "On the Inconsistency of Public Opinion Regarding Our Private Action," and "Supplement to Bougainville's Voyage," as well as "The Two Friends From Bourbonne" and "Conversation of a Father with His Children: or the Danger of Setting Oneself Above the Law," both of which are here translated into English for the first time. -- Publisher description
E.M. Forster : a life by P. N Furbank( Book )
31 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Engelse schrijver (1879-1970) waarin voor het eerst van zijn homofiele geaardheid melding wordt gemaakt
The canonisation of Daniel Defoe by P. N Furbank( Book )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
The life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens( Book )
33 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in English and held by 485 libraries worldwide
Martin Chuzzlewit's wealthy grandfather forces him to emigrate to America after the selfish Martin falls in love with the wrong girl; upon his return, Martin seems to prove his worth
A tour through the whole island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1748. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LETTER VI. CONTAINING A Description of the greatest Part of the Principality of Wales. Thought I should not pay the Principality the Respect it so well deserves, if I did not begin a Letter with the Description of it; it being the Country of that brave People, who had an original Right to the whole Island, and made so noble a Stand in Defence of their Liberties and Independency; and, at last, rather than submit to a foreign Yoke, chose to be free in this remote and inaccessible Part of it. But here let me premise, that Wales is represented in the British Parliament by .24 Members. The Counties and Towns which return them will be particulariz'd in the general List, which I shall present you with at the End of my Tour thro' this Southern Part of the Island (a). The two first Counties which border West upon Monmouthshire are Brecknock and Glamorgan, and are ery mountainous on the East Side, which gives a (.} See at the Conclusion of Vol. III. Traveler Traveler a terrible Apprehension of the Country he is this way entering into, and an Expectation of meeting with nothing that is agreeable; but he is not long before he is undeceived, and finds the Reward of his Trouble. In that Part of Monmouthjhire which joins the two Counties, begins the Rising of the Hills. Kyrton-Beacon, Tumbcrlow, Blorench, Penvail, and Skirridan, are some of the Names of these horrid Mountains, and are all in this Shire; and I could not but fansy myself in View of Mount Brennus, Little-Barnard, and Great-Barnard, among the Æps. We now entered South Wales; which contains the Shires of Glamorgan, Brecknock, Radnor, Caermarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan. Brecknock/hire is a mere inland County, as Radnor is; the Englijh jestingly (and I think not very improperly) call it Break-neck-J
A political biography of Daniel Defoe by P. N Furbank( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Furbank and Owens attempt to disentangle the story of Daniel Defoe's political career, as journalist, polemicist, political theorist and secret agent. They argue that this remarkable career calls for a good deal of rethinking, not least because biography and bibliography are here inextricably intertwined
Unholy pleasure, or, The idea of social class by P. N Furbank( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Maurice; a novel by E. M Forster( Book )
36 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 308 libraries worldwide
SW: Fremdsprachige Texte / Englisch
A critical bibliography of Daniel Defoe by P. N Furbank( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Furbank and Owens's Critical Bibliography completes their project to reform the Defoe canon. It lists the works which they consider as certainly or probably by Defoe, clearly distinguishing these two categories
Reflections on the word "image" by P. N Furbank( Book )
11 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
A passage to India by E. M Forster( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Centering on an ambiguous incident between a young Englishwoman of uncertain stability and an Indian doctor eager to know his conquerors better, Forster's book explores, with unexampled profundity, both the historical chasm between races and the eternal one between individuals struggling to ease their isolation and make sense of their humanity
The prince's tale and other uncollected writings by E. M Forster( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Twentieth century poetry : critical essays and documents by Graham Martin( Book )
13 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Mallarmé on fashion : a translation of the fashion magazine, La dernière mode, with commentary by Stéphane Mallarmé( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
In 1874, Stephane Mallarme, the great French poet, undertook a highly idiosyncratic project--the publication of a fashion magazine called La Derniere Mode (The Latest Fashion)--that he almost single-handedly compiled. Using a variety of feminine and masculine pseudonyms to theorize about fashion and to advise on popular vacation destinations, home furnishings, and entertainment, Mallarmé created a spectacularly original work. The distinguishing feature of Mallarme's magazine is that it explores the nature of fashion from the inside. While it is a genuine fashion magazine, it also satirizes the entire genre. Various theories have been entertained about the work: it has been viewed as a prose poem, a hoax, and a cynical money-making venture. Furbank and Cain, however, argue that such guesses are hopelessly off the mark. Complete with the original artwork and a contextualizing introduction and commentary, this is the definitive translation of one of French literature's greatest enigmas
Behalf by P. N Furbank( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
"Furbank proceeds to consider the question of what it means to act "on behalf" of others. He notes that the apparent strength of "politics of the person"--The ground of feminist, black, and gay politics, with its insistence that everyone should speak with his or her own distinctive voice unmediated by representation or action on behalf of others - is its freedom from the taint of philanthropy. But he argues that this freedom comes at a high price, which is no less than that of involving the term "politics" in self-contradiction
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Alternative Names
Furbank, Nick 1920-2014
Furbank, P. N.
Furbank, P. N. 1920-
Furbank, P. N. (Philip Nicholas)
Furbank, Philip N.
Furbank, Philip N. 1920-
Furbank, Philip Nicholas
Furbank, Philip Nicholas 1920-2014
P. N. Furbank British writer
English (300)
Spanish (22)
Italian (2)
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