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Davison, Peter 1926-

Works: 136 works in 1,037 publications in 2 languages and 15,697 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Political fiction  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Science fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical drama  Diaries  Dystopian fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, Other, Commentator, Translator, Annotator, wpr, Creator, wst
Classifications: PR6029.R8, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Peter Davison
Diaries by George Orwell( Book )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,189 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
A life in letters by George Orwell( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 972 libraries worldwide
"Appearing for the first time in one volume, these trenchant letters tell the eloquent narrative of Orwell's life in his own words. From his school days to his tragic early death, George Orwell, who never wrote an autobiography, chronicled the dramatic events of his turbulent life in a profusion of powerful letters. Indeed, one of the twentieth century's most revered icons was a lively, prolific correspondent who developed in rich, nuanced dispatches the ideas that would influence generations of writers and intellectuals. This historic work--never before published in America and featuring many previously unseen letters--presents an account of Orwell's interior life as personal and absorbing as readers may ever see. Over the course of a lifetime, Orwell corresponded with hundreds of people, including many distinguished political and artistic figures. Witty, personal, and profound, the letters tell the story of Orwell's passionate first love that ended in devastation and explains how young Eric Arthur Blair chose the pseudonym "George Orwell." In missives to luminaries such as T.S. Eliot, Stephen Spender, Arthur Koestler, Cyril Connolly, and Henry Miller, he spells out his literary and philosophical beliefs. Readers will encounter Orwell's thoughts on matters both quotidian (poltergeists and the art of playing croquet) and historical--including his illuminating descriptions of war-shattered Barcelona and pronouncements on bayonets and the immanent cruelty of chaining German prisoners ... Meticulously edited and fully annotated by Peter Davison, the world's preeminent Orwell scholar, the volume presents Orwell "in all his varieties" and his relationships with those most close to him, especially his first wife, Eileen. Combined with rare photographs and hand-drawn illustrations, George Orwell: A Life in Letters offers "everything a reader new to Orwell needs to know ... and a great deal that diehard fans will be enchanted to have" (New Statesmen)."--Publisher's description
George Orwell : a literary life by Peter Davison( Book )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 768 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
The first part of King Henry IV by William Shakespeare( Book )
60 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
"This updated edition offers a theatrical perspective on the origins of Shakespeare's The First Part of King Henry IV and the history of its interpretation. The introduction clarifies the play's surprising, de-centred dramatic structure, questioning the dominant assumption that the drama focuses on the education of Prince Hal. It calls attention to the effects of civil war upon a broad range of relationships. Falstaff's unpredictable vitality is explored, together with important contemporary values of honour, friendship, festivity and reformation." "Lexical glosses of obscure, ambiguous or archaic meanings make the rich wordplay accessible. The notes also provide a thorough commentary on Shakespeare's transformation of his sources (particularly Holinshed's Chronicles) and suggest alternative stagings. This updated edition contains a new introductory section by Katharine A. Craik, which describes recent stage, film and critical interpretations, and an updated reading list."--Jacket
Contemporary drama and the popular dramatic tradition in England by Peter Davison( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
1984 : a novel by George Orwell( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 612 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 Book encompassed : studies in twentieth-century bibliography by Peter Davison( Book )
28 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and German and held by 549 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
Popular appeal in English drama to 1850 by Peter Davison( Book )
14 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Nineteen eighty-four : the facsimile of the extant manuscript by George Orwell( Book )
19 editions published between 1949 and 1984 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Sombere schildering van het leven in een totalitaire wereld
Mass media and mass communication ( Book )
11 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Literature and society ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Art and changing civilization ( Book )
12 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Culture and mass culture ( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Art and social life ( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
The sociology of literature by Edward Shils( Book )
9 editions published in 1978 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-
Питер Дэвисон
デイヴィソン, ピーター
ピーター・デイヴィソン イギリスの大学教授
English (273)
German (1)
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