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Davison, Peter Hobley

Works: 112 works in 782 publications in 2 languages and 11,507 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Science fiction  Diaries  History  Biography  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Manuscripts 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, Other, Commentator, Annotator, Creator
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 1,196 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
Nineteen eighty-four : a novel by George Orwell( Book )
25 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
In "Nineteen eighty-four", one of the 20th century's great myth-makers George Orwell takes a cold look at the future
Mass media and mass communication by Peter Davison( Book )
127 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 libraries worldwide
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
The Book encompassed : studies in twentieth-century bibliography ( Book )
25 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and German and held by 547 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 first quarto of King Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )
15 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in English and held by 447 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
Hamlet by Peter Davison( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
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 275 libraries worldwide
Literature and society ( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Art and changing civilization ( Book )
11 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Art and social life ( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
The sociology of literature ( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Content and taste : religion and myth ( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
The Writer and politics ( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Bookselling, reviewing, and reading by Peter Davison( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Theatre and song ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Uses of literacy : media ( Book )
7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Authorship ( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
The Cultural debate ( Book )
5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 218 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
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English (323)
German (1)
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