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Myer, Valerie Grosvenor

Overview
Works: 27 works in 117 publications in 4 languages and 5,290 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Encyclopedias  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR4036, 823.7
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Publications about Valerie Grosvenor Myer
Publications by Valerie Grosvenor Myer
Publications by Valerie Grosvenor Myer, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Valerie Grosvenor Myer
Jane Austen, obstinate heart : a biography by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 982 libraries worldwide
At the heart of Jane Austen's story lies a mystery: how a woman of "genteel poverty," the seventh child of a country clergyman, an unmarried spinster for whom life was often a struggle against the indignities of financial dependency, could have produced works of such magnificent warmth and wisdom. Valerie Grosvenor Myer's flawless research proves Austen's books grew from the preoccupations of her social set - respectability, financial security, and most of all, marriage. "It is a truth universally acknowledged," begins Pride and Prejudice, "that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." In that one line are revealed the principal forces at work in Austen's novels - and in the world from which they were drawn. Using letters, family memories, and of course the novels themselves, Myer provides a detailed and revealing look at Jane Austen
Laurence Sterne : riddles and mysteries ( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 libraries worldwide
The Continuum encyclopedia of British literature ( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
"The History of British literature is one of extraordinary breadth and complexity, extending from Aneirin and the poet of Widsith to Caedmon and the author of Beowulf; from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Geoffrey Chaucer; from the Golden Age of Scottish poetry to the King James Bible; from Spenser to Shakespeare; Donne and Milton to Dryden; Dr. Johnson to Jane Austen, Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, the Shelleys, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, and William Blake; from William Morris to Thackeray, Dickens, the Brontes, the Rossettis, Kipling, and Hardy; from Virginia Woolf and the modernists to the postmodern era." "This book is a comprehensive guide and companion to literature that is by definition British in scope and origin, including surveys of the literatures written in English from the colonial to the postcolonial experience in Africa, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, India, Ireland, and New Zealand. Specific authors from these literatures are treated in substantive topical articles on their respective literatures, unless the author is identified by nationality as British (such as Ben Okri, born in Nigeria; Caryl Philips, born in St. Kitts). Also included are Irish writers such as Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, and W. B. Yeats, whose work belongs to the tradition." "A special feature of The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature is the topical article. There are 70 such essays here, including African Literature in English, Art and Literature, Australian Literature, The Bloomsbury Group, Canadian Literature in English, Caribbean Literature in English, Colonial Literature, Detective Fiction (Before and Since 1945), Drama Since 1956, Elizabethan Literature, Feminism, The Gothic Novel, Indian Literature in English, Irish Literature, Middle English, Modernism, New Zealand Literature in English, Old English, Philosophy and Literature, Religion and Literature, Restoration Drama, Satire, Science Fiction, The Sermon, South African Literature in English, Victorian Women's Poetry, and more. Other special features include Monarchs of Great Britain, an Historical-Literary Timeline, Poets Laureate, and Literary Awards and Prizes." "Contributors from the UK and US are all experts in their fields: Elaine Aston on Caryl Churchill, Clive Barker on Charles Morgan, Peter Barnes on Ben Jonson, Jacques Berthoud on Joseph Conrad, Nora Crook on Percy Bysshe Shelley, Peter Finch on Poetry Since 1945, Norman Kelvin on William Morris, C. W. R. D. Moseley on William Shakespeare, Ian Ousby on Detective Fiction, Susanna Roxman on Margaret Drabble, John Sutherland on Anthony Trollope, Claire Tomalin on Samuel Pepys, Simon Trussler on Harold Pinter, Clive Wilmer on John Ruskin, Justin Wintle on Edward Gibbon, and many others."--BOOK JACKET
Samuel Richardson : passion and prudence by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
Margaret Drabble : a reader's guide by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Margaret Drabble : puritanism and permissiveness by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
Obstinate heart : Jane Austen, a biography by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Charlotte Bronte : truculent spirit by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Ten great English novelists by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Discusses Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Jane Austen, William Makepeace Thackeray, Charles Dickens, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy
A Victorian lady in Africa : the story of Mary Kingsley by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Jane Austen by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Obstinate heart Jane Austen-- a biography by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Drawing on the letters of the novelist and the memoirs of Austen's friends and acquaintances, the author presents a biography of an illusive, self-effacing woman whose straitened circumstances never led her to betray her heart
Culture shock by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Jane Austen : ein Leben by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in German and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Jane Austen : biografie by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Engelse schrijfster (1775-1817)
Harriette Wilson : lady of pleasure by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
The buterfly house : a novel by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Margaret Drabble in conversation with Valerie Grosvenor Myer by Margaret Drabble( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Niezłomne serce : Jane Austen, biografia by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Polish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Peepshow : poems by Valerie Grosvenor Myer( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Godwin, Valerie Winifred
Grosvenor Myer, Valerie.
Myer, Valerie G.
マイヤー, ヴァレリー・G
Languages
English (93)
German (3)
Polish (2)
Dutch (1)
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