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Owens, W. R.

Works: 217 works in 709 publications in 1 language and 7,934 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Christian fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  History  Bibliography  Sources  Film adaptations  Allegories 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, Contributor
Classifications: PR3330, 823.4
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The canonisation of Daniel Defoe by P. N Furbank( Book )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 501 libraries worldwide
Pilgrim's progress by John Bunyan( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
"'As I walk'd through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place, where was a Denn; And I laid me down in that place to sleep: And as I slept I dreamed a Dream.'" "So begins one of the best-loved and most widely read books in English literature. An acknowledged classic of the heroic Puritan tradition, and a founding text in the development of the English novel, The Pilgrim's Progress has inspired readers for over three centuries. The story of Christian, whose pilgrimage takes him through the Slough of Despond, Vanity Fair, and the Delectable Mountains, is full of danger and adventure. Together with his trusty companions, Faithful and Hopeful, he encounters many enemies before finally arriving at the Celestial City." "Bunyan's own experience of religious persecution informs his story, but its qualities of psychological realism, and the beauty and simplicity of his prose, give the book universal appeal. This edition includes the illustrations that appeared with the book in Bunyan's lifetime, giving a sense of its impact on contemporary readers."--Jacket
A handbook to literary research by Simon Eliot( Book )
29 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
A Handbook to Literary Research has been written specifically for students embarking on an MA in Literature. It provides an introduction to research techniques, methodologies and information sources relevant to the study of literature at postgraduate level. Divided into sections this guide begins by offering a practical guide to the uses of research libraries; research aids such as bibligraphies and perodical indexes; and computers, especially the Internet. Section two introduces students to the work of textual scholars and bibliographers, focusing particulary on the practical and theoretical issues faced by textual editors in their effort to produce reliable texts of literary works. The third section explores connections between literary research and literary theory, outlining how developments in thinking about literature during the twentieth century have opened up new ways of doing research within literary studies. Five contemporary theoretical approaches are outlined here: feminist theory, deconstruction, reader-response and reception theory, new historicism, and post-colonial theory.; Finally the Handbook offers detailed guidance on how to write and present an MA dissertation. A glossary and checklist for finding guides, reference books and other sources for study are also included. This book the only of its kind, and will be a vital resources for students on any MA Literature programme. It will also be useful to those undertaking private research in Literature or related fields
Seventeenth-century England, a changing culture by Ann Hughes( Book )
15 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare, Aphra Behn, and the canon by W. R Owens( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
"Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the Canon is an accessible introduction to the idea of the literary canon and the complex process by which certain authors and works are accorded a high cultural status. Written expressly for those with no previous knowledge of Shakespeare or Behn, the contributors focus on three of Shakespeare's most widely-studied plays, Henry V, Othello and As You Like It. As a contrast, Aphra Behn's restoration comedy The Rover is studied as an example of a play which was highly popular in its own time, but, in later times, neglected from the canon. Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the Canon places both authors in historical context and offers passages of text and criticism in each chapter followed by detailed discussion."--Publisher's description
A tour through the whole island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 369 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 )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 326 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
A critical bibliography of Daniel Defoe by P. N Furbank( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 294 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
John Bunyan and his England, 1628-88 ( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Literature and liberation : selected essays by Arnold Kettle( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Grace abounding to the chief of sinners by John Bunyan( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
This book presents the ageless spiritual journey of one man into true Christian faith. John Bunyan relates his personal experiences of the crises which brought him to the end of himself and to the merciful God. From his conversion and through many tials and temptations, Bunyan reveals how the grace of the Lord was extended to him so that he learned to surrender all of self and rely totally on Christ for his every need
Defoe de-attributions : a critique of J.R. Moore's Checklist by P. N Furbank( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
The novels of Daniel Defoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Political and economic writings of Daniel Defoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Satire, fantasy, and writings on the supernatural by Daniel Defoe( Book )
35 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
"A selection of satires, fantasies, and supernatural writings in poetry and prose by Daniel Defoe. Fully reset with scholarly annotations of interest to students of eighteenth-century politics, religion, and literature"--Provided by publisher
Writings on travel, discovery, and history by Daniel Defoe( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
This collection of Daniel Defoe's travel and historical writings reveal the range of his intellectual interests. His ""Tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain"", which came out between 1724 and 1726, drew on Defoe's travels throughout England and Scotland - often as a political agent and spy
The Gospels : Authorized King James Version by W. R Owens( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.'Jesus Christ is the central figure in Western culture, and one of the most influential in all human history. Almost everything we know about him is contained in the four narratives of his life, death, and resurrection known as the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These form the first four books of the New Testament in the Bible, and are regarded by Christians as their most precious and sacred writ
Religious and didactic writings of Daniel Defoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )
29 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Owens, W.
Owens, W. R.
Owens, W. R. 1951-
Owens, William R.
Owens, William Robert
Owens, William Robert 1951-
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