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Hammond, J. R. (John R.) 1933-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 175 publications in 1 language and 9,330 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Chronology  Fiction  Handbooks, manuals, etc  History  Dictionaries  Interviews  Short stories, English  Film adaptations 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR5776, 823.912
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Most widely held works by J. R Hammond
A George Orwell companion : a guide to the novels, documentaries, and essays by J. R Hammond( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
Discusses the life and works of Eric Arthur Blair, who wrote as George Orwell and is well-known as the author of "1984."
H.G. Wells's The time machine a reference guide by J. R Hammond( file )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
The Time Machine is one of the most important works of science fiction. It greatly influenced the genre and continues to be widely read at all levels. This reference guide overviews the novel for students and general readers. Written by a leading scholar on H.G. Wells, the volume covers all aspects of the work, including its plot, textual history, historical and intellectual contexts, themes, style, and reception.||Written more than 100 years ago, H.G. Wells' first novel forever shaped the course of science fiction. Of all his vast writings, The Time Machine seems most likely to ensure his per
An Edgar Allan Poe chronology by J. R Hammond( file )
8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
Edgar Allan Poe continues to haunt our literature. Though he died at the age of forty he left behind him a solid literary achievement as a short story writer, poet and essayist whose work is of continuing relevance and whose themes and techniques have been widely emulated by twentieth century authors. Providing a ready access to the main facts of Poe's life and career, this Chronology will be of service to the student, scholar or general reader who wishes to check a point quickly without referring to the detailed narratives offered by the standard biographies. The Chronology includes details of Poe's works, both those published in his lifetime and those which appeared posthumously. There is a full index of persons, places and works referred to. In this new work J.R. Hammond offers a definitive chronology of Poe which takes account of the latest research into his life and times and provides an insight into the background, life and work of an important literary figure
An H.G. Wells companion : a guide to the novels, romances, and short stories by J. R Hammond( Book )
9 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 libraries worldwide
The man with a nose : and the other uncollected short stories of H.G. Wells by H. G Wells( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
An Edgar Allan Poe companion : a guide to the short stories, romances, and essays by J. R Hammond( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 libraries worldwide
A preface to H.G. Wells by J. R Hammond( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
"H. G. Wells was a man of many contradictions. Trained as a scientist, he possessed the creative powers and vision of an artist. A novelist and storyteller of formidable imaginative power, he wished to be remembered as an educationalist and writer on social questions." "A Preface to H. G. Wells provides a concise and accessible introduction to the life and works of Wells. Beginning with a survey of his life and times, the book also illustrates the influence of place on his fiction and auto-biographical novels; provides a detailed look at his novels and science fiction, placing his work in its literary context; discusses Wells in relation to modernism; gives a detailed examination of his works The Time Machine and Tono-Bungay; includes biographies of Well's literary friends and contemporaries; and summarises his literary contribution and relevance today." "Also providing a useful guide for further reading, A Preface to H. G. Wells is the only book available to bring together in a single volume both a biography of Wells and an introduction to his work. It will be of great interest to both the student and general reader."--BOOK JACKET
H.G. Wells : interviews and recollections by J. R Hammond( Book )
9 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 440 libraries worldwide
H.G. Wells and the modern novel by J. R Hammond( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
H.G. Wells and the short story by J. R Hammond( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
H. G. Wells is justly famous as a writer of short stories, but for too long the originality of his contribution in this field has been unacknowledge. The present study argues that in his short stories Wells was not simply emulating the styles and themes of his predecessors but making a distinctive contribution to the genre grounded firmly in his approach to fiction. He was moreover giving fictional expression to drives and longings implicit in his makeup. The tension in his personality between classical and romantic drives fractured much of his work yet paradoxically proved to be one of his greatest strengths. The expression of this tension in his short stories forms a fascinating study. An introductory chapter gives an overview of Wells' contributions to the genre and places them in their literary and biographical context. This is followed by a chapter examining his distinctive approach to the art of the short story, and a checklist of his short fiction. This introductory section is followed by seven chapters of 'case-studies' focusing on a representative selection of the short stories and examining their language and imagery in closer detail. An appendix includes the text of two short stories now reprinted for the first time since their original publication. The study demonstrates that Wells' short stories merit far closer critical attention than they have yet received and possess considerable psychological and symbolic insight
H.G. Wells and Rebecca West by J. R Hammond( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
A Robert Louis Stevenson companion : a guide to the novels, essays and short stories by J. R Hammond( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 libraries worldwide
The complete short stories of H. G. Wells by H. G Wells( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
The stolen bacillus -- The flowering of the strange orchid -- In the Avu observatory -- The triumphs of a taxidermist -- A deal in ostriches -- Through a window -- The temptation of Harringay -- The flying man -- The diamond maker -- Aepyornis island -- The remarkable case of Davidson's eyes -- The Lord of the Dynamos -- The Hammerpond Park burglary -- The moth -- The treasure in the forest -- The Plattner story -- The argonauts of the air -- The story of the late Mr Elvesham -- In the abyss -- The apple -- Under the knife -- The sea raiders -- Pollock and the Porroh man -- The red room -- The cone --The purple pileus -- The jilting of Jane -- In the modern vein : an unsympathetic love story -- A catastrophe -- The lost inheritance -- The sad story of a dramatic critic -- A slip under the microscope -- The crystal egg -- The star -- A story of the Stone Age -- A story of the days to come -- The man who could work miracles -- Filmer -- The magic shop -- The valley of spiders -- The truth about Pyecraft -- Mr Skelmersdale in Fairyland -- The inexperienced ghost -- Jimmy Goggles the god -- The new accelerator -- Mr Ledbetter's vacation -- The stolen body -- Mr Brisher's treasure -- Miss Winchelsea's heart -- A dream of Armageddon -- The door in the wall -- The empire of the ants -- A vision of judgment -- The land ironclads -- The beautiful suit -- The pearl of love -- The country of the blind -- The reconciliation -- My first aeroplane -- Little mother up the Morderberg -- The story of the last trump -- The grisly folk -- A tale of the twentieth century -- Walcote -- The devotee of art -- The man with a nose -- A perfect gentleman on wheels -- Wayde's essence -- A misunderstood artist -- Le mari terrible -- The Rajah's treasure -- The presence by the fire -- Mr Marshall's doppelganger -- The thing in no. 7 -- The thumbmark -- A family elopement -- Our little neighbour -- How Gabriel became Thompson -- How Pingwill was routed -- The loyalty of Esau Common -- The wild asses of the devil -- Answer to prayer -- The queer story of Brownlow's newspaper -- The country of the blind (revised version)
Herbert George Wells : an annotated bibliography of his works by J. R Hammond( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
A Defoe companion by J. R Hammond( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 libraries worldwide
A George Orwell chronology by J. R Hammond( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
"George Orwell is now acknowledged as one of the most significant literary figures of the twentieth century. As novelist, essayist and author of a number of outstanding works of reportage including The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia he has exercised an influence on modern thought which is increasingly recognised. Though he died relatively young at the age of 46, he achieved world-wide fame during his lifetime and since his death his stature as a writer of prose has grown immensely."
A Robert Louis Stevenson chronology by J. R Hammond( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Stevenson died at the age of 44, but despite such a short span he lived an incredibly active life during which he travelled widely and wrote a prodigious amount of fiction, essays and poetry. To browse through this Chronology is to follow in the footsteps of a man who was always on the move, always eager to journey onto the next place or to embark on a new literary project. J.R. Hammond, a lifelong student of Stevenson and author of A Robert Louis Stevenson Companion, offers a definitive chronology of RLS which takes account of the latest research into his life and times
An H.G. Wells chronology by J. R Hammond( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
H. G. Wells continues to be widely read as the father of science fiction, a major novelist, and the author of some of the finest short stories in the English language. As the author of The Outline of History, A Short History of the World and The Science of Life, he was also a popular educator and man of ideas who influenced generations of readers. Because he was deeply involved with the literary, social and political issues of his time, a chronology of his life is in a sense a history of ideas in the twentieth century. This chronology will be of service to the student, scholar and general reader who wishes to check a point quickly without referring to the detailed narratives offered by the standard biographies. Every effort has been made to ensure a high standard of accuracy, and the findings of recent scholarship have been embodied. There is a full index of persons, places and works referred to. To browse through this Chronology is to follow in the footsteps of a man who led an incredibly active life and spanned the transition from the break-up of the Victorian age to the shadow of nuclear warfare. J. R. Hammond offers a definitive chronology of Wells that provides a fascinating insight into the background, life and times of a major literary figure
Lost horizon companion : a guide to the James Hilton novel and its characters, critical reception, film adaptations and place in popular culture by J. R Hammond( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
"This reference guide introduces James Hilton's Lost Horizon for students and general readers. The opening section provides a summary of Hilton's life and describes his circumstances at the time of writing the novel. This is followed with a summary of the plot, a glossary of words and phrases, and a guide to the novel's characters"--Provided by publisher
A James Hilton companion : a guide to the novels, short stories, nonfiction writings and films by J. R Hammond( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
"This introduction to the entirety of James Hilton's works, which include novels, short stories, non-fiction works, and film adaptations, gives an account of his life and literary career, a listing of his works, and a key to the important characters and locations. The main body of the text is devoted to an examination of his writing"--Provided by publisher
 
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Hammond, J.R.
Hammond, J.R., 1933-
Hammond, John.
Hammond, John, 1933-
Hammond, John R.
Hammond, John R., 1933-
Hammond, John Richard, 1933-
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