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Brack, O. M.

Works: 126 works in 390 publications in 3 languages and 16,018 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Action and adventure fiction  Bibliography  Humor  Picaresque fiction  Sea fiction  Epistolary fiction  Gothic fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Publishing director, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PR3694, 823.6
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Bibliography and textual criticism: English and American literature, 1700 to the present by O M Brack( Book )
17 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
The history and adventures of an atom by T Smollett( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
The expedition of Humphry Clinker by T Smollett( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, Tobias Smollett's last published novel and most celebrated work, appeared in June 1771, three months before the author's death. A classic in the history of the English novel, it takes the form of a collection of letters written by various members of Mr. Matthew Bramble's family (for whom Humphry Clinker is a general servant) during their eight months of travel in England and Scotland in the 1760s. The wanderings of the Bramble party result in a series of amusing adventures and episodes, unfolding within the main plot in which the eccentric and contentious ch
Samuel Johnson's early biographers by Robert E Kelley( Book )
7 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 libraries worldwide
The adventures of Ferdinand, Count Fathom by T Smollett( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom is a novel by Tobias Smollett first published in 1753. It was Smollett's third novel and met with less success than his two previous more picaresque tales. The central character is a villainous dandy who cheats, swindles and philanders his way across Europe and England with little concern for the law or the welfare of others. The son of an equally disreputable mother, Smollett himself comments that "Fathom justifies the proverb, 'What's bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh". Sir Walter Scott commented that the novel paints a "complete picture of human depravity". The main character reappears as a minor character in Smollet's later novel The Expedition of Humphry Clinker. The novel's elements of terror and the supernatural have caused some historians of English literature to describe it as anticipating the themes of the Gothic novel
The early biographies of Samuel Johnson by O M Brack( Book )
7 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Twilight of dawn : studies in English literature in transition ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Poems, plays, and the Briton by T Smollett( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
"The poems, plays and political writings included in this volume are essential to an understanding of Tobias Smollett and the literary and social currents of eighteenth-century England ... Byron Gassman identifies the circumstances that prompted Smollett to undertake these writings, traces the history of their publication and reception, and provides extensive explanations of historical and literary allusions"--Jacket
An historical and critical account of the lives and writings of the living authors of Great Britain (1762) by William Rider( Book )
7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by John Hawkins( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
This is the first and only scholarly edition of Sir John Hawkins's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., a work that has not been widely available in complete form for more than two hundred years. Published in 1787, some four years before James Boswell's biography of Johnson, Hawkins's Life complements, clarifies, and often corrects numerous aspects of Boswell's Life. --from publisher's description
Telemachus, son of Ulysses by François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Both in its original French and its many translations, The Adventures of Telemachus was one of the most popular and revered works of the eighteenth century. During that time, more than ten English prose and poetry versions appeared, including this masterful prose translation by Smollett. Known for his novels Roderick Random and The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, Smollett was also a gifted translator. The Adventures of Telemachus was his final translation, and is one of the finest versions of the work. Long a disputed title in the Smollett canon, it is fully restored to his credit by Leslie A. Chilton
The history and adventures of the renowned Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 libraries worldwide
"This authoritative textual edition presents Tobias Smollett's translation of Cervantes's Don Quixote in the form most faithful to Smollett's own intentions. It includes Francis Hayman's twenty-eight illustrations engraved for the original edition, Smollett's explanatory notes, and his prefatory "Life of Cervantes.""
The devil upon crutches by Alain René Le Sage( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 215 libraries worldwide
"This authoritative textual edition is based on the 1759 second edition of Smollett's translation. The extensive introduction covers such topics as the original French edition; the composition, printing, and reception of Smollett's The Devil upon Crutches; and Smollett's career as a translator. Also included are a complete textual apparatus and a guide to the now-exotic pharmaceuticals and remedies one encounters in the novel."--Jacket
George Moore on Parnassus : letters (1900-1933) to secretaries, publishers, printers, agents, literati, friends, and acquaintances by George Moore( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Writers, books, and trade : an eighteenth-century miscellany for William B. Todd by O M Brack( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and German and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Tobias Smollett, Scotland's first novelist : new essays in memory of Paul-Gabriel Boucé ( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
"This collection of original essays on the writings of Tobias Smollett by eleven scholars from Canada, England, France, Ireland, and the United States takes a fresh look at issues raised not only in Smollett's novels, for which he is now usually remembered, but in works such as A Complete History of England and the Continuation of the Complete History, which made him the most popular historian of England in the mid-eighteenth century. Essays provide new insights into Smollett's writings, and suggest additional avenues for scholars to explore. The volume continues the reassessment of the writings of one of the major authors of the eighteenth century."--Jacket
A commentary on Mr. Pope's principles of morality, or Essay on man : a translation from the French by Jean-Pierre de Crousaz( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
"This volume is the first scholarly edition of Samuel Johnson's translation of Jean Pierre de Crousaz's Commentaire sur la traduction en vers de M. Abbe Du Resnel, de l'Essai de M. Pope sur l'homme, published in 1739. Included are notes comparing Johnson's translation with the French original to show his method of translation and historical annotations." "Of special interest are several lengthy footnotes that Johnson added to his translation. Among these are thoughts on the dominance of the passion of love on the stage and critical ideas on translation and the nature of English and French poetry."
The adventures of Peregrine Pickle : in which are included memoirs of a lady of quality by T Smollett( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Smollett's Scottish satire on human cruelty, inanity and voracity, first published in 1751. It is the story of luck and bad luck of the egotistical "Peregrine Pickle", who was discarded by his parents and hated by his brother. He is educated at Oxford and journeys to France. The novel provides a comic and sarcastic portrayal of European society. The novel is written as a series of adventures, with every chapter typically describing a new adventure
The adventures of Roderick Random by T Smollett( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
"Surging with verbal, sexual, and martial energy, The Adventures of Roderick Random opens a window on life, love, and war in the eighteenth century. The hero battles his way from poverty and neglect to make his mark as a doctor, writer, fighter, and lover. His adventures take us across the world, from England and France to the Caribbean, Africa, and Latin America. One of the first truly global novels, it casts light on nearly every aspect of its time -- imperialism, gender relations, slavery, urban life, colonial warfare, commerce, politics, the professions, high society, and the Hogarthian underworld."--Jacket flap
Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane by Alain René Le Sage( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
The Works of Tobias Smollett Alexander Pettit, General Editor Om Brack, Jr., Textual Editor
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