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Hoare, Philip

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Works: 45 works in 137 publications in 2 languages and 5,330 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Popular works  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Quotations 
Roles: Interviewee
Classifications: QL737.C4, 599.5
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Most widely held works by Philip Hoare
The whale : in search of the giants of the sea by Philip Hoare( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,295 libraries worldwide
A lively travelogue through the history, literature, and lore of the king of the sea. Since his childhood fascination with the gigantic Natural History Museum model of a blue whale, author Philip Hoare has been obsessed with whales. Journeying through human and natural history, this book is the result of his voyage of discovery into the heart of this obsession. Taking us deep into their domain, Hoare shows us these mysterious creatures as they have never been seen before--Hoare's sparkling account of swimming with these incredible behemoths will delight wildlife aficionados. And following in Ishmael's footsteps, he explores the troubled history of man and whale; visits the historic whaling locales of New Bedford, Nantucket, and the Azores; and traces the whale's cultural history from Jonah to Free Willy.--From publisher description
Noël Coward : a biography by Philip Hoare( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,203 libraries worldwide
To several generations, Noel Coward was the very personification of wit, glamor, and elegance. There seemed to be nothing he couldn't do, and - as Philip Hoare shows in this definitive biography - he seems to have tried it all. The most remarkable thing, however, was that whatever it was that Coward undertook, it was done with supreme style and class. Coward was a master playwright: consider Blithe Spirit, Private Lives, and Design for Living; the composer/lyricist of songs such as "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," "If Love Were All," and "Mad About the Boy," from musicals and operettas such as Bitter Sweet, Conversation Piece, and High Spirits; he was a filmmaker: Cavalcade, In Which We Serve, and Brief Encounter; a novelist and diarist: Pomp and Circumstance, Present Indicative; and a talented actor and performer. In researching the book, Philip Hoare traveled far and wide, and interviewed dozens of Coward's surviving contemporaries - friends, as well as enemies. Most significant, however, was the cooperation he received from the Coward Estate. Given unprecedented access to the private papers and correspondence of Coward and of members of his family, as well as his many compatriots and numerous lovers, Hoare has produced what has been hailed widely as "the definitive book" about Noel Coward. One especially noteworthy aspect to Hoare's treatment of Coward's life is the fact that this book is the first to deal openly with Coward's homosexuality. It was, of course, a reality in his life, but despite the fact that it imbued his work, it was a subject Coward remained, to his death, wary of discussing publicly. But while Hoare deals frankly with the subject, he never oversteps the bounds of discretion and good taste. The result of all Philip Hoare's meticulous research and careful assessment is a biography that is both wideranging and intimate, a record of the public profile and private life of one of the twentieth century's most celebrated - and still controversial - figures, above all, a great story, as Coward progresses from a childhood middle-class respectability to the world's stage, and unparalled social success (his friends and lovers included some of the century's most glamorous and occasionally notorious figures from celebrities to royalty)
Oscar Wilde's last stand : decadence, conspiracy, and the most outrageous trial of the century by Philip Hoare( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
"The Billing trial's beginnings can be traced to the moment British authorities finally permitted a staging of Wilde's play Salome. American beauty Maud Allan was to dance the lead. So outraged was Noel Pemberton Billing, a member of Parliament and self-appointed guardian of family values, that he denounced Allan in the right-wing newspaper Vigilante as a member of the "Cult of the Clitoris." Billing was convinced that the "Cult of Wilde" - a catchall for anyone guilty of degeneracy and perversion, in his eyes - had infected the land. Of that, Billing maintained, he had proof: a black book containing the names of 47,000 members of the British establishment who without doubt were members of the Cult of Wilde was in the hands of the Germans. Threat of exposure was costing England the war." "Maud Allan sued Billing for libel, and the trial that followed held the world in thrall. Was there or was there not a black book? What names did it contain? The Billing trial was both hugely entertaining - never had scandal and social prominence been so deliciously juxtaposed - and deadly serious. As in Oscar Wilde's own trial in 1895 (which also took place at the Old Bailey), libel was hardly the issue; the fight was for control over the country's moral compass. In Oscar Wilde's Last Stand, biographer and historian Philip Hoare gives us the full drama of the Billing trial, gavel to gavel, and brings to life this unique, bizarre, and spell-binding event."--BOOK JACKET
Serious pleasures : the life of Stephen Tennant by Philip Hoare( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
This volume is a biography of British writer and aristocrat Stephen Tennant (1906-1987). The flashy and eccentric Tennant cultivated a life of glamor while accomplishing little professionally during his life; but his beauty and wit dominated his circle of productive companions: Truman Capote, Cecil Beaton, E. M. Forster, the Sitwells, and the Bloomsbury group. The author makes use of Tennant's journals and correspondence, and had the cooperation of Tennant's family and friends to tell the story of an interesting but ultimately sad life
Leviathan, or, The whale by Philip Hoare( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Travelling around the globe in search of the whale, Philip Hoare sheds light on our perennial fascination with the strange creatures of the sea, whose nature remains tantalizingly undiscovered
The whale in search of the giants of the sea by Philip Hoare( file )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
In the tradition of the bestselling Cod and The Secret Life of Lobsters, a lively, prizewinning travelogue through the history, literature, and lore of the king of the sea: the whale
Wilde's last stand : decadence, conspiracy & the First World War by Philip Hoare( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
"In January 1918, the Imperialist newspaper [published by the Independent MP for East Hertfordshire, Noel Pemberton Billing] made a startling claim. The German Secret Service had the names of 47,000 members of the British establishment who were sexual deviants and Britain was losing the war because Germany was blackmailing them. In the sensational libel trial that followed, the main target was Maud Allan, the Salome dancer with high society connections and a dark secret. Meanwhile, Oscar Wilde's closest friends were drawn into the affair in a bitter battle for his reputation."--Back cover
England's lost Eden : adventures in a Victorian utopia by Philip Hoare( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Tania Kovats by Jeremy Millar( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Like the natural world which inspires it, Kovats' work is constantly shifting. This insightful monograph reveals the twists and turns of the artist's career to date, from her creations as fledging artist to Kovats' most recent successes which include her travelling meadow
Pet Shop Boys, catalogue by Philip Hoare( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Den ultimative samling af fotos, covers fra albums, illustrationer m.v. udgivet i anledning af at det er 20 år siden Pet Shop Boys (Neil Tennant og Chris Lowe) fik udgivet deres første album
Spike Island : the memory of a military hospital by Philip Hoare( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
David Austen by David Austen( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Serious pleasure : the life of Stephen Tennant by Philip Hoare( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
The whale [in search of the giants of the sea] by Philip Hoare( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
A lively travelogue through the history, literature, and lore of the king of the sea. Since his childhood fascination with the gigantic Natural History Museum model of a blue whale, author Philip Hoare has been obsessed with whales. Journeying through human and natural history, this book is the result of his voyage of discovery into the heart of this obsession. Taking us deep into their domain, Hoare shows us these mysterious creatures as they have never been seen before--Hoare's sparkling account of swimming with these incredible behemoths will delight wildlife aficionados. And following in Ishmael's footsteps, he explores the troubled history of man and whale; visits the historic whaling locales of New Bedford, Nantucket, and the Azores; and traces the whale's cultural history from Jonah to Free Willy
Posh : the evolution of the British brand by Philip Hoare( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Noël Coward a biography by Philip Hoare( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
The personification of wit, glamor, and elegance, Noël Coward was an artist of international renown. He was the master playwright of Blithe Spirit, Private Lives, and Design for Living. His compositions and lyrics were all the rage. His films were hits, and his novels, well-reviewed. There seemed to be nothing he couldn't do, and - as Philip Hoare shows in this difinitive biography - do with supreme style and class
The sayings of Noël Coward by Noel Coward( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Icons of pop by Philip Hoare( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Dominion : a whale symposium by Angela Cockayne( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Leviathan oder der Wal auf der Suche nach dem mythischen Tier der Tiefe by Philip Hoare( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 11 libraries worldwide
 
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English (111)
German (1)
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