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Hoare, Philip

Works: 46 works in 143 publications in 4 languages and 4,988 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Anecdotes  Popular works  Exhibition catalogs  History  Pictorial works  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: QL737.C4, 599.5
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Publications about Philip Hoare
Publications by Philip Hoare
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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 )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,215 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
Serious pleasures : the life of Stephen Tennant by Philip Hoare( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 562 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
Oscar Wilde's last stand : decadence, conspiracy, and the most outrageous trial of the century by Philip Hoare( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 551 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."--Jacket
Leviathan, or, The whale by Philip Hoare( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 350 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
David Bowie is the subject by David Bowie( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
"David Bowie is a pioneering artist and performer whose career has spanned nearly 50 years and brought him international acclaim. He has sold over 140 million albums, and been cited as a major influence on contemporary artists and designers working across the creative arts. This is the first book to be granted access to Bowie's personal archive of performance costume, ephemera and original design artwork by Bowie, and brings it together to present a completely new perspective on his creative work and collaborations. The book traces his career from its beginnings in London, through the breakthroughs of Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and on to his impact on the larger international tradition of twentieth-century avant-garde art. Essays by V & A curators on Bowie's London, image and influence on the fashion world are complemented by Christopher Frayling on film; Howard Goodall on musicology; Camille Paglia on gender and decadence; and Jon Savage on Bowie's relationship with William Burroughs and his fans."--Publisher's description
The whale : in search of the giants of the sea by Philip Hoare( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
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 153 libraries worldwide
Tania Kovats by Jeremy Millar( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 142 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
Spike Island : the memory of a military hospital by Philip Hoare( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
David Austen by David Austen( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Greetings from Darktown : an illustrator's miscellany by Jonny Hannah( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Another green world : Linn Botanic Gardens : encounters with a Scottish arcadia by Alison Turnbull( Book )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Linn Botanic Gardens in western Scotland, an idiosyncratic utopia created by the shared passion of a reclusive father and son, is home to thousands of exotic plants from all over the world. Carefully constructed over 40 years by Jim and Jamie Taggart, the gardens surround Linn Villa, a decrepit, out-of-bounds Victorian house.0Artist Alison Turnbull (born 1956) first encountered Linn several years ago while staying at an artists' retreat nearby. Since then, she and award-winning writer Philip Hoare (born 1958) have visited several times. 'Another green world' is their lyrical portrait of the site in text and pictures. Turnbull's photographs of the garden, villa and its owners, and her geometric drawings inspired by the garden, are complemented by photographer Ruth Clark's stunning double-page shots of the plants. Hoare's account of a visit weaves its way through these images, leading readers on a walk through the enigmatic garden and house
Oscar Wilde's last stand by Philip Hoare( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Even though Oscar Wilde?playwright, wit, critic, and convicted sodomite?died exiled and disgraced in 1900, his memory and influence remain central to British culture. In 1918 the specter of Wilde manifested itself in what social historian Philip Hoare calls ""the trial of the century."" This shocking libel case was brought by American actress Maud Allan, who had just appeared in a production of Wilde's Salome, against Noel Pemberton Billing, an arch-conservative M.P., who accused her of being a member of ""the cult of the clitoris"": his catchphase for a sexual and social degeneracy that
Malicious damage by Ilsa Colsell( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
In 1962 John (Joe) Orton and Kenneth Halliwell, were charged with, "larceny, malicious damage and wilful damage," involving hundreds of books in the Islington Library's collection. Over the previous three years the pair had been stealing these books, removing thousands of illustrations and either using them to create alternative dust jackets for other books (which were then returned quietly to the library's shelves), or pasting them directly into a large collage spanning the interior walls of their flat. The reconfigured dust jackets were part of a decade of often shared creative endeavor. Malicious Damage looks closely at the collaged dust jackets still remaining within the archive at Islington Local History Centre and focuses on the early collaborative nature of Orton and Halliwell's relationship
Posh : the evolution of the British brand by Sorrel Hershberg( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Noël Coward : a biography by Philip Hoare( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 24 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 )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Wilde's last stand : scandal and conspiracy during the Great War by Philip Hoare( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
In 1918, the ""Vigilante"" newspaper claimed that the German Secret Service held a book containing the names of 47,000 British establishment members who were sexual perverts. It was claimed Britain was losing the war because the Germans were blackmailing these figures and thereby sapping the country's strength. The ""Vigilante"" was exploiting popular belief that Britain had become a decadent state still in thrall to the immoral cult of Oscar Wilde. The extreme right wing politics of the newspaper's publisher were becoming dangerously popular and in the sensational libel trial that followed ma
The sea inside by Philip Hoare( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
In this book the author sets out to rediscover the sea and its islands, birds, and beasts. Starting at his home on the shores of Britain's Southampton Water and moving in ever widening circles, like the migration patterns of whales, he explores London, the Isle of Wight, the Azores, Sri Lanka, Tasmania, and New Zealand. As he weaves together literary and natural history, we encounter memorable people as well as the dolphins, whales, and other creatures above and below the water (even one species formerly believed to be extinct). With the author's own line drawings and colorful prose, the book bursts with an endlless series of delights and revelations from the ever-changing sea. -- From book jacket
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Alternative Names
Moore, Patrick, 1958-
Philip Hoare Author
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English (112)
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Italian (2)
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