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Watt, James

Overview
Works: 7 works in 57 publications in 2 languages and 2,638 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Historical fiction  Gothic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence  Folklore  Catalogs  Biographies  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Translator, Creator
Classifications: PR3658.R5, 823.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Watt
Contesting the Gothic : fiction, genre, and cultural conflict, 1764-1832 by James Watt( )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents an account of Gothic fiction with received accounts of the genre as a continuous tradition. It shows the Gothic to have been a heterogeneous body of fiction, characterised at times by antagonistic relations between various writers or works
British orientalisms, 1759-1835 by James Watt( )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1761 Richard Owen Cambridge published An Account of the War in India, telling the story of a decade of conflict between British and French forces in the south of the sub-continent. While this work says nothing about the 1757 battle of Plassey and the subsequent revolution that lead to the East India Company (hereafter EIC) gaining sovereign power in Bengal, it testifies to 'the great reputation which the nation, and so many individuals have acquired in the East-Indies'. Cambridge suggested that those, like him, without first-hand experience of India might already be primed to receive news of Britons' fantastic exploits there because of the 'Eastern' fictions to which they were accustomed: 'It will not appear strange that the generality of the world, through the habits of reading novels, and works of the imagination, should expect from an history of the East (... the scene of most of their ideal stories) a tale of adventures full of wonder and novelty, and nearly bordering upon romance'"--
The old English baron : a Gothic story by Clara Reeve( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sir Philip Harclay returns to England after a long absence, he finds that his childhood friend, Arthur, Lord Lovel, is no longer alive, and that the castle and estates of the Lovel family have twice changed hands. But a mysteriously abandoned set of rooms in the castle of Lovel promises to disclose the secrets of the past. After a series of frantic episodes and surprising revelations, culminating in a trial by combat, the crimes of the usurper and the legitimacy of the true heir are finally discovered
The oral chronicle of the Boorana in Southern Ethiopia : modes of construction and preservation of history among people without writing by Chikage Oba-Smidt( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business for punks by James Watt( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Czech and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin and progress of the mechanical inventions of James Watt : illustrated by his correspondence with his friends and the specifications of his patents by James Watt( Book )

2 editions published between 1754 and 1854 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic antiquaries and silent conversations : Ann Radcliffe's post-1797 works and Sir Walter Scott by Elizabeth Kathleen Bobbitt( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Contesting the Gothic : fiction, genre, and cultural conflict, 1764-1832
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British orientalisms, 1759-1835The old English baron : a Gothic storyThe oral chronicle of the Boorana in Southern Ethiopia : modes of construction and preservation of history among people without writingBusiness for punks
Languages
English (56)

Czech (1)