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Sanders, Andrew 1946-

Works: 40 works in 344 publications in 3 languages and 9,921 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  War fiction  Psychological fiction  Novels  War stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Annotator, Other, Publishing director, Commentator for written text, în
Classifications: PR4571, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Andrew Sanders
The short Oxford history of English literature by Andrew Sanders( Book )

67 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Short Oxford History of English Literature provides in a single volume a comprehensive introductory guide to the literature of the British Isles from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. Separate chapters trace the development of English literature from Beowulf to the 'post-modernism' of Seamus Heaney and Angela Carter. The History provides detailed discussion of Old and Middle English literature, the Renaissance, Shakespeare, the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Romantics, Victorian and Edwardian literature, Modernism, and post-war writing. Discussions of key writers and works from Anselm and Chaucer to Spenser and Bunyan, and from Swift and Johnson to Dickens and D.H. Lawrence, are combined with analysis of the impact on literature of contemporary political, social, and intellectual developments. The History looks again at the canon of English Literature and provides a fresh assessment of the distinctive contribution of Scottish, Irish, and Welsh writers. And it asks about the future of the canon in the light of the fragmented condition of British writing in the post-imperial period. Lively, accessible, and up to date, The Short Oxford History of English Literature will be an invaluable source for all readers and students of English literature. Andrew Sanders is a Reader in Modern English Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London
The Oxford illustrated history of English literature by Pat Rogers( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon poetry to the present day
The Victorian historical novel, 1840-1880 by Andrew Sanders( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Dickens by Andrew Sanders( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Dickens was both a representative Victorian and an artist who is quintessentially a 'Post-Romantic'. He was the most popular author of his age and the one who most vividly reflected the contradictory impulses of Victorian society, its energy and invention as much as its social and political anomalies. Andrew Sanders explores Dickens's interest in the urban phenomenon which so marks nineteenth-century culture, and looks at the vital interconnection between his life and his art. Like his character, David Copperfield, Dickens lived his life and pursued his career 'thoroughly in earnest', but he was also a great comic writer whose work resonates well beyond his own age and continues to be recontextualized on the stage, on film, and on television." "The book includes a chronology of Dickens's life and times, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index."--BOOK JACKET
The memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into the Irish gentry, outmanoeuvred in his first affair, spy and gambler, and married to a titled heiress who finally outwits him, Barry Lyndon is a fictional adventurer and rogue, whom the reader is lead to distrust from the very beginning
A tale of two cities ; and, Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Book )

25 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel provides a highly-charged examination of human suffering and human sacrifice. Private experience and public history, during the French Revolution
Great Victorian lives : an era in obituaries by Ian Brunskill( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obituaries of the most influential Victorians as profiled by The Times, including Dickens, Darwin, Ruskin, Peel, WG Grace and Florence Nightingale
Dickens and the spirit of the age by Andrew Sanders( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dickens and the Spirit of the Age considers the extent to which Dickens and his work reflect the vibrant novelty of the middle third of the nineteenth century, an age in which the modern world was shaped and determined. It looks at the culture from which Dickens sprang - a mechanized and increasingly urbanized culture - and it sees his rootlessness and restlessness as symptomatic of what was essentially new: the period's political and technological enterprise; its urbanization; its new definitions of social class and social mobility; and, finally, its dynamic sense of distinction from the preceding age. Although his fiction was rooted in traditions established and evolved in the eighteenth century, Dickens was uniquely equipped to remould the English novel into a new and flexible fictional form, as a direct response to the social, urban, and political challenges of his time."--Jacket
Sylvia's lovers by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

23 editions published between 1895 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and marriage among whale fishers and other humble people in Whitby during the French Wars
The companion to A tale of two cities by Andrew Sanders( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dombey and son by Charles Dickens( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich and pompous merchant is plagued by lonliness and misfortune
Tom Brown's schooldays by Thomas Hughes( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the adventures of a young English boy at Rugby School in the early nineteenth century
Romola by George Eliot( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ramola always occupied a special place in George Eliot's own affections, Looking back at the end of her career she remarked 'I felt some wonder that anyone should think I had written anything better'. The copy text for the Clarendon edition is the serialization in the Cornhill Magazine (July 1862-August 1863), emended to incorporate authorial revisions in the first edition in book form (1863), the Illustrated edition (1865), and the setting copy and proofs of the Cabinet edition (1877-8). A number of manuscript readings are also restored, where it seems likely that the Cornhill compositor misread the handwriting. Changes and deletions in the manuscript are recorded in the apparatus, along with rejected variants from post-Cornhill printings. Drawings on George Eliot's unpublished journals and notebooks, the introduction gives a comprehensive account of the genesis, composition, and publishing history of the novel: her two visits to Florence; her prodigious preparatory research before she began writing; her negotiations with the publisher George Smith, who offered her the astonishing sum of 10,000 pounds for the book; her correspondence with Frederic Leighton, who illustrated the novel for the Cornhill; and the persistent ill-health and depression that afflicted her throughout the period of composition. Since its first appearance, Romola has perplexed many of George Eliot's admirers by the range and density of its historical references. Here, in a series of unusually extensive notes, the sources of these allusion are traced and their significance explained. The result is to re-establish the novel as one of the very greatest of her artistic accomplishments - in Henry James's words, 'on the whole the finest thing she wrote'
In the olden time : the Victorians and the British past by Andrew Sanders( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this richly textured and wide-ranging survey of Victorian attitudes to the past, Andrew Sanders builds on Roy Strong's groundbreaking book And when did you last see your father?: The Victorian Painter and British History (1978). Sanders explores the essentially literary nature of Victorian history writing, and he reveals the degree to which painters were indebted to written records both fictional and factual. Starting with a stimulating comparison of Queens Elizabeth I and Victoria, In the Olden Time examines works by poets and painters, essayists and dramatists, architects and musicians, including Jane Austen, John Donne, William Shakespeare, and John Soane. Together with a study of religious history as seen through the eyes of architect and critic Augustus Pugin and journalist William Cobbett, this book offers an original view of Victorian responses to British history, presenting a fresh investigation of unexpected Victorian attitudes and the establishment of particular 20th-century prejudices and bias". --Publisher
Anthony Trollope by Andrew Sanders( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The powerless people : an analysis of the Amerindians of the Corentyne river by Andrew Sanders( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Newcomes, memoirs of a most respectable family by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sweeping novel that spans decades, Thackeray tells of the virtuous and upstanding Colonel Thomas Newcome and of his son Clive. After Clive's mother dies, he is sent to school and studies his true passion, art. Set in the mid 1800s, the novel explores the theme of life repeating itself from one generation to the next--for example, the tendency to sacrifice love in favor of marrying for financial security or for social position. A masterful portrayal of life and satire of snobbery in the early Victorian age
Charles Dicken's London by Andrew Sanders( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bleak house by Charles Dickens( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esther Summerson, an orphan, is taken into the Jarndyce household, but is pursued by the mystery of her origins. Meanwhile, there seems no end in sight to a massive lawsuit involving the Jarndyce fortune
English cathedrals by Andrew Sanders( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England is blessed with many beautiful cathedrals, including the world-renowned Durham, with its geometrically carved pillars; Wells, with its astonishingly graceful scissor arch; and the gloriously uplifting Ely and its octagonal tower. This book is a highly readable account of the history of England’s cathedrals, from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. It discusses their significance, from a time when faith was an integral part of everyday life, to the present, more secular society. It also discusses the developments in cathedral architecture over the centuries and the English cathedral city
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Sanders, Andrew 1946-

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The Oxford illustrated history of English literatureThe Victorian historical novel, 1840-1880Charles DickensThe memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.A tale of two cities ; and, Great expectationsGreat Victorian lives : an era in obituariesDickens and the spirit of the ageSylvia's lovers