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Marcus, Steven 1928-2018

Works: 73 works in 513 publications in 10 languages and 17,163 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Humorous fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Detective and mystery fiction  Political fiction  Short stories  Novels  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, 340
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Steven Marcus
Dickens : a collection of critical essays by Martin Price( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 critical essays that analyze and evaulate the style and works of the 19th century British novelist, Charles Dickens
The other Victorians; a study of sexuality and pornography in mid-nineteenth-century England by Steven Marcus( Book )

121 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking as his point of departure the authors, the audience, and the texts of Victorian writings on sex in general and of Victorian pornography in particular, Steven Marcus offers a startling and revolutionary perspective on the underside of Victorian culture. The way these subjects were regarded--and the way our notions of the Victorians continue to change, as the efforts of contemporary scholarship restore them to their full historical dimensions--are matters today of some surprise and wonder. Marcus first examines the writings of Dr. William Acton, who may be said to represent the "official views" of sexuality held by Victorian society, and Henry Spencer Ashby, the first and most important bibliographer-scholar of pornography. He then turns to the most significant work of its kind from the period, the eleven-volume anonymous autobiography My Secret Life. There follows an analysis of four pornographic Victorian novels--an analysis that throws an oblique but fascinating light on the classics of Victorian literature--and a review of the odd flood of Victorian publications devoted to flagellation. The books concludes with a chapter propounding a general theory of pornography as a sociological phenomenon. Most of the writers and writing being discussed by Marcus belong to Victorian sub-literature rather than to literature proper; in this way the work remains connected to a consideration of the exotic sub-literature. A brilliantly written book in its own right, this work transformed the study of the Victorian period as did no other." -- Provided by publisher
The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

31 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about Hammett's famous detective
The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud by Ernest Jones( Book )

46 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is not intended to be a popular biography of Freud: several have been written already, containing serious distortions and untruths. Its aims are simply to record the main facts of Freud's life while they are still accessible, and--a more ambitious one--to try to relate his personality and the experiences of his life to the development of his ideas --Preface
Dickens, from Pickwick to Dombey by Steven Marcus( Book )

47 editions published between 1961 and 1985 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den engelske forfatter der levede 1812-1870
ICT, information and communications technology fluency and high schools : a workshop summary( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engels, Manchester, and the working class by Steven Marcus( Book )

41 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Friedrich Engels' first major work, The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844, has long been considered a social, political, and economic classic. The first book of its kind to study the phenomenon of urbanism and the problems of the modern city, Engels' text contains many of the ideas he was later to develop in collaboration with Karl Marx. In this book, Steven Marcus, author of the highly acclaimed The Other Victorians, applies himself to the study of Engels' book and the conditions that combined to produce it. Marcus studies the city of Manchester, centre of the first Industrial Revolution, between 1835 and 1850 when the city and its inhabitants were experiencing the first great crisis of the newly emerging industrial capitalism. He also examines Engels himself, son of a wealthy German textile manufacturer, who was sent to Manchester to complete his business education in the English cotton mills. Touching upon several disciplines, including the history of socialism, urban sociology, Marxist thought, and the history and theory of the Industrial Revolution, Engels, Manchester, and the Working Class offers a fascinating study of nineteenth-century English literature and cultural life."--Provided by publisher
Homer to Joyce by Wallace Gray( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representations : essays on literature and society by Steven Marcus( Book )

34 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art, politics, and will : essays in honor of Lionel Trilling by Lionel Trilling( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of modern fiction by Steven Marcus( Book )

11 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freud and the culture of psychoanalysis : studies in the transition from Victorian humanism to modernity by Steven Marcus( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steven Marcus discusses Freud's famous cases "Dora" and "The Rat Man," as well as the Freud--Fliess correspondence, the Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, and the evolution of Freud's notion of the superego. Through his close reading of various of Freud's theoretical and clinical texts, he is able to asses Freud both as an exemplary late Victorian and as a pivotal figure in the creation of modern thought and culture
Emma by Jane Austen( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma takes upon herself the organization of other people's emotions. Her forays into matchmaking are ill-judged and lead to misunderstanding, distress, and the annoyance of her eligible neighbor, Mr. Knightley
Medicine and Western civilization( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete novels : Red harvest ; The Dain curse ; The Maltese falcon ; The glass key ; The thin man by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents five novels by Dashiell Hamilton, all published between 1929 and 1934
The Pickwick papers by Charles Dickens( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doings and foibles of the Pickwick Club, headed by Pickwick and his faithful manservant. Among the incidents are: the army parade; trip to Manor Farm; the saving of Rachel Werdel from a villain and Pickwick's court case for breach of promise
The secret agent, a simple tale by Joseph Conrad( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in early twentieth-century London and inspired by an actual attempt to blow up the Greenwich Observatory, The Secret Agent is a complex exploration of motivation and morality. The title character, Adolf Verloc, is obviously no James Bond. In fact, he and his circle of misfit saboteurs are not spies but terrorists, driven less by political ideals than by their unruly emotions and irrational hatreds. Verloc has settled into an apparent marriage of convenience. Family life gives him a respectable cover, while his wife hopes to get help in handling her halfwit brother, Stevie. Instead Verloc involves Stevie in one of his explosive schemes, an act that leads to violence, murder, and revenge. Darkly comic, the novel is also obliquely autobiographical: Joseph Conrad's parents were involved in the radical politics of their time, and their early deaths left him profoundly distrustful of any sort of political action. Steven Marcus is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, and a specialist in nineteenth-century literature and culture. He is the author of more than 200 publications
ICT fluency and high schools a workshop summary( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime stories and other writings by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the stories and novellas he wrote for Black Mask and other pulp magazines in the 1920s and 1930s, Dashiell Hammett took the detective story and turned it into a medium for capturing the jarring textures and revved-up cadences of modern American life. In this volume, The Library of America collects the finest of these stories: 24 in all, along with some revealing essays and an earlier version of his novel The Thin Man. Mixing melodramatic panache and poker-faced comedy, a sensitivity to place and a perceptive grasp of social conflict, Hammett's stories are hard-edged entertainments for an era of headlong change and extravagant violence. For the heroic sagas of earlier eras Hammett substituted the up-tempo, devious, sometimes nearly nihilistic exploits of con men and blackmailers, fake spiritualists and thieving politicians, slumming socialites and deadpan assassins. As a guide through this underworld he created the Continental Op, the nameless, laconic detective, world-weary and unblinking, who serves as protagonist of most of these stories. The deliberately unheroic Op is separated only by his code of professionalism from the brutality and corruption that run rampant in stories such as "Zigzags of Treachery," "Dead Yellow Women," "Fly Paper," and "106,000 Blood Money." Hammett's years of experience as a Pinkerton detective give even his most outlandishly plotted mysteries a gritty credibility, and his intimate knowledge of San Francisco made him the perfect chronicler of that city's waterfronts, back alleys, police stations, and luxury hotels. By connecting crime fiction to the realities of American streets and American speech, his Black Mask stories opened up new vistas for generations of writers and readers. In the most comprehensive collection of his stories ever published, read the Hammett you've never read: reprinted here for the first time are the texts that originally appeared in the 1920's & 1930's pulps, without the cuts & revisions introduced by later editors. Also included are revealing essays & an early version of the novel The Thin Man
The tavern by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreaming of making it big, middle aged bartender, Ronnie, has never settled down. When he hears of a bar that is up for sale, he enlists the help of a reluctant friend to become his partner. Opening night is a huge success and just when they think all is well, the ultimate business crisis occurs
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The Continental OpThe Life and Work of Sigmund FreudICT, information and communications technology fluency and high schools : a workshop summaryEngels, Manchester, and the working classRepresentations : essays on literature and societyFreud and the culture of psychoanalysis : studies in the transition from Victorian humanism to modernityEmmaMedicine and Western civilization
Alternative Names
Marcus, Steven 1928-

Steven Marcus académico estadounidense

Steven Marcus académicu estauxunidense (1928–2018)

Steven Marcus scoláire Meiriceánach

Steven Marcus universitaire américain

Стивен Маркус

ستيفن ماركوس

マーカス, スティーヴン