WorldCat Identities

Symons, A. J. A. (Alphonse James Albert) 1900-1941

Overview
Works: 123 works in 347 publications in 4 languages and 4,215 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  History  Catalogs  Periodicals  Records and correspondence  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Creator, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PR5236.R27, 809
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Most widely held works by A. J. A Symons
The quest for Corvo by A. J. A Symons( Book )

89 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in the United States in 1934, this extraordinary tale follows A.J.A. Symons's eight-year quest to uncover the life story of Frederick Rolfe - a.k.a. the Baron Corvo, a lonely, arrogant genius - and construct something remarkable of it. The author of the brilliant novel Hadrian the Seventh, Corvo was by turns a gifted painter, teacher, student of the priesthood, historian, and inventor of a process of "deep sea photography." He also had a veritable genius for making enemies and lived out his last years as a penniless exile. With letters (many of them masterpieces of invective), excerpts from his novels, and accounts of unusual interviews with Corvo's friends, fans, and enemies, Symons chronicles a passionate investigation into Corvo's secret life - and produces an uproariously comic, ultimately tragic, and stunningly rendered work of art
The desire and pursuit of the whole : a romance of modern Venice by Frederick Rolfe( Book )

29 editions published between 1934 and 1990 in English and French and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over homoseksualiteit en homoseksuelen
H.M. Stanley by A. J. A Symons( Book )

13 editions published between 1933 and 2007 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of 'Nineties' verse by A. J. A Symons( Book )

11 editions published between 1928 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and biographies by A. J. A Symons( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of the first editions of books by William Butler Yeats by A. J. A Symons( Book )

14 editions published between 1924 and 1978 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nonesuch century : an appraisal, a personal note and a bibliography of the first hundred books issued by the press, 1923-1934 by Nonesuch Press( Book )

10 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Book-collector's quarterly( )

in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hubert's Arthur : being certain curious documents found among the literary remains of Mr. N.C. by Frederick Rolfe( Book )

6 editions published in 1935 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epicure's anthology by Nancy Quennell( Book )

4 editions published between 1936 and 1991 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emin, the Governor of Equatoria by A. J. A Symons( Book )

4 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition and experiment in present-day literature; addresses delivered at the City Institute by England) City Literary Institute (London( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emin, Governor of Equatoria by A. J. A Symons( Book )

4 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some letters of Vincent O'Sullivan to A.J.A. Symons by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers : fragments of a correspondence by Julian Symons( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An episode in the life of the Queen of Sheba by A. J. A Symons( Book )

3 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experiment in biography by A. J. A Symons( Book )

3 editions published between 1934 and 1955 in Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is it Wise by A. J. A Symons( Book )

5 editions published between 1934 and 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One lump or two : tea, Twinings and Edward Bawden by Peyton Skipwith( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The quest for Corvo
Alternative Names
Alphonse James Albert Symons

Symons, A.J.A.

Symons, A.J.A. 1900-1941

Symons, Alphonse J.

Symons, Alphonse J. 1900-1941

Symons, Alphonse James A.

Symons, Alphonse James A. 1900-1941

Symons, Alphonse James Albert

Symons, Alphonse James Albert 1900-1941

シモンズ, A. J. A.

Languages
English (222)

French (10)

Spanish (3)

Italian (3)

Covers
One lump or two : tea, Twinings and Edward Bawden