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Baker, William 1944-

Overview
Works: 115 works in 507 publications in 3 languages and 21,130 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR4660, B
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Most widely held works about William Baker
 
Most widely held works by William Baker
Harold Pinter by William Baker( Book )

30 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harold Pinter is one of the most important writers in English of the late twentieth century and early twenty-first century. This brief biography offers fresh insights into his life and work, concentrating on the themes, patterns, relationships, ideas and language common to his life and creative output."--[book cover]
Nineteenth-century British book-collectors and bibliographers by William Baker( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eclectic view of the book and manuscript collecting and bibliographical activity during nineteenth century Britain is presented. Subjects range from the wealthy, bibliographically knowledgeable members of the aristocrats to others who impoverished themselves and their families in their obsession. Discusses how these collections were instrumental in the advocacy of the public library movement
Critical companion to Jane Austen : a literary reference to her life and work by William Baker( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Critical Companion to Jane Austen examines the author's life and works, providing critical analyses of her writing and information on related topics and relevant people, places, and influences. This accessible volume also provides crucial historical and thematic information, in addition to illustrations, bibliographies, and cross-references."--Jacket
A companion to the Victorian novel( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is estmated that between 1837 and 1901 some 60,000 novels were published in Britain. This Companion introduces readers to the historical contexts in which this vast range of fiction was produced and to the critical debates that have raged about it ever since
Twentieth-century British book collectors and bibliographers by William Baker( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on British book collectors and bibliographers, a socially and economically diverse lot united by their love of books. Discusses the reversal in roles of booksellers to auctioneers, the movement away from descriptive or factual elements of the book trade to concern with the commercial aspects of the business, and promoting the special merits of a book or manuscript in order to sell it
Pre-nineteenth-century British book collectors and bibliographers by William Baker( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on British book collectors and bibliographers from the fourteenth through the eighteenth centuries. This period marked the growth of humanism and coincides with the early Renaissance, before the widespread establishment of print culture. Focuses on the historical evolution of a specific library, as well as a collecting family. Discusses the nature and variety of collecting as a cultural activity
Literary theories : a case study in critical performance( Book )

16 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every student of literature needs to understand how to use literary theory to analyze and interpret the text. In Literary Theories Julian Wolfreys and William Baker challenge the outdated notion that theory is something separable from the act of reading itself. Maintaining that the best way to learn is through practical application, the editors have assembled a volume of essays that plunges the student into the midst of a range of critical readings. Each essay in the book explores a previously unpublished short story by Richard Jefferies, also included in the volume, from a different theoretical perspective, thereby presenting students with New Historicist, Marxist, feminist, structuralist, post-structuralist, psychoanalytic, and Derridean methods of analysis and interpretation. Cogently argued and lucidly written, these essays offer the student reader an interactive introduction to the ways in which contemporary literary theories challenge us to rethink the acts of reading, writing, and interpretation
The letters of Wilkie Collins by Wilkie Collins( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilkie Collins is the only leading Victorian novelist whose letters have not been published. This two-volume edition, edited by Professor William Baker and William Clarke, will thus fill a gaping hole in any assessment of one of the nineteenth century's most loved novelists. It is also extremely timely. Two recent biographies have re-assessed his private life and his literary achievements. His best-known novels, The Woman in White and The Moonstone, continue to feature on television, and most of his thirty-odd novels are still in print. This authorized edition (one of the editors, William M. Clarke, is married to Collins's great-granddaughter) draws on the extensive public and private collection of Collins's letters scattered across the world - some revealed here for the first time
The letters of George Henry Lewes by George Henry Lewes( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The libraries of George Eliot and George Henry Lewes by William Baker( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Eliot : a bibliographical history by William Baker( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critics on George Eliot( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Eliot and Judaism by William Baker( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and German and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of a grandfather : the history of France (second series) by Walter Scott( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott drew on standard sources, but the interpretation of the material and the historical vision are his own. Modern readers will be especially engaged by his interpretation of the character of Joan of Arc. Readers will also be interested to compare Scott's treatment of history and its leading figures with his novels set in the same period and country, namely, Quentin Durward and Anne of Geierstein
William Shakespeare by William Baker( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's work and life have proved endlessly fascinating to generations of readers. However, it can be difficult to find a way through the mass of differing interpretations of his work and speculation about his life. This book offers a reassessment of Shakespeare and his creative output from his earliest work through his 'mature' drama and the late plays, taking into account our current knowledge of Shakespeare's biography and consensus on key textual, critical and theatrical issues. William Baker offers a comprehensive but accessible introduction to Shakespeare's work and places
Redefining the modern : essays on literature and society in honor of Joseph Wiesenfarth by William Baker( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilkie Collins's library : a reconstruction by William Baker( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) is a major British Victorian novelist, dramatist, short story writer, and journalist. He is best known today as the author of ^IThe Moonstone, ^R which T.S. Eliot called the first and greatest English detective novel. He has been the subject of two recent biographies, and a revival of interest in his works is now under way. In particular, there is growing concern with his intellectual development, as witnessed by the 1999 publication of his collected letters. This reconstruction of his library offers a thorough analysis of the books he owned and his response to them and thus illuminates Collins as a reader and writer.''The book begins with a narrative discussion of the contents of Collins's library and its auction. This introductory essay sheds light on the types of books he owned, his use of those texts in his writings, and the dispersion of his collection in 1890. The bulk of the volume provides annotated entries for each item from his library. Entries include publication and bibliographic information, descriptions from sale catalogs, information about the author of the item, citations of the book or author from Collins's letters, and information on the present location or subsequent history of the item. An appendix catalogs paintings and artwork in Collins's possession at the time of his death
The merchant of Venice( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Merchant of Venice has always been regarded as one of Shakespeare's most interesting plays. Before the nineteenth century critical reaction is relatively fragmentary. However between then and the late twentieth century the critical tradition reveals the tremendous vitality of the play to evoke emotion in the theatre and in the study. Since the middle of the twentieth century reactions to the drama have been influenced by the Nazi destruction of European Jewry. The first volume to document the full tradition of criticism of The Merchant of Venice includes an extensive introduction which cha
Felix Holt, the radical by George Eliot( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political radical and a child of the working class, Felix has lost faith in a political system in which candidates never represent the interests of the working class. Harold Transome, the cynical son of wealthy Tory landowners, embraces radical politics for very different reasons. Both Harold and Felix vie for the affections of Esther Lyon, and she must weigh her feelings for them with the social and material goals she has set for herself. Their personal drama unfolds against the broad canvas of social and political upheaval of 1830s England
"The real thing" : essays on Tom Stoppard in celebration of his 75th birthday by William Baker( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a writing career spanning over half a century and encompassing media as diverse as conferences, radio, journalism, fiction, theatre, film, and television, Tom Stoppard is probably the most prolific and significant living British dramatist. The critical essays in this volume celebrating Stoppard's 75th birthday address many facets of Stoppard's work, both the well-known, such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Shakespeare in Love, as well as the relatively critically neglected, including his novel Lord Malquist and Mr. Moon and his short stories, 'The Story, ' 'Life, Times: Fragments, ' and 'Reunion.'
 
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Nineteenth-century British book-collectors and bibliographers
Alternative Names
Baker, William 1944-

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William Baker (modista)

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Languages
English (197)

German (1)

Italian (1)

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Nineteenth-century British book-collectors and bibliographersCritical companion to Jane Austen : a literary reference to her life and workA companion to the Victorian novelTwentieth-century British book collectors and bibliographersPre-nineteenth-century British book collectors and bibliographersLiterary theories : a case study in critical performanceThe letters of Wilkie CollinsGeorge Eliot : a bibliographical history