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Furbank, P. N. (Philip Nicholas) 1920-2014

Works: 321 works in 1,157 publications in 3 languages and 16,251 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Biography  Biographies  Satire  History  Bildungsromans  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator, ed, Redactor, pre
Classifications: PR6011.O58, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by P. N Furbank
E.M. Forster : a life by P. N Furbank( Book )

61 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the authorized biography of E.M. Forster
Diderot : a critical biography by P. N Furbank( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denis Diderot (1713-84) was one of the most dazzling and attractive figures of the French Enlightenment. Known principally as the chief editor of the Encyclopedie, the great "bible" of the age, he was an incomparable polymath - a dramatist, novelist, speculative philosopher, the founder of modern art criticism, and tireless correspondent. And his works, all of them informed by an uncannily modern sensibility, have influenced a staggering range of writers - from Goethe
Selected letters of E.M. Forster by E. M Forster( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italo Svevo; the man and the writer by P. N Furbank( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical and critical analysis of Svevo's major writings
Mallarmé on fashion : a translation of the fashion magazine, La dernière mode, with commentary by Stéphane Mallarmé( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1874, Stephane Mallarme, the great French poet, undertook a highly idiosyncratic project--the publication of a fashion magazine called La Derniere Mode (The Latest Fashion)--that he almost single-handedly compiled. Using a variety of feminine and masculine pseudonyms to theorize about fashion and to advise on popular vacation destinations, home furnishings, and entertainment, Mallarmé created a spectacularly original work. The distinguishing feature of Mallarme's magazine is that it explores the nature of fashion from the inside. While it is a genuine fashion magazine, it also satirizes the entire genre. Various theories have been entertained about the work: it has been viewed as a prose poem, a hoax, and a cynical money-making venture. Furbank and Cain, however, argue that such guesses are hopelessly off the mark. Complete with the original artwork and a contextualizing introduction and commentary, this is the definitive translation of one of French literature's greatest enigmas
Samuel Butler, 1835-1902 by P. N Furbank( Book )

33 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice; a novel by E. M Forster( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in pre-World War I England, this novel concerns the coming of age of two young men who meet at Cambridge and fall in love. Maurice and Clive strugggle with the desires of their hearts and the rigid constraints of society
This is not a story and other stories by Denis Diderot( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diderot has been admired as a novelist, philosopher, and encyclopedist, but he is less well known as a writer of short fiction. This volume presents his five remarkable philosophical tales including "This Is Not a Story," "On the Inconsistency of Public Opinion Regarding Our Private Action," and "Supplement to Bougainville's Voyage," as well as "The Two Friends From Bourbonne" and "Conversation of a Father with His Children: or the Danger of Setting Oneself Above the Law," both of which are here translated into English for the first time. -- Publisher description
The canonisation of Daniel Defoe by P. N Furbank( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens( Book )

31 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded by Dickens himself as his best novel upon publication, the experiences of Martin Chuzzlewit relate a tale of familial selfishness and eventual moral redemption. While he is in love with the young Mary Graham, Martin alienates himself from his grandfather and begins working for the corrupt and dishonest Seth Pecksniff. Though he meets the unequivocally kind Tom Pinch during this apprenticeship, Martin is fired and decides to travel to the United States, where he nearly dies. It is in the swampy land of Eden, however, that he reforms, and upon return the crimes of other characters in Dickens's exceptional cast of characters are revealed, particularly those of the arch-villain Jonas Chuzzlewit. A dark comedy full of greed, manipulation, and duplicity intertwined with humility and selfless kindness, "Martin Chuzzlewit" is an exemplary story that carries a timeless message for its readers
A political biography of Daniel Defoe by P. N Furbank( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furbank and Owens attempt to disentangle the story of Daniel Defoe's political career, as journalist, polemicist, political theorist and secret agent. They argue that this remarkable career calls for a good deal of rethinking, not least because biography and bibliography are here inextricably intertwined
A tour through the whole island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1748. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LETTER VI. CONTAINING A Description of the greatest Part of the Principality of Wales. Thought I should not pay the Principality the Respect it so well deserves, if I did not begin a Letter with the Description of it; it being the Country of that brave People, who had an original Right to the whole Island, and made so noble a Stand in Defence of their Liberties and Independency; and, at last, rather than submit to a foreign Yoke, chose to be free in this remote and inaccessible Part of it. But here let me premise, that Wales is represented in the British Parliament by .24 Members. The Counties and Towns which return them will be particulariz'd in the general List, which I shall present you with at the End of my Tour thro' this Southern Part of the Island (a). The two first Counties which border West upon Monmouthshire are Brecknock and Glamorgan, and are ery mountainous on the East Side, which gives a (.} See at the Conclusion of Vol. III. Traveler Traveler a terrible Apprehension of the Country he is this way entering into, and an Expectation of meeting with nothing that is agreeable; but he is not long before he is undeceived, and finds the Reward of his Trouble. In that Part of Monmouthjhire which joins the two Counties, begins the Rising of the Hills. Kyrton-Beacon, Tumbcrlow, Blorench, Penvail, and Skirridan, are some of the Names of these horrid Mountains, and are all in this Shire; and I could not but fansy myself in View of Mount Brennus, Little-Barnard, and Great-Barnard, among the Æps. We now entered South Wales; which contains the Shires of Glamorgan, Brecknock, Radnor, Caermarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan. Brecknock/hire is a mere inland County, as Radnor is; the Englijh jestingly (and I think not very improperly) call it Break-neck-J
The prince's tale and other uncollected writings by E. M Forster( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical bibliography of Daniel Defoe by P. N Furbank( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furbank and Owens's Critical Bibliography completes their project to reform the Defoe canon. It lists the works which they consider as certainly or probably by Defoe, clearly distinguishing these two categories
Unholy pleasure, or, The idea of social class by P. N Furbank( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A passage to India by E. M Forster( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centering on an ambiguous incident between a young Englishwoman of uncertain stability and an Indian doctor eager to know his conquerors better, Forster's book explores, with unexampled profundity, both the historical chasm between races and the eternal one between individuals struggling to ease their isolation and make sense of their humanity
Reflections on the word "image" by P. N Furbank( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth century poetry : critical essays and documents by Graham Martin( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie Madeleine Jodin, 1741-1790 : actress, philosophe, and feminist by Felicia Gordon( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life story of Marie Madeleine Jodin opens an exciting new perspective on the world of eighteenth-century women, European court theatres, and, most strikingly, entails the remarkable discovery of a previously unknown French Feminist. In 1790, Jodin, a protegee of Denis Diderot and a former actress, published a treatise entitled Vues legislatives pour les femmes (Legislative Views for Women), which can lay claim to being the first signed, female-authored manifesto of the French Revolutionary period, and which reveals Jodin's wide reading in women's history and feminist writing since ancient times."
Behalf by P. N Furbank( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Behalf P.N. Furbank argues that in thinking about society and politics one needs to start from the proposition that every human being contains within himself or herself the entire potentiality of the human species and that it is therefore wrong to regard cultural differences as innate."
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Maurice; a novel
Diderot : a critical biographyMallarmé on fashion : a translation of the fashion magazine, La dernière mode, with commentaryMaurice; a novelThis is not a story and other storiesThe life and adventures of Martin ChuzzlewitA political biography of Daniel DefoeA tour through the whole island of Great BritainThe prince's tale and other uncollected writings
Alternative Names
Furbank, Nick.

Furbank Nick 1920-2014

Furbank P.N.

Furbank, P. N. 1920-

Furbank, P. N. (Philip Nicholas)

Furbank, Philip N.

Furbank, Philip N. 1920-

Furbank, Philip Nicholas

Furbank, Philip Nicholas 1920-2014

P. N. Furbank British writer

P. N. Furbank escritor británico

English (331)

Spanish (22)

Italian (1)