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Halperin, John 1941-

Works: 41 works in 295 publications in 3 languages and 11,086 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Dictionaries  Stories, plots, etc  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR5684, 823.8
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Most widely held works by John Halperin
The life of Jane Austen by John Halperin( Book )

56 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 3,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving beyond the usual sketchy account of Austen's life--and away from the serene and untroubled image of Austen created, in large part, by her family after her death--Halperin reveals a robust, vigorous, and at times difficult woman with a large and diverse circle of family and acquaintances. He documents her troubled relationship with her hypochondriac mother, her frank dislike of a sister-in-law, and shed new light on the shadowy existence of a retarded older brother
The theory of the novel : new essays by John Halperin( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection, containing essays by contemporary critics, analyzes such aspects of the novel as structure, history, point of view, techniques, and its future. Included are "What is Exposition?" By Meir Sternberg; "Notes Toward a Comic Fiction" by Robert B. Martin; "The Aesthetics of the Supra-Novel" by Irving H. Buchen; "The Genre of 'Ulysses'" by A. Walton Litz; "The Modern Multivalent Novel" by Alan W. Friedman; "Characters (Contra Characterization) in the Contemporary Novel" by Max Schulz; "Novel and Narrative" by Frank Kermode; "Novel and Camera" by Leon Edel; "The Death and Rebirth of the Novel" by Leslie A. Fiedler; "On Literary Realism" by Alice R. Kaminsky; "Realism Reconsidered" by George Levine; "Realism in the Anglo-American Novel" by John Loofbourow; "Fiction and the Facts of Life" by Marvin Mudrick; "Tone in Fiction" by Walter Wright; "Nineteenth-Century Types and Eighteenth-Century Problems" by Robert B. Heilman; "Narrative Distance, Tone, and Character" by Walter Allen; "Illusion, Point of View, and Modern Novel-Criticism" by Richard Harter Fogle; "The Problem of Intentions and Henry James's 'The Turn of the Screw'" by Dorothea Krook; and "Twentieth-Century Trends in Continental Novel-Theory" by John Halperin. The book concludes with a selective bibliography. (Rb)
Egoism and self-discovery in the Victorian novel; studies in the ordeal of knowledge in the nineteenth century by John Halperin( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plots and characters in the fiction of Jane Austen, the Brontës, and George Eliot by John Halperin( Book )

13 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trollope and politics : a study of the Pallisers and others by John Halperin( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gissing, a life in books by John Halperin( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trollope centenary essays( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eminent Georgians : the lives of King George V, Elizabeth Bowen, St. John Philby & Nancy Astor by John Halperin( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King George V, a monarch often deemed stodgy and reactionary; Elizabeth Bowen, a brilliant Anglo-Irish writer, exposed as a World War II English spy monitoring her native Ireland; St. John Philby, father of the notorious spy Kim Philby; and Nancy Astor, an American divorcee who became the first female member of Parliament, make up the quartet of personalities through which John Halperin explores a world of intrigue existing just below the glittering surface of Britain in the 1920s and 1930s. Describing the age as simultaneously conventional and progressive, Victorian and modern, Halperin considers the impact that these leading figures had on their era, as well as the extent to which they themselves were shaped by the age in which they lived
C.P. Snow--an oral biography : together with a conversation with Lady Snow (Pamela Hansford Johnson) by John Halperin( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelists in their youth by John Halperin( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the early years of Henry James, Thomas Hardy, George Gissing, Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham and Edith Wharton and relates their early life to their work
The American senator by Anthony Trollope( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spending the winter season in the small English country town of Dillsborough, Senator Gotobed observes the local society, including Arabella Trefoils attempts to marry wealthy Lord Rufford
Jane Austen's lovers : and other studies in fiction and history from Austen to le Carré by John Halperin( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of meditation: four studies in nineteenth-century fiction by John Halperin( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Wortle's school by Anthony Trollope( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the classic novel by nineteenth-century British author Anthony Trollope, about Mr. Peacocke, a scholar, and American, Ella Lefoy, who marry not realizing that her first husband is still alive
The Belton estate by Anthony Trollope( Book )

11 editions published between 1923 and 1991 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel concerned with the plight of unmarried, poor women in 19th century England
Denzil Quarrier; a novel by George Gissing( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denzil Quarrier, a successful, active man, becomes a candidate for Parliament, and, in the moment of triumph, is stricken by the treachery of his best friend, the meaningless treachery of a clever, bored man
The ordeal of Richard Feverel; a history of father and son by George Meredith( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of adolescence and young love, written a century ago
New Grub street by George Gissing( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Grub Street portrays the intrigues and hardships of the publishing world in late Victorian England. In a materialistic, class-conscious society that rewards commercial savvy over artistic achievement, authors and scholars struggle to earn a living without compromising their standards
The golden bowl by Henry James( Book )

6 editions published between 1937 and 1972 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry James' story of a pair of adulterous lovers who are married, respectively, to a rich American collector of European art and to his inexperienced daughter provides-beyond its expensive, burnished, beautifully appointed exteriors-an understanding of the rises and betrayals inherent in society that is unparalleled in literature
The vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Fenwick, the vicar of the title and a likeable and energetic clergyman, sets out to prove a young man's innocence in a murder and to prevent the eviction of a prostitute from her home. Choosing a prostitute as a central female character, Trollope addresses a topical question of histime: how women should maintain due and proper regard for themselves without adopting either the manners of a prostitute or the political excesses of a feminist
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The life of Jane Austen
Alternative Names
Halperin, John

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جون هالبرين، 1941-

English (255)

German (1)

French (1)

Eminent Georgians : the lives of King George V, Elizabeth Bowen, St. John Philby & Nancy AstorThe American senatorJane Austen's lovers : and other studies in fiction and history from Austen to le CarréDr. Wortle's schoolThe Belton estate