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Edwards, Paul 1926-1992

Overview
Works: 66 works in 403 publications in 4 languages and 8,104 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Romances  Fiction  History  Sagas  Autobiographies  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Folklore 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: HT869.E6, 839.63
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Most widely held works about Paul Edwards
 
Most widely held works by Paul Edwards
The book of settlements : Landnámabók by Ari Þorgilsson( )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First compiled in the 12th century and later expanded, describes the birth of the Icelandic nation in the Viking Age. This translation based on version of Sturla Thordarson (1214-84)
Orkneyinga saga : the history of the Earls of Orkney( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gautrek's saga, and other medieval tales by Hermann Pálsson( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyrbyggja saga by Hermann Pálsson( Book )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Icelandic saga that mixes realism with wild gothic imagination and history with eerie tales of hauntings. It dramatizes a 13th century view of the past, from the pagan anarchy of the Viking age to the settlement of Iceland, the coming of Christianity and the beginnings of organized society
Equiano's travels; the interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

45 editions published between 1966 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olaudah Equiano was born in 1745 in a village east of the Niger River in what is now Nigeria. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African was published in London in 1789. This is his own account of a remarkable life. At the age of ten he was captured by slave-traders and taken to the southern states of America. He was sold to a planter in the West Indies and worked there and aboard slave ships sailing between the Caribbean and England. At the age of twenty-one he had saved enough money to buy his freedom. He visited the Mediterranean, took part in Phipps' expedition to the Arctic in 1773 and crossed the Atlantic several times. He was an ardent member of the Movement for the Abolition of Slavery and was appointed Commissary for Stores when the freed slaves were settled in Sierra Leone. This abridged edition has a new introduction by Professor Ogude of the University of Benin, together with explanatory notes on the text
Egil's saga by Snorri Sturluson( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nutcrackers and sugar-tongs suddenly decide to leave their place at the table and go off on horses, leaving the household behind in chaos and confusion
Hrolf Gautreksson, a Viking romance( Book )

13 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black personalities in the era of the slave trade by Paul Edwards( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black writers in Britain, 1760-1890 by Paul Edwards( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing extracts from all the major Afro-British writers and many early Black American, West African and Caribbean writers who spent time in Britain, this anthology is a sparkling introduction to the rich tradition of Black British writing. A general introduction to the anthology discusses the beginnings of Black literature in Britain during the period of Abolition. Each author in the anthology also has an individual introduction which briefly examines the author and the period in which he or she was writing, as well as the extract itself. The anthology is drawn from autobiographies, slave narratives, unpublished letters, oral accounts and public records, and represents the work of people such as Equiano, Cugoano, Sancho, Gronniosaw, Robert Wedderburn, James Africanus Horton, Mary Prince, Mary Seacole, Harriet Jacobus, Edward Wilmot Blyden and John E. Ocansey
Arrow-Odd: a medieval novel by Orvar-Odds Saga. English( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First complete English translation of 14 century Icelandic tale of Arrow-Odd who was given a life span of 300 years
Equiano's travels : the interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olaudah Equiano was born in 1745 in a village east of the Niger River in what is now Nigeria. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African was published in London in 1789. This is his own account of a remarkable life. At the age of ten he was captured by slave-traders and taken to the southern states of America. He was sold to a planter in the West Indies and worked there and aboard slave ships sailing between the Caribbean and England. At the age of twenty-one he had saved enough money to buy his freedom. He visited the Mediterranean, took part in Phipps' expedition to the Arctic in 1773 and crossed the Atlantic several times. He was an ardent member of the Movement for the Abolition of Slavery and was appointed Commissary for Stores when the freed slaves were settled in Sierra Leone. This abridged edition has a new introduction by Professor Ogude of the University of Benin, together with explanatory notes on the text
The letters of Ignatius Sancho by Ignatius Sancho( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vikings in Russia : Yngvar's saga and Eymund's saga by Hermann Pálsson( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2001 in English and French and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of thousands of former slaves who recounted their lives in what have come to be known as "slave narratives, " Olaudah Equiano produced a compelling work that has gripped and fascinated readers since its original London publication in 1789. Describing his formidable journey from captivity to freedom and literacy, Equiano takes readers from his days as an Igbo prince in what is now eastern Nigeria, through his enslavement in the New World, to later adventures that included service in the Seven Years War with General Wolfe in Canada, voyages to the Arctic with the Phipps expedition of 1772-73, six months among the Miskito Indians in Central America, and a grand tour of the Mediterranean as a personal servant to an English gentleman. Skillfully written with a wealth of engrossing detail, this narrative powerfully illustrates the nature of the black experience in slavery; it is essential reading for students of African-American history as well as any reader interested in the struggle for equal rights and human dignity
West African narrative; an anthology for schools by Paul Edwards( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from English fiction by West African authors, compiled to encourage reading for pleasure among West Africans. Includes brief biographical sketches of the authors and critiques of their works
Modern African narrative: an anthology by Paul Edwards( Book )

10 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Göngu-Hrolfs saga( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa the African, 1789 by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through African eyes by Paul Edwards( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knytlinga saga : the history of the kings of Denmark( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and Danish and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Egil's saga
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Orkneyinga saga : the history of the Earls of OrkneyEyrbyggja sagaEquiano's travels; the interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the AfricanEgil's sagaBlack writers in Britain, 1760-1890Equiano's travels : the interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the AfricanThe interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano
Alternative Names
Edwards, Paul

Edwards Paul 1926-....

Edwards, Paul 1926-1992

Edwards, Paul Dozent für englische und afrikanische Literatur 1926-1992

Edwards, Paul Geoffrey

Edwards, Paul Geoffrey, 1926-

Edwards, Paul Geoffrey 1926-1992

Edwards, Paul Geoffrey Dozent für englische und afrikanische Literatur 1926-1992

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Languages
English (292)

French (3)

Danish (1)

Italian (1)