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Henderson, Philip 1906-1977

Overview
Works: 188 works in 945 publications in 5 languages and 13,147 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Annotator, Conductor, Arranger, Writer of accompanying material, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR5083, 821.8
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Most widely held works about Philip Henderson
 
Most widely held works by Philip Henderson
William Morris : his life, work, and friends by Philip Henderson( Book )

60 editions published between 1952 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 2,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 24, 1834, was born one of the most influential, enigmatic and memorable of Victorians: William Morris, poet, designer, socialist. Considered so much a part of Victorian life, only now are his genius and vision finding fulfillment in our own turbulent era. As Allan Temko observes in his Foreword, "It has been in America that his vision of a new physical order of civilization has come closest to fulfillment." Here, in his long-awaited, definitive biography, the editor of the Morris family letters presents the first full-length portrait of Morris since Mackail's heavily censored "official" biography of 1899. Historian and critic Philip Henderson is the first to make full use of much new material only recently made available. At Oxford, Morris, the son of a successful Welsh businessman, met the highly talented group that were to become lifelong friends and collaborators: Edward Burne-Jones, Cormell Price, Charles Faulkner, Philip Webb. It was in the medieval town of Oxford, too, that Morris developed two of the devotions that were to dominate his life: passionate commitment to the social and artistic ideals he saw in medieval culture, and friendship with Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who was to be mentor, rival and--ultimately--bête noire. Henderson traces Morris' development from those early, colorful, brightly optimistic days into the extraordinary later years--when he was "working" poet, architect, decorator, fabric designer, weaver, dyer, embroiderer, and printer, the guiding spirit of "The Firm" of Morris and his associates, as well as passionate political activist, lecturer, and conservationist. He was one of the most influential men in England in both the arts and politics--truly, as Wylie Sypher has called him, "the Leonardo of the Victorians." Henderson at last explains the riddle of Morris' tragic marriage, separating the private torment from the confused public image. He also reveals in rich detail how William Morris carved out his important place in history, through an astonishing variety of accomplishments. The reader--even one well acquainted with Morris' work-- may be surprised to discover just how much Morris has contributed, for here at last, as Temko observes, emerges "a protean figure ... rising from the sea of Victorian confusion to confront our disruptive age, [which] Morris foretold with particular relevance for contemporary America." --Adapted from dust jacket
Christopher Marlowe by Philip Henderson( Book )

88 editions published between 1900 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korte biografie en bespreking van het werk
Samuel Butler, the incarnate bachelor by Philip Henderson( Book )

35 editions published between 1953 and 1968 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poems of John Skelton, laureate by John Skelton( Book )

33 editions published between 1931 and 1966 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Skelton can be something of a discovery for the reader of poetry. The greatest things about him are those qualities of observation and quiet humour that bespeak a mind peculiarly English in its outlook. "The Renaissance has obscured centuries of English culture, and to be appreciated Skelton must be approached not through Spenser, Shakespeare and Donne, but through Chaucer, Gower and Lydgate. He will be seen for what he is -- the last and peculiarly brilliant representative of a great tradition, a man standing at a decisive turning point of English culture." [Translator]
Swinburne; portrait of a poet by Philip Henderson( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennyson, poet and prophet by Philip Henderson( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Coeur de Lion; a biography by Philip Henderson( Book )

16 editions published between 1958 and 1976 in English and French and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shepherds calendar & other poems by Edmund Spenser( Book )

24 editions published between 1932 and 1978 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swinburne; the portrait of a poet by Philip Henderson( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shorter novels of the eighteenth century by Philip Henderson( Book )

23 editions published between 1930 and 1967 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shorter novels : seventeenth century by Emanuel Ford( Book )

28 editions published between 1930 and 1967 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel today : studies in contemporary attitudes by Philip Henderson( Book )

25 editions published between 1936 and 1979 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And morning in his eyes; a book about Christopher Marlowe by Philip Henderson( Book )

16 editions published between 1937 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poet and society by Philip Henderson( Book )

17 editions published between 1939 and 1977 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Laurence Oliphant : traveller, diplomat and mystic by Philip Henderson( Book )

9 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature and a changing civilisation by Philip Henderson( Book )

14 editions published between 1935 and 1978 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of William Morris to his family and friends by William Morris( Book )

18 editions published between 1950 and 1978 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shorter novels: eighteenth century by Samuel Johnson( Book )

26 editions published between 1903 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden book of modern English poetry by Thomas Caldwell( Book )

11 editions published between 1935 and 1948 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

7 editions published in 1947 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Self-Interrogation, she wrote: "The evening passes fast away, / Tis almost time to rest; / What thoughts has left the vanished day, / What feelings, in thy breast? / The vanished day? It leaves a sense / Of labour hardly done; / Of little, gained with vast expense, / A sense of grief alone!"
 
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Alternative Names
Henderson, Philip

Henderson, Philip, 1906-

Henderson, Philip Prichard.

Henderson, Philip Richard 1906-1977

Philip Henderson britischer Literaturkritiker und Schriftsteller

Philip Henderson British writer and critic

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