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Barber, Charles Laurence

Overview
Works: 67 works in 382 publications in 2 languages and 9,934 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Literary criticism  Poetry  Comedy plays  Academic theses  Tragedies (Drama)  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator, Annotator, Performer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR2714, 822.3
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Most widely held works by Charles Laurence Barber
Early modern English by Charles Laurence Barber( )

48 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The different varieties of the English language, how it was pronounced, its grammar and vocabulary, covering the period 1500 to 1700, are described in this revised and improved edition of Early Modern English
The achievement of T.S. Eliot : an essay on the nature of poetry by F. O Matthiessen( Book )

9 editions published between 1958 and 1972 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistic change in present-day English by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

39 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English language : a historical introduction by Charles Barber( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shaw, recounts the history of the English language from its remote ancestry to the present day. Using dozens of familiar texts, including the English of King Alfred, Shakespeare and Chaucer, the English language is explored in terms of where it came from, where it is going and the global impact it has had, taking into account the many varieties of English that now exist. Stimulating and interesting, it is not only written for specialists on language and linguistics, but also for general readers who take an interest in the subject." --Publisher description
Women beware women by Thomas Middleton( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women Beware Women is a major tragedy of the period, anatomising lust, hypocrisy and moral blindness. It is a play of people corrupted by greed for sex, wealth and position. Mulryne's latest edition of this classic drama is accurate & modern
Poetry in English : an introduction by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is poetry? - Metre - Rhyme - Wyatt & Surrey - Blank verse - Metaphor and rhetoric - Lyric and ode - Narrative poetry - Chaucer ; Ballads - Love poetry - Religious poetry - Pastoral poetry - War poetry
A chaste maid in Cheapside by Thomas Middleton( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play presents multiple plots centered on the marriage of Moll Yellowhammer, the titular maid, who is daughter to a wealthy Cheapside goldsmith, and, in particular, her intended husband, Sir Walter Whorehound. Moll loves Touchwood Junior, a poor gallant; her father, however, has betrothed her to Whorehound, a philandering knight eager for Moll's dowry. As a kind of side-bargain, Sir Walter has promised Moll's brother Tim a "landed niece" from Wales. Tim, a fatuous scholar, returns to London from Cambridge University with his Latin tutor. This "landed niece" is in reality one of Sir Walter's mistresses, who has no land in actuality. Sir Walter is also having an affair with the wife of Allwit, a knowing cuckold, his name an inversion of "wittol," who lives happily on the money Sir Walter gives his wife. Meanwhile, Touchwood Senior (the elder brother of Moll's true love) prepares to depart from his wife; prodigiously fertile, he impregnates any woman he sleeps with. He and his wife must separate to avoid another pregnancy, which they cannot afford. His salvation comes from the Kixes, an aging couple who have not been able to conceive. This is important because if they have a child, Sir Walter (a relation of theirs) will not inherit their fortune, on which he has confidently depended, going so far as to live beyond his means. A maid tells the Kixes that Touchwood makes a special fertility potion; Touchwood deceives his way into the bed of Lady Kix. After an abortive attempt to elope with Touchwood Junior, Moll is guarded at home. The day before the wedding, Moll flees her parents' home again. Caught while attempting to cross the Thames, she is drenched and seems to fall sick upon being brought home. Touchwood Junior and Sir Walter fight in the street, and both are wounded. Sir Walter believes that he is near death. At Allwit's house, he repents all of his sins, condemning the Allwits for indulging him. When news is brought that Lady Kix is pregnant (thus ruining Sir Walter's prospects), the Allwits kick him out and plan to sell all Sir Walter's gifts and move to a home in The Strand. Moll continues to be very sick; when Touchwood Senior brings word that his brother has died, she faints and appears to die while Susan, her servant, is let in on a secret plan. Saddened, the Yellowhammers agree to Touchwood Senior's request that the young lovers receive a joint burial. At the funeral, Moll and Touchwood Junior rise from their coffins and the mourning turns to celebration. The two are wed, as Tim and the Welsh "niece" had been earlier that day; Kix promises to support the family of Touchwood Senior, who announces that Sir Walter has been imprisoned for debt. All exit, headed for a celebratory dinner
The story of speech and language by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with the crude beginnings of human speech, the author traces the rise of language families, then focuses full attention on the English language
A trick to catch the old one by Thomas Middleton( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reconsidered text based on collation of all known copies of the 1608 quarto supplemented with textual analysis and critical discussion
The idea of honour in the English drama, 1591-1700 by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1977 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of language by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

50 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flux of language by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme of honour's tongue : a study of social attitudes in the English drama from Shakespeare to Dryden by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to English syntax and philology( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard II by William Shakespeare by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and background - Summary and critical commentary - Themes and issues - Critical reception - Shakespeare's theatre
A trick to catch the old one by Thomas Middleton( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare : Richard III : notes by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of honour in the English drama, 1591-1700 by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1972 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare, 'Henry V' : notes by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of language by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The English language : a historical introduction
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The English language : a historical introductionPoetry in English : an introductionRichard II by William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare, 'Henry V' : notesThe story of language
Alternative Names
Barber, C. L.

Barber, C. L. 1935-2000

Barber, C. L. (Charles Laurence)

Barber, C. Laurence 1935-2000

Barber Charles

Barber, Charles 1935-2000

Barber, Charles (Charles Laurence)

Barber, Charles L.

Barber, Charles L. 1935-2000

Barber, Charles Laurence

Charles Laurence Barber born:1935 ied:2000 Barber, Charles; Barber, Charles Laurence, 1935-2000; Barber, Charles (Charles Laurence), 1935-2000

바버, C. L. 1935-2000

바버, 찰스 로렌스 1935-2000

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