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Barber, Charles Laurence

Overview
Works: 67 works in 424 publications in 3 languages and 10,112 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literary criticism  Drama  Poetry  Comedy plays  Academic theses  Tragedies (Drama) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Annotator, Performer, Author of introduction, Commentator, Creator
Classifications: PR2714, 822.3
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Most widely held works by Charles Laurence Barber
Early modern English by Charles Laurence Barber( )

43 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,367 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 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

75 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English Language: A Historical Introduction covers the history of the English language from its prehistoric Indo-European origins to the present day. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, Charles Barber describes the nature of language and language change, and presents a history of the English language at different periods, dealing with key topics such as grammar, pronunciation and semantics. Where necessary, he introduces and explains the main theoretical and technical concepts of historical linguistics. There are also chapters on English in the scientific age, English as a world language and the future of the language. Charles Barber uses dozens of familiar texts, including the English of King Alfred, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Addison, to illustrate the state of the English language through time in a range of contexts. This is a fascinating book for anyone with an interest in language
Linguistic change in present-day English by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

36 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women beware women by Thomas Middleton( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 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 )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 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 )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written for the adult players at the open-air Swan theatre in 1613,this master-piece of Jacobean city comedy signals its ironic nature even in the title: chaste maids, like most other goods and people in London's busiest commercial area, are likely to be fake. Money is more important than either happiness or honour; and the most coveted commodities to be bought with it are sex and social prestige. Middleton interweaves the fortunes of four families, who either seek to marry their children off as profitably as possible, to stop having any more for fear of poverty, or to acquire some in order to keep their property in the family. Most prosperous is the husband who pimps his wife to a rich knight and lets him support the household with his alimony. Like many early modern critics of London's enormous growth, this play warned: the city is a monster that lives off the money the country produces
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 )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 405 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 )

26 editions published between 1957 and 1977 in English and held by 400 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 )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flux of language by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of language by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

32 editions published between 1964 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to English syntax and philology( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trick to catch the old one by Thomas Middleton( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and background - Summary and critical commentary - Themes and issues - Critical reception - Shakespeare's theatre
William Shakespeare : Richard III : notes by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of language by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of language by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 1979 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare "As you like it" by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 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 ShakespeareThe story of languageWilliam Shakespeare "As you like it"
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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