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Carey, John 1934-

Overview
Works: 105 works in 724 publications in 5 languages and 19,994 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Satirical literature  Sources  History  Psychological fiction  Poetry  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Translator, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PR5618, 823.8
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Most widely held works about John Carey
 
Most widely held works by John Carey
Eyewitness to history by John Carey( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents eyewitness accounts of historical happenings from ancient Greece to the present
John Donne, life, mind, and art by John Carey( Book )

44 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the life and work of John Donne. The book begins with an account of Donne's life and takes as its domain not only the whole range of poetry, but also the sermons, the letters, the spiritual and controversial works, and such highly personal documents as the treatise on suicide
William Golding : the man who wrote Lord of the flies: a life by John Carey( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1953, William Golding was a provincial schoolteacher, rejected by every major publisher--until an editor pulled Lord of the Flies off the rejection pile. He went on to become one of the most popular and influential British authors since World War II--disheveled and darkly humorous, sometimes more disturbing than he is palatable, and above all fascinating. Yet despite the fame and acclaim, the renowned author saw himself as a monster--a reclusive depressive ruled by his fears, who battled alcoholism throughout his life. In addition to being a schoolteacher, Golding was a scientist, a sailor and a poet before becoming a bestselling author, and his embitterment and alienation, his family, the women in his past, along with his war experiences, inform his work. This is the first book to unpack the life and character of a man whose entire oeuvre dealt with the conflict between light and dark in the human soul.--From publisher description
What good are the arts? by John Carey( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In What Good are the Arts? John Carey - one of Britain's most respected literary critics - offers a delightfully skeptical look at the nature of art. In particular, he cuts through the cant surrounding the fine arts, debunking claims that the arts make us better people or that judgements about art are anything more than personal opinion. Indeed, Carey argues that there are no absolute values in the arts and that we cannot call other people's aesthetic choices "mistaken" or "incorrect," however much we dislike them. Along the way, Carey reveals the flaws in the aesthetic theories of everyone from Emanuel Kant to Arthur C. Danto, and he skewers the claims of "high-art advocates" such as Jeannette Winterson
Milton by John Carey( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton is an industry. The American & English presses pump out books & articles. The bibliographies fatten. There is even a Milton Newsletter to keep specialist up-to-the-minute. The enthusiasm could not be said to have permeated to the common reader
The private memoirs and confessions of a justified sinner, written by himself, with a detail of curious traditionary facts and other evidence by the editor by James Hogg( Book )

55 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and Norwegian and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in early eighteenth-century Scotland, the novel recounts the corruption of a boy of strict Calvinist parentage by a mysterious stranger under whose influence he commits a series of murders. The strangers assures the boy that no sin can affect the salvation of an elect person. The reader, while recognizing the stranger as Satan, is prevented by the subtlety of the novel's structure from finally deciding whether, for all his vividness and wit, he is more than a figment of the boy's imagination."--Back cover. Originally written in 1824
Vanity fair by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the amoral beauty Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to climb the social ladder, and her sentimental companion Amelia, who falls for a caddish soldier, presents a panoramic satire of Regency society
The intellectuals and the masses : pride and prejudice among the literary intelligentsia, 1880-1939 by John Carey( Book )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polemisch essay over elitaristische tendensen in het denken van enkele Britse schrijvers in de periode 1900-1940, zoals Virginia Woolf, G.B. Shaw, D.H. Lawrence en Aldous Huxley
The violent effigy : a study of Dickens' imagination by John Carey( Book )

38 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thackeray : prodigal genius by John Carey( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of John Milton by John Milton( Book )

30 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of poems from John Milton. Milton worked in a range of styles, from the classical to the religious and from the lyrical to the epic
John Donne by John Donne( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The John Donne volume in the 21st-century Oxford Authors series offers a wholly new edition of Donne's verse and prose. It consists of a selection of the compositions that circulated in manuscript or in print form during Donne's lifetime. In keeping with the approach of the series, the texts are presented in chronological order and the text chosen is, wherever possible, the text of the first published version. Each text is paired with a generous complement of historical and textual annotation, which enables the present-day reader to access the excitement with which Donne's contemporaries, his first readers, discovered his famous and incomparable originality, audacity, ingenuity, and wit. The edition incorporates new directions and emphases in scholarly editing that are foregrounded in the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series, such as the history of readership and the history of texts as material objects. -- from back cover
English Renaissance studies presented to Dame Helen Gardner in honour of her seventieth birthday by Helen Gardner( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a number of essays presented to Dame Helen Gardner in honour of her seventieth birthday by some of her many friends and colleagues. The contributions have been drawn from three continents: they span drama, poetry, and prose, and they exhibit a wide variety of skills, approaching Renaissance literature by way of history, biography, textual scholarship, music, iconography, and the visual arts, as well as criticism and the criticism of criticism. The greatest number of the essays are devoted to Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton, but there are also studies of Sidney, Burton, and Dryden, as well as of such general topics as echo songs and alchemical imagery. -- Book Jacket
Here comes Dickens; the imagination of a novelist by John Carey( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete shorter poems by John Milton( Book )

39 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition contains all Milton's English poems, with the exception of Paradise Lost, together with translations of all his Latin, Italian and Greek poems. It provides explanatory notes and a summary for each poem of modern criticisms
Essays by George Orwell( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A generous and varied selection-the only hardcover edition available-of the literary and political writings of one of the greatest essayists of the twentieth century. Though best known as the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell left an even more lastingly significant achievement in his voluminous essays, which dealt with all the great social, political, and literary questions of the day and exemplified an incisive prose style that is still universally admired. Included among the more than 240 essays in this volume are Orwell's famous discussion of pacifism, "My Country Right or Left," his scathingly complicated views on the dirty work of imperialism in "Shooting an Elephant," and his very firm opinion on how to make "A Nice Cup of Tea." In his essays, Orwell elevated political writing to the level of art, and his motivating ideas-his desire for social justice, his belief in universal freedom and equality, and his concern for truth in language-are as enduringly relevant now, a hundred years after his birth, as ever
William Golding : the man and his books : a tribute on his 75th birthday( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Faber book of science by John Carey( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Korean and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Carey, editor of the internationally acclaimed Faber Book of Reportage, plots the development of modern science, from Leonardo da Vinci to Chaos Theory. This anthology is made up of accounts by the scientists themselves
Andrew Marvell : a critical anthology by John Carey( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Faber book of utopias by John Carey( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopias come in every conceivable cultural and sexual shade: communist, fascist, anarchist, green, techno-fantastic, all male, all female. John Carey's anthology encompasses many noble schemes, as well as chilling attempts at social control
 
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William Golding : the man who wrote Lord of the flies: a life
Alternative Names
Carey, John

John Carey britischer Literaturhistoriker und -kritiker

John Carey docente, giornalista e critico letterario inglese

John Carey onderwijzer uit Engeland

Джон Кэри

جون كاري

캐리, 존

ケアリー, ジョン

約翰·凱里

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John Donne, life, mind, and artWilliam Golding : the man who wrote Lord of the flies: a lifeWhat good are the arts?The private memoirs and confessions of a justified sinner, written by himself, with a detail of curious traditionary facts and other evidence by the editorVanity fairThe intellectuals and the masses : pride and prejudice among the literary intelligentsia, 1880-1939The violent effigy : a study of Dickens' imaginationThackeray : prodigal genius