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Aitken, George Atherton 1860-1917

Overview
Works: 221 works in 772 publications in 1 language and 6,951 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Periodicals  Military history  Biography  Action and adventure fiction  Diary fiction  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor
Classifications: PR3404, 823.5
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Most widely held works about George Atherton Aitken
 
Most widely held works by George Atherton Aitken
Richard Steele by Richard Steele( Book )

47 editions published between 1894 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Richard Steele by George Atherton Aitken( Book )

33 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Later Stuart tracts by George Atherton Aitken( Book )

19 editions published between 1903 and 1964 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and works of John Arbuthnot by George Atherton Aitken( Book )

21 editions published between 1889 and 1969 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satires of Andrew Marvell by Andrew Marvell( Book )

25 editions published between 1892 and 2007 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journal of the plague year, being observations or memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, as well publick as private, which happened in London during the last Great Visitation in 1665 by Daniel Defoe( Book )

33 editions published between 1895 and 1974 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defoe's account of the bubonic plague that swept London in 1665 remains as vivid as it is harrowing. Based on Defoe's own childhood memories and prodigious research, A Journal of the Plague Year walks the line between fiction, history, and reportage. In meticulous and unsentimental detail it renders the daily life of a city under siege; the often gruesome medical precautions and practices of the time; the mass panics of a frightened citizenry; and the solitary travails of Defoe's narrator, a man who decides to remain in the city through it all, chronicling the course of events with an unwavering eye. Defoe's Journal remains perhaps the greatest account of a natural disaster ever written
The poems of Andrew Marvell, sometime member of Parliament for Hull by Andrew Marvell( Book )

14 editions published between 1892 and 1905 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tatler by Richard Steele( Book )

27 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appearance of the first issue of The Tatler in 1709 is usually regarded as the beginning of periodical publication in England. Its founder, Richard Steele (1672-1729), intended 'a paper, which should observe upon the manners of the pleasurable, as well as the busy part of mankind ... by way of a letter of intelligence, consisting of such parts as might gratify the curiosity of persons of all conditions, and of each sex'. The 'datelines' of the reports, on news, literature, and plain gossip, were from the most famous coffee houses of early Georgian London, and the contributors included Jonathan Swift and Joseph Addison. The magazine was published for only two years, from April 1709 to January 1711: shortly afterwards, Steele and Addison co-founded The Spectator. This four-volume edition was issued in 1797 by a consortium of publishers, including John Nichols. Volume 3 contains numbers 115 to 189
Romances and narratives by Daniel Defoe( Book )

16 editions published between 1895 and 1974 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and works of John Arbuthnot, M.D., fellow of the Royal college of physicians by George Atherton Aitken( Book )

17 editions published between 1892 and 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spectator by Joseph Addison( Book )

17 editions published between 1848 and 1905 in English and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amusing and informative record of English morals and manners in the early-eighteenth century
The manuscripts of the Duke of Beaufort, K.G., the earl of Donoughmore, and others by Great Britain( Book )

2 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Thomas Parnell by Thomas Parnell( Book )

4 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The female tatler( )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents advice and comment, often satirical, on women's lives and their relationships with men, on public affairs, current events, social conditions, morals and conduct. Offers an anti-Whig alternative to the sometimes moralistic and pompous original 'Tatler'
The school for scandal : a comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )

15 editions published between 1897 and 1962 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( Book )

35 editions published between 1895 and 1987 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moll Flanders has been made into several stage and film versions. It is the story of a girl born to a convicted criminal, who advances herself through a life of multiple marriages, crime, and prostitution, though she ultimately, at age 69, repents of her wicked ways
The critic : or, A tragedy rehearsed: a farce by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )

11 editions published between 1897 and 1928 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns( Book )

5 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of a cavalier, or, A military journal of the wars in Germany and the wars in England from the year 1632 to the year 1648 : written threescore years ago by an English gentleman who served first in the army of Gustavus Adolphus, the glorious King of Sweden, till his death, and after that in the Royal Army of King Charles the First, from the beginning of the Rebellion to the end of that war by Daniel Defoe( Book )

21 editions published between 1895 and 1974 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Defoe's great talent as a writer was to speak in the voices of others. Such was the authenticity of this memoir of a 17th-century soldier of fortune that for over half a century it was considered to be genuine. The struggle of the narrator to turn his observations into facts and to make certain history out of his uncertain experiences combines with vivid descriptions of the battles of the Civil War to give the narrative its dramatic qualities
Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swift( Book )

4 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift is the first fully annotated scholarly edition ever undertaken of Swift's complete works in both verse and prose. The great editions of Swift by Herbert Davis and Harold Williams have remained standard for over half a century. We are all greatly indebted to them, but the time has come to replace or revise their texts and commentary in the light of subsequent historical, biographical and textual knowledge. Davis's sixteen-volume edition of the Prose Writings offered valuable introductions but no annotation. The commentary to his separate edition of The Drapier's Letters, and Williams's commentaries to the Poems and Journal to Stella, though excellent in their time, must now be supplemented by a considerable body of more recent scholarship. The Cambridge Edition's detailed introductions, notes and appendices aim to provide an informed understanding of Swift's place in the political and cultural history of England and Ireland, and to establish the historical, literary and bibliographical contexts of his immense achievement as a prose satirist, poet and political writer. The editors of individual volumes include distinguished historians, as well as leading scholars of eighteenth-century literature. For the Cambridge Edition, Swift's texts will be collate"--
 
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A journal of the plague year, being observations or memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, as well publick as private, which happened in London during the last Great Visitation in 1665
Alternative Names
Aitken, G. A.

Aitken, G. A. 1860-1917

Aitken, G. A. (George Atherton), 1860-1917

Aitken, George A.

Aitken, George A. 1860-1917

Aitken, George Atherton 1860-1917

Atherton Aitken, George 1860-1917

George Atherton Aitken British public servant and expert on the Queen Anne period of English literature

George Atherton Aitken Brits ambtenaar (1860-1917)

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English (370)

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A journal of the plague year, being observations or memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, as well publick as private, which happened in London during the last Great Visitation in 1665Moll Flanders