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Chambers, R. W. (Raymond Wilson) 1874-1942

Overview
Works: 350 works in 1,424 publications in 9 languages and 16,623 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Biography  Sources  Autographs  Rules  Literature  Drama  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Collector, Adapter
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Most widely held works by R. W Chambers
Thomas More by R. W Chambers( Book )

138 editions published between 1935 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Thomas More (/mr/; 7 February 1478 ? 6 July 1535), known to Roman Catholics as Saint Thomas More since 1935, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He was an important councilor to Henry VIII of England and was Lord Chancellor from October 1529 to 16 May 1532. He was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1935 as one of the early martyrs of the schism that separated the Church of England from Rome in the 16th century. In 2000, Pope John Paul II declared him patron of Catholic statesmen and politicians. More was an opponent of the Protestant Reformation, in particular of Martin Luther and William Tyndale. However, since 1980, he is also commemorated by the Church of England as a reformation martyr."--Wikipedia
Beowulf; an introduction to the study of the poem with a discussion of the stories of Offa and Finn by R. W Chambers( Book )

96 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great summary of Beowulf scholarship by R.W. Chambers
Man's unconquerable mind : studies of English writers, from Bede to A.E. Housman and W.P. Ker by R. W Chambers( Book )

50 editions published between 1939 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the continuity of English prose from Alfred to More and his school by R. W Chambers( Book )

60 editions published between 1932 and 1966 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf, with the Finnsburg fragment by Beowulf( Book )

85 editions published between 1914 and 2007 in English and English, Old and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing one of the earliest accounts of a dragon slaying, Beowulf is an epic Old English poem set in Scandinavia. The work is commonly referred to as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature. The poem tells the story of Beowulf, a hero of the Geats in Scandinavia, who comes to help King Hrothgar of the Danes, whose people have been attacked by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays the monster, Grendel's mother attacks the mead hall where the townspeople are hiding just before the hero kills her as well. Beowulf returns home to Geatland in Sweden and later becomes king. After 50 years, Beowulf partakes in an epic battle with a dragon that is threatening to destroy his kingdom and people. Beowulf is fatally wounded in the battle and later dies a hero, king and great monster slayer
Form and style in poetry; lectures and notes by W. P Ker( Book )

41 editions published between 1928 and 1986 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited by R.W. Chambers
Widsith; a study in old English heroic legend by R. W Chambers( Book )

31 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the few records of German heroic poetry, Widsith was found in the Exeter Book, a manuscript of Old English poetry compiled in the late tenth century. The tale, in which the wandering poet and narrator Widsith recounts his travels across northern Europe, is often seen as a catalogue of tribes, people and heroes who existed between the third and fifth centuries. Yet it is also, in Raymond Wilson Chambers' words, a rare and valuable 'record of lost heroic song'. Originally published in 1912, Chambers' study provides an introduction to the background of the German heroic tradition, as well as detailed analyses of specific aspects of Widsith, such as the metre, geography, and critical reception of the poem. This scholarly edition also includes an annotated version of the poem, and maps, as well as an appendix which will be valuable to students and scholars of Old English literature
The place of St. Thomas More in English literature and history, being a revision of a lecture delivered to the Thomas More Society by R. W Chambers( Book )

20 editions published between 1934 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of London English, 1384-1425 by R. W Chambers( Book )

37 editions published between 1 and 1976 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and death of Sr Thomas Moore, knight, sometymes lord high chancellor of England by Nicholas Harpsfield( Book )

40 editions published between 1929 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The continuity of English prose from Alfred to More and his school" (p.xlv-clxxiv) was also published separately, 1932. Includes index
New light on 'Piers Plowman' by Allan H Bright( Book )

12 editions published between 1928 and 1950 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Fifteenth-century courtesy book by R. W Chambers( Book )

48 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jacobean Shakespeare and Measure for measure by R. W Chambers( Book )

30 editions published between 1937 and 1978 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England before the Norman conquest by R. W Chambers( Book )

28 editions published between 1926 and 1970 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets and their critics: Langland and Milton by R. W Chambers( Book )

31 editions published between 1941 and 1978 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruskin (and others) on Byron by R. W Chambers( Book )

18 editions published between 1925 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's hand in the play of Sir Thomas More by Alfred W Pollard( Book )

5 editions published between 1923 and 1969 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1923, this book consists of a series of papers written by Pollard, W. W. Greg, E. Maunde Thompson, J. Dover Wilson, and R. W. Chambers, all advocates of the then newly-established New Bibliography. The book was assembled with the intention of strengthening the argument that three pages of Sir Thomas More in the Harleian Manuscript at the British Museum were written in Shakespeare's own hand. The well-established scholars examine the case from several different angles, considering the handwriting in comparison to the known versions of Shakespeare's signature, the bibliographical links between these three pages and the 'good' quartos, and the content of the pages in relation to political ideas expressed elsewhere in Shakespeare. The volume also includes plates of Shakespeare's signatures, analysis of individual letter shapes and parts of the manuscript, and a special transcript of the pages in question
The saga and the myth of Sir Thomas More by R. W Chambers( Book )

30 editions published between 1926 and 1977 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Lear. The first W.P. Ker memorial lecture delivered in the University of Glasgow, 27th November, 1939 by R. W Chambers( Book )

21 editions published between 1940 and 1985 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Widsith; a study in old English heroic legend
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Widsith; a study in old English heroic legendA Fifteenth-century courtesy book
Alternative Names
Chambers R. W.

Chambers, R. W. 1874-1942

Chambers, Raymond W.

Chambers, Raymond Wilson

Chambers, Raymond Wilson 1874-1942

Raymond Wilson Chambers British writer

Raymond Wilson Chambers englischer Schriftsteller

Raymond Wilson Chambers escritor británico

Wilson Chambers, Raymond 1874-1942

チェンバーズ, R. W

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