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Chapman, R. W. (Robert William) 1881-1960

Works: 289 works in 1,681 publications in 3 languages and 18,965 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Novels  Satire  Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Annotator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor, ed
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works by R. W Chapman
The novels of Jane Austen : the text based on collation of the early editions by Jane Austen( Book )

86 editions published between 1923 and 1988 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set provides the definitive text of Austen's six great comic masterpieces and her minor works (the latter include three high-spirited efforts written at about age fifteen; a charming fragment, The Watsons , which has been thought to be a sketch for Emma ; and a tantalizing fragment, Sanditon , written in the last year of her life). All six volumes feature splendid early 19th-century illustrations as well as Chapman's detailed explanatory notes. Chapman has collated all the editions published in the author's lifetime and previously unpublished manuscripts, establishing an authoritative text that retains the punctuation, the spelling, and division into volumes of the originals. In addition, at the end of each work he supplies notes on textual matters and appendixes on such matters as the modes of address, or characters, or carriages and travel, as these seem warranted by the text. - Publisher
Annals of English literature, 1475-1950; the principal publications of each year, together with an alphabetical index of authors with their works by J. C Ghosh( Book )

12 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen; facts and problems by R. W Chapman( Book )

65 editions published between 1948 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey to the western islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson( Book )

108 editions published between 1775 and 1979 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of the eighteenth century's preeminent writers spent the autumn of 1773 touring Scotland together. Being literary gentlemen, they took extensive notes. Five years away from producing his famous dictionary, Samuel Johnson hoped to encounter romantic wilderness scenes by "going where nobody goes and seeing what nobody sees." James Boswell, Johnson's biographer, reveled in the opportunity to visit his native country in the company of his mentor Their respective accounts of their sojourn offer not only a taste of travel writing at its finest but also fascinating insights into a celebrated literary friendship
Minor works by Jane Austen( Book )

106 editions published between 1907 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Intelex Past Masters Women Writers database The Complete Works and Letters of Jane Austen is the complete electronic edition of her novels, juvenilia, verses, fragments, and nonfiction, edited by R.W. Chapman. The databases contains the complete letters of Jane Austen, edited by Deirdre le Faye. It also includes A Memoir of Jane Austen, and other family recollections by J.E. Austen-Leigh, edited with an introduction and notes by Kathryn Sutherland. All texts were published by Oxford University Press
Letters, 1796-1817 by Jane Austen( Book )

42 editions published between 1955 and 1991 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of Jane Austen by James Edward Austen-Leigh( Book )

39 editions published between 1926 and 1992 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Edward Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his aunt Jane Austen was published in 1870, over fifty years after her death. Together with the shorter recollections of James Edward's two sisters, Anna Lefroy and Caroline Austen, the Memoir remains the prime authority for her life and continues to inform all subsequent accounts. These are family memories, the record of Jane Austen's life shaped and limited by the loyalties, reserve, and affection of nieces and nephew recovering in old age the outlines of the young aunt they had each known. They still remembered the shape of her bonnet and the tone of her voice, and their first-hand accounts bring her vividly before us. Their declared partiality also raised fascinating issues concerning biographical truth, and the terms in which all biography functions." "This edition brings together for the first time these three memoirs, and also includes Jane's brother Henry Austen's 'Biographical Notice' of 1818 and his lesser known 'Memoir' of 1833, making the collection a unique biographical record."--Jacket
Life of Johnson by James Boswell( Book )

32 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse dichter, essayist, lexicograaf en romancier Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Johnsonian and other essays and reviews by R. W Chapman( Book )

15 editions published between 1953 and 1971 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novels of Jane Austen : the text based on collation of the early editions by Jane Austen( Book )

48 editions published between 1923 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novels of Jane Austen.-v.4
The portrait of a scholar, and other essays written in Macedonia, 1916-1918 by R. W Chapman( Book )

19 editions published between 1920 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen's letters by Jane Austen( Book )

46 editions published between 1932 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen's letters afford a unique insight into the daily life of the novelist. They are intimate and gossipy, observant and informative, they bring alive her family and friends, her surroundings and contemporary events
Johnson: prose & poetry, with Boswell's character, Macaulay's life and Raleigh's essay by Samuel Johnson( Book )

40 editions published between 1922 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over sixty-five representative selections
Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; Sanditon by Jane Austen( Book )

13 editions published between 1925 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lady Susan was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed. An epistolary novel in 18th century style, it tells the story of the recently-widowed Lady Susan Vernon, intelligent but highly manipulative, who is intent on gaining financially secure relationships for herself and her wayward but shy teenage daughter Frederica"--Cover
Juvenilia by Jane Austen( Book )

15 editions published between 1925 and 1985 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen's remarkable juvenilia date from 1787, when she was eleven, to 1793, when she was seventeen. She preserved these early writings in three manuscript notebooks, entitled 'Volume the first', 'Volume the second' and 'Volume the third'. Most of the twenty-seven items in these notebooks are short fictions, but the young Austen also wrote the opening of what could have become a full-length novel, 'Catharine', as well as dramatic sketches, verses and a few non-fictional pieces. Astonishingly sophisticated and inventive, these writings, with their anarchic energy, violence and irreverence, are now receiving the scholarly attention they deserve. This edition provides a fresh transcription of Austen's manuscripts, with comprehensive explanatory notes, an extensive critical introduction covering the context and publication history of the juvenilia, a chronology of Austen's life, and an authoritative textual apparatus. It also prints, for the first time, the copious satirical marginalia that Austen wrote on her copies of Oliver Goldsmith's History of England.--Book jacket
Selections by Samuel Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen( Book )

6 editions published between 1923 and 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early nineteenth-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the suit of a snobbish gentleman, as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters
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Chapman, R. W.

Chapman, R. W. 1881-1960

Chapman, R. W. Sir

Chapman, Robert W.

Chapman, Robert William

Chapman, Robert William 1881-1960

Chapman, Robert William 1881-1960 Sir

Chapman, Robert William, Sir, 1881-1960

R. W. Chapman

Robert William Chapman British scholar

Robert William Chapman englischer Literat und Herausgeber

English (693)

Spanish (1)

German (1)

Minor worksLetters, 1796-1817Life of JohnsonThe novels of Jane Austen : the text based on collation of the early editionsJane Austen's lettersJuvenilia