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Aldridge, Alfred Owen 1915-2005

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Works: 112 works in 364 publications in 3 languages and 13,376 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  History  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Alfred Owen Aldridge
 
Most widely held works by Alfred Owen Aldridge
Voltaire and the century of light by Alfred Owen Aldridge( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking an approach different from (hat of earlier biographers, A. Owen Aldridge examines Voltaire's literary and intellectual career chronologically, using the methods both of comparative literature and of the history of ideas. The resulting biography portrays a fascinating personality as well as a great writer and thinker. Voltaire is revealed not only through his correspondence, here extensively quoted, but through the statements others made about him in anecdotes, memoirs, and other contemporary documents. New information is introduced regarding Voltaire's sojourn in England, his later relations with English men of letters, his domestic turmoils at the court of Frederick the Great, and his contact with French contemporaries such as Montesquieu and Diderot. For the first time in any biography, attention is given to Voltaire's extensive knowledge of Spanish literature and its influence on his own work, particularly Candide. Voltaire is portrayed as a conscious participant in the Enlightenment. In his early years he was interested primarily in aesthetics and abstract philosophy; later, he passionately dedicated himself to humanitarian causes with ideological implications. Professor Aldridge brings forward evidence pointing to the contrast between these two periods in Voltaire's life. Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Early American literature : a comparatist approach by Alfred Owen Aldridge( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A. Owen Aldridge shows that early American literature is not an isolated phenomenon, but one affected by the same influences which operated upon other literatures of the period. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vas
Man of reason, the life of Thomas Paine by Alfred Owen Aldridge( Book )

43 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Paine stands out in the literature and history of the eighteenth century as one of the luminaries of both the American and the French revolutions. He served in America as a soldier, diplomat and journalist; in France, as a legislator and constitution-maker; then became in both countries, as well as in his native England, a symbol of the rights of man and the struggle for democracy. In a third great revolution -- that in the realm of theology -- he became the most notorious champion of deism the world has ever known and is still a symbol of the rationalistic spirit of his age. - Introduction
Benjamin Franklin, philosopher & man by Alfred Owen Aldridge( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on Franklin, the man
Franklin and his French contemporaries by Alfred Owen Aldridge( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 1976 in English and French and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative literature: matter and method by Alfred Owen Aldridge( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Edwards by Alfred Owen Aldridge( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Franklin and nature's God by Alfred Owen Aldridge( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book grew out of a lecture which I gave several years ago at the University of Georgia under the auspices of the philosophy department and more recently at the University of California in Berkeley under the auspices of the history department
The Ibero-American enlightenment by Alfred Owen Aldridge( Book )

14 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Paine's American ideology by Alfred Owen Aldridge( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deism, Masonry, and the Enlightenment : essays honoring Alfred Owen Aldridge by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dragon and the eagle : the presence of China in the American enlightenment by Alfred Owen Aldridge( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Previous scholarship held that the image of China did not penetrate North America until after trade was established between Canton and the East Coast in 1784. In The Dragon and the Eagle, A. Owen Aldridge reveals that a lively curiosity about oriental culture existed before the middle of the eighteenth century, and that a good deal of information about it was available even during the War for Independence."--BOOK JACKET. "Aldridge surveys attitudes and opinions about all aspects of Chinese life and culture expressed in American fiction, history, travel accounts, sermons, poetry, essays, correspondence, memoirs, and references in periodicals. He indicates that between 1760 and 1825 several entire books about China were published in America, together with a host of short pieces in newspapers and magazines. By the end of the eighteenth century, practically every idea or element of concrete information about China in print in London or Paris had reappeared in some form or another in the United States."--BOOK JACKET. "The history of these initial dealings shows in many ways a clash of contrasting cultures. This book uncovers some extraordinary instances of the relationship: Benjamin Franklin at the age of thirty-two publishing in his Philadelphia newspaper an analysis of the thought of Confucius; Thomas Jefferson including a Chinese novel on a reading list of 200 books for his brother-in-law; Thomas Paine comparing Confucius and Christ as great moral teachers; Philip Freneau composing a poem hailing the first voyage of an American vessel to the Far East; the American Philosophical Society enquiring into the contents of a Chinese book unearthed in the midst of a camp of American Indians in Pennsylvania; and a shocked American sea captain viewing the corpses of Eurasian babies floating down the river in Canton."--BOOK JACKET. "Aldridge confines his remarks to literary and intellectual texts before the eighteenth century and emphasizes authors in English who have been previously neglected. A bibliography of American imprints referring to China, 1760 to 1826, appears in the appendix."--BOOK JACKET
The reemergence of world literature : a study of Asia and the West by Alfred Owen Aldridge( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crosscurrents in the literatures of Asia and the West : essays in honor of A. Owen Aldridge( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume provide a straightforward approach to East-West literary relationships, in contrast to the marginalized and Eurocentric perspectives that still dominate mainstream comparative literature
Aesthetics and the literature of ideas : essays in honor of A. Owen Aldridge( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative literary history as discourse : in honor of Anna Balakian by Mario J Valdés( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and French and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai sur les personnages des Liaisons dangereuses en tant que types littéraires by Alfred Owen Aldridge( Book )

7 editions published in 1960 in French and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaftesbury and the deist manifesto by Alfred Owen Aldridge( Book )

11 editions published in 1951 in English and German and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Franklin, anecdotes and eulogies : adapted from Franklin and his French contemporaries by Alfred Owen Aldridge( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Crosscurrents in the literatures of Asia and the West : essays in honor of A. Owen Aldridge
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Owen Aldridge, Alfred 1915-2005

オールドリッジ, A. O

オールドリッジ, アルフレッド・オーエン

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English (230)

French (14)

German (1)

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