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Phelps, William Lyon 1865-1943

Overview
Works: 560 works in 1,464 publications in 2 languages and 28,134 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Biography  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Personal correspondence  Outlines and syllabi  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Speaker, Commentator, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

24 editions published between 1917 and 1965 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lear, the King of Britain, has three daughters. Wishing to ease himself of the burden of rule, he determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

25 editions published between 1923 and 1965 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic University of America Speech and Drama Department, Rev. Gilbert V. Hartke, O.P., head, presents "The Merchant of Venice," by William Shakespeare, directed by William H. Graham, setting and lighting by James D. Waring, costumes designed by Joseph Lewis, costumes executed by Ann Tacik
Essays on modern novelists by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

37 editions published between 1910 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1910 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Essays on Modern Novelists' is a collection of essays of notable modern novelists, including Thomas Hardy, Mark Twain, and Robert Louis Stevenson. William Lyon Phelps was born on 2nd January 1865, in New Haven, Conneticut, United States. Phelps earned a B.A. in 1887, writing his thesis on the Idealism of George Berkeley. He then gained an M.A. in 1891 from Yale and his PhD from Harvard in the same year. During his time a Yale, he offered a course in modern novels which brought the university considerable attention both nationally and internationally. Phelps published many essays on modern and European literature, including titles such as 'Essays on Modern Novelists' (1910), 'Some Makers of American Literature' (1923), and 'As I Like it' (1923)
Essays on Russian novelists by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

43 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book of literary criticism contains essays on Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Gorky, Chekhov and other Russian writers
Representative plays by J. M Barrie( Book )

10 editions published between 1922 and 2005 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Browning : how to know him by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

41 editions published between 1915 and 2016 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Robert Browning: How to Know Him' is a biography of the life of this English poet and playwright. William Lyon Phelps was born on 2nd January 1865, in New Haven, Conneticut, United States. Phelps earned a B.A. in 1887, writing his thesis on the Idealism of George Berkeley. He then gained an M.A. in 1891 from Yale and his PhD from Harvard in the same year. During his time a Yale, he offered a course in modern novels which brought the university considerable attention both nationally and internationally. Phelps published many essays on modern and European literature, including titles such as 'Essays on Modern Novelists' (1910), 'Some Makers of American Literature' (1923), and 'As I Like it' (1923)
The advance of the English novel by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

52 editions published between 1916 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scholarly review of the beginning, development, and current status of fiction, this conversational 1916 book spans two centuries of literary development. Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, the eighteenth century, and the Romantic Revival are all discussed here, as well as the Victorians with emphasis on contemporary artists such as Meredith, Conrad, Hardy, Galsworthy, Henry James, and other twentieth-century British and American novelists
The beginnings of the English romantic movement : a study in eighteenth century literature by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

40 editions published between 1893 and 1983 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the origins of English Romanticism. Even though it was a radical new style, it was undoubtedly influenced by the art and history that preceded it. The strength of this critical study is that the author is able to highlight the extent to which Romantic poets were informed by the work of previous generations while also giving their spirit of invention its due credit
The advance of English poetry in the twentieth century by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

46 editions published between 1916 and 2018 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twentieth century theatre, observations on the contemporary English and American stage by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

32 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This little book contains a discussion, with sufficient corroborative figures and specific illustrations, of some of the conditions and tendencies of the English and American stage of 1900-1918"--The Preface
Folkways : a study of the sociological importance of usages, manners, customs, mores, and morals by William Graham Sumner( Book )

8 editions published between 1940 and 1968 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"List of books cited": pages 655-670
Howells, James, Bryant and other essays by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

17 editions published between 1924 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on modern dramatists by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

18 editions published between 1921 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pulitzer prize plays, 1918-1934 by Kathryn Coe Cordell( Book )

12 editions published between 1935 and 1940 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendix: Idiot's delight
Some makers of American literature by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

21 editions published between 1923 and 1978 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Browning by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

19 editions published between 1916 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on books by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

14 editions published between 1914 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1922 volume offers a collection of essays by Yale literature professor William Lyon Phelps, with insights on Austen's work
Human nature in the Bible by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

12 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures and confessions by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

5 editions published between 1926 and 1990 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

4 editions published in 1918 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordered south (1874)--On the enjoyment of unpleasant places (1874)--Walking tours (1876)--Virginibus puerisque.--An apologyfor idlers (1877)--Æs triplex (1878)--Walt WHitman (1878)--Crabbed age and youth (1878)--Henry David Thoreau (1880)--Samuel Pepys(1881)--Talk and talkers (1882)--A gossip of romance (1882)--The character of dogs (18883)--A note on realism (1883)--A humble remonstrance (1884)--Old mortality (1884)--The manse (1887)--A college magazine (1887)--Books which have influenced me (1887)--The latern bearers (1888)--Pulvis et umbra (1888)
 
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Representative playsRobert Browning : how to know himThe advance of English poetry in the twentieth centuryThe twentieth century theatre, observations on the contemporary English and American stage
Alternative Names
Lyon Phelps, William 1865-1943

Phelps, W. Lyon.

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Phelps, William L.

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William Lyon Phelps Amerikaans schrijver (1865-1943)

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Languages
English (519)

Italian (1)