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Phelps, William Lyon 1865-1943

Overview
Works: 519 works in 1,336 publications in 2 languages and 28,141 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Short stories  Tragedies (Drama)  Ghost stories  Outlines and syllabi  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator, Compiler, Speaker, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

22 editions published between 1923 and 1965 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
... The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

24 editions published between 1917 and 1965 in English and held by 1,392 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
Representative plays by J. M Barrie( Book )

7 editions published between 1922 and 2005 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on modern novelists by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

33 editions published between 1910 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 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)
The beginnings of the English romantic movement; a study in eighteenth century literature by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

44 editions published between 1893 and 2015 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1893 study of eighteenth-century English literature was the first major study of the early origins of the Romantic movement from 1700 to 1765. The author defines Romanticism, considers the literature and spirit of the age, and examines the revival of things past: the Gothic, chivalry, ballads, Northern mythology, Welsh poetry, as well as the works of Spenser and Milton
The advance of the English novel by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

46 editions published between 1916 and 2013 in English and held by 855 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 advance of English poetry in the twentieth century by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

44 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 836 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
Robert Browning : how to know him by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

40 editions published between 1915 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 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)
Howells, James, Bryant and other essays by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

16 editions published between 1924 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Russian novelists by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

41 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most important novelists of 19th-century Russian literature are each given their own essay in this collection
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 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: This century-old classic of sociology offers thousands of illustrations of the social, sexual, and religious customs of ancient Greece and Rome, Africa, Australia, Melanesia, Japan, China, India, as well as medieval Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and modern Western civilization in Europe and America. Subjects include labor, wealth, slavery, cannibalism, marriage, education, and many other absorbing topics
The Pulitzer prize plays, 1918-1934 by Kathryn Coe Cordell( Book )

11 editions published between 1935 and 1940 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendix: Idiot's delight
Essays on modern dramatists by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

15 editions published between 1921 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some makers of American literature by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

19 editions published between 1923 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Chapman by George Chapman( Book )

18 editions published between 1895 and 1904 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Browning by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

13 editions published between 1916 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human nature in the Bible by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

11 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures and confessions by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

5 editions published between 1926 and 1990 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on books by William Lyon Phelps( Book )

11 editions published between 1914 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 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
 
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Essays on Russian novelists
Alternative Names
Lyon Phelps, William 1865-1943

Phelps, W. Lyon.

Phelps, William L.

Phelps, William L. 1865-1943

William Lyon Phelps Amerikaans schrijver (1865-1943)

William Lyon Phelps amerikansk författare

William Lyon Phelps amerikansk skribent

William Lyon Phelps US-amerikanischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Hochschullehrer

William Phelps

ویلیام لیون فلپس نویسنده آمریکایی

Languages
English (504)

Italian (1)

Covers
The advance of English poetry in the twentieth centuryThe twentieth century theatre, observations on the contemporary English and American stageRobert Browning : how to know himEssays on Russian novelists