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Davison, Peter 1926-

Works: 142 works in 944 publications in 2 languages and 15,631 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Political fiction  History  Science fiction  Historical drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Dystopian fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Author, Commentator for written text, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator, Translator, Annotator, wpr, wst, Creator
Classifications: PR6029.R8, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Peter Davison
Most widely held works by Peter Davison
Diaries by George Orwell( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Orwell was an inveterate keeper of diaries. Eleven diaries are presented here covering the period 1931-1949 from his early years as a writer up to his last literary notebook
A life in letters by George Orwell( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Appearing for the first time in one volume, these trenchant letters tell the eloquent narrative of Orwell's life in his own words. From his school days to his tragic early death, George Orwell, who never wrote an autobiography, chronicled the dramatic events of his turbulent life in a profusion of powerful letters. Indeed, one of the twentieth century's most revered icons was a lively, prolific correspondent who developed in rich, nuanced dispatches the ideas that would influence generations of writers and intellectuals. This historic work--never before published in America and featuring many previously unseen letters--presents an account of Orwell's interior life as personal and absorbing as readers may ever see. Over the course of a lifetime, Orwell corresponded with hundreds of people, including many distinguished political and artistic figures. Witty, personal, and profound, the letters tell the story of Orwell's passionate first love that ended in devastation and explains how young Eric Arthur Blair chose the pseudonym "George Orwell." In missives to luminaries such as T.S. Eliot, Stephen Spender, Arthur Koestler, Cyril Connolly, and Henry Miller, he spells out his literary and philosophical beliefs. Readers will encounter Orwell's thoughts on matters both quotidian (poltergeists and the art of playing croquet) and historical--including his illuminating descriptions of war-shattered Barcelona and pronouncements on bayonets and the immanent cruelty of chaining German prisoners ... Meticulously edited and fully annotated by Peter Davison, the world's preeminent Orwell scholar, the volume presents Orwell "in all his varieties" and his relationships with those most close to him, especially his first wife, Eileen. Combined with rare photographs and hand-drawn illustrations, George Orwell: A Life in Letters offers "everything a reader new to Orwell needs to know ... and a great deal that diehard fans will be enchanted to have" (New Statesmen)."--Publisher's description
George Orwell : a literary life by Peter Davison( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of author George Orwell focusing on the people, readings and circumstances that influenced him and looking at his relationship with publishers and editors, with a detailed chronology of his life
The first part of King Henry IV by William Shakespeare( Book )

62 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This updated edition offers a theatrical perspective on the origins of Shakespeare's The First Part of King Henry IV and the history of its interpretation. The introduction clarifies the play's surprising, de-centred dramatic structure, questioning the dominant assumption that the drama focuses on the education of Prince Hal. It calls attention to the effects of civil war upon a broad range of relationships. Falstaff's unpredictable vitality is explored, together with important contemporary values of honour, friendship, festivity and reformation." "Lexical glosses of obscure, ambiguous or archaic meanings make the rich wordplay accessible. The notes also provide a thorough commentary on Shakespeare's transformation of his sources (particularly Holinshed's Chronicles) and suggest alternative stagings. This updated edition contains a new introductory section by Katharine A. Craik, which describes recent stage, film and critical interpretations, and an updated reading list."--Jacket
Contemporary drama and the popular dramatic tradition in England by Peter Davison( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen eighty-four : a novel by George Orwell( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Nineteen eighty-four", one of the 20th century's great myth-makers George Orwell takes a cold look at the future
The Book encompassed : studies in twentieth-century bibliography by Peter Davison( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and German and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The techniques and approaches fostered in the first half of this century by what was called the 'New Bibliography' have spread throughout the world, developing and expanding in association with bodies such as the Bibliographical Society. The essays specially commissioned for this book take 'New Bibliography' into the twenty-first century. They survey bibliographic and textual studies in some thirty fields, and include discussions of major issues and developments. Areas covered include manuscript studies and the analysis of handwriting; the physical characteristics of the book - its paper, type, and binding; enumerative and descriptive bibliography: incunabula, cartography, book illustration, book catalogues, and the Stationers' Company; bibliographical developments in the history of science, and in many countries - France, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the British provincial book trade, Japan and the Orient, Australia and New Zealand; developments in the theory and practice of editing texts (including biblical texts); the history of the book; and the implications of the computer for bibliography. An important feature of these essays is that each makes proposals for future research, ensuring the vitality of bibliography in the next half-century. Appearing at the time of the Bibliographical Society's centenary, the collection provides a landmark, taking stock of developments in what has become a vast and vital area of study, and mapping out its future parameters
Popular appeal in English drama to 1850 by Peter Davison( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Richard the Third by William Shakespeare( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare's Richard III presents difficult textual problems. There are some 2,000 verbal differences between the text of the first quarto (1597) and the version in the First Folio (1623). Although the narrative of the two plays is virtually identical, each has lines which are not found in the other, parts of the play are arranged differently and the quarto deploys fewer characters." "In the past editors have based an analysis of the quarto text on its conjectural relationship with the Folio. In this edition Peter Davison examines every quarto reading to establish a presumption of originality. He proposes that Shakespeare's company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, used a memorially reconstructed text of Richard III during a touring performance of the play, and that text provided the manuscript for the 1597 quarto. A lengthy introduction sets out the problem and the proposed solution. The text of the quarto is accompanied by a collation of variant readings and substantial textual notes." "An important element of this edition is the history of what happened to the text on tour. Using examples of touring practice of the past 400 years, the introduction shows how the actors' involvement helped to produce the text we have."--Jacket
Othello by Peter Davison( Book )

15 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even productions of Othello based on very different conceptions of the play can prove successful ad deeply moving. Among critics, however, Othello has roused furous critical disagreement, remarkable for the degree of animosity exposed. After an Introduction in which the problems of analysing this play are outlined, Peter Davison considers six critical approaches to Othello Genre, Historical and Social, Dramatic Convention and Decorum, Character and Psychological, the Play as Dramatic Poem, and Archetypal Criticism. In the second part of this study, Professor Davison offers his own, contextual approach. He takes into account the historical and social context in which the play was written, the context of the play in performance, and the context in which contemporary audiences see and read Othello. He also provides a guide for further reading
Nineteen eighty-four : the facsimile of the extant manuscript by George Orwell( Book )

19 editions published between 1949 and 1984 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sombere schildering van het leven in een totalitaire wereld
Hamlet by Peter Davison( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character of Hamlet - Comedy of Hamlet - Relevance - Performance - Globe and Garrick versions - Olivier film, 1948 - Guilgud and Burton, 1934 and 1964 - Royal Shakespeare Company, 1965
The Dutch courtesan by John Marston( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play tells the story of two friends, the relaxed, pleasure-loving Freevill and the repressed Puritan Malheureux, and the turbulent relationship that both have with the passionate Dutch courtesan Franceschina. It explores the nature of human desire and the problems involved with trying to lead a "good," moral life when sexuality is so fundamentally a part of man's nature
Sheridan : comedies : The rivals, A trip to Scarborough, the school for scandal, the critic : a casebook by Peter Davison( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature and society( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass media and mass communication( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fair maid of the exchange : 1607 by Thomas Heywood( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and changing civilization( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and social life( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and mass culture( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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George Orwell : a literary life
A life in lettersGeorge Orwell : a literary lifeThe first part of King Henry IVNineteen eighty-four : a novelThe Book encompassed : studies in twentieth-century bibliographyThe tragedy of Richard the ThirdOthelloSheridan : comedies : The rivals, A trip to Scarborough, the school for scandal, the critic : a casebook
Alternative Names
Davison, P.H.

Davison, P.H. 1926-

Davison, P. H. (Peter Hobley)

Davison, P.H. (Peter Hobley), 1926-

Davison, Peter.

Davison, Peter 1926-

Davison, Peter H.

Davison, Peter H. 1926-

Davison, Peter Hobley

Davison, Peter Hobley 1926-

Hobley Davison, Peter 1926-

Питер Дэвисон

デイヴィソン, ピーター

ピーター・デイヴィソン イギリスの大学教授

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