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Matthews, William 1905-1975

Overview
Works: 111 works in 753 publications in 1 language and 14,314 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Bibliography  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Naval history  Arthurian romances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: DA447.P4, 823.2
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Most widely held works about William Matthews
 
Most widely held works by William Matthews
The diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys( Book )

303 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The diary which Samuel Pepys kept from January 1660 to May 1669 ... is one of our greatest historical records and ... a major work of English literature," writes the renowned historian Paul Johnson. A witness to the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666, Pepys chronicled the events of his day. Originally written in a cryptic shorthand, Pepys's diary provides an astonishingly frank and diverting account of political intrigues and naval, church, and cultural affairs, as well as a quotidian journal of daily life in London during the Restoration."--Jacket
The diary of Samuel Pepys : a new and complete transcription by Samuel Pepys( Book )

in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ill-framed knight; a skeptical inquiry into the identity of Sir Thomas Malory by William Matthews( Book )

14 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval secular literature; four essays by William Matthews( Book )

21 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American diaries : an annotated bibliography of American diaries written prior to the year 1861 by William Matthews( Book )

36 editions published between 1945 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British diaries; an annotated bibliography of British diaries written between 1442 and 1942 by William Matthews( Book )

36 editions published between 1950 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British autobiographies; an annotated bibliography of British autobiographies published or written before 1951 by William Matthews( Book )

37 editions published between 1955 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American diaries in manuscript, 1580-1954; a descriptive bibliography by William Matthews( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Later medieval English prose by William Matthews( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers many little-known and obscure writers as well as those who have been popularized. Historical works, biographies, social writings and business documents are represented, together with extracts from translations of the Scriptures, devotional manuals and sermons, the works of mystics and religious controversialists, political and moral philosophers. And in addition to selections from allegories, short stories and romances, there are writings by natural scientists, travellers and literary critics. Each subject is prefaced with historical and critical information, and there is a comprehensive introduction and bibliography
Cockney past and present: a short history of the dialect of London by William Matthews( Book )

37 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<P>Although Cockney can be considered to be one of the most important non-standard forms of English, there had been little to no scholarly attention on the dialect prior to William Matthews's 1938 volume <I>Cockney Past and Present</I>. Matthews traced the course of the speech of London from the sixteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century by gathering information from many sources including plays, novels, music-hall songs, the comments of critics and the speech and recollections of living Cockneys. This book will be of interest to students of language and linguistics. </P>
Charles II's escape from Worcester : a collection of narratives by Samuel Pepys( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old and Middle English literature by William Matthews( Book )

10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caxton's Malory by Thomas Malory( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Arthur; a study of the alliterative "Morte Arthure." by William Matthews( Book )

17 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian diaries and autobiographies by William Matthews( Book )

11 editions published between 1950 and 1997 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography, biography, and the novel; papers read at a Clark Library seminar, May 13, 1972 by William Matthews( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tutor to Tachygraphy, or, Short-writing (1642) ; Tachygraphy (1647) by Thomas Shelton( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our soldiers speak, 1775-1918 by William Matthews( Book )

6 editions published between 1943 and 1992 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of Dudley Ryder, 1715-1716 by Dudley Ryder( Book )

5 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English pronunciation and shorthand in the early modern period by William Matthews( Book )

6 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Matthews, W.

Matthews, W. 1905-1975

Matthews, W. (William), 1905-1975

Languages
English (606)

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The diary of Samuel Pepys : a new and complete transcription