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Furbank, P. N. (Philip Nicholas) 1920-2014

Overview
Works: 269 works in 725 publications in 3 languages and 14,321 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Biography  Satire  Records and correspondence  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Reviews  Picaresque literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR6011.O58, 823.912
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Most widely held works about P. N Furbank
 
Most widely held works by P. N Furbank
E.M. Forster : a life by P. N Furbank( Book )
53 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comprehensive biograhpy of Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970), major British novelist and critic. Candid and fair, especially in the treatment of Forster's homosexuality
Diderot : a critical biography by P. N Furbank( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
And Schiller to Balzac, Stendhal, Heine, Marx, Freud, and Kafka. In this masterful biography, P.N. Furbank provides a probing yet sympathetic account of Diderot's life and a brilliant analysis of his work, drawing intriguing connections between many previously disjointed notions about the man and his achievement. The son of a cutler (though a hopeless craftsman himself), Denis Diderot rose, after an interestingly complicated youth, to become an intimate of all the
Selected letters of E.M. Forster by E. M Forster( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italo Svevo; the man and the writer by P. N Furbank( Book )
14 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biographical and critical analysis of Svevo's major writings
Mallarmé on fashion a translation of the fashion magazine, La dernière mode, with commentary by Stéphane Mallarmé( )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1874, Stephane Mallarme, the great French poet, undertook a highly idiosyncratic project--the publication of a fashion magazine called La Derniere Mode (The Latest Fashion)--that he almost single-handedly compiled. Using a variety of feminine and masculine pseudonyms to theorize about fashion and to advise on popular vacation destinations, home furnishings, and entertainment, Mallarmé created a spectacularly original work. The distinguishing feature of Mallarme's magazine is that it explores the nature of fashion from the inside. While it is a genuine fashion magazine, it also satirizes the entire genre. Various theories have been entertained about the work: it has been viewed as a prose poem, a hoax, and a cynical money-making venture. Furbank and Cain, however, argue that such guesses are hopelessly off the mark. Complete with the original artwork and a contextualizing introduction and commentary, this is the definitive translation of one of French literature's greatest enigmas
Samuel Butler, 1835-1902 by P. N Furbank( Book )
25 editions published between 1948 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens( Book )
27 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At The Center of Martin Chuzzlewit -- the novel Angus Wilson called "one of the most sheerly exciting of all Dickens stories"--Is Martin himself, very old, very rich, very much on his guard. What he suspects (with good reason) is that every one of Iris close and distant relations. now converging in droves on the country inn where they believe he is dying, will stop at nothing to become the inheritor of Iris great fortune. Having unjustly disinherited Iris grandson, young Martin, the old fellow now trusts no one but Mary Graham, the pretty girl hired as Iris companion. Though she has been made to understand she will not inherit a penny, she remains old Chuzzlewit's only ally. As the viperish relations and hangers-on close in on him, we meet some of Dickens's most marvelous characters -- among them Mr. Pecksniff (whose name has entered the language as a synonym for ultimate hypocrisy and self-importance); the fabulously evil Jonas Chuzzlewit; the strutting reptile Tigg Montague; and the ridiculous, terrible, comical Sairey Gamp. Reluctantly heading for America in search of opportunity, the penniless young Martin goes west, rides a riverboat, and is overtaken by bad company and mortal danger -- while the battle for his grandfather's gold reveals new depths of family treachery, cunning, and ruthlessness. And in scene after wonderful scene of conflict and suspense, of high excitement and fierce and hilarious satire, Dickens's huge saga of greed versus decency comes to its magnificent climax
The canonisation of Daniel Defoe by P. N Furbank( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is not a story and other stories by Denis Diderot( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tour through the whole island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1748. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LETTER VI. CONTAINING A Description of the greatest Part of the Principality of Wales. Thought I should not pay the Principality the Respect it so well deserves, if I did not begin a Letter with the Description of it; it being the Country of that brave People, who had an original Right to the whole Island, and made so noble a Stand in Defence of their Liberties and Independency; and, at last, rather than submit to a foreign Yoke, chose to be free in this remote and inaccessible Part of it. But here let me premise, that Wales is represented in the British Parliament by .24 Members. The Counties and Towns which return them will be particulariz'd in the general List, which I shall present you with at the End of my Tour thro' this Southern Part of the Island (a). The two first Counties which border West upon Monmouthshire are Brecknock and Glamorgan, and are ery mountainous on the East Side, which gives a (.} See at the Conclusion of Vol. III. Traveler Traveler a terrible Apprehension of the Country he is this way entering into, and an Expectation of meeting with nothing that is agreeable; but he is not long before he is undeceived, and finds the Reward of his Trouble. In that Part of Monmouthjhire which joins the two Counties, begins the Rising of the Hills. Kyrton-Beacon, Tumbcrlow, Blorench, Penvail, and Skirridan, are some of the Names of these horrid Mountains, and are all in this Shire; and I could not but fansy myself in View of Mount Brennus, Little-Barnard, and Great-Barnard, among the Æps. We now entered South Wales; which contains the Shires of Glamorgan, Brecknock, Radnor, Caermarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan. Brecknock/hire is a mere inland County, as Radnor is; the Englijh jestingly (and I think not very improperly) call it Break-neck-J
A political biography of Daniel Defoe by P. N Furbank( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Furbank and Owens attempt to disentangle the story of Daniel Defoe's political career, as journalist, polemicist, political theorist and secret agent. They argue that this remarkable career calls for a good deal of rethinking, not least because biography and bibliography are here inextricably intertwined
Unholy pleasure, or, The idea of social class by P. N Furbank( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prince's tale and other uncollected writings by E. M Forster( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical bibliography of Daniel Defoe by P. N Furbank( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Furbank and Owens's Critical Bibliography completes their project to reform the Defoe canon. It lists the works which they consider as certainly or probably by Defoe, clearly distinguishing these two categories
Reflections on the word "image" by P. N Furbank( Book )
7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maurice; a novel by E. M Forster( Book )
19 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of two young men in pre-World War I England who meet at Cambridge and fall in love and then must struggle with the moral standards of the time
Twentieth century poetry : critical essays and documents by Graham Martin( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A passage to India by E. M Forster( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Centering on an ambiguous incident between a young Englishwoman of uncertain stability and an Indian doctor eager to know his conquerors better, Forster's book explores, with unexampled profundity, both the historical chasm between races and the eternal one between individuals struggling to ease their isolation and make sense of their humanity
Behalf by P. N Furbank( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Furbank proceeds to consider the question of what it means to act "on behalf" of others. He notes that the apparent strength of "politics of the person"--The ground of feminist, black, and gay politics, with its insistence that everyone should speak with his or her own distinctive voice unmediated by representation or action on behalf of others - is its freedom from the taint of philanthropy. But he argues that this freedom comes at a high price, which is no less than that of involving the term "politics" in self-contradiction
Defoe de-attributions : a critique of J.R. Moore's Checklist by P. N Furbank( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Furbank, Nick 1920-2014
Furbank, P. N.
Furbank, P. N. 1920-
Furbank, P. N. (Philip Nicholas)
Furbank, Philip N.
Furbank, Philip Nicholas
Furbank, Philip Nicholas 1920-2014
Languages
English (246)
Spanish (9)
Italian (2)
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