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Chapman, R. W. (Robert William) 1881-1960

Overview
Works: 249 works in 952 publications in 1 language and 17,598 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Chronology  Satire  History  Psychological fiction  Manuscripts 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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posthumous Publications by R. W Chapman, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by R. W Chapman
The novels of Jane Austen : the text based on collation of the early editions by Jane Austen ( Book )
129 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This set provides the definitive text of Austen's six great comic masterpieces and her minor works (the latter include three high-spirited efforts written at about age fifteen; a charming fragment, The Watsons , which has been thought to be a sketch for Emma ; and a tantalizing fragment, Sanditon , written in the last year of her life). All six volumes feature splendid early 19th-century illustrations as well as Chapman's detailed explanatory notes. Chapman has collated all the editions published in the author's lifetime and previously unpublished manuscripts, establishing an authoritative text that retains the punctuation, the spelling, and division into volumes of the originals. In addition, at the end of each work he supplies notes on textual matters and appendixes on such matters as the modes of address, or characters, or carriages and travel, as these seem warranted by the text. - Publisher
Annals of English literature, 1475-1950; the principal publications of each year, together with an alphabetical index of authors with their works ( Book )
5 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane Austen; facts and problems by R. W Chapman ( Book )
22 editions published between 1948 and 1970 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johnson's Journey to the western islands of Scotland; and Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL. D by Samuel Johnson ( Book )
40 editions published between 1924 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane Austen; a critical bibliography by R. W Chapman ( Book )
13 editions published between 1953 and 1969 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoir of Jane Austen by James Edward Austen-Leigh ( Book )
19 editions published between 1926 and 1992 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published in 1870, this was the first full-length biography of Jane Austen. Written by her nephew, it is filled with loving family remembrances as well as details of social and domestic life in rural England. Austen-Leigh's biography is the most influential source on Austen scholarship outside of Austen's own writings
Life of Johnson by James Boswell ( Book )
13 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Engelse dichter, essayist, lexicograaf en romancier Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Minor works by Jane Austen ( Book )
25 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gathers juvenilea, sketches, comic verses, and three prayers written by the eighteenth-century English author
The portrait of a scholar, and other essays written in Macedonia, 1916-1918 by R. W Chapman ( Book )
11 editions published between 1920 and 1968 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johnsonian and other essays and reviews by R. W Chapman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1953 and 1971 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane Austen's letters by Jane Austen ( Book )
22 editions published between 1932 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane Austen's letters afford a unique insight into the daily life of the novelist: intimate and gossipy, observant and informative, they bring alive her family and friends, her surroundings and contemporary events with a freshness unparalleled in modern biographies. Above all we recognize the unmistakable voice of the author of Pride and Prejudice, witty and amusing as she describes the social life of town and country, thoughtful and constructive when writing about the business of literary composition. R.W. Chapman's ground-breaking edition of the collected Letters first appeared in 1932, and a second edition followed twenty years later. For this third edition Deirdre Le Faye has added new material that has come to light since 1952, and re-ordered the letters into their correct chronological sequence. She has provided discreet and full annotation to each letter, including its provenance, and information on the watermarks, postmarks and other physical details of the manuscripts, together with new biographical, topographical and general indexes
Letters, 1796-1817 by Jane Austen ( Book )
13 editions published between 1955 and 1975 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen ( Book )
8 editions published between 1911 and 1988 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sense and Sensibility centers on the sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, who are forced to leave their home with their mother and younger sister, Margaret, and move in reduced circumstances to the west of England. Elinor, the sensible sister, and Marianne, the overimaginative romantic, must rely on a good marriage as a means of support. As their excellent schemes are intruded upon, Austen subtly explores the marriage game of her times, as both sense and sensibility affect the sisters' chances of happiness and comfort
Northanger Abbey; and, Persuasion by Jane Austen ( Book )
12 editions published between 1926 and 2008 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Decrepit castles, locked rooms, mysterious chests, cryptic notes, and tyrannical fathers all figure into Northanger Abbey, but with a decidedly satirical twist. PERSUASION: Long ago, she let the love of her life get away. In this case, she had allowed herself to be persuaded by a trusted family friend that the young man she loved wasn't an adequate match, social stationwise, and that Anne could do better. The novel opens some seven years after Anne sent her beau packing, and she's still alone
Selected letters, 1796-1817 by Jane Austen ( Book )
6 editions published between 1955 and 1986 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emma by Jane Austen ( Book )
9 editions published between 1923 and 2008 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Austen only completed six novels in her lifetime, of which five feature young women whose chances for making a good marriage depend greatly on financial issues, and whose prospects if they fail are rather grim. Emma is the exception: "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her."
Lady Susan by Jane Austen ( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Lady Susan was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed. An epistolary novel in 18th century style, it tells the story of the recently-widowed Lady Susan Vernon, intelligent but highly manipulative, who is intent on gaining financially secure relationships for herself and her wayward but shy teenage daughter Frederica"--Cover
Johnson: prose & poetry, with Boswell's character, Macaulay's life and Raleigh's essay by Samuel Johnson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1922 and 1967 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anglo-American literary relations by George Stuart Gordon ( Book )
4 editions published between 1942 and 1969 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume the first by Jane Austen ( Book )
9 editions published between 1925 and 1985 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chapman, R. W.
Chapman, R. W. 1881-1960
Chapman, R. W. (Robert William), 1881-1960
Chapman, R. W. Sir
Chapman, Robert William
Chapman, Robert William 1881-1960
Chapman, Robert William 1881-1960 Sir
Chapman, Robert William, Sir, 1881-1960
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