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Kinsley, James

Works: 141 works in 829 publications in 3 languages and 20,769 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Psychological fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Love stories  Young adult works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Other, Compiler, ed, Author of introduction, Adapter
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works by James Kinsley
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen ( )
66 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighborhood, the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down. Pride encounters prejudice, upward-mobility confronts social disdain, and quick-wittedness challenges sagacity, as misconceptions and hasty judgements lead to heartache and scandal, but eventually to true understanding, self-knowledge, and love. In this supremely satisfying story, Jane Austen balances comedy with seriousness, and witty observation with profound insight. This new edition includes a new introduction, updated notes, and new appendices on social rank and dancing in 19th-century England. - Publisher
The Oxford book of ballads; newly selected and edited by James Kinsley ( Book )
39 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems and songs of Robert Burns by Robert Burns ( Book )
57 editions published between 1625 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most lauded poet of Scotland, Burns had a love of his nation's songs, like Auld Lang Syne, which has been infectious ever since the world over. The musical highland dialect in the 557 works is translated in a glossary of over 1,900 words and phrases
Emma by Jane Austen ( Book )
55 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emma (1816) is Jane Austen's most characteristic work. Convinced that she understands the world, Emma rules over her invalid father and the small social circle of Highbury with well-meaning tyranny. But she is highly fallible where love is concerned, and her failings there cause many misunderstandings - as well as giving the reader much enjoyment as order is restored. In her new introduction to this edition Terry Castle examines the pleasure given by Emma's reassuringly stable world and by its comedy, and examines the relationships, imagery, and continuing power of Austen's perhaps greatest novel
Dryden: the critical heritage by James Kinsley ( Book )
10 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents various critiques and responses to a writer's work. This volume focuses on the work of English poet John Dryden (1631-1700)
The poems and fables of John Dryden by John Dryden ( Book )
49 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pickwick papers by Charles Dickens ( Book )
35 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pickwick Papers was Dicken's response to his publisher's request for a monthly series of sporting sketches. It became the most famous of all pre-Victorian novels. The central characters, Mr Pickwick and Sam Weller, are as familiar today as they became on publication, and there are over a hundred other speaking parts. The action is set in the late Georgian perid of the writer's earliest youth, drawing on experience and acute observation ranging from the unreformed election at Eatanswill to the horrors of the debtors' prison. Brilliantly comic, it also exposes social and especially legal abuses, as in the notorious trail of Bardell v. Picwick. Dicken's satire is both topical and timeless."--Cover, p. 4
Poems by William Dunbar ( Book )
40 editions published between 1958 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mansfield park by Jane Austen ( Book )
38 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy relations at Mansfield Park she seems shy and withdrawn beside her witty and vivacious cousins. But Fanny's steadfast and purposeful character makes her an indispensable part of the household. As the others become entangled in a maze of flirtation and intrigue, it is only Fanny whose deep but secret love for Edmund Bertram remains true despite his fascination with her brilliant but frivolous cousin Mary
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen ( )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and three daughters (Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret) in straitened circumstances. They are taken in by a kindly cousin, but their lack of fortune affects the marriageability of both practical Elinor and romantic Marianne. When Elinor forms an attachment for the wealthy Edward Ferrars, his family disapproves and separates them. And though Mrs. Jennings tries to match the worthy (and rich) Colonel Brandon to her, Marianne finds the dashing and fiery Willoughby more to her taste. Both relationships are sorely tried. But this is a romance, and through the hardships and heartbreak, true love and a happy ending will find their way for both the sister who is all sense and the one who is all sensibility. - Publisher
Poems of John Dryden by John Dryden ( Book )
24 editions published between 1958 and 1970 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen ( Book )
22 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane Austen's first published novel, Sense and Sensibility is a wonderfully entertaining tale of flirtation and folly that revolves around two starkly different sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. While Elinor is thoughtful, considerate, and calm, her younger sister is emotional and wildly romantic. Both are looking for ahusband, but neither Elinor's reason nor Marianne's passion can lead them to perfect happiness -- as Marianne falls for an unscrupulous rascal and Elinor becomes attached to a man who's already engaged
Annals of the parish by John Galt ( Book )
27 editions published between 1911 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Immerse yourself in the life of a small Scottish village as it begins to shake off centuries-old traditions and eases into the transition to the modern era, with all the attendant pitfalls and problems that such a major shift entails. Author John Galt skillfully illuminates a particular time and place with lush detail and keen insight
The poems of William Dunbar by William Dunbar ( Book )
10 editions published between 1958 and 1989 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English satiric poetry, Dryden to Byron by James Kinsley ( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Squyer Meldrum by David Lindsay ( Book )
12 editions published in 1959 in English and English, Middle and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scottish poetry; a critical survey by James Kinsley ( Book )
26 editions published between 1955 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Persuasion by Jane Austen ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anne Elliot, persuaded by family and friends that the charming and handsome Frederick Wentworth is not worthy of her regard, questions her decision to send him away until he returns seven years later, his circumstances much improved
Northanger Abbey ; Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; Sanditon by Jane Austen ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Northanger Abbey is about the misadventures of Catherine Morland, young, ingenuous, and mettlesome, and an indefatigable reader of Gothic novels. In Lady Susan, Lady Susan has practically imprisoned her daughter Frederica in a boarding school which she hates because Frederica will not marry the man Lady Susan chose for her. In the Watsons, Emma Watson is a disenfranchised outsider in her family. Sanditon sketches a restless world of speculation and real estate as Mr. Parker devotes himself to transforming his quiet village into a bustling resort for the wealthy
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator
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Alternative Names
Kinsley, James 1922-1984
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