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Robson, W. W. (William Wallace) 1923-1993

Overview
Works: 57 works in 305 publications in 2 languages and 7,362 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Poetry  Action and adventure fiction  Folklore  Exhibition catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR4854, FIC
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Most widely held works about W. W Robson
 
Most widely held works by W. W Robson
The hound of the Baskervilles : another adventure of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Any fan of detective fiction knows that there is no substitute in all of literature for a few hours of reading pleasure at 221 B Baker Street. The tobacco in the persian slipper, the piles of monographs and newspaper clippings covering the floor and table, the unanswered correspondence affixed to the mantle with a dagger. What will the next visitor or urgent message bring? Perhaps a request from a mysterious stranger to help prevent "A Scandal in Bohemia." Perhaps Watson will tell us the story, discretely leaving out certain names, of how he and Holmes had to step outside the law to protect a certain royal personage from a blackmailer in "The Case of Charles Augustus Milverton." Or, for a very unusual treat, perhaps Holmes himself, in quiet retirement in Sussex, will tell a tale in his own words as in "The Lion's Mane." In the more than a century since the publication of the first tale featuring Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle's characters and stories have inspired countless films, plays, pastiches, literary tributes, and tens of thousands of imitations. Now, Oxford is proud to announce The Oxford Sherlock Holmes, the complete works gathered together in nine handsomely bound, meticulously edited volumes. Beautifully designed, boasting an introduction by a Doyle authority, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and notes, all carefully researched and assembled, this magnificent set will enhance the reading pleasure of readers new to Doyle's work and veterans of Holmsian arcana. A goldmine of reading pleasure, The Oxford Sherlock Holmes is an essential addition to the library of anyone interested in crime fiction.--Publisher description
Modern English literature by W. W Robson( Book )

39 editions published between 1970 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study in scarlet ; The hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last twelve stories Conan Doyle was to write about Holmes and Watson, reflecting the disillusioned world of the 1920s in which they were written
The definition of literature and other essays by W. W Robson( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prologue to English literature by W. W Robson( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays by W. W Robson( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jungle book : the Mowgli stories by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

39 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children. But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kipling's philosophy of life is expressed in miniature. They are best known for the 'Mowgli' stories; the tale of a baby abandoned and brought up by wolves, educated in the ways and secrets of the jungle by Kaa the python, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera the black panther." "The stories, a mixture of fantasy, myth, and magic, are underpinned by Kipling's abiding preoccupation with the theme of self-discovery, and the nature of the 'Law'."--Jacket
Essays & poems presented to Lord David Cecil( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson, 1709-84 by Kai Kin Yung( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical enquiries : essays on literature by W. W Robson( Book )

8 editions published between 1939 and 1993 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The signs among us, and other poems by W. W Robson( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English as a university subject by W. W Robson( Book )

13 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byron as poet by W. W Robson( Book )

16 editions published between 1957 and 1978 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second jungle book by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the further adventures of Mowgli, a boy reared by a pack of wolves, and the wild animals of the jungle
Hopkins and literary criticism : fifth annual Hopkins lecture, 4 March 1974, Gustave Tuck Theatre, University College, University of London by W. W Robson( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father Brown--a selection by G. K Chesterton( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and studies, 1978 : being volume thirty-one of the new series of essays and studies collected for the English Association( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critical moment; essays on the nature of literature( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definition of literature and other essays by W. W Robson( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor W. W. Robson is an eminent literary critic, best known for his work on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature. His natural form of expression is the critical essay, and this book comprises a collection of essays on a variety of topics written in plain and straightforward language. What holds the collection together is a preoccupation with critical theory deployed in the first four essays. In 'The definition of literature', the title essay, the discussion turns on what kind of definition is to be recommended rather than on a particular formulation. 'On liberty of interpreting' examines the much-canvassed question of the relevance or otherwise to criticism of the author's intentions. In another essay it is argued that one widely favoured account of literary appraisal - that it deals with literature as literature - is in fact empty, while in an essay on the novel the author raises the question of how prose fiction can be thought of as being true to life. From these general questions Professor Robson moves on to consider particular works and authors in the light of the preceding discussion of critical principles. Essays on Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Wind in the Willows are followed by surveys of Tennyson and Robert Frost, while the last four essays discuss literary questions by analysing what has been written about them by four distinguished poet critics: Hopkins, T. S. Eliot, I. A. Richards, and Yvor Winters. The overall aim of the volume is to take conversation about prose and poetry out of the limited and specialized literary or academic worlds in which it so often takes place and open it up to a broader world of reflective people, whoever and wherever they happen to be
 
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The hound of the Baskervilles : another adventure of Sherlock Holmes
Alternative Names
Robson, W. W.

Robson, W. W 1923-

Robson, W.W. 1923-1993

Robson, William Wallace

Robson, William Wallace 1923-

Robson, William Wallace 1923-1993

Rūbsūn, Dablyū Dablyū 1923-1993

Rūbsūn, W.W. 1923-1993

Wallace Robson, William 1923-1993

ロブスン, W. W

Languages
English (255)

Japanese (4)

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A study in scarlet ; The hound of the BaskervillesThe definition of literature and other essaysThe jungle book : the Mowgli storiesFather Brown--a selectionThe definition of literature and other essays