Wilson, A. N. 1950-
Most widely held works about A. N Wilson
Most widely held works by A. N Wilson
C.S. Lewis : a biography by A. N Wilson ( Book )
23 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,551 libraries worldwide
Provides a documented portrait of the well-known author.
Jesus by A. N Wilson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,129 libraries worldwide
"In a book that is as daring and unconventional as it is scholarly, A. N. Wilson, the celebrated biographer of Tolstoy and C. S. Lewis, searches for the elusive historical reality in the life of Jesus of Nazareth." "What are the facts about the life of Jesus, as opposed to the myths, or unprovable tenets of faith surrounding the miracles, death, and resurrection? How and when did Christianity become a separate religion from the Judaism into which Jesus was born? To what extent was his power over contemporaries political rather than religious? Wilson's answers to these questions will fascinate readers of every shade of faith or skepticism." "His starting point is an explanation of how one may sift through the gospel accounts of the life of Jesus to find the sort of eyewitness details that have the ring of everyday reality. He uses archaeological evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls and the most recent findings of New Testament scholarship to shed new light on the tumultuous religious and political situation in Israel that so influenced the life and teachings of Jesus. And, finally, he weaves all these strands into a gripping narrative leading to the crucifixion, a narrative that for all its learning contains strong elements of the literary detective story and the psychological novel." "Wilson's inquiry is not meant to validate any particular creed or version of Jesus Christ. Instead, he enables us to discover the man who became the central figure in western civilization, whose teachings survive in spite of the logical impossibilities of the religion, and whose words, reverberating still, contain a wisdom that has never ceased to trouble the world."--BOOK JACKET.
Paul : the mind of the Apostle by A. N Wilson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,910 libraries worldwide
As A. N. Wilson, biographer of Tolstoy, C. S. Lewis, and Jesus, makes clear in this astonishing and gripping narrative, Christianity without Paul is quite literally nothing. Jesus, with the layers of exegesis, scholarship, and ceremony stripped away, is a Jew, a fastidious and fervent Jew, who would lead his followers into a stricter, purer observance of Judaism. It is Paul who will claim divinity for him, who will transform him into the Messiah, center of an entirely.
Tolstoy by A. N Wilson ( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,907 libraries worldwide
Examines the personal and artistic life of Tolstoy, and separates biographical facts from literary myths.
The Victorians by A. N Wilson ( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,753 libraries worldwide
"With his flair for dramatic stories and telling detail, A. N. Wilson singles out those writers, statesmen, scientists, philosophers, and soldiers whose lives illuminated the fervor of an age on the cusp of modernity. Here we meet the lofty and famous - Prince Albert, Darwin, Marx, Gladstone, Christina Rossetti, Gordon of Khartoum, Cardinal Newman, George Eliot, Kipling, and Disraeli. But we also meet the poor and the obscure - doctors ministering to cholera victims in the big cities; young women working as models for famous painters; the man who got the British hooked on cigarettes; the colonizers and colonized in Ireland, India, and Africa."--BOOK JACKET.
The life of John Milton by A. N Wilson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 1,539 libraries worldwide
God's funeral by A. N Wilson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,229 libraries worldwide
By the end of the nineteenth century, almost all the great writers, artists, and intellectuals had abandoned Christianity; many had abandoned belief in God altogether. This was in part the result of scientific discovery, particularly the work of Charles Darwin in The Origin of Species and the controversy that followed. But the doubt about religion had many sources. A. N. Wilson demonstrates in this synthesis of biography and intellectual history that the real destruction of religions belief had been achieved well before Darwin's momentous publication. Yet despite the fact that the church had essentially become an edifice empty of faith, it survived into our century because so few of the fascinating, tortured people Wilson portrays could face the brutal consequences of their own logic. Whether or not God was dead, they still needed to believe, hence the great spiritual angst of their culture which is now echoed in ours.--Publisher description.
The rise and fall of the House of Windsor by A. N Wilson ( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and German and held by 1,186 libraries worldwide
Before you say it could never happen, read A. N. Wilson's spectacular account of privilege and profligacy, a riches-to-ruin saga as bizarre as any novel. 1992 was the year the roof fell in on the storybook existence of the British royal family, the Windsors, and Queen Elizabeth referred to it as the "annus horribilis." The British press could barely keep up with the succession of separations, divorces, and sex scandals that undermined popular support of the monarchy and may yet redefine its role in the political and social life of Great Britain.
Eminent Victorians by A. N Wilson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
After the Victorians : the decline of Britain in the world by A. N Wilson ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
"In After the Victorians, A. N Wilson presents a panoramic view of an era stretching from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 to the dawn of the Cold War in the early 1950s. He offers accounts of the savagery of World War I and the world-altering upheaval of the Russian Revolution. He explains Britain's role in shaping the destiny of the Middle East. And he casts a bright new light on the World War II years. Britain played a central role in defeating Germany, but at a severe cost: the nation would emerge from the war bankrupt and fatally weakened, cut off from world politics, while America would assume the mantle of dominant global power, facing off against the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Wilson's perspective is not confined to the trenches of the battlefield and the halls of Parliament: he also examines the parallel story of the beginnings of Modernism, considering the novelists, philosophers, poets, and painters of the time to see what they reveal about the activities of politicians, scientists, and generals." "Blending military, political, social, and cultural history of the most dramatic kind, A. N. Wilson offers a portrait of the decline of one of history's great powers. The result is an account of the birth pangs of the modern world, as well as a timely analysis of imperialism and its discontents."--BOOK JACKET.
Hilaire Belloc by A. N Wilson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,067 libraries worldwide
Incline our hearts by A. N Wilson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
The vicar of sorrows by A. N Wilson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 886 libraries worldwide
Francis Kreer, an Englis vicar, goes through a series of emotional crises ending with his falling in love.
Winnie and Wolf by A. N Wilson ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 870 libraries worldwide
Winnie and Wolf" tells the story of the remarkable relationship between Winifred Wagner and Adolf Hitler that takes place during the years between the two world wars, as seen through the eyes of the secretary at the Wagner House in Bayreuth.
My name is Legion by A. N Wilson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 831 libraries worldwide
A satire on English press, politics, church, and social class centers on the celebrity gossip London newspaper, "The Daily Legion," whose financial survival depends upon its support of a brutal African dictatorship.
How can we know by A. N Wilson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 787 libraries worldwide
Love unknown by A. N Wilson ( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 778 libraries worldwide
The witty English author of Wise Virgin, Scandal and Gentlemen in England is more serious than usual in this probing investigation of the varieties of love. His initial, somewhat schematic design, following the lives of three young women who share a London flat in the '60s, quickly unravels into a tale with all the untidy quirkiness of life.
Gentlemen in England : a vision by A. N Wilson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 768 libraries worldwide
London : a history by A. N Wilson ( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 727 libraries worldwide
This entertaining volume provides a concise history of one of the world's premiere cities. Acclaimed author A.N. Wilson starts at the beginning, when London was founded by the Romans, and continues to contemporary times, hitting all the historical highlights along the way.
Wise virgin by A. N Wilson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
Albert,--Prince Consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain,--1819-1861 Anglicans Apostles Art appreciation Authors Authors, English Authors, Russian Belloc, Hilaire,--1870-1953 Bible. Biographers Biography Brontë, Charlotte,--1816-1855 Butler, Josephine Elizabeth Grey,--1828-1906 Cameron, Julia Margaret,--1815-1879 Cats Christian biography Civilization Clergy Elizabeth--II,--Queen of Great Britain,--1926- England England--London Families Fiction Friendship Germany Gladstone, W. E.--1809-1898 Great Britain Historicity of Jesus Christ History Hitler, Adolf,--1889-1945 Humorous stories Intellectual life Jesus Christ Lewis, C. S.--1898-1963 Manners and customs Marginality, Social Men Milton, John,--1608-1674 Monarchy Newman, John Henry,--1801-1890 Paul,--the Apostle, Saint Philosophers Poets, English--Early modern Political science Psychological fiction Ramsay, Julian (Fictitious character) Religion and science Social history Tolstoy, Leo,--graf,--1828-1910 Windsor, House of
Loyal subject of Her Majesty, 1950-
Uilson, Ėndri︠u︡ Norman, 1950-
Uilson, Ėndri︠u︡ Norman 1950- Russ. Vorlageform, AACR
Uilson, Ėndrju Norman 1950- Russ. Vorlageform, RAK-WB
Wilson, A. N., 1950-
Wilson, A. N. (Andrew N.), 1950-
Wilson, A. N. (Andrew Norman), 1950-
Wilson, A.N., romancier et journaliste
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Wilson, Andrew N., 1950-
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