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Wilson, A. N. 1950-

Works: 190 works in 912 publications in 4 languages and 44,655 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Satire 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Compiler, Speaker
Classifications: PR6073.I439, B
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Most widely held works by A. N Wilson
C.S. Lewis : a biography by A. N Wilson ( Book )
38 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a documented portrait of the well-known author
Jesus by A. N Wilson ( Book )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 2,260 WorldCat member 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
Tolstoy by A. N Wilson ( Book )
23 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the personal and artistic life of Tolstoy, and separates biographical facts from literary myths
The Victorians by A. N Wilson ( Book )
28 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 2,020 WorldCat member 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
Paul : the mind of the Apostle by A. N Wilson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New religion. In Wilson's deft and psychologically astute narrative, we see Paul negotiating the dangerous political currents of the Roman Empire; traveling everywhere; making converts; writing the great epistles that define our understanding of Christ and the sublime paradoxes of his teaching; defusing the natural antagonism of the supreme temporal power to this dangerous spiritual force, Christianity, which would in time consume that empire from within. What drove
The life of John Milton by A. N Wilson ( Book )
29 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the Victorians : the decline of Britain in the world by A. N Wilson ( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,535 WorldCat member 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."
God's funeral by A. N Wilson ( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member 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 )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member 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 )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the lives of Prince Albert, Charlotte Bronte, William Ewart Gladstone, Cardinal Newman, Josephine Butler, and Julia Margaret Cameron, and describes their role in defining the Victorian era
Hilaire Belloc by A. N Wilson ( Book )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Elizabethans by A. N Wilson ( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This account of the Elizabethan age evaluates the contributions of such figures as Francis Drake and William Shakespeare while exploring definitive events, from the declaration of religious liberty to the establishment of British imperialism. A time of exceptional creativity, wealth creation, and political expansion, the Elizabethan age was also more remarkable than any other for the Technicolor personalities of its leading participants. Apart from the complex character of the Virgin Queen herself, this work follows the stories of Francis Drake, a privateer who not only defeated the Spanish Armada but also circumnavigated the globe with a drunken, mutinous crew and without reliable navigational instruments; political intriguers like William Cecil and Francis Walsingham; and Renaissance literary geniuses from Sir Philip Sidney to Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. Most crucially, this was the age when modern Britain was born and established independence from mainland Europe, both in its resistance to Spanish and French incursions and in its declaration of religious liberty from the Pope, and laid the foundations for the explosion of British imperial power and eventual American domination
London : a history by A. N Wilson ( Book )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In its two thousand years of history, London has ruled a rainy island and a globe-spanning empire, it has endured plague and fire and bombing, it has nurtured and destroyed poets and kings, revolutionaries and financiers, geniuses and visionaries of every stripe. To distill the magic and the majesty of this infinitely enthralling city into a single brief volume would seem an impossible task?yet acclaimed biographer and novelist A. N. Wilson brilliantly accomplishes it in London: A History.Founded by the Romans, London was a flourishing provincial capital before falling into ruin with the rest of the Roman Empire. Centuries passed before the city rose to prominence once again when William the Conqueror chose to be crowned king in Westminster Abbey. In Chaucer?s day, London Bridge opened the way for expansion over the Thames. By the time Shakespeare?s plays were being mounted at the Globe, London was a dense, seething, and explosively growing metropolis?a city of brothels and taverns and delicate new palaces and pleasure gardens.With deftly sketched vignettes and memorable portraits in miniature, Wilson conjures up the essence of London through the ages?high finance and gambling during the Georgian age, John Nash?s stunning urban makeover at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, the waves of building and immigration that transformed London beyond recognition during the reign of Queen Victoria, the devastation of the two world wars, the painful and corrupt postwar rebuilding effort, and finally the glamorous, polyglot, expensive, and sometimes ridiculous London of today. Every age had its heroes and villains, from church builder Christopher Wren to jail breaker Jack Sheppard, from urbane wit Samuel Johnson to wartime prime minister Winston Churchill, and Wilson places each one in the drama of London?s history.Exuberant, opinionated, surprising, often funny, A. N. Wilson?s London is the perfect match of author and subject. In a one short irresistible volume, Wilson gives us the essence of the people, the architecture, the intrigue, the art and literature and history that make London one of the most fascinating cities in the world.From the Hardcover edition
Winnie and Wolf by A. N Wilson ( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member 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
Incline our hearts by A. N Wilson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The vicar of sorrows by A. N Wilson ( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Francis Kreer, an Englis vicar, goes through a series of emotional crises ending with his falling in love
My name is Legion by A. N Wilson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member 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
Gentlemen in England : a vision by A. N Wilson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This tragicomedy of missed connections and people too well-mannered to speak about what is in their hearts revolves around the upper-middle class Nettleship family
Love unknown by A. N Wilson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member 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
Wise virgin by A. N Wilson ( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Loyal subject of Her Majesty
Loyal subject of Her Majesty, 1950-
Uilson, Ėndri︠u︡ Norman, 1950-
Uilson, Ėndrju Norman 1950-
Wilson, A. N.
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Wilson, A. N. (Andrew Norman), 1950-
Wilson, A.N., romancier et journaliste
Wilson, Andrew N.
Wilson, Andrew N., 1950-
Wilson, Andrew Norman
Wilson, Andrew Norman, 1950-
ウィルソン, A. N
ウィルソン, アンドリュー・ノーマン
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