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Wilson, A. N. 1950-

Overview
Works: 158 works in 1,032 publications in 8 languages and 46,001 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Speaker, Narrator, Compiler
Classifications: PR6073.I439, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by A. N Wilson
C.S. Lewis : a biography by A. N Wilson( Book )

44 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a documented portrait of the well-known author
Jesus by A. N Wilson( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 4 languages 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."--Jacket
Tolstoy by A. N Wilson( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,130 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 )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 2,042 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."--Jacket
Paul : the mind of the Apostle by A. N Wilson( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 1,966 WorldCat member 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
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

Biografie van de Engelse dichter John Milton (1608-1674)
After the Victorians : the decline of Britain in the world by A. N Wilson( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,541 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 )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,537 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
Victoria : a life by A. N Wilson( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilson explores the curious set of circumstances that led to Victoria's coronation, her strange and isolated childhood, her passionate marriage to Prince Albert and his pivotal influence even after death and her widowhood and subsequent intimate friendship with her Highland servant John Brown, all set against the backdrop of a momentous epoch in Britain's history -- and the world's
The rise and fall of the House of Windsor by A. N Wilson( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readers with an interest in history (and perhaps a taste for the gothic) will be fascinated by Wilson's tracing of the present misery of the Windsors to the quarrels and eccentricities of elder generations, and perhaps to an even more ancient family curse, pronounced by a disappointed heir to the fortune. The author shows us how the constitutional crisis of Charles and Diana's impending divorce - de facto or official - is rooted in the bitter family struggle over the personal life of Edward VIII, who chose to marry a divorced American woman, and was forced to abdicate in 1936. From the glittering history of the Windsors to the tabloid exploits of the Duchess of York, and from Prince Charles's steamy telephone tapes to the ecclesiastical and political fallout of a royal divorce, A.N. Wilson fashions a dramatic narrative out of the strands of this all-too-human catastrophe. Can the Windsor dynasty survive? Or is there a new English revolution in the making?
The Elizabethans by A. N Wilson( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,158 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
Eminent Victorians by A. N Wilson( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,108 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 )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London : a history by A. N Wilson( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-thousand-year history of London includes coverage of such areas as the Restoration, the Great Fire, the Royal Society, the South Sea Bubble, and the engineering achievements of the Victorian age
Winnie and Wolf by A. N Wilson( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 906 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 )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Engelse weesjongen leert en lijdt in zijn pleeggezin, op school en later in het leger
The vicar of sorrows by A. N Wilson( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Kreer, an Englis vicar, goes through a series of emotional crises ending with his falling in love
The Laird of Abbotsford : a view of Sir Walter Scott by A. N Wilson( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love unknown by A. N Wilson( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 778 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
Hitler by A. N Wilson( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrates the dictator's rise and fall, describing how by the force of his personality, political fanaticism, and superior abilities as an orator he became the leader of Germany and led his country into the devastation of World War II
 
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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.

Wilson A. N. 1950-....

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

ウィルソン, A. N

ウィルソン, アンドリュー・ノーマン

Languages
English (402)

Dutch (8)

German (7)

French (3)

Spanish (3)

Czech (3)

Italian (1)

Russian (1)

Covers
JesusTolstoyThe VictoriansPaul : the mind of the ApostleThe life of John MiltonAfter the Victorians : the decline of Britain in the worldGod's funeralThe rise and fall of the House of Windsor