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Johnson, Edgar

Overview
Works: 39 works in 310 publications in 2 languages and 9,737 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biography  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works  War fiction  Romance fiction  Records and correspondence  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor
Classifications: PZ3.D55, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Edgar Johnson
Sir Walter Scott; the great unknown by Edgar Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Scottish name is more widely known than that of Walter Scott. His country's name and fame, her bloody and heroic past, Scott celebrated to mankind. But fame so widely diffused nearly always melts into the mists of legend. Even today, the outlines of his character remain in controversy
Charles Dickens, his tragedy and triumph by Edgar Johnson( Book )

51 editions published between 1952 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scholarly biography of the author
The Dickens theatrical reader by Charles Dickens( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 1964 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One mighty torrent: the drama of biography by Edgar Johnson( Book )

14 editions published between 1937 and 1982 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasury of satire by Edgar Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 1945 and 1985 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Smollett to James : studies in the novel and other essays presented to Edgar Johnson by T Smollett( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of Charles Dickens : as revealed in his letters to Angela Burdett-Coutts by Charles Dickens( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasury of biography by Edgar Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from Charles Dickens to Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1841-1865 by Charles Dickens( Book )

13 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waverley : or, 'Tis sixty years since by Walter Scott( Book )

7 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first historical novel in English, Waverly (1814) is set during the Jacobite rising in Scotland in 1745. Edward Waverly, a young English soldier in the Hanoverian army, is sent to Scotland. He visits a Jacobite laird in the lowlands of Perthshire and then makes his way into the Highlands, where he meets a chieftain and his clansmen. Before long Waverly is caught up in the Jacobite cause, offering his allegiance to Prince Charles Edward Stuart, and to the dauntless Flora Mac-Ivor. The hero's journey of self-discovery takes place in a country torn by civil war, as the political outlook of the eighteenth century meets the older social organization of the Highlands in violent confrontation. This novel springs from Scott's childhood recollections and his desire to preserve in writing the features of life in the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland. Waverley was first published anonymously in 1814 and was Scott's first novel. --Publisher description
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Book )

4 editions published between 1957 and 1968 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the adventures of a young orphan boy trying to survive amid greed and poverty in 19th-century London
The last days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton( Book )

5 editions published between 1956 and 1985 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Glaucus and Ione enjoy each other's company in Pompeii before Vesuvius erupts in AD 79, but Ione's jealous guardian loves her and has criminal interests."
Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Chuzzlewit's wealthy grandfather forces him to emigrate to America after the selfish Martin falls in love with the wrong girl. Upon his return, Martin seems to prove his worth
Charles Dickens : His tragedy and triumph by Edgar Johnson( Book )

14 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of two cities ; and, Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Book )

18 editions published between 1936 and 1982 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine. This edition uses the text as it appeared in its first serial publication in 1859 to convey the full scope of Dickens's vision, and includes the original illustrations by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). Richard Maxwell's introduction discusses the intricate interweaving of epic drama with personal tragedy
Charles Dickens by Edgar Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The praying mantis by Edgar Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasury of satire : including the world's greatest satirists, comic and tragic, from antiquity to the present time by Edgar Johnson( Book )

9 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unweave a rainbow : a sentimental fantasy by Edgar Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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