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Hall, N. John

Works: 62 works in 225 publications in 2 languages and 6,984 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Caricatures and cartoons  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Illustrated works  Biographies  Domestic fiction  Essays  Satire 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, Other
Classifications: PR5684, 823.8
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Most widely held works about N. John Hall
Most widely held works by N. John Hall
Trollope : a biography by N. John Hall( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trollope was in his thirties before his first novel was published; before his death at sixty-seven he had written nearly seventy books, as well as conducting a quite separate career in the Post Office. This authoritative and highly readable biography, by the editor of Trollope's Letters, draws a masterly portrait of an engaging, contradictory, extraordinary man and writer. N. John Hall writes with an unparalleled knowledge of his subject, vividly and with humor -- as alive to Trollope's shortcomings as to his startling powers. He shows us that, productive as he was, Trollope was also a writer of care and judgment, and more of an intellect than is often recognized. In this biography, Hall interweaves the public and social career -- as civil servant, traveller, fanatic rider to hounds -- with that of the writer, drawing on the works themselves as well as all relevant historical evidence. Above all, he never loses sight of the mystery and subtlety of Trollope's personality: the comic and creative genius of the man who arguably left behind him more good novels than any other writer in the language. - Jacket flap
The Trollope critics( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Zealander by Anthony Trollope( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anthony Trollope (1815?1882), one of the Victorian era?s most famous novelists, landed at Bluff at the start of a two-month tour of New Zealand. Trollope had spent the previous year travelling around Australia and in 1873 published a two-volume book of his travels, Australia and New Zealand. Overall the impression he gave of New Zealand was positive and consistent with views of the time. To Trollope, New Zealand had all the potential to become a new and improved version of England, though clearly as part of the British Empire rather than as a separate nation. Māori were seen as a dying race, on the brink of ?melting away? in the face of inevitable progress."--New Zealand History Online
Rossetti and his circle by Max Beerbohm( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 23 watercolor caricatures of Pre-Raphaelites and other artists, writers, models, and mistresses surrounding the caricaturist
Max Beerbohm : a kind of a life by N. John Hall( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Beerbohm was widely celebrated as the wittiest mind of his age. He became famous in the mid-1890s and remained so until his death in 1956. His wit manifested itself in both prose and caricature, and his writings and drawings are keenly interesting. Max's life, however, was relatively uneventful, and of interest, he said, only to himself. John Hall moves quickly through Max's history: schoolboy; college undergraduate; London caricaturist, journalist, and critic; Edwardian social butterfly; married man and self-exile to Italy in 1910, where he produced numerous books, essays, and caricatures; and, from 1935 to 1956, occasional BBC radio broadcaster. Hall notes that although all Max's work during his fifteen early years on the London scene concerned contemporary art and life, after his "retirement" in 1910 his writings and drawings harkened back to the late-Victorian/Edwardian era and even to the Pre-Raphaelites; he became, he said, an "interesting link with the past." This book, like Beerbohm's work, highlights his connection with various eminences over three eras: Algernon Swinburne, J.A.M. Whistler, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, George Bernard Shaw, Lytton Strachey, Virginia Woolf, and many others
Trollope and his illustrators by N. John Hall( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Beerbohm caricatures by N. John Hall( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This delightful book is an anthology of Beerbohm's best images, accompanied by historical and analytical commentary by John Hall that is enriched by liberal quotation from Beerbohm's own witty essays, criticism, letters and fiction. The 213 caricatures reproduced here are arranged in chapters by category: writers, including Wilde, Kipling, James, Conrad, Yeats, Twain, Wells, Hardy, Strachey, Forster, and Pound; theatre people, including Ibsen, Shaw, and Barrie; artists, including Whistler, Sargent, and Fry; politicians, including Disraeli, Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson, and Churchill; royalty, especially King Edward VII (Beerbohm's favourite subject), but also Queen Victoria, George V, and Edward VIII; and miscellaneous contemporaries, including Caruso, Sousa, and financier Alfred De Rothschild. Also reproduced are generous selections from Beerbohm's two books of caricatures dealing with the past: Dante, Burns, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Tennyson, and Browning from The Poet's Corner; and Rossetti, Swinburne, Ruskin, Morris and others from Rossetti and His Circle. The final chapter is devoted to self-portraits
Salmagundi : Byron, Allegra, and the Trollope family by N. John Hall( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors at work : the creative environment by English Association( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to writers work? The differing habits of seven great authors are examined in this collection
The struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson by Anthony Trollope( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson (1861-2) is Trollope's satirical attack on abuses in advertising. Told by 'One of the Firm', it is the tale of a foolhardy junior partner of an ill-fated haberdashery store. Formerly a bill-sticker, Robinson wishes to spend the firm's entire capital on advertising, to 'broadcast through the metropolis on walls, omnibuses, railway stations, little books, pavement chalkings, illuminated notices, porters' backs, gilded cars, and men in armour'. Although Robinson's devotion to inflated and dishonest advertising is the target of Trollope's satire, Robinson is none the less presented as an attractive and sympathetic character." "Trollope wrote of Brown, Jones, and Robinson, 'I think there is some good fun in it'. The novel is an amusing comedy, bearing the hallmarks of Trollope's better-known novels - clever dialogue, riveting moments of drama, and comic suspense."--BOOK JACKET
John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holograph (except first 8 p. in an unidentified hand), in ink, with occasional strikethroughs and emendations, of the novel serialized in Blackwood's magazine from Apr. 1878 to June 1879, and subsequently published in 3 v. as: John Caldigate / by Anthony Trollope. London : Chapman & Hall, 1879
Correspondence : an adventure in letters : a novel by N. John Hall( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bank worker Larry Dickerson relies on the help of the head of Christie's manuscript department Stephen Nicholls as he tries to auction off a mass of valuable letters between his great-great-grandfather, who was a bookseller in Victorian London, and leading authors of the era, and eventually begins to embrace the time in which the correspondences were written
Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers Trollope's 1871 novel about inheritance and familial duty
Bibliophilia : an epiphany novel of one man's obsession with book collecting by N. John Hall( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Flush with $400,000 from selling his great great grandfather's correspondence with Victorian authors, Larry Dickerson, our unassuming retired bank clerk, amateur editor, and literary neophyte, needs a creative outlet for his newly acquired funds and quickly escalating obsession with all things bookish. His journey begins with collecting rare editions of Victorian novelists but soon spirals rapidly into the abyss of New Yorker authors, his determination growing with each new purchase. James Thurber, E.B. White, Vladimir Nabokov, J.D. Salinger, and Dorothy Parker all find their way onto Larry's shortlist, standing alongside previously acquired Victorian greats Trollope, Dickens, Thackeray, and Hardy. Larry approaches the biggest names in rare book collecting with a childish glee and, with refreshing brashness, finds himself handling copies of authors' most coveted editions, touring New Yorker offices, and then involved in one of the biggest scandals book collecting has ever seen."--Book flap
The three clerks by Anthony Trollope( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this early novel,Trollope draws on his own experiences as a junior clerk in the General Post Office to provide an entertaining and moving account of how ambition within the service can affect friendship and love."--
A peep into the past : Max Beerbohm caricatures by Max Beerbohm( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Press pictures of a decade : a selection from ten British Press Pictures of the Year Exhibitions by N. John Hall( Book )

10 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christmas garland by Max Beerbohm( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of parodies. Includes: The mote in the middle distance (Henry James), Perkins and mankind (H.G. Wells), A straight talk (George Bernard Shaw) and other English authors
Reconnaissance of the secession works at Yorktown, Va. by Henry L Abbot( )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Trollope : a biography
Max Beerbohm : a kind of a lifeMax Beerbohm caricaturesAuthors at work : the creative environmentThe struggles of Brown, Jones, and RobinsonJohn CaldigateCorrespondence : an adventure in letters : a novelSir Harry Hotspur of HumblethwaiteA Christmas garland
Alternative Names
Hall, Jack 1933-

Hall, John 1933-

Hall, John N.

Hall, N. J.

Hall, N. J. 1933-

Hall, Norman.

Hall, Norman J.

Hall, Norman John.

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