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Harden, Edgar F.

Overview
Works: 32 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 4,783 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  Humorous fiction  Chronologies  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Humor  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR5612, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Edgar F Harden
Vanity Fair : a novel without a hero by Edgar F Harden( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero, Edgar F. Harden presents the first substantial critical study devoted to Thackeray's masterpiece. Designed to orient the reader to the multiplicities of Thackeray's perspective on human experience, the study commences with a broad contextual overview of the historical, literary, and critical environment shaping Thackeray's life and times. Subsequent chapters deliver a close reading of the novel, paying particular attention to issues of substance and style, the complex role of the narrator, and the elaborate characterizations of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley; detailed coverage is also given to the significance of the serialized form in which the novel was first published
The emergence of Thackeray's serial fiction by Edgar F Harden( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thackeray the writer by Edgar F Harden( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thackeray's development as a book reviewer, journalist, art exhibition critic, short story writer, satirical essayist, and novelist--is a development that culminates in the creation of his masterpiece, one of the glories of English imaginative writing: Vanity Fair. Articulating the connections among these vigorous and lively youthful works, and the growth of Thackeray as an increasingly profound participant-observer, Harden reveals the exuberant imaginative growth and deepening understanding of a supremely insightful perceiver and critic of social life. Beginning with Thackeray's struggles to discover and define himself as a writer, Harden traces the coming together of Thackeray's scattered articulations of guiding ethical and artistic principles, Thackeray's discovery of his exuberant comic ability, his increased experience of life, his deepening understanding of human folly (his own crucially included), and his brilliant success as a masterful articulator of the ambiguity of our motives and of their archetypal reenactment in human history
Selected letters of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Selected Letters of William Makepeace Thackeray, Edgar F. Harden provides a lively and accessible framework to Thackeray's letters, diaries, and comical illustrations, making them available for the first time to general audience. Harden traces growth and development as a writer, from his school days in Southhampton to Cambridge University, which he left without a degree, to his ascendence as a writer. Harden includes seventy-five of Thackeray's comical illustrations, which support and enhance the letters they accompany. Harden has chosen the most revealing of Thackeray's many letters to his family and friends, beginning with a letter, written when he was seven years old, to his mother. Among the letters included are those to Thackeray's publishers, which remind us of his extraordinary energy as a writer, as well as of his sometimes desperate need to support himself financially
A Henry James chronology by Edgar F Harden( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume in the Author Chronologies series offers an articulation of Henry James's biographical experiences, which are presented amid the detailed unfolding of his imaginative writing, and set in the larger context of historical developments that impinged upon his life. Evoking the wide range of his experiences with other human beings, his manifold studies of fellow artists in various fields, and his critical articulation of the art of writing fiction, this study reveals his major influence upon subsequent writers and students of fiction. Included are reference features such as sections on James's 'Ancestry and Family', a 'Who's Who' of the key figures in his life and a helpful Bibliography."--Jacket
Thackeray's English humourists and four Georges by Edgar F Harden( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A checklist of contributions by William Makepeace Thackeray to newspapers, periodicals, books, and serial part issues, 1828-1864 by Edgar F Harden( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A William Makepeace Thackeray chronology by Edgar F Harden( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the life, professional career, associates and works of William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-63), one of the most eminent English novelists. Drawing upon Thackeray's extensive correspondence, his diaries, and his account books, and also upon correspondence and memoirs of him by his contemporaries, subsequent biographical studies and bibliographies of his writings, the Chronology presents a detailed account of his personal and professional life. All of these details of his life and career, moreover, are set in the context of important historical events, and are supplemented by brief sketches of his key associates in an invaluable "Who's Who" section for ready reference."--Jacket
The history of Henry Esmond by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

7 editions published between 1945 and 1989 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book tells the story of the early life of Henry Esmond, a colonel in the service of Queen Anne of England
The letters and private papers of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotations for the selected works of William Makepeace Thackeray : the complete novels, the major non-fictional prose, and selected shorter pieces by Edgar F Harden( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The luck of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Luck of Barry Lyndon is a picaresque novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in serial form in 1844, about a member of the Irish gentry trying to become a member of the English aristocracy. Thackeray, who based the novel on the life and exploits of the Anglo-Irish rake and fortune-hunter Andrew Robinson Stoney, later reissued it under the title The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. Stanley Kubrick later adapted the novel into the movie Barry Lyndon (1975). Unlike the film, the novel is narrated by Barry himself, who functions as a quintessentially unreliable narrator, perpetually boasting and not realizing the bad light in which he casts himself. --Wikipedia.com
An Edith Wharton chronology by Edgar F Harden( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new volume in the Author Chronologies series offers an intense articulation of Edith Wharton's biographical experiences, which are presented amid the detailed unfolding of her imaginative writing, and set in the larger context of historical developments that impinged upon her life, notably World War I. Evoking the wide range of her experiences with other human beings, her studies of fellow artists in various fields, and her critical articulation of the art of writing fiction, this study reveals her eminence as a woman writer in her own time and subsequently. Included are useful reference features such as sections on Wharton's 'Ancestry and Family', a Who's Who of the key figures in her life, and a helpful Bibliography."--Jacket
The snobs of England ; and, Punch's prize novelists by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English humourists of the eighteenth century ; and, Charity and humour by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thackeray the writer : by Edgar F Harden( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harden conveys Thackeray's continuing development as a novelist, lecturer in Great Britain and the United States, familiar essayist, and shaper of cultural awareness as editor of a major new journal. He shows how this new phase in Thackeray's career grew out of the achievement of Vanity Fair, where he has so powerfully articulated the comical and absurd system of forces defining the human existence that he and his readers shared. Articulating the connections among Thackeray's varied works and activities. Harden reveals the broadening imaginative growth and deepening understanding of a supremely insightful observer and critic of human life."--Jacket
The letters and private papers of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray( )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Routledge Revivals : a Supplement to Gordon N. Ray, The Letters and Private Papers of William Makepeace Thackeray by Edgar F Harden( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters and private papers by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters and private papers by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Thackeray the writerA Henry James chronologyA William Makepeace Thackeray chronologyThe luck of Barry LyndonAn Edith Wharton chronologyThe snobs of England ; and, Punch's prize novelistsThe English humourists of the eighteenth century ; and, Charity and humourThackeray the writer :
Alternative Names
Harden, Edgar 1932-2009

Harden, Edgar Frederick 1932-2009

Languages
English (155)