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Humphreys, A. R. (Arthur Raleigh) 1911-

Overview
Works: 231 works in 1,266 publications in 4 languages and 13,644 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Historical drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Picaresque fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PR2828.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about A. R Humphreys
 
Most widely held works by A. R Humphreys
The second part of King Henry IV by William Shakespeare( Book )

141 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Arden Shakespeare is the definitive edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you to a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays." -- Back cover
The first part of King Henry IV by William Shakespeare( Book )

141 editions published between 1930 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the murder of Richard II, Henry assumes the throne, and is immediately confronted with rebellion by Owen Glendower, Douglas of Scotland, Northumberland and his son Hotspur. The play also treats the moral development of the king's son Hal (later Henry V) as he appears to waste his youth in London taverns in the company of the irresponsible Sir John Falstaff
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )

69 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Arden Shakespeare is the definitive edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you to a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays." -- Back cover
The Augustan world; life and letters in eighteenth-century England by A. R Humphreys( Book )

60 editions published between 1954 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outlook of writers in the eighteenth century was profoundly influenced by the social and intellectual interests of Augustan life. Originally published in 1954, this book aims to describe that influence, and to set the literature of the period in its social environment with a critical attention. The treatment is compact but readable, and effective use is made of quotations from contemporary literature
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ominous Ides of March threaten to destroy Julius Caesar's hold over the Roman Senate. He is acting too much like a king and a conspiracy is afoot to assassinate him. Brutus is persuaded to join the murderers for the good of Rome but he is haunted by the ghost of Caesar and Antony is determined to turn the people against him
Steele, Addison, and their periodical essays by A. R Humphreys( Book )

34 editions published between 1959 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augustan worlds : new essays in eighteenth-century literature by A. R Humphreys( Book )

19 editions published between 1954 and 1978 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outlook of writers in the eighteenth century was profoundly influenced by the social and intellectual interests of Augustan life. Originally published in 1954, this book aims to describe that influence, and to set the literature of the period in its social environment with a critical attention. The treatment is compact but readable, and effective use is made of quotations from contemporary literature. -- Provided by publisher
William Shenstone; an eighteenth-century portrait by A. R Humphreys( Book )

29 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History the life and death of the English poet William Shenstone (1714-1763)
The Oxford Shakespeare: "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare( )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot, brilliant rhetoric and characterization of "Julius Caesar" have made it one of Shakespeare's most popular plays with both readers and theatre-goers. The introduction to this reconsidered edition, provides a fresh look at the play's date and its place in the Shakespeare canon
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Book )

41 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the most well-loved of William Shakespeare's history plays, Henry V is the gripping conclusion to the story of young 'Prince Hal' begun in Henry IV, edited by A R Humphreys with an introduction by Ann Kaegi. 'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother' Young King Henry wages war on France. But, tainted by his father's crimes, and with enemies among his own men, he must confront the difficult responsibilities of kingship. In rousing speeches, first at the siege of Harfleur where he urges his men 'Once more into the breach', and again on St Crispin's Day before the Battle of Agincourt, Henry rallies the English troops to spectacular victories which change the course of history. But even with the battles won, the war is not yet over - for to make safe his success, Henry must secure a marriage with the French princess, Catherine of Valois. And can triumph in France prevent civil war in England? This book includes a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and the Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Henry V, a chronology of his works, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love-poetry in English. Shakespeare was the greatest humanist who has ever lived. (Trevor Nunn, former Artistic Director for the Royal Shakespeare Company)
Shakespeare: Richard II by A. R Humphreys( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville by A. R Humphreys( Book )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Shakespeare's Henry VIII is a compelling history play, recreating a crucial moment in the Tudor dynasty, and the events that marked the beginning of the English Reformation. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by A.R. Humphreys, with an introduction by C.M.S. Alexander. 'O, how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favours!' Conspiracies and intrigue are rife in the court of Henry VIII as the Duke of Buckingham is executed for treason, having been tricked by his enemy Cardinal Wolsey. And when the King falls in love with Anne Boleyn and decides to divorce his wife, Katherine of Aragon, he causes an irrevocable rift with the Catholic Church. After the King's secret marriage to Anne, courtiers fall in and out of favour and deaths abound, with far-reaching consequences. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Henry VIII, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary..."--Publisher description
Herman Melville by A. R Humphreys( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

40 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exciting plot, brilliant rhetoric, and searching characterization have made it one of Shakespeare's most popular plays
The history of Tom Jones, a foundling by Henry Fielding( Book )

26 editions published between 1909 and 2018 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Tom Jones is an orphan raised by the village squire who grows up to be a handsome young man with a way with women. He loves the daughter of a neighboring landowner, and falls into many adventures in pursuit of her, including duels, bedroom romps and prison!
White-jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war by Herman Melville( Book )

10 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Melville's experiences as a common seaman aboard the frigate USS United States from 1843 to 1844 and stories that other sailors told him, the novel is severely critical of virtually every aspect of American naval life
Joseph Andrews; preceded by, Shamela by Henry Fielding( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Andrews and Shamela by Henry Fielding( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Andrews is dismissed from his position as footman when he resists the advances of his employer, Lady Booby. He leaves London and rejoins his true love, Fanny Goodwill. They have many adventures and reversals and discoveries
The first part of Henry IV. by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1960 and 1966 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The first part of King Henry IVMuch ado about nothingJulius CaesarWilliam Shenstone; an eighteenth-century portraitThe Oxford Shakespeare: "Julius Caesar"Henry VThe life of King Henry the EighthJulius CaesarJoseph Andrews and Shamela
Alternative Names
Humphreys, A. R.

Humphreys, A. R. 1911-

Humphreys, A. R. 1911-1988

Humphreys, Arthur

Humphreys, Arthur 1911-

Humphreys, Arthur 1911-1988

Humphreys, Arthur R.

Humphreys, Arthur Raleigh

Humphreys, Arthur Raleigh 1911-

Humphreys, Arthur Raleigh 1911-1988

Raleigh Humphreys, Arthur 1911-1988

Languages
English (720)

Italian (4)

French (3)

Spanish (1)