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Bowers, Fredson

Overview
Works: 677 works in 2,053 publications in 6 languages and 37,372 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Picaresque fiction  Novels  Juvenile works  History  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Honoree, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS1861, 823.5
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Most widely held works by Fredson Bowers
The history of Tom Jones, a foundling by Henry Fielding( Book )

61 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Coleridge the plot of Tom Jones was, along with that of Oedipus The King, the most perfect ever constructed. Fielding used all his art and all the craft he had amassed as a successful playwright for the eighteenth-century London stage to tell this hugely entertaining story of a foundling and how he arrives, through sexual misadventures and elaborate disasters, to claim his legitimacy, his fortune, and his true love. Describes the foundling, Tom, who grows to be athletic, charismatic, generous, and filled with "the glorious lust of doing good" but with a tendency toward dissolution. He leaves home to seek his fortune and his real identity
Lectures on Russian literature by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

57 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colleges over 19e-eeuwse Russische auteurs
Elizabethan revenge tragedy : 1587-1642 by Fredson Bowers( Book )

72 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The description for this book, Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy, 1587-1642, will be forthcoming
Principles of bibliographical description by Fredson Bowers( Book )

83 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on literature by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

in English and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textual & literary criticism by Fredson Bowers( Book )

49 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary critic tends to think that the textual scholar or bibliographer, happily occupied in his travel drudgery, has not much to say that he would care to hear, so there is a gulf between them. Professor Bowers advances to the edge of this gulf and says several forceful things across it; they turn out to be important and interesting, though occasionally scathing. The first chapter reminds us that the literary critic can only criticise with confidence when the textual critic has established what the author wrote; Professor Bowers indicates how very much has yet to be done. The second chapter takes a particular case, Walt Whitman's copy' for the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass, and shows how the bibliographer can, by ingenious but rigorous deduction, give an insight into the growth of an author's conception of the nature and aim of his work. The other two lectures, on Shakespeare and other early dramatic texts, will show non-specialists the striking advances in editorial technique, and the growth of standards of scholarship in these studies
The dramatic works in the Beaumont and Fletcher canon by Francis Beaumont( Book )

54 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of Thomas Dekker by Thomas Dekker( Book )

20 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Christopher Marlowe by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on Don Quixote by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous writer challenges popular views of Cervantes' classic masterpiece in nine discourses based on lectures given at Harvard from 1951-1952
Elizabethan dramatists( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on playwrights writing during the Elizabethan era which includes not only the years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603), but loosely includes the reigns of James I and Charles I up to the closing of the theatres by the Commonwealth in 1642. Also includes essays on theatre in Shakespeare's time and the publication of English Renaissance plays
Jacobean and Caroline dramatists( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on dramatists whose careers ranged from 1558 to 1649 under the rule of Kings James I and Charles II
Whitman's manuscripts: Leaves of grass (1860) A parallel text by Walt Whitman( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 1969 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of truth by William James( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosopher, psychologist, educator, and author William James ranked among the most influential figures of his time. James played a prominent role in the transition from a predominantly European-centered nineteenth century philosophy to a new pragmatic American philosophy. One of his chief contributions lay in his seminal 1907 work, Pragmatism, which featured a controversial chapter on "truth." In response to his critics- most of whom had misunderstood his thesis - James wrote The meaning of Truth, a synthesis of everything he had ever written on the theory of knowledge, including and article on the function of cognition, later polemic and expository contributions and some replies to previous criticism
The principles of psychology by William James( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Principles of Psychology is a monumental text in the history of psychology, written by William James and published in 1890. William James (1842-1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. There were four methods in James' psychology: analysis (the logical criticism of precursor and contemporary views of the mind), introspection (the psychologist's study of his own states of mind), experiment (in hypnosis or neurology), and comparison (the use of statistical means to distinguish norms from anomalies). James discussed experiments on illusions, too (optical, auditory, etc.), and offered a physiological explanation for many of them, that "the brain reacts by paths which previous experiences have worn, and makes us usually perceive the probable thing, i.e. the thing by which on previous occasions the reaction was most frequently aroused." Illusions are thus a special case of the phenomenon of habit. Principles is an important source for the history of psychology in the 19th century
The will to believe and other essays in popular philosophy by William James( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For this 1897 publication, the American philosopher William James (1842-1910) brought together ten essays, some of which were originally talks given to Ivy League societies. Accessible to a broader audience, these non-technical essays illustrate the author's pragmatic approach to belief and morality, arguing for faith and action in spite of uncertainty. James thought his audiences suffered 'paralysis of their native capacity for faith' while awaiting scientific grounds for belief. His response consisted in an attitude of 'radical empiricism', which deals practically rather than ideologically with real-world phenomena. When facing a 'momentous' decision about belief, he says, we both can and must choose the best hypothesis. The first four essays apply this principle to religious faith, and the rest explore the pragmatic approach to such topics as determinism, ethics and individual achievement. James developed his ideas further in The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) and Pragmatism (1907), both of which are reissued in this series
Essays in philosophy by William James( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in Philosophy brings together twenty-one essays, reviews, and occasional pieces published by James between 1876 and 1910. They range in subject from a concern with the teaching of philosophy and appraisals of philosophers to analyses of important problems
Bibliography and textual criticism by Fredson Bowers( Book )

31 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wonder book, and Tanglewood tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Greek myths retold as fairy tales
The house of the seven gables : a romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

7 editions published between 1940 and 1971 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Pyncheon does well in denouncing Old Matthew: he founds a New England dynasty and builds a remarkable mansion; but on its opening day he is found dead, slaked in his own blood. By 1840, that dynasty is almost spent; amid the dust and decay of the Seven Gables, Clifford and Hepzibah believe in their own continued nobility as much as they believe in the mysterious curse still tracking the Pyncheons
 
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Lectures on Russian literature
Alternative Names
Amerykański bibliograf, pedagog, edytor.

Bauėrs, F. 1905-1991

Bauèrs, Fredson.

Bowers, F. T.

Bowers, F. T. 1905-1991

Bowers, F. T. (Fredson Thayer)

Bowers, F. T. (Fredson Thayer), 1905-1991

Bowers, Fredson

Bowers, Fredson, 1905-

Bowers Fredson 1905-1991

Bowers, Fredson T.

Bowers, Fredson T. 1905-1991

Bowers, Fredson Thayer.

Bowers, Fredson Thayer 1905-1991

Fredson Bowers Amerikaans literatuurhistoricus (1905-1991)

Fredson Bowers amerikanischer Buchwissenschaftler

Fredson Bowers bibliographer

Thayer Bowers, Fredson 1905-1991

바워스, 프레드슨

バワーズ, フレドソン

Languages
English (555)

French (11)

Italian (7)

German (4)

Spanish (4)

Polish (2)

Covers
Lectures on Russian literaturePrinciples of bibliographical descriptionLectures on literatureTextual & literary criticismThe dramatic works in the Beaumont and Fletcher canonThe dramatic works of Thomas DekkerThe complete works of Christopher MarloweLectures on Don Quixote