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Worthen, John

Overview
Works: 64 works in 470 publications in 2 languages and 17,440 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Biographies  Bibliography  Romance fiction  Reviews  Humor  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PR6023.A93, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John Worthen
 
Most widely held works by John Worthen
D.H. Lawrence, the early years, 1885-1912 by Mark Kinkead-Weekes( Book )

42 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of the Cambridge Biography begins with Lawrence and Frieda Weekley on the Ostend ferry in 1912, and ends in 1922 on a liner header for Ceylon. Frieda did not start with the intention of leaving her first husband and their children, but these ten years see the forging of a marriage that lasted Lawrence's lifetime. The decade sees the 'un-Englishing' of Lawrence: first through living in Italy and Germany before the Great War, and still more by his fervent opposition to that 'nightmare', and by the adverse reception of his work. In the war years he lost his audience, and then his home when he was expelled from Cornwall on suspicion of being a spy. Poor, and alienated, he became determined to emigrate, and in 1919 he did so - finding a new life and vitality in mainland Italy, Capri and Sicily, before moving out from Europe too, a restless traveller, as well as an adventurer in the mind
D.H. Lawrence : the life of an outsider by John Worthen( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quoting extensively from rarely seen letters and drawing on a wealth of original research, John Worthen tells Lawrence's story from the inside for the first time: following him from his awkward and intense youth in a Midlands colliery town; through his troubled and turbulent relationship with Frieda and his equally fiery friendships with figures such as Katherine Mansfield, Ottoline Morrell and Aldous Huxley: through the years of exile abroad in Europe and New Mexico during which he produced his most vital and provocative writing; down to his premature death from tuberculosis in the South of France at the age of 44." "This biography offers a bold reappraisal of the man who, throughout his life, considered himself to be an outsider and whose place within literary and social history has remained challenging and changeable long after his death. What emerges is an intimate and absolutely compelling study of an individual in angry revolt against his class, culture and country, and engaged in a passionate struggle to live in accordance with his beliefs."--Jacket
Women in love by D. H Lawrence( Book )

25 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen are the two intelligent, incisive, and observant sisters whose temperamental differences spark an ongoing debate regarding their society and their inner lives. The two very different sisters pursue thrilling, torrid affairs, but their search for more mature emotional relationships reveals some startling information about themselves as well as their lovers, Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich
The lost girl by D. H Lawrence( Book )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lost Girl tells the story of Alvina Houghton, the daughter of a draper in the industrial Midlands, who meets a penniless young Italian in a touring variety act and, responding to his dark, animal nature, gradually, almost reluctantly, falls in love with him. Finally, she abandons her provincial security, they marry impulsively, and he returns to Italy with her to live in a bleak mountain village. The novel is thematically close to Lady Chatterley's Lover, promoting, as that book does, the idea that human intelligence has no value when it is cut off from the sensual life" -- book cover
The gang : Coleridge, the Hutchinsons & the Wordsworths in 1802 by John Worthen( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Over a dramatic six-month period in 1802, William Wordsworth, S.T. Coleridge, Wordsworth's sister Dorothy, and the two Hutchinson sisters Sara and Mary formed a close-knit group whose members saw or wrote to one another constantly. Coleridge, whose marriage was collapsing, was in love with Sara, and Wordsworth was about to be married to Mary, who would be moving in beside Dorothy in their Grasmere cottage. Throughout this extraordinary period both poets worked on some of their finest and most familiar poems, Coleridge's Dejection: An Ode and Wordsworth's Immortality Ode. In this fascinating book, John Worthen recreates the group's intertwined lives and the effect they had on one another. Drawing on the group's surviving letters, and poems, as well as Dorothy's diaries, Worthen throws new light on many old problems. He examines the prehistory of the events of 1802, the dynamics of the group between March and July, the summer of 1802, when Wordsworth and Dorothy visited Calais to see his ex-mistress and his daughter Caroline, and the wedding between Wordsworth and Mary in October of that year. In an epilogue he looks forward to the ways in which relationships changed during 1803, concentrating on a single day--11 January 1803--in the lives of the group
Women in love by D. H Lawrence( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is the first version of Lawrence's novel widely regarded as his greatest, 'Women in Love'. His work was rejected by every publisher who saw it at the time, but this at long last is its very first publication
D.H. Lawrence : a literary life by John Worthen( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study describes Lawrence's day to day achievement as a professional writer and the problems which influenced his writing
Robert Schumann : life and death of a musician by John Worthen( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This biography offers a fresh account of Robert Schumann's life. It confronts the traditional perception of the doom-laden Romantic, forced by depression into a life of helpless, poignant sadness. John Worthen's attention to the original sources reveals Schumann to have been an astute, witty, articulate and immensely determined individual who, with little support from his background in provincial Saxony, painstakingly taught himself his craft as a musician, overcame problem after problem in his professional life and married the woman he loved after a tremendous battle with his father-in-law. Schumann was neither manic depressive nor schizophrenic, though he struggled with financial problems and illness. He worked prodigiously hard to develop his range of musical styles and to earn his living, only to be struck down, at the age of forty-four, by a vile and incurable disease."--Jacket
The Prussian officer, and other stories by D. H Lawrence( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twelve short stories written by Lawrence between the years of 1907 and 1914
Love among the haystacks and other stories by D. H Lawrence( Book )

27 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eerste liefdeservaringen van twee jongens op het Engelse platteland
D.H. Lawrence and the idea of the novel by John Worthen( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T.S. Eliot : a short biography by John Worthen( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography frees T.S. Eliot from his cold and unemotional image. It offers a sympathetic study of his first marriage which does not attempt to blame, but to understand; it shows how Eliot's poetry can be read for its revelations about his inner world
D.H. Lawrence : a reference companion by Paul Poplawski( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.H. Lawrence remains one of the most popular and studied authors of the 20th century. This book is a comprehensive but easy to use reference guide to Lawrence's life, works, and critical reception. The volume has been systematically structured to convey a coherent overall sense of Lawrence's achievement and critical reputation, but it is also designed to enable the reader who may be interested in only one aspect of Lawrence's career, perhaps even in only one of his novels or stories, to find relevant information quickly and easily without having to read other parts of the text.''The book begins with an original biography by John Worthen, one of the world's foremost authorities on Lawrence's life and work. The chapters that follow provide separate entries for all of Lawrence's works, except for individual poems and paintings, with critical summaries, discussions of characters, and details of settings. There is also a complete overview of Lawrence and film, with the most complete listing available of film adaptations of his works and of criticism relating to them. Each section of the book provides comprehensive primary and secondary bibliographical data, including citations for the most recent scholarly studies. Maps and chronologies further trace Lawrence's travels and his development over time
The plays by D. H Lawrence( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This first complete edition of Lawrence's plays contains eight full-length plays and two fragments. Six of the plays - A Collier's Friday Night, The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, The Merry-go-Round, The Married Man, The Fight for Barbara and The Daughter-in-Law - were written between 1909 and 1913, the period when Lawrence was establishing himself as a writer. They are arguably among his best early work. Yet Lawrence never saw a play of his own on the stage. Only two were performed in his lifetime, and only three were published. The play often regarded as his best, The Daughter-in-Law, remained unpublished until 1965. Up to now, the plays have existed only in faulty or incomplete texts; this edition, drawn from Lawrence's own surviving manuscripts and typescripts, makes it possible for the first time to read and to stage Lawrence's plays as he wrote them."--Jacket
Studies in classic American literature by D. H Lawrence( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book first published in 1923, provides a cross-section of Lawrence's writing on American literature from the previous six years, including landmark essays on Benjamin Franklin, Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard Dana, Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. Eight of the essays were first published in the English Review 1918-19, but Lawrence continued to work on his material, with the aim of producing a full-length book; at various times fifteen separate items belonged to it, all of them revised on different occasions, some of them four or five times, and often corrected with the errors of their predecessors preserved. This volume offers the final 1923 version of the text in a newly corrected and uncensored form; it contains the complete surviving 1918-19 text of the essays of the English Review period, including two previously unpublished essay versions; it offers five previously unpublished essays from 1919, as well as a host of other materials (for example, four different versions of Lawrence's pioneering essay on Whitman are included)
The Cambridge introduction to Samuel Taylor Coleridge by John Worthen( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author of 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', 'Kubla Khan' and 'Christabel', and co-author with Wordsworth of Lyrical Ballads in 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge was one of the great writers and thinkers of the Romantic revolution. This innovative introduction discusses his interest in language and his extraordinary private notebooks, as well as his poems, his literary criticism and his biography. John Worthen presents a range of readings of Coleridge's work, along with biographical context and historical background. Discussion of Coleridge's notebooks alongside his poems illuminates this rich mat
Introductions and reviews by D. H Lawrence( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume collects together the introductions and reviews for which Lawrence was responsible over the whole duration of his writing career, from 1911 to 1930: it includes the book review which was the last thing he ever wrote, in the Ad Astra Sanatorium in Vence. The forty-nine separate items include some of his most compelling literary productions: for example, the fascinating Memoir of Maurice Magnus of 1921-1922, his only extended piece of biographical writing. The volume's Introduction not only outlines the literary contacts of Lawrence's career which led him to doing such work, but gives a fresh account of the life of a literary professional who regularly wrote in support of work in which he personally believed, and who also (rather surprisingly) wrote reviews of nearly thirty books. All the texts, including a number previously unpublished in Britain, have been freshly edited and are supplied with extensive Explanatory notes."--Jacket
Lawrence and comedy( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence's genius is unquestioned, but he is seldom considered a writer interested in comedy. This 1996 collection of essays by distinguished scholars explores the range, scope and sheer verve of Lawrence's comic writing. Comedy for Lawrence was not, as his contemporary Freud insisted, a mere defence mechanism. The comic mode enabled him to function parodically to undermine radically those forms of authority from which he always felt estranged. Lawrence's critique of the modern failure of the mystic impulse is present in all the comic moments in his writing where it is used to create an alternative cultural and social space. Lawrence used humour to distance himself from the dominant orthodoxy surrounding him, from the material of his fiction, from his readers, and, finally, from his own often intensely serious preoccupations. This book revises the popular image of Lawrence as a humourless writer and reveals his strategic use of a genuine comic talent
D.H. Lawrence's Sons and lovers : a casebook( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nine essays in this casebook demonstrate the full range of contemporary critical responses to D.H. Lawrence's 'Sons and Lovers', from studies of narrative technique to psychoanalytic and gender-based analysis
The life of William Wordsworth : a critical biography by John Worthen( Book )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By examining the family and financial circumstances of Wordsworth{u2019}s early years, this illuminating biography reshapes our understanding of the great Romantic poet{u2019}s most creative period of life and writing. Features new research into Wordsworth{u2019}s financial situation, and into how the poet and his family survived financially; Offers a new understanding of the role of his great unwritten poem {u2018}The Recluse{u2019}; Presents a new assessment of the relationship between Wordsworth and Coleridge. --Provided by publisher
 
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D.H. Lawrence, the early years, 1885-1912
Alternative Names
John Worthen English academic

Worthen, John

Worthen, T.John

ワーゼン, ジョン

Languages
English (359)

Japanese (2)

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D.H. Lawrence : the life of an outsiderWomen in loveThe lost girlThe gang : Coleridge, the Hutchinsons & the Wordsworths in 1802Women in loveRobert Schumann : life and death of a musicianThe Prussian officer, and other storiesLove among the haystacks and other stories