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Holden, Anthony 1947-

Works: 109 works in 335 publications in 7 languages and 15,207 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Film adaptations  Biography‡vPictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Honoree, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: DA591.A33, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Anthony Holden
Most widely held works by Anthony Holden
William Shakespeare : the man behind the genius : a biography by Anthony Holden( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Re-creates the colorful and dramatic life of William Shakespeare, detailing the youth, marriage, and theatrical career of the legendary bard
Laurence Olivier by Anthony Holden( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the 20th century English actor describing his life and achievements. iSBN 0-689-11536-9
Tchaikovsky : a biography by Anthony Holden( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Russian and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, discussing his music, his childhood and devotion to his family, his homosexuality and short-lived marriage, and the mystery surrounding his early death at the age of fifty-three
The tarnished crown : Princess Diana and the House of Windsor by Anthony Holden( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holden traces the collapse of the "family" monarchy; the true extent of the Queen's wealth; the changing associations between Crown, Church, and Parliament; and the failure of four royal marriages
Behind the Oscar : the secret history of the Academy Awards by Anthony Holden( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simple hype? Is that really all there is behind the Oscar? Just a lot of propaganda, a frenzied ritual of self-promotion, a debasement of character and culture - and for what? A shiny statuette of a naked and featureless little man? Well, yes, maybe "hype" is a major part of the whole affair, but "simple" ...? Not by a long shot. Every year, on the last Monday in March, the reigning royalty of the movie business dress up in their finest feathers - sometimes literally - to attend the ceremony sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. At that ceremony, years of struggle and study and sacrifice and hard work - capped by weeks of intense campaigning, awesome in-fighting, blatant self-aggrandizement, and shameless displays of naked desire - are rewarded. The Academy Awards! As Anthony Holden explains at the start of Behind the Oscar, his fascinating and devilish look at this perennial affair, "However rich and famous movie stars may become, however admired and envied by audiences and colleagues alike, their cup will not actually run over until their name emerges from one of [the] envelopes, and they can sob their way through an Oscar acceptance speech. [The] winners will bask in the glow of apparent immortality - the highest honor even Hollywood can confer - as well a boosting their fantastical fees. For those already in possession of most that this world can offer, it is a consummation devoutly to be wished - and a wish they will go to any lengths to consummate." Historically, the Academy Awards, first presented in 1927, were an offshoot of an effort by the then-powerful Hollywood studios to defeat the unions that threatened to cut into their considerable profits. At first the Awards were self-congratulatory, back-slapping affairs, dinner parties at which actors and actresses who had kept their noses clean and whose movies had made money were rewarded for their work. Quickly, however, these annual rites assumed a life of their own, growing over the years to the self-congratulatory, back-slapping colossus that today fascinates millions and millions of people the world over. Behind the Oscar is the story of these awards and how they grew, and, in a way, it's the story of Hollywood itself. Spanning the entire history of the Awards (including the 1991 Academy Awards) and reviewing the famous winners and losers (e.g., Katharine Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin), and the not-so-famous people (Luise Rainer, winner of back-to-back Oscars for Best Actress) whose lives have been touched by Oscar magic, Anthony Holden cleverly guides the reader through the ins and outs, the complex, confounding machinations that make up Oscar's history. Complete with a multitude of award lists, dozens of photos, and enough behind-the-scenes gossip to satisfy even the most jaded, Behind the Oscar is the best written, most enlightening, and easily the most entertaining look ever at Hollywood at its best and worst. To paraphrase Sally Field upon winning her second Oscar: "You'll like it, you'll really like it!"
Prince Charles by Anthony Holden( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the current Prince of Wales, the heir to the British throne
Charles at fifty by Anthony Holden( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Charles III : a biography by Anthony Holden( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Almost a decade ago, when Anthony Holden wrote Charles, Prince of Wales, it was immediately haeled ad the definitive work on its subject. Now, as the Prince turns forty, Holden has has produced a completely new work, as intimate and incisive as the first, but updated to reflect the man that Charles has become
William Shakespeare his life and work by Anthony Holden( )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This biography of the most celebrated writer in history tracks Shakespeare's life from his youth in the Warwickshire countryside (before his seven-year "disappearance") to his life in London as an apprentice actor, his return to Stratford as a prosperous "gentleman" and his death at age 52
William Shakespeare : an illustrated biography by Anthony Holden( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wit in the dungeon : the remarkable life of Leigh Hunt--poet, revolutionary, and the last of the romantics by Anthony Holden( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holden's narrative brings to life a pivotal moment in literary and political history--the world of England in the first half of the 19th century and the transition from the Romantics to the Victorians. A tirelessly prolific poet, essayist, editor, and critic, Hunt was the beating heart of a Romantic literary circle, an intimate of Keats and Shelley, Byron, Hazlitt, and Lamb. While campaigning fearlessly for political reform, he invented theater criticism as we know it and launched the careers of numerous poets whose names now overshadow his own. But he survived most of his youthful companions to become an elder statesman of Victorian literature, the friend and champion of Thackeray, Tennyson, Browning, and Dickens.--From publisher description
Poems that make grown men cry : 100 men on the words that move them by Anthony Holden( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A unique collection of the world's finest poets and their most touching poems that has moved one hundred internationally renowned men to tears"--
Charles : a biography by Anthony Holden( Book )
22 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and German and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Olivier by Anthony Holden( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diana : her life & her legacy by Anthony Holden( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, discussing her childhood, her courtship and royal marriage, her charity work, and her qualities as a mother; and including over 150 photographs from every stage of her life
Of presidents, prime ministers, and princes : a decade in Fleet Street by Anthony Holden( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greek pastoral poetry; Theocritus, Bion, Moschus, the pattern poems by Anthony Holden( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man who wrote Mozart : the extraordinary life of Lorenzo Da Ponte by Anthony Holden( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In June 1805, a 56-year-old Italian immigrant disembarked in Philadelphia carrying only a violin. Before dying in New York 23 years later, in his ninetieth year, he would find New World respectability as a bookseller, then as the first Professor of Italian at Columbia University. For now, he set up shop as a grocer. There was always an air of mystery about the Abbé Lorenzo da Ponte. A scholarly poet, teacher and priest, with a devoted wife, he also had a reputation as a womanizer. Da Ponte charmed all he met, pioneering the place of Italian music in American life. The many lives of Lorenzo da Ponte - librettist of Mozart's three great operas, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi Fan Tutte - begin in Venice, linger in Vienna and London and finish in New York, where today he lies buried in an unmarked grave in the world's largest cemetery. --book jacket
A princely marriage : Charles & Diana : the first ten years by Anthony Holden( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles and Diana, The First Ten Years
The drama of love, life & death in Shakespeare by Anthony Holden( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Holden, A J
Holden, Anthony
Holden, Anthony Ivan 1947-
ホールデン, アンソニー
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