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Tanner, Tony

Overview
Works: 100 works in 898 publications in 6 languages and 22,843 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Psychological fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Sea stories  Fictional autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, Other
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works about Tony Tanner
 
Most widely held works by Tony Tanner
Henry James : the writer and his work by Tony Tanner( Book )

54 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of words: American fiction, 1950-1970 by Tony Tanner( Book )

39 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a penetrating critical commentary on the works of twenty-five contemporary novelists including Barth, Mailer, Bellow, Heller, Updike and Malamud
Jane Austen by Tony Tanner( Book )

36 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tanner addresses the issues that have continually occupied Austen's most perceptive critics in this reissued edition that also features a new Preface by leading Romantic scholar Marilyn Gaull, who examines Tanner's background and places the original work in context
Adultery in the novel : contract and transgression by Tony Tanner( Book )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reign of wonder, naivety and reality in American literature by Tony Tanner( Book )

33 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Pynchon by Tony Tanner( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes of nature, signs of men by Tony Tanner( Book )

31 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American mystery : American literature from Emerson to DeLillo by Tony Tanner( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prefaces to Shakespeare by Tony Tanner( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the final ten years of his life, Tony Tanner tackled the largest project any critic in English can take on, writing a preface to each of Shakespeare's plays. This collection serves as a comprehensive introduction for the general reader. Tanner brings Shakespeare to life, explicating everything from big-picture issues such as the implications of shifts in Elizabethan culture to close readings of Shakespeare's deployment of complex words in his plays.--[book jacket]
Saul Bellow by Tony Tanner( Book )

26 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conrad: Lord Jim by Tony Tanner( Book )

37 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale, who defied capture
Venice desired by Tony Tanner( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen( Book )

66 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romantic clash of two opinionated young people in the class-conscious 18th century
The Oxford book of sea stories by Tony Tanner( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'And then went down to the ship.' Thus, with a nod to Homer, Ezra Pound began his own epic odyssey through world literature and the modern world. There is no literature without a departure, a setting forth; and very often that has meant leaving the land for the more uncertain world of the sea
Henry James and the art of nonfiction by Tony Tanner( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Henry James and the Art of Nonfiction, Tony Tanner shows how James radically transformed the nonfiction genres of travel writing, literary criticism, and autobiography, just as he transformed the novel." "Exploring the developments and characteristics of James's travel writing, Tanner observes that "absence rather than presence; shadow rather than substance; broken eloquence esteemed more than confidently replete utterance" are its central features. By deliberately withholding information, writes Tanner, James gives the reader "something rare and incomparable. Not only a sense of a place or of the past. But as one reads him, a sense of that sense. It can take one's breath away."" "Tanner then examines the kind of theory James offers for literary criticism - if indeed it does not amount to an antitheory - and looks closely at James's criticism of four writers whom the author admired: George Eliot, Ivan Turgenev, Honore de Balzac, and Gustave Flaubert, Tanner begins by discussing "The Art of Fiction," the closest James ever came to making a theoretical statement. According to Tanner, James's criticism is the "reverse of schematic." James wants to challenge prescriptive categorizations and fixed taxonomies with regard to such matters as narration, description, dialogue, character, and incident. For James, criticism is not, and cannot be, a theory. It is an art."
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Book )

49 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1814. Edited with and introduction and notes by Tony Tanner.; This title also available as a film
The Blithedale romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Hawthorne's own experience of a Utopian socialist community outside Boston, this novel tells of the attempts of a like-minded group to begin reforming a dissipated America. However, rather than dropping bad habits and changing the world, they find themselves pursuing egotistical paths
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( Book )

53 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor and passionate Marianne, whose chances at marriage seem doomed by their family's sudden loss of fortune
The comedies by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Tanner, Paul Antony

Tener, Toni 1935-1998

Tony Tanner critico letterario britannico

Тони Тэннер

タナー, トニー

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Jane AustenThe reign of wonder, naivety and reality in American literatureScenes of nature, signs of menThe American mystery : American literature from Emerson to DeLilloPrefaces to ShakespeareMoby-DickVenice desiredJane Austen's Pride and prejudice