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Blythe, Ronald 1922-

Overview
Works: 138 works in 600 publications in 4 languages and 11,112 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Novels  Pastoral fiction  Novels of manners  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Case studies  History  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Other, Writer of accompanying material, Actor
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Akenfield; portrait of an English village by Ronald Blythe( Book )

96 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ronald Blythe's Akenfield, which gives voice to the inhabitants of a rural village in Suffolk, England, was an early and shining example of what an oral history could be. This colorful, perceptive portrayal of country life reverberates with the voices of the village inhabitants. Blythe let his subjects speak their minds, and we are privileged to listen in on recollections and opinions of a wide variety of village residents, from the schoolteacher to the blacksmith, from survivors of World War I to the youngest generation of farmworkers--and nearly everyone in between. Providing insights into nearly a century of lived experience of farming, education, class struggle, and religious practice, Akenfield forms a unique document of a way of life that has, in many ways, disappeared since the book's first publication in 1969."--Wheelers.co.nz
The view in winter : reflections on old age by Ronald Blythe( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of illusion; England in the twenties and thirties, 1919-1940 by Ronald Blythe( Book )

37 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this reconstruction of life in England between the two world wars, Ronald Blythe highlights a number of key episodes and personalities which typify the flavour of those two extraordinary decades. He begins with the burial in Westminster Abbey of the Unknown Soldier. This was nearly two years after the last shot had been fired in battle and the near-delirium of 1919 - a boom year though few families were out of mourning - was giving way to the uneasy realization that the world was still far from being a place fit for heroes to live in. The period abounded with colourful figures whose idiosyncrasies Ronald Blythe relishes. The absurd Joynson-Hicks cleaning up London's morals while defending General Dyer shooting down nearly 400 Indians at Amritsar; Mrs Meyrick, the night-club queen of London, being regularly raided at the famous '43'; John Reith putting the B.B.C. on its feet and the public in its place; and headline stealers such as Amy Johnson and T.E. Lawrence. Behind this garish facade, the author shows the new writers emerging at the turn of the decade from their embarrassingly middle-class backgrounds and traces the birth of Britain's first radical intelligentsia. The popular front, the cartoonist David Low's Colonel Blimp and the Left Book Club characterise the much-changed political climate of the 1930s. There, dealing with Jarrow, the Spanish Civil War and Munich, Ronald Blythe show his capacity for writing with an urgency no less effective for its restraint. Coupled with the delightful astringency he brings to such rather less weighty matters as the Brighton trunk murders and the Rector of Stiffkey's remarkable capers, Ronald Blythe demonstrated in this early book his impressive gifts as a social historian
Places, an anthology of Britain by Ronald Blythe( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far from the madding crowd : an authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van gewone mensen met hun lief en leed in het Engelse district Wessex in de tweede helft van de 19e eeuw
Characters and their landscapes by Ronald Blythe( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divine landscapes by Ronald Blythe( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma by Jane Austen( Book )

60 editions published between 1816 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vital, interesting, complex and predisposed to play a power game with other people's emotions, Emma is none the less one of Jane Austen's immortal creations. Dominating the novel as she dominates the small provincial world of Highbury, her forays into the matchmaking arena bring her up sharply against the follies of her egotism and selfishness. The consequent crisis, her bitter regrets and the happy resolution are plaotted with Jane Austen's incomparable art in this sharp and gloriously sparkling comedy of self-deceit and self-discovery." -- Back of book
The Pleasures of diaries : four centuries of private writing( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visitors : the stories of Ronald Blythe by Ronald Blythe( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of illusion : glimpses of Britain between the wars, 1919-1940 by Ronald Blythe( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The awkward age, a novel by Henry James( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nanda Brookenham is 'coming out' in London society where she finds herself thrust into a vicious and immoral circle
The stories of Ronald Blythe by Ronald Blythe( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private words : letters and diaries from the Second World War by Ronald Blythe( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shell book of English villages by John Hadfield( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Headlands by Ronald Blythe( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings by William Hazlitt( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1987 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldeburgh anthology by Ronald Blythe( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First friends by Ronald Blythe( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ronald Blythe discovered a trunk full of letters in John and Christine Nash's farm after their death - letters from artists Paul and John Nash, Dora Carrington and Christine Kuhlenthal. He presents their letters in this book with startling paintings of the group. Here is a book about student days, the Western Front, friendship and courtship, and the real passion which all four shared - a love of landscape
Word from Wormingford : a parish year by Ronald Blythe( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Far from the madding crowd : an authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism
Alternative Names
Blythe Ronald

Blythe, Ronald George 1922-

Ronald Blythe British writer

Ronald Blythe écrivain britannique

Languages
English (371)

French (9)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The view in winter : reflections on old ageThe age of illusion; England in the twenties and thirties, 1919-1940Far from the madding crowd : an authoritative text, backgrounds, criticismDivine landscapesEmmaThe awkward age, a novelThe stories of Ronald BlytheSelected writings