WorldCat Identities

Thomas, Donald 1926-

Overview
Works: 94 works in 402 publications in 5 languages and 17,423 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Biographies  Detective and mystery fiction  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Naval history  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6070.H6, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald Thomas
Robert Browning, a life within life by Donald Thomas( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse dichter (1812-1889)
The Victorian underworld by Donald Thomas( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author exposes "the teeming underbelly of a world more often associated with gentility and high culture. ... In its gin shops and taverns, hard by the fashionable West End, thrived thieves and beggars, cheats, forgers, and pickpockets, preying on rich and poor alike."--Jacket
The Marquis de Sade by Donald Thomas( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat twee essays over De Sade, een chronologie van zijn leven, zeven van zijn brieven, een bibliogr. en: Dialogue between a priest and a dying man (Dialogue entre un prêtre et un moribond, 1782; eerste uitg. [Paris] : Stendhal, 1926); Philosophy in the bedroom (La philosophie dans le boudoir. A Londres, aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1795); Eugénie de Franval (1788; uitg. in Les crimes de l'amour. Paris : Massé, 1800. Tome 4); Justine, or Good c
Swinburne, the poet in his world by Donald Thomas( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long time burning : the history of literary censorship in England by Donald Thomas( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary censorship in England from the introduction of printing in 1476 to the present is the subject of this book. Topics discussed include (1) the development of prepublication censorship from 1476 to 1695; (2) political censorship generated by fear of enemies at home and abroad: 1695-1760; (3) religious and political censorship in the early 18th century; (4) influences of Societies for the Reformation of Manners on the enforcement of laws against obscene literature, beginning in 1692; (5) liberty versus licentiousness: 1760-1792; (6) struggles against political censorship after 1792, with greater freedoms of speech and the press evident by 1832; (7) expurgation in the 19th century fostered especially by Thomas Bowdler and various organizations working against freedom of the press; (8) Victorian mistranslations, expurgations, and moral censorship exercised chiefly by booksellers, libraries, publishers, and editors; and (9) the relaxed moral censorship in the 20th century which nevertheless continues to exercise its own form of censorship--on racism, pornography, the emancipation of women. A 200-page appendix contains extracts from little-known publications banned during the past 500 years. (Jm)
Henry Fielding by Donald Thomas( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cardigan by Donald Thomas( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan Lieutenant-General James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan Born 16 October 1797 Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, England Died 28 March 1868 (aged 70) Deene Park, Northamptonshire, England Allegiance United Kingdom Service/branch British Army Rank Lieutenant General Unit 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars 15th The King's Hussars 11th Hussars Commands held Light Cavalry Brigade Battles/wars Crimean War Battle of Balaclava Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath Lieutenant General James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, KCB (16 October 1797 ? 28 March 1868), was an officer in the British Army who commanded the Light Brigade during the Crimean War. He led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava. Throughout his life in politics and his long military career he characterised the arrogant and extravagant aristocrat of the period. His progression through the Army was marked by many episodes of extraordinary incompetence, but this can be measured against his generosity to the men under his command and genuine bravery. As a member of the landed aristocracy he had actively and steadfastly opposed any political reform in Britain, but in the last year of his life he relented and came to acknowledge that such reform would bring benefit to all classes of society."--Wikipedia
Death on a pale horse : Sherlock Holmes on Her Majesty's secret service by Donald Thomas( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Holmes and his biographer Dr. Watson go up against their toughest adversary yet when Colonel Hunter Moran, a disgraced English officer, cuts a swath of destruction across the world
Sherlock Holmes and the ghosts of Bly : and other new adventures of the great detective by Donald Thomas( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of new Sherlock Holmes tales includes "The Case of a Boy's Honor," "The Case of the Matinee Idol," and the title story, in which Holmes navigates the occult underworld of Victorian London in order to find a child's true killer
Cochrane : Britannia's last sea-king by Donald Thomas( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Holmes and the king's evil : and other new adventures of the great detective by Donald Thomas( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five original tales inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic character feature Holmes taking on such challenges as the famed siege of Sydney Street, a planned German invasion of America, and a supernatual curse
The secret cases of Sherlock Holmes by Donald Thomas( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes in an international setting. In one, he seeks the blackmailer of an English prince, in another he clears the name of Captain Dreyfus of the French army
The execution of Sherlock Holmes by Donald Thomas( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing historical fact with detective fiction, the cache of the celebrated detective's private papers is once again opened, bringing Holmes and Watson out of retirement to investigate the most notorious mysteries in the annals of true crime
Sherlock Holmes and the voice from the crypt by Donald Thomas( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Detective is challenged with six cases taken from the true-life annals of early twentieth-century crime, presented by Dr. Watson as "unpublished" cases of Sherlock Holmes
Lewis Carroll : a portrait with background by Donald Thomas( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ripper's apprentice by Donald Thomas( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enemy within : hucksters, racketeers, deserters & civilians during the Second World War by Donald Thomas( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to the Grand Hotel by Donald Thomas( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mad hatter summer by Donald Thomas( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State trials by Donald Thomas( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Victorian underworld
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Languages
English (158)

French (3)

Russian (3)

German (1)

Polish (1)

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The Marquis de SadeSwinburne, the poet in his worldSherlock Holmes and the ghosts of Bly : and other new adventures of the great detectiveSherlock Holmes and the king's evil : and other new adventures of the great detectiveThe secret cases of Sherlock HolmesThe execution of Sherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes and the voice from the cryptLewis Carroll : a portrait with backgroundThe enemy within : hucksters, racketeers, deserters & civilians during the Second World War