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Cecil, David 1902-1986

Overview
Works: 217 works in 1,491 publications in 4 languages and 29,150 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Portraits  Photographs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Instrumentalist, Contributor, Illustrator
Classifications: DA536.M5, B
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Most widely held works by David Cecil
A portrait of Jane Austen by David Cecil( Book )

65 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on Jane Austen's letters, novels and other people's memories of her, Lord David Cecil sets out 'to reconstruct and depict her living personality and to explore its relation to her art'. The portrait that emerges is of a clear-sighted, observant, strong-minded woman whose witty and ironic representation of her own society has delighted readers for centuries
Melbourne by David Cecil( Book )

53 editions published between 1939 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, PC, FRS (1779-1848), usually addressed as Lord Melbourne, was a British Whig statesman who served as Home Secretary (1830-1834) and Prime Minister (1834 and 1835-1841). He is best known for his intense and successful mentoring of Queen Victoria, at ages 18-21, in the ways of politics. Historians have concluded that Melbourne does not rank high as a prime minister, for there were no great foreign wars or domestic issues to handle, he lacked major achievements, and he enunciated no grand principles. His most famous dictum in politics was "Why not leave it alone?", quoted by those who object to change for change's sake. The city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, was named in his honor in March 1837, as he was Prime Minister at the time. Melbourne was dismissed by King William IV in 1834, the last British prime minister to be dismissed by a monarch.--Wikipedia
Modern verse in English, 1900-1950 by David Cecil( Book )

46 editions published between 1958 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology aims at giving a representative selection of poetry in English published between 1900 and 1950. It includes both British and American poets and is the only anthology of the period to do so. Lord David Cecil contributes an introduction to the British poets; Professor Allen Tate to the American. The poets themselves are arranged in a single chronological sequence
The Oxford book of Christian verse by David Cecil( Book )

38 editions published between 1940 and 1985 in English and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord David Cecil, well known for his writings, and particularly for his brilliant lives of the poet Cowper and of the young Lord Melbourne, has set out in this anthology to make a full and representative collection of English religious verse
Hardy : the novelist: an essay in criticism by David Cecil( Book )

99 editions published between 1916 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study was composed as a course of lectures. I fear that, transferred to the printed page, its mode of expression may seem at once too colloquial and too declamatory, too loose in structure and too emphatic in phrase, not to jar on a fastidious taste. If so, I hope my critics will remember that it was designed to be heard by an audience, not perused by a solitary reader and will grant me their indulgence. May I also take this occasion to thank the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge, first for doing me the honour of inviting me to deliver the Clark Lectures, and secondly for the warmth of their welcome to me during my sojourn in their stately courts
Early Victorian novelists: essays in revaluation by David Cecil( Book )

114 editions published between 1934 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays are derived from a series of lectures on the Victorian novel delivered at Oxford two or three years ago.-Prefatory note
The stricken deer; or, The life of Cowper by David Cecil( Book )

99 editions published between 1847 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max, a biography by David Cecil( Book )

39 editions published between 1964 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated: The Margaret A. Bailey Art Collection
Victorian novelists; essays in revaluation by David Cecil( Book )

23 editions published between 1958 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Young Melbourne, and the story of his marriage with Caroline Lamb by David Cecil( Book )

64 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om William Lamb (1779-1848), senere engelsk permierminister, og hans hustru, Caroline Lamb (1785-1828), hvis forhold til digteren Byron blev ægteskabets endeligt
Visionary and dreamer; two poetic painters: Samuel Palmer and Edward Burne-Jones by David Cecil( Book )

48 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fine art of reading, and other literary studies by David Cecil( Book )

29 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cecils of Hatfield House : an English ruling family by David Cecil( Book )

28 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Cecil family of England between the late 1400s and 1973. The family held peerage titles of the Marquess of Salisbury and earlier the Earl of Salisbury. Even earlier (in the 1500s), for one generation, a Cecil was the first Earl of Exeter. The family was related by intermarriage to the Duke of Devonshire, the Marquess of Westmeath, and the Earls of Kinnoull, Oxford and Selborne
Two quiet lives: Dorothy Osborne, Thomas Gray by David Cecil( Book )

57 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets and story-tellers; a book of critical essays by David Cecil( Book )

37 editions published between 1949 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il relève le dépouillement, la sévérité voulus par Constant dans le canevas et le style du roman
A portrait of Charles Lamb by David Cecil( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Victorian album : Julia Margaret Cameron and her circle by Julia Margaret Cameron( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julia Margaret Cameron is acknowledged as one of the great portrait photographers. This is a near facsimile of the original album that she presented to Mia Jackson, her sister. It includes people such as Tennyson, GF Watts, and others but it is also a family album with photos by Somers, Carroll and Rejlander as well as Cameron"--Publisher's description
Romance of English literature by W. J Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English poets by David Cecil( Book )

38 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new book of English verse by Charles Williams( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 1985 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A portrait of Jane Austen
Alternative Names
Cecil, David

Cecil, David, Lord

Cecil, Edward Christian David

Cecil, Edward Christian David 1902-1986 Lord

Cecil, Edward Christian David Gascoyne.

Cecil, Edward Christian David Gascoyne 1902-1986 Lord

Cecil, Edward Christian David Gascoyne, Lord, 1902-1986

Cecil, Edward Christian David, Lord, 1902-1986

David Cecil britischer Schriftsteller

Gascoyne-Cecil, Edward Christian David 1902-1986

Lord David Cecil Brits auteur (1902-1986)

Lord David Cecil écrivain britannique

セシル, デイヴィッド

デイヴィッド・セシル (1902-1986)

Languages
English (882)

French (5)

German (1)

Swedish (1)

Covers
The fine art of reading, and other literary studiesThe English poets