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Adams, Robert M. (Robert Martin) 1915-1996

Overview
Works: 91 works in 527 publications in 3 languages and 22,854 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  History  Utopian fiction  Satirical literature  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Tragicomedies  Satire 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Originator
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert M Adams
 
Most widely held works by Robert M Adams
Candide, or, Optimism : a new translation, backgrounds, criticism by Voltaire( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents an annotated edition of the story of a simple, optimistic man whose travels take him from one disaster to another; and includes backgrounds, a selection of critical essays, and a summary of the debate surrounding Voltaire's works
The land and literature of England : a historical account by Robert M Adams( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to British literature explores the political, social, intellectual, and cultural history and background of English poetry, fiction, prose, and drama, and analyzes the changing conditions of literary activity
Surface and symbol; the consistency of James Joyce's Ulysses by Robert M Adams( Book )

31 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AfterJoyce : studies in fiction after Ulysses by Robert M Adams( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red and Black : a New Translation, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism by Stendhal( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Norton critical edition
Ikon: John Milton and the modern critics by Robert M Adams( Book )

27 editions published between 1955 and 1972 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nil : episodes in the literary conquest of void during the nineteenth century by Robert M Adams( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New looks at Italian opera : essays in honor of Donald J. Grout by William W Austin( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Jonson's plays and masques : texts of the plays and masques, Jonson on his work, contemporary readers on Jonson, criticism by Ben Jonson( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The egoist : an annotated text, backgrounds, criticism by George Meredith( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the text of George Meredith's classic satirical novel, along with critical essays by Robert Mayo and Virginia Woolf, among others; textual notes; and background essays by the author
Stendhal: notes on a novelist by Robert M Adams( Book )

21 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia : a new translation, backgrounds, criticism by Thomas More( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prince : a new translation, backgrounds, interpretations, peripherica by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strains of discord: studies in literary openness by Robert M Adams( Book )

16 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and Italian and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia : a revised translation, backgrounds, criticism by Thomas More( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a revised translation of Sir Thomas More's classic novel "Utopia," and includes five critical essays plus a selection from Edward Bellamy's "Looking Backward."
Decadent societies by Robert M Adams( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prince and the discourses by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a 16th-century political treatise written by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527). The first two chapters describe the book's scope, defines the various types of principalities and princes and introduces the book's main concerns -- power politics, war craft, and popular goodwill. The author offers practical advice on a variety of matters, including the advantages and disadvantages of various routes to political power, how to acquire and hold new states, how to deal with internal insurrection, how to make alliances, and how to maintain a strong military. Implicit in these chapters are Machiavelli's views regarding free will, human nature, and ethics. He then discusses the qualities of the prince himself. Broadly speaking, this discussion is guided by his underlying view that lofty ideals translate into bad government. This premise is especially true with respect to personal virtue. Certain virtues may be admired for their own sake, but for a prince to act in accordance with virtue is often detrimental to the state. Similarly, certain vices may be frowned upon, but vicious actions are sometimes indispensable to the good of the state. Machiavelli combines this line of reasoning with another: the theme that obtaining the goodwill of the populace is the best way to maintain power. Thus, the appearance of virtue may be more important than true virtue, which may be seen as a liability. The final sections link the book to a specific historical context: Italy's disunity. Machiavelli sets down his account and explanation of the failure of past Italian rulers and concludes with an impassioned plea to the future rulers of the nation. Machiavelli asserts the belief that only Lorenzo de' Medici, to whom the book is dedicated, can restore Italy's honor and pride
Shakespeare, the four romances by Robert M Adams( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad mouth : fugitive papers on the dark side by Robert M Adams( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4e de couv.: Bad Mouth is about the current exhaustion of our vocabulary of abuse, of horror, disgust, and negation. Because the modern imagination has relied so heavily on these themes, their increasing depletion and vulgarization pose serious consequences for literary and plastic arts, of which Mr. Adams tries to suggest a few. From insults and invective, the author moves to a discussion of the ugly, and from there to meditations on the new art of political lying. He concludes with some thoughts on the modern obscene, as a set of effects so deadened by now as to be hard to achieve authentically, and on rags and garbage as prevailing metaphors of the modern condition. Ugly images and hateful expressions represent a last frontier for the imagination. Mr. Adams contemplates, not without gaiety, some of the consequences of reducing this frontier to a smudged and exhausted slum
James Joyce: common sense and beyond by Robert M Adams( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a cempendium of background information and points out the most sensible and economical approaches to Joyce's fiction
 
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The land and literature of England : a historical account
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The land and literature of England : a historical accountRed and Black : a New Translation, Backgrounds and Sources, CriticismBen Jonson's plays and masques : texts of the plays and masques, Jonson on his work, contemporary readers on Jonson, criticismThe egoist : an annotated text, backgrounds, criticismUtopia : a revised translation, backgrounds, criticismThe prince and the discourses
Alternative Names
Adams, Robert, 1915-1996

Adams, Robert M.

Adams, Robert M. 1915-

Adams, Robert M. 1915-1996

Adams, Robert M. (Robert Martin), 1915-

Adams, Robert Martin, 1915-

Adams, Robert Martin, 1915-1996

Krapp, Robert Martin.

Krapp, Robert Martin, 1915-

Krapp, Robert Martin 1915-1996

Robert Merrihew Adams Amerikaans filosoof (1937-1996)

Robert Merrihew Adams filósofo estadounidense

Robert Merrihew Adams philosophe américain

رابرت مریهو آدامز فیلسوف آمریکایی

羅伯特·瑪爾夫·亞當斯

Languages
English (314)

Italian (2)

French (1)