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Bowers, Fredson

Overview
Works: 671 works in 2,012 publications in 6 languages and 37,378 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Picaresque fiction  Novels  Juvenile works  History  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Honoree, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR3454, 823.5
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Most widely held works by Fredson Bowers
The history of Tom Jones, a foundling by Henry Fielding( Book )

60 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovered early one morning by the benevolent Squire Allworthy and his sister Bridget, Tom Jones is raised as a son in their household until he sets out in search of his fortune and his own identity
Lectures on Russian literature by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

44 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colleges over 19e-eeuwse Russische auteurs
Elizabethan revenge tragedy : 1587-1642 by Fredson Bowers( Book )

69 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The description for this book, Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy, 1587-1642, will be forthcoming
Principles of bibliographical description by Fredson Bowers( Book )

82 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on literature by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textual & literary criticism by Fredson Bowers( Book )

50 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary critic tends to think that the textual scholar or bibliographer, happily occupied in his travel drudgery, has not much to say that he would care to hear, so there is a gulf between them. Professor Bowers advances to the edge of this gulf and says several forceful things across it; they turn out to be important and interesting, though occasionally scathing. The first chapter reminds us that the literary critic can only criticise with confidence when the textual critic has established what the author wrote; Professor Bowers indicates how very much has yet to be done. The second chapter takes a particular case, Walt Whitman's copy' for the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass, and shows how the bibliographer can, by ingenious but rigorous deduction, give an insight into the growth of an author's conception of the nature and aim of his work. The other two lectures, on Shakespeare and other early dramatic texts, will show non-specialists the striking advances in editorial technique, and the growth of standards of scholarship in these studies
The dramatic works of Thomas Dekker by Thomas Dekker( Book )

18 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Christopher Marlowe by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works in the Beaumont and Fletcher canon by Francis Beaumont( Book )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on Don Quixote by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous writer challenges popular views of Cervantes' classic masterpiece in nine discourses based on lectures given at Harvard from 1951-1952
Elizabethan dramatists( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on playwrights writing during the Elizabethan era which includes not only the years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603), but loosely includes the reigns of James I and Charles I up to the closing of the theatres by the Commonwealth in 1642. Also includes essays on theatre in Shakespeare's time and the publication of English Renaissance plays
Jacobean and Caroline dramatists( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on dramatists whose careers ranged from 1558 to 1649 under the rule of Kings James I and Charles II
Whitman's manuscripts: Leaves of grass (1860) A parallel text by Walt Whitman( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 1969 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of truth by William James( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE pivotal part of my book named Pragmatism is its account of the relation called 'truth' which may obtain between an idea (opinion, belief, statement, or what not) and its object. 'Truth,' I there say, 'is a property of certain of our ideas. It means their agreement, as falsity means their disagreement, with reality. Pragmatists and intellectualists both accept this definition as a matter of course. 'Where our ideas [do] not copy definitely their object, what does agreement with that object mean? ... Pragmatism asks its usual question. "Grant an idea or belief to be true," it says, "what concrete difference will its being true make in any one's actual life? What experiences [may] be different from those which would obtain if the belief were false? How will the truth be realized? What, in short, is the truth's cash-value in experiential terms?" The moment pragmatism asks this question, it sees the answer: TRUE IDEAS ARE THOSE THAT WE CAN ASSIMILATE, VALIDATE, CORROBORATE, AND VERIFY. FALSE IDEAS ARE THOSE THAT WE CANNOT. That is the practical difference it makes to us to have true ideas; that therefore is the meaning of truth, for it is all that truth is known as
The principles of psychology by William James( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Principles of Psychology is a monumental text in the history of psychology, written by William James and published in 1890. There were four methods in James' psychology: analysis (i.e. the logical criticism of precursor and contemporary views of the mind), introspection (i.e. the psychologist's study of his own states of mind), experiment (e.g. in hypnosis or neurology), and comparison (the use of statistical means to distinguish norms from anomalies)
Bibliography and textual criticism by Fredson Bowers( Book )

31 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The will to believe and other essays in popular philosophy by William James( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At most of our American Colleges there are Clubs formed by the students devoted to particular branches of learning; and these clubs have the laudable custom of inviting once or twice a year some maturer scholar to address them, the occasion often being made a public one. I have from time to time accepted such invitations, and afterwards had my discourse printed in one or other of the Reviews. It has seemed to me that these addresses might now be worthy of collection in a volume, as they shed explanatory light upon each other, and taken together express a tolerably definite philosophic attitude in a very untechnical way. Were I obliged to give a short name to the attitude in question, I should call it that of radical empiricism, in spite of the fact that such brief nicknames are nowhere more misleading than in philosophy. I say 'empiricism, ' because it is contented to regard its most assured conclusions concerning matters of fact as hypotheses liable to modification in the course of future experience; and I say 'radical, ' because it treats the doctrine of monism itself as an hypothesis, and, unlike so much of the half-way empiricism that is current under the name of positivism or agnosticism or scientific naturalism, it does not dogmatically affirm monism as something with which all experience has got to square"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
A wonder book, and Tanglewood tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Greek myths retold as fairy tales
Essays in philosophy by William James( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in Philosophy brings together twenty-one essays, reviews, and occasional pieces published by James between 1876 and 1910. They range in subject from a concern with the teaching of philosophy and appraisals of philosophers to analyses of important problems
The house of the seven gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

7 editions published between 1940 and 1971 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the Pyncheon family living for years in a home under a man's curse until his death restores the peace of their house
 
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Lectures on Russian literature
Alternative Names
Amerykański bibliograf, pedagog, edytor.

Bauėrs, F. 1905-1991

Bauèrs, Fredson.

Bowers, F. T.

Bowers, F. T. 1905-1991

Bowers, F. T. (Fredson Thayer)

Bowers, F. T. (Fredson Thayer), 1905-1991

Bowers, Fredson

Bowers, Fredson 1905-

Bowers Fredson 1905-1991

Bowers, Fredson T.

Bowers, Fredson T. 1905-1991

Bowers, Fredson Thayer.

Bowers, Fredson Thayer 1905-1991

Fredson Bowers Amerikaans literatuurhistoricus (1905-1991)

Fredson Bowers amerikanischer Buchwissenschaftler

Fredson Bowers Bibliographer

Thayer Bowers, Fredson 1905-1991

바워스, 프레드슨

バワーズ, フレドソン

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Lectures on Russian literaturePrinciples of bibliographical descriptionLectures on literatureTextual & literary criticismThe dramatic works of Thomas DekkerThe complete works of Christopher MarloweThe dramatic works in the Beaumont and Fletcher canonLectures on Don Quixote