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Worthen, John

Works: 88 works in 541 publications in 5 languages and 18,263 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Romance fiction  Bibliography  Reviews  Humor  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, Redactor
Classifications: PR6023.A93, 823.912
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Most widely held works about John Worthen
Most widely held works by John Worthen
Women in love by D. H Lawrence( Book )

56 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is the first version of Lawrence's novel widely regarded as his greatest, 'Women in Love'. His work was rejected by every publisher who saw it at the time, but this at long last is its very first publication
D.H. Lawrence : the life of an outsider by John Worthen( Book )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quoting extensively from rarely seen letters and drawing on a wealth of original research, John Worthen tells Lawrence's story from the inside for the first time: following him from his awkward and intense youth in a Midlands colliery town; through his troubled and turbulent relationship with Frieda and his equally fiery friendships with figures such as Katherine Mansfield, Ottoline Morrell and Aldous Huxley: through the years of exile abroad in Europe and New Mexico during which he produced his most vital and provocative writing; down to his premature death from tuberculosis in the South of France at the age of 44." "This biography offers a bold reappraisal of the man who, throughout his life, considered himself to be an outsider and whose place within literary and social history has remained challenging and changeable long after his death. What emerges is an intimate and absolutely compelling study of an individual in angry revolt against his class, culture and country, and engaged in a passionate struggle to live in accordance with his beliefs."--Jacket
D.H. Lawrence, the early years, 1885-1912 by John Worthen( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse schrijver (1885-1930)
D.H. Lawrence : a reference companion by Paul Poplawski( )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.H. Lawrence remains one of the most popular and studied authors of the 20th century. This book is a comprehensive but easy to use reference guide to Lawrence's life, works, and critical reception. The volume has been systematically structured to convey a coherent overall sense of Lawrence's achievement and critical reputation, but it is also designed to enable the reader who may be interested in only one aspect of Lawrence's career, perhaps even in only one of his novels or stories, to find relevant information quickly and easily without having to read other parts of the text.||The book begi
The Cambridge introduction to Samuel Taylor Coleridge by John Worthen( )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author of 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', 'Kubla Khan' and 'Christabel', and co-author with Wordsworth of Lyrical Ballads in 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge was one of the great writers and thinkers of the Romantic revolution. This introduction discusses his interest in language and his private notebooks, as well as his poems, his literary criticism and his biography. The author presents a range of readings of Coleridge's work, along with biographical context and historical background
The lost girl by D. H Lawrence( Book )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Journey of a woman caught between two worlds and two lives - one mired in dreary, industrial England and a life of convention, the other set in the vibrant Italian landscape holding the promise of sensual liberation"--CD Container
D.H. Lawrence : a literary life by John Worthen( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study describes Lawrence's day to day achievement as a professional writer and the problems which influenced his writing
The gang : Coleridge, the Hutchinsons & the Wordsworths in 1802 by John Worthen( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Over a dramatic six-month period in 1802, William Wordsworth, S.T. Coleridge, Wordsworth's sister Dorothy, and the two Hutchinson sisters Sara and Mary formed a close-knit group whose members saw or wrote to one another constantly. Coleridge, whose marriage was collapsing, was in love with Sara, and Wordsworth was about to be married to Mary, who would be moving in beside Dorothy in their Grasmere cottage. Throughout this extraordinary period both poets worked on some of their finest and most familiar poems, Coleridge's Dejection: An Ode and Wordsworth's Immortality Ode. In this fascinating book, John Worthen recreates the group's intertwined lives and the effect they had on one another. Drawing on the group's surviving letters, and poems, as well as Dorothy's diaries, Worthen throws new light on many old problems. He examines the prehistory of the events of 1802, the dynamics of the group between March and July, the summer of 1802, when Wordsworth and Dorothy visited Calais to see his ex-mistress and his daughter Caroline, and the wedding between Wordsworth and Mary in October of that year. In an epilogue he looks forward to the ways in which relationships changed during 1803, concentrating on a single day--11 January 1803--in the lives of the group
D.H. Lawrence's Sons and lovers : a casebook( )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nine essays in this casebook demonstrate the full range of contemporary critical responses to D.H. Lawrence's 'Sons and Lovers', from studies of narrative technique to psychoanalytic and gender-based analysis
Robert Schumann : life and death of a musician by John Worthen( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This biography offers a fresh account of Robert Schumann's life. It confronts the traditional perception of the doom-laden Romantic, forced by depression into a life of helpless, poignant sadness. John Worthen's attention to the original sources reveals Schumann to have been an astute, witty, articulate and immensely determined individual who, with little support from his background in provincial Saxony, painstakingly taught himself his craft as a musician, overcame problem after problem in his professional life and married the woman he loved after a tremendous battle with his father-in-law. Schumann was neither manic depressive nor schizophrenic, though he struggled with financial problems and illness. He worked prodigiously hard to develop his range of musical styles and to earn his living, only to be struck down, at the age of forty-four, by a vile and incurable disease."--Jacket
The Prussian officer, and other stories by D. H Lawrence( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twelve short stories written by Lawrence between the years of 1907 and 1914
The life of William Wordsworth : a critical biography by John Worthen( )

17 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By examining the family and financial circumstances of Wordsworth's early years, this illuminating biography reshapes our understanding of the great Romantic poet's most creative period of life and writing. Features new research into Wordsworth's financial situation, and into how the poet and his family survived financially Offers a new understanding of the role of his great unwritten poem 'The Recluse' Presents a new assessment of the relationship between Wordsworth and Coleridge
D.H. Lawrence and the idea of the novel by John Worthen( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love among the haystacks and other stories by D. H Lawrence( Book )

27 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eerste liefdeservaringen van twee jongens op het Engelse platteland
T.S. Eliot : a short biography by John Worthen( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography frees T.S. Eliot from his cold and unemotional image. It offers a sympathetic study of his first marriage which does not attempt to blame, but to understand; it shows how Eliot's poetry can be read for its revelations about his inner world
Introductions and reviews by D. H Lawrence( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume collects together the introductions and reviews for which Lawrence was responsible over the whole duration of his writing career, from 1911 to 1930; it includes the book review which was the last thing he ever wrote, in the Ad Astra Sanatorium in Vence. The forty-nine separate items include some of his most compelling literary productions: for example, the fascinating Memoir of Maurice Magnus of 1921-1922, his only extended piece of biographical writing. All the texts, a number of them previously unpublished, have been freshly edited and are supplied with extensive Explanatory notes."--Jacket
Studies in classic American literature by D. H Lawrence( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book first published in 1923, provides a cross-section of Lawrence's writing on American literature from the previous six years, including landmark essays on Benjamin Franklin, Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard Dana, Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. Eight of the essays were first published in the English Review 1918-19, but Lawrence continued to work on his material, with the aim of producing a full-length book; at various times fifteen separate items belonged to it, all of them revised on different occasions, some of them four or five times, and often corrected with the errors of their predecessors preserved. This volume offers the final 1923 version of the text in a newly corrected and uncensored form; it contains the complete surviving 1918-19 text of the essays of the English Review period, including two previously unpublished essay versions; it offers five previously unpublished essays from 1919, as well as a host of other materials (for example, four different versions of Lawrence's pioneering essay on Whitman are included)
The plays by D. H Lawrence( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This first complete edition of Lawrence's plays contains eight full-length plays and two fragments. Six of the plays - A Collier's Friday Night, The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, The Merry-go-Round, The Married Man, The Fight for Barbara and The Daughter-in-Law - were written between 1909 and 1913, the period when Lawrence was establishing himself as a writer. They are arguably among his best early work. Yet Lawrence never saw a play of his own on the stage. Only two were performed in his lifetime, and only three were published. The play often regarded as his best, The Daughter-in-Law, remained unpublished until 1965. Up to now, the plays have existed only in faulty or incomplete texts; this edition, drawn from Lawrence's own surviving manuscripts and typescripts, makes it possible for the first time to read and to stage Lawrence's plays as he wrote them."--Jacket
D.H. Lawrence by John Worthen( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence and comedy( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence's genius is unquestioned, but he is seldom considered a writer interested in comedy. This 1996 collection of essays by distinguished scholars explores the range, scope and sheer verve of Lawrence's comic writing. Comedy for Lawrence was not, as his contemporary Freud insisted, a mere defence mechanism. The comic mode enabled him to function parodically to undermine radically those forms of authority from which he always felt estranged. Lawrence's critique of the modern failure of the mystic impulse is present in all the comic moments in his writing where it is used to create an alternative cultural and social space. Lawrence used humour to distance himself from the dominant orthodoxy surrounding him, from the material of his fiction, from his readers, and, finally, from his own often intensely serious preoccupations. This book revises the popular image of Lawrence as a humourless writer and reveals his strategic use of a genuine comic talent
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D.H. Lawrence, the early years, 1885-1912 D.H. Lawrence
D.H. Lawrence : the life of an outsiderD.H. Lawrence, the early years, 1885-1912D.H. Lawrence : a reference companionThe Cambridge introduction to Samuel Taylor ColeridgeThe lost girlThe gang : Coleridge, the Hutchinsons & the Wordsworths in 1802D.H. Lawrence's Sons and lovers : a casebookRobert Schumann : life and death of a musician
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