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Stansky, Peter 1932-

Overview
Works: 61 works in 306 publications in 2 languages and 15,135 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PR6029.R8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Stansky
The unknown Orwell by Peter Stansky( Book )

31 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orwell, the transformation by Peter Stansky( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redesigning the world : William Morris, the 1880s, and the Arts and Crafts by Peter Stansky( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gladstone, a progress in politics by Peter Stansky( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey to the frontier; two roads to the Spanish Civil War by Peter Stansky( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first day of the blitz : September 7, 1940 by Peter Stansky( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On September 7, 1940, the long-feared and anticipated attack by the German Luftwaffe plunged London into a cauldron of fire and devastation. This compelling book recreates that day in all its horror, using rich archival sources and first-hand accounts, many never before published. Eminent historian Peter Stansky weaves together the stories of people who recorded their experiences of the opening hours of the Blitz. Then, exploring more deeply, the author examines what that critical day meant to the nation at the time, and what it came to mean in following years."--Jacket
On or about December 1910 : early Bloomsbury and its intimate world by Peter Stansky( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On or about December 1910 human character changed, Virginia Woolf remarked, and well she might have. The company she kept, the Bloomsbury circle, took shape before the coming of World War I, and would have a lasting impact on English society and culture after the war. This book captures the dazzling world of Bloomsbury at the end of an era, and on the eve of modernism." "Peter Stansky depicts the vanguard of a rising generation seizing its moment. He shows us Woolf in that fateful year, in the midst of an emotional breakdown, reaching a turning point with her first novel, The Voyage Out, and E.M. Forster, already a success, offering Howards End and acknowledging his passion for another man. Here are Roger Fry, prominent art critic and connoisseur, remaking tradition with the epochal exhibition "Manet and the Post-Impressionists"; Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant beginning their most interesting phase as artists; Lytton Strachey signing the contract for his first book; and John Maynard Keynes entering a significant new stage in his illustrious career." "Amid the glittering opulence and dismal poverty, the swirl of Suffragists, anarchists, agitators, and organizers, Stansky - drawing upon his historical and literary skills - brings the intimate world of the Bloomsbury group to life. Their lives, relationships, writings, and ideas entwine, casting one member after another in sharp relief. Even their Dreadnought Hoax, a trick played on the sacred institution of the navy, reveals their boldness and esprit. The picture Stansky presents, with all its drama and detail, encompasses the conflicts and sureties of a changing world of politics, aesthetics, and character."--Jacket
William Morris by Peter Stansky( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Victorian revolution: government and society in Victoria's Britain by Peter Stansky( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London's burning : life, death, and art in the second World War by Peter Stansky( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finally, the authors analyze a less obvious war work, Benjamin Britten's first great opera, Peter Grimes. It was composed during the war years and had its London premiere in June 1945, after victory in Europe but before the conclusion of the war in the East
On Nineteen eighty-four( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churchill; a profile by Peter Stansky( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Left and war; the British Labour Party and World War I by Peter Stansky( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambitions and strategies : the struggle for the leadership of the Liberal Party in the 1890s by Peter Stansky( Book )

13 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sassoon : the worlds of Philip and Sybil by Peter Stansky( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Philip Sassoon (1888-1939), a glamorous and well-known figure in Britain for the first four decades of the twentieth century, was the most eligible bachelor and the greatest host of his time. He attained prominence in the art world, high society and politics. In contrast, his sister Sybil (1894-1989) lived a more private life. Yet she was fascinating in her own right, marrying into the grandest level of the English aristocracy, restoring Houghton - formerly the house of Sir Robert Walpole - to magnificence and serving in the high command of the Women's Royal Naval Service during both world wars." "In this book, Peter Stansky offers the intriguing findings of new archival research and a generous collection of photographs to bring the Sassons and their period into sharp focus. He provides a full account of Philip's election as the youngest Member of Parliament and his service as military secretary to Douglas Haig during the First World War and as parliamentary private secretary to Lloyd George after the war. He follows Philip as he undertakes the building and renovation of town and country houses, cultivates friendships in a wide circle that includes the Royal Family, stages influential art exhibitions and serves as patron to John Singer Sargent and other artists. At the same time Philip was Under-Secretary of State for Air and later First Commissioner of Works. The author also considers Sybil's development from wealthy debutante to the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, and her less celebrated but nonetheless important patronage and conservation work. Using the lives of the Sassoon siblings as a lens through which to view English life, particularly in its highest reaches, Stansky offers new insights into British attitudes toward power, politics, old versus new money, homosexuality, war, Jews, taste and style."--Jacket
England since 1867: continuity and change by Peter Stansky( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From William Morris to Sergeant Pepper : studies in the radical domestic by Peter Stansky( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Peter Stansky puts forward a particular view of Britain and its past. What has continually fascinated him about that intriguing country - a source of both admiration and irritation - is the way in which it copes with change. Although as prone to violence and disruption as almost any other developed country, it yet likes to think of itself as calm and peaceful. There is a curious combination of the power of institutions and of group thinking as well as a true celebration of individualism and a deep admiration for eccentricity. There is a valid claim to be the world's oldest democracy and - although perhaps now under more threat than previously - the world's most successful monarchy. Adaptation and preservation are the name of the game." "Peter Stansky writes with wit and perception about areas of British life that he has made his own."--Jacket
Journey to the frontier: Julian Bell & John Cornford: their lives and the 1930s by Peter Stansky( Book )

15 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian Bell : from Bloomsbury to the Spanish Civil War by Peter Stansky( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography draws upon the expanding archives on Bloomsbury to present Julian Bell's life more completely and more personally than has been done previously. It is an exploration of personal, sexual, intellectual, political, and literary life in England between the two world wars. Through Julian, the book provides important insights on Virginia Woolf, his mother Vanessa Bell, and other members of the Bloomsbury Group. Taking us from London to China to Spain during its civil war, the book is also the story of one young man's life
The unknown Orwell ; Orwell, the transformation by Peter Stansky( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The first day of the blitz : September 7, 1940
Alternative Names
スタンスキィ, P

Languages
English (244)

Spanish (1)

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Gladstone, a progress in politicsJourney to the frontier; two roads to the Spanish Civil WarThe first day of the blitz : September 7, 1940On or about December 1910 : early Bloomsbury and its intimate worldSassoon : the worlds of Philip and SybilFrom William Morris to Sergeant Pepper : studies in the radical domesticJulian Bell : from Bloomsbury to the Spanish Civil War