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Quennell, Peter 1905-1993

Works: 468 works in 1,922 publications in 5 languages and 42,365 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Dictionaries  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Diaries  Literature  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler, Publishing director, Creator, Commentator for written text
Classifications: D1, 928.2
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The Colosseum by Peter Quennell( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from literary works inspired by the ruin and reproductions of works of art accompany an illustrated history of the vast monument. Bibliog
History today( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 2,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's who in Shakespeare by Peter Quennell( Book )

61 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide covering every character mentioned in the Shakespearian canon. Each of the over one thousand entries provides a summary of the character and establishes his or her importance in the action of the play. Also included are many quotations by Shakespeare's early critics, such as Johnson, Coleridge, and Hazlitt, as well as references to famous stagings of the play
Shakespeare, a biography by Peter Quennell( Book )

30 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Pope; the education of genius, 1688-1728 by Peter Quennell( Book )

39 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The close relationship between Pope's personal life, particularly his physical health and the long-lasting effects of an adolescent illness, and his writing career are traced meticulously. His literary associations are also carefully scrutinized and the influence of each on his various writings are explored in this study
A history of English literature by Peter Quennell( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcel Proust, 1871-1922; a centennial volume by Peter Quennell( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byron in Italy by Peter Quennell( Book )

48 editions published between 1941 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson; his friends and enemies by Peter Quennell( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hogarth's progress by Peter Quennell( Book )

24 editions published in 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four portraits : studies of the eighteenth century by Peter Quennell( Book )

47 editions published between 1945 and 1965 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byron: the years of fame by Peter Quennell( Book )

42 editions published between 1935 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vladimir Nabokov, his life, his work, his world : a tribute by Peter Quennell( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ruskin : the portrait of a prophet by Peter Quennell( Book )

21 editions published between 1947 and 1949 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic England : writing and painting, 1717-1851 by Peter Quennell( Book )

22 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ruskin by Peter Quennell( Book )

16 editions published between 1956 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline of England : an Augustan portrait by Peter Quennell( Book )

16 editions published between 1939 and 1973 in English and German and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline; 1 March 1683 ? 20 November 1737[1]), commonly referred to as Caroline of Ansbach, was the queen consort of King George II of Great Britain."--Wikipedia
The prodigal rake; memoirs of William Hickey by William Hickey( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byron, a self-portrait; letters and diaries, 1798 to 1824, with hitherto unpublished letters by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

17 editions published between 1950 and 1969 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume set presents a collection of the personal, written correspondence of Lord Byron (1788-1824). Literary legend has it that Byron left behind the beginnings of an autobiography, but that his publisher destroyed it after his death because he found it too shocking. The author of this book comes as close as anyone can to salvaging what was lost by the alleged actions of one overcautious publisher. Drawing on letters from Byron's pre-Harrow days to those written in the weeks before his death, this work pieces together the extraordinary story of Byron's life as told by himself. As Byron records his thoughts as a schoolboy, man-of-the-world, rake and womanizer, literary sensation, and poet-in-exile, he reveals the rebellious, warm-hearted, disorderly, fun-loving, and neurotic sides to his private character. This 2-volume set conveys how his writing, veering from racy vulgarity to polished eloquence, vividly evokes the worlds in which he lived -- London and Venetian high society, the Swiss and Italian countryside, and the Greek war tents at Missolonghi. It also includes Byron's journals reprinted in full
Casanova in London by Peter Quennell( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the New Statesman, TLS, the Spectator, the New York Times and Harper's Bazaar among others, these short pieces appeared in other forms as book reviews, an introduction, etc. but all of them display Mr. Quennell's immanent virtues -- the well-informed insights so pleasantly styled. There are twenty-five figures, chiefly old with the exception of [Robert] Graves and [Evelyn] Waugh, and from both sides of the Channel. The title essay deals with the indignities Casanova suffered in London in 1763 in the hands and even in the bed of a malicious demi-mondame. There's Victor Hugo and George Sand in the setting sun of old age; [André] Gide, married to a woman who aroused devotion but could not awake desire while [James] Boswell, the dissolute, was anything but faithful; [Daniel] Defoe's transformation of Alexander Selkirk's story; Waugh, the 'greatest novelist' of this generation; that lovable old La Rochefoucauld; and the 'magician of pleasure,' [Guillaume] Apollinaire. One or two unknowns, generally speaking, Anthony Hamilton and [Henry] Mayhew and perhaps the Goncourts whose pursuit of l'art pour l'art is like Quennell's, a rebuke to our own 'slovenly and hall-hearted age.' Even in this minimal form, the essays represent a perfectly proportioned judgment and taste."--Kirkus Reviews
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Who's who in Shakespeare
Byron: the years of fame
Alternative Names
Courtney Quennell, Peter 1905-1993

Peter Quennell britischer Schriftsteller

Peter Quennell Brits auteur (1905-1993)

Peter Quennell écrivain britannique

Peter Quennell escritor británico

Quennel Peter

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Quennell, Peter C. 1905-1993

Quennell, Peter Courtney 1905-1993

Quennell Peter Gurtney

Квиннел, Питер 1905-1993

Питер Куэннелл

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