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Nicolson, Harold 1886-1968

Works: 493 works in 2,550 publications in 9 languages and 40,041 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Treaties  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Sources 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Moderator, Speaker, Composer, Compiler, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6027.I4, B
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The Congress of Vienna, a study in allied unity: 1812-1822 by Harold Nicolson( Book )

141 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peacemaking, 1919 by Harold Nicolson( Book )

109 editions published between 1933 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diplomacy by Harold Nicolson( Book )

146 editions published between 1939 and 1994 in 6 languages and held by 2,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennyson, aspects of his life, character and poetry by Harold Nicolson( Book )

86 editions published between 1749 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of reason : the eighteenth century by Harold Nicolson( Book )

11 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King George the Fifth; his life and reign by Harold Nicolson( Book )

48 editions published between 1952 and 1984 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byron, the last journey, April 1823-April 1824 by Harold Nicolson( Book )

61 editions published between 1924 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some people by Harold Nicolson( Book )

72 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the face of it, bracketing Harold Nicolson and Vladimir Nabokov seems unexpected but the latter paid a remarkable tribute to Some People. When speaking to Harold Nicolson's son, Nigel, he confessed that all his life he had been fighting against the influence of Some People.' The style of that book is like a drug', he said. The critic and biographer, Stacy Schiff, has also admitted 'Some People has exerted more influence than I care to admit. I would reread it any day of the week.' Ever since first publication in 1927 it has been attracting this sort of praise. It is an unusual book comprising nine chapters each one being a sort of character sketch: Miss Plimsoll; J.D. Marstock; Lambert Orme; The Marquis de Chaumont; Jeanne de Henaut; Titty; Professor Malone; Arketall; Miriam Codd. The author himself writes, a little disingenuously, 'Many of the following sketches are purely imaginary. Such truths as they may contain are only half-truths.' In fact, it would be difficult to point to one, other than Miriam Codd, that was 'purely imaginary', some were composite portraits, others skilful amalgams of divers traits from a variety of different people, and others much more overtly drawn from one real-life figure, for example Lambert Orme clearly represents Ronald Firbank, and Arketall Lord Curzon's bibulous valet. There is nothing else quite like Some People and in its own playful way is beyond category. To be tedious for a moment, we have to call it fiction but are then immediately thrown by Virginia Woolf's deft summary, 'He lies in wait for his own absurdities as artfully as theirs. Indeed by the end of the book we realize that the figure which has been most completely and most subtly displayed is that of the author ... It is thus, he would seem to say, in the mirrors of our friends that we chiefly live.' Fiction? Biography? Autobiography? - the category doesn't matter, the result is spellbinding however you choose to read it
The development of English biography by Harold Nicolson( Book )

45 editions published between 1927 and 1968 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of diplomatic method, being the Chichele Lectures delivered at the University of Oxford in November 1953 by Harold Nicolson( Book )

49 editions published between 1950 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dwight Morrow by Harold Nicolson( Book )

27 editions published between 1935 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swinburne by Harold Nicolson( Book )

28 editions published between 1926 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals most fully with the youth of the poet and his famous early volumes: Poems and Ballads, Atlanta in Calydon, and Songs before sunrise
The English sense of humour, and other essays by Harold Nicolson( Book )

17 editions published between 1946 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curzon: the last phase, 1919-1925, a study in post-war diplomacy by Harold Nicolson( Book )

52 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den engelske politiker George Nathaniel Curzon (1859-1925)
Kings, courts and monarchy by Harold Nicolson( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated history of royalty and kingship from its origins to contemporary royal courts
Vita and Harold : the letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson by V Sackville-West( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, distinguished diplomat, politician, and prolific author, enjoyed one of the most remarkable marriages of the century. Chronicled in the best-selling Portrait of a Marriage by their younger son Nigel Nicolson, the relationship between Vita and Harold was unusual and profoundly happy. Charged with remarkable intensity and deep mutual respect, the correspondence between Vita and Harold, selected by Nigel Nicolson from more than ten thousand surviving letters, uncovers the nature of his parents' marriage against the background of fifty tumultuous years that included both world wars."--Book jacket
Sainte-Beuve by Harold Nicolson( Book )

20 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Constant by Harold Nicolson( Book )

25 editions published between 1949 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Biographie qui ne se veut pas une analyse psychologique mais un récit le plus objectif possible
Good behaviour; being a study of certain types of civility by Harold Nicolson( Book )

33 editions published between 1955 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small talk by Harold Nicolson( Book )

26 editions published between 1932 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Congress of Vienna, a study in allied unity: 1812-1822
Alternative Names
Harold George Nicolson

Harold Nicolson britischer Diplomat, Autor und Politiker

Harold Nicolson Brits politicus

Harold Nicolson personnalité politique britannique

Harold Nicolson politico, diplomatico e scrittore britannico

Haroldus Nicolson

Nicolson, Harald 1886-1968

Nicolson, Harold.

Nicolson Harold 1886-1968

Nicolson, Harold 1886-1968 Sir

Nicolson, Harold G.

Nicolson, Harold G. 1886-1968

Nicolson, Harold George

Nicolson, Harold George 1886-1968

Nicolson, Harold George 1886-1968 Sir

Nicolson, Harold George Sir

Nicolson, Harold George, Sir, 1886-1968

Nicolson, Harold Sir 1886-1968

Nicolson, Sir Harold George

Nikol'son, G.

Nikolʹson, Garolʹd 1886-1968

Nikolʹson, Garolʹd 1886-1968 Sir

Nikolʹson, Garolʹd, Sir, 1886-1968

Nīkūlsūn, Hārūld 1886-1968

Nīkūlsūn, Hārūld 1886-1968 Sīr

Nīkūlsūn, Hārūld, Sīr, 1886-1968

Sir Harold George Nicolson

Гарольд Никольсон английский политик

Никольсон, Г 1886-1968

Никольсон, Гарольд

Никольсон, Гарольд Джордж 1886-1968 Сэр

Харолд Никълсън

ניקולסון, הארולד

ניקולסון, הרולד

نيكولسون، هارولد جورج، 1886-1968 السير،

نيكولسون، هارولد جورج، السير، 1886-1968

هارولد نيكولسون، 1886-1968

니콜손, 해롤드 1886-1968

니콜슨, H. Sir 1886-1968

니콜슨, 해럴드 Sir 1886-1968

니콜슨, 해럴드 조지 Sir 1886-1968

니콜슨, 해롤드 Sir 1886-1968

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ニコルスン, ハロルド

ニコルソン, H.

ニコルソン, ハロルド


Peacemaking, 1919DiplomacyByron, the last journey, April 1823-April 1824Some peopleThe evolution of diplomatic method, being the Chichele Lectures delivered at the University of Oxford in November 1953Vita and Harold : the letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold NicolsonSainte-Beuve