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Carpenter, Humphrey

Overview
Works: 138 works in 833 publications in 16 languages and 29,361 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Encyclopedias  Church history  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR6039.O32, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Humphrey Carpenter
Tolkien : a biography by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

126 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 4,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authorized biography of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the epic "The Lord of the Rings."
The Oxford companion to Children's Literature by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 3,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly 2,000 entries and 136 illustrations."
The letters of J.R.R. Tolkien by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

57 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters discuss his books, their meanings, his interests and also reveal his view of the world
Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

74 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When St. Barty's School have their bookweek, Mr Majeika magically brings to life the characters from the pages of each book and, after a chaotic struggle, manages to get them back into their books
W.H. Auden, a biography by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

50 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates events and anecdotes of the poet's life, based on his journal, notebooks, and letters
The Inklings : C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and their friends by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, the author examines the friendship between and the social and literary gatherings of Lewis, Tolkien, and Williams who laughingly called themselves the Inklings
Secret gardens : a study of the golden age of children's literature by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the lives and writings of the Golden Age authors--from Alice in Wonderland to Winnie-the-Pooh
A serious character : the life of Ezra Pound by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Britten : a biography by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Britten, considered to be one of the greatest composers and musicians of the 20th century
The brideshead generation : Evelyn Waugh and his friends by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role of the writer in society and literary influences, questioning attitudes toward religion, politics, and sexuality, and comes to some disturbing conclusions about Waugh, the artist and Waugh the man
Geniuses together : American writers in Paris in the 1920s by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in 7 languages and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dennis Potter : a biography by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authorized biography of the prolific and sometimes controversial author of "The Singing Detective," chronicles his life and career
Spike Milligan : the biography by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

OUDS : a centenary history of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, 1885-1985 by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Runcie : the reluctant archbishop by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr Majeika and the music teacher by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in Catalan and English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford children's A to Z of music by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great, silly grin : the British satire boom of the 1960s by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Great, Silly Grin begins with the 1960 Edinburgh Festival, when a staggeringly inspired satirical review called Beyond the Fringe startled a public steeped in the polite, bland banality of the 1950s. From there it was a short trip to the coffee bars of London, where the appearance of a scrub yellow pamphlet calling itself Private Eye overturned the way Britons looked at their world, public events and personalities providing the raw material for this irreverent take on the news."--Jacket
Mr Majeika and the haunted hotel by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Oxford companion to Children's Literature
Alternative Names
Carpenter, Humphrey, 1946-

Carpenter, Humphrey William Bouverie

Carpenter, Humphrey William Bouverie, 1946-2005

Humphrey Carpenter bigrafo, escritor y locutor de radio britnico

Humphrey Carpenter britisk skribent

Humphrey Carpenter Brits schrijver

Humphrey Carpenter brittisk frfattare

Humphrey Carpenter crivain britannique

Humphrey Carpenter englischer Schriftsteller und Biograph

Humphrey Carpenter scrittore britannico

Kabente, Hanfulei.

Χάμφρεϊ Κάρπεντερ Βιογράφος

Хамфри Карпентер

カーペンター, ハンフリー

汉弗莱卡彭特

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The Oxford companion to Children's LiteratureThe letters of J.R.R. TolkienMr MajeikaW.H. Auden, a biographyThe Inklings : C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and their friendsSecret gardens : a study of the golden age of children's literatureBenjamin Britten : a biographyThe brideshead generation : Evelyn Waugh and his friends