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Carpenter, Humphrey

Overview
Works: 148 works in 879 publications in 17 languages and 29,553 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, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6039.O32, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Humphrey Carpenter
Tolkien : a biography by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

137 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 4,280 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 )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

49 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters discuss his books, their meanings, his interests and also reveal his view of the world
W.H. Auden, a biography by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

51 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,107 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 )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,984 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Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, the author examines the friendship between and the social and literary gatherings of Lewis, Tolkien, and Williams who laughingly called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 )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,859 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 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Britten : a biography by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,252 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 1,172 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 )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in 8 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 607 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 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a rule, magic carpets don't turn up in schools, but this is exactly what happens when Class Three's new teacher flies in through the classroom window. Mr Majeika can behave just like any ordinary teacher if he wants to, but something has to be done about Hamish Bigmore, the class nuisance, and so he uses a little magic to turn him into a frog
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 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are the former Archbishop's opinions of the Pope, Terry Waite, the Falkland's War, Margaret Thatcher and the survival of the monarchy. Many other people are discussed include his controversial wife, Rosalind, who sheds light on this enigmatic character
Mr Majeika and the music teacher by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in Catalan and English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford companion to children's literature by Daniel Hahn( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without"
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 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains 300 musical terms, and provides special features on key topics, including instruments, jazz, pop and rock, world music and orchestra. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Mr Majeika and the haunted hotel by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 227 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 biógrafo, escritor y locutor de radio británico

Humphrey Carpenter britisk skribent

Humphrey Carpenter Brits schrijver

Humphrey Carpenter brittisk författare

Humphrey Carpenter écrivain 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. TolkienW.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 friendsGeniuses together : American writers in Paris in the 1920s