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Carpenter, Humphrey

Overview
Works: 148 works in 950 publications in 16 languages and 28,959 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Literature  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 )

146 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 4,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authorized biography of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the epic series "The Lord of The Rings," as well as many other poems, songs, and books
The Oxford companion to Children's Literature by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

55 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly 2,000 entries and 136 illustrations."
W.H. Auden, a biography by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

55 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,072 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 )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 1,951 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Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, the author examines the friendship between and the social and literary gatherings of Lewis, Tolkien, and Williams who laughingly called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 )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 1,816 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 )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,516 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 1,233 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 )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,166 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 )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in 8 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dennis Potter : a biography by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 580 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 )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spike Milligan was one of Britain's best-loved comics as well as one of the most original. In this reassessment of Spike's life and career, biographer Humphrey Carpenter has unearthed a character who could be as difficult and contradictory as he was generous and talented
Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Magic carpets just don't turn up in schools.' But this is exactly what happens when Class Three's new teacher flies in through the classroom window. With Mr Majeika in charge, suddenly life at school becomes much more exciting!"--Back cover
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 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wicked witch arrives at St Barty's School and its up to Mr Majeika to try and outwith her
Robert Runcie : the reluctant archbishop by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Acclaimed biographer Humphrey Carpenter paints a detailed picture of the 102nd Archbishop of Canterbury including Runcie's opinions on major incidents of his tenure and presents a full portrait of a remarkable man and the Church of England today. "--Publisher
The envy of the world : fifty years of the BBC Third Programme and Radio 3, 1946-1996 by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written with unlimited access to the BBC's Written and Sound Archives, this book charts in detail the history of a very British institution and brings alive the personalities who have created the programmes
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 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the British satire "boom" of the early 1960s that created a motherlode of styles, material, and formats for generations of bright comedians and social critics in America as well as in Britain, and set the standard for clever humor that still determines our tastes in comedy and commentary today."
Mr Majeika and the haunted hotel by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mysteriously stranded in the fog at night. Mr Majeika and Class Three find themselves in a creepy hotel near Hadrian's Wall, where some very spooky things start to happen. Strange lights, ghostly sounds and vanishing people..." --Publisher description
 
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The Oxford companion to Children's Literature
Alternative Names
Carpenter, H

Carpenter, Humphrey

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

קרפנטר, המפרי 1946-

カーペンター, H.

カーペンター, ハンフリー

ハンフリー・カーペンター

汉弗莱·卡彭特

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The Oxford companion to Children's LiteratureW.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 1920sJesus