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Swinnerton, Frank 1884-1982

Works: 431 works in 1,768 publications in 6 languages and 25,771 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Historical fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Collaborator, Contributor
Classifications: PR4750, 823.8
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Arnold Bennett by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

60 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nocturne by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

83 editions published between 1917 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of cockney life in London
George Gissing; a critical study by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

37 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This portrait of the prolific English novelist George Gissing, known for his realistic portrayal of the lower middle class, is inspired reading for any student of Gissing and his work. Swinnerton presents a biographical sketch of the late 19th century author, along with a discussion of Gissing's short stories, novels, his love of the works of Charles Dickens, influences, and travels
R.L. Stevenson; a critical study by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

38 editions published between 1914 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swinnerton's thoughtful overview of the work of Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 1894) discusses the Scottish novelist's life, but focuses more on his writing devoting individual chapters to his travel books, essays, poems, plays, short stories, novels, and romances
A galaxy of fathers by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, with autograph manuscript corrections, of a work on eighteenth century English authors and their fathers. Cover sheet for an uncorrected proof, Doubleday, release date 1966 Jul 8, is affixed
The bookman's London by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

29 editions published between 1951 and 1969 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische schets van de in de loop der eeuwen in Londen werkzame schrijvers, uitgevers en boekhandelaren
The Georgian scene; a literary panorama by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

10 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over Britse literatuur in de jaren 1910-1930, waarin aandacht voor schijvers als Henry James, James Barrie, Norman Douglas, Somerset Maugham, Compton MacKenzie, Hugh Walpole, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon, de Sitwells, Bloomsbury E.M. Forster en Noel Coward
Tokefield papers, old and new by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

29 editions published between 1927 and 1971 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background with chorus : a footnote to changes in English literary fashion between 1901 and 1917 by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

19 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Georgian literary scene, 1910-1935; a panorama by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

54 editions published between 1933 and 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old wives' tale by Arnold Bennett( Book )

4 editions published between 1940 and 1947 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old Wives' Tale (1908) celebrates the romance of even the most ordinary lives as it tells the story of the two Baines sisters, placid stay-at-home Constance and rebellious Sophia, from their girlhood to their last days. They move from the family drapery shop in provincial Bursley during the repressive mid-Victorian period to old age in the modern era of mass marketing and the internal combustion engine. The setting ranges from the Wesleyan Methodist chapel in Bursley to a Paris brothel, the action from the controlled domestic routine of the Baines household to wife murder and the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1
Some achieve greatness by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

September by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

24 editions published between 1919 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marian Forster and her husband Howard are in the country for the summer. While Marian is beguiled by Nigel Sinclair, she is also intrigued by their houseguest, the beautiful Cherry Mant. Cherry's relationship with Howard, and Marian's brief happiness with Nigel will be tested when they all return to town in September in this poignant tale
The Georgian house, a tale in four parts by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

34 editions published between 1900 and 1953 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inherited Sussex house, a lost will and double murder form the setting for a dramatic mystery
Authors and the book trade by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

17 editions published between 1932 and 1990 in English and German and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mayor of Casterbridge; the life and death of a man of character by Thomas Hardy( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy's first masterpiece, The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with a scene of such heartlessness and cruelty that it still shocks readers today. A poor workman named Michael Henchard, in a fit of drunken rage, sells his wife and baby daughter to a stranger at a country fair. Stricken with remorse, Henchard forswears alcohol and works hard to become a prosperous businessman and the respected mayor of Casterbridge. But he cannot erase his past. His wife ultimately returns to offer Henchard the choice of redemption or a further descent into his own self-destructive nature. A dark, complex story, The Mayor of Casterbridge brims with invention, vitality, and even wit
On the shady side by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1983 in English and Polish and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a great author who dies leaving his brother, a quiet London magistrate, to tidy up the wreckage of a life fraught with ambition, travel and women
Rosalind passes; a novel by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful young girl profoundly affects the marriage of a seemingly-perfect English couple
Death of a highbrow by Frank Swinnerton( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1974 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coquette by Frank Swinnerton( )

14 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Frank Swinnerton comes the engrossing story of young Sally Minto, a nineteen-year-old dressmaker's assistant. A moving journey through a year and a half of Sally's life, this novel is at its core a passionate love story. Coquette also has themes of ambition, power, and wealth, all depicted in scenes of delicate realism
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R.L. Stevenson; a critical study
Alternative Names
Frank Arthur Swinnerton English novelist, critic, biographer and essayist

Frank Arthur Swinnerton Romancier, critique littéraire, biographe et essayiste anglais

Frank Swinnerton critique de littérature anglaise

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English (626)

French (9)

German (5)

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