Most widely held works about Justin Kaplan
Most widely held works by Justin Kaplan
Familiar quotations : a collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature by John Bartlett ( Book )
22 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 5,015 libraries worldwide
The epitome of quotation books, Bartlett's began in 1855. More than 22,000 quotations are arranged chronologically by the birth date of the person quoted and there are extensive indexes by author, subject and keyword. Emphasis is on British and American quotations, with Bible and Shakespeare amply represented. Exact references to original sources and helpful historical footnotes are provided. Each edition deletes and adds quotations so it is wise to retain earlier copies. First published in 1855 as a small booklet containing a mere 258 pages of quotes by 169 authors, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has been completely revised and updated for the sixteenth edition by noted Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Justin Kaplan. Bartlett's gives the reader a vast panorama of the world, from the ancient Egyptians to the latest movie, from the inspirational to the downright funny. In addition to John Bartlett's original criterion that quotations be "household words", Mr. Kaplan has chosen quotes for their "literary power, intellectual and historical significance, originality, and timeliness". Bartlett's, unrivaled as the classic and indispensable reference, mirrors the culture and the changes that have taken place since 1980, when the fifteenth edition was published. It contains many non-traditional sources for quotations; new additions represent television, movies, politics, pop and rock music, advertising slogans, and even street slang. The sixteenth edition contains over 20,000 quotations, representing 2,550 authors, 340 of whom are new to Bartlett's. Although Shakespeare and the Bible are still the most heavily quoted sources, this new edition casts a wider net than its predecessors in broadening Bartlett's cultural base. Newcomers include Russell Baker, Leonard Bernstein, Mel Brooks, Noam Chomsky, Annie Dillard, Elvis, M.F.K. Fisher, Stephen Hawking, Milan Kundera, John Lennon, Norman Mailer, Nelson Mandela, Salman Rushdie, Dr. Seuss, Sun-Tsu, the Talmud, Alice Walker, and Elie Wiesel. Mr. Kaplan, with the assistance of a number of scholars and the Little, Brown editorial staff, has given even the mainstays of Bartlett's close scrutiny. Not only has the general text been considerably revised, the supplementary information in the footnotes has been thoroughly edited and pruned. Several quotations that were formerly in the footnotes have been moved to the main text. In the famous Bartlett's tradition, authors are arranged in chronological order, which illuminates the prevailing influences and ideas surrounding any given quotation. The general index, more than 600 pages long, continues to be an invaluable resource for finding quotations by way of keywords; it has been painstakingly edited to be more accurate and complete. Whether for sheer enjoyment or literary pursuit, for inspiration or adding zest to conversation or a presentation, for research or for the ultimate source for "Who said that", this new edition of Bartlett's is a map through our culture and history.
Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain : a biography by Justin Kaplan ( Book )
42 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 3,368 libraries worldwide
"Although this biography of Mark Twain begins when Twain is 31... the book is a full account of Twain, his life and his work related both to his early years and to the 'Gilded Age' of his mature life."
Walt Whitman, a life by Justin Kaplan ( Book )
28 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,950 libraries worldwide
A biography of Walt Whitman providing insight into his childhood, relationships, career, and major written works. Focuses on the ways in which Whitman expressed his philosophies and ideologies in his everyday life and poetry. Includes several photographs taken from throughout Whitman's life.
Mark Twain and his world by Justin Kaplan ( Book )
23 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and Chinese and held by 2,315 libraries worldwide
This volume is a pictorial biography of American author and humorist Mark Twain (1835-1910). Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. Twain was very popular, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned praise from critics and peers. This work features color illustrations, reproductions of paintings, and photographs intended to supplement and enhance the words that describe the life and times of "the father of American literature."
Lincoln Steffens; a biography by Justin Kaplan ( Book )
15 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,849 libraries worldwide
Includes information of Steffens' works as a muckraker journalist and his visits with Mexican and Russian revolutionaries.
The language of names by Justin Kaplan ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,028 libraries worldwide
A history of names and naming drawn from social and literary accounts, psychology, and anthropology, discussing how names can define class structure, ethnic and religious practices, manners, and everyday life, and argues that one's name is inextricably bound to personality, character, and role.
When the Astors owned New York : blue bloods and grand hotels in a Gilded Age by Justin Kaplan ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
Traces the lives of cousins William Waldorf Astor and John Jacob Astor IV, rivals who pursued separate ambitions, built the original Waldorf-Astoria hotel, and influenced social behavior before John Jacob perished aboard the Titanic.
Mark Twain : a profile ( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Great short works of Mark Twain by Mark Twain ( Book )
8 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
Back then : two lives in 1950's New York by Anne Bernays ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
An anecdotal account of two people coming of age in privileged New York society is a dual memoir that traces the writing couple's careers and challenges as they witness the social revolutions, McCarthyism, and Cold War of the second half of the twentiethcentury.
The best American essays 1990 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Compiles a selection of the best literary essays of the year 1989 which were originally published in American periodicals.
Leaves of grass : the 1892 edition by Walt Whitman ( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
"One of the great innovative figures in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daringly new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. LEAVES OF GRASS is his one book. First published in 1855 with only twelve poems, it was greeted by Ralph Waldo Emerson as "the wonderful gift...the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed." Over the course of Whitman's life, the book reappeared in many versions, expanded and transformed as the author's experiences and the nation's history changed and grew. Whitman's ambition was to create something uniquely American. In that he succeeded. His poems have been woven into the very fabric of the American character. From his solemn masterpieces "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" and "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" to the joyous freedom of "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "Song of the Open Road," Whitman's work lives on, an inspiration to the poets of later generations. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
The Signet Classic book of Mark Twain's short stories by Mark Twain ( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive collection of Mark Twain's work that contains sixty-five of his short pieces.
Born to trouble : one hundred years of Huckleberry Finn by Justin Kaplan ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
A Connecticut yankee at King Arthur's court by Mark Twain ( Book )
12 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Mark Twain's classic tale of Hank Morgan, a resident of 19th-century Hartford, Connecticut, who is inexplicably transported to the early medieval England of King Arthur.
The pocket Aristotle : selections from physics, psychology, metaphysics, Nicomachean ethics, politics, poetics by Aristotle ( Book )
5 editions published between 1958 and 1964 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Walt Whitman ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Explores the life and work of American poet Walt Whitman. Examines his heroic vision of America, his frank call for sexual freedom, and his rejection of traditional constraints of form and subject matter. Incoporates numerous period photographs and paintings, with narrations by Galway Kinnell and commentary by Allen Ginsberg, Donald Hall, Justin Kaplan and Harold Bloom.
Bartlett's Shakespeare quotations by William Shakespeare ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
The pocket Aristotle by Aristotle ( Book )
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Offers a concise, expert account of Aristotle's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world.
Bartlett's Bible quotations ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Adaptations Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain, Mark) American essays American poetry Arthur,--King Arthurian romances Astor family Authors, American Bernays, Anne Bible Biographers Biographical films Biography Censorship Civilization Criticism, interpretation, etc. Ethics--Philosophy Fiction Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character) History Homes Hotels Humorists, American Humorous stories, American Identity (Psychology) Intellectual life Journalists Kaplan, Justin Literature Manners and customs Names, Personal--Psychological aspects New York (State)--New York Novelists, American Novelists, American--Homes and haunts Physics--Philosophy Poets, American Prohibited books Psycholinguistics Psychology--Philosophy Quotations Quotations Quotations, English Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Short stories Steffens, Lincoln,--1866-1936 Twain, Mark,--1835-1910 United States Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.) Whitman, Walt,--1819-1892 Women