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Landa, Louis A. 1901-1989

Overview
Works: 70 works in 349 publications in 1 language and 7,480 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Fantasy fiction  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satirical literature  Action and adventure fiction  Historical fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker
Classifications: PR3724, 823.5
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Most widely held works by Louis A Landa
Pope and his contemporaries, essays presented to George Sherburn by James L Clifford( Book )

38 editions published between 1949 and 1978 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journal of the plague year : being observations or memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, as well publick as private, which happened in London during the last Great Visitation in 1665 by Daniel Defoe( Book )

61 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probably one of the first examples of journalistic fiction, Defoe's 'A Journal of the Plague Year' is a pseudo-eyewitness account of the London plague of 1665. Writing this in 1722, Defoe casts himself into the role of his uncle whom he calls H.F. and who recounts the events in grisly detail but with magnanimous compassion. Aside from the prose, the book has a surprisingly modern edge in the way it combines facts about a sensationally dire historical event with 'human interest' stories for personal appeal. It seems so factual that at times it's easy to forget that it's just a fictitious account of a real event. The plague (H.F. writes) arrives by way of carriers from the European mainland and spreads quickly through the unsanitary, crowded city despite official preventive measures; the symptoms being black bruises, or 'tokens, ' on the victims' bodies, resulting in fever, delirium, and usually death in a matter of days. The public effects of the plague are readily imaginable: dead-carts, mass burial pits, the stench of corpses not yet collected, enforced quarantines, efforts to escape to the countryside, paranoia and superstitions, quacks selling fake cures, etc. Through all these observations, H.F. remains a calm voice of reason in a city overtaken by panic and bedlam. By the time the plague has passed, purged partly by its own self-limiting behavior and partly by the Great Fire of the following year, the (notoriously inaccurate) Bills of Mortality indicate the total death toll to be about 68,000, but the actual number is probably more like 100,000 -- about a fifth of London's population. Like Defoe's famous survivalist sketch 'Robinson Crusoe, ' the book's palpable moralism is adequately camouflaged by the conviction of its narrative and the humanity of its narrator, a man who, like Crusoe, trusts God's providence to lead him through the hardships, come what may. What I like about this 'Journal' is that its theme is more relevant than its narrow, dated subject matter suggests: levelheadedness in the face of catastrophe and the emergence of a stronger and wiser society
The Augustan milieu: essays presented to Louis A. Landa: by Henry Knight Miller( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swift and the Church of Ireland by Louis A Landa( Book )

16 editions published between 1954 and 1965 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulliver's travels, and other writings. With an introd. and commentaries by Ricardo Quintana by Jonathan Swift( Book )

14 editions published between 1060 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpt from the publisher to the reader: "The author of these Travels, Mr. Lemuel Gulliver, is my ancient and intimate friend; there is likewise some relation between us on the mother's side. About three years ago, Mr. Gulliver growing weary of the concourse of curious people coming to him at his house in Redriff, made a small purchase of land, with a convenient house, near Newark, in Nottinghamshire, his native country; where he now lives retired, yet in good esteem among his neighbours.Although Mr. Gulliver was born in Nottinghamshire, where his father dwelt, yet I have heard him say his family came from Oxfordshire; to confirm which, I have observed in the churchyard at Banbury in that county, several tombs and monuments of the Gullivers."
Jonathan Swift, a list of critical studies published from 1895 to 1945 by Louis A Landa( Book )

27 editions published between 1945 and 1975 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulliver's travels: an authoritative text, the correspondence of Swift, Pope's verses on Gulliver's travels [and] critical essays by Jonathan Swift( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1987 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, a land of people six inches high, Brobdingnag, a land of giants, and Glubbdubdrib, an island of sorcerers
Irish tracts, 1720-1723, and sermons by Jonathan Swift( Book )

27 editions published between 1948 and 1968 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on Dr. Swift's letter to Harley : (1712) by Oldmixon( Book )

5 editions published between 1948 and 1967 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A proposal for correcting the English tongue, polite conversation, etc. by Jonathan Swift( Book )

17 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English Literature 1660 - 1800 : a bibliography of modern studies compiled for Philological Quarterly by Ronald S Crane( Book )

5 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first of two volumes which will make available in convenient form the annual bibliographies of 18th century scholarship published for the past 25 years in the Philological Quarterly. Volume 1 includes the years 1926-1938. By means of lithography the original issues are exactly reproduced with retention of all critical annotations
[Prose writings] by Jonathan Swift( Book )

in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prose works of Jonathan Swift by Jonathan Swift( Book )

5 editions published between 1957 and 1973 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swift's economic views and mercantilism by Louis A Landa( Book )

4 editions published between 1941 and 1943 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prose works of Jonathan Swift by Jonathan Swift( Book )

3 editions published between 1948 and 1968 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gullivers' travels by Jonathan Swift( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English literature, volume 1 by Louis A Landa( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first of two volumes which will make available in convenient form the annual bibliographies of 18th century scholarship published for the past 25 years in the Philological Quarterly. Volume 1 includes the years 1926-1938. By means of lithography the original issues are exactly reproduced with retention of all critical annotations. Originally published in 1950. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
English literature, volume 2 by Louis A Landa( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two volumes containing the annual bibliographies of 18th century scholarship published in the Philological Quarterly. “An excellent aid to the student of 18th century literature.”—Saturday Review. Volume 2, 1939-1950, includes consolidated index for both volumes.Originally published in 1952.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
English Literature 1660 - 1800 : a bibliography of modern studies compiled for Philological Quarterly( Book )

3 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Gulliver's travels, and other writings. With an introd. and commentaries by Ricardo Quintana
Alternative Names
Landa, Louis 1901-1989

Landa, Louis A.

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Gulliver's travels, and other writings. With an introd. and commentaries by Ricardo QuintanaGulliver's travels: an authoritative text, the correspondence of Swift, Pope's verses on Gulliver's travels [and] critical essays