Morris, Jan 1926-
Most widely held works about Jan Morris
Most widely held works by Jan Morris
Pax Britannica : the climax of an empire by Jan Morris ( Book )
19 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and held by 1,640 libraries worldwide
Conundrum by Jan Morris ( Book )
61 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 1,372 libraries worldwide
Lincoln, a foreigner's quest by Jan Morris ( Book )
48 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,259 libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln's was a martyrdom waiting to happen, and his portraits show it. For myself I do not much like the look of him in his youth or young manhood, with his hair smarmed down and his eyes sharp. Even when he had grown his beard and assumed his final persona, there often seems to me something too calculating about his face, something almost sly. But as the decades passed, and time after time he went down to Brady's studio for another sitting, to my mind a true beauty entered his features. A sad, resigned kindness cleared his eyes and mouth of cunning then, and he began to look as though all the world's sufferings, all his own anxieties, had scoured any resentment from his soul.
The road to Huddersfield: a journey to five continents by Jan Morris ( Book )
4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 1,234 libraries worldwide
Farewell the trumpets : an imperial retreat by Jan Morris ( Book )
19 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and held by 1,204 libraries worldwide
Hong Kong = [Hsiang-kang by Jan Morris ( Book )
27 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,190 libraries worldwide
Hong Kong is the world's most exciting city, at once fascinating and exasperating, a tangle of contradictions. It is a dazzling amalgam of conspicuous consumption and primitive poverty, the most architecturally incongruous yet undeniably beautiful urban panorama of all. Through firsthand reportage, world-renowned travel writer Jan Morris takes us through the crowded streets of this enigmatic city, offering the most insightful and comprehensive study of Hong Kong thus far. She reviews Hong Kong's early days as a British opium port controlled by pirates, cutthroats, and scoundrel tycoons, and looks ahead to the city's future as part of the People's Republic of China.
Heaven's command; an imperial progress by Jan Morris ( Book )
21 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 libraries worldwide
The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris's masterly telling of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. Heaven's Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897, moving effortlessly across the Empire, from the shores of England to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies and beyond.
The matter of Wales : epic views of a small country by Jan Morris ( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,178 libraries worldwide
The preachers by Jan Morris ( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,139 libraries worldwide
Examines the personality, power, and ministry of such prominent evangelists as Oral Roberts, Reverend Ike, and Billy Graham.
The Oxford book of Oxford ( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
"In this anthology Jan Morris traces the history of the University from its foundation in the Middle Ages through to the twentieth century, combining extracts from contemporary observers with her own commentary." "The reader is invited to view the development of the college system, the creation of the Bodleian, and Magdalen's defiance of James II. The life and times of Oxford are exalted or derided by writers ranging from the antiquarian Anthony Wood to Evelyn Waugh, Dr Johnson and Mr Gladstone, Hilaire Belloc and Thomas Hardy. Unworldly scholars and eccentric dons walk the pages, accompanied by the great characters of Oxford such as Benjamin Jowett, Sir Maurice Bowra, and William Spooner."--BOOK JACKET.
Journeys by Jan Morris ( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,108 libraries worldwide
A collection of travel essays on strikingly diverse locals, some far away and exotic, some more familiar.
Destinations : essays from Rolling stone by Jan Morris ( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 1,035 libraries worldwide
The world : travels 1950-2000 by Jan Morris ( Book )
21 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and held by 1,025 libraries worldwide
Shares the author's eyewitness accounts of such historical moments as the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, the Eichmann trial, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the relinquishment of Hong Kong.
The world of Venice by Jan Morris ( Book )
11 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 917 libraries worldwide
Venice stands, as she loves to tell you, on the frontiers of the east and west, half-way between the setting and the rising sun. Goethe calls her "the market-place of the Morning and the Evening lands". Certainly no city on earth gives a more immediate impression of symmetry and unity, or seems more patently born to greatness. So Jan Morris remarks, with graceful literary distinction, on the qualities that have made Venice a unique place among the world's great destinations. She has known it intimately for over six decades. She knows its history, its carvings, its idiosyncrasies, its weather and all the Doges of the past. She returns even now, never tiring of this 'dappled city, tremulous and flickering'. She first wrote Venice in praise of it fifty years ago and has revised the book three times. To open this premiere audiobook recording, Jan Morris reads a personal introduction which perfectly distils a lifetime's fascination with La Serenissima.
Trieste and the meaning of nowhere by Jan Morris ( Book )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 899 libraries worldwide
The author tells the story of the Italian city of Trieste which has come to represent her own life.
The spectacle of empire : style, effect and the Pax Britannica by Jan Morris ( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Oxford by Jan Morris ( Book )
21 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Manhattan '45 by Jan Morris ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
Pleasures of a tangled life by Jan Morris ( Book )
18 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 792 libraries worldwide
Spain by Jan Morris ( Book )
16 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 787 libraries worldwide
Architecture Authors, English Biography Canada Case studies China--Hong Kong Cities and towns Civilization Clergy Colonies Criticism, interpretation, etc. Economic development England--Oxford Europe Evangelists Fiction Great Britain History Homes Illinois India Indiana Italy--Trieste Italy--Venice Kentucky Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865 Manners and customs Mediterranean Region Middle East Morris, Jan,--1926- National characteristics, Spanish New South Wales--Sydney New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Manhattan Pictorial works Presidents Public opinion Sex change Social history Spain Transsexuals Travel Travelers United States United States--Lincoln Heritage Trail University of Oxford Voyages and travels Wales World Bank World politics
Morris, Catherine Jan, 1926-
Morris, James, 1926-
Morris, James Humphry
Morris, James Humphry 1926-
موريس، جيمس، 1926-ジャン・モリス
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