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Morris, Jan 1926-

Works: 392 works in 1,906 publications in 9 languages and 46,004 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Case studies  Travel writing  Diaries  Guidebooks  Biography  Personal narratives  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Illustrator, Contributor, Creator, Narrator, Collector, win, pre, Performer
Classifications: DA16, B
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Oxford by Jan Morris( Book )

54 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed description of the historical background, customs and antiquities of Oxford, England and its famed University
Pax Britannica : the climax of an empire by Jan Morris( Book )

62 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan Morris recreates the British Empire at its dazzling climax - the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, celebrated as a festival of imperial strength, unity, and splendour
Heaven's command; an imperial progress by Jan Morris( Book )

39 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicting the rise and decline of the British Empire, this text tells the story from Queen Victoria's accession in 1837 to her diamond jubilee in 1897
Journeys by Jan Morris( )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descibes a succession of journeys undertaken in the early 1980s, some to places far away and exotic, some to places more familiar. Whether writing about Aberdeen or Shanghai, Morris captures the flavour of the places she visits with wit and perceptiveness
Farewell the trumpets : an imperial retreat by Jan Morris( Book )

33 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Helen and Kurt Wolff book " The 3d volume of the author's trilogy; the 1st of which is Heaven's command; 2d, Pax Britannica Includes index Campion Collection
The Oxford book of Oxford by Jan Morris( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,063 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
The matter of Wales : epic views of a small country by Jan Morris( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel through Wales and epic view of a small country
The road to Huddersfield: a journey to five continents by Jan Morris( Book )

6 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hong Kong = [Hsiang-kang] by Jan Morris( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Hong Kong from its days as a British opium port controlled by scoundrels and looks ahead to 1997 when Hong Kong becomes part of the People's Republic of China
The Venetian Empire : a sea voyage by Jan Morris( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Venice by Jan Morris( Book )

11 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Venice, Italy. Includes history, sights, seasons, arts, food, and people
Spain by Jan Morris( Book )

36 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this universally praised celebration of Spain, Jan Morris magically captures the essence of the country and its people, brilliantly weaving together history, legend, landscape, architecture, religion, character and anecdote into a fascinating picture
Manhattan '45 by Jan Morris( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1945, New York City stood at the pinnacle of its cultural and economic power. Never again would the city possess the unique mixture of innocence and sophistication, romance and formality, generosity and confidence that characterized it in this moment of triumph. In Manhattan '45, acclaimed travel writer and historian Jan Morris evokes the city in all its romantic grandeur. From its beguilingly idiosyncratic architectural style to its unmistakable slang, postwar New York springs to life through Morris's brisk, affectionate prose. Morris visits Wall Street, Harlem, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side. She rides the trollies, the El, the Hudson River ferries, and the Twentieth Century Limited. She dines at Schrafft's and Le Pavillon, drinks ale at McSorley's Saloon, sips Manhattans at the Manhattan Club, and spots celebrities at El Morocco. She meets Fiorello La Guardia, Robert Moses, Leo Durocher, I. B. Singer, and Dizzy Gillespie. She tours the tenements of Hell's Kitchen and the Gashouse district, as well as the Foundling Hospital, where the crushing realities of poverty belie the unchallenged exuberance of the age. Taking into account both Social Register and slum, Manhattan '45 celebrates New York's Golden Age as a time when, for one unrepeatable moment in history, anything seemed possible."--BOOK JACKET
The spectacle of empire : style, effect and the Pax Britannica by Jan Morris( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stones of Venice by John Ruskin( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ruskin, one of the most influential art critics of the 19th century, wrote more than half a million words on Venice. This is an abridged version of his opus, which still contains the essence of his original work, for those who would appreciate Venice, architecture and Ruskin's fine writing
Stones of empire : the buildings of the Raj by Jan Morris( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the whole range of British constructions in India. The text and photographs illustrate these buildings not simply as physical objects, but as reflections of an empire's mingled emotions and changing history
Sydney by Jan Morris( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built upon a penal colony, Sydney is a city that bears the mark of its hard-knocks history. This author weaves that past into the present, finding ghosts of the city's rebellious founders in the vibrancy and puck of today's populace. The result is an intimate portrait of the city that forms the spiritual heart of Australia
The Hashemite kings by Jan Morris( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and Arabic and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Hashemites are the oldest, proudest, most romantic and most tragic family of Greater Arabia. When the Arabs revolted against their Ottoman overlords, Hashemite fortunes became inseparably linked with those of Britain. The Hashemite Kings traces the strange history of this relationship, from its beginnings in the conspiracy and desert warfare, through the great days of the Hashemite Kingdoms to the assassinations and horrors of Baghdad in 1958. This dramatic story is shaped by the conflicting forces and ideas that govern the politics and passions of the Middle East. Colourful figures move through it - T.E. Lawrence, Ibn Suad, Glubb Pasha, Nasser - but the narrative is dominated by the Hashemite Kings themselves and told with Jan Morris's customary verve, panache and intelligence."--Publisher's description
Among the cities by Jan Morris( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a collection of the best work of Jan Morris, considered by many the preeminent travel writer of our age. Reviewing her most recent book, The matter of Wales, the Christian Science Monitor wrote, "With this book, Morris joins the immortals. The splendors of the prose are like Homer's sea, simply everywhere. She is an absolute master of the sentence." Included are 37 separate pieces drawn from earlier books that span Morris's entire career as well as pieces origninally written for this book. Whether taking us back to Berlin and Beirut of the 1950's or to Houston and Sydney of the 1980s, Morris depicts each place with elegance, passion and wit. She captures and conveys its complex personality and makes us see the familiar in a new light or introduces us to places off the beaten track, taking us around the globe from Sri Lanka and Cashmir to Trouville and Cozco to Wyoming and Bath
The presence of Spain by Jan Morris( Book )

7 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptive essays and photographs of Spain's history and national life: its castles, Catholic cathedrals and monasteries, Moslem mosques, and images of its people
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Pax Britannica : the climax of an empireHeaven's command; an imperial progressJourneysFarewell the trumpets : an imperial retreatThe Oxford book of OxfordHong Kong = [Hsiang-kang]The Venetian Empire : a sea voyageThe world of Venice
Alternative Names
Jan Morris British historian

Jan Morris Brits historica

Jan Morris historiadora británica

Jan Morris historiane britike

Jan Morris historienne britannique

Jan Morris 'n Walliese geskiedkundige, outeur en reisskrywer

Jan Morris walische Reporterin, Historikerin und Schriftstellerin

Jan Morrisová

Morris, Catherine Jan

Morris, Catherine Jan 1926-

Morris, J.

Morris James

Morris James 1926-....

Morris, James Humphrey

Morris, James Humphrey 1926-

Morris, James Humphry

Morris, James Humphry 1926-

Morris, Jan

Morris, Jan 1926-

Morys, Twm.

Моррис, Ян

موريس، جيمس، 1926-

জ্যান মরিস ব্রিটিশ ইতিহাসবেত্তা

모리스, 쟌 1926-


ジャン・モリス 1926-

モリス, ジャン

モリス, ジャン‏ 1926-


简·莫里斯 1926-

莫里斯, 珍