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Morris, Jan 1926-

Overview
Works: 269 works in 1,280 publications in 4 languages and 45,186 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Guidebooks  Fiction  Personal narratives  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: DA16, B
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Pax Britannica : the climax of an empire by Jan Morris ( Book )
52 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the second volume of the series depicting the rise and decline of the British Empire. Here Morris describes the Empire at its moment of climax at the diamond jubilee of 1897
Hong Kong = [Hsiang-kang] by Jan Morris ( Book )
41 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In its last days under British rule, the Crown Colony of 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. World-renowned travel writer Jan Morris offers the most insightful and comprehensive study of the enigma of Hong Kong thus far
Heaven's command; an imperial progress by Jan Morris ( Book )
44 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,353 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
Farewell the trumpets : an imperial retreat by Jan Morris ( Book )
46 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,325 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
Oxford by Jan Morris ( Book )
40 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detailed description of the historical background, customs and antiquities of Oxford, England and its famed University
The road to Huddersfield: a journey to five continents by Jan Morris ( Book )
8 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The matter of Wales : epic views of a small country by Jan Morris ( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Travel through Wales and epic view of a small country
The Oxford book of Oxford by James Morris ( Book )
14 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,105 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."--BOOK JACKET
The preachers by Jan Morris ( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the personality, power, and ministry of such prominent evangelists as Oral Roberts, Reverend Ike, and Billy Graham
Spain by Jan Morris ( Book )
29 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manhattan '45 by Jan Morris ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spectacle of empire : style, effect and the Pax Britannica by Jan Morris ( Book )
12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world of Venice by Jan Morris ( Book )
12 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Venetian Empire : a sea voyage by Jan Morris ( Book )
21 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The stones of Venice by John Ruskin ( Book )
16 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om Venedigs arkitektur
Sydney by Jan Morris ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 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
Stones of empire : the buildings of the Raj by Jan Morris ( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 698 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
Among the cities by Jan Morris ( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 652 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 )
14 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 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
Last letters from Hav by Jan Morris ( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Italian and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The colourful Mediterranean port of Hav is dramatically changed by the mysterious events of 1984 but not before the author captures the flavour in her kaleidoscopic report which includes observations of the famous who have been before to her imaginary city
 
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Alternative Names
Morris, Catherine Jan, 1926-
Morris, J.
Morris , James
Morris James 1926-....
Morris, James Humphrey, 1926-
Morris, James Humphry
Morris, James Humphry 1926-
Morris, Jan
Morris, Jan, 1926-
Morys, Twm.
موريس، جيمس، 1926-
モリス, ジャン
Languages
English (618)
Swedish (3)
Italian (3)
French (1)
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