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Carpenter, Humphrey

Overview
Works: 183 works in 1,053 publications in 17 languages and 28,833 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Personal correspondence  Autobiographies  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Creator, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6039.O32, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Humphrey Carpenter
The Oxford companion to Children's Literature by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

51 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly 2,000 entries and 136 illustrations."
Tolkien : a biography by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 2,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authorized biography of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the epic series "The Lord of The Rings," as well as many other poems, songs, and books
The Inklings : C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and their friends by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 1,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, the author examines the friendship between and the social and literary gatherings of Lewis, Tolkien, and Williams who laughingly called themselves the Inklings
W.H. Auden, a biography by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

26 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates events and anecdotes of the poet's life, based on his journal, notebooks, and letters
Secret gardens : a study of the golden age of children's literature by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the lives and writings of the Golden Age authors--from Alice in Wonderland to Winnie-the-Pooh
The letters of J.R.R. Tolkien by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters discuss his books, their meanings, his interests and also reveal his view of the world
J.R.R. Tolkien by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

142 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of the fictional world of Middle-Earth, discussing his early life, his career as a scholar and teacher, his decision to write and the development of his work
A serious character : the life of Ezra Pound by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed biography of Ezra Pound (1885-1972), mentioning his antisemitic attitudes during different periods (see the index). Refers to growing antisemitism in the U.S. during the 1870s and in Edwardian society in London. Concludes that Pound's interest in Jews and Judaism was "essentially childish" and he used his antisemitism to tease and outrage his contemporaries. He was very inconsistent; for instance, he was pleased to annoy antisemites by claiming to have many Jewish friends. During the 1930s Pound's increasing antisemitism was influenced by C.H. Douglas and the Social Credit movement. Discusses his fascist and antisemitic radio broadcasts from Italy during World War II and his association of Jews with usury. Mentions his support of the American antisemitic orator Father Charles Coughlin in 1939 and the antisemitism of his disciple John Kasper
Benjamin Britten : a biography by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Britten, considered to be one of the greatest composers and musicians of the 20th century
The brideshead generation : Evelyn Waugh and his friends by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role of the writer in society and literary influences, questioning attitudes toward religion, politics, and sexuality, and comes to some disturbing conclusions about Waugh, the artist and Waugh the man
Geniuses together : American writers in Paris in the 1920s by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in 7 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of J.R.R. Tolkien : a selection by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

' ... If you wanted to go on from the end of The Hobbit I think the ring would be your inevitable choice as the link. If then you wanted a large tale, the Ring would at once acquire a capital letter; and the Dark Lord would immediately appear. As he did, unasked, on the hearth at Bag End as soon as I came to that point. So the essential Quest started at once. But I met a lot of things along the way that astonished me. Tom Bombadil I knew already; but I had never been to Bree. Strider sitting in the corner of the inn was a shock, and I had no more idea who he was than Frodo did. The Mines of Moria had been a mere name; and of Lothlorien no word had reached my mortal ears till I came there.' -- J.R.R. Tolkien to W.H. Auden, June 7, 1955 J.R.R. Tolkien, cherished author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was one of the twentieth century's most prolific letter writers. Over the years he wrote a mass of letters -- to his publishers, his family, to friends, and to fans of his books -- which record the history and composition of his works and his reaction to subsequent events. By turns thoughtful, impish, scholarly, impassioned, playful, vigorous, and gentle, Tolkien poured his heart and mind into a great stream of correspondence to intimate friends and unknown admirers all over the world. From this collection one sees a mind of immense complexity and many layers -- artistic, religious, charmingly eccentric, sentimental, and ultimately brilliant. Now newly expanded with a detailed index, this collection provides an invaluable record that sheds much light on Tolkien's creative genius, his thoughts and feelings about his own work, and the evolution of his grand design for the creation of a whole new world -- Middle-earth
Dennis Potter : a biography by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authorized biography of the prolific and sometimes controversial author of "The Singing Detective," chronicles his life and career
Spike Milligan : the biography by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spike Milligan was one of Britain's best-loved comics as well as one of the most original. In this reassessment of Spike's life and career, biographer Humphrey Carpenter has unearthed a character who could be as difficult and contradictory as he was generous and talented
The Oxford companion to children's literature by Daniel Hahn( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without
Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a rule, magic carpets don't turn up in schools, but this is exactly what happens when Class Three's new teacher flies in through the classroom window. Mr Majeika can behave just like any ordinary teacher if he wants to, but something has to be done about Hamish Bigmore, the class nuisance, and so he uses a little magic to turn him into a frog
OUDS : a centenary history of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, 1885-1985 by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Runcie : the reluctant archbishop by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Acclaimed biographer Humphrey Carpenter paints a detailed picture of the 102nd Archbishop of Canterbury including Runcie's opinions on major incidents of his tenure and presents a full portrait of a remarkable man and the Church of England today."--Publisher
Mr Majeika and the music teacher by Humphrey Carpenter( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in Catalan and English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wicked witch arrives at St Barty's School and its up to Mr Majeika to try and outwith her
 
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The Oxford companion to Children's Literature
Covers
Tolkien : a biographyThe Inklings : C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and their friendsSecret gardens : a study of the golden age of children's literatureThe letters of J.R.R. TolkienJ.R.R. TolkienBenjamin Britten : a biographyThe brideshead generation : Evelyn Waugh and his friendsGeniuses together : American writers in Paris in the 1920s
Alternative Names
Carpenter, H

Carpenter, Humphrey

Carpenter, Humphrey 1946-

Carpenter Humphrey William Bouverie

Carpenter, Humphrey William Bouverie 1946-2005

Humphrey Carpenter biógrafo, escritor e locutor de rádio britânico

Humphrey Carpenter biógrafo, escritor y locutor de radio británico

Humphrey Carpenter britisk skribent

Humphrey Carpenter Brits schrijver

Humphrey Carpenter brittisk författare

Humphrey Carpenter écrivain britannique

Humphrey Carpenter englischer Schriftsteller und Biograph

Humphrey Carpenter scrittore britannico

Kabente, Hanfulei.

Χάμφρεϊ Κάρπεντερ Βιογράφος

Карпентер Х.

Карпентер Хамфри

Хамфри Карпентер

Хъмфри Карпентър

קרפנטר, המפרי 1946-

همفري كاربندر

ჰამფრი კარპენტერი

카펜터, 험프리 1946-2005

カーペンター, H.

カーペンター, ハンフリー

ハンフリー・カーペンター

汉弗莱·卡彭特

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