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Manlove, C. N. (Colin Nicholas) 1942-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 167 publications in 1 language and 8,555 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR830.F3, 823.0876
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by C. N Manlove
Modern fantasy : five studies by C. N Manlove( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getracht wordt het begrip fantasieverhalen vanuit literair standpunt te omschrijven. Daarnaast wordt een kritische bespreking gegeven van boeken van verschillende auteurs t.w. Charles Kingsley, George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien en Mervyn Peake
Science fiction : ten explorations by C. N Manlove( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impulse of fantasy literature by C. N Manlove( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical thinking : a guide to interpreting literary texts by C. N Manlove( Book )

13 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature and reality, 1600-1800 by C. N Manlove( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chronicles of Narnia : the patterning of a fantastic world by C. N Manlove( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well-known and well-loved books that make up C.S. Lewis's "Chronicles of Narnia" have long held a prominent place on many a child's (and adult's) bookshelf. Since their publication in the 1950s, the books' depiction of the fantasy land of Narnia has inspired the wonder, delight, and imaginations of children around the world. More than just fairy tales, the stories show readers that all is not as it seems, that perseverance can bring forth great rewards, and that growth is a continual and unpredictable process. Most important, arguably, is the ongoing struggle between good and evil depicted in the "Chronicles." These themes are displayed amid the experiences of several children, particularly Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter Pevensie. Beginning with the first book of the series, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950), we follow the children as they magically enter the kingdom of Narnia for the first of many adventures there, including their meeting the memorable lion, Aslan. In the sequel, Prince Caspian, they help the prince and his army of Talking Beasts conquer the usurping Telemarines; the following novel, The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader," continues Caspian's story by recounting his voyage to the End of the World. The fourth book, The Silver Chair, returns to the theme of an evil witch, first explored in The Lion, while The Horse and His Boy details Narnia's near-invasion by the Calormenes. The Magician's Nephew accounts for the creation of Narnia, and the seventh tale, The Last Battle (1956), tells of Narnia's final days. Colin Manlove has carefully studied the tales and shows that they are patterned narratives with many complex, intertwined threads. He relates these narratives to Lewis's views on stories, and also sets Lewis's books in their literary context, both juvenile and adult. After a discussion of the critical receptions of the tales, Manlove supplies a full chapter on each book for in-depth analysis. Questions that may occur fleetingly to the casual reader, such as the matter of possible Christian imagery (most notably in Aslan's sacrificial death and resurrection), are examined fully to give the reader a wider scope of reference. Ultimately, Manlove contends that these stories mirror Lewis's view of the universe as both mysterious and complex
C.S. Lewis : his literary achievement by C. N Manlove( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Alice to Harry Potter : children's fantasy in England by C. N Manlove( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian fantasy : from 1200 to the present by C. N Manlove( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first account of invented stories of the Christian supernatural, of fantasies that depict imagined forms of heaven or hell, angel or devil, world and creator; it considers their growth and changes from the time of Dante to the present day. Relatively infrequent, such works nevertheless for centuries represented some of the highest aspirations of art. Works considered here include the French Queste del Saint Graal, Dante's Commedia, the Middle English Pearl, the first book of Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, Milton's Paradise Lost, Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, Swedenborg's Heaven and Hell and poems by Blake; and, from the post-Romantic and increasingly less 'Christian' period, the fantasies of George MacDonald, Charles Kingsley, Charles Williams, C. S. Lewis and many others. In the development of these works, a primary issue is found to be the fantasy-making imagination itself, at first seen as a potential obstacle to plain Christian purpose, but more recently given freer rein in the new aim of demonstrating God's existence in a more secular world. The picture that emerges is of a literary mode which becomes more fictive and indirect in its presentation of Christian vision
The gap in Shakespeare : the motif of division from "Richard II" to "The Tempest" by C. N Manlove( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fantasy literature of England by C. N Manlove( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses writers such as Edwin Abbott, Peter Ackroyd, Richard Adams, Brian Aldiss, F. Anstey, J.G. Ballard, Clive Barker, J.M. Barrie, William Beckford, Max Beerbohm, Algernon Blackwood, William Blake, Robert Browning, John Bunyan, Byron, Italo Calvino, Lewis Carroll, Angela Carter, Chaucer, G.K. Chesterton, Coleridge, John Collier, Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Dunsany, George du Maurier, E.R. Eddison, T.S. Eliot, John Fowles, Leon Garfield, Alan Garner, David Garnett, Mary Gentle, William Golding, Kenneth Grahame, H. Rider Haggard, Michael John Harrison, W.H. Hodgson, Robert Holdstock, Laurence Housman, W.H. Hudson, Robert Irwin, Margaret Irwin, Henry James, Richard Jefferies, Douglas Jerrold, Diana Wynne Jones, Anna Kavan, Charles Kingsley, Rudyard Kipling, Andrew Lang, D.H. Lawrence, Tanith Lee, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Doris Lessing, C.S. Lewis, Matthew Lewis, Wyndham Lewis, David Lindsay, Penelope Lively, Hugh Lofting, Edward Bulwer Lytton, George MacDonald, Arthur Machen, Christopher Marlowe, John Masefield, Guy de Maupassant, William Mayne, George Meredith, A.A. Milne, Milton, Mrs. Mary Louisa Molesworth, Michael Moorcock, Kenneth Morris, William Morris, Iris Murdoch, Edith Nesbit, George Orwell, Mervyn Peake, Alexander Pope, John Cowper Powys, T.F. Powys, Terry Pratchett, Christopher Priest, Phillip Pullman, Rabelais, Ann Radcliffe, Herbert Read, Christina Rossetti, Salman Rushdie, John Ruskin, Shakespeare, Shelley, Sir Philip Sidney, Muriel Spark, Edmund Spenser, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jonathan Swift, Tennyson, William Makepeace Thackeray, D.M. Thomas, J.R.R. Tolkien, Evelyn Underhill, Horace Walpole, Ian Watson, H.G. Wells, Robert Westall, John Whitbourn, T.H. White, Oscar Wilde, Charles Williams, Jeanette Winterson, Wordsworth, S. Fowler Wright, Yeats, and others
Scottish fantasy literature : a critical survey by C. N Manlove( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of Scottish fantasy literature( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hog's head conversations : essays on Harry Potter( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The order of Harry Potter : [literary skill in the Hogwarts epic] by C. N Manlove( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to interpreting literary texts by C. N Manlove( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Alice to Harry Potter children's fantasy in England by C. N Manlove( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circle of the imagination : George MacDonald's Phantastes and Lilith by C. N Manlove( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women wrigters : Margaret Oliphant and "Fiona Macleod" by C. N Manlove( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The fairy tale : and its English development, 1850-1960 by C. N Manlove( )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The term `supernatural' as used most generally in this thesis is intended in relation to the reader's `Nature', that is, to a world assumed to be founded on physical rather than metaphysical laws. It is not used in relation to the `Natures' presented by the various authors considered since many of them refused to admit any distinction between nature and supernature; nor does it refer to any single type of supernatural phenomenon recurring thoughout the different works, for as will be seen, the supernatural has as many forms and aspects as there are stories to contain it. Thus `supernatural' in this thesis denotes that which, of greater than mortal power, transcends the laws of time, space, cause and effect as they exist in the reader's world. The term `fairy tale', although in itself a useless description of the works examined (see ch. 1), is retained for two reasons: first, because however different their individual conceptions of the fairy tale, nearly all the authors thought of their works as such; and secondly for convenience, for the use of the term throughout serves to emphasize that the books examined in this thesis are all members of one literary kind, whatever the correct title of that kind may be.--Preface
 
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The chronicles of Narnia : the patterning of a fantastic world
Alternative Names
Colin Manlove Literary critic

Manlove, C. N.

Manlove, C. N. 1942-

Manlove, Colin.

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Manlove, Colin N. 1942-

Manlove, Colin N. (Colin Nicholas), 1942-

Manlove, Colin Nicholas

Manlove, Colin Nicholas 1942-

Languages
English (157)

Covers
The chronicles of Narnia : the patterning of a fantastic worldC.S. Lewis : his literary achievementFrom Alice to Harry Potter : children's fantasy in EnglandThe fantasy literature of EnglandScottish fantasy literature : a critical surveyAn anthology of Scottish fantasy literatureHog's head conversations : essays on Harry PotterThe order of Harry Potter : [literary skill in the Hogwarts epic]