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Becket, Thomas

Overview
Works: 303 works in 509 publications in 1 language and 2,555 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Experimental fiction  Stream of consciousness fiction  Psychological fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Biography  Romance fiction 
Roles: Bookseller, Printer, Book producer, Publisher, Editor, Author, Other, Distributor
Classifications: PR3714, 823.6
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Cymbeline : a tragedy by William Shakespeare( )

3 editions published between 1767 and 1770 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fingal : an ancient epic poem, in six books : Together with several other poems by James Macpherson( Book )

7 editions published in 1762 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oceana and other works of Iames Harrington by James Harrington( Book )

2 editions published in 1771 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne( Book )

9 editions published between 1768 and 1778 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known for his novel Tristram Shandy, author Laurence Sterne drew upon his experiences in the 1760s, when he travelled extensively through France and Italy, to create this fictional travelogue. --From publisher's description
Letters of the late Rev. Mr. Laurence Sterne : to his most intimate friends. With a fragment in the manner of Rabelais. To which are prefix'd, memoirs of his life and family by Laurence Sterne( Book )

3 editions published between 1775 and 1776 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The school for wives : a comedy by Hugh Kelly( Book )

4 editions published between 1774 and 1775 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the writings and genius of Shakspeare, compared with the Greek and French dramatic poets; with some remarks upon the misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire by Montagu( Book )

1 edition published in 1770 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1810. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... UPON THE DEATH or JULIUS CiESAR; THE Tragedies of Cinna, and Julius Caesar, are each of them the representation of a conspiracy ; but it cannot be denied that our countryman has been by far more judicious in his choice of the story. An abortive scheme, in which some people of obscure fame were engaged, and even in whom, as they are represented, the enterprise was pardoned, more from contempt of their abilities and power, than the clemency of the emperor, makes a poor figure in contrast with that conspiracy, which, formed by the first characters in Rome, effected the destruction of the greatest man the world ever produced, and was succeeded by the most memorable consequences. History furnishes various examples of men of base and treacherous natures, of dissolute manners, ruined fortunes, and lost reputations, uniting in horrid association to destroy their prince. Ambition Ambition often cuts itself a bloody way to greatness.--Exasperated misery sometimes plunges its desperate dagger in the breast of the oppressor. The cabal of a court, the mutiny of a camp, the wild zeal of fanatics, have too frequently produced events of that nature. But this conspiracy was formed of very different elements. It was the genius of Rome, the rights of her constitution, the spirit of her laws, that rose against the ambition of Caesar; they steeled the heart, and whetted the dagger of the mild, the virtuous, the gentle Brutus, to give the mortal wound, not to a tyrant, who had fastened fetters on his fellow-citizens, but to the conqueror, who had made almost the whole world wear their chains; and who was then preparing to subdue the only empire that remained unsubjected to them. Can there be a subject more worthy of the Tragic Muse, than an action so important in its consequences, an
The pursuits of literature : a satirical poem in four dialogues. With notes by Thomas James Mathias( Book )

5 editions published between 1798 and 1808 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reverie by Charles Johnstone( Book )

3 editions published between 1763 and 1767 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original title-page reads: The reverie; or, A flight to the paradise of fools
The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman by Laurence Sterne( Book )

11 editions published between 1765 and 1777 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doomed to become the 'sport of fortune' by an interruption at the crucial moment of conception, Tristram Shandy's life lurches from one mishap to another: his nose crushed by the doctor's forceps during birth, christened with the worng name, an unfortunate incident involving a slamming sash window. Though everything occurs between parlor and garden, Tristram's excitable father, bewildered mother, and Uncle Toby provide ample opportunity for the digressions and madcap events that structure this seminal novel
Plans, elevations, sections, and perspective views of the gardens and buildings at Kew in Surry by William Chambers( Book )

2 editions published in 1763 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The maid of the Oaks : a new dramatic entertainment by John Burgoyne( Book )

2 editions published between 1774 and 1777 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the evidence : external and internal, relating to the poems attributed to Thomas Rowley. Containing a general view of the whole controversy ... by Thomas James Mathias( Book )

2 editions published in 1783 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Thomas Warton( Book )

2 editions published in 1777 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise lost : a poem in twelve books by John Milton( Book )

1 edition published in 1770 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Repairman Jack finds himself fighting against the makers and sellers of a dangerous new street drug called Beserk. The drug brings out the user's most aggressive behavior, and is capable of sending the user into a mindless, destructive rage. Jack discovers the drug comes from a surprising source--one that may have deadly effects on Jack's life and the lives of those he cares about
A view of the various editions of the Greek and Roman classics : with remarks by Edward Harwood( Book )

3 editions published in 1778 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's garland. Being a collection of new songs, ballads, roundelays, catches, glees, comic-serenatas, &c. performed at the jubille [sic] at Stratford upon Avon by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 1769 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Émile for today; the Émile of Jean Jacques Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

7 editions published between 1762 and 1783 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his pioneering treatise on education the great French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) presents concepts that had a significant influence on the development of pedagogy in the eighteenth century, and yet many of his ideas still sound radical today. Written in reaction to the stultifying system of rote learning and memorization prevalent throughout Europe at the time, Emile is a utopian vision of child-centered education, full of the sentiments of Romanticism, a movement that Rousseau inspired." "Imagining a typical boy named Emile, Rousseau creates an ideal model of one-on-one tutelage from infancy to manhood with himself as the child's mentor. As in so many of his other famous works, here, too, Rousseau asserts his main thesis that human beings are by nature good; it is only the distorting influences of civilization that have corrupted them." "Educators as well as students of philosophy will find much to admire in Rousseau's still fresh and innovative ideas."--Jacket
 
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Fingal : an ancient epic poem, in six books : Together with several other poems
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Becket Mr

Becket, Mr. (Thomas)

Becket T.

Becket, T. 17..-1817?

Becket, T. 17XX-1817

Becket, T. (Thomas)

Becket Thomas

Beckett, T.

Beckett, T. 17XX-1817

Beckett, T. (Thomas)

Beckett Thomas

Beckett Thomas 17..-1817?

Beckett, Thomas 17XX-1817

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English (85)