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Owens, W. R.

Overview
Works: 286 works in 892 publications in 1 language and 8,708 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christian fiction  Allegories  Biography  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  History  Didactic fiction  Autobiographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, ed~, Contributor
Classifications: PR3330, 823.4
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Most widely held works about W. R Owens
 
Most widely held works by W. R Owens
A handbook to literary research by S Elliot( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Handbook to Literary Research is a unique and invaluable guide, specifically written for anyone undertaking postgraduate research in literature." "Each chapter identifies and illustrates the central ideas and developments within its field, and includes 'questions and exercises' designed to help you grasp key points and practise skills. In addition the Handbook includes suggestions for further reading, a glossary, and an extensive checklist of bibliographical resources for the study of literature."--Jacket
The canonisation of Daniel Defoe by P. N Furbank( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'As I walk'd through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place, where was a Denn; And I laid me down in that place to sleep: And as I slept I dreamed a Dream.'" "So begins one of the best-loved and most widely read books in English literature. An acknowledged classic of the heroic Puritan tradition, and a founding text in the development of the English novel, The Pilgrim's Progress has inspired readers for over three centuries. The story of Christian, whose pilgrimage takes him through the Slough of Despond, Vanity Fair, and the Delectable Mountains, is full of danger and adventure. Together with his trusty companions, Faithful and Hopeful, he encounters many enemies before finally arriving at the Celestial City." "Bunyan's own experience of religious persecution informs his story, but its qualities of psychological realism, and the beauty and simplicity of his prose, give the book universal appeal. This edition includes the illustrations that appeared with the book in Bunyan's lifetime, giving a sense of its impact on contemporary readers."--Back cover
Shakespeare, Aphra Behn, and the canon by W. R Owens( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the Canon is an accessible introduction to the idea of the literary canon and the complex process by which certain authors and works are accorded a high cultural status. Written expressly for those with no previous knowledge of Shakespeare or Behn, the contributors focus on three of Shakespeare's most widely-studied plays, Henry V, Othello and As You Like It. As a contrast, Aphra Behn's restoration comedy The Rover is studied as an example of a play which was highly popular in its own time, but, in later times, neglected from the canon. Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the Canon places both authors in historical context and offers passages of text and criticism in each chapter followed by detailed discussion."--Publisher's description
A political biography of Daniel Defoe by Philip Nicholas Furbank( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furbank and Owens attempt to disentangle the story of Daniel Defoe's political career, as journalist, polemicist, political theorist and secret agent. They argue that this remarkable career calls for a good deal of rethinking, not least because biography and bibliography are here inextricably intertwined
A tour through the whole island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 376 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. 1748. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LETTER VI. CONTAINING A Description of the greatest Part of the Principality of Wales. Thought I should not pay the Principality the Respect it so well deserves, if I did not begin a Letter with the Description of it; it being the Country of that brave People, who had an original Right to the whole Island, and made so noble a Stand in Defence of their Liberties and Independency; and, at last, rather than submit to a foreign Yoke, chose to be free in this remote and inaccessible Part of it. But here let me premise, that Wales is represented in the British Parliament by .24 Members. The Counties and Towns which return them will be particulariz'd in the general List, which I shall present you with at the End of my Tour thro' this Southern Part of the Island (a). The two first Counties which border West upon Monmouthshire are Brecknock and Glamorgan, and are ery mountainous on the East Side, which gives a (.} See at the Conclusion of Vol. III. Traveler Traveler a terrible Apprehension of the Country he is this way entering into, and an Expectation of meeting with nothing that is agreeable; but he is not long before he is undeceived, and finds the Reward of his Trouble. In that Part of Monmouthjhire which joins the two Counties, begins the Rising of the Hills. Kyrton-Beacon, Tumbcrlow, Blorench, Penvail, and Skirridan, are some of the Names of these horrid Mountains, and are all in this Shire; and I could not but fansy myself in View of Mount Brennus, Little-Barnard, and Great-Barnard, among the Æps. We now entered South Wales; which contains the Shires of Glamorgan, Brecknock, Radnor, Caermarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan. Brecknock/hire is a mere inland County, as Radnor is; the Englijh jestingly (and I think not very improperly) call it Break-neck-J
Seventeenth-century England, a changing culture by Ann Hughes( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical bibliography of Daniel Defoe by Philip Nicholas Furbank( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furbank and Owens's Critical Bibliography completes their project to reform the Defoe canon. It lists the works which they consider as certainly or probably by Defoe, clearly distinguishing these two categories
Grace abounding to the chief of sinners by John Bunyan( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Grace Abounding, John Bunyan (1628?1688), the author of Pilgrim?s Progress, describes his conviction of sin, his struggles against unbelief, his entrance into the meaning and comfort of the Holy Scriptures, and much more." -- provided by publisher. "I have sometimes seen more in a line of the Bible, than I could well tell how to stand under; and yet at another time, the whole Bible hath been to me as dry as a stick; or rather, my heart hath been so dead and dry unto it, that I could not conceive the least dram of refreshment, though I have looked it all over... Oh! it is a goodly thing to be on our knees, with Christ in our arms, before God: I hope I know something of these things." -- Grace Abounding, Conclusion, paragraphs C4, C5
John Bunyan and his England, 1628-88 by Anne Laurence( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of original essays is designed to be of interest to students not only of Bunyan, but of the history, religion and literature of the seventeenth century."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Literature and liberation : selected essays by Arnold Kettle( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defoe de-attributions : a critique of J.R. Moore's Checklist by P. N Furbank( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings on travel, discovery, and history by Daniel Defoe( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of Daniel Defoe's travel and historical writings reveal the range of his intellectual interests. His ""Tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain"", which came out between 1724 and 1726, drew on Defoe's travels throughout England and Scotland - often as a political agent and spy
Political and economic writings of Daniel Defoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection gathers together a number of Daniel Defoe's non-fiction writings on political and economic issues. The selection is designed to reflect the numerous facets of Defoe's economic and political thought. Each of the eight volumes includes an introduction
The novels of Daniel Defoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gospels : Authorized King James Version by W. R Owens( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique edition of the Gospels presents the Authorized King James text in modernized spelling with invaluable Introduction and Notes, which provide historical and critical context, highlighting how each Gospel offers its own distinctive and memorable portrait of Jesus
The history of reading by Dr Shafquat Towheed( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together a representative sample of research. Chapters cover individual readers, reading communities or groups and their engagement with texts in societies ranging from 19th century Poland and Germany, apartheid era South Africa, antebellum America, colonial Canada, India and New Zealand, and early modern England
Satire, fantasy, and writings on the supernatural by Daniel Defoe( Book )

in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A selection of satires, fantasies, and supernatural writings in poetry and prose by Daniel Defoe. Fully reset with scholarly annotations of interest to students of eighteenth-century politics, religion, and literature"--Provided by publisher
 
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The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come
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The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to comeShakespeare, Aphra Behn, and the canonA political biography of Daniel DefoeA tour through the whole island of Great BritainA critical bibliography of Daniel DefoeGrace abounding to the chief of sinnersJohn Bunyan and his England, 1628-88Defoe de-attributions : a critique of J.R. Moore's Checklist
Alternative Names
Owens, W.

Owens, W. R.

Owens, W.R. 1951-

Owens, William R.

Owens, William Robert

Owens, William Robert 1951-

Languages
English (238)