WorldCat Identities

Batchelor, John 1942-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 268 publications in 2 languages and 8,636 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Sea stories  Novels  Action and adventure fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Illustrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
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Most widely held works about John Batchelor
 
Most widely held works by John Batchelor
The life of Joseph Conrad : a critical biography by John Batchelor( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Récit biographique d'un épisode inattendu de la vie de l'écrivain : il commanda un an, un bateau, l'Ortago, en 1889. Il était alors encore l'aristocrate européen en liberté, considérant la mer comme une étape vers quelque destin non encore identifié. C'est après cet épisode qu'il se mit à écrire "Almayer's folly."
The Edwardian novelists by John Batchelor( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennyson : to strive, to seek, to find by John Batchelor( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new study of the Victorian era poet, who was Queen Victoria's favorite, reveals a man who skillfully crafted his own career and his relationships with his audience while discussing his complexities and contradictions
H.G. Wells by John Batchelor( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H. G. Wells wrote almost a hundred books, yet he is generally remembered for only a handful of them. He is known above all as a writer who heralded the future, yet throughout his life he clung to fixed attitudes from the Victorian past. He began his career as a draper's apprentice; by the age of forty-five he had secured an international reputation as the author of The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, Kipps and Tono Bungay; he went on to establish himself as an influential educator, polemicist and sage. In this book John Batchelor offers a readable introduction to Wells's huge and varied output as a writer and thinker. He guides the reader through the whole oeuvre, and argues persuasively that at his best Wells was a great artist: a man with a remarkable, restless imagination (not limited, as many critics have implied, merely to his early romances) and with a coherent and responsible theory of fiction
John Ruskin : a life by John Batchelor( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Victorian Renaissance man explores Ruskin's wide-ranging interests in botany, geology, art criticism, and social theory, among other topics
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stripped of his seaman's license, convinced of his own cowardice, Jim sets out on a tragic and transcendent search for redemption
Virginia Woolf : the major novels by Edward Bishop( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of literary biography( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is literary biography so widely read for popular, 'prurient' reasons, or for reputable intellectual reasons? Is it of interest only in so far as it illuminates a writer's work? How much can we know about a life, such as Shakespeare's, where the documentation is so scanty? These are among the questions addressed by the seventeen leading biographers and literary critics who have contributed essays to John Batchelor's The Art of Literary Biography. Always a popular genre, biography has become one of the most immediate and accessible modes of writing about literature and literary figures. In this book, individuals such as Conrad, Huxley, Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and the poets Elizabeth Bishop and Lord Rochester are examined. Also addressed are the nature and form of literary biography, including the relationships between biography and autobiography, the challenges the genre poses for the reader, and the problems confronted by the literary biographer at work
Existence and imagination; the theatre of Henry de Montherlant by John Batchelor( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in French and English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mervyn Peake; a biographical and critical exploration by John Batchelor( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ruskin : no wealth but life by John Batchelor( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespearean continuities : essays in honour of E.A.J. Honigman by John Batchelor( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victory : an island tale by Joseph Conrad( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skeptic Axel Heyst, a Swedish baron, attempts to remain detached from the people and events surrounding his life on a South Seas island, but his rescue of a young English girl from an exploitative innkeeper draws him out of his isolation
Lady Trevelyan and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood by John Batchelor( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sadakichi Hartmann papers : a descriptive inventory of the collection in the University of California, Riverside, Library by Riverside University of California( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Jim : an authoritative text ... by Joseph Conrad( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a would-be hero who deserts what he thinks is a sinking ship and thereafter is haunted by shame and the need to explain himself
From decadent to modernist : and other essays( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight : the history of aviation by John H Batchelor( Book )

7 editions published between 1949 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives a fascinating account of aviation's spectacular past from the pioneering days of the romantic Montgolfier balloon to the development of air-superiority in military fighters
Victorian literature( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breathless hush by John Batchelor( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The life of Joseph Conrad : a critical biography
Alternative Names
Batchelor, John Barham

Batchelor John Barham 1942-....

Languages
English (212)

French (15)

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H.G. WellsJohn Ruskin : a lifeLord JimThe art of literary biographyJohn Ruskin : no wealth but lifeVictory : an island taleLady Trevelyan and the Pre-Raphaelite BrotherhoodLord Jim : an authoritative text ...