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Batchelor, John 1942-

Works: 43 works in 272 publications in 2 languages and 8,556 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Sea stories  History  Biographies  Sea fiction  Novels  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Illustrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Batchelor
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad( )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 1,335 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
Tennyson : to strive, to seek, to find by John Batchelor( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 908 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
The life of Joseph Conrad : a critical biography by John Batchelor( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 887 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 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.G. Wells by John Batchelor( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 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
The art of literary biography( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 595 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
John Ruskin : a life by John Batchelor( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 582 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
Virginia Woolf : the major novels by John Batchelor( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Existence and imagination; the theatre of Henry de Montherlant by John Batchelor( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in French and English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Jim by John Batchelor( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 346 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 299 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 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This substantial collection includes contributions from leading international Shakespeare scholars such as Tom Craik, Philip Edwards, IngA-Stina Ewbank, R.A. Foakes, G.K. Hunter, Kenneth Muir, A.D. Nuttall, Brian Vickers and Stanley Wells. The book's twenty five essays range over the whole field of Shakespeare studies and deal especially with Shakespeare and his predecessors, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Shakespeare in performance (including film) and Shakespeare in relation to later literature. Shakespearean Continuities is published in honour of the distinguished Shakespeare scholar E.A.J. Honigmann, FBA, Joseph Cowen Professor of English Literature at the University of Newcastle, 1970-1989
Victory : an island tale by Joseph Conrad( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 165 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 )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 128 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

Victorian literature( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 36 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

From decadent to modernist : and other essays( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tudor literature( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lord Jim
The life of Joseph Conrad : a critical biographyH.G. WellsThe art of literary biographyJohn Ruskin : a lifeJohn Ruskin : no wealth but lifeVictory : an island taleLady Trevelyan and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Alternative Names
Batchelor, John Barham

Batchelor John Barham 1942-....

English (220)

French (16)