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Batchelor, John 1942-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 277 publications in 2 languages and 8,573 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Sea stories  Biographies  Sea fiction  Novels  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Illustrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Batchelor
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad( )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 1,325 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
Tennyson : to strive, to seek, to find by John Batchelor( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 901 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 )

25 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 890 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 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.G. Wells by John Batchelor( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 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 594 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 )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 574 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 )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 538 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 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Jim by John Batchelor( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 349 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 302 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 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Ruskin, whose life almost exactly coincided with that of Queen Victoria (1819 to 1900), was one of the most influential cultural and intellectual figures of the Victorian age. He was fundamentally a post-Romantic visionary: this fact underlies his activities as an art critic and writer on architecture - and also his passionate advocacy of an alternative model for England." "This new biography shows him as a whole, demonstrating that his seemingly disparate ideas accrue into a developed - though constantly evolving - vision of the good society, and that the public activity of the man was at every stage closely associated with his disastrous private life." "Published to celebrate the centenary of Ruskins death, this biography throws new light on a complex character, whose interests encompassed art, architecture, morality, criticism and literature, the environment, education, the disastrous changes that he saw overtaking the climate ('The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century') and the establishment of a new political order for the working man."--BOOK JACKET
Shakespearean continuities : essays in honour of E.A.J. Honigman by John Batchelor( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 282 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 )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 166 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 131 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

Breathless hush by John Batchelor( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian literature( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 27 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

Art of Literary Biography, The by John Batchelor( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 22 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 slight? These are amongthe wide range of questions addressed by the seventeen leading biographers and literary critics in this important new work. Always a popular genre, biography has become one of the most immediate and accessible modes of writing about literature. This book examines such literary figures as Conrad, Lawren
 
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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 BrotherhoodArt of Literary Biography, The
Alternative Names
Batchelor, John Barham

Batchelor John Barham 1942-....

Languages
English (220)

French (16)