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Batchelor, John 1942-

Works: 29 works in 204 publications in 3 languages and 8,365 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sea stories  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Adventure stories  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Illustrator
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 )

24 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 891 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 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 773 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
John Ruskin : a life by John Batchelor( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 595 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 : a literary life by John Mepham( Book )

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

The art of literary biography( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 510 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
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 492 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
Existence and imagination; the theatre of Henry de Montherlant by John Batchelor( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 306 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 296 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 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victory by Joseph Conrad( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 170 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 133 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 55 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 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Tudor literature( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale by Joseph Conrad( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Tale brings together in one collection four stories by the celebrated author of Heart of Darkness. Set onboard a ship during an unnamed war, the title story is a harrowing account of guilt and responsibility, showing Conrad at his most accomplished as a master of psychological penetration. Accompanying this is another study of the brutal turns of fortune visited on the unwary by war: 'The Warrior's Soul' takes place during Napoleon's invasion of Russia, and traces the interweaving relationship between a beautiful woman and the two men who love her. 'Prince Roman', meanwhile, is one of Conrad's earliest stories, and the only piece in his entire oeuvre that touches on his homeland, Poland. The collection concludes with 'The Black Mate', a witty and light-hearted illustration of life aboard ship." "Spanning Joseph Conrad's entire literary career, these four stories touch on some of his major interests - war, imperialism, life at sea - showing him at his most intimate and ambitious."--Jacket
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The life of Joseph Conrad : a critical biography
Alternative Names
Batchelor, John Barham

Batchelor John Barham 1942-....

John Ruskin : a lifeThe art of literary biographyLord JimJohn Ruskin : no wealth but lifeVictoryLady Trevelyan and the Pre-Raphaelite BrotherhoodLord Jim : an authoritative text ...The tale