WorldCat Identities

Dugdale, John

Works: 7 works in 54 publications in 1 language and 1,458 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Naval history  Sea stories  Satire  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: PS2384, 813.3
Publication Timeline
Publications about  John Dugdale Publications about John Dugdale
Publications by  John Dugdale Publications by John Dugdale
Most widely held works by John Dugdale
Thomas Pynchon : allusive parables of power by John Dugdale ( Book )
9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Blithedale romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( Book )
14 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Blithedale Romance, considered one of Hawthorne's major novels, explores the limitations of human nature set against an experiment in communal living. From mesmerism to illicit love, the Blithedale Romance represents one of Hawthorne's best and most sharply etched works, one that Henry James called his brightest and liveliest novel, and that Roy Male, acclaimed Americanist scholar, said is one of the most underrated works in American fiction. This modern library paperback classics edition is set from the definitive Ohio State University Press Centenary edition of the novel
File on Shepard by John Dugdale ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The confidence-man, his masquerade : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, reviews, criticism, an annotated bibliography by Herman Melville ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set on a Mississippi steamer on April Fool's Day and populated by a series of shape-shifting con men, The Confidence-Man is a challenging metaphysical and ethical exploration of antebellum American society
White-jacket; or, The world in a man-of-war by Herman Melville ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long before penning Moby-Dick, which many regard as the quintessential American novel, author Herman Melville was captivated by life on the open sea. White Jacket adopts a different perspective, focusing on the brutal treatment that many sailors received at the hands of their superiors. In particular, it has been noted that this novel proved to be instrumental in banning the practice of flogging in several branches of the U.S. military
Indian summer by William Dean Howells ( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the most charming and memorable romantic comedies in American literature, William Dean Howells's Indian Summer tells of a season in the life of Theodore Colville. Colville, just turned forty, has spent years as a successful midwestern newspaper publisher. Now he sells his business and heads for Italy, where as a young man he had dreamed of a career as an architect and fallen hopelessly in love. In Florence, Colville runs into Lina Bowen, sometime best friend of the woman who jilted him and the vivacious survivor of an unhappy marriage. He also meets her young visitor, twenty-year-old Imogene Graham?lovely, earnest to a fault, and brimming with the excitement of her first encounter with the great world. The drama that plays out among these three gifted and well-meaning people against the backdrop of Florence, the brilliance of their repartee, and the accumulating burden of their mutual misunderstandings make for a comedy of errors that is as winning as it is wise"--Publisher's description
A hazard of new fortunes by William Dean Howells ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set against a vividly depicted background of fin de siecle New York, this novel centers upon the conflict between a self-made millionaire and a fervent social revolutionary - a conflict in which a man of goodwill futilely attempts to act as a mediator, only to be forced himself into a crisis of conscience. William Dean Howell's grasp of the realities of the American experience in an age of emerging social struggle as well as his absolute determination to fairly represent every point of view is evident throughout this multifaceted work. Both a memorable portrait of an era and a profoundly moving study of human relationships, A Hazard of New Fortunes fully justifies Alfred Kazin's ranking of Howells as "the first great domestic novelist of American life.""--BOOK JACKET
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.32 for The Blithe ... to 0.79 for Thomas Pyn ...)
English (54)