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Uglow, Jennifer S.

Overview
Works: 81 works in 516 publications in 3 languages and 15,755 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Biography‡vDictionaries  Biographies  Political fiction  Art  Reference works  Dictionaries  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, wpr, Other, Speaker, Contributor, Compiler
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Most widely held works about Jennifer S Uglow
 
Most widely held works by Jennifer S Uglow
Hogarth : a life and a world by Jennifer S Uglow( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jenny Uglow uncovers the man, but also the world he sprang from, immersing us in eighteenth-century London and bringing to vibrant life the scenes that became the subjects of his prints and paintings: political follies like the South Sea Bubble, gatherings in bourgeois households and fashionable salons, lurid criminal acts and trials, and wretched institutions like Bedlam or debtors' prison
George Eliot by Jennifer S Uglow( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse schrijfster George Eliot (pseud. van Mary Ann Evans ; 1819-1880)
The International dictionary of women's biography( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lunar men : five friends whose curiosity changed the world by Jennifer S Uglow( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1760s a group of amateur experimenters met and made friends in the English Midlands. Most came from humble families, all lived far from the center of things, but they were young and their optimism was boundless: together they would change the world. Among them were the ambitious toymaker Matthew Boulton and his partner James Watt, of steam-engine fame; the potter Josiah Wedgwood; and the larger-than-life Erasmus Darwin, physician, poet, inventor, and theorist of evolution (a forerunner of his grandson Charles). Later came Joseph Priestly, discover of oxygen and fighting radical." "With a small band of allies - the chemist James Keir, the doctors William Small and William Withering (the man who put digitalis on the medical map), and two wild young followers of Rousseau, Richard Lovell Edgeworth and Thomas Day - they formed the Lunar Society of Birmingham, so called because it met at each full moon, and kick-started the Industrial Revolution. Blending science, art, and commerce, the Lunar Men built canals; launched balloons; named plants, gases, and minerals; changed the face of England and the china in its drawing rooms; and plotted to revolutionize its soul."--Jacket
Nature's engraver : a life of Thomas Bewick by Jennifer S Uglow( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of British artist Thomas Bewick, whose engravings influenced the next century of book illustration, captures the violent change, radical politics, lost ways of life, and the fascination with the beauty of the natural world during the late eighteenth century
Elizabeth Gaskell : a habit of stories by Jennifer S Uglow( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Gaskell won fame and notoriety as the author of "Mary Barton Ruth". This biography looks at Elizabeth's life and work, looking at how Elizabeth observed, from her Manchester home, the brutal but transforming impact of industry and writing down the truth of what she observed
In these times : living in Britain through Napoleon's wars, 1793-1815 by Jennifer S Uglow( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historian. We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars--but what of those left behind? The people on a Norfolk farm, in a Yorkshire mill, a Welsh iron foundry, an Irish village, a London bank, a Scottish mountain? The aristocrats and paupers, old and young, butchers and bakers and candlestick makers--how did the war touch their lives? Jenny Uglow, the prizewinning author of The Lunar Men and Nature's Engraver, follows the gripping back-and-forth of the first global war but turns the news upside down, seeing how it reached the people. Illustrated by the satires of Gillray and Rowlandson and the paintings of Turner and Constable, and combining the familiar voices of Austen, Wordsworth, Scott, and Byron with others lost in the crowd, In These Times delves into the archives to tell the moving story of how people lived and loved and sang and wrote, struggling through hard times and opening new horizons that would change their country for a century"--
The Continuum dictionary of women's biography by Jennifer S Uglow( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Palgrave Macmillan dictionary of women's biography by Jennifer S Uglow( )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fourth edition of the Dictionary of Women's Biography includes women who have hit the headlines in the five years since the last edition - including Condoleezza Rice, Nigella Lawson, Paula Radcliffe, Brenda Hale and Tracey Emin. Some notable omissions have been corrected. Yoko Ono, for example, used to be vilified as the woman who broke up the Beatles, but has now comprehensively proved herself to be what she has always been - a conceptual artist in her own right. Historical coverage has been broadened in response to new research and our commitment to campaigning women worldwide is as strong as in the previous edition. We have pleasure in including activists from Afghanistan, Africa, Australia, India, Mexico, the UK and the US, including, for example, eminent Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva and grass-roots activists such as Eileen Wani Wingfield and Eileen Kampakuta Brown, award-winning Australian septuagenarians who oppose nuclear testing and nuclear-waste dumping on their ancestral lands."--Jacket
The prime minister by Anthony Trollope( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much against his will, the Duke of Omnium consents to lead a coalition government, The Duchess quickly becomes a social figure of great power striving to consolidate his support. Together they find their way to the centre of society, and like Phineas Finn before them, they find it hollow
The Macmillan dictionary of women's biography by Jennifer S Uglow( Book )

50 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografisk leksikon over kendte kvinder fra de ældste tider til vore dage
A gambling man : Charles II's Restoration game by Jennifer S Uglow( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Restoration was a decade of experimentation: from the founding of the Royal Society for investigating the sciences to the startling role of credit and risk; from the shocking licentiousness of the court to failed attempts at religious tolerance. Negotiating all these, Charles II, the "slippery sovereign," laid odds and took chances, dissembling and manipulating his followers. The theaters may have been restored, but the king himself was the supreme actor. Yet while his grandeur, his court, and his colorful sex life were on display, his true intentions lay hidden. Charles II was thirty when he crossed the English Channel in fine May weather in 1660. His Restoration was greeted with maypoles and bonfires, as spring after the long years of Cromwell's rule. But there was no way to turn back, no way he could "restore" the old dispensation. Certainty had vanished. The divinity of kingship had ended with his father's beheading. "Honor" was now a word tossed around in duels. "Providence" could no longer be trusted. As the country was rocked by plague, fire, and war, people searched for new ideas by which to live. And exactly ten years after he arrived, Charles would again stand on the shore at Dover, this time placing the greatest bet of his life in a secret deal with his cousin, Louis XIV of France. - Jacket flap
Shaking a leg : collected writings by Angela Carter( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume contains a substantial selection of Angela Carter's journalism from the 1960s until her death."--Editor's Note
The pinecone : the story of Sarah Losh, forgotten romantic heroine--antiquarian, architect, and visionary by Jennifer S Uglow( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A biography: A thrilling portrait of Sarah Losh, a forgotten architectural genius of the nineteenth century"--
The lunar men : the friends who made the future, 1730-1810 by Jennifer S Uglow( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the group of Midlands amateur experimenters who formed the Lunar Society and kick-started the Industrial Revolution, were Matthew Boulton, Josiah Wedgewood, James Watt and Erasmus Darwin. This account uncovers the friendships, political passions and love of knowledge that drove these men
A little history of British gardening by Jennifer S Uglow( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Did the Romans have rakes? Did medieval monks get muddy? This history of gardening in Britain takes us on a journey from the planting of thorn hedges around prehistoric settlements to today's rage for decking and ornamental grasses. It tracks down the ordinary folk who worked the earth - the apprentice boys and weeding women, the florists and nursery gardeners - as well as aristocrats, grand designers, and famous plant hunters. Colored by Jenny Uglow's own love for plants and brought to life by many vivid illustrations, A Little History of British Gardening not only explores flowery meads, grottoes and vistas, landscapes and ha-has, but also tells you, for example, how the Tudors made their curious knots, how housewives used herbs to stop freckles and how the suburbs dug for victory in World War II. This is a book to put in your pocket when planning your ideal green space - and to read in your deck chair with a glass of cold wine, when deadheading is simply too much to face."--BOOK JACKET
The Northeastern dictionary of women's biography by Jennifer S Uglow( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revised and updated, The Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography profiles the lives and achievements of more than 2,100 outstanding women. International in scope and stretching from ancient times to the present day, the list of women represented here encompasses those who have played important roles in history and society. Their accomplishments are as diverse as their backgrounds. They include artists, teachers, politicians, athletes, scientists, pioneers, businesswomen, and activists, as well as those who were simply willing to challenge the status quo. A celebration of the lives of remarkable women, this unique book is a reference for students and general readers alike."--Jacket
Mr. Lear : a life of art and nonsense by Jennifer S Uglow( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Lear's poems follow and break the rules. They abide by the logic of syntax, the linking of rhyme and the dance of rhythm, and these Nonsenses are full of joy - yet set against darkness. Where do these human-like animals and birds and these odd adventures - some gentle, some violent, some musical, some wild - come from? His many drawings that accompany his verse are almost hyper-real, as if he wants to free the creatures from the page. They exist nowhere else in literature, springing only from Lear's imagination. Lear lived all his life on the borders of rules and structures, of disciplines and desires. He vowed to ignore politics yet trembled with passionate sympathies. He depended on patrons and moved in establishment circles, yet he never belonged among them and mocked imperial attitudes. He loved men yet dreamed of marriage - but remained, it seems, celibate, wrapped in himself. Even in his family he was marginal, at once accepted and rejected. Surrounded by friends, he was alone. If we follow him across land and sea - to Italy, Greece and Albania, to The Levant and Egypt and India - and to the borderlands of spirit and self, art and desire, can we see, in the end, if the nonsense makes sense? This is what Jenny Uglow has set sail to find out."--Publisher's description
Cultural Babbage : technology, time, and invention( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gambling man : Charles II and the Restoration, 1660-1670 by Jennifer S Uglow( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles II was thirty when he crossed the Channel in fine May weather in 1660. Exactly ten years later Charles would stand again on the shore at Dover, laying the greatest bet of his life in a secret deal with his cousin, Louis XIV. This book offers a portrait of Charles II, exploring his elusive nature through the lens of these ten vital years
 
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The lunar men : five friends whose curiosity changed the world
Alternative Names

controlled identityUglow, Jenny

Crowther, Jennifer S. 1947-

Jennifer S. Uglow

Jennifer S. Uglow angliciste, biographe

Jenny Uglow englische Biographin

Jenny Uglow schrijfster uit Verenigd Koninkrijk (1947-)

Uglov, Jennifer.

Uglow Jennifer

Uglow, Jennifer 1947-

Uglow, Jennifer S.

Uglow, Jennifer Sheila 1947-

Uglow Jenny

Uglow, Jenny 1947-

アグロウ, ジェニファー

ジェニー・アグロウ

ユーグロウ, ジェニー

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English (351)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (1)

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George EliotThe lunar men : five friends whose curiosity changed the worldNature's engraver : a life of Thomas BewickElizabeth Gaskell : a habit of storiesThe Palgrave Macmillan dictionary of women's biographyThe prime ministerThe Macmillan dictionary of women's biographyA gambling man : Charles II's Restoration game