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Sutherland, John 1938-

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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 2,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of beautiful young heiress Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for centuries to reclaim their ancient talisman, looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears from Rachel's bedroom the case looks simple, but in the world of Wilkie Collins, no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted."--Page 4 of cover
Bestsellers : a very short introduction by John Sutherland( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 2,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Very Short Introduction takes a look through 'bestseller lists' since their arrival on the scene in the 1980s, to show that these lists monitor one of the strongest pulses in modern literary fiction and are therefore worthy of serious study. Examining how these books reflect the fashions and ideologies of the day, it asks what separates bestsellers from canonical fiction, lifts the lid on the bestseller industry, and includes lively summaries of bestsellers through the years, from Huckleberry Finn to The Da Vinci Code, via many long-forgotten, but once bestselling, titles."--Jacket
How literature works : 50 key concepts by John Sutherland( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... For any reader seeking a greater appreciation of their favorite novel, poem, or play. Offers a lively and straightforward guide to literary thinking. With a series of compact essays the ... literary critic John Sutherland-- ... admired for his wit and clear reasoning--strips away the obscurity and pretension of literary study. His book offers concise definitions and clear examples of the fifty concepts that all book lovers should know. It includes basic descriptive terms (ambiguity, epic), the core vocabulary of literary culture (genre, style), and devices employed by authors (irony, defamiliarization). More broadly, "How Literature Works" explores the animating concepts behind literary theory (textuality, sexual politics), traces the forces that impact literature's role in the real world (obscenity, plagiarism), and grapples with the future of reading (fanfic, e-book)
Lives of the novelists : a history of fiction in 294 lives by John Sutherland( )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No previous author has attempted a book such as this: a complete history of novels written in the English language, from the genre's seventeenth-century origins to the present day. In the spirit of Dr. Johnson's Lives of the Poets, acclaimed critic and scholar John Sutherland selects 294 writers whose works illustrate the best of every kind of fiction--from gothic, penny dreadful, and pornography to fantasy, romance, and high literature. Each author was chosen, Professor Sutherland explains, because his or her books are well worth reading and are likely to remain so for at least another century. Sutherland presents these authors in chronological order, in each case deftly combining a lively and informative biographical sketch with an opinionated assessment of the writer's work. Taken together, these novelists provide both a history of the novel and a guide to its rich variety. Always entertaining, and sometimes shocking, Sutherland considers writers as diverse as Daniel Defoe, Henry James, James Joyce, Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Michael Crichton, Jeffrey Archer, and Jacqueline Susann
A little history of literature by John Sutherland( )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter, this rollicking romp through the world of literature reveals how writings from all over the world can transport us and help us to make sense of what it means to be human
Can Jane Eyre be happy? : more puzzles in classic fiction by John Sutherland( )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sequel to "Is Heathcliff A Murderer?", this is another collection of literary puzzles turning up unexpected and brain-teasing aspects of the range of canonical British and American fiction in the Oxford World's Classics list. Puzzles include: why does Robinson Crusoe find only one footprint?
Stephen Spender : a literary life by John Sutherland( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the leading poets and cultural icons of the 20th century, Stephen Spender was a prominent writer, literary critic, and social commentator - and close friend of some of the best-known creative talents of his day. Now, in this biography, John Sutherland paints a portrait of Spender and of the glittering literary world of which he was a part, drawing on exclusive access to Spender's private papers." "This narrative illuminates the vast range of Spender's literary, political, and artistic interests. We follow Spender from childhood to his days at Oxford (where he first became friends with W.H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, and Isaiah Berlin); to his meteoric rise as poet in the 1930s, while still in his twenties; to his later years as cultural statesman, at home in both Britain and America. We witness many of the century's defining moments through Spender's eyes: the Spanish Civil War, World War II, the Cold War, the 1960s sexual revolution, and the rise of America as a cultural force. And along the way, we are introduced to many of Spender's accomplished friends, including Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Cecil Day-Lewis, Joseph Brodsky, Lucian Freud, George Orwell, Virginia Woolf, and T.S. Eliot. Perhaps most important, Sutherland has been granted exclusive access to Spender's private papers by his wife Natasha Spender. Thus he is able to provide a far more intimate look at the poet's personal life than has appeared in previous biographies. Featuring 36 unpublished photographs, Stephen Spender: A Literary Life throws light not only on this supremely gifted writer, but also on the literary and social history of the twentieth century."--Jacket
The woman in white by Wilkie Collins( )

27 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Hartright's mysterious midnight encounter with the woman in white draws him into a vortex of crime, poison, kidnapping, & international intrigue. In this new edition, John Sutherland examines Collins's contribution to Victorian fiction, traces his practices as a creator of plot, & provides a chronology of the novel's complicated events
John Barleycorn by Jack London( )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is author Jack London's "alcoholic memoirs," a startlingly honest and vivid account of his life not only as a drinker, but also as a storied adventurer
So you think you know Thomas Hardy? : a literary quizbook by John Sutherland( )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How well do you really know your favourite author? Ace literary detective turned quizmaster John Sutherland challenges the reader to find out. Starting with easy, factual questions that test how well you remember a novel and its characters, the quiz progresses to a level of greater difficulty, demanding close reading and interpretative deduction. What really motivates the characters, and what is going on beneath the surface of the story? From Bathsheba's valentine to Tess's favourite cows, the subjects range across six of Hardy's most popular novels." "Designed to amuse and divert, the questions and answers take the reader on an imaginative journey into the world of Thomas Hardy, where hypothesis and speculation produce fascinating and unexpected insights. Whether you are an expert or enthusiast, So You Think You Know Thomas Hardy? guarantees you will know him much better after reading it."--Résumé de l'éditeur
The life of Walter Scott : a critical biography by John Sutherland( )

27 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immediate and immensely readable, this masterful account is at the same time a work of major biographical scholarship. John Sutherland penetrates into the darker areas of Scott's life in a sceptical (yet sympathetic) spirit, bringing the massive oeuvre and the chronicle of the life into manageable proportions, one illumining the other. Scott - the 'Great Unknown' - has always presented challenges to the biographer. Layers of myth continue to protect him from posterity. There is also the sheer size of Scott's achievements as poet, novelist, man of letters, and self-made Laird of Abbotsford. Sutherland justifies Scott as a writer to be read and understand today as much as in his heyday in the nineteenth century
The meaning of the library : a cultural history by Alice Crawford( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library."
Who betrays Elizabeth Bennet? : further puzzles in classic fiction by John Sutherland( )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Who Betrays Elizabeth Bennet? John Sutherland unravels 34 literary puzzles in a sequel to his works Is Heathcliff a Murderer? and Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? As well as exploring new conundrums, Professor Sutherland revisits some previous puzzles with the help of readers who offer their own ingenious solutions and set fresh posers for investigation." "Victorian drug habits, railway systems, sanitation, and dentistry are only a few of the areas that shed light on the motives and circumstances of some of literature's most famous characters: Elizabeth Bennet, Betsey Trotwood, Count Dracula, Anna Karenina, Alice, and many more come under the spotlight in John Sutherland's entertaining collection"--Jacket
Is Heathcliff a murderer? : great puzzles in nineteenth-century literature by John Sutherland( )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Is Heathcliff a Murderer? (well, is he?) John Sutherland investigates thirty-four conundrums of nineteenth-century fiction. Applying these 'real world' questions to fiction is not in any sense intended to catch out the novelists who are invariably cleverer than their most defectively inclined readers. Typically, one finds a reason for the seeming anomaly. Not blunders, that is, but unexpected felicities and ingenious justifications. In Is Heathcliff a Murderer? John Sutherland, recently described by Tony Tanner as 'a sort of Sherlock Holmes of literature', pays homage to the most rewarding of critical activities, close reading and the pleasures of good-natured pedantry
Victorian fiction : writers, publishers, readers by John Sutherland( Book )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on extensive research, John Sutherland builds up a fascinating picture of the cultural, social and commercial factors influencing the production of Victorian fiction. Collins, Dickens, Eliot, Thackeray and Trollope are discussed in tandem with writers also very popular with the reading public - Reade, Lytton and Mrs. Humphry Ward - but whose fame has not endured. As John Sutherland demonstrates, author-publisher relations played a central role in determining the success of new novels, with some impressive achievements on both sides."--Jacket
Victorian novelists and publishers by John Sutherland( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction Part One: The Novel Publishing World, 1830-1870 1. Novel Publishing 1830-1870 2. Mass Market and Big Business: Novel Publishing at Midcentury 3. Craft versus Trade: Novelists and Publishers Part Two: Novelists, Novels and their Publishers, 1830-1870 4. Henry Esmond: The Shaping Power of Contract 5. Westward Ho!: 'A Popularly Successful Book' 6. Trollope: Making the First Rank 7. Lever and Ainsworth: Missing the First Rank 8. Dickens as Publisher 9. Marketing Middlemarch 10. Hardy: Breaking into Fiction Notes Index
How to read a novel : a user's guide by John Sutherland( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a book that is as humorous as it is learned, author Sutherland tells you how to read fiction better than you do now. He reminds readers how the delicate charms of fiction can be at once wonderful and inspired and infuriating. On one level this is about novels: how they work, what they're about, what makes them good or bad, and how to talk about them. At a deeper level, this book describes what happens when a reader meets a novel. Will a great love affair begin? Will the rendezvous end in disappointment? Taking his readers to the bookshop, Sutherland helps them judge a book by its cover, wondering aloud what genre might be best, even going so far as to analyze one of the latest American bestsellers, all to help the reader choose the novel that is right for him or her.--From publisher description
Vanity fair : a novel without a hero by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

39 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel that chronicles the lives of two women who could not be more different: Becky Sharp, an orphan whose only resources are her vast ambitions, her native wit, and her loose morals; and her schoolmate Amelia Sedley, a typically naive Victorian heroine, the pampered daughter of a wealthy family
Mrs. Humphry Ward : eminent Victorian, pre-eminent Edwardian by John Sutherland( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse schrijfster M.A. Ward-Arnold (1851-1920)
The Stanford companion to Victorian fiction by John Sutherland( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stephen Spender : a literary life
Bestsellers : a very short introductionHow literature works : 50 key conceptsCan Jane Eyre be happy? : more puzzles in classic fictionStephen Spender : a literary lifeThe woman in whiteJohn BarleycornSo you think you know Thomas Hardy? : a literary quizbookThe life of Walter Scott : a critical biography
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John Sutherland

John Sutherland Brits journalist (1938-)

John Sutherland litteraturhistoriker

Sutherland, J.A.

Sutherland J. A. (1938-)

Sutherland, J. A. (John Andrew), 1938-

Sutherland, John 1938-

Sutherland, John A. 1938-

Sutherland, John A. (John Andrew) 1938-

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