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Alexander, J. H. (John H.)

Overview
Works: 63 works in 256 publications in 3 languages and 6,558 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Drama  Juvenile works  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: PR5319, 823.7
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Most widely held works about J. H Alexander
 
Most widely held works by J. H Alexander
Kenilworth. With a port, of the author, pictures, of contemporary scenes and drawings reproduced from early editions together with an introd. and captions by Walter Scott( Book )

18 editions published between 1952 and 2002 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic story of the secret marriage of Amy Robsart to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, favourite and potential consort of the Queen, is imbued with the drama of Tudor England, its exuberance of spirit, vigor of language, violence and treachery, ostentation and gaiety, shifts and stratagems, and above all, its pervading sense of transience. Steeped in and engrossed by historic England, Scott relished the opportunity to create a pageant of Elizabethan life. From the swashbuckling Lambourne to the Machiavellian Varney, from the vacillating Leicester to Amy and the Queen herself, Scott grasps something of the passions of Marlowe, the histrionics of Kyd and the cynicism of Marston. Kenilworth comes as close to the theatrical and the melodramatic as Rob Roy or The Bride of Lammermoor, and Scott's sheer zest in writing is there for any reader to enjoy
The bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of The Bride of Lammermoor restores the action to 1703, before the Union of Scotland and England in 1707 rather than after it, which is where Scott's revisions of 1830 placed it. At last the sense of instability and of impermanence which permeates the novel makes sense, for what was to come in the impending revolution. Love is doomed in this the most famous of Scott's plots. Edgar Ravenswood and Lucy Ashton are destroyed not just by the opposing political and religious allegiances of their families, but by the pervasive drive for power in a state where only power guarantees the ownership of real property. Yet the politics are only an aspect of a predetermining fate, seen in the symbols of the bull, the tower, the violated maiden, the raven, in the image of the revenging ancestor, in the traditional prophecies and in the second sight of the village witches. There is only safety in Lucy's contemptus mundi, seen in her song, "Look thou not on Beauty's charming", and when she commits herself to Edgar she is lost
A legend of the wars of Montrose by Walter Scott( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of a grandfather : the history of France (second series) by Walter Scott( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An example of pre-professional history, the Tales of a Grandfather chronicles the French royalty's dynastic concerns and principal military-political engagements with foreign powers from 1412 to 1512. Scott's narrative opens with Henry V's preparations for war with France and an account of the persisting rivalry between the houses of Orleans and of Burgundy
Anne of Geierstein by Walter Scott( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quentin Durward by Walter Scott( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quentin Durward (first published in 1823), Scott's first "European" novel, was an experiment in transferring the historical romance to foreign soil. Fifteenth-century France, the French Revolution, and contemporary Britain all come together in this sharp-eyed novel of political expediency and intrigue. Quentin Durward is a young adventurer and soldier of the Scottish guards seeking fame and fortune in the France of Louis XI (1461-1483). Embarking upon a dangerous journey through the forest of the Ardennes seeking a name, a partner (there is a romance involving his love for Isabelle, Countess of Croye), and a position in the world, he knows little and understands less, but Scott represents his ignorance and naivete as useful to "the most sagacious prince in Europe" who needs servants motivated solely by the desire for coin and credit and lacking any interest in France, which would interfere with the execution of his political aims. Meanwhile, the Machiavellian King Louis XI of France, maneuvers his realm out of the hands of feudal barons and into centralized control -- which Scott believed to characterize the modern state. In Quentin Durward Scott studies the first modern state in the process of destroying the European feudal system at a time when the feudal system, which had been the sinews and nerves of national defense, and the spirit of chivalry, by which, began to be innovated upon and abandoned by those grosser characters, who centered their happiness in materialism. The reception accorded Quentin Durward astounded Scott, his friends and his publishers. France, Germany and Italy went mad over him, realizing then, as now, that this miracle worker had given to European literature an unsurpassed picture of Louis XI and his age. His fame, the world over, was thenceforth permanently fixed. It was cheering news for Scott. - Publisher
The lay of the last minstrel : three essays by J. H Alexander( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Castle dangerous by Walter Scott( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last novel to be published in his lifetime, Castle Dangerous was the last book to make up Scott's Tales of My Landlord series. Published in 1831, the novel tells the story of Lady Augusta, her arranged marriage and her attempt to escape her new husband
Scott and his influence : the papers of the Aberdeen Scott conference, 1982 by International Scott Conference( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tavern sages : selections from the Noctes Ambrosianae by John Wilson( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marmion : studies in interpretation and composition by J. H Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductions and notes from the Magnum Opus by Walter Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott in carnival : selected papers from the Fourth International Scott Conference, Edinburgh, 1991 by International Scott Conference( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The siege of Malta and Bizarro by Walter Scott( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Siege of Malta and Bizarro are Scott's final works, written in Malta and Italy at the end of 1831 and the beginning of 1832. Although extracts from The Siege of Malta have been published, this is the first complete edition. Bizarro has not been available in print until now." "The Siege of Malta begins as a novel but ends as a historical account of the extraordinary defence of Malta by the Order of St John of Jerusalem and their Maltese helpers against much larger Muslim forces. It is an epic tale of endurance, resulting in inevitable defeat for some of the Knights, and for the rest, in the most hard-won of victories, setting the scene for the subsequent development of the Maltese nation." "In the novella Bizarro Scott takes up the story of a notorious Calabrian brigand of the early nineteenth century. Scott's fictionalised account draws on his experience of visiting Naples and its surroundings and his earlier knowledge of Neapolitan history to tell a tale of passion, murder and revenge with a level of violence rarely seen in his earlier work. Though incomplete, Bizarro shows Scott had not lost his power to tell a good story in this, his very last piece of fiction."--Jacket
Historic Auckland by J. H Alexander( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1997 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Apocalypse : verset par verset by J. H Alexander( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two studies in romantic reviewing by J. H Alexander( Book )

11 editions published between 1817 and 1976 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Scott's books : reading the Waverley novels by J. H Alexander( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Kenilworth. With a port, of the author, pictures, of contemporary scenes and drawings reproduced from early editions together with an introd. and captions
Alternative Names
Alexander, J.

Alexander J. H.

Alexander, J. H. 1941-

Alexander, John H.

Alexander, John H. D. Phil

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Languages
English (139)

French (12)

German (1)

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The bride of LammermoorA legend of the wars of MontroseTales of a grandfather : the history of France (second series)Anne of GeiersteinQuentin DurwardCastle dangerousThe tavern sages : selections from the Noctes AmbrosianaeIntroductions and notes from the Magnum Opus