WorldCat Identities

St. Clair, William

Overview
Works: 46 works in 199 publications in 4 languages and 5,633 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR4723, B
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about William St. Clair
 
Most widely held works by William St. Clair
The Godwins and the Shelleys : the biography of a family by William St. Clair( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive account of the Godwins and Shelleys, two families who shed light on the history and literature of the revolutionary and romantic age
Lord Elgin and the marbles by William St. Clair( Book )

47 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Lord Elgin (1766-1841) og hans erhvervelse af de klassiske skulpturer og friser fra Parthenon-templet i Athen
That Greece might still be free; the Philhellenes in the War of Independence by William St. Clair( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When in 1821 the Greeks rose in violent revolution against the rule of the Ottoman Turks, waves of sympathy spread across Western Europe and the United States. More than a thousand volunteers set out to fight for the cause. William St Clair meticulously researched and highly readable account of their aspirations and experiences was hailed as definitive when it was first published. Long out of print, it remains the standard account of the Philhellenic movement and essential reading for any students of the Greek War of Independence, Byron, and European Romanticism. This completely revised edition includes a new introduction by Roderick Beaton, an updated bibliography and many new illustrations"--Publisher's description
Trelawny : the incurable romancer by William St. Clair( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reading nation in the Romantic period by William St. Clair( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people believed that reading significantly influenced minds, attitudes, and actions during the centuries when printed paper was the only means by which texts could travel across time and distance. William St. Clair offers a very different picture of the past from those presented by traditional approaches through quantified information he provides on book prices, print runs, intellectual property, and readerships gathered from over fifty publishing and printing archives
The grand slave emporium : Cape Coast Castle and the British slave trade by William St. Clair( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For nearly one hundred and fifty years before abolition in 1807, Cape Coast Castle on the African 'Gold Coast' was, in the words of one of its British governors, the grand emporium of the British slave trade. From this handsome building perched on the shore of the South Atlantic Ocean, men, women and children born in Africa were sold as slaves and carried on British slave ships to the West Indies, to North and South America, and to destinations elsewhere. Here the ancestors of millions of people living today in Britain, the United States and many other countries passed through the 'door of no return'." "In a most original and remarkable book, by telling the story of the castle and of some of the people who lived, worked or were imprisoned within its walls. William St. Clair is able to illuminate a vast panorama of modern history, which in its entirety is hard to comprehend." "He draws on an immense archive of records, hitherto scarcely explored - agreements with local African leaders, correspondence between colleagues in the Africa Service, letters from home, receipts for the buying and selling of slaves, and scribbled notes sent between the Castle and the slave ships."--Jacket
Conduct literature for women, 1500 to 1640( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conduct literature for women, 1640-1710( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of a younger son by Edward John Trelawny( Book )

4 editions published between 1833 and 1974 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical novel based very loosely on Trelawny's service in the Royal Navy
The door of no return : Cape Coast Castle and the slave trade by William St. Clair( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last days of Pompeii : decadence, apocalypse, resurrection by Victoria C Gardner Coates( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destroyed yet paradoxically preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Pompeii and other nearby sites are usually considered places where we can most directly experience the daily lives of ancient Romans. Rather than present these sites as windows to the past, however, the authors of this book exlore Pompeii as a modern obsession, in which the Vesuvian sites function as mirrors of the present. Through cultural appropriation and projection, outstanding visual and literary artists of the last three centuries have made the ancient catastrophe their own, expressing contemporary concerns in diverse media, from paintings, prints, and sculpture, to theatrical performances, photography, and film. This volume, featuring the works of artists such as Piranesi, Fragonard, Kaufmann, Ingres, Chasseriau, and Alma-Tadema, as well as Duchamp, Dali, Rothko, Rauschenberg, and Warhol, surveys the legacy of Pompeii in the modern imagination under the three overarching rubrics of decadence, apocalypse, and resurrection. The section on decadence investigates the perception of Pompeii as a site of impending and well-deserved doom due to the excesses of the ancient Romans, such as paganism, licentiousness, greed, gluttony, and violence. The catastrophic demise of the Vesuvian sites has become inexorably linked with the understanding of antiquity, turning Pompeii into a fundamental allegory for apocalypse, to which all subsequent disasters (natural or man-made) are related, from the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina. The section on resurrection examines how Pompeii and the Vesuvian cities have been reincarnated in modern guise through both scientific archaeology and fantasy, as each successive cultural reality superimposed its values and ideas on the distant past
Conduct literature for women : 1640 - 1710( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conduct literature for women( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That Greece might still be free : the Philhellenes in the war of independance by William St. Clair( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conduct literature for women( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conduct literature for women( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conduct literature for women( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conduct literature for women( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conduct literature for women( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That GreeThat Greece might still be free the Philhellenes in the War of Independence by William St. Clair( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.09 for The door o ... to 1.00 for The Elgin ...)

The reading nation in the Romantic period
Alternative Names
Saint-Clair, William.

Saint Clair William 19..-.... professeur

Saint Clair, William Linn

St. Clair, William

St Clair, William 1937-

St. Clair, William Linn

William St Clair Author

Languages
Covers
Lord Elgin and the marblesThat Greece might still be free; the Philhellenes in the War of IndependenceThe reading nation in the Romantic periodThe grand slave emporium : Cape Coast Castle and the British slave tradeConduct literature for women, 1500 to 1640Conduct literature for women, 1640-1710The door of no return : Cape Coast Castle and the slave tradeConduct literature for women : 1640 - 1710