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Nicolson, J. U. (John Urban) 1885-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 161 publications in 3 languages and 6,056 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Frame stories  Juvenile works  Narrative poetry  Manuscripts  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Short stories 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Inscriber
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Most widely held works about J. U Nicolson
 
Most widely held works by J. U Nicolson
The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

55 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer's work begins at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, England, where a group of pilgrims have assembled on their way to Canterbury. Harry Bailly, the innkeeper, suggests a contest: whoever tells the best tale will win a supper when they reach Canterbury
Troilus and Cressida ; and, the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

17 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original and modern versions in parallel columns
Canterbury tales / rendered into modern English J.U. Nicolson ; with illustrations by Rockwell Kent, and an introduction by Gordon Hall Gerould by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

9 editions published between 1934 and 1949 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of François Villon : including the poems long attributed to him by François Villon( Book )

4 editions published in 1931 in English and French and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of pilgrims bound for Canterbury Cathedral agree to pass the weary miles by taking turns at storytelling - thus begins English literature's greatest collection of chivalric romances, bawdy tales, fables, legends, and other stories
King of the black isles by J. U Nicolson( Book )

7 editions published between 1924 and 1926 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silver arrow, and other Indian romances of the dune country by Earl H Reed( Book )

6 editions published between 1926 and 1980 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of François Villon by François Villon( Book )

6 editions published between 1928 and 1931 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sainted courtezan by J. U Nicolson( Book )

3 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drums of Yle by J. U Nicolson( Book )

4 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonnets of a minnesinger, and other lyrics by J. U Nicolson( Book )

3 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fingers of fear by J. U Nicolson( Book )

5 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Utterly ruined by the stock market crash of 1929, Selden Seaforth has lost his money, his job, and his wife. When an old school friend, Ormond Ormes, offers Seaforth a job cataloguing the library at the mansion of Ormesby in the Berkshires, it seems as though things may finally be turning around. But almost as soon as he arrives at Ormesby, it is clear that something is terribly wrong. Ghosts stalk the corridors, and Seaforth awakens to find a mark made by a human mouth on his neck. Is there a vampire, a werewolf, or something even worse, at Ormesby?"
The road to Antioch by J. U Nicolson( Book )

3 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

4 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in English and English, Middle and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troilus and Criseyde, one of the most beautiful and one of the longest of Chaucer's poems, was written between the years 1379 and 1383, when the author was in his early forties. Derived principally from Giovanni Boccaccio's Il Filostrato and the Historia Troiae of Guido delle Colonne, it containes exquitse translations from Petrarch and Dante. Numerous editions have appeared since that of Thomas Thynne in 1532, and the poem now takes its rightful place in Everyman's Library for the first time. Thie new edition has been prepared by Mr John Warrington from the celebrated Campsall Manuscript, which was made for King Henry V when he was Prince of Wales; and where the reading is doubtful or obviously corrupt, recourse has been had to other manuscript sources and the emendations of former editors. The spelling has been very slightly modernized; but in no case have the words, metre or sound of the original been altered. In order to overcome the remaining difficulties, arising from the unfamiliar vocabulary and syntax of Middle English, words and shorter phrases are 'translated' in the margin; longer paraphrases are given in footnotes. The reader is thus spared the necessity of constant reference to glossaries and notes at the end of the volume. (Inside cover)
Troilus and Cressida. The Canterbury tales / by Geoffrey Chaucer. [Transl. by J.U. Nicolson] by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

4 editions published between 1952 and 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canterbury tales : an abridged version of Chaucer's original on the left and a modern rendering on the right by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canterbury tales rendered into modern English ... : with illustrations ... and an introduction by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canterbury tales, rendered into modern English by J.U. Nicolson by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

2 editions published between 1934 and 1961 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of Bath by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a long prologue in which the Wife of Bath argues against celibacy and brags of her 5 husbands. In the tale, a knight has to answer what women love most or be executed. An old witch tells him the answer on the condition that he marry her. He does and she's restored to her youth and beauty
Troilus and Cressida : and the Canterbury tales, with modern English versions of both works by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troilus and Cressida and The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer with Modern English Versions of Both Works
 
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Nicolson, J. U. 1885-

Nicolson, John Urban.

Nicolson, John Urban 1885-

Nicolson, John Urban b. 1885

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