WorldCat Identities

Madison, R. D.

Overview
Works: 22 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 723 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Encyclopedias  Biography  Personal narratives  Dictionaries  Terminology  Naval history  Sea stories 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4132, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by R. D Madison
Lorna Doone by R. D Blackmore( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance and adventures of a Scottish nobleman's daughter and the English yeoman who rescued her from kidnappers
Journal of a cruise by David Porter( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Essex and the whale : Melville's Leviathan library and the birth of Moby-Dick( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notorious 1820 sinking of the whaleship Essex inspired Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, as recounted in Nathaniel Philbrick's bestselling book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex--now a major motion picture. But how exactly did Melville transmute the historic tragedy of the Essex into what is arguably the "Great American Novel"? Here, for the first time, R. D. Madison collects together Melville's personal "library" of whaling and whale-lore into a single volume and presents these primary sources in a way that readers can readily see how a horrific whaling tragedy became a literary masterpiece. But where did Moby-Dick begin? Prompted by sailor-author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Melville supplemented his own firsthand experience as a whaleman in the South Pacific with "libraries" of books that he "swum through" to create his whaling masterpiece. Scholars and lay readers alike have long wondered how he did it, and over the past 60 years, a very tight theory of inspiration and creation has emerged. It is very likely wrong. This volume gathers together for the first time all of the main texts that Melville encountered, including the accounts of the unique sinking of the Essex by a sperm whale that provided the climax for Moby-Dick. Melville scholar R. D. Madison examines what critics have said about Melville's response to the sinking and offers the challenging thesis that Melville did not even begin the book at all until spurred on by Dana in the spring of 1850. -- Inside jacket flap
The history of the Navy of the United States of America by James Fenimore Cooper( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorna Doone a romance of Exmoor by R. D Blackmore( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The savage and powerful Doone family are feared and hated throughout the land for their marauding ways - and more than most by John Ridd, whose father they killed. But then he meets Lorna, and determines to rescue her from her evil family
Newfoundland summers : the ballad collecting of Elisabeth Bristol Greenleaf by R. D Madison( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gleanings in Europe, England by James Fenimore Cooper( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ned Myers ; or a life before the mast by James Fenimore Cooper( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fan engineering: an engineer's handbook by R. D Madison( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bounty mutiny by William Bligh( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of texts and documents related to the 1789 case of mutiny aboard the "Bounty" in which commander William Bligh and eighteen of his loyal crew members were put off the ship by mutineers led by Fletcher Christian
Sunnyacres : early 1900's life on a woody hill farm by Eloise A Saunders( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Materials for an edition of Ned Myers by R. D Madison( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Army life in a Black regiment, and other writings by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON ARMY LIFE IN A BLACK REGIMENT AND OTHER WRITINGS WITH AN INTRODUTION AND NOTES BY R.D. MADISON A stirring account of wartime experiences from the leader of the first regiment of emancipated slaves Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a Unitarian minister, was a fervent member of new England's abolitionist movement, an active participant in the Underground Railroad, and part of a group that supplied material aid to John Brown before his ill-fated raid on Harpers Ferry. When the Civil War broke out, Higginson was commissioned as a colonel of the black troops training in the Sea Islands off the coast of the Carolinas. Shaped by American Romanticism and imbued with Higginson's interest in both man and nature, Army Life in a Black Regiment ranges from detailed reports on daily life to a vivid description of the author's near escape from cannon fire, to sketches that conjure up the beauty and mystery of the Sea Islands. This edition of Army Life features as well a selection of Higginson's essays, including "Nat Turner's Insurrection" and "Emily Dickinson's Letters."
Materials for an edition of James Fenimore Cooper's History of the Navy of the United States (1841) by R. D Madison( Book )

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

A memorial service in honor of Wilson L. Heflin, 1913-1985 : United States Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis, Maryland, 15 November 1985( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hymns, chanteys, and sea songs by R. D Madison( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Encyclopedia of American war literature( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This reference establishes the range and character of a significant body of work never before treated so comprehensively. It includes critical commentary on the novels, poems, nonfiction prose, and plays that reflect major conflicts from before the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War and its aftermath. It also includes topical entries that survey the literature of America's major wars as well as such subjects as Indian captivity narratives, women's diaries of the Civil War, the literature of the Spanish-American War, and African American war literature. Entries are written by expert contributors and conclude with brief bibliographies, while the volume closes with a list of works for further reading
Lorna Doone by R. D Blackmore( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[In this book the author] invented a unique narrative voice in the homely John Ridd, a dramatic love story with the mysterious Lorna of the outlaw Doones, and a magnificent setting in the descriptions of Devon and Somerset.-Back cover
The aviary of ocean : Melville's tropic-birds and Rock rodondo : two notes and an emendation by R. D Madison( )

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

 
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Alternative Names
Madison, Robert D.

Madison, Robert Durwood.

Madison, Robert Durwood, 1949-

Languages
English (36)

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The history of the Navy of the United States of AmericaNed Myers ; or a life before the mastThe Bounty mutinyArmy life in a Black regiment, and other writingsEncyclopedia of American war literatureThe seaman's friend : containing a treatise on practical seamanship, with plates, a dictionary of sea terms, customs and usages of the merchant service, laws relating to the practical duties of master and mariners