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Nokes, David

Works: 32 works in 183 publications in 2 languages and 7,101 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Television mini-series  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Fiction  Bibliography  Biographies  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Arranger, Author of screenplay, Publishing director, Scenarist, Editor
Classifications: PR4036, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Nokes
Jane Austen : a life by Claire Tomalin( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his compelling new biography, David Nokes has reexamined Austen's life and presents a picture of her which is less perfect but more full of dangerous excitement."--Inside cover
Jonathan Swift, a hypocrite reversed : a critical biography by David Nokes( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë( Visual )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and German and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the beautiful widow Helen Graham moves into the derelict Wildfell Hall with her son, she arouses great curiosity from the local villagers. Gilbert Markham is a handsome young farmer who finds himself drawn to the enigmatic Helen and encourages her to open up to him. But even the sympathetic Markham is unprepared for the secrets Helen will ultimately reveal, secrets which the repressed Victorian society would rather bury forever
Samuel Johnson : a life by David Nokes( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this portrait of Samuel Johnson, David Nokes positions the great thinker in his rightful place as an active force in the Enlightenment, not a mere recorder or performer, and demonstrates how his interaction with life impacted his work. This biography addresses his life and action through the hitherto unexplored perspectives of such major players as Johnson's wife, Tetty; Hester Thrale, in whose household he resided for seventeen years while working on his annotated Shakespeare; and Frances Barber, the black manservant who in many ways was like a son to Johnson. --from publisher description
Raillery and rage : a study of eighteenth century satire by David Nokes( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Gay, a profession of friendship by David Nokes( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Nokes argues that Gay's self-effacing and self-mocking literary persona was largely responsible for perpetuating an image of himself as a genial literary non-entity. Hence Gay's authorship has been frequently questioned and often attributed, at least in part, to his friends in the Scriblerus Club - Pope, Swift, and Arbuthnot. John Gay, A Profession of Friendship finally views Gay as a man whose struggles for literary and social recognition led him, paradoxically, to project a deliberately enigmatic personality
An annotated critical bibliography of Augustan poetry by David Nokes( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nightingale papers by David Nokes( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world congregation of experts on the writings of Madoc gather in Wales to confer on his poetry. When the presentation of an unknown page of his verse appears much excitement and speculation occures
Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews by David Nokes( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen a life by David Nokes( Recording )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life by David Nokes( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnson, born weak and half-blind, shambolic and poverty-stricken, became one of the most quoted man in the eighteenth century. Thrown out of Oxford for a lack of funds, he rose to celebrity: author of the Dictionary, a friend to the king, companion of Reynolds, Goldsmith and Garrick. This book presents a portrait of Johnson, his life and world
Mary Shelley : the birth of Frankenstein( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program offers a fresh exploration of her novel, Frankenstein, focusing on how Shelley's personal life influenced the book and mirrored it afterwards. Along with reenactments of scenes from her classic and dramatizations of her life, the program draws from a wealth of primary sources, including readings from her mother's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Mary Shelley's personal letters, as well as those of her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron"--Container
Clarissa by Samuel Richardson( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 18th century novel by Samuel Richardson, this is the original tale of fatal attraction and dangerous liasons. A wealthy young heiress, famed for her virtue, is sought by a man wishing to seduce her and destroy her reputation. For the first time in his life he becomes genuinely infatuated with his prey, and sows the seeds of his own fate
CHRISTMAS MUSIC - Happy Holidays from the United States Air Force Band( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide


in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide


in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jane Austen : a life
Alternative Names
David Nokes British scholar

David Nokes Brits literatuurhistoricus (1948-2009)

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German (1)

Samuel Johnson : a lifeThe nightingale papersA life