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Nokes, David

Overview
Works: 39 works in 208 publications in 2 languages and 6,994 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Fiction  Television mini-series  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Educational films  History 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Arranger, Author of screenplay, Publishing director, Scenarist, Editor
Classifications: PR4036, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Nokes
Jane Austen : a life by David Nokes( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,819 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 )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë( Visual )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Brontë's story of a woman's desperate bid for independence. The mysterious Mrs. Graham takes up residence in crumbling Wildfell Hall, where her solitary lifestyle and strong opinions make her the focus of the gossip and suspicions of the towsfolk
Samuel Johnson : a life by David Nokes( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 745 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 )

16 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 606 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 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the life of the late Mr. Jonathan Wild the great by Henry Fielding( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 12 scary poems
The nightingale papers by David Nokes( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 159 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 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen : a life by David Nokes( Recording )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-examining the letters and documents of her life as well as her novels, in order to trace the inner sources of her work's imaginative vitality and emotional power, the author has produced an intensely personal portrait. He argues that the seductive power of Austen's fiction comes from her struggle to create images of harmony out of the disruptions and upheavals of her private life. Her novels, for all their triumphant artifice, betray many disturbing reminders of the frustrations of female hopes and the penalties of social dependency. 1997
A life by David Nokes( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 18 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
Clarissa by British Broadcasting Corporation( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 12 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 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
Mary Shelley : the birth of Frankenstein( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 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"--Videocassette container
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND AND SINGING SERGEANTS : Last Full Measure of Devotion (The)( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La dame de Wildfell Hall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE SINGING SERGEANTS: Higher We Fly (The)( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND: Holiday Sampler (A)( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CHRISTMAS MUSIC - Happy Holidays from the United States Air Force Band( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Brontë's The tenant of Wildfell Hall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jane Austen : a life
Alternative Names
David Nokes British scholar

David Nokes Brits literatuurhistoricus (1948-2009)

Languages
English (185)

German (1)

Covers
Samuel Johnson : a lifeThe history of the life of the late Mr. Jonathan Wild the greatThe nightingale papersA lifeClarissa