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MacCarthy, Desmond 1877-1952

Overview
Works: 235 works in 598 publications in 1 language and 8,416 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Reviews  Poetry  Historical fiction  History  Dictionaries  Records and correspondence  Satire 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: PG3347.E8, 891.713
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Most widely held works by Desmond MacCarthy
Portraits by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

26 editions published between 1049 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaw by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

28 editions published between 1951 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om personer og temaer i Bernard Shaw's (1856-1950) teaterstykker i tiden fra 1904 til 1945
Theatre by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

17 editions published between 1954 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanities by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

18 editions published between 1952 and 1978 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memories by Julian Huxley( Book )

14 editions published between 1953 and 1976 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world has had to wait a long time for this auto-biography, for not only is Sir Julian Huxley over eighty years old but he achieved fame half a century ago. Born into one of the most gifted families of the age, he has yet mafe the name more famous by utilising both the scientific and literary family traditions to increase scientific knowledge and understanding. He has greatly contributed to the popularisation of science through his activities in writing, education, game parks in Africa and nature conservation in England, at the London Zoo, and his work at Unesco. After introducing the reader to the previous two generations of his family, who include his father Leonard Huxley, editor of the Cornhill magazine, his grandfather T. H. Huxley, and Tom Arnold, a son of Dr. Arnold of Rugby, he describes his first experiences of observing nature. At the age of four on a walk with his nursemaid, he was fascinated to discover a huge toad hopping out of a hedge. "That comic toad," he says, "helped determine my career as a scientific naturalist." From Eton he gained a Biology scholarship to Balliol and, after winning a First Class Honours degree, started on his serious career as a biologist. Much of it is already well known, but in this book Sir Julian adds the personal touch to everything. We learn that he was by no means as confident as his early and brilliant succes would have led us to believe; he had emotional difficulties which his marriage only partly abated, for he continued to suffer from periodic depressions for many years. There is the touch of humour in describing his achievements, and his work alongside such figures as J. B. S. Haldane and H. G. Wells. Although driven by a passionate concern for scientific investigation, he nevertheless reveals his enduring enthusiasm for Africa's wild animals and Englands natural scenic beauties, in the filming of gannets in a Welsh island sanctuary, in writing a quiet poem in his tent during Spitsbergen's summer-long day. His scientific achievements can be studied in his work recorded in over forty books and numerous other publications; but Julian Huxley is not he most forthcoming of men, and this the first time he has revealed his innermost thoughts on science and life and religion and humanism. (Inside cover)
Desmond MacCarthy's The Court theatre 1904-1907 : a commentary and criticism by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

18 editions published between 1935 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

18 editions published between 1932 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaw's plays in review by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

21 editions published between 1951 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady John Russell a memoir with selections from her diaries and correspondence by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

20 editions published between 1910 and 1926 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of a nobody by Jules Romains( Book )

7 editions published between 1914 and 1976 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om et hverdagsmenneskes død og de forandringer, den fremkalder i hans omgivelser
Drama by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

14 editions published between 1940 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erewhon; Erewhon revisited by Samuel Butler( Book )

17 editions published between 1932 and 1979 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desmond MacCarthy, the man and his writings by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene Onegin by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

6 editions published between 1937 and 1946 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired of the glitter and glamour of St Petersberg society, aristocratic dandy Eugene Onegin retreats to the country estate he has recently inherited
Leslie Stephen by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

13 editions published between 1937 and 1978 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Court theatre 1904-1907 : a commentary and criticism by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

17 editions published between 1907 and 2012 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of the Earl of Oxford and Asquith to a friend by H. H Asquith( Book )

4 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits, 1 by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

7 editions published between 1931 and 1932 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Kendim : a record of eastern travel by Aubrey Herbert( Book )

12 editions published between 1923 and 1925 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Desmond MacCarthy britischer Journalist, Literatur- und Theaterkritiker

Desmond MacCarthy British literary critiv

Mac-Carthy, Desmond 1877-1952

MacCarthy Charles Otto Desmond

MacCarthy, Desmond 1877-1952 Sir

MacCarthy, Desmond 1878-1952 Sir

MacCarthy, Desmond Charles Otto 1877-1952

MacCarthy, Desmond, Sir, 1877-1952

MacCarthy, Desmond, Sir, 1878-1952

McCarthy, Desmond 1877-1952

マッカーシー, デズモンド

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English (300)

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