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MacCarthy, Desmond 1877-1952

Overview
Works: 252 works in 626 publications in 2 languages and 8,467 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels in verse  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Satire  Reviews  Poetry  Historical fiction  History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Correspondent
Classifications: PG3347.E8, 891.713
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Portraits by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

26 editions published between 1049 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaw by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

31 editions published between 1951 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 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 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanities by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

18 editions published between 1952 and 1978 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memories by Julian Huxley( Book )

16 editions published between 1953 and 1976 in English and Undetermined 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 551 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 480 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 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1910 and 2004 in English and held by 340 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 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om et hverdagsmenneskes dd 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 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erewhon; Erewhon revisited by Samuel Butler( Book )

19 editions published between 1932 and 1979 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902) was a Victorian novelist who wrote in many genres. The Way of All Flesh and Erewhon are his most famous novels. Besides fiction Butler also wrote on evolution, Christian orthodoxy, Italian art, literary history and translated the Illiad and The Odyssey. Erewhon is a utopian satire of Victorian England published in 1872. The title is the name of a fictional country and it is also the word nowhere spelled backwards. The beginning of the book deals with the discovery of Erewhon, which is based on Butlers time in New Zealand where he worked on a sheep ranch for four years. The novel satirizes religion, anthropocentrism, and criminal punishment
Desmond MacCarthy, the man and his writings by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

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

Eugene Onegin by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

8 editions published between 1937 and 1946 in English and held by 216 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 195 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 176 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 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits, 1 by Desmond MacCarthy( Book )

6 editions published between 1931 and 1932 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

 
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The Court theatre 1904-1907 : a commentary and criticism
Alternative Names
Desmond MacCarthy britischer Journalist, Literatur- und Theaterkritiker

Desmond MacCarthy British literary critiv

Desmond MacCarthy critique littraire anglais

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

Languages
English (309)

French (1)

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