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A. Colish (Firm)

Works: 81 works in 99 publications in 2 languages and 5,418 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  History  Experimental fiction  Stream of consciousness fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sea stories  Study guides 
Roles: Printer
Classifications: PS3537.T3234, FIC
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Most widely held works by A. Colish (Firm)
Bhagavad Gita : the song celestial( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in Sanskrit and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quarto-millenary : the first 250 publications and the first 25 years, 1929-1954, of the Limited Editions Club : a critique, a conspectus, a bibliography, indexes by Limited Editions Club( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private journal of Captain G.F. Lyon of H.M.S. Hecla : during the recent voyage of discovery under Captain Parry, 1821-1823 by G. F Lyon( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a vivid account of Arctic exploration in its most classical period. The journal clearly demonstrates the observant, warm-hearted personality of its chronicler, an officer of the Royal Navy, a man of sensibility and courage. Its accurate descriptions and thoughtful understanding of the Eskimo people make it almost unique as an early nineteenth-century document. George Francis Lyon appeared in the Arctic in the 1820's at the very height of the feverish quest for the Northwest Passage to the Orient. For over two centuries before Lyon's first journey in the Arctic on board the Hecla, more than two score of European ships with their daring crews had set out to discover a northern trade route to China. All had been lost or driven back by the power of the moving ice. The expedition of the Fury and Hecla from 1821-1823 was yet another venture that failed to navigate the narrow ice-choked passage to the western sea, but the observations of both Perry and Lyon, the leaders of the expedition, made considerable additions to the geographical and scientific knowledge of the eastern and central Arctic. -- from Introduction
Man and superman : [a comedy and a philosophy by Bernard Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Shaw's classic battle of the sexes, John Tanner flees when Ann Whitefield declares her intention to marry him
Of mice and men by John Steinbeck( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of lonelinss and alienation. Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him"--
Great Locofoco juggernaut : a new console-a-tory sub-treasury rag-monster by Malcolm Lewis Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs, poems from the plays, and sonnets
The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Orestia--Agamemnon, Choephori, and The Eumenides--depicts the downfall of the house of Atreus: after King Agamemnon is murdered by Clytemnestra, their son, Orestes, is commanded by Apollo to avenge the crime by killing his mother, and he does so, bringing on himself the wrath of the Furies and the judgment of Athens. Together, the three plays are one of the major achievements of Greek antiquity. Hughes's 'acting version' of the trilogy is itself a great performance; while artfully inflected with the contemporary, it has a classical beauty and authority"--Jacket
The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman by Laurence Sterne( Book )

2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the classic story of a young man's experiences since conception and his interpretation of the art of writing
The book of ballads by MacEdward Leach( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible man by H. G Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Invisible Man is a science fiction cllassic. To its author, H.G. Wells, the novel was as compelling as "a good gripping dream." But to generations of readers, the terrible and evil experiment of the demented scientist, Griffin, has conveyed a chilling nightmare of believable horror. An atmosphere of ever increasing suspense begins with the arrival of a mysterious stranger at an English village inn and builds relentlessly to the stark terror of a victim pursued by a maniacal invisible man
Lysis or, Friendship. The symposium. Phaedrus by Plato( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benito Cereno by Herman Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What has cast such a shadow upon you?" "The negro". With its intense mix of mystery, adventure, and a surprise ending, Benito Cereno at first seems merely a provocative example from the genre Herman Melville created with his early best-selling novels of the sea. However, most Melville scholars consider it his most sophisticated work, and many, such as novelist Ralph Ellison, have hailed it as the most piercing look at slavery in all of American literature. based on a real life incident--the character names remain unchanged--Benito Cereno tells what happens when an American merchant ship comes upon a mysterious Spanish ship where the nearly all-black crew and their white captain are starving and yet hostile to offers of help. Melville's most focused political work, it is rife with allusions (a ship named after Santo Domingo, site of the slave revolt led by Toussaint L'Ouverture), analogies (does the good-hearted yet obtuse American captain refer to the American character itself?), and mirroring images that deepen our reflections on human oppression and its resultant depravities
Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Henry Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Back Cover: Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal journey but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point, Adams breathes life into what others might see merely as monuments of a past civilization. With daring and inventive conceits, Adams looks at the ordinary people, places, and events in the context of the social conventions and systems of thought and belief of the thirteenth century, turning the study of history into a kind of theater. As Raymond Carney discusses in his introduction, Adam's freedom from the European traditions of study lends exuberance-and puckish wit-to his writings
Bel-Ami the history of a scoundrel by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Georges Duroy is a down-and-out journalist from a humble background who engineers a stunning rise to the top of Parisian society through his relationships with influential and wealthy women. Making the most of his charm and good looks (his admirers nickname him 'Bel ami'), Duroy exploits the weaknesses of other to his own advantage--in the process betraying the woman who has most selflessly supported him"--P. [4] of cover
Monsieur Beaucaire by Booth Tarkington( Book )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarkington's second novel (1900), set in 18th-century England, spawned two movies, a play, and an operetta. Beaucaire, barber to the French Ambassador, blackmails his way into high society and the interest of Lady Mary Carlisle, and is soon over his head in a whirlwind of duels, highwaymen, card-cheats, masquerades, and intrigue
Eugene Onegin a novel in verse by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

2 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene Onegin is the master work of the poet whom Russians regard as the fountainhead of their literature. Set in imperial Russia during the 1820s, Pushkin's novel in verse follows the emotions and destiny of three men - Onegin the bored fop, Lensky the minor elegiast, and a stylized Pushkin himself - and the fates and affections of three women - Tatyana the provincial beauty, her sister Olga, and Pushkin's mercurial Muse. Engaging, full of suspense, and varied in tone, it also portrays a large cast of other characters and offers the reader many literary, philosophical, and autobiographical digressions, often in a highly satirical vein
The Alhambra by Washington Irving( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book Description: A Washington Irving classic published in Spain. Includes numerous color plates of the Alhambra
The [rose] & the [ring] by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In every respect, this magnificent novel plunges deeply into the roots of human nature, probes the psychology of motives, conceives a kaleidoscope of ambiguous and curiously ambivalent situations which turn into and upon every phase of man's moral experience. We have the political situation to make a judgment upon: who is right, the Master in joining the rebellious cause of Bonnie Prince Charlie against the English crown, or Henry and the old lord, who remain faithful to the King and the peers of the realm? We have the domestic situation. Is Alison right or wrong in keeping alive some feeling for James, who has, in the eyes of the world, lost everything: cause, estate, wife, and livelihood? We have the inner moral and mental vacillations of two men's souls in the agonies of relentless conflict, altering the structure of human nature, and finally beating each other in exhaustion to literal death. In the end, it is impossible to judge one man good and redeemed and another man evil and damned. We are aware only that we have been on a journey into the depths of human nature
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