WorldCat Identities

Manton, Jo 1919-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 186 publications in 8 languages and 5,300 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PR5849, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jo Manton
Dorothy Wordsworth by Robert Gittings( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critics and biographers have too often regarded Dorothy Wordsworth as a mere adjunct to her brother William, or to their mutual friend Samuel Coleridge. The importance of her famous Journals and other writings, it is usually assumed, lies in what they tell us of those poets and their work. This thoughtful, compelling biography is the first book to treat Dorothy Wordsworth as a person in her own right. Drawing on the Journals, her newly re-edited Letters, and later diary material not yet published, the authors give us a portrait of a woman more strange yet touchingly human than any previous account has offered. Their interest in her does not stop at the "literary" but goes deeper to explore other facets of her character. They focus especially on her intense familial and domestic devotion, showing us how, from early childhood, she extended her warmth and selflessness to anyone who seemed to need her--a trait that tells us much about her particular intimate attachment to her brother. The book fully explores her relationship with William--their life in the Lake District, their travels together, her influence on how he came to view nature--and also examines the effects upon Dorothy of a changing social and political climate. It delves into her problems, weaknesses, and contradictions and illuminates the nature of her tragic nervous breakdown, which virtually incapacitated her for the last 25 years of her life. As a revealing picture of a woman of the early nineteenth century, Dorothy Wordsworth has an appeal extending well beyond just those readers interested in the Romantic Period
The second Mrs. Hardy by Robert Gittings( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson by Jo Manton( Book )

25 editions published between 1958 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, who became the first woman doctor in Britain
Claire Clairmont and the Shelleys 1798-1879 by Robert Gittings( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire Clairmont, the step-sister of Mary Shelley, has until now generally been treated as a secondary character in the great dramas of Shelley and Byron. This is the first full account of a long and adventurous life, correcting many misconceptions about her role in the Shelley circle
The story of Albert Schweitzer by Jo Manton( Book )

29 editions published between 1955 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introductory biography of Schweitzer and his accomplishments. Musician, theologian, and philosopher - Schweitzer became all these. But having won wide recognition in all three fields, Schweitzer was still hunting for his true path in life and when he found it, decided to study medicine and to be of some use in Africa
The story of John Keats by Robert Gittings( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flying horses : tales from China by Jo Manton( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of Chinese folk tales that span 4,000 years of that country's history
Mary Carpenter and the children of the streets by Jo Manton( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Bach by Jo Manton( Book )

7 editions published in 1957 in English and German and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Garrett, M.D by Jo Manton( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of England's first woman doctor. Grades 6-9
Sister Dora: the life of Dorothy Pattison by Jo Manton( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The peach blossom forest and other Chinese legends by Robert Gittings( Book )

10 editions published between 1951 and 1962 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Makers of the twentieth century by Jo Manton( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De vliegende paarden : sprookjes uit China( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in Dutch and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen in sprookjesvorm, gebaseerd op volksverhalen en verhalen afkomstig uit het werk van filosofen, dichters of geschiedschrijvers uit de periode 1000 voor Chr. tot heden
Gods, beasts and men : a book of Greek stories by Jo Manton( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enchanted ship, and other Greek legends by Jo Manton( Book )

4 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let my people go : a story of escaped slaves by Jo Manton( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A. Schweitzer : il medico dei lebbrosi by Jo Manton( Book )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pocahontas : an American indian princess by Jo Manton( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second mistress Hardy by Robert Gittings( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dorothy Wordsworth
Alternative Names
Gittings, Joan Grenville 1919-

Manton, Joan Granville.

Manton, Joan Grenville 1919-

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マントン, J

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Claire Clairmont and the Shelleys 1798-1879