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Palmer, William J. 1943-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 113 publications in 4 languages and 6,664 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biographies  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  History  Bibliography  Political fiction  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6056.O85, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William J Palmer
The films of the eighties : a social history by William J Palmer( )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 2,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The fiction of John Fowles : tradition, art, and the loneliness of selfhood by William J Palmer( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The detective and Mr. Dickens : being an account of the Macbeth murders and the strange events surrounding them : a secret Victorian journal, attributed to Wilkie Collins by William J Palmer( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Macbeth Murders and the strange events surrounding them
Dickens and new historicism by William J Palmer( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his work, Charles Dickens focused upon the definition, composition, and democratizing of the process of writing history. In Dickens and New Historicism, William J. Palmer takes as his point of departure the New Historicist critical theories articulated by Michel Foucault, Mikhail Bakhtin, Hayden White, Dominick LaCapra and others, and offers a critical analysis of Dickens's complete body of work. Palmer reveals that not only did Dickens give voice to the marginalized participants in the history of the eighteenth century and of his own contemporary Victorian age, but evolved a philosophy of history composed from the perspective of those marginalized voices
The films of the seventies : a social history by William J Palmer( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and Portuguese and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The highwayman and Mr. Dickens : an account of the strange events of the Medusa murders : a secret Victorian journal, attributed to Wilkie Collins by William J Palmer( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notorious burglar and highwayman-turned-actor Tally Ho Thompson is arrested at the scene and thrown into Newgate Prison. Thompson's unusual relationship with Charles Dickens was chronicled in the first of these secret journals, The Detective and Mr. Dickens. In that book, the dashing ex-criminal loaned his special talents to help the novelist. Now Dickens, with Collins in reluctant tow, attempts to return the favor by proving Thompson's innocence. From the bleak, cold
The films of the nineties : the decade of spin by William J Palmer( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Films of the Ninetees is a real-to-reel cultural analysis of the 1990s. Drawing on the theories of postmodern philosophers Jean Baudrillard and Jean-Francois Lyolard, this volume scrutinizes films and television shows such as Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, Titanic, Shrek, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The West Wing with an eye trained on implicit attitudes about notions of reality and objective truth. Through these readings, Palmer chronicles the concept of "spin," the power to turn history to one's own agenda, a concept that emerged as the major sociopolitical persuasion strategy of the decade. In a world changed by the AIDS epidemic, the Clinton presidency, hip-hop, gay rights, and the redefinition of sexuality, the traditional conceptions of reality broke down and spin became a powerful force. The Films of the Nineties is an extensive analysis that dissects hundreds of individual works - but it is also a social, political, and sexual history of one of the most lively and complex decades of the twentieth century."--Jacket
The dons and Mr. Dickens : the strange case of the Oxford Christmas plot : a secret Victorian journal, attributed to Wilkie Collins by William J Palmer( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a dank and dreary November evening, Inspector William Field summons Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens to a crime scene in London's notorious Chinese opium district. When the two arrive in the seedy neighborhood, they learn that a man has been murdered and the victim is none other than an Oxford Don."--Jacket
The hoydens and Mr. Dickens : the strange affair of the feminist phantom : a secret Victorian journal by William J Palmer( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When feminist Angela Burdett-Coutts is threatened and her bank robbed, friends Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins aide the police in investigating the murder of the feminist found at the scene
The uses of money by William J Palmer( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wabash trilogy : the Wabash baseball blues, the redneck mafia, Civic theater by William J Palmer( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two cities by William J Palmer( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bi-coastal political eco-thriller, it is set in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles in the near present. Played out against the backdrop of a dysfunctional government and the lobbying power of Big Oil, two brothers, one a Washington political activist, the other a Los Angeles celebrity lawyer, fall under the spell of a charismatic eco-rock singer and activist who is organizing the biggest protest march in history. When that march careens out of control and into tragedy, the brothers must deal with a kidnapping, a daring rescue attempt, and an inspired act of brotherly heroism right of the Dickensian precursor that this novel channels."--Amazon
The Highwayman and Mr. Dickens An Account of the Strange Events of the Medusa Murders by Wilkie Collins( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Dickens helps hunt for a double murder on the gritty streets of London in a historical mystery with "plenty of Victoriana" (Booklist). It was the best of times, it was the worst of crimes ... The ghastly double murder of a society doctor's beautiful wife and her maid reunites celebrated novelist Charles Dickens, his protege Wilkie Collins, and the formidable Inspector Field of the Metropolitan Protectives in another brilliant quest for justice. They manage to defend old friend and ex-burglar Tally Ho Thompson, who's arrested at the scene-but then the case takes the men from the pestilential cells of Newgate to the city's steamiest dives. Gamblers, thieves, swells, whores, and Collins's fiery lover, Irish Meg, will all join in chasing a killer who is the stuff of nightmares ... This is the thrilling follow-up to The Detective and Mr. Dickens-praised as "a superb performance" by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and "a delightful hot toddy of a read" by the Los Angeles Times
The Dons and Mr. Dickens The Strange Case of the Oxford Christmas Plot by Wilkie Collins( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Oxford don's death in an opium den is investigated by the literary detective duo-with some help from fellow author Charles Dodgson ... One dank November night, Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins are called to a part of London notorious for its opium dens-where an Oxford history don has been found murdered. Eager to escape the drudgery of a London winter, the two amateur detectives willingly accept Inspector Field's orders to travel on the new railway line to Oxford, where Collins was once a student, to conduct an undercover investigation. Once in Oxford, they enlist the help of Collins's old schoolmate, Charles Dodgson (who will soon be known to the world as Lewis Carroll), a brilliant mind on the verge of becoming the youngest don in Oxford's history. Together, they encounter a complex conspiracy punctuated by murder, political radicalism, and revenge ... "Vibrant Victorian social history and intriguing biographical details about Dickens" enliven this unique historical mystery with a literary twist from the author of The Detective and Mr. Dickens (Booklist)
The Hoydens and Mr. Dickens The Strange Affair of the Feminist Phantom by Wilkie Collins( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins reveal the darker side of Victorian London-and a killer's identity-in this "well-crafted adventure" (Publishers Weekly). Charles Dickens is smitten with Ellen Ternan, a teenage actress, and heads to the country to retrieve her from the home for fallen women run by Angela Burdett-Coutts-who also owns one of England's largest banks and has recently received an anonymous threatening note. Back in London, Dickens and his fellow writer Wilkie Collins give the note to Inspector Field. But more urgent worries are to come. Both men's paramours-the actress as well as a former prostitute-have been attending Women's Emancipation Society meetings. When a young feminist is found fatally strangled at the scene of a robbery at Coutts Bank, Ellen, whose scarf was the murder weapon, is arrested. And it is up to Dickens to clear her name-hopefully without sullying his own, since at the time of the killing, the two were together in a hotel room ... "The story offers not only a mystery but also a look at some of the more prurient aspects of nineteenth-century London society ... Atmospheric and cunningly plotted ... Absorbing." -Booklist
John Fowles by Barry N Olshen( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El detective y Charles Dickens by William J Palmer( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern sports fiction( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The involved self: affirmation in Dickens' novels by William J Palmer( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The detective and Mr. Dickens : being an account of the Macbeth murders and the strange events surrounding them : a secret Victorian journal, attributed to Wilkie Collins by William J Palmer( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1851, Inspector William Field investigates the brutal murder of an actor, in "Macbeth". Field is assisted by Charles Dickens and his protege, Wilkie Collins, who is keeping a secret journal. Some descriptions of sex and some violence
 
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Dickens and new historicism
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The detective and Mr. Dickens : being an account of the Macbeth murders and the strange events surrounding them : a secret Victorian journal, attributed to Wilkie CollinsDickens and new historicismThe highwayman and Mr. Dickens : an account of the strange events of the Medusa murders : a secret Victorian journal, attributed to Wilkie CollinsThe films of the nineties : the decade of spinThe dons and Mr. Dickens : the strange case of the Oxford Christmas plot : a secret Victorian journal, attributed to Wilkie CollinsThe Wabash trilogy : the Wabash baseball blues, the redneck mafia, Civic theater
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パーマー, ウィリアム・J.

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