Most widely held works by Andrew Lycett
Dylan Thomas : a new life by Andrew Lycett ( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,388 libraries worldwide
"When Dylan Thomas died, in New York in 1953, he was only thirty-nine years old, and the myths soon took hold. He became the Keats and the Byron of his generation - the romantic poet who died too young, his potential unfulfilled. Making masterful use of original material from archives and personal papers, Lycett describes the development of the young poet, brings invaluable new insights to Thomas's early writing and the themes that continued to appear in all he wrote. This work unearths details about the poet's many affairs and his tempestuous marriage to his passionate Irish wife, Caitlin." "Lycett uses as his overwhelming motif the deeply ambivalent forces in Thomas's life - "I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me" - that allowed him to be a wild boy in public and a private poet of deep sensitivity - the forces that helped him bridge the gap between modernism and pop, between the written and spoken word, between individual and performance art, between the academy and the forum. Throughout, the social and historical context of Thomas's struggles and accomplishments are vividly presented." "The result is a portrait of the chaos of Thomas's personal life and a re-evaluation of the lyricism and experimentalism of his poetry, plays, and short stories."--BOOK JACKET.
The man who created Sherlock Holmes : the life and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Andrew Lycett ( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,247 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive biography of Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that explores his childhood, family life, medical practice, authorship of nonfiction works, inspiration for Sherlock Holmes, social acquaintances, marriages, interest in spiritualism, and much more.
Qaddafi and the Libyan revolution by David Blundy ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 1,085 libraries worldwide
Ian Fleming : the man behind James Bond by Andrew Lycett ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 libraries worldwide
More than a quarter century after the death of Ian Fleming, Andrew Lycett has produced his definitive biography. Through hundreds of interviews and direct access to Fleming's papers, as well as those of family and friends (which contain much previously unpublished and highly controversial material), Lycett has been able to reveal, for the first time, the truth behind the complicated facade of an enigmatic and remarkable man. With an extraordinary cast of characters, this is biography at its best - part history, part gossip, and part informed reassessment.
Kipling abroad traffics and discoveries from Burma to Brazil by Rudyard Kipling ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
Rudyard Kipling is the doyen of travel writers. His genius for evoking the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a place was crystallised in his fiction, in which he introduced Victorian readers to the drama and exoticism of the East. The teaming, dusty Grand Trunk Road springs to life off the pages of Kim, while the misty heights of imperial Simla provide an identifiable and almost tangible physical background to Plain Tales from the Hills. Kipling's poetry, journalism and letters also encapsulated the spirit of the places he visited, from Egypt, India and Brazil to the United States and Southern.
Rudyard Kipling by Andrew Lycett ( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
A gripping biography telling the intricate story of the misunderstood genius.
Ian Fleming by Andrew Lycett ( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Sportsman, womanizer, naval commander, world-traveler, and spy, the creator of the Cold War's archetypal secret agent was infinitely more complex and interesting than his iconic fictional character, Agent 007. Fleming's wide-ranging and exciting life inevitably provided the plausible backdrop for his Bond novels. Highly regarded in British naval intelligence for his international contacts, he master-minded numerous top secret operations, including "Golden Eye," which is uncovered here for the first time. He was also fundamental in shaping the prototype CIA. Two months before his wedding to Ann O'Neill, the widow of a friend with whom he'd carried on a passionate affair for fifteen years, Fleming sat down to write his first book, Casino Royale, in order to soothe his nerves. Thus began the long line of Bond novels for which he would earn lasting fame.
Barrack-room ballads by Rudyard Kipling ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
From diamond sculls to golden handcuffs : a history of Rowe & Pitman by Andrew Lycett ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Ian Fleming : the intimate story of the man who created James Bond by Andrew Lycett ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
A look at the life of the suave world traveler and spy who created the famous British spy, James Bond.
Dylan Thomas [a new life by Andrew Lycett ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
In this account of the extraordinary life and enduring work of Dylan Thomas, Andrew Lycett peels back the layers of story that have accumulated around this writer, one of the most celebrated and contradictory literary figures of the twentieth century. Lycett uses as his overwhelming motif the deeply ambivalent forces in Thomas's life--"I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me" said Thomas--that allowed him to be a wild boy in public and a poet of deep sensitivity in private, and helped him to bridge the gap between modernism and pop, the written and the spoken word, individual art and performance art.
Ian Fleming's James Bond : annotations and chronologies for Ian Fleming's Bond stories by John Griswold ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Ian Fleming ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
See how the author's remarkable life is echoed in the deeds and manners of his most famed creation.
Selected poems by Rudyard Kipling ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Conan Doyle : the man who created Sherlock Holmes ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The lost world : being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E. D. Malone of the Daily Gazette by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Victorian explorers begin an expedition to a remote plateau where dinosaurs are thought to still survive.
卡扎菲传 ( Book )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in Chinese and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Qaddafi and the Lybian revolution by David Blundy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
卡扎菲传 by 戴维 布伦蒂 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 1 library worldwide
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