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Archibald Constable & Co

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Works: 675 works in 869 publications in 1 language and 7,711 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Biographical fiction  Periodicals  Reviews  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Bibliographies 
Roles: Publisher, Bookseller, Recipient, Typographer, Editor, Printer, Correspondent
Classifications: PR5318, 823.7
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The Edinburgh review, or critical journal( )

in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliotheca britannica ; or, A general index to British and foreign literature by Robert Watt( Book )

2 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of my landlord by Walter Scott( Book )

6 editions published in 1819 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Ronan's well by Walter Scott( Book )

5 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Walter Scott, the renowned author of Rob Roy, Kenilworth, and Ivanhoe, brings readers this enlightening picture of Scottish country life, now in a handsome edition with a critical essay and detailed notes and glossary. Now restored to its original elegance and liveliness, with sexually explicit material that has long been suppressed, Saint Ronan's Well turns its back on the wars raging on the world stage at the beginning of the nineteenth century, presenting instead a dark comedy that explores a society at war with itself."--BOOK JACKET. "The story is set in a sleepy Tweedside village boasting little more than a run-down inn. When a nearby mineral spring, Saint Ronan's Well, becomes a popular vacation spot, the character of the little village changes, as it becomes infiltrated by a gaggle of wealthy tourists and by the influences of modernity."--BOOK JACKET. "Saint Ronan's Well features a rich cast of players, from the sentimental proprietor of the inn, to the wealthy young gadfly living far beyond his means and constantly in search of easy money, to the town gossip, always with an ear to the ground. The characters wrestle their way noisily to a climactic finish: one dead in a duel, one dying of shame, one fleeing to a monastery, and one leaving for Spain. In the end, the excitement dies down and the tourists depart; only the innkeeper, Meg Dods, remains."--BOOK JACKET. "Displaying the eclectic pageant of Scottish life with artful dialogue and an intricate web of plots and sub-plots, Saint Ronan's Well is a classic in the British literary tradition."--BOOK JACKET
Quentin Durward by Walter Scott( Book )

5 editions published in 1823 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quentin Durward, a young Scottish archer, is sent to France on a minor mission but then becomes embroiled in the rivalry between Louis XI of France and Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy
Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott( Book )

5 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Here is a plot without a drop of blood; and all the elements of a romance, without its conclusion', comments the King towards the end of Scott's longest, and arguably most intriguing, novel. Set against the backdrop of the Popish Plot to overturn Charles II, Peveril of the Peak explores the on-going tensions between Cavalier and Puritan loyalties during the fraught years of Restoration England. Ranging from Derbyshire to the Isle of Man and culminating in London, it is a novel which interweaves political intrigue, personal responsibilities and the ways in which the forces of history are played out in the struggles of individual human lives. But its true subject is perhaps the role of narration and the limits of storytelling itself. In this, the first scholarly edition of Peveril, Alison Lumsden recovers a lost novel."--Jacket
The fortunes of Nigel by Walter Scott( Book )

4 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Nigel Olifaunt's father loaned huge sums of money to King James I of England years before. Nigel now wants the money back, but the royal courtiers will stop at nothing to steal the young lord's wealth. Court intrigue and swashbuckling action serve as the background to this historical fiction set in early seventeenth century Great Britain
The monastery by Walter Scott( Book )

2 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set on the eve of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland, The Monastery is full of supernatural events, theological conflict, and humour. Located in the lawless Scottish Borders, the novel depicts the monastery of Kennaquhair (a thinly disguised Melrose Abbey, whose ruins are still to be seen near Scott's own home at Abbotsford) on the verge of dissolution, and the fortunes of two brothers as they respond to a new social and religious order. Highlights of the narrative include a moving encounter between two representatives of opposing sides in the Reformation controversy who had been students together in less troubled times, and the final formal procession of the Kennaquhair monks as the reformed forces arrive. A talking-point when the work was first published, the mysterious spectral White Lady, guardian of the magical Black Book, still intrigues readers. A strong comic element is provided by Sir Piercie Shafton with his absurd linguistic mannerisms fashionable at the English court. The narrative is preceded by one of Scott's most charming and playful introductory exchanges between the fictional local antiquary Cuthbert Clutterbuck and the Author of Waverley."--Jacket
Roald Amundsen's "The North West Passage" : being the record of a voyage of exploration of the ship "Gjöa" 1903-1907 by Roald Amundsen( Book )

2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the first expedition to navigate the Northwest Passage in a single vessel, the expedition that brought Amundsen to prominence as a polar explorer. In 1901 he gave up the idea of medicine and decided to become an explorer. After several months in Hamburg studying the science of terrestrial magnetism, he purchased an old ship, the Gjoa, 70ft long and thirty years old. He put in a 14 hp engine; then, with six dogs and enough provisions on board, he got under way with a crew of six on 17 June, 1903. His aim was to find the North-West Passage which had been sought in vain since the time of John Cabot. In September, he crossed Peel Sound and anchored in a sheltered bay on King William Island. Eskimos came up to him who knew of the existence of white men by oral tradition only. Seventy-two years earlier, James Ross, had sailed in these regions with Parry. Amundsen bought tooth and bone necklaces and clothes which later enriched the Oslo museum. He also spent two winters learning about the Eskimo way of life. In October, 1905, he set out again for the North-West Passage. On August 30th the Gjoa entered the Nome roadstead. For the first time in world history a ship sailing north of America had found a way from the Atlantic to the Pacific
Ivanhoe by Walter Scott( Book )

5 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the adventures of the Saxon knight Ivanhoe in 1194, the year of Richard the Lion-Hearted's return from the Third Crusade
Tales of the crusaders by Walter Scott( Book )

4 editions published between 1824 and 1825 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges and its branches. by Francis Hamilton( )

2 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of my landlord by Walter Scott( Book )

8 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a voyage to the northern whale-fishery : including researches and discoveries on the eastern coast of West Greenland, made in the summer of 1822, in the ship Baffin of Liverpool by William Scoresby( Book )

1 edition published in 1823 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1823 by Archibald Constable and Company, Edinburgh. Account of cruise in Greenland Sea and exploration of Scoresbysund and of east Greenland coast between about 69 and 75 degrees N
An account of the Arctic regions : with a history and description of the northern whale-fishery by William Scoresby( Book )

5 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth century classic on whaling, geography and natural history of northern waters. Appendices include meteorological tables; a chronological list of voyages, 861-1819; list of plants found in Spitsbergen; Acts of Parliament regarding whaling; dimensions of whaling ships; etc
The pirate : in three volumes by Walter Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 1822 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rob Roy by Walter Scott( Book )

4 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By turns thrilling and comic, Rob Roy contains Scott's most sophisticated treatment of the Scottish Highlands as an imaginary space where the modern and the primitive come together
The house of cobwebs : and other stories by George Robert Gissing( Book )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth century literary manuscripts by Archibald Constable( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Constable, London.

T. and A. Constable, printers to Her Majesty.

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English (112)