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Parker, Peter 1954-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 110 publications in 1 language and 5,481 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Stories, plots, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Bio-bibliography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Animal films  Animated films  Film adaptations  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR471, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Parker
A reader's guide to the twentieth-century novel( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wide-ranging and authoritative, A Reader's Guide to the Twentieth-Century Novel is a unique and invaluable guide to modern fiction written in English. Arranged chronologically from Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim to E. Annie Proulx's The Shipping News, it contains detailed accounts of some 750 novels from the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean. All of the century's major novelists are represented, alongside less-celebrated writers whose work has been unjustly neglected: such beloved children's authors as A.A. Milne, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Kenneth Grahame; and such popular authors as Agatha Christie, Ian Fleming, Daphne Du Maurier, and others whose work has left a definite stamp on readers' imaginations." "Each lively entry supplies a summary of the plot, places the novel in a biographical and historical context, and provides a provocative critical assessment. Written by a team of thirty-eight contributors made up of critics, biographers, novelists, historians, academics, and literary journalists, all entries are fully cross-referenced and supplemented at the end of the book by brief biographical notes on all authors and by helpful alphabetical indexes of novels and authors. Interwoven with the entries are 150 short extracts illustrating the voice and style of many featured novels."--Jacket
A reader's guide to twentieth-century writers( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of information on the lives and works of the century's English-language writers
My dog Tulip( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends
Ackerley : a life of J.R. Ackerley by Peter Parker( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the literary editor of the Listener, author of My father and myself, and homosexual
Isherwood : a life revealed by Peter Parker( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is the definitive biography of one of the most exciting, influential, and elusive authors of the twentieth century. Christopher Isherwood's novels and short stories, including those that inspired the musical Cabaret, have always been assumed to be largely autobiographical. Based in part on Isherwood's private papers - unavailable until now - this book presents the real story of his life, a life that saw a relatively conventional boy become an acclaimed writer, mystic, and "grand old man" of the gay liberation movement. In the end, Isherwood: A Life Revealed portrays someone who misled as much as he divulged." "Born in England in 1904, the heir to a large country estate where his grandfather was squire, Isherwood had a youth filled with both privilege and loss. His father's death in World War I devastated his mother and created a "hero-father" image that would haunt both Christopher and his unstable brother for the rest of their lives. Isherwood began to acknowledge his homosexuality at boarding school and subsequently formed a definition of "self" based on subterfuge, performance, and escape. With his lifelong friends W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender, he emerged as one of the leading literary figures of the 1930s." "In addition to using Isherwood's correspondence, unpublished diaries, and other previously unavailable sources in painting this clear and definitive portrait, Peter Parker has also unearthed the author's telling early works, including parodies, school memoirs, and even part of a crucial lost novel. Isherwood: A Life captures the fugitive reality of a man who has become a favorite artist and important symbol of an entire era in our life of letters. Published in the centennial of his birth, it will be read as long as Isherwood himself is."--Jacket
In the shadow of Sharpeville : apartheid and criminal justice by Peter Parker( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old lie : the great war and the public-school ethos by Peter Parker( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Old Lie' unearths some truly bizarre notions about education and warfare and illuminatingly re-examines the literature of the First World War by placing it in its historical and social perspective
The reader's companion to the twentieth century novel by Peter Parker( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kronologisk indgang til ca. 750 engelsksprogede romaner 1900-1993 omfattende referat og kortfattede litteraturhistoriske data
The last veteran : Harry Patch and the legacy of war by Peter Parker( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This moving and timely book explores the way the First World War has been thought about and commemorated, and how it has affected its own, and later, generations. On 11 November 1920, huge crowds lined the streets of London for the funeral of the Unknown Warrior. As the coffin was drawn on a gun carriage from the Cenotaph to Westminster Abbey, the King and Ministers of State followed silently behind. The modern world had tilted on its axis, but it had been saved. Armistice Day was born, the acknowledgement of the great sacrifice made by a whole generation of British men and women. Now, almost a century later, Harry Patch, the last British veteran who saw active service, has died. Our final link with the First World War is broken. Harry Patch was born in 1898 and was conscripted in 1916. He served with a Lewis gun team at the Battle of Passchendaele and in September 1917 was wounded by a shell that killed three of his comrades. After the war, Patch returned to Somerset to work as a plumber, a job he continued to do until his retirement. The First World War was fought not by a professional army but by ordinary civilians like Patch, who epitomised Edwardian Britain and the sense, now lost, of what Britain stood for and why it was worth fighting for. The Last Veteran tells Patch's story, and explores the meaning of the war to those who fought in it and the generations that have followed. Peter Parker's illuminating and timely book is a moving tribute to a remarkable generation
Isherwood : a life by Peter Parker( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reader's companion to twentieth-century writers by Peter Parker( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kronologisk indgang til ca. 1000 engelsksprogede forfattere
In the making : the story of a childhood by G. F Green( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Patch and the legacy of war by Peter Parker( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This moving and timely book explores the way the First World War has been thought about and commemorated, and how it has affected its own, and later, generations
The last veteran Harry Patch and the legacy of war by Peter Parker( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 11th November 1920, huge crowds lined the streets of London for the funeral of the Unknown Warrior. Armistice Day was born, the acknowledgement of the great sacrifice made by a whole generation. When Harry Patch, the last British veteran to see active service, died, our final link with the First World War was broken. The First World War was fought not by a professional army, but by ordinary civillians like Patch. The Last Veteran tells Patch's story, and explores the meaning of the war to those who fought in it and the generations that have followed
Marine and estuarine conservation of New South Wales coastal waters by Peter Parker( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of J.R. Ackerley by Peter Parker( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern Rivers regional strategy : discussion paper : landscape, lifestyle and environment in the Northern Rivers by Peter Parker( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A marine and estuarine conservation study of New South Wales coastal waters : including an atlas of proposed marine national parks( Book )

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

Linnaeus : estate trail guide( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Guidebook for tourists concerned with the flora, fauna and history of an area surrounding a bushwalking trail south of Byron Bay, New South Wales
Linnaeus, estate nature guide( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tourist guidebook detailing the "flora and fauna ... species observed, or expected to be observed" along a walking trail south of Byron Bay, New South Wales --From page 6
 
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A reader's guide to the twentieth-century novel
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A reader's guide to twentieth-century writersAckerley : a life of J.R. AckerleyIsherwood : a life revealedIn the shadow of Sharpeville : apartheid and criminal justiceThe old lie : the great war and the public-school ethosThe last veteran : Harry Patch and the legacy of warIsherwood : a lifeThe reader's companion to twentieth-century writersHarry Patch and the legacy of war