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Parker, Peter 1954-

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Most widely held works by Peter Parker
A reader's guide to the twentieth-century novel( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,001 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 )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 630 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 )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Britse schrijver en journalist J. R. Ackerley (1896-1967) die lang bevriend is geweest met E. M. Forster en een seksuele voorkeur had voor jongens uit onaanzienlijke kringen. - Ook verschenen: London : Cardinal, 1990
Isherwood : a life revealed by Peter Parker( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 571 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
Housman country : into the heart of England by Peter Parker( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A captivating exploration of A.E. Housman and the influence of his particular brand of Englishness"--
The old lie : the great war and the public-school ethos by Peter Parker( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 289 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 )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 238 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 )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of one remarkable man among millions who fought in WWI and provides a very personal perspective of the war and its impact on British life
Isherwood : a life by Peter Parker( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born into the English landed gentry, the heir to a substantial country estate, Christopher Isherwood ended up in California, an American citizen and the disciple of a Hindu swami. En route, he became a leading writer of the 1930's generation, an unmatched chronicler of pre-Hitler Berlin, an experimental dramatist, a war reporter, a travel writer, a pacifist, a Hollywood screenwriter, a monk, and a grand old man of the emerging gay liberation movement. In this biography, the first to be written since Isherwood's death, and the only one with access to all Isherwood's papers, Peter Parker traces the long journey of a man who never felt at home wherever he lived. Isherwood's travels were a means of escape: from his family, his class, his country, and the dead weight of the past. Parker reveals the truth about Isherwood's relationship with his war-hero father, his strong-willed mother, and his disturbed younger brother, Richard, who was also homosexual. He also draws upon a vast number of letters to describe Isherwood's complicated relationships with such lifelong friends as W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Edward Upward and John Lehmann. The result is a frank portrait of contradictions, a man searching for meaning in life, and one of the twentieth century's most significant writers."--Publisher description
The reader's companion to twentieth-century writers by Peter Parker( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 183 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 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'In The Making' recounts the early adolescent experiences of a boy called Randal Thane, and evokes with astonishing empathy the pleasures, pains and perplexities of first love. At prep school, Randal falls under the spell of a charismatic older boy called Felton
Harry Patch and the legacy of war by Peter Parker( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 46 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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tells the story of Harry Patch, born in 1898 and conscripted in 1916. He served at the Battle of Passchendaele, and in September 1917 was wounded by a shell that killed three of his comrades. When Harry, the last British veteran to see active service, died, the final link with the First World War was broken
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

The last veteran by Peter Parker( Recording )

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

Linnaeus, estate nature guide( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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
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
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

 
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A reader's guide to twentieth-century writersAckerley : a life of J.R. AckerleyIsherwood : a life revealedThe 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