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Brack, O. M.

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Most widely held works by O. M Brack
The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by John Hawkins( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first and only scholarly edition of Sir John Hawkins's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., a work that has not been widely available in complete form for more than two hundred years. Published in 1787, some four years before James Boswell's biography of Johnson, Hawkins's Life complements, clarifies, and often corrects numerous aspects of Boswell's Life. --from publisher's description
The adventures of Peregrine Pickle : in which are included memoirs of a lady of quality by T Smollett( )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The genius of "Peregrine Pickle" and its young author is to be found neither exclusively in the interpolated tales that its contemporary audience read avidly nor in the 'main story' that appealed to its later readers but rather in the entire canvas upon which is painted a densely populated and vividly realized fictional world. Taken in its entirety, Smollett's novel still holds the power to delight and instruct a modern audience by virtue of its author's capacious vision, his force of spirit, and his ability to capture life in words and images."--from the editors' introduction
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Smollett's Don Quixote first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's masterpiece. However, soon after the start of the nineteenth century, its reputation began to suffer. Rival translators, literary hucksters, and careless scholars initiated or fed a variety of charges against Smollett - even plagiarism. For almost 130 years no publisher risked reprinting it."
The devil upon crutches by Alain René Le Sage( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first reprinting since the eighteenth century - and the first scholarly edition - of Tobias Smollett's translation of Alain Rene Le Sage's The Devil upon Crutches. First published in France in 1707 as Le Diable boiteaux, the novel relates the picaresque wanderings of Asmodeus, a refined, likable, but decrepit devil, and Zambullo, his newfound mortal companion."
The adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane by Alain René Le Sage( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Works of Tobias Smollett Alexander Pettit, General Editor Om Brack, Jr., Textual Editor
Roderick Random by T Smollett( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Surging with verbal, sexual, and martial energy, The Adventures of Roderick Random opens a window on life, love, and war in the eighteenth century. The hero battles his way from poverty and neglect to make his mark as a doctor, writer, fighter, and lover. His adventures take us across the world, from England and France to the Caribbean, Africa, and Latin America. One of the first truly global novels, it casts light on nearly every aspect of its time -- imperialism, gender relations, slavery, urban life, colonial warfare, commerce, politics, the professions, high society, and the Hogarthian underworld."--Jacket flap
The history and adventures of an atom by T Smollett( )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expedition of Humphry Clinker by T Smollett( )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, Tobias Smollett's last published novel and most celebrated work, appeared in June 1771, three months before the author's death. A classic in the history of the English novel, it takes the form of a collection of letters written by various members of Mr. Matthew Bramble's family (for whom Humphry Clinker is a general servant) during their eight months of travel in England and Scotland in the 1760s. The wanderings of the Bramble party result in a series of amusing adventures and episodes, unfolding within the main plot in which the eccentric and contentious ch
The adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by T Smollett( )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom is a novel by Tobias Smollett first published in 1753. It was Smollett's third novel... The central character is a villainous dandy who cheats, swindles and philanders his way across Europe and England with little concern for the law or the welfare of others. The son of an equally disreputable mother, Smollett himself comments that "Fathom justifies the proverb, 'What's bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh'." Sir Walter Scott commented that the novel paints a "complete picture of human depravity."
The Adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses by François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both in its original French and its many translations, The Adventures of Telemachus was one of the most popular and revered works of the eighteenth century. During that time, more than ten English prose and poetry versions appeared, including this masterful prose translation by Smollett. Known for his novels Roderick Random and The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, Smollett was also a gifted translator. The Adventures of Telemachus was his final translation, and is one of the finest versions of the work. Long a disputed title in the Smollett canon, it is fully restored to his credit by Leslie A. Chilton
Poems, plays, and the Briton by T Smollett( )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poems, plays and political writings included in this volume are essential to an understanding of Tobias Smollett and the literary and social currents of eighteenth-century England ... Byron Gassman identifies the circumstances that prompted Smollett to undertake these writings, traces the history of their publication and reception, and provides extensive explanations of historical and literary allusions"--Jacket
Bibliography and textual criticism: English and American literature, 1700 to the present by O M Brack( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Editing lives : essays in contemporary textual and biographical studies in honor of O M Brack, Jr. by O M Brack( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives are known textually, and this collection of new essays explores, corrects, and advances contemporary knowledge of historical lives and texts, particularly of the British eighteenth century. Complementing the essays is a complete translation and critical edition of a life of Hester Thrale Piozzi written in French by Frances Burney
Samuel Johnson's early biographers by Robert E Kelley( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early biographies of Samuel Johnson by O M Brack( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twilight of dawn : studies in English literature in transition( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical and critical account of the lives and writings of the living authors of Great Britain (1762) by William Rider( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Moore on Parnassus : letters (1900-1933) to secretaries, publishers, printers, agents, literati, friends, and acquaintances by George Moore( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tobias Smollett, Scotland's first novelist : new essays in memory of Paul-Gabriel Boucé( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of original essays on the writings of Tobias Smollett by eleven scholars from Canada, England, France, Ireland, and the United States takes a fresh look at issues raised not only in Smollett's novels, for which he is now usually remembered, but in works such as A Complete History of England and the Continuation of the Complete History, which made him the most popular historian of England in the mid-eighteenth century. Essays provide new insights into Smollett's writings, and suggest additional avenues for scholars to explore. The volume continues the reassessment of the writings of one of the major authors of the eighteenth century."--Jacket
A commentary on Mr. Pope's principles of morality, or Essay on man : a translation from the French by Jean-Pierre de Crousaz( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most important notes, however, relate to the problem of evil, particularly the ruling passion and the necessity of free will. From these scattered observations it is clear that Johnson comes down firmly on the side of orthodoxy, believing that God created man for happiness but that both physical and moral evil entered the world because of Original Sin and, hence, that many of the miseries of life are mankind's own fault. Many of the ideas first given expression here were to occupy Johnson's mind for the remainder of his life."--Jacket
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The expedition of Humphry Clinker
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Brack, O. M. 1938-

Brack O. M. 1938-2012

Brack, O M 1938- Jr

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Brack, O. M. Jr. 1938-2012

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Spanish (1)

Don QuixoteThe devil upon crutchesThe adventures of Gil Blas of SantillaneRoderick RandomThe history and adventures of an atomThe expedition of Humphry ClinkerThe adventures of Ferdinand Count FathomThe Adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses