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Brack, O. M.

Overview
Works: 135 works in 382 publications in 2 languages and 15,433 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epistolary fiction  Biography  Action and adventure fiction  Humor  Picaresque fiction  Sea fiction  Gothic fiction  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Publishing director, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PR3694, 823.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about O. M Brack
 
Most widely held works by O. M Brack
The history and adventures of an atom by T Smollett( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expedition of Humphry Clinker by T Smollett( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 534 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
Samuel Johnson's early biographers by Robert E Kelley( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Ferdinand, Count Fathom by T Smollett( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 497 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 and met with less success than his two previous more picaresque tales. 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 main character reappears as a minor character in Smollet's later novel The Expedition of Humphry Clinker. The novel's elements of terror and the supernatural have caused some historians of English literature to describe it as anticipating the themes of the Gothic novel
The early biographies of Samuel Johnson by O M Brack( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Poems, plays, and the Briton by T Smollett( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 332 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
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 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by John Hawkins( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 271 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 Telemachus, the son of Ulysses by François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 267 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
The history and adventures of the renowned Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 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."
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 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil upon crutches by Alain René Le Sage( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This authoritative textual edition is based on the 1759 second edition of Smollett's translation. The extensive introduction covers such topics as the original French edition; the composition, printing, and reception of Smollett's The Devil upon Crutches; and Smollett's career as a translator. Also included are a complete textual apparatus and a guide to the now-exotic pharmaceuticals and remedies one encounters in the novel."--Jacket
Tobias Smollett, Scotland's first novelist : new essays in memory of Paul-Gabriel Boucé( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 204 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 )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 189 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
The adventures of Peregrine Pickle : in which are included memoirs of a lady of quality by T Smollett( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smollett's Scottish satire on human cruelty, inanity and voracity, first published in 1751. It is the story of luck and bad luck of the egotistical "Peregrine Pickle", who was discarded by his parents and hated by his brother. He is educated at Oxford and journeys to France. The novel provides a comic and sarcastic portrayal of European society. The novel is written as a series of adventures, with every chapter typically describing a new adventure
The adventures of Roderick Random by T Smollett( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 152 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
Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane by Alain René Le Sage( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Works of Tobias Smollett Alexander Pettit, General Editor Om Brack, Jr., Textual Editor
Journal narrative relative to Doctor Johnson's last illness three weeks before his death by John Hoole( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 49 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
 
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The history and adventures of an atom
Alternative Names
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Brack O. M. 1938-2012

Brack, O M 1938- Jr

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Brack, O. M. Jr. 1938-2012

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Brack, OM 1938-

Brack, OM 1938-2012

Brack, Skip.

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Brack, Skip 1938-2012

Languages
English (155)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The expedition of Humphry ClinkerThe adventures of Ferdinand, Count FathomPoems, plays, and the BritonThe life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.The Adventures of Telemachus, the son of UlyssesThe history and adventures of the renowned Don QuixoteThe devil upon crutchesTobias Smollett, Scotland's first novelist : new essays in memory of Paul-Gabriel Boucé