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Brack, O. M.

Works: 155 works in 495 publications in 3 languages and 21,008 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  Biography  Epistolary fiction  Picaresque fiction  Gothic fiction  Bibliography  Bibliographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PR3694, 823.6
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Most widely held works about O. M Brack
Most widely held works by O. M Brack
The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by John Hawkins( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,631 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 1,538 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
The history and adventures of the renowned Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,518 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 adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane by Alain René Le Sage( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Works of Tobias Smollett Alexander Pettit, General Editor Om Brack, Jr., Textual Editor
The devil upon crutches by Alain René Le Sage( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After Zambullo releases Asmodeus from a bottle, the two embark on a flight above the rooftops of Madrid. Peeking into houses, prisons, palaces, and even tombs, Zambullo witnesses one incident of treachery and self-delusion after another. Smollett's superior wit and sense of irony suited him as well as translator for this novel, with its juxtaposition of realism with romance, satire with sentiment, and sexual intrigue with moral admonition."
Roderick Random by T Smollett( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1,275 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( )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expedition of Humphry Clinker by T Smollett( )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 1,229 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( )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 1,159 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( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 1,101 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( )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 1,087 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
Editing lives : essays in contemporary textual and biographical studies in honor of O M Brack, Jr. by O M Brack( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 819 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
Bibliography and textual criticism : English and American literature, 1700 to the present by O M Brack( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconsidering biography : contexts, controversies, and Sir John Hawkins's Life of Johnson by Martine Watson Brownley( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As part of the Samuel Johnson tercentenary commemoration, the University of Georgia Press published the first full scholarly edition of Sir John Hawkins's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. (1787). From its inception, Hawkins's work, arising from a close relationship with Johnson that spanned over forty-five years, challenged certain adulatory views of Johnson and has continued to raise interesting critical questions about both Johnsonian biography and the genre of biography generally. Reconsidering Biography collects new essays that explore Hawkins's biography of Johnson within its historical, political, legal, and personal contexts. More particularly, this volume considers how Hawkins's approach to recording the Life of Johnson opens up broader questions about early modern biography and its relationship with eighteenth-century trends in aesthetics, politics, and historiography. These sophisticated and informed essays on a curious and often vexed friendship, and its literary offspring, supply a colorful and expansive view of the role of life-writing in the eighteenth-century literary imagination."--Publisher's website
Samuel Johnson's early biographers by Robert E Kelley( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 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 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 335 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 )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 260 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 214 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
Writers, books, and trade : an eighteenth-century miscellany for William B. Todd by O M Brack( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and German and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The expedition of Humphry Clinker
The history and adventures of the renowned Don QuixoteThe adventures of Gil Blas of SantillaneThe devil upon crutchesRoderick RandomThe history and adventures of an atomThe expedition of Humphry ClinkerThe adventures of Ferdinand Count FathomThe Adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses
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Brack, O. M. 1938-

Brack O. M. 1938-2012

Brack, O M 1938- Jr

Brack, O. M. jr

Brack, O. M. Jr. 1938-2012

Brack, O. M. ml

Brack, OM 1938-

Brack, OM 1938-2012

Brack, Skip.

Brack, Skip 1938-

Brack, Skip 1938-2012

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