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Duncan, Ian 1955-

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Most widely held works by Ian Duncan
Travel writing, 1700-1830 : an anthology by Elizabeth A Bohls( )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the end of the eighteenth century, British travelers had fanned out to every corner of the world, driven by widely varying motives: scientific curiosity, commerce, colonization, diplomacy, exploration, and tourism. In letters, journals, and books, travelers wrote first-hand of exotic lands and beautiful scenery, and of encounters with strange peoples and wildlife. This anthology brings together the best writing from authors such as Daniel Defoe, Mary Wollstonecraft, Olaudah Equiano, Mungo Park, Maria Nugent and many others, to provide a comprehensive selection from this emerging literary genre
Scott's shadow : the novel in Romantic Edinburgh by Ian Duncan( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scott's Shadow is the first comprehensive account of the flowering of Scottish fiction between 1802 and 1832, when post-Enlightenment Edinburgh rivaled London as a center for literary and cultural innovation. Ian Duncan shows how Walter Scott became the central figure in these developments, and how he helped redefine the novel as the principal modern genre for the representation of national historical life." "Duncan traces the rise of a cultural nationalist ideology and the ascendancy of Scott's Waverley novels in the years after Waterloo. He argues that the key to Scott's achievement and its unprecedented impact was the actualization of a realist aesthetic of fiction, one that offered a socializing model of the imagination as first theorized by Scottish philosopher and historian David Hume. This aesthetic, Duncan contends, provides a powerful novelistic alternative to the Kantian-Coleridgean account of the imagination that has been taken as normative for British Romanticism since the early twentieth century."--Jacket
The Edinburgh companion to James Hogg by Douglas S Mack( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference book devoted to its subject, this book draws on recent breakthroughs in research on Hogg to illuminate the urgent debates and contexts that helped to shape his writings. Essays written by an international team of scholars provide an indispensable guide to Hogg's career, and the diverse literary forms in which he wrote
Scotland and the borders of romanticism( )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism is the first published collection of critical essays devoted to Scottish writing between 1745 and 1830 - a key period marking the contested divide between the Scottish Enlightenment and Romanticism in British literary history. Essays in the volume, by leading scholars from Scotland, England, Canada and the USA, address a range of major figures and topics, among them Hume and the Romantic imagination, Burns's poetry, the Scottish song and ballad revivals, gender and national tradition, the prose fiction of Walter Scott and James Hogg, the national theatre of Joanna Baillie, the Romantic varieties of historicism and antiquarianism, Romantic Orientalism, and Scotland as a site of English cultural fantasies. The essays undertake a collective rethinking of the national and period categories that have structured British literary history, by examining the relations between the concepts of the Enlightenment and Romanticism as well as between Scottish and English writing."--Jacket
Ivanhoe by Walter Scott( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text includes bibliograhy, author's notes, editor's notes, and chronology of the author's life
Modern romance and transformations of the novel : the Gothic, Scott, Dickens by Ian Duncan( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the relationship between the revival of romance and the ascendancy of the novel in British literary culture between 1765 and 1850. The revival of romance as the literary form of a pre-modern cultural identity provided a metaphor for the lost origins to account for the otherness of fiction to the world of historical importance
D-Day 360( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes D-Day back to its raw data to reveal how the odds of victory, in the greatest gamble of World War II, swung on what happened over a five-hour period on a five mile stretch of French coastline. Data gathered though forensic laser scanning, 3D computer modeling, and eye-witness accounts bring the battlefield to life as never before
Rob Roy by Walter Scott( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banished from his father's house, Frank Osbaldistone becomes involved in the conspiracy surrounding the disastrous Jacobite rising of 1715. His adventures take him across the Highland Line, where he finds cruelty and some unlikely friends
Nova( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early days of World War I, Germany, determined to bring its British enemies to their knees, launched a new kind of terror campaign: bombing civilians from the sky. The aircraft delivering the lethal payloads weren't planes, they were Zeppelins, enormous airships, some the length of two football fields. With a team of engineers, explosives experts, and historians, NOVA investigates the secrets behind these deadly war machines
The lost world : being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E.D. Malone of the Daily gazette by Arthur Conan Doyle( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and German and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two scientists, a big game hunter, and a journalist travel to the Amazon rain forest. On a volcanic plateau, they discover an isolated world still inhabited by dinosaurs, climaxing in a chase scene with a Tyrannosaurus Rex
Approaches to teaching Scott's Waverley novels( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bombing Hitler's dams( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943 a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in history, destroying two gigantic dams in Germany's industrial heartland with a revolutionary bouncing bomb invented by British engineer Barnes Wallis. Now, with no blue-prints left behind, Hugh Hunt and a team of expert dam engineers, explosive experts and pilots try to re-create the extreme engineering challenges faced by Wallis and the pilots
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic fiction. Readers will love reading their favourite classics in this new Oxford world's classics series
The private memoirs and confessions of a justified sinner, written by himself, with a detail of curious traditionary facts and other evidence by the editor by James Hogg( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the supreme masterpieces of Romantic fiction and Scottish literature, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner is a terrifying tale of murder and amorality, and of one man's descent into madness and despair. James Hogg's sardonic novel follows a young man who, falling under the spell of a mysterious stranger who bears an uncanny likeness to himself, embarks on a career as a serial murderer. The memoirs are presented by a narrator whose attempts to explain the story only succeed in intensifying its more baffling and bizarre aspects. Is the young man the victim of a psychotic delusion, or has he been tempted by the devil to wage war against God's enemies? The authoritative and lively introduction by Ian Duncan covers the full range of historical and religious themes and contexts, offers a richer and more accurate consideration of the novel's relation to Romantic fiction than found elsewhere, and sheds new light on the novel's treatment of fanaticism. Copious notes identify the novel's historical, biblical, theological, and literary allusions. - Publisher
Methuselah tree( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Travel to a top-secret location high in the White Mountains of California and explore our stunning past through the life of a 26-foot bristlecone pine that quietly holds the title of 'Oldest living thing on earth, ' and is known as the Methuselah Tree"--Container
Carbon capture and storage : technologies, policies, economics, and implementation strategies by Saud M Al-Fattah( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on issues related to a suite of technologies known as ""Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), "" which can be used to capture and store underground large amounts of industrial CO2 emissions. It addresses how CCS should work, as well as where, why, and how these technologies should be deployed, emphasizing the gaps to be filled in terms of research and development, technology, regulations, economics, and public acceptance. The book is divided into three parts. The first part helps clarify the global context in which greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can be analyzed, highlights the imp
The lost world by Arthur Conan Doyle( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first in Arthur Conan Doyle's series of books featuring the popular character of Professor Challenger, The Lost World is a classic tale of adventure and discovery. A scientific team embarks on an expedition to a South American plateau in the Amazon rainforest, where they find a seemingly impenetrable and dangerous world that has been frozen in time since the age of dinosaurs. This new critical edition explores the cultural contexts of one of the most entertaining books ever written. - Publisher
The Island of Sheep by John Buchan( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and Italian and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Island of Sheep (1936), John Buchan's last thriller, features the return of Richard Hannay, the hero of The Thirty-Nine Steps, Greenmantle, Mr Standfast, and The Three Hostages. A long-lost comrade, a key to buried treasure, and a blood-feud jolt Hannay out of his comfortable but boring retirement. Remembering an oath sworn long ago under an African moon, he agrees to help the son of a former acquaintance seek refuge from a diabolical conspiracy. The action moves from England through the Scottish Borders to the Island of Sheep in the remote Norlands, where Hannay and his friends turn at last to confront the villains. Memorable for its vivid evocations of place, the novel reflects upon its own position at the end of Buchan's career, and at the end of a modern Scottish tradition of adventure romances." "This is the first critical edition of The Island of Sheep, with extensive notes and an introduction exploring the novel's themes and preoccupations in relation to Buchan's previous works."--BOOK JACKET
Green mansions; a romance of the tropical forest by W. H Hudson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Venezuelan, fleeing political strife in Caracas, plunges into the tropical forest and there discovers and loves the ethereal Rima, the sole survivor of a vanquished people
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Scotland and the borders of romanticism
Scott's shadow : the novel in Romantic EdinburghThe Edinburgh companion to James HoggScotland and the borders of romanticismIvanhoeModern romance and transformations of the novel : the Gothic, Scott, DickensRob RoyThe lost world : being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E.D. Malone of the Daily gazetteApproaches to teaching Scott's Waverley novels
Alternative Names
Duncan, Ian

Duncan, Ian Hamish.

Duncan, Ian Hamish 1955-

English (169)

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Italian (1)