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Small, Helen

Works: 32 works in 217 publications in 1 language and 8,489 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Satire  Satirical literature  Novels  Political fiction  History  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, Contributor
Classifications: PR4172, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Helen Small
The long life by Helen Small( )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this accessibly written study Helen Small ranges widely from the writings of Plato through to recent philosophical work by Derek Parfit, Bernard Williams and others, and from Shakespeare's King Lear through works by Thomas Mann, Balzac, Dickens, Beckett, to more recent writings by Bellow, Roth, and Coetzee
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë( )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wuthering Heights is one of the most famous love stories in the English language, and a potent tale of revenge. This new edition explores its extraordinary power and unique style and narrative structure, and includes a selection of poems by Emily Brontë
The lifted veil ; Brother Jacob by George Eliot( )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1859, The Lifted Veil is a dark fantasy woven from contemporary scientific interest in the brain. Published as a companion piece, Brother Jacob is a satirical modern fable which draws parallels between eating and reading
The value of the humanities by Helen Small( )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Value of the Humanities provides a critical account of the principal arguments used to defend the value of the Humanities. The claims considered are: that the Humanities study the meaning-making practices of culture, and bring to their work a distinctive understanding of what constitutes knowledge and understanding; that, though useful to society in many ways, they remain laudably at odds with, or at a remove from, instrumental use value; that they contribute to human happiness; that they are a force for democracy; and that they are a good in themselves, to be valued "for their own sake." Engaging closely with contemporary literary and philosophical work in the field from the UK and US, Helen Small distinguishes between arguments that retain strong Victorian roots (Mill on happiness; Arnold on use value) and those that have developed or been substantially altered since. Unlike many works in this field, The Value of the Humanities is not a polemic or a manifesto. Its purpose is to explore the grounds for each argument, and to test its validity for the present day. Tough-minded, alert to changing historical conditions for argument and changing styles of rhetoric, it promises to sharpen the terms of the public debate
Love's madness : medicine, the novel, and female insanity, 1800-1865 by Helen Small( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love's Madness is an important new contribution to the interdisciplinary study of insanity. Focusing on the figure of the love-mad woman, Helen Small presents a significant reassessment of the ways in which British medical writers and novelists of the nineteenth century thought about madness, about femininity, and about narrative convention. At the centre of the book are studies of novels by Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, Charlotte Bronte, Wilkie Collins, and Charles Dickens, but Small also brings out the historical and literary interest of hitherto neglected writings by Charles Maturin, Lady Caroline Lamb, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, and others
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of a man in debtor's prison makes a life of her own
The public intellectual by Helen Small( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume shifts the usual focus of writing about intellectuals both geographically and historically. Although the contributors are all British or American, several have other national affiliations, and most have written essays that are geographically comparative. At the same time, they also stretch by several centuries the historical time span usually felt to be pertinent to the debate
The practice and representation of reading in England by James Raven( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature, science, psychoanalysis, 1830-1970 : essays in honour of Gillian Beer( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by Gillian Beer's work on literature and science, this volume presents 14 essays by leading American and British writers. They focus on the evolutionary sciences in the 19th century; the early years of psychoanalysis; and the modern development of the physical sciences
The Eustace diamonds by Anthony Trollope( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lizzie Eustace is young, beautiful, and widowed. Her determination to hold on to the Eustace family's diamond necklace in the face of legal harassment by her brother-in-law's solicitor entangles her in a series of crimes - apparent and real - and contrived love-affairs
The last chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Hogglestock believed their parson to be innocent; but then all Hogglestock believed him to be mad.'Josiah Crawley lives with his family in the parish of Hogglestock, East Barsetshire, where he is perpetual curate. Impoverished like his parishioners, Crawley is hard-working and respected but he is an unhappy, disappointed man, ill-suited to cope when calamity strikes. He is accused of stealing a cheque to pay off his debts; too proud to defend himself, he risks ruin and disgrace unless the truth can be brought to light. Crawley's predicament divides the community into those who seek to help
Gallia by Ménie Muriel Dowie( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since their only child Gallia decided to get a university education about five years ago, Lord and Lady Hamesthwaite have been carefully watching their daughter's silent alienation from their world and have had their doubts if she will ever consent to marry one of the eligible young men that present themselves to the family. Gallia is attractive, healthy and clever but all the men around her agree that she never behaves in an easy-going, coquettish manner. Family and friends are occasionally shocked by the topics she chooses for polite conversation, such as politics or sex. Since her Oxford days, Gallia has known Hubert Essex, who has embarked on an academic career and does research on Darwinian theory. It is Essex with whom Gallia genuinely falls in love. Her honesty compels her to confess her love for him, and she is devastated when she is rejected by Essex. When he tells her bluntly that his "life has no need of" her, Gallia knows that she will never be able to experience romantic love again. What Essex omits from his speech is the fact that he is suffering from a hereditary heart condition and that he is very likely to die young. When Gallia is introduced to Mark Gurdon, an ambitious social climber who wants to get ahead within the British Civil Service, and when she realizes that he is handsome, healthy, and virile, she chooses him to be the father of her future child, or children. Gurdon, whose guiding principle in life is decency, is keeping a mistress in a studio flat in London who resorts to a self-induced abortion to terminate a pregnancy just at the time when Gurdon starts being attracted by Gallia. But Gallia does not mind: when he proposes to her, she accepts but makes it clear right from the start that she will never be able to love him
Vanity fair : a novel without a hero by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becky Sharp is sharp, calculating, and determined to succeed. Craving wealth and a position in society, she charms, hoodwinks, manipulates everyone she meets, rising in the world as she attaches herself to a succession of rich men. Becky's fortunes are contrasted with those of her best friend Amelia, who has none of Becky's wit and vitality but whose gentle-heartedness attracts the devotion of the loyal Dobbin. Set during the Napoleonic wars, Vanity Fair follows Becky as she cuts a swathe through Regency society. Thackeray paints a panoramic portrait of the age, with war, money and national identity his great subjects. The battle for social success is as fierce as the battle of Waterloo, and its casualties as stricken. The satire is at once biting and profound, sparing none in a clear-eyed exposure of a world on the make. Thackeray's skepticism of human motives borders on cynicism yet Vanity Fair is among the funniest novels of the Victorian age. This new edition includes all Thackeray's original illustrations. - Publisher
Vanity fair by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Novel without a Hero is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in 184748, satirizing society in early 19th-century Britain. The book's title comes from John Bunyan's allegorical story The Pilgrim's Progress, first published in 1678 and still widely read at the time of Thackeray's novel. Vanity fair refers to a stop along the pilgrim's progress: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent man's sinful attachment to worldly things. The novel is now considered a classic, and has inspired several film adaptations
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Dorrit is Amy, born in debtor's prison, the youngest child of debtor William Dorrit, an inmate of the Marshalsea. The two are befriended by a man whose wife hires Little Dorrit as a seamstress. When William Dorrit inherits a fortune, he escapes the Marshalsea. The family, assuming a station befitting their wealth, travel to Italy
The Eustace diamonds by Anthony Trollope( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who owns the Eustace Diamonds? Lizzie Eustace claims that Sir Florian Eustace, her late husband, gave them to her. But Mr. Camperdown, the family solicitor, insists that they are an heirloom, to be passed down from generation to generation. Lizzie is both beautiful and clever, yet Mr. Camperdown believes her to be a scheming liar. And Mr. Camperdown is right! The battle for the diamonds rages until a robbery intervenes and they disappear. Or do they ...?
Pickett soybean : a variety resistant to cyst nematode by North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The absorption of inorganic salts by non-ionic resins (a new absorptive mechanism) by J Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lifted veil by George Eliot( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latimer, a sensitive and intellectual man, finds he has clairvoyant powers, and, when he meets Bertha Grant, he refuses to heed the warning visions
Dare soybean : a new early variety for North Carolina by North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The long life
Wuthering HeightsThe lifted veil ; Brother JacobLove's madness : medicine, the novel, and female insanity, 1800-1865Little DorritThe public intellectualThe practice and representation of reading in EnglandLiterature, science, psychoanalysis, 1830-1970 : essays in honour of Gillian BeerThe Eustace diamonds
Alternative Names
Helen Small académica británica

Helen Small British academic

Small, H.

Small, H. (Helen)

Small, Helen W.

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