WorldCat Identities

Strahan, William 1715-1785

Overview
Works: 735 works in 982 publications in 1 language and 5,263 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Poetry  Biography  Sermons  Dictionaries  Portraits  Diaries  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Printer, Bookseller, Editor, Book producer
Classifications: HB161, 330
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about  William Strahan Publications about William Strahan
Publications by  William Strahan Publications by William Strahan
posthumous Publications by William Strahan, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about William Strahan
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by William Strahan
A journey to the western islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1775 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Full e-text
The life of David Hume, Esq by David Hume ( )
7 editions published in 1777 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of America by William Robertson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1777 and 1780 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems of Ossian by James Macpherson ( )
3 editions published in 1785 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ossian, the legendary poet, is today believed to be entirely the creation of James McPherson, but hey, he mixed in some great Celtic stories, right? -- Kessinger Publishing webpage
The works of the English poets with prefaces, biographical and critical by Samuel Johnson ( )
in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith ( Book )
3 editions published between 1776 and 1784 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (generally referred to by the short title The Wealth of Nations) is the masterpiece of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. It was first published in 1776. It is an account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, as well as a rhetorical piece written for the generally educated individual of the 18th century - advocating a free market economy as more productive and more beneficial to society. The book is often considered to have laid the basic groundwork for modern economic theory" -- from Wikipedia
The ecclesiastical law by Richard Burn ( Book )
5 editions published between 1767 and 1781 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dialogues concerning natural religion by David Hume ( Book )
2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion is a philosophical work written by the Scottish philosopher David Hume. Through dialogue, three fictional characters named Demea, Philo, and Cleanthes debate the nature of God's existence. While all three agree that a god exists, they differ sharply in opinion on God's nature or attributes and how, or if, humankind can come to knowledge of a deity. In the Dialogues, Hume's characters debate a number of arguments for the existence of God, and arguments whose proponents believe through which we may come to know the nature of God. Such topics debated include t
The history of the decline & fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
5 editions published between 1777 and 1788 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire compresses thirteen turbulent centuries into an epic narrative shot through with insight, irony and incisive character analysis." "Famously sceptical about Christianity, unexpectedly sympathetic to the barbarian invaders and the Byzantine Empire, constantly aware of how political leaders often achieve the exact opposite of what they intend, Gibbon was alert to both the broad pattern of events and the significant revealing detail. Attacked for its enlightened views on politics, sexuality and religion, the first volume was none the less soon to be found 'on every table' and was widely acclaimed for the elegance of its prose. Gripping, powerfully intelligent and wonderfully entertaining, it is the greatest work of history in the English language, and ranks as one of the literary masterpieces of its age." "This abridgement is based on David Womersley's three-volume Penguin Classics edition of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Complete chapters from all three volumes, linked by extended bridging passages, capture the style, the argument and the architecture of the whole work." --Book Jacket
A tour through Sicily and Malta In a series of letters to William Beckford, Esq. of Somerly in Suffolk; from P. Brydone by P Brydone ( Book )
4 editions published between 1773 and 1776 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sermons of Mr. Yorick by Laurence Sterne ( Book )
2 editions published in 1773 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The plays of William Shakespeare : in eight volumes : with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators : to which are added notes by William Shakespeare ( Book )
2 editions published between 1765 and 1768 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems on several occasions By Mr. John Gay. by Thomas Parnell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1775 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres by Hugh Blair ( Book )
4 editions published between 1783 and 1785 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manuscript, in a single hand, of copies of 39 lectures on rhetoric. Each lecture is organized around a single topic which include the nature and use of criticism; metaphor; hyperbole; rules of figurative language; and the history and types of eloquence. Lecture 6, on language, explores the development of metaphor in "the first ages," when men lacked the vocabulary necessary to describe the objects around them, and includes the language of the Cherokee nations of Canada in the category of such societies. Lecture 27, in discussing oral delivery, describes the three pitches of a man's voice; and the last two lectures in the collection declare tragedy more noble than comedy and explain the importance of the sentiments
Samuel Johnson's private interview with George III : the Strahan minute ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Rambler In four volumes. by Samuel Johnson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1784 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.75 (from 0.00 for Benjamin F ... to 1.00 for Smollett's ...)
Alternative Names
Strachan, William 1715-1785
Strahan Gulielmus 1715-1785
Strahan, W.
Strahan, W. 1715-1785
Strahan, W. (William), 1715-1785
Strahan William I 1715-1785
Languages
English (123)