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Selwyn, David

Overview
Works: 13 works in 57 publications in 2 languages and 2,597 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Publisher
Classifications: PR4036, 821.7
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Most widely held works by David Selwyn
The poetry of Jane Austen and the Austen family by Jane Austen( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As in many households in the late eighteenth century, writing verses was a pastime with the Austen family, and the composition of ingenious riddles and charades provided a source of lively entertainment. This volume of verses by Jane Austen and her family contains all the known poems by Jane herself as well as a selection of work by her mother, her sister Cassandra, four of her brothers, her uncle James, her nieces Anna and Fanny, her nephew James Edward and other relatives. David Selwyn provides an introduction and full explanatory notes; his transcriptions, taken from autograph manuscripts or from the earliest copies, are precise in terms of spelling punctuation and layout
Jane Austen and children by David Selwyn( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book ... looks at both the real and the literary children in her life--children seen and unseen (and dead); children as models of behaviour, good and bad; as objects of affection, amusement, usefulness, pity, regret, jealousy, resentment; children in the way; children as excuses; children as heirs. In the process it casts fascinating light on a hitherto largely ignored aspect of her work and the age in which she lived."--Book flap
Jane Austen and leisure by David Selwyn( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The smooth working of society depended on a round of visits, dinners and evening parties, sometimes enlivened by cards, music, dancing or amateur theatricals; and there were also regular outings to balls and assemblies, plays and concerts. Bath and other spas were active centres of entertainment of all kinds; and the seaside resort was steadily growing in importance. Jane Austen experienced all these herself and put them to good use in her novels; but she also registered the act that quiet, solitary pursuits such as reading, walking or the inevitable needlework might be more to the taste of a Fanny Price or an Anne Elliot. Male characters employ their leisure in a number of sports, often glimpsed offstage - shooting, hunting, racing, gaming."--BOOK JACKET. "Jane Austen and Leisure identifies leisure and its use as a central characteristic of Jane Austen's work."--BOOK JACKET
Collected poems and verse of the Austen family by Jane Austen( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poems of James Austen : Jane Austen's eldest brother by James Austen( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fugitive pieces : trifles light as air by James Edward Austen-Leigh( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems, many of them written in his youth, are interspersed with charming silhouette pictures by James Edward Austen-Leigh himself. The poems are published for the first time
Jane Austen : a celebration( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As we enter the third millennium, Jane Austen is more popular than ever. Not only her six novels, which have been dramatised, televised and filmed, but her letters and poems are alive and well. Her style, her distinctive sensibility and her no-nonsense but subtle sense of character and motive, keep her a the heart of our concerns. Maggie Lane and David Selwyn bring together in this celebration over a century of individual testimony to the abiding value of Jane Austen. They include, too, a few dissenting voices. Other novelists, teachers, politicians, actors and general readers share our passion for the 'comedian' (Bruce Chatwin), the 'unpretentious philosopher' (Lord David Cecil), the 'calm gaze' (David Kossoff), the 'genius' (Barbara Pym) that she was. There is nothing tame about her mannerly world; as W.H. Auden says, 'Beside her Joyce seems innocent as grass.' -- Book cover
Jane Austen : collected poems and verse of the Austen family( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readers, printers, churchmen, and travellers : essays in honour of David Selwyn( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fugitive pieces : trifles light as air : the poems of James Edward Austen-Leigh ; nephew and biographer of Jane Austen by James Edward Austen-Leigh( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Geste and his books : reconstructing the library of a Cambridge don and Elizabethan bishop by David G Selwyn( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Edmund Geste, probably pronounced 'Guest', (c. 1515-1577) studied at King's College, Cambridge, where he became a fellow in 1536 under Henry VIII, rising to become Vice-Provost under Edward VI in 1550 before being expelled under Queen Mary. With the accession of Queen Elizabeth, he embarked on an ecclesiastical career, becoming Archdeacon of Canterbury (1559), Bishop of Rochester (1560), and finally Bishop of Salisbury in 1571. During all this time, he gradually amassed a considerable library which he left to his cathedral of Salisbury on his death. Dr Selwyn presents an account of Geste's career as a book collector, with a detailed study of his confessional journey from the 'old religion' to Elizabethan Protestantism. As well as the documentary sources, Dr Selwyn examines the evidence of the books themselves and Geste's use of them as shown by his often extensive annotations. He presents studies of the earlier provenance of the books, the bookbinders he used, and his theological interests in so far as these can be inferred from the range of authors, English and continental, in his collection. The book has indexes of publishers and printers, bindings, provenances and annotations, and also the pastedowns, many of which have been identified by Dr Christopher de Hamel and include many leaves from medieval manuscripts and printed books, some of considerable significance."--
Jane Austen in time : a Millennium compilation( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The poetry of Jane Austen and the Austen family
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Selwyn, David

Selwyn David G.

Selwyn, David Gordon

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Jane Austen and childrenJane Austen and leisureCollected poems and verse of the Austen familyJane Austen : a celebrationJane Austen : collected poems and verse of the Austen familyJane Austen in time : a Millennium compilation