WorldCat Identities

Selwyn, David

Overview
Works: 9 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 2,118 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Biography  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PR4036, 821.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Selwyn
The poetry of Jane Austen and the Austen family( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 446 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
Thomas Cranmer : churchman and scholar by Thomas Cranmer( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen and children by David Selwyn( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 255 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 )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen's novels portray a leisured society of gentlemen and ladies who do not need to work. Even the minority of clergymen, soldiers and sailors - men with professions - are almost never seen working. Jane Austen herself, despite responsibility for some domestic tasks, wrote as a woman of leisure. Yet leisure, the distinguishing mark of a gentleman, was not meant to be an excuse for idleness. The proper use of leisure to fulfil duties, to read and to think, and above all to pursue social relations in a world where family and marriage for the propertied was of central importance, was a vit
Collected poems and verse of the Austen family by Jane Austen( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 61 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 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen : collected poems and verse of the Austen family( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.03 for Jane Auste ... to 0.79 for Readers, p ...)

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

Selwyn, David Gordon

Languages
English (38)

Covers
Thomas Cranmer : churchman and scholarJane Austen and childrenJane Austen and leisureCollected poems and verse of the Austen familyJane Austen : collected poems and verse of the Austen family