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William Brendon and Son

Works: 136 works in 147 publications in 1 language and 4,014 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Biographies  Autobiographies  Poetry  Caricatures and cartoons  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Printer, Book producer
Classifications: PR5774, 917.2
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Most widely held works by William Brendon and Son
The humour of Homer, and other essays by Samuel Butler( Book )

1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Butler was regarded as an expert on ancient Greek literature, and several of his translations of texts from the period remain authoritative and continue to be used by scholars and students. This diverse collection brings together a number of essays, sketches, short stories and other pieces that offer a comprehensive introduction to Butler's incisive and engaging style
Phoenix : a summary of the inescapable conditions of world reorganisation by H. G Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The holy terror by H. G Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional biography of Rudolf "Rud" Whitlow, who builds a political party that slowly becomes a world dominant dictatorship. Wells wrote the work just before World War II as Hitler was consolidating his power in Germany
Selected poems of Alice Meynell by Alice Meynell( Book )

1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fate of homo sapiens : an unemotional statement of the things that are happening to him now, and of the immediate possibilities confronting him by H. G Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new world order : whether it is attainable, how it can be attained, and what sort of world a world at peace will have to be by H. G Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, H.G. Wells wanted to set down as compactly, clearly, as usefully as possible the gist of what he had learned about war and peace in the course of his life. He had no intention of writing peace propaganda, but rather attempted to state the things that must be done and the price that must be paid for world peace if anyone really wanted to achieve it
Far off things by Arthur Machen( Book )

2 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Llewelyn Jones was born on March 3rd, 1863 in Carleleon in Monmouthshire, Wales. His father had adopted his wife's maiden name, Machen, to inherit a legacy, legally becoming "Jones-Machen"; his son was baptised under that name. Later he shortened it to Arthur Machen, as a pen name. An early and avid reader, Arthur read books far beyond his years the results of which ensured a firm foundation in literature. At eleven, Arthur boarded at Hereford Cathedral School. However family poverty ruled out attendance at university, and Arthur was sent to London to sit exams to attend medical school but failed to get in. Arthur, however, showed literary promise, publishing in 1881 a long poem "Eleusinia." In London, he lived in relative poverty, attempting to work as a journalist, as a publisher's clerk, and as a children's tutor while writing in the evening and going on long rambling walks across London. By 1884 he published his second work, 'The Anatomy of Tobacco', and worked with the publisher and bookseller George Redway. This led to further work as a translator from French. In 1887, Arthur married Amelia Hogg, an unconventional music teacher with a passion for the theatre. Soon after the marriage, Arthur began to receive a series of legacies from Scottish relatives that allowed him to devote more time to writing. Around 1890 Arthur began to publish in literary magazine. This led to his first major success, 'The Great God Pan'. It was published in 1894 was widely denounced for its sexual and horrific content and of course sold extremely well. In 1899, Amelia died of cancer after a long period of illness. Arthur was devastated. His recovery was helped by his a change of career to acting. By 1901 he was a member of Frank Benson's company of travelling players. In 1902 Arthur managed to find a publisher in 1902 for 'Hieroglyphics', an analysis of the nature of literature. Arthur married Dorothie Purefoy Hudleston, in 1902. In 1906 Machen's literary career began once more as the book 'The House of Souls' collected his most notable works of the nineties and brought them to a new audience. By 1910 Arthur accepted a full-time journalist's job at Alfred Harmsworth's Evening News. In February 1912 his son Hilary was born, and a daughter Janet in 1917. The coming of war in 1914 saw Arthur return to the public eye with 'The Bowmen' and the publicity surrounding the "Angels of Mons" episode. He published a series of stories capitalizing on this success, the most notable 'The Great Return' (1915) and 'The Terror' (1917). The year 1922 saw 'The Secret Glory' published, as was the first volume of his autobiography 'Far Off Things', and new editions of Machen's Casanova, The House of Souls and The Hill of Dreams all came out. Arthur's works had now found a new audience and publishers in America. By 1926 the boom in republication was mostly over, and Arthur's income dropped. In 1927, he became a manuscript reader for the publisher Ernest Benn until 1933. By 1929, Arthur and his family had moved to Amersham, Buckinghamshire. In 1932 he received a Civil List pension of ℗Đ100 per annum in 1932, but the loss of work from Benn's a year later made things difficult once more. Arthur's finances finally stabilised with a literary appeal in 1943 for his eightieth birthday. The names on the appeal show the recognition of Machen's stature as a distinguished man of letters. They included Max Beerbohm, T. S. Eliot, Bernard Shaw, Walter de la Mare, Algernon Blackwood, and John Masefield. The success of the appeal allowed Arthur to live the last few years of his life in relative comfort, until his death at age 84 on December 15th, 1947 in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire
Napoleon in exile, Elba : from the entry of the allies into Paris on the 31st March 1814 to the return of Napoleon from Elba and his landing at Golfe Jouan on the 1st March 1815 by Norwood Young( Book )

2 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mornings in Mexico by D. H Lawrence( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays and travel pieces by the great English writer, drawing on his experiences in Mexico and the Southwest in the 1920s
Through Bolshevik Russia by Ethel Snowden( Book )

1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things near and far by Arthur Machen( Book )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The note-books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler( Book )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited by Butler's friend and posthumous biographer, Henry Festing Jones, this volume is a compendium of Butler's thoughts, insights, and reflections, gathered over the course of his lifetime. In addition to his descriptions of incidents and conversations from his life, there are Butler's fascinating musings on such subjects as philosophy, music, art, literature, morality, biology, and natural history
The tales of D.H. Lawrence by D. H Lawrence( Book )

1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Shelley by Richard Church( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Central Africa; an attempt to give some account of a portion of the territories under British influence north of the Zambezi by Harry Johnston( Book )

1 edition published in 1897 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of contemporary poetry ; post-war to the present( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can't be too careful by H. G Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satirical novel of one Englishman, a Mr. Edward Albert Tewler, from cradle to grave and his thoughts on religion, politics, education and sex
Babes in the darkling wood : a novel by H. G Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stella has it all - looks, intelligence and an undergraduate place at Cambridge, not to mention Gemini, her fervent admirer at Oxford. Stella and Gemini, the two babes of the story, come increasingly under the influence of a rather impressive psycho-therapeutist whose groundbreaking theories capture their imaginations. But when tragedy strikes they are soon to learn that intellectualism brings cold comfort. When James is disowned by his wrathful relatives, he goes to Russia, is trapped in the Balkans by the war, sees all sorts of atrocities and goes to pieces mentally and physically. It takes months of therapy to bring him back to normal - and to Stella
Adventures of Roger L'Estrange : sometime captain in the Florida army, of his excellency the Marquis Hernando de Soto ... by Dominick Daly( Book )

2 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Brendon and Son

Brendon, William (Firme)

W. Brendon & Son

W. Brendon and Son

William Brendon & Son

Wm. Brendon & Son

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