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Morris, Jan 1926-2020

Works: 519 works in 2,213 publications in 12 languages and 47,610 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Case studies  Diaries  Travel writing  Guidebooks  Personal narratives  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Performer, Other, Illustrator, wpr, br=, Narrator, Creator, b=b, Collector, win, pre, Author of dialog
Classifications: DA16, B
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Pax Britannica : the climax of an empire by Jan Morris( Book )

40 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second in the trilogy, this work captures the British empire at its dazzling climax-the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, celebrated as a festival of imperial strength, unity and splendor. Portrays the British at the height of their vigor, imposing their traditions and tastes on peoples of the world
Oxford by Jan Morris( Book )

65 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed description of the historical background, customs and antiquities of Oxford, England and its famed University
Heaven's command; an imperial progress by Jan Morris( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicting the rise and decline of the British Empire, this text tells the story from Queen Victoria's accession in 1837 to her diamond jubilee in 1897
Farewell the trumpets : an imperial retreat by Jan Morris( Book )

33 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This concluding volume brings readers up to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965
The Oxford book of Oxford by Jan Morris( Book )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this anthology Jan Morris traces the history of the University from its foundation in the Middle Ages through to the twentieth century, combining extracts from contemporary observers with her own commentary." "The reader is invited to view the development of the college system, the creation of the Bodleian, and Magdalen's defiance of James II. The life and times of Oxford are exalted or derided by writers ranging from the antiquarian Anthony Wood to Evelyn Waugh, Dr Johnson and Mr Gladstone, Hilaire Belloc and Thomas Hardy. Unworldly scholars and eccentric dons walk the pages, accompanied by the great characters of Oxford such as Benjamin Jowett, Sir Maurice Bowra, and William Spooner."--Jacket
Journeys by Jan Morris( )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descibes a succession of journeys undertaken in the early 1980s, some to places far away and exotic, some to places more familiar. Whether writing about Aberdeen or Shanghai, Morris captures the flavour of the places she visits with wit and perceptiveness
The road to Huddersfield: a journey to five continents by James Morris( Book )

14 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The matter of Wales : epic views of a small country by Jan Morris( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel through Wales and epic view of a small country
Hong Kong = [Hsiang-kang] by Jan Morris( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Hong Kong from its days as a British opium port controlled by scoundrels and looks ahead to 1997 when Hong Kong becomes part of the People's Republic of China
Spain by Jan Morris( Book )

47 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this universally praised celebration of Spain, Jan Morris magically captures the essence of the country and its people, brilliantly weaving together history, legend, landscape, architecture, religion, character and anecdote into a fascinating picture
The Venetian Empire : a sea voyage by Jan Morris( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Venice by Jan Morris( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Venice, Italy. Includes history, sights, seasons, arts, food, and people
Manhattan '45 by Jan Morris( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1945, New York City stood at the pinnacle of its cultural and economic power. Never again would the city possess the unique mixture of innocence and sophistication, romance and formality, generosity and confidence that characterized it in this moment of triumph. In Manhattan '45, acclaimed travel writer and historian Jan Morris evokes the city in all its romantic grandeur. From its beguilingly idiosyncratic architectural style to its unmistakable slang, postwar New York springs to life through Morris's brisk, affectionate prose. Morris visits Wall Street, Harlem, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side. She rides the trollies, the El, the Hudson River ferries, and the Twentieth Century Limited. She dines at Schrafft's and Le Pavillon, drinks ale at McSorley's Saloon, sips Manhattans at the Manhattan Club, and spots celebrities at El Morocco. She meets Fiorello La Guardia, Robert Moses, Leo Durocher, I. B. Singer, and Dizzy Gillespie. She tours the tenements of Hell's Kitchen and the Gashouse district, as well as the Foundling Hospital, where the crushing realities of poverty belie the unchallenged exuberance of the age. Taking into account both Social Register and slum, Manhattan '45 celebrates New York's Golden Age as a time when, for one unrepeatable moment in history, anything seemed possible."--BOOK JACKET
The spectacle of empire : style, effect and the Pax Britannica by Jan Morris( Book )

13 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stones of Venice by John Ruskin( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ruskin, Victorian England's greatest writer on art and literature, believed himself an adopted son of Venice, and his feelings for this city are exquisitely expressed in The Stones of Venice. This edition contains Ruskin's famous essay "The Nature of Gothic," a marvelously descriptive tour of Venice before its postwar restoration. As Ruskin wrote in 1851, "Thank God I am here, it is a Paradise of Cities."
Stones of empire : the buildings of the Raj by Jan Morris( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the whole range of British constructions in India. The text and photographs illustrate these buildings not simply as physical objects, but as reflections of an empire's mingled emotions and changing history
Venice by Jan Morris( Book )

60 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an immersion in Venetian life and character, set against the background of the city's past. It analyzes the particular temperament of Venetians, as well as its waterways, its architecture, its bridges, its tourists, its curiosities, its smells, sounds, lights and colours
The Hashemite kings by Jan Morris( Book )

31 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Hashemites are the oldest, proudest, most romantic and most tragic family of Greater Arabia. When the Arabs revolted against their Ottoman overlords, Hashemite fortunes became inseparably linked with those of Britain. The Hashemite Kings traces the strange history of this relationship, from its beginnings in the conspiracy and desert warfare, through the great days of the Hashemite Kingdoms to the assassinations and horrors of Baghdad in 1958. This dramatic story is shaped by the conflicting forces and ideas that govern the politics and passions of the Middle East. Colourful figures move through it - T.E. Lawrence, Ibn Suad, Glubb Pasha, Nasser - but the narrative is dominated by the Hashemite Kings themselves and told with Jan Morris's customary verve, panache and intelligence."--Publisher's description
Sydney by Jan Morris( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built upon a penal colony, Sydney is a city that bears the mark of its hard-knocks history. This author weaves that past into the present, finding ghosts of the city's rebellious founders in the vibrancy and puck of today's populace. The result is an intimate portrait of the city that forms the spiritual heart of Australia
The presence of Spain by Jan Morris( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and German and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptive essays and photographs of Spain's history and national life: its castles, Catholic cathedrals and monasteries, Moslem mosques, and images of its people
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.08 for Contact! : ... to 0.75 for Traveling ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
OxfordHeaven's command; an imperial progressFarewell the trumpets : an imperial retreatThe Oxford book of OxfordJourneysHong Kong = [Hsiang-kang]SpainThe world of Venice
Alternative Names
Jan Morris Awdures a hanesydd o Gymraes

Jan Morris Brits historica

Jan Morris brittisk författare och journalist

Jan Morris historiadora británica

Jan Morris historiane britike

Jan Morris historienne britannique

Jan Morris 'n Walliese geskiedkundige, outeur en reisskrywer

Jan Morris walische Reporterin, Historikerin und Schriftstellerin

Jan Morris Welsh historian, author and travel writer

Jan Morrisová

Morris, Catherine Jan

Morris, Catherine Jan 1926-

Morris, Catherine Jan, 1926-2020

Morris J. H. 1926-

Morris James

Morris, James 1926-...

Morris, James 1926-2020

Morris James 1926-2021?

Morris, James Humphrey

Morris, James Humphrey 1926-

Morris, James Humphrey, 1926-2020

Morris, James Humphry

Morris, James Humphry 1926-

Morris, James Humphry 1926-2020

Morris, James Humprhrey

Morris, Jan

Morris, Jan 1926-

Morys, Twm.

Моррис Я. 1926-

Моррис, Ян

جان موريس مؤرخة وكاتبة بريطانية

موريس، جيمس، 1926-

چان موريس

জ্যান মরিস ব্রিটিশ ইতিহাসবেত্তা

모리스, 쟌 1926-


ジャン・モリス 1926-

モリス, ジャン

モリス, ジャン‏ 1926-


简·莫里斯 1926-

莫里斯, 珍