Imatge de l'autor

F. E. Halliday (1903–1982)

Autor/a de England: A Concise History

29+ obres 627 Membres 5 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

Crèdit de la imatge: Frank Ernest Halliday

Obres de F. E. Halliday

England: A Concise History (1964) 194 exemplars
The Life of Shakespeare (1998) 72 exemplars
Shakespeare and his World (1956) 57 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
A History of Cornwall (1975) 35 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Cult of Shakespeare (1957) 18 exemplars
Wordsworth and His World (1970) 15 exemplars
Shakespeare in His Age (1971) 15 exemplars
Chaucer and His World (2001) 12 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Doctor Johnson (1968) 12 exemplars
Shakespeare and his critics (2013) 11 exemplars
Thomas Hardy: His Life and Work (1984) 6 exemplars, 1 ressenya

Obres associades

The Book of Marvels (1941) — Editor — 451 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Survey of Cornwall (1969) — Editor, algunes edicions23 exemplars

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Nom oficial
Halliday, Frank Ernest
Data de naixement
1903-02-10
Data de defunció
1982-03-26
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
País (per posar en el mapa)
UK
Lloc de naixement
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK
Llocs de residència
St Ives, Cornwall, England, UK
Educació
Giggleswick School, North Yorkshire, England, UK
King's College, Cambridge (MA, 1928)
Professions
teacher
writer
Organitzacions
Cheltenham College

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This was a broad sweeping but seemingly concise history of Cornwall. I "needed" to get some background and context for a novel I'm reading about the English Civil War, Du Maurier's The King's General. I specifically wanted to locate more information on Sir Richard Grenville, who led the King's forces in Cornwall, among other places. I must confess that I did not read the entire book, but began with the dissolutions of the monasteries and the Tudors and finished with the defeat if the Spanish Armada (both outside this time period of the English Civil War). I did get some good information about the English Civil War, Charles I, Charles II (then the Duke of Cornwall), Oliver Cromwell, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, etc. Only one line about Richard Grenville. However, I do feel that I am more versed about Cornwall, their Royalist support, and their subsequent loss(es) to the Cromwell's armies. Read about 70 pages… (més)
 
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Tess_W | Jun 10, 2024 |
Si en la literatura universal existen algunos autores prodigiosos cuyo atractivo artístico y literario no hace sino crecer con el paso del tiempo, es indudable que el escritor inglés William Shakespeare es uno de ellos. El genio de Shakespeare ha trascendido épocas, países y lenguas, hasta el punto de que sus obras resuenan en la cultura occidental con un lenguaje y una amplitud semejantes a los que poseen los mitos más antiguos.

F. E. Halliday, crítico especialista en la literatura inglesa de los siglos XVI y XVII, traza un espléndido retrato del autor inglés y de su época en una obra que justifica sobradamente su conclusión final: Shakespeare es ese hombre al que todos nos gustaría tener como amigo.… (més)
 
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Eucalafio | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 22, 2022 |
El genio de Shakespeare ha trascendido épocas, países y lenguas. Sus obras resuenan en la cultura universal. Una obra que permite sumergirnos en la vida de este gran hombre.
 
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hernanvillamil | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 12, 2020 |
Though nonfiction isn't really my favorite, I enjoyed this one. It read like a story and when it got to the parts talking about Chaucer's literary works, it actually explained what it was talking about. It didn't assume I knew anything about The Canterbury Tales let alone any of his more obscure poems. It was also full of pictures so I could see and understand where everything was taking place.

My favorite part is that Chaucer is extremely relatable, at least for me, and he was funny. I mean, this one couplet in The Canterbury Tales had me rolling.

"'By God,' quod he, 'for plainly at a word,
Thy drasty rhyming in not worth a turd.'"

I definitely want to check out Chaucer's tales now.
… (més)
 
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Rhydion | Oct 30, 2017 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
29
També de
2
Membres
627
Popularitat
#40,191
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
5
ISBN
64
Llengües
7

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