Anthony Powell: bibliography and aspects of publishing history

Lilley, George (2002) Anthony Powell: bibliography and aspects of publishing history. Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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The thesis is presented in two parts. The second part is the authorised, descriptive and enumerative bibliography of the works of the English novelist Anthony Powell (1905-2000). A first version of the bibliography was published in 1993, and was placed on a short-list of three works in 1994 for the Library Association Besterman Medal. The bibliography covers the major British editions of his books, and the first American hardback editions, together with examples of the major American paperback series. It provides full physical bibliographical descriptions; gives some account of the publishing history of each book including information about its textual history since publication and, where possible, print numbers or sales figures; lists his other published writings including contributions to periodicals, appearance in anthologies or other collective works, introductions or forewords, and edited works. In the entry for the poem Caledonia (A.4), I have given as part of the “Notes", an account of its textual history and of investigations into the circumstances of its printing.The first part explores aspects of the publishing history of Powell’s works and of his professional approach to authorship. It examines his changing views on the length and structure of his magnumopus, the twelve-novel sequence A Dance to the Music of Time, and its manner of publication; his textual concerns; his interest in the visual appearance of his books; and his changing views on their adaptation for radio and television.This study draws upon primary archival sources which are fully documented.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: Natalie Williams
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2022 08:12
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2022 01:02

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