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Barnsley: Wharncliffe Transport, 2009. From hauling the first non-stop express from London to Edinburgh in 1928 and breaking the 100mph barrier in 1934, to being sold in 1963, and to its final home at the York National Railway Centre, The Flying Scotsman has a rich and, at times, controversial history.It has travelled across the USA and steamed across Australia, changed owners and colour and sold for the highest price ever paid for a locomotive. Relive the great age of steam and follow the making of the legend that is apple green and called Flying Scotsman. An informative and highly illustrated account of British Steam engines and railways, which includes concise, appealing articles on locomotive development and industrial progress.. Hard Cover. New/New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall., Wharncliffe Transport, 2009, New York. 1979. Putnam. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 215 pages. May 1979. hardcover. Robert Nye (born 1939) is an English poet who has also written novels and plays as well as stories for children. His bestselling novel FALSTAFF published in 1976 was described by Michael Ratcliffe (writing in the Times) as 'one of the most ambitious and seductive novels of the decade,' and went on to win both The Hawthornden Prize and Guardian Prize for fiction. The novel was also included in Anthony Burgess's 99 NOVELS: THE BEST IN ENGLISH SINCE 1939 (1984). Robert Nye was born in London in 1939. His father was a civil servant, his mother a farmer's daughter. He attended Southend High School for Boys and had published his first poem 'Kingfisher' in the London Magazine (September 1955; Volume 2, Number 9) by the age of sixteen. He left school in 1955 and did not pursue additional formal study. Nye's poetry has appeared in a number of important literary magazines including The Atlantic Monthly, Encounter and The Listener. The 1964 Fall and Winter issues of the Canadian publication The Fiddlehead contained respectively fifteen and eighteen of his poems. He was a conscientious objector during National Service in the late 1950s, and was given exemption from military service conditional upon joining the Friends' Ambulance Unit and serving as a medical orderly at St Wulstan's Sanitorium, near Malvern, and then at Rochford General Hospital in Essex. Between 1955 and 1961, he worked at a variety of jobs: newspaper reporter, milkman, postman, labourer in a market garden, and orderly in a sanitorium. Nye married his first wife, Judith Preyed, in 1959. In 1961, they moved to a remote cottage in North Wales where Nye devoted himself full-time to writing. There he developed an interest in Welsh and Celtic legends reflected later in his fiction for both adults and children. His first book, JUVENILIA 1 (1961), was a collection of poems. A second volume, JUVENILIA 2 (1963), won the Eric Gregory Award. Both volumes were enthusiastically received and Martin Seymour-Smith described Nye as showing a 'precocity unique in this century.' This view was supported by G.S Fraser who in an article in The Times Literary Supplement convincingly established an affinity between Nye's early poetry and that of Robert Graves To support his continuance as a poet, Nye began to contribute reviews to British literary journals and newspapers. He became the poetry editor for The Scotsman in 1967, and served as poetry critic of The Times from 1971 to 1996, while also contributing regular reviews of new fiction to The Guardian. Nye started writing stories for children to entertain his three young sons. His children's novel TALIESIN and a collection of stories called MARCH HAS HORSE'S EARS were published by Faber and Faber in 1966. When Nye published his first adult novel, DOUBTFIRE (1967), it was described by P.J. Kavanagh as 'breathless' and 'brilliant', Kavanagh also referred to the author's ‘love affair with rhythms and language’. That same year Nye divorced his first wife. A year later he married Aileen Campbell, an artist and analytical psychologist, who provided the illustrations for BEE HUNTER: ADVENTURES OF BEOWULF and was an inspiration for some of Nye's most personal poetry of the time (notably 'In More's Hotel'). Campbell also designed the masks used in the 1973 performance of one of the author's more unusual projects, THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (1974). The two moved to Edinburgh where they lived until 1977. Nye's next publication after DOUBTFIRE was a return to children's literature, a freewheeling version of Beowulf which has remained in print in many editions since 1968. In 1970, he published another children's book, WISHING GOLD, and received the James Kennaway Memorial Award for his collection of short stories, TALES I TOLD MY MOTHER (1969). During the early 1970s Nye wrote several plays for BBC radio including A BLOODY STUPID HOLE (1970), REYNOLDS, REYNOLDS (1971), and a version of PENTHESILEA by Heinrich von Kleist (1971). He was also commissioned by Covent Garden Opera House to write an unpublished libretto for Harrison Birtwistle's opera, KRONIA (1970). Nye held the position of writer in residence at the University of Edinburgh, 1976–1977, during which time he received the Guardian fiction prize, followed by the 1976 Hawthornden Prize for his novel FALSTAFF. 1978 saw the publication of his MERLIN excursion into the Matter of Britain, equally convincing as romance or poetry or drug-induced hallucination. In 1990 Nye's novel THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MY LORD GILLES DE RAIS was published by Hamish Hamilton which many consider to be the author's masterpiece. The novel reportedly took only sixty days to write but represented the author's final release from a 35 year obsession with the story of Joan of Arc and her first Marshall of France. The seeds of the book can be found in the poem THE MYSTERY OF THE SIEGE OF ORLEANS first published in 1961 and in Nye's first novel DOUBTFIRE. Allan Massie reviewing the novel for 'The Scotsman' concluded that 'THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MY LORD GILLES DE RAIS is a work of learning, wit and humanity. its understanding of depravity is extraordinary, the judgment impeccable. .It is I think, the book he has worked all his life to write, and it is perfectly done; yes indeed a masterpiece.' Robert Nye has continued to write poetry, publishing DARKER ENDS (1969) which launched Calder and Boyars' 'Signature Series' later to include such authors as Samuel Beckett and Edward Dahlberg, and Divisions on a Ground (1976), and to prepare editions of other poets with whose work he feels an affinity: Sir Walter Ralegh, William Barnes, and Laura Riding. His own Collected Poems appeared in 1995, and remains in print. His selected poems, entitled THE RAIN AND THE GLASS, published in 2005, won the Cholmondeley Award. He has lived since 1977 in County Cork. Although his novels have won prizes and been translated into many languages, it is as a poet that he would probably prefer to be remembered. The critic Gabriel Josipovici has described him as ‘one of the most interesting poets writing today, with a voice unlike that of any of his contemporaries.’. Jacket design by Steve Snider. 0399123318. keywords: 42571. inventory # 5893. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Merlin a voyeur? A stuttering Queen Guinevere? King Arthur impotent? An erotic, uproariously comic, irreverent, surreal, bawdy, poetic version of Merlin and King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table? A resounding yes to all of the above! Robert Nye, author of the highly acclaimed Falstaff. now stands the medieval world of chivalry and romance on its head in Merlin. Nye places the fabled magician at the center of the story, true to the tradition of the old French romances upon which Sir Thomas Mallory based his work. And it is Merlin himself—master of sexual fantasy, archetype and man—who narrates the book from the timeless limbo of a crystal cave within which he impotently (but lecherously views past, present and future. Populating his tale with such familiar figures as Uther Pendragon, Morgan Le Fay, Sir Lancelot, Sir Percival, and the Lady in the Lake, Merlin introduces a few characters and situations not to be found in Le Morte d’Arthur: a debauched sado-masochistic witchcraft examination given to Merlin’s fifteen-year-old mother by the lascivious Friar Blaise and Dame Pudicity; the ribald story of ‘Sir Gawain and the Sleeve Job.’ Christ dressed up in an ape suit at the Harrowing of Hell; and most notably, the diabolic scheming of Satan, Astarte and Beelzebub. But beneath its richly humorous surface, Merlin is a battlefield on which Merlin—vainly seeking to overcome his preordained fate - and Lucifer - with evil designs - struggle for supremacy, with free will the prize. For Merlin is the offspring of the Devil and a virgin. Designated as the anti-Christ at conception Merlin rejects that role, earning the eternal enmity of his Fallen Father. Here are Merlin and Camelot transmuted by Nye’s modern brand of alchemy (with healthy tinctures of Freud, Jung and Marx - the Brothers, that is, not Karl) into a shocking phantasmagoric vision, a study of the psychology of a mind dominated by morbid passions and a hilariously obscene shaggy dog story. Robert Nye has created in Merlin a tour de force of language and storytelling and his second major novel. ISBN: 0399123318.

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New York. 1979. Putnam. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 215 pages. May 1979. hardcover. Robert Nye (born 1939) is an English poet who has also written novels and plays as well as stories for children. His bestselling novel FALSTAFF published in 1976 was described by Michael Ratcliffe (writing in the Times) as 'one of the most ambitious and seductive novels of the decade,' and went on to win both The Hawthornden Prize and Guardian Prize for fiction. The novel was also included in Anthony Burgess's 99 NOVELS: THE BEST IN ENGLISH SINCE 1939 (1984). Robert Nye was born in London in 1939. His father was a civil servant, his mother a farmer's daughter. He attended Southend High School for Boys and had published his first poem 'Kingfisher' in the London Magazine (September 1955; Volume 2, Number 9) by the age of sixteen. He left school in 1955 and did not pursue additional formal study. Nye's poetry has appeared in a number of important literary magazines including The Atlantic Monthly, Encounter and The Listener. The 1964 Fall and Winter issues of the Canadian publication The Fiddlehead contained respectively fifteen and eighteen of his poems. He was a conscientious objector during National Service in the late 1950s, and was given exemption from military service conditional upon joining the Friends' Ambulance Unit and serving as a medical orderly at St Wulstan's Sanitorium, near Malvern, and then at Rochford General Hospital in Essex. Between 1955 and 1961, he worked at a variety of jobs: newspaper reporter, milkman, postman, labourer in a market garden, and orderly in a sanitorium. Nye married his first wife, Judith Preyed, in 1959. In 1961, they moved to a remote cottage in North Wales where Nye devoted himself full-time to writing. There he developed an interest in Welsh and Celtic legends reflected later in his fiction for both adults and children. His first book, JUVENILIA 1 (1961), was a collection of poems. A second volume, JUVENILIA 2 (1963), won the Eric Gregory Award. Both volumes were enthusiastically received and Martin Seymour-Smith described Nye as showing a 'precocity unique in this century.' This view was supported by G.S Fraser who in an article in The Times Literary Supplement convincingly established an affinity between Nye's early poetry and that of Robert Graves To support his continuance as a poet, Nye began to contribute reviews to British literary journals and newspapers. He became the poetry editor for The Scotsman in 1967, and served as poetry critic of The Times from 1971 to 1996, while also contributing regular reviews of new fiction to The Guardian. Nye started writing stories for children to entertain his three young sons. His children's novel TALIESIN and a collection of stories called MARCH HAS HORSE'S EARS were published by Faber and Faber in 1966. When Nye published his first adult novel, DOUBTFIRE (1967), it was described by P.J. Kavanagh as 'breathless' and 'brilliant', Kavanagh also referred to the author's ‘love affair with rhythms and language’. That same year Nye divorced his first wife. A year later he married Aileen Campbell, an artist and analytical psychologist, who provided the illustrations for BEE HUNTER: ADVENTURES OF BEOWULF and was an inspiration for some of Nye's most personal poetry of the time (notably 'In More's Hotel'). Campbell also designed the masks used in the 1973 performance of one of the author's more unusual projects, THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (1974). The two moved to Edinburgh where they lived until 1977. Nye's next publication after DOUBTFIRE was a return to children's literature, a freewheeling version of Beowulf which has remained in print in many editions since 1968. In 1970, he published another children's book, WISHING GOLD, and received the James Kennaway Memorial Award for his collection of short stories, TALES I TOLD MY MOTHER (1969). During the early 1970s Nye wrote several plays for BBC radio including A BLOODY STUPID HOLE (1970), REYNOLDS, REYNOLDS (1971), and a version of PENTHESILEA by Heinrich von Kleist (1971). He was also commissioned by Covent Garden Opera House to write an unpublished libretto for Harrison Birtwistle's opera, KRONIA (1970). Nye held the position of writer in residence at the University of Edinburgh, 1976–1977, during which time he received the Guardian fiction prize, followed by the 1976 Hawthornden Prize for his novel FALSTAFF. 1978 saw the publication of his MERLIN excursion into the Matter of Britain, equally convincing as romance or poetry or drug-induced hallucination. In 1990 Nye's novel THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MY LORD GILLES DE RAIS was published by Hamish Hamilton which many consider to be the author's masterpiece. The novel reportedly took only sixty days to write but represented the author's final release from a 35 year obsession with the story of Joan of Arc and her first Marshall of France. The seeds of the book can be found in the poem THE MYSTERY OF THE SIEGE OF ORLEANS first published in 1961 and in Nye's first novel DOUBTFIRE. Allan Massie reviewing the novel for 'The Scotsman' concluded that 'THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MY LORD GILLES DE RAIS is a work of learning, wit and humanity. its understanding of depravity is extraordinary, the judgment impeccable. .It is I think, the book he has worked all his life to write, and it is perfectly done; yes indeed a masterpiece.' Robert Nye has continued to write poetry, publishing DARKER ENDS (1969) which launched Calder and Boyars' 'Signature Series' later to include such authors as Samuel Beckett and Edward Dahlberg, and Divisions on a Ground (1976), and to prepare editions of other poets with whose work he feels an affinity: Sir Walter Ralegh, William Barnes, and Laura Riding. His own Collected Poems appeared in 1995, and remains in print. His selected poems, entitled THE RAIN AND THE GLASS, published in 2005, won the Cholmondeley Award. He has lived since 1977 in County Cork. Although his novels have won prizes and been translated into many languages, it is as a poet that he would probably prefer to be remembered. The critic Gabriel Josipovici has described him as ‘one of the most interesting poets writing today, with a voice unlike that of any of his contemporaries.’. Jacket design by Steve Snider. 0399123318. keywords: 42571. inventory # 5893. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Merlin a voyeur? A stuttering Queen Guinevere? King Arthur impotent? An erotic, uproariously comic, irreverent, surreal, bawdy, poetic version of Merlin and King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table? A resounding yes to all of the above! Robert Nye, author of the highly acclaimed Falstaff. now stands the medieval world of chivalry and romance on its head in Merlin. Nye places the fabled magician at the center of the story, true to the tradition of the old French romances upon which Sir Thomas Mallory based his work. And it is Merlin himself—master of sexual fantasy, archetype and man—who narrates the book from the timeless limbo of a crystal cave within which he impotently (but lecherously views past, present and future. Populating his tale with such familiar figures as Uther Pendragon, Morgan Le Fay, Sir Lancelot, Sir Percival, and the Lady in the Lake, Merlin introduces a few characters and situations not to be found in Le Morte d’Arthur: a debauched sado-masochistic witchcraft examination given to Merlin’s fifteen-year-old mother by the lascivious Friar Blaise and Dame Pudicity; the ribald story of ‘Sir Gawain and the Sleeve Job.’ Christ dressed up in an ape suit at the Harrowing of Hell; and most notably, the diabolic scheming of Satan, Astarte and Beelzebub. But beneath its richly humorous surface, Merlin is a battlefield on which Merlin—vainly seeking to overcome his preordained fate - and Lucifer - with evil designs - struggle for supremacy, with free will the prize. For Merlin is the offspring of the Devil and a virgin. Designated as the anti-Christ at conception Merlin rejects that role, earning the eternal enmity of his Fallen Father. Here are Merlin and Camelot transmuted by Nye’s modern brand of alchemy (with healthy tinctures of Freud, Jung and Marx - the Brothers, that is, not Karl) into a shocking phantasmagoric vision, a study of the psychology of a mind dominated by morbid passions and a hilariously obscene shaggy dog story. Robert Nye has created in Merlin a tour de force of language and storytelling and his second major novel. ISBN: 0399123318.

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New York. 1979. Putnam. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 215 pages. May 1979. hardcover. Jacket design by Steve Snider. ISBN: 0399123318. inventory # 5893. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Merlin a voyeur? A stuttering Queen Guinevere? King Arthur impotent? An erotic, uproariously comic, irreverent, surreal, bawdy, poetic version of Merlin and King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table? A resounding yes to all of the above! Robert Nye, author of the highly acclaimed Falstaff. now stands the medieval world of chivalry and romance on its head in Merlin. Nye places the fabled magician at the center of the story, true to the tradition of the old French romances upon which Sir Thomas Mallory based his work. And it is Merlin himself—master of sexual fantasy, archetype and man—who narrates the book from the timeless limbo of a crystal cave within which he impotently (but lecherously views past, present and future. Populating his tale with such familiar figures as Uther Pendragon, Morgan Le Fay, Sir Lancelot, Sir Percival, and the Lady in the Lake, Merlin introduces a few characters and situations not to be found in Le Morte d’Arthur: a debauched sado-masochistic witchcraft examination given to Merlin’s fifteen-year-old mother by the lascivious Friar Blaise and Dame Pudicity; the ribald story of ‘Sir Gawain and the Sleeve Job.’ Christ dressed up in an ape suit at the Harrowing of Hell; and most notably, the diabolic scheming of Satan, Astarte and Beelzebub. But beneath its richly humorous surface, Merlin is a battlefield on which Merlin—vainly seeking to overcome his preordained fate - and Lucifer - with evil designs - struggle for supremacy, with free will the prize. For Merlin is the offspring of the Devil and a virgin. Designated as the anti-Christ at conception Merlin rejects that role, earning the eternal enmity of his Fallen Father. Here are Merlin and Camelot transmuted by Nye’s modern brand of alchemy (with healthy tinctures of Freud, Jung and Marx - the Brothers, that is, not Karl) into a shocking phantasmagoric vision, a study of the psychology of a mind dominated by morbid passions and a hilariously obscene shaggy dog story. Robert Nye has created in Merlin a tour de force of language and storytelling and his second major novel. ISBN: 0399123318.

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His fifth novel. Dust jacket art by Steve Snider.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780399123313
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0399123318
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Publishing year: 2005
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons

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