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Hoffman, H. Lawrence

Overview
Works: 21 works in 29 publications in 3 languages and 632 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  History  Manuscripts  Detective and mystery fiction  Christian fiction  Biography  Humor 
Roles: Illustrator
Classifications: PR6013.R44, 821.1
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Most widely held works by H. Lawrence Hoffman
A taste of Chaucer; selections from the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others who make up the cast of characters -- including Chaucer himself -- are real people, with human emotions and weaknesses. When it is remembered that Chaucer wrote in English at a time when Latin was the standard literary language across western Europe, the magnitude of his achievement is even more remarkable. But Chaucer's genius needs no historical introduction; it bursts forth from every page of The Canterbury Tales
Beyond human ken : twenty-one startling stories of science fiction and fantasy by Judith Merril( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palace under the sea by Elizabeth P Heppner( Book )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1963 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father Marquette and the great rivers by August Derleth( Book )

3 editions published between 1955 and 1998 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the French Catholic priest who arrived in Canada in 1666 to serve as a missionary, and became part of the first group of white men to travel down the Mississippi River and back
Chaplains in action by Rosemarian V Staudacher( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain James Cook by John Merrett( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and the glory by Graham Greene( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Mexico, this novel describes the desperate last wanderings of a whisky priest as outlaw in his own state, who, despite a sense of his own worthlessness (he drinks and has fathered a bastard daughter), is determined to continue to function as priest until captured
The building book : about houses the world over by Evelyn E Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red harvest by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

2 editions published between 1929 and 1943 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a hard-fighting detective arrives in Personville and finds that his client has been murdered, he decides to investigate local gangland activities
The case of the lame canary by Erle Stanley Gardner( Book )

2 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary Perry Mason never handles simple divorce cases, but this one is a strange bird. Rita Swaine is dating her sister's ex-boyfriend. Her sister, Rosalind, is married to shady insurance adjuster Walter Prescott, who's got dollar signs in his eyes and ice water in his veins. When Rita's beau gallantly steps in to warn Rosalind about her heinous husband's designs, Prescott hatches a plan to prey on them all ... by suing for big profit. For Mason, this case should be a lark. But when a murdered man is found in the Prescott home--and a nosy neighbor sings an incriminating song about illicit love and a hidden gun--legal eagle Mason suddenly finds himself defending a sitting duck
Tales for salesmen by Francis Leo Golden( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canterbury Fortællingerne by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

3 editions published between 1960 and 1974 in Danish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bigger they come by Erle Stanley Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Donald Lam, he's a private detective or at least, he is by the end of the book. A more unlikely looking P.I. you'll never meet, as he is constantly reminded. At 5 and a half feet tall and 127 pounds, he's simply not intimidating at all. But what he lacks in brawn he more than makes up for in brains, a fact that is not lost on his new employer, Bertha Cool of the B.L. Cool Agency, was sharp enough to spot. Now, Bertha Cool is also not the most likely head figure of a detective agency, although physically impressive she most certainly is. She's sixty-something with grey hair, sparkling eyes and a grandmotherly expression. She weighs in at over 300 pounds and is described as having the majesty of a snow capped mountain and the assurance of a steamroller. When Lam gets the job he is put to work immediately because if there's one thing Bertha Cool believes in it's getting her money's worth. His first job is to serve divorce papers on Morgan Birks, husband of Sandra Birks who claims he has been abusing her. It seems a straightforward enough job, and it is. But it's only after the papers have been served that the real fireworks begin. It's in the moments of confusion that quickly follow a seemingly successful job that Lam's genius is uncovered as he works his way through deduction after deduction and then comes up with a brilliant solution that is as impressive in its cunning as it is in its simplicity. As the first book of a series of 29, it provides a terrific start combining an interesting duo with a clever mystery. With the promise of many more such stories to follow, it's bound to leave you begging for more
Green shiver by Clyde B Clason( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in Norwegian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mild-mannered Roman historian Theocritus Lucius Westborough wanders into intrigue and danger when he visits the estate of Mrs. Nicholas Vayne, a plain-spoken old lady who loves jade and Chinese antiquities. When the jade statuette of a Taoist goddess is stolen from her collection, she engages Westborough to find it. Posing as a houseguest, he is instructed to keep on eye on Kerry O'Connor, a hot-tempered young war correspondent who barely escaped the Japanese attack on Tientsin. Others to watch are the Chinese scholar Dr. Liao Po-Ching, visiting from Peking; Mrs. Vayne's daughter Lydia and her husband Jasper Kroll, both believers in extraterrestrial beings and extrasensory perception; Mrs. Vayne's rabbity secretary, Jethro Kroll; the beautiful and mysterious Madame Wu; Mrs. Vayne's ne'er-do-well son Eugene and his troubled wife Faith, who brought the statuette back from China. With war raging in Asia as well as Europe and anti-Japanese sentiment on the rise in the U.S. in the months before Pearl Harbor, Westborough must sort out the mystery of Faith's past before he can get to the truth of who stole the figurine, and why
Curtain call for murder by Peter Yates( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canterbury fortællingerne : Overs. fra Canterbury tales( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting Father Duffy by Jim Bishop( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bring 'em back petrified by Lilian MacLaughlin Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Father Kino; priest to the Pimas by Ann Nolan Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Canterbury tales : a new modern English prose by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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