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Hoffman, H. Lawrence

Overview
Works: 30 works in 40 publications in 2 languages and 1,444 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Science fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Poetry  Fantasy fiction  Biography  History  Humor 
Roles: Illustrator
Classifications: PS3515.A4347, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by H. Lawrence Hoffman
A century of science fiction by Damon Knight( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white voyage by John Christopher( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury tales of Geoffrey Chaucer : a new modern English prose translation by R.M. Lumiansky ; preface by Mark Van Doren ; illustrations by H. Lawrence Hoffman by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 134 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 )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palace under the sea by Elizabeth P Heppner( Book )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1963 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 85 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 53 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain James Cook by John Merrett( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The building book : about houses the world over by Evelyn E Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red harvest by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

2 editions published between 1929 and 1943 in English and held by 18 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 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perry Mason doesn't usually handle divorce cases, but this one's a doozy: sisters Rita Swaine and Rosalind Prescott have intertwined romantic histories and questionable taste in men. Perry Mason finds himself embroiled in a shady insurance scam and a lawsuit, while also dealing with a murdered man, a nosy neighbor, and a canary with suspiciously short claws"--Amazon.com description
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 )

4 editions published between 1952 and 1974 in Danish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting Father Duffy by Jim Bishop( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 7 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
Curtain call for murder by Peter Yates( Book )

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

 
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The Canterbury tales of Geoffrey Chaucer : a new modern English prose translation by R.M. Lumiansky ; preface by Mark Van Doren ; illustrations by H. Lawrence Hoffman
Languages
English (23)

Danish (4)

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Father Marquette and the great rivers