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Ferris, Paul 1929-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 338 publications in 5 languages and 11,073 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6039.H52, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Ferris
Dylan Thomas by Paul Ferris( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 3,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the Welshman who was one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century
The collected letters by Dylan Thomas( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dylan Thomas's letters bring the poet and his times to life in a way that almost no biography can. First published by J.M. Dent in 1985, Thomas's Collected Letters received exceptional reviews, both for the scholarship of the editor, and for the quality of the collection. This new edition will bring the letters back into print at a time when interest is renewed in the life of this exceptional writer. The letters begin in the poet's schooldays, and end just before his death in New York at the age of 39. In between, he loved, wrote, drank, begged and borrowed his way through a flamboyant life. He was an enthusiastic critic of other writers' work and the letters are full of his thoughts on his own work and on his friends, as well as unguarded and certainly unpolitical comments on the work of his contemporaries - T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender among others. ('Spender should be kicked ... Day-Lewis hissed in public and have his balls beaten with a toffee hammer') More than a hundred new letters have been added since Paul Ferris edited the first edition of the Collected Letters in 1985. They cast Thomas's adolescence in Swansea and his love affair with Caitlin into sharper focus. Thomas's letters tell a remarkable story, each letter taking the reader a little further along the path of the poet's self-destruction, but written with such verve and lyricism that somehow the reader's sympathies never quite abandon him
Richard Burton by Paul Ferris( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Freud, a life by Paul Ferris( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and German and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferris's life of Freud reveals the full scope of the doctor's strength and fallibility. He writes of Freud's obsessive interest in sexual frustration, noting the context of Freud's own passionless marriage. He recounts the young physician's advocacy of cocaine as a miracle drug, without neglecting his regret at learning of its sorrowful consequences. He presents the many aspects of this complex soul: the charismatic personality, the persistent superstitions and neuroses, the vindictive temper and willful self-confidence, and finally, the quiet strength of a man enduring chronic pain and disfigurement from the cancer that eventually killed him
The master bankers : controlling the world's finances by Paul Ferris( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Church of England by Paul Ferris( Book )

27 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The money men of Europe by Paul Ferris( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city by Paul Ferris( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 1974 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The financial and commercial activities of the city of London
Caitlin : the life of Caitlin Thomas by Paul Ferris( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Ierse dichteres (geb. 1913), vrouw van de dichter Dylon M. Thomas (1914-1953)
The house of Northcliffe; a biography of an empire by Paul Ferris( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talk to me about England by Paul Ferris( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spionroman
Gentlemen of fortune : the world's merchant and investment bankers by Paul Ferris( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nameless: abortion in Britain today by Paul Ferris( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men and money: financial Europe today by Paul Ferris( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Italian and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cure; a novel by Paul Ferris( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of Northcliffe: the Harmsworths of Fleet Street by Paul Ferris( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex and the British : a twentieth-century history by Paul Ferris( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High places by Paul Ferris( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in Czech and English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new militants: crisis in the trade unions by Paul Ferris( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctors by Paul Ferris( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
フェリス, ポール

ポール・フェリス

Languages
English (215)

Spanish (5)

German (3)

Czech (3)

Italian (2)