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Yates, Richard 1926-1992

Works: 97 works in 777 publications in 22 languages and 21,723 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Romance films  Film adaptations  Short stories  Bibliography  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PS3575.A83, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Yates
Revolutionary road by Richard Yates( Book )

171 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 3,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed as a masterpiece from its first publication, Revolutionary Road is the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright young couple whose empty suburban life is held together by the dream that greatness is only just round the corner. With heartbreaking compassion and clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their hopes and ideals, betraying in the end not only each other, but their own best selves
The Easter parade : a novel by Richard Yates( Book )

86 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows forty years in the lives of two sisters, victims of divorced, neglectful parents, as they develop into different kinds of women
Young hearts crying by Richard Yates( Book )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Young Hearts Crying, Yates movingly portrays a man and a woman from their courtship and marriage in the 1950s to their divorce in the 70s, chronicling their heartbreaking attempts to reach their highest ambitions. Michael Davenport dreams of being a poet after returning home from World War II in Europe, and at first he and his new wife Lucy enjoy their life together. But as the decades pass and the success of others creates an oppressive fear of failure in both Michael and Lucy, their once bright future gives way to a life of adultery and isolation
The collected stories of Richard Yates by Richard Yates( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of the influential American author are collected into a single volume for the first time, featuring nine new stories never before published in a collection
A good school : a novel by Richard Yates( Book )

39 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, he offers a spare and autumnal novel about a New England prep school. At once a meditation on the twilight of youth and an examination of America's entry into World War II, A Good School tells the stories of William Grove, the quiet boy who becomes an editor of the school newspaper; Jack Draper, a crippled chemistry teacher; and Edith Stone, the schoolmaster's young daughter, who falls in love with most celebrated boy in the class of 1943
Cold Spring Harbor by Richard Yates( Book )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small Long Island town during the first months of World War II, Evan Shepard, a young machinist married for the second time, agrees to share a house with his wife's family and becomes torn by divided loyalties
Revolutionary road by Richard Yates( Recording )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bright Connecticut couple living on the assumption that greatness is just around the corner, mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves
Disturbing the peace : a novel by Richard Yates( Book )

43 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hailed as ?America?s finest realistic novelist? by the Boston Globe, Richard Yates, author of Revolutionary Road, garnered rare critical acclaim for his bracing, unsentimental portraits of middle-class American life. Disturbing the Peace is no exception. Haunting, troubling, and mesmerizing, it shines a brilliant, unwavering light into the darkest recesses of a man?s psyche. To all appearances, John Wilder has all the trappings of success, circa 1960: a promising career in advertising, a loving family, a beautiful apartment, even a country home. John?s evenings are spent with associates at quiet Manhattan lounges and his weekends with friends at glittering cocktail parties. But something deep within this seemingly perfect life has long since gone wrong. Something has disturbed John?s fragile peace, and he can no longer find solace in fleeting affairs or alcohol. The anger, the drinking, and the recklessness are building to a crescendo?and they?re about to take down John?s career and his family. What happens next will send John on a long, strange journey?at once tragic and inevitable."--Amazon
A special providence by Richard Yates( Book )

35 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Prentice is drafted after graduating high school and enters World War II during its final days. His hopes of glory are dashed by the fact that the fighting is almost all over. He proves to be an incompetent soldier and soon spends time in an infirmary with pneumonia. When he returns to his unit he continues to struggle but finally achieves a kind of acceptance
Liars in love : stories by Richard Yates( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven kinds of loneliness; short stories by Richard Yates( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutionary road ; The Easter parade ; Eleven kinds of loneliness by Richard Yates( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Easter parade: Even as little girls, Sarah and Emily are very different from each other. Emily looks up to her wiser and more stable older sister and is jealous of her relationship with their absent father, and later her seemingly golden marriage. The path she chooses for herself is less safe and conventional and her love affairs never really satisfy her. Although the bond between them endures, gradually the distance between the two women grows, until a tragic event throws their relationship into focus one last time
Eleven kinds of loneliness by Richard Yates( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1962, a year after Revolutionary Road, this sublime collection of stories seems even more powerful today. Out of the lives of Manhattan office workers, a cab driver seeking immortality, frustrated would-be novelists, suburban men and their yearning, neglected women, Richard Yates creates a haunting mosaic of the 1950s, the era when the American dream was finally coming true - and just beginning to ring a little hollow
Revolutionary road by Sam Mendes( Visual )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April en Frank wonen midden jaren 50 van de 20e eeuw met hun twee kinderen in een buitenwijk in Connecticut. Ze zijn gefrustreerd over hun bestaan en besluiten naar Frankrijk te verhuizen om daar hun artistieke aspiraties te verwezenlijken
William Styron's Lie down in darkness : a screenplay by Richard Yates( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liars in love by Richard Yates( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories in Liars in Love are concerned with troubled relations and the elusive nature of truth. Whether it be in the depiction of the complications of divorced families, grown-up daughters, estranged sisters, office friendships or fleeting love affairs, the pieces in this collection showcase Richard Yates's extraordinary gift for observation and his understanding of human frailty
The Lower Colorado River : a bibliography by Richard Yates( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Easter parade by Richard Yates( Recording )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and German and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of divorced parents, sisters Sarah and Emily Grimes are observed over four decades and grow into two very different women. Sarah is stable and stalwart, settling into an unhappy marriage. Emily is precocious and independent, struggling with one unsatisfactory love affair after another
A good school [a novel] by Richard Yates( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the critically-acclaimed author of Revolutionary Road, a spare and autumnal tale of a New England prep school tells the stories of William Grove, the nervous editor of the school paper; Jack Draper, the crippled chemistry teacher; and Edith Stone, the schoolmaster's daughter, who falls for the most celebrated boy in the class of 1943
Zhen ai lu cheng by W. B Yeats( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Revolutionary road
Alternative Names
Jejts, Ričard 1926-1992

Richard Yates Amerikaans schrijver

Richard Yates scrittore, giornalista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Richard Yates US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Essayist

Ричард Йэтс

ריצ'רד ייטס

イエーツ, リチャード

The Easter parade : a novelYoung hearts cryingThe collected stories of Richard YatesA good school : a novelCold Spring HarborRevolutionary roadDisturbing the peace : a novelA special providence