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Wilson, Angus 1913-1991

Works: 426 works in 1,608 publications in 11 languages and 31,571 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Pictorial works  History  Maps  Sources  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Collaborator
Classifications: PR6045.I577, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Angus Wilson
Anglo-Saxon attitudes : a novel by Angus Wilson( Book )

114 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerald Middleton is a sixty-year-old self-proclaimed failure. Worse than that, he's "a failure with a conscience." As a young man, he was involved in an archaeological dig that turned up an obscene idol in the coffin of a seventh-century bishop and scandalized a generation. The discovery was in fact the most outrageous archaeological hoax of the century, and Gerald has long known who was responsible and why. But to reveal the truth is to risk destroying the world of cozy compromises that, personally as well as professionally, he has long made his own. One of England's first openly gay novelists, Angus Wilson was a dirty realist who relished the sleaze and scuffle of daily life. Slashingly satirical, virtuosically plotted, and displaying Dickensian humor and nerve, Anglo-Saxon Attitudes features a vivid cast of characters that includes scheming academics and fading actresses, big businessmen toggling between mistresses and wives, media celebrities, hustlers, transvestites, blackmailers, toadies, and even one holy fool. Everyone, it seems, is either in cahoots or in the dark, even as comically intrepid Gerald Middleton struggles to maintain some dignity while digging up a history of lies
The strange ride of Rudyard Kipling : his life and works by Angus Wilson( Book )

41 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The middle age of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson( Book )

99 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meg Eliot is perhaps one of the most remarkable portraits of a middle-aged woman in English literature. She boldly debunked the dismal array of stereotypical, female characters of her day and succeeded in forging a life and role for herself beyond her fictional predecessors, influencing a generation of female readers. First published in 1958, The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot is the story of a barrister's wife who harbors a great deal of guilt over the privileged life she leads. To assuage this guilt, she occupies her time with charity committees and helping those less fortunate. However, she is forced to confront her own misfortune when she is shockingly and suddenly widowed. Learning slowly to draw on her own strenth and self-worth, Mrs Meg Eliot begins to remake herself as a woman on her own. The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot is a supremely sensitive portrayal of human perseverance and feminine determination
No laughing matter by Angus Wilson( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Émile Zola, an introductory study of his novels by Angus Wilson( Book )

47 editions published between 1952 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven deadly sins by Eugène Sue( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and Swedish and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of essays from the Sunday Times
Late call by Angus Wilson( Book )

52 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tragicomedy centering on an elderly, retired English lady who comes to live with her son in a New Town community and finds herself out of joint with the life about her
As if by magic by Angus Wilson( Book )

42 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamo is a distinguished plant geneticist and a discoverer of a 'magic' rice, which is capable of trebling crop yields, but also a homosexual who is obsessed with adolescent male beauty
The old men at the zoo by Angus Wilson( Book )

33 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting the world on fire by Angus Wilson( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a novel about England's post war years, the central theme of which is the love of the brothers whose careers in very different spheres mark the desire to set the world on fire
The wild garden; or Speaking of Writing by Angus Wilson( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hemlock and after by Angus Wilson( Book )

44 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hemlock and After is the story of Bernard Sands - novelist, liberal, and humanist - who sets out to establish a writers' colony at Vardon Hall, which is to be the climax of his distinguished career. But Sands has influential enemies, and life is further complicated by his wife Ella's mysterious illness and his own affair with his young lover, Eric. Dazzling with his originality and insight, Wilson ensures that Sands's liberal ideals, both public and private, are put to the test
A bit off the map, and other stories by Angus Wilson( Book )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Such darling dodos, and other stories by Angus Wilson( Book )

56 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diversity and depth in fiction : selected critical writings of Angus Wilson by Angus Wilson( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on Jane Austen (Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Sandition, Sense an Sensibility), Albert Camus (Caligula, La Chute, LʼEtranger), Joseph Conrad (Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, Under Western Eyes), Charles Dickens (Bleak House, The Chimes, David Copperfield, Dombey and Son, Great Expectations, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, Martin Chuzzlewit, Nicolas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers, Pictures from Italy), George Eliot (Daniel Deronda, Felix Holt, Middlemarch, The Mill on the Floss, Scenes of Clerical Life), Gustave Flaubert (Bouvard et Pecuchet), etc
The wrong set, and other stories by Angus Wilson( Book )

43 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England by Edwin Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A superb collection of camera portraits ... of an England freshly observed at all times of the year, in all the vagaries of the light ..." [front flap]
For whom the cloche tolls; a scrap-book of the twenties by Angus Wilson( Book )

31 editions published between 1953 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Dickens by Charles Dickens( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angus Wilson by K. W Gransden( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Anglo-Saxon attitudes : a novel
Alternative Names
Angus Wilson britischer Schriftsteller

Angus Wilson british author

Angus Wilson britisk bibliotekar

Angus Wilson Brits bibliothecaris (1913-1991)

Angus Wilson brittisk bibliotekarie

Angus Wilson écrivain britannique

Angus Wilson scrittore britannico

Johnstone-Wilson, Angus F. 1913-1991

Johnstone-Wilson, Angus Frank 1913-1991

Uilson, Èngus.

Wilson, A. F. J. 1913-1991

Wilson, A. F. J. (Angus Frank Johnstone), 1913-1991

Wilson, A. N.

Wilson, Agnus 1913-1991

Wilson, Angus Frank

Wilson, Angus Frank Johnstone

Wilson, Angus Frank Johnstone 1913-1991

Уилсон, Энгус 1913-1991

انجس ويلسون، 1913-1991

آنگوس ویلسون کتابدار بریتانیایی

윌슨, 앵거스 1913-1991

ウィルソン, アンガス

The middle age of Mrs. EliotNo laughing matterThe seven deadly sinsLate callAs if by magicThe old men at the zooSetting the world on fireHemlock and after