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Wilson, Angus 1913-1991

Works: 470 works in 2,093 publications in 10 languages and 36,333 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biographies  Pictorial works  History  Bibliography  Songs and music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, Contributor, win, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6045.I577, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Angus Wilson
The world of Charles Dickens by Angus Wilson( Book )

56 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 2,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Dickens, the 19th century novelist and social critic
Dickens : a collection of critical essays by Martin Price( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 critical essays that analyze and evaulate the style and works of the 19th century British novelist, Charles Dickens
Anglo-Saxon attitudes : a novel by Angus Wilson( Book )

147 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,068 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 )

50 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No laughing matter by Angus Wilson( Book )

66 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A panoramic novel that stretches from 1912 to 1967 No Laughing Matter is perhaps Angus Wilson's most autobiographical novel. The novel chronicles the end of the bourgeois way of life as seen through the lives of the six Matthews children and their dysfuntional middle-class family. Their parents - Billy Pop and the Countess - are objects of ridicule to their children who vow never to make their mistakes. Quentin, the eldest, is a socialist who adores women. His fervent views, however, become distilled over the years until he transforms into a cynical TV pundit. Gladys, plump and amenable, is unlucky in love and eventually falls for the charms of a crook. Rupert, the handsome actor, has a successful career until he fails to adapt to the changing theatre. Margaret is a brilliant and highly acclaimed novelist but she becomes bitter as her twin Sukey sinks into domestic bliss, while Marcus, the baby of the family, believes that his career is his life. An ambitious and enriching novel No Laughing Matter is an extraordinary work in its depictions of complex family relationships, where it is just as easy to hate as to love and where everyone struggles to be an individual."--Google Books
The middle age of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson( Book )

100 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plunged into poverty by the accidental death of her husband, Meg Eliot tries to rebuild her life
Émile Zola, an introductory study of his novels by Angus Wilson( Book )

51 editions published between 1952 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late call by Angus Wilson( Book )

58 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,122 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
The seven deadly sins by Ian Fleming( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and Swedish and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of essays about the seven deadly sins, previously published in the Sunday Times, London, compiled by Ian Fleming author of the James Bond series
The old men at the zoo by Angus Wilson( Book )

66 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a near future (the novel was first published in 1961 and is set in the period 1970-73), this is Angus Wilson's most allegorical novel, about a doomed attempt to set up a reserve for wild animals. Simon Carter, secretary of the London Zoo, has accepted responsibility and power to the prejudice of his gifts as a naturalist. But power is more than just the complicated game played by the old men at the zoo in the satirical first half of this novel: it lies very near to violence, and in the second half real life inexorably turns to fantasy - the fantasy of war. This tense and at times brutal story offers the healing relationship between man and the natural world as a solution for the power dilemma
Hemlock and after by Angus Wilson( Book )

93 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel offers a candid portrayal of gay life in post-World War II England
The wild garden; or Speaking of Writing by Angus Wilson( Book )

32 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As if by magic by Angus Wilson( Book )

45 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 947 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
Setting the world on fire by Angus Wilson( Book )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tegen de achtergrond van het na-oorlogse Engeland willen twee broers uit een excentriek geslacht hun ambitie opzienbarende dingen tot stand te brengen verwezenlijken
The wrong set, and other stories by Angus Wilson( Book )

81 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bit off the map, and other stories by Angus Wilson( Book )

55 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

78 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short stories - ruthless and often very funny
Diversity and depth in fiction : selected critical writings of Angus Wilson by Angus Wilson( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 741 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
England by Edwin Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 522 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 )

42 editions published between 1953 and 2001 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The world of Charles Dickens
Anglo-Saxon attitudes : a novelNo laughing matterThe middle age of Mrs. EliotLate callThe seven deadly sinsThe old men at the zooHemlock and afterThe wild garden; or Speaking of Writing
Alternative Names
Angus Wilson britischer Schriftsteller

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.

Vilson, Angas

Wilson, A. F. J. 1913-1991

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

Wilson, A. N.

Wilson, Agnus 1913-1991

Wilson, Angus, 1913-

Wilson, Angus Frank

Wilson Angus Frank Johnstone

Wilson, Angus Frank Johnstone 1913-1991

Ангус Уилсон

Уилсон, Энгус 1913-1991

انجس ويلسون، 1913-1991

آنقوس ویلسون

آنگوس ویلسون کتابدار بریتانیایی

윌슨, 앵거스 1913-1991


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