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Waugh, Alec 1898-1981

Works: 217 works in 1,112 publications in 8 languages and 17,745 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Biographies  Drama  Film adaptations  Autobiographies  Cookbooks  Autobiographical fiction  Gay fiction 
Roles: Author, Former owner, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6045.A95, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alec Waugh
Island in the sun; a story of the 1950's set in the West Indies by Alec Waugh( Book )

64 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the casual visitor Santa Marta is a sub-tropical paradise, a small sister of Jamaica, Bermuda and Nassau, unmentioned in the colour-splashed brochures of travel agents: an island where the sun shines throughout the year on the sandy beaches of innumerable coves, on the cane-fields and coconut plantations, on the shingled hits of the peasant villages and the fine houses of the white planters handed down through generation after generation, from the Sugar Barons of a past century. But this was not how the newspaper columnist, Bradshaw, saw it when he arrived on his first trip to the Caribbean. Bradshaw found Santa Marta a smouldering volcano. This novel is a brilliantly successful evocation of the atmosphere and the problems of life on a West Indian island. It is a dramatic story, packed with incident and thrilling in this mounting tension. It weaves into the fortunes of a small group of islanders the ambitions and jealousies, the hopes and fears, the complexes and inhibitions of a people to whom the tint of the skin is more important than wealth, or power, or skill, whose tangled history has bequeathed a heritage of passion in an island where the blood never cools
Wines and spirits by Alec Waugh( Book )

35 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses various wines and liquors of Germany, France, Italy, America and other countries, explaining how they are produced and how they should be used
A family of islands; a history of the West Indies from 1492 to 1898, with an epilogue sketching events from the Spanish-American War to the 1960's by Alec Waugh( Book )

31 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the West Indies is the story of many colorful individuals--explorers, pirates, slave-traders, plantation owners, witch doctors, and missionaries
The fatal gift; a novel by Alec Waugh( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Peronne is the central character of this novel. He is the recipient of the "fatal gift"--[which turns out to be his appeal to women]. More than physical beauty, Raymond has intelligence, poise, good feelings towards everyone, supreme self-confidence (without any haughtiness). As the second son of a baron, he thinks (and his father thinks) he won't inherit and have to serve in the House of Lords, so, in a certain way, the world is his. Everyone expects great things from this multiply-gifted and likeable man. Waugh's novel traces Raymond's entire adult life--on the premise that they (Raymond and Alec) were school friends and remained fast friends into their early seventies. The narrative convention, that Waugh is "needed" at nearly every important juncture of Raymond's life, isn't overworked. Some critical events Waugh doesn't find out about; indeed, the intriguing question of the novel remains until the very end: What keeps Raymond from ever finding a foot-hold in life and living up to his promise? Raymond eventually falls for the isle of Dominique. --Alan Feldman, et al at
Bangkok : the story of a city by Alec Waugh( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Bangkok, Alec Waugh has created the most fluent, truthful and affectionate portrait not only of the city, but also of the dynasty and culture which created it. Cutting through confusion and veiled mystery, he unravels the plots, coups, wars, assassinations, invasions and counter-coups of three hundred years of history as if it were this evening's street gossip
The mule on the minaret; a novel about the Middle East by Alec Waugh( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel based on the activities of British intelligence in the Middle East during WWII
The Lipton story, a centennial biography by Alec Waugh( Book )

21 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Sir Thomas Lipton who rose from cabin boy to millionaire
A spy in the family; an erotic comedy by Alec Waugh( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the story of a respectable Treasury official, Victor Trail, and his wife Myra, whose marriage has lost its flavour, owing to Victor's clock-work schedule and Myra's bland acceptance of it. The unexpected revelation that Victor has suspiciously altered his routine rouses Myra out of her complacency, and her jealousy rapidly changes the shape of their lives. It leads her into a series of quite extraordinary adventures and demimonde activities which are altogether astonishing in a respectable married woman. Her discomfiture is made all the more excruciating by her new-found intimacy with Victor, who apparently knows nothing about her illegal actions and amazing amatory diversions-or does he?
My place in the bazaar by Alec Waugh( Book )

15 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen stories with world-wide settings, told in the first person. Includes "The small back room near Baker Street", under its motion-picture title "Circle of deception."
A winter's tale by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New Yorker, exiled on a New England island, directs an amateur production of "You can't take it with you" in spite of intrigue, fire, tantrums and angel trouble
Fuel for the flame; a novel set in the Orient by Alec Waugh( Book )

10 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel Alec Waugh returns to the theme of the motives and passions of European men and women in the tropics. Using as his locale the imaginary island of Karak in the South China Sea, he portrays the social and domestic relationships of the white colony against the wider issues of political intrigue
Hot countries by Alec Waugh( Book )

11 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This discursive and absorbing travel-book offers, as the author says in his new foreword, a picture of a way of living that exists no longer. Hot Countries tells of a series of journeys in the Far East, the West Indies and the South Sea Islands when he was a young and light-hearted novelist seeking colour, romance and adven-ture, and when foreign travel was not hedged by to-day's restrictions. Tahiti provides the colour, with its idyllic scenery and its lovely girls joyously offering to keep house for visiting bachelors; Martinique recalls the devastating eruption of Mont Pelee; in Siam (now called Thailand) he amusingly describes the worship of a baby white elephant, and the problem of the white man's relations with brown women; in Ceylon occurs a ludicrous episode of native misunderstanding of the Westerner. After discussing The Englishman in the Tropics Mr. Waugh glances at the New Hebrides and then transports us to the Black Republic of Haiti (describing the island's dramatic history in the early nineteenth century) before bringing us homeward to London. Alec Waugh belongs to a distinguished literary family: his father was a well-known publisher and writer, and his younger brother is the novelist Evelyn Waugh. His first book, The Loom of Youth, a frank story of public-school life, was the well-written succes de scandale of 1917, when its author, aged 19, was in the B.E.F. in France (he was taken prisoner in 1918). Since then he has written ten novels, dozens of short stories and another travel-book
My brother Evelyn, & other profiles by Alec Waugh( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korte biografier af engelske forfattere og andre tilknyttet den litterære verden omkring 1930
The loom of youth by Alec Waugh( Book )

65 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in English and Norwegian and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School life at an English school for boys prior to World War I
In praise of wine and certain noble spirits by Alec Waugh( Book )

5 editions published between 1959 and 1971 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and the Caribbean; tales, characters and scenes of the West Indies by Alec Waugh( Book )

5 editions published between 1959 and 1991 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Renton : a London story by Alec Waugh( Book )

16 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Balliols by Alec Waugh( Book )

10 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of the Balliol family as they exist through the suffrage movement and the end of the Edwardian era to the Great War. The Balliol children are subject to the effects of the war - the harsh discipline and the subsequent laxness, the breakup of family loyalties, the post-war cynicism and, in the youngest child, the ultimate trend back to a sounder pattern of life. The action of this book, which is swift, continuous and dramatic, develops side by side with the plot of its theme that "to build a sanctuary, you must destroy a sanctuary"; that the destruction to which these thirty years have been witness was an inevitable and necessary part of progress
The Sugar Islands a Caribbean travelogue by Alec Waugh( Book )

6 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unclouded summer : a love story by Alec Waugh( Book )

17 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bright summer sun faded into the shimmering Mediterranean as the young American painter began what was to be the five most perfect hours of his lifetime. It would be more than just an affair, a passionate encounter, and yet it would come to nothing. It would be a period of total enchantment that would remain to haunt him for the rest of his life, affecting his career, his code of behaviour, his entire existence. He sensed all this and yet he went to her, this woman he loved, this woman who could never be his
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Bangkok : the story of a city
The loom of youthThe prisoners of Mainz
Alternative Names
Alec Waugh Brits romanschrijver (1898-1981)

Alec Waugh novelista británico

Alec Waugh romancier britannique

Waugh, Alec

Waugh, Alec, 1898-

Waugh, Alexander R.

Waugh, Alexander Raban.

Waugh, Alexander Raban 1898-1981

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