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Stead, Christina 1902-1983

Works: 223 works in 1,110 publications in 9 languages and 20,432 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Chick lit  Humor 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9619.3.S75, 823
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The man who loved children by Christina Stead( Book )

150 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sam and Henny Pollit have too many children, too little money, and too much loathing for each other. As Sam uses the children's adoration to feed his own voracious ego, Henny watches in bleak despair, knowing the bitter reality that lies just below his mad vision. A chilling novel of family life, the relations between parents and children, husbands and wives ..."--Cover
The little hotel : a novel by Christina Stead( Book )

47 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'If you knew what happens in the hotel every day! Not a day passes but something happens.' With these words the shrewd young proprietress of a modest Swiss hotel opens her account of the remarkable day-to-day events in her establishment. Little escapes here eye, still less her ear; for she is a good listener, and 'people come to confide in you. They tell you things they would not tell their own parents and friends, not even their lawyers and doctors. The period is the late 1940s. Many of Mme Bonnard's patrons are on the run from some real or imagined horror: from the Russians, from the dreaded Labour Government, from a husband bent on murder, from loneliness or madness...'.--Goodreads
House of all nations by Christina Stead( Book )

42 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Paris during the interwar period, this is a novel of the intrigues, swindles and manipulations of the world of international finance where gamblers, tax evaders and shady speculators, are all united by their love of money
Miss Herbert (the suburban wife) by Christina Stead( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sharp-edged tale of a woman divided in herself and deeply self-deluded
For love alone by Christina Stead( Book )

88 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superbly evoking life in Sydney and London in the 1930s, For Love Alone is the story of the intelligent and determined Teresa Hawkins, who believes in passionate love and yearns to experience it. She focuses her energy on Jonathan Crow, an unlikeable and arrogant man whom she follows to London after four long years of working in a factory and living at home with her loveless family. Reunited with Crow in London, she begins to realise that perhaps he is not as worthy of her affections as originally thought and abandons her idealised vision of love for something quite different
Letty Fox : her luck by Christina Stead( Book )

69 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One hot night last spring, after waiting fruitlessly for a call from my then lover, with whom I had quarreled the same afternoon, and finding one of my black moods upon me, I flung out of my lonely room on the ninth floor (unlucky number) in a hotel in lower Fifth Avenue and rushed into the streets of the Village, feeling bad. So begins Letty Fox's own story, a comic extravaganza in which she tells about the crazy circus of her early life; about her moping mother, absent father, and two impossible sisters; about work and play, sex and men, and the seemingly unending search for a lasting relationship. This vast Flemish canvas of a novel, full of strikingly realistic likenesses and unforgettable grotesques, is a major work by one of the outstanding novelists of the twentieth century"--Publisher's description
I'm dying laughing : the humourist by Christina Stead( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teleurgesteld in het Amerikaanse politieke klimaat van de jaren kort na de Tweede Wereldoorlog vluchten twee mensen naar Parijs, waar ze ontdekken dat hun geestelijke weerbaarheid verdwenen is
Ocean of story : the uncollected stories of Christina Stead by Christina Stead( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woman in the bed -- The boy -- Trains -- Street idyll -- 1954: Days of the roomers -- A routine -- Accents -- A waker and dreamer -- A writer's friends -- Les amoureux -- Another view of the homestead -- Did it sell? -- The magic woman and other stories
The Salzburg tales by Christina Stead( Book )

50 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christina Stead's The Salzburg Tales is a unique collection of short stories which in its scope, richness of fantasy and range of characters compares with The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales and other works in that older tradition which the author has described as a "treasury of story. Based on his parents experiences as homesteaders, the author chronicles the interwoven lives of three primary characters surrounded by a rich assortment of friends and family members. Their hardships and tragedies are fodder for outrageous, embellished tales. This book is written for the thousands of descendants of homesteaders who have heard their ancestors tales and would like to read more. It is also for those who, having lived during most of the twentieth century, are thirsting for a book that recognizes their commonplace accomplishments. Humor and hilarity intermingle with pain and poignancy to capture and hold the reader s interest." - Goodreads
The puzzleheaded girl; four novellas by Christina Stead( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven poor men of Sydney by Christina Stead( Book )

62 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at Watson's Bay, Sydney during the twenties._
A little tea, a little chat by Christina Stead( Book )

27 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published: 1948. Novel that provides a sardonic commentary on men and women on the make whose sexual appetite mirror the materialism of twentieth-century America
Dark places of the heart by Christina Stead( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cotters' England by Christina Stead( Book )

45 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This strange and fascinating novel is the first of Christina Stead's works to be set wholly in England, the England of the post-war working class, explored through the lives of one particular family, the Cotters, and their friends and acquaintances in the East End of London, in Newcastle and in Durham. Through the lives of the sisters Nellie Cook and Peggy Cotter and their brother Tom, Christina Stead presents a picture of blighted aspiration and hope deferred, and of betrayal within the working class movement through the confusion and opportunism of many of its trade union and Labour Party leaders. Cotters' England is also a novel about the variety of human sexuality - heterosexual love within and outside marriage, lesbian love, incestuous love
The beauties and furies by Christina Stead( Book )

19 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1934. Elvira Western has left London and her dull marriage to Paul, a doctor, for Paris and her waiting lover, Oliver, a student radical. But drab hotels and interminable discussions of politics are not her idea of romance, and soon Elvira is longing to escape
The people with the dogs by Christina Stead( Book )

19 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who loved children by Christina Stead( )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam and Henny Pollit have too many children, too little money, and too much loathing for one another. This novel of family life exposes the relations between parents and children, and husbands and wives
Modern women in love; sixty twentieth-century masterpieces of fiction by Christina Stead( Book )

12 editions published between 1945 and 1947 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I'm dying laughing by Christina Stead( )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savage, tragic, and mordantly funny, it is a novel of betrayal and self-delusion that recreates to chilling effect the political turbulence of the American Left and the clamor and menace of the McCarthy Right during the Cold War years
A Christina Stead reader by Christina Stead( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Updike is Adam Begley's masterful, much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike--a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life and work. In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley offers an illuminating portrait of John Updike, the acclaimed novelist, poet, short-story writer, and critic who saw himself as a literary spy in small-town and suburban America, who dedicated himself to the task of transcribing "middleness with all its grits, bumps and anonymities."Updike explores the stages of the writer's pilgrim's progress: his beloved home turf of Berks County, Pennsylvania; his escape to Harvard; his brief, busy working life as the golden boy at The New Yorker; his family years in suburban Ipswich, Massachusetts; his extensive travel abroad; and his retreat to another Massachusetts town, Beverly Farms, where he remained until his death in 2009. Drawing from in-depth research as well as interviews with the writer's colleagues, friends, and family, Begley explores how Updike's fiction was shaped by his tumultuous personal life--including his enduring religious faith, his two marriages, and his first-hand experience of the "adulterous society" he was credited with exposing in the bestselling Couples.With a sharp critical sensibility that lends depth and originality to his analysis, Begley probes Updike's best-loved works--from Pigeon Feathers to The Witches of Eastwick to the Rabbit tetralogy--and reveals a surprising and deeply complex character fraught with contradictions: a kind man with a vicious wit, a gregarious charmer who was ruthlessly competitive, a private person compelled to spill his secrets on the printed page. Updike offers an admiring yet balanced look at this national treasure, a master whose writing continues to resonate like no one else's"--
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The man who loved children
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Blake, Christina 1902-1983

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סטד, כריסטינה 1902-1983

For love aloneLetty Fox : her luckThe Salzburg talesThe puzzleheaded girl; four novellasCotters' EnglandThe beauties and furiesThe people with the dogsThe man who loved childrenI'm dying laughing