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Stead, Christina 1902-1983

Overview
Works: 208 works in 986 publications in 8 languages and 20,175 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Chick lit  Domestic fiction  Humor 
Roles: Author, zxx
Classifications: PR9619.3.S75, 823
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The man who loved children by Christina Stead( Book )

111 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,480 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 )

44 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the Hotel Swiss-Touring, both the guests and the staff get tangled in intrigues and veiled confessions & ldquo;If you knew what happens in the hotel every day! & rdquo; Madame Bonnard, the eccentric and inquisitive owner of the Hotel Swiss-Touring & mdash;a third-rate Swiss hotel & mdash;knows her guests & rsquo; many secrets, things they wouldn & rsquo;t tell their friends, family, or lawyers. They come from all over Europe in the wake of World War II, seeking refuge from their countries or their own bruised hearts. Madame Bonnard reigns over & ldquo;Mayor of B & rdquo; from Belgium, two guests posing as cousins, a doctor & rsquo;s wife who is certain her husband is trying to slowly poison her, and Clara, a power-hungry staff member. Based on Stead & rsquo;s experiences living in European hotels, The Little Hotel is a captivating portrait of what happens when strangers & mdash;and their desires, lies, and fears & mdash;live in close quarters
Miss Herbert (the suburban wife) by Christina Stead( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sharp-edged tale of a woman divided in herself and deeply self-deluded
House of all nations by Christina Stead( Book )

43 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'For money', wrote Balzac, 'people fight and devour one another like spiders in a pot'. In House of All Nations, the pot is an exclusive private European bank, and the spiders are a rich mixture of high takes gamblers, tax evaders, and shady speculators, all united by their love of money. They burn for it, hunger for it, and indeed would sell their souls for it had they souls to sell. Leading them on the chase is the cynical and mercurial director of the bank, Jules Bertillon, for whom every political or natural disaster is a potential shower of gold. Bertillon is a master of the devious maneuver, and his clients trust and even love him for it. In the end, he is the duper duped, but it is the clients who pay: for Jules, unprincipled to the last, has not been so foolish as to believe in himself
For love alone by Christina Stead( Book )

85 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 800 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
I'm dying laughing : the humourist by Christina Stead( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 753 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
Letty Fox : her luck by Christina Stead( Book )

62 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 709 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
Ocean of story : the uncollected stories of Christina Stead by Christina Stead( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 633 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 )

47 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of visitors to the Salzburg Festival, brought together by chance, decides to mark time by telling tales. Their fantasies, legends, tragedies, jokes and parodies come together as The Salzburg Tales.Dazzling in their richness and vitality, the tales are grounded in Christina Stead's belief that 'the story is magical . what is best about the short story [is] it is real life for everyone; and everyone can tell one'. Originally published eighty years ago, these are thoroughly modern stories that invite comparison with Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. The Salzburg Tales are published here with a new introduction by Margaret Harris, Challis Professor of English Literature Emerita at the University of Sydney, and literary executor for Christina Stead
The puzzleheaded girl; four novellas by Christina Stead( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven poor men of Sydney by Christina Stead( Book )

52 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at Watson's Bay, Sydney during the twenties._
Dark places of the heart by Christina Stead( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cotters' England by Christina Stead( Book )

41 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cotters' England follows the lives of Nellie Cook, sister Peggy Cotter and brother Tom. Set in post-war England, it is a study of politics and betrayal in Nellie's professional and personal life. It is a story of smothered aspirations and dashed hopes, as class politics trap the Cotters and stifle their attempts to break free from the boundaries of the working- and middle-classes. The book is also an exploration of love and sexuality. An undercurrent of incestuous flirtation and a lesbian affair add further strain to Nellie's relationships with family and friends, driving one of them to suicide
The people with the dogs by Christina Stead( Book )

18 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little tea, a little chat by Christina Stead( Book )

24 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 332 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
The beauties and furies by Christina Stead( Book )

20 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who loved children by Christina Stead( )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam and Henny Pollit have too many children, too little money, and too much loathing for one another. 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 visions. A chilling novel of the relations between parents and children, husbands and wives, The Man Who Loved Children is acknowledged as a contemporary classic
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 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Smith : medals for dishonor, 1937-1940 by Jeremy Lewison( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christina Stead reader by Christina Stead( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The man who loved children
Alternative Names
Blake, Christina 1902-1983

Blake, Christina Stead.

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Blech, Christina 1902-1983

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Stead, Christina Ellen 1902-1983

Стед, Кристина

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