Most widely held works about Michael Frayn
Most widely held works by Michael Frayn
Headlong : a novel by Michael Frayn ( Book )
56 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,773 libraries worldwide
A British comedy in which academic Martin Clay is asked by a boorish country squire to assess his paintings. Clay spots what he suspects is a Bruegel and so begins a tale of lies and concealment as he schemes to separate the painting from its owner. By the author of Now You Know.
Spies : a novel by Michael Frayn ( Book )
53 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 1,608 libraries worldwide
When a long-forgotten scent forces Stephen Wheatley to confront his past, he starts to remember a troubling childhood summer in wartime London where an imaginative child's game of playing spies wreaked havoc upon innocent lives.
Noises off : a play in three acts by Michael Frayn ( Book )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 1,449 libraries worldwide
Noises off, the classic farce by the Tony Award-winning author of Copenhagen, is not one play but two: simultaneously a traditional sex farce, Nothing On, and the backstage "drama" that develops during Nothing On's final rehearsal and tour. The two begin to interlock as the characters make their exits from Nothing On only to find themselves making entrances into the even worse nightmare going on backstage. In the end, at the disastrous final performance, the two plots can be kept separate no longer, and coalesce into a single collective nervous breakdown.
Copenhagen by Michael Frayn ( Book )
41 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,190 libraries worldwide
Skuespil om et møde i 1941 mellem de to atomfysikere, tyskeren Werner Heisenberg og Niels Bohr, som var gamle venner, men som nu var på hver sin side under krigen.
The human touch : our part in the creation of a universe by Michael Frayn ( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,183 libraries worldwide
What do we really know? What are we in relation to the world around us? Playwright and novelist Frayn takes on the great questions of his career--and of our lives. Humankind, scientists agree, is an insignificant speck in the impersonal vastness of the universe. But what would that universe be like if we were not here to say something about it? Would there be numbers if there were no one to count them? With wit, charm, and brilliance, this epic work of philosophy sets out to make sense of our place in the scheme of things. Our contact with the world around us, Michael Frayn shows, is always fleeting and indeterminate, yet we have nevertheless had to fashion a comprehensible universe in which action is possible. But how do we distinguish our subjective experience from what is objectively true and knowable?--From publisher description.
Benefactors : a play in two acts by Michael Frayn ( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
A landing on the sun by Michael Frayn ( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Cabinet Officer Brian Jessel reconstructs the last few months of Summerchild, a civil servant, who fell to his death fifteen years ago.
The trick of it by Michael Frayn ( Book )
21 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and German and held by 848 libraries worldwide
He knows everything about her before they meet: the make of pen she writes with, her exact height, the various honorary degrees she holds. He knows more about her nine novels and 27 short stories than she does herself. Naturally--he has devoted his life to studying and teaching them, and he reveres them. Also, he is four times as clever as she is.
Wild honey : the untitled play by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and Hebrew and held by 840 libraries worldwide
Now you know by Michael Frayn ( Book )
21 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and German and held by 812 libraries worldwide
Done a bit of good in the world, though, with his campaign for open government. No secrets, that's Terry's secret. Okay, maybe he does come across as a bit of a headline-grabbing charlatan sometimes. But he's a charmer all right. Ask anyone. Ask Shireen on the switchboard, or Kent on the photocopier, Brixton's own unguided missile. Ask Liz the librarian, if you can get past the nervous grin and bramble-bush hairdo. Ask Kevin - on second thought, don't; it'd take him all.
Great railway journeys of the world ( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 709 libraries worldwide
Sweet dreams by Michael Frayn ( Book )
31 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
"Heaven, reported St John in Revelation, was a cubical city 12,000 furlongs high made of 'pure gold, like unto clear glass'. That was 1,900 years ago, and Haven as it is today has changed out of all recognition. This book is the account of a recent journey to the metropolis at the nerve-centre of the universe. The journey was undertaken not by a mystical reporter like St John, but by Howard Baker, an observer of much more modern outlook. He finds a city that offers rich opportunities for leisure and enjoyment - but one which also presents a moral and intellectual challenge. In short, a city that is highly adapted to the requirements of modest, responsible, likeable, educated men of liberal views called Howard Baker."--Container.
My father's fortune : a life by Michael Frayn ( Book )
22 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
Whether he is deliriously funny or philosophically profound, as a novelist and a playwright Michael Frayn has concerned himself with the ordinary life lived by erring humans, which is always more extraordinary than people think. InMy Father's Fortune, Frayn reveals the original exemplar of the extraordinary-ordinary life: his father, Tom Frayn. A clever lad, a roofing salesman with a winning smile and a racetrack vocabulary, Tom Frayn emerged undaunted from a childhood spent in two rooms with six other people, all of them deaf. And undaunted he stayed, through German rockets, feckless in-laws, and his own increasing deafness; through the setback of a son as bafflingly slow-witted as the father was quick on his feet; through the shockingly sudden tragedy that darkened his life. Tom Frayn left his son little more than three watches and two ink-and-wash prints. But the true fortune he passed on was the great humor and spirit revealed in this beguiling memoir.
The Copenhagen papers : an intrigue by Michael Frayn ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and German and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Who is Celia, and what are the mysterious papers found concealed under the attic floorboards of an old country house? Are they simply instructions for assembling a table-tennis table, written in idiosyncratic German, or could they contain a coded message?
A very private life by Michael Frayn ( Book )
23 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 526 libraries worldwide
The Russian interpreter by Michael Frayn ( Book )
28 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 482 libraries worldwide
The tin men by Michael Frayn ( Book )
34 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and Russian and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Plays--one by Michael Frayn ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
Clouds by Michael Frayn ( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Towards the end of the morning by Michael Frayn ( Book )
30 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and Estonian and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Actors Art auctions Art historians Atomic bomb Authors, English Bildungsromans Biography Bohr, Niels,--1885-1962 Boys Bruegel, Pieter,--ca. 1525-1569 Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich,--1860-1904 College teachers Cosmology Country life Criticism, interpretation, etc. Drama England England--London English drama English drama (Comedy) Europe--Flanders Families Fathers and sons Fiction Film adaptations Frayn, Michael Germany Great Britain Heisenberg, Werner,--1901-1976 Historians of philosophy History Lost works of art Male friendship Married people Nuclear physics Nuclear warfare--Moral and ethical aspects Painting Philosophical anthropology Physicists Railroads Russian drama Science Spy stories Television plays Theater--Production and direction Theatrical companies Translations Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Voyages and travels World War (1939-1945)
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Pseud. Housemonger, Robin 1933-マイケル・フレイン
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