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Ondaatje, Christopher

Overview
Works: 30 works in 112 publications in 3 languages and 2,676 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Atlases  Maps  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6045.O68, B
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Most widely held works about Christopher Ondaatje
 
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Hemingway in Africa : the last safari by Christopher Ondaatje( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prime Ministers of Canada, 1867-1968 by Christopher Ondaatje( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The village in the jungle by Leonard Woolf( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel set in Ceylon follows the lives of a handful of villagers hacking out a fragile existence in a jungle where indiscriminate growth, indifferent fate and malevolent neighbours constantly threaten to overwhelm them. It is as if Thomas Hardy were immersed in the heat, scent, sensuality and pungent mystery of the tropics. Seven years as a colonial administrator gave Woolf first-hand knowledge of the injustice of colonial rule, and an acute psychological sympathy with the villagers. He skilfully incorporates local story-telling traditions and beliefs into his chilling narrative, to c
The last colonial : curious adventures and stories from a vanishing world by Christopher Ondaatje( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Ondaatje is a true child of the British Empire. Born in Ceylon in 1933 and brought up on a tea plantation, he was sent as a teenager to boarding school in England. But soon after Ceylon was granted its independence in 1948, his family found themselves destitute, and the young Ondaatje left school and got a job. In 1956 he made his way to Canada with just thirteen dollars in his pocket. From this improbable beginning there followed a series of commercial triumphs until 1988 when he abruptly abandoned high finance at the peak of his career and reinvented himself as an explorer and author, focusing mainly on the colonial period. It is the curious encounters behind these often precarious adventures that make up The Last Colonial
Canadian Geographic atlas of Canada : the story of a country through maps, photographs, history and culture( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An authoritative and prestigious new atlas that records Canada today, looks back into its history and takes a glimpse toward tomorrow. In this atlas, you will find outstanding reference maps of Canada, detailed pages on many aspects of the country from its geology to its industry, award-winning photography, historical maps, satellite images and extended descriptions of all the provinces and territories. It has been produced by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in conjunction with the creators of internationally renowned The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World."--Back cover
Olympic victory; the story behind the Canadian Bob-Sled Club's incredible victory at the 1964 Winter Olympic Games by Christopher Ondaatje( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bobsport, Olympische-Winterspiele, Österreich, Kanada, Geschichte Statistik, Biographie
The power of paper : a history, a financial adventure and a warning by Christopher Ondaatje( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether as a lasting record of our ideas or as a vessel of capitalist currency, paper has long interested Christopher Ondaatje as a symbol of our civilization. In 'The Power of Paper', he undertakes a fascinating journey - both historical and personal - in order to examine its significance
Sindh revisited : a journey in the footsteps of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton : 1842-1849, the India years by Christopher Ondaatje( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sindh Revisited is the remarkable story of the author's fascination with the early life of Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890). It is the story of an incredible journey, too - deep into the heart of British India, and the India and Sindh of today." "Christopher Ondaatje's Sindh Revisited is the extraordinarily sensitive account of the author's quest to uncover the secrets of the seven years Richard Burton spent in India in the army of the East India Company from 1842 to 1849. "If I wanted to fill the gap in my understanding of Richard Burton, I would have to do something that had never been done before: follow in his footsteps in India ..." The journey covered thousands of miles - trekking across deserts where ancient tribes meet modern civilization in the valley of the mighty Indus River." "What was it that Burton discovered in India? What was it that changed him from a rebellious, wayward youth into a man of courage, imagination, wisdom and personal power? Through this unique book and the journey it describes, we come nearer than ever before to understanding the mystery of Richard Burton and the devils that drove him."--Jacket
The Glenthorne cat : and other amazing leopard stories( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People, Sri Lanka by Tom Tidball( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes an article on brief historical survey by R.K. de Silva
The Man-eater of Punanai : a journey of discovery to the jungles of old Ceylon by Christopher Ondaatje( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical account of a Sri Lanka born Canadian, woven around his journey through Sri Lanka
The first original unexpurgated Canadian book of sex and adventure by Jeremy Brown( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imperial journey in the shadow of Leonard Woolf 1904-1911 by Christopher Ondaatje( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Woolf was sent to Ceylon in 1904 as a civil servant. In this text, Ondaatje revisits Woolf's former imperial haunts and considers his wide range of writings on the region
Love duet : and other curious stories about music( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woolf in Ceylon : an imperial journey in the shadow of Leonard Woolf, 1904-1911 by Christopher Ondaatje( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Woolf was born in London in 1880. He spent five years at Trinity College, Cambridge where he began lasting friendships with men such as Lytton Strachey, E. M. Forster and John Maynard Keynes. In 1904, Woolf applied to join the home civil service but failed the exam. Instead, he was sent to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) as a cadet in the Ceylon civil service, joining the small group of white administrators who ruled the colony. There he remained for nearly seven years. In this book Christopher Ondaatje, who was born and brought up in the island, follows in the footsteps of Woolf. Drawing on his personal experience of Ceylon and empire, he compares the way of life during imperial days with that of the post-colonial era. We learn as much about the country and its people and their transformation of the country during the past century as we do about the man who used his colonial career to become one of the leading English men of letters of the twentieth century. Ondaatje’s sensitive descriptions, illustrated with period and modern photographs, tell the compelling story of Woolf’s sojourn in Ceylon and his developing disillusionment with the British colonial system
Journey to the source of the Nile by Christopher Ondaatje( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the author's expeditiion to the source of the Nile, as he retraces the steps of famous explorers, including Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke
Gold for Canada : the story behind the Canadian Bob-Sled Club's incredible victory at the 1964 Winter Olympic Games by Christopher Ondaatje( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prime Ministers of Canada, 1867-1967 ... Illustrated by C.G. Stephen by Christopher Ondaatje( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daphne Todd by Daphne Todd( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jia na da li jie shou xiang xiao zhuan by Christopher Ondaatje( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hemingway in Africa : the last safari
Alternative Names
Christopher Ondaatje Businessman, philanthropist, adventurer, writer

Christopher Ondaatje Canadees schrijver

Christopher Ondaatje kanadischer Geschäftsmann und Autor

Ondaatje, Christopher 1933-

Ondaatje, Philip Christopher

Languages
English (105)

Chinese (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The village in the jungleThe last colonial : curious adventures and stories from a vanishing worldThe power of paper : a history, a financial adventure and a warningSindh revisited : a journey in the footsteps of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton : 1842-1849, the India yearsThe Glenthorne cat : and other amazing leopard storiesThe Man-eater of Punanai : a journey of discovery to the jungles of old CeylonAn imperial journey in the shadow of Leonard Woolf 1904-1911Woolf in Ceylon : an imperial journey in the shadow of Leonard Woolf, 1904-1911Journey to the source of the Nile