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Ondaatje, Christopher

Overview
Works: 24 works in 96 publications in 2 languages and 2,697 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits  Miscellanea 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR6045.O68, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher Ondaatje
Hemingway in Africa : the last safari by Christopher Ondaatje ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Prime Ministers of Canada, 1867-1968 by Christopher Ondaatje ( Book )
5 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Prime Ministers of Canada : Macdonald to Mulroney, 1867-1985 by Christopher Ondaatje ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The village in the jungle by Leonard Woolf ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 128 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 Prime Ministers of Canada, 1867-1967 by Christopher Ondaatje ( Book )
8 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Prime Ministers of Canada by Christopher Ondaatje ( Book )
5 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 75 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
The power of paper : a history, a financial adventure and a warning by Christopher Ondaatje ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bobsport, Olympische-Winterspiele, OĢˆsterreich, Kanada, Geschichte Statistik, Biographie
The Glenthorne cat : and other amazing leopard stories ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sindh revisited : a journey in the footsteps of Sir Richard Francis Burton, (1842- by Christopher Ondaatje ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Man-eater of Punanai : a journey of discovery to the jungles of old Ceylon by Christopher Ondaatje ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiographical account of a Sri Lanka born Canadian, woven around his journey through Sri Lanka
People, Sri Lanka by Tom Tidball ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes an article on brief historical survey by R.K. de Silva
The first original unexpurgated Canadian book of sex and adventure by Jeremy Brown ( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visions of an island : rare works from Sri Lanka in the Christopher Ondaatje collection by Neville Weereratne ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 7 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
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 6 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."--BOOK JACKET
Woolf in Ceylon : an imperial journey in the shadow of Leonard Woolf, 1904-1911 by Christopher Ondaatje ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journey to the source of the Nile by Christopher Ondaatje ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 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
 
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Alternative Names
Ondaatje, Philip Christopher
Languages
English (91)
Dutch (1)
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