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Humphrey, William

Overview
Works: 42 works in 297 publications in 9 languages and 12,380 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Short stories  Drama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Humor  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3558.U464, 813.54
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The Ordways by William Humphrey( Book )

40 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family chronicle of the Ordways, tenacious Tennessee farm folk who crossed into Texas after the Civil War
Home from the hill by William Humphrey( Book )

63 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy dogs the Hunnicutt family in the woods and hills of an East Texas village
No resting place by William Humphrey( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized tale recounts the forced removal of the Cherokee nation from Georgia, to Tennessee, to Texas along the Trail of Tears and the devastation of that exodus to Native Americans. The Cherokee Indians of the State of Georgia, including those who have been Christian for generations, are forced to move west along the Trail of Tears. Nothing - not the white man's god nor the Chief justice of the Supreme Court - can change their fate
A time and a place : stories by William Humphrey( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author brings back to us, with extraordinary emotional force, the realities, the dreams, the feelings of the now almost legendary 1930s in the American heartland
Proud flesh by William Humphrey( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and French and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden jealousies erupt, old secrets emerge, old wounds reopen. Passion, violence, and devastating love explode as a proud family gather to await the death of the family's matriarch
Hostages to fortune : a novel by William Humphrey( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and French and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How well can a man know his son? His wife? Himself? Ben Curtis knew the secrets of catching trout, the exhiliration of flycasting in a mountain stream, and the deep satisfaction of friendship that went deeper than ties of blood. But when unthinkable tragedy struck, he found he knew nothing at all about his marriage, his child - or the dark depths of his own soul. Now, in the aftermath of his son's suicide, he returns to the Upstate New York fishing lodge - a place that vividly evokes a happy past and the devastating present - the one place where a strong, caring man can face a shattered life, the consequences of loving and the risks of living again"--Amazon
The collected stories of William Humphrey by William Humphrey( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential anthology of early short fiction by an American master Set primarily in Texas and Oklahoma during the Great Depression, these extraordinary stories display the unique blend of irony, nostalgia, and sharp-edged lyricism that established William Humphrey as one of America's <a>finest</a> chroniclers of small-town life. In?The Last Husband,? a bright-eyed newlywed bears witness to the cynical intrigues of an older married couple.?The Human Fly? is the darkly humorous story of a young man's misguided attempt to create a new identity for himself in the rural Texas community where his name has become a running joke.?Quail for Mr. Forester? is the tender and precisely detailed portrait of a young Southern boy yearning for the glorious past he never knew. In?The Rainmaker,? a self-proclaimed professor of the elements is tarred, feathered, and run out of town for raising a dust storm instead of delivering the promised downpour. He escapes across the Red River and finally succeeds in bringing an end to the drought, only to be forced to flee yet again when a three-day deluge results in disastrous flooding. Marked by the same originality and artistry that distinguished Home from the Hill and The Ordways as two of the finest novels in American literature, The Collected Stories of William Humphrey is a testament to the breathtaking scope of its author's vision and the graceful precision of his craft. This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Humphrey including rare photos form the author's estate
September song by William Humphrey( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories by William Humphrey
The last husband, and other stories by William Humphrey( Book )

18 editions published between 1953 and 1971 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open season : sporting adventures by William Humphrey( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Moby Dick by William Humphrey( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the acclaimed author of Home from the Hill and The Ordways comes a charming and erudite account of what happens when the fish hooks the fisherman In the Berkshire mountains, novelist and avid outdoorsman William Humphrey discovers a gigantic, one-eyed brown trout lazing in the shallows of a roadside stream. Between three and four feet long and weighing more than thirty pounds, it is a fish too big not to be fished for. It is also, therefore, a fish too big to be caught. Yet Humphrey resolves to do just that, and with a dry fly, no less. What follows is a season-long pursuit of the impos
The spawning run by William Humphrey( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Humphrey's delightful chronicle of an angling holiday in Wales celebrates two equally astonishing creatures: the Atlantic salmon and the British fly fisherman In order to mate in the same freshwater stream where it was spawned, the salmon swims one thousand miles or more and overcomes countless obstacles, from trawling nets to twelve-foot-high waterfalls. To catch the King of Fish at the end of its incredible journey, the Anglo-Saxon angler subjects his pride, his bank account, and his taste buds-poached milk, anyone?-to similar dangers. Nine out of ten salmon do not make it back to t
Ah, wilderness! : the frontier in American literature by William Humphrey( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A time and a place: stories of the Red River country by William Humphrey( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home from the hill by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

10 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the young, impressionable Theron learns a shameful truth about his father's life, the family's supressed feelings explode, setting off a chain of events that lead to a shattering climax
D'un temps et d'un lieu by William Humphrey( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in French and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une neige toute fraiche : Nouvelles by William Humphrey( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La course amoureuse : récits by William Humphrey( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Con él llegó el escándalo by William Humphrey( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1974 in Spanish and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far from home : selected letters of William Humphrey by William Humphrey( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Often compared to William Faulkner, renowned American writer William Humphrey (1924-1997) sought to shatter myths about the South in such acclaimed novels as Home from the Hill, The Ordways, and Proud Flesh, and in his voluminous short stories, critical essays, and memoirs. This collection of Humphrey's best letters deserves space on the bookshelf alongside these earlier works. Beginning in the 1940s when, as a true starving artist, he wore borrowed clothes and could afford only one meal a day, the letters move to his time as a goatherd, his stint as a teacher at Bard College, and his middle years in Europe. They continue as he returns to America and teaches at Washington and Lee, MIT, Princeton, and Smith, and decrease in number as his health declines in the late 1980s and early 1990S." "Humphrey corresponded with some of the central figures in the literary and intellectual life of the twentieth century, including writers such as Katherine Anne Porter and Leonard Woolf, and the publishers Alfred and Blanche Knopf. These letters present a vivid picture of Humphrey as he provides commentary on his contemporaries through personal observations combined with sharp critical judgments."--Jacket
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Home from the hill
Alternative Names
Humphrey, William

William Humphrey Amerikaans schrijver

William Humphrey amerikansk författare

William Humphrey amerikansk skribent

William Humphrey écrivain américain

William Humphrey scrittore statunitense

William Humphrey US-amerikanischer Autor

Γουίλιαμ Χάμφρεϊ Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Уильям Хамфри

ویلیام هامفری نویسنده آمریکایی

Languages
English (222)

French (27)

Spanish (9)

German (7)

Danish (2)

Dutch (2)

Norwegian (2)

Italian (1)

Czech (1)

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Home from the hillFar from home : selected letters of William HumphreyWilliam Humphrey : destroyer of mythsFar from home : selected letters of William HumphreyWilliam Humphrey