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Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer 1927-2013

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Heat and dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala( Book )

198 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in India, HEAT AND DUST is the story of Olivia, a beautiful, spoiled, bored English colonial wife in the 1920s who is drawn inexorably into the spell of the Nawab, a minor Indian prince deeply involved in plots and intrigues. Olivia outrages the tiny, suffocating town where her husband is a civil servant by eloping with the captivating Nawab. It is also the story of Olivia's step-granddaughter who, fifty years later, is drawn to India by her fascination with the letters left behind by the now dead older woman, and by her obsession with solving the enigma of Olivia's scandal. A penetrating and compassionate love story, this brilliant novel immerses the reader in the heat, dust, and squalor of India, while providing a compelling mixture of the spiritual and the sensual
The remains of the day by James Ivory( Visual )

75 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically proper butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper employed by a British lord who is unwittingly a Nazi dupe
A Room with a View by James Ivory( Visual )

95 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All she wanted was a room with a view on her first trip to Florence. Little did she realize that her wish would lead her into impropriety, confusion, and passion
Out of India : selected stories by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala( Book )

43 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains fifteen short stories selected from four previous collections and all set in India
Three continents by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala( Book )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching for a meaningful life, twins Harriet and Michael Wishwell become followers of the Rawul, an obscure Indian prince who leads a movement for world unity. Once in India, however, Michael's blind allegiance falters while Harriet falls under the spell of romance and threatens to destroy all that she should hold dear
The householder by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala( Book )

63 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous look at the life of a young teacher in India focuses on Prem's life both at school and at home
Le divorce by James Ivory( Visual )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Isabel Walker receives word that her pregnant stepsister Rosy has bee left by her philandering French husband, artist Charles-Henri de Persand, Isabel travels to Paris to offer her help and moral support
In search of love and beauty by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interior lives of three generations on a quest for love and beauty are explored. Louise strives to reclaim her youth, her daughter Marietta searches for beauty in lofty ideas and in her obsession for her son Mark, who believes love is to be found in the pursuit of money and young lovers
Travelers by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the unlikely convergence of four wanderers in India: Asha, an imperious Indian widow; Raymond, a curious Englishman; Lee, an American looking for her spiritual core; and Gopi, an impressionable young student. With a mixture of impassioned dialogue and subtle narrative, Jhabvala examines the psychological and cultural forces that wend their paths into inextricable knots of love and
My nine lives : chapters of a possible past by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala explores nine possible lives. While each is located in deeply familiar territory, whether England, India, or America, and often overlaid with that essential Central European family background, each life is born of startlingly different origins and each reveals a different destiny. Here are nine different answers to the central question: what would happen if I were granted an alternative life?"--Jacket
Shards of memory by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saga of an Indian family transplanted to Europe and America. It begins with the great-grandfather, a merchant who emigrated to New York and spent his life writing nostalgic poetry on India. A tale of East and West, the nuances of social conventions and the immigrant's sense of detached belonging
Howards End by James Ivory( Visual )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites
East into Upper East : plain tales from New York and New Delhi by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories featuring cosmopolitan Indians. In Independence, set in India, a high-class woman earns a living teaching social graces, in Two Muses, set in London, a girl observes her grandfather's marital infidelity, and in A Summer by the Sea, set in New York, a woman falls for the lover of her homosexual son-in-law
Poet and dancer by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the pathological attachment between Angel, a quiet, introverted poet, and her cousin Lara, an erratic, attention-seeking dancer who pulls Angel into her downward spiral
How I became a holy mother, and other stories by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala( Book )

36 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories 2014 by Charles Baxter( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
A backward place by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala( Book )

57 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picture of life in contemporary Delhi as seen through the happy marriage of an English girl and an Indian actor
Esmond in India; a novel by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala( Book )

45 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Englishman living in India brings havoc to two aristocratic families after daughters of each family fall in love with him
Howards End by E. M Forster( Visual )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the idealistic, independent and highly educated Schlegel sisters and their tangled relationships with a rich businessman and his family, and with an unhappily married young bank clerk
The golden bowl by James Ivory( Visual )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an impovished yet charming Italian aristrocrat, Prince Amerigo. Through a twist of fate, Adam marries the Prince's former lover, Charlotte. Maggie's suspicions deepen to a possible affair between the Prince and Charlotte, when Maggie makes the ill-fated purchase of a golden bowl. It becomes only a matter of time before Maggie unravels the truth from a world full of deception and lies
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The remains of the day
The remains of the dayOut of India : selected storiesThree continentsThe householderIn search of love and beautyTravelersMy nine lives : chapters of a possible pastShards of memory
Alternative Names
Jhabavala Ruth Prawer

Jhabavala Ruth Prawer 1927-2013

Jhabawala Ruth Prawer

Jhabawala Ruth Prawer 1927-2013

Jhabvala, R. P. 1927-2013

Jhabvala, R. Prawer.

Jhabvala, R. Prawer 1927-

Jhabvala, R. Prawer 1927-2013

Jhabvala, R. Prawer (Ruth Prawer), 1927-

Jhabvala, R. Prawer (Ruth Prawer), 1927-2013

Jhabvala Ruth

Jhabvala, Ruth 1927-2013

Jhabvala, Ruth P. 1927-2013

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer

Jhabwala Ruth Prawer

Jhabwala Ruth Prawer 1927-2013

Merchant, Ruth Prawer 1927-2013

Prawer-Jhabvala, Ruth

Prawer Jhabvala, Ruth 1927-

Prawer-Jhabvala, Ruth 1927-2013

Prawer Ruth

Prawer, Ruth 1927-

Prawer, Ruth 1927-2013

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala britische Schriftstellerin und Drehbuchautorin

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala britisk manusforfattar

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala britisk manusforfatter

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Brits scenarioschrijfster (1927-2013)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala brittisk manusförfattare

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala German-born British-American author

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala pisarka i scenarzystka

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala sceneggiatrice e scrittrice inglese

Ruth Prawer Jhabvalaová britsko-americká spisovatelka a filmová scenáristka

Правер Джабвала, Рут

ג׳בוואלה, רות פראוור 1927־

ג'בולה, רות

ג'בולה, רות פרור

ג'בולה, רות פרור, 1927-

פרור-ג'בולה, רות

פרור, רות

רות פראוור-ג'אבוולה

רות פראוור-ג'אבוולה סופרת בריטית

روث پراور جابوالا فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی

रुत् प्रवर् जब्वाला

रुथ प्रवर झाबवाला

ரூத் பிராவர் ஜாப்வாலா

റൂത്ത് പ്രവർ ജബാവാല

루스 프라워 자브발라

야발라, 루스 프라워 1927-2013

자발라, 루스 프러워 1927-2013

ジャブヴァーラ, ルース プローワー

プローワー ジャブヴァーラ, ルース