Most widely held works about Anita Brookner
Most widely held works by Anita Brookner
Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner ( Book )
138 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 21 languages and held by 2,858 libraries worldwide
Edith Hope, a successful mature novelist, has made a fool of herself over love and is sent by her friends to a Swiss hotel to come to her senses. Instead of writing a new romance novel, she finds herself preoccupied with her fellow guests.
Family and friends by Anita Brookner ( Book )
44 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in 7 languages and held by 1,845 libraries worldwide
An ironic novel of a wealthy family living in England and their relationships. Matriarch Sofka dotes on Frederic, her playboy elder son, grooms Alfred to care for the family business, and favors the youngest daughter, spoiled Betty, over her docile sister Mimi.
Visitors by Anita Brookner ( Book )
33 editions published between 1900 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,842 libraries worldwide
An old woman's solitary existence is broken when she is asked by her family to lodge a young hippie in her London flat for a week. The way this very proper lady in her seventies interacts with her visitor, a homosexual, is the subject of the novel.
Making things better : a novel by Anita Brookner ( Book )
39 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,836 libraries worldwide
"Captures the quandaries of aging, the misunderstanding of an increasingly modern, alien world; awkward conversations with passersby; even more awkward conversations with passersby, even more awkward encounters with longtime friends and acquaintances; the anxieties posed by age and uncertainty and the bizarre, magnificent self-knowledge that perhaps only age, reflection, and experience can bring." -- Jacket.
Fraud by Anita Brookner ( Book )
29 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,826 libraries worldwide
Portrays a woman who in middle-age finally takes charge of her own destiny.
Undue influence : a novel by Anita Brookner ( Book )
37 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,815 libraries worldwide
A lonely woman whose love affairs have led nowhere resolves to find something permanent. So when a handsome and wealthy man walks into the London bookstore where she works, Claire Pitt, 29, decides to go after him. Unfortunately, he is a cad. By the author of Falling Slowly.
Leaving home by Anita Brookner ( Book )
42 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,809 libraries worldwide
Leaving her family and London home to study in Paris, Emma Roberts soon discovers a diversion from her academics in the person of a new friend, Françoise Desnoyers, a free-spirited young woman who has a tense relationship with her mother.
Brief lives by Anita Brookner ( Book )
32 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,797 libraries worldwide
Un superbe rčit intense et vrai. La solitude d'une femme et le souvenir d'une autre qui exacerbe la premir̈e. [SDM].
The Bay of Angels : a novel by Anita Brookner ( Book )
40 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,783 libraries worldwide
Zoe and her mother Anne have just settled into Zoe's new stepfather's French villa when tragedy strikes.
The rules of engagement : a novel by Anita Brookner ( Book )
49 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,774 libraries worldwide
Encountering each other later in life, Elizabeth and Betsy, two women who had known each other since childhood, reflect on the decisions and the men who have shaped their destinies.
A closed eye by Anita Brookner ( Book )
42 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,773 libraries worldwide
A woman comfortably settles into a marriage of convenience only to have her inner desires stirred by the dangerous husband of a close friend.
Altered states by Anita Brookner ( Book )
31 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,749 libraries worldwide
An English lawyer's obsession with Sarah, a beautiful cousin. Unable to have her, he marries another, then when Sarah gives him the signal rushes to her side, only to be disappointed. He returns to his wife, but once again the cousin beckons.
The misalliance by Anita Brookner ( Book )
51 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 1,709 libraries worldwide
Recently divorced Blanche Vernon is convinced the divorce is somehow her fault, even though her husband left her for another woman. But her wit enables her to step forward and grasp what has previously eluded her, even though she's puzzled at the prospect.
Falling slowly : a novel by Anita Brookner ( Book )
41 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,699 libraries worldwide
The Sharpe sisters' quiet lives are disrupted when they become involved with several complicated men.
Dolly by Anita Brookner ( Book )
46 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,682 libraries worldwide
Anita Brookner has been called "one of the finest novelists of her generation" by The New York Times and "a latter-day Jane Austen" by Publishers Weekly. Now, in Dolly, Brookner continues to explore in her masterful way the changing truths of identity and relationships in the lives of women, with this brilliant portrait of a family.
A private view by Anita Brookner ( Book )
37 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,669 libraries worldwide
An elderly man who has led a boring life meets a woman half his age and discovers real living. The novel chronicles the brief fling before his life returns to normal.
Latecomers by Anita Brookner ( Book )
43 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,639 libraries worldwide
Two middle aged men were brought as children out of Nazi Germany and parted from their parents forever. One forgets all memories while the other is a damaged person, a man of sorrows.
Incidents in the Rue Laugier by Anita Brookner ( Book )
37 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,593 libraries worldwide
A tale of youthful folly set in France. The heroine is Maud Gonthier, 18, sent for the summer to an aunt in the country. There she meets two Englishmen, David and his friend, Edward. She has an affair with David, which continues in a rented apartment in Paris, becomes pregnant and he deserts her. Whereupon Edward takes over, going as far as to marry her, but that won't bring Maud happiness either.
A friend from England by Anita Brookner ( Book )
38 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,556 libraries worldwide
Rachel, jeune anglaise indépendante, est amie de la famille Livingstone et considère comme guide pour leur fille Heather. Après l'indifférence, la tension et la jalousie de Rachel progressent insensiblement jusqu'à l'éclatement de sa haine.
Strangers : a novel by Anita Brookner ( Book )
27 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,527 libraries worldwide
Wishing to avoid the complications of turning down his cousin's widow's Christmas invitation, reclusive retiree Paul Sturgis sets off from the quietude of his London flat for a holiday in Venice. There he meets Mrs. Vicky Gardner, an intriguing and lovely woman in the midst of a divorce and at a crossroads in her life. Although he is avoiding new acquaintances, who might shake up his rather monotonous existence, Paul is surprised to find himself warming to the woman. Then, upon his return to England, his former girlfriend Sarah reintroduces herself into Paul's life. The two women spark a transformation within him. Paul's steady and preferred isolation now conflicts with the stark realization of his aloneness and his need for companionship.
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