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Brookner, Anita

Overview
Works: 356 works in 2,090 publications in 19 languages and 57,057 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Screenplays  History  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, Performer
Classifications: PR6052.R5816, 823.914
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Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner( Book )

192 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 3,644 WorldCat member 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
Making things better : a novel by Anita Brookner( Book )

41 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,132 WorldCat member 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
Visitors by Anita Brookner( Book )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,033 WorldCat member 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
Family and friends by Anita Brookner( Book )

68 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the members of a rich European family--the widow Sofka and her four children, Frederick, Alfred, Mimi, and Betty, from prewar London to their various destinies in such places as Paris, Hollywood, and the Italian Riviera
The rules of engagement : a novel by Anita Brookner( Book )

45 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 1,900 WorldCat member 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
Latecomers by Anita Brookner( Book )

70 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,865 WorldCat member 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
The misalliance by Anita Brookner( Book )

56 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,803 WorldCat member 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
Strangers : a novel by Anita Brookner( Book )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,802 WorldCat member 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
A private view by Anita Brookner( Book )

43 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,774 WorldCat member 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
Falling slowly : a novel by Anita Brookner( Book )

46 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sharpe sisters' quiet lives are disrupted when they become involved with several complicated men
Fraud by Anita Brookner( Book )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays a woman who in middle-age finally takes charge of her own destiny
A friend from England by Anita Brookner( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a tale of gradual self-revelation, Rachel, her friend Heather, and Heather's parents live desperately ordinary lives, unable to take the chances necessary to find self-fulfillment
Lewis Percy by Anita Brookner( Book )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a shy, bookish young man in Paris who clings to a refined existence as his cozy world crumbles around him
Incidents in the Rue Laugier by Anita Brookner( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member 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
Look at me by Anita Brookner( Book )

70 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely art historian absorbed in her research seizes the opportunity to share in the joys and pleasures of the lives of a glittering couple, only to find her hopes of companionship and happiness shattered
 
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Alternative Names
Anita Brookner brit regényíró, művészettörténész

Anita Brookner britische Schriftstellerin, Kunsthistorikerin und Hochschullehrerin

Anita Brookner Brits historicus

Anita Brookner scrittrice, critica d'arte e saggista inglese

Anita Brooknerová

Bruknere, Anita 1928-

Аніта Брукнер

Брукнер, Анита

אניטה ברוקנר

अनीता ब्रुकनर

브루크너, 애니타 1928-

アニータ・ブルックナー

ブルックナー, アニータ

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Making things better : a novelVisitorsFamily and friendsThe rules of engagement : a novelLatecomersThe misallianceStrangers : a novelA private view