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Middleton, Stanley 1919-2009

Overview
Works: 86 works in 407 publications in 2 languages and 7,458 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Musical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction, English  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6063.I25, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stanley Middleton
Holiday by Stanley Middleton( Book )

33 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the time of its "discovery," the American continent was identified as the Fourth World of our planet. Today the term has been taken up again by its "Indian" or native peoples to describe their own world - both its threatened present condition and its political history, which stretches back thousands of years before Columbus. Using indigenous sources as primary sources, Book of the Fourth World explores the landscapes and chronologies of this world as they have been seen and interpreted from the inside. Mapping the continent by this literary means, it pays particular attention to the well-documented traditions of the Nahuatl (Aztec) and Maya to the north of the isthmus, and of the Quechua-speaking Inca to the South. According to both the literary evidence and the testimony of native Americans themselves, notably at the Quito Conference of July 1990, an underlying coherence is to be found in the creation story told in the "bible of America," the Popol vuh of the Quiche Maya. A classic of world literature, this 16th-century work sets out a story of evolution understood by Europe only hundreds of years later; its natural philosophy is now being defended, as a way of life critical to that of the planet itself, in the tropical forests of the Amazon. Taking a skeptical view of the 1992 quincentenary and respecting the testimony of the Indians themselves, this study brings together a wide range of evidence from what is now Latin and Anglo America. In doing so, it offers detailed analyses of texts ranging far back into the centuries of civilized life that antedated Columbus
Entry into Jerusalem by Stanley Middleton( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist John Worth is a stubborn individualist whose talent is recognised but constantly manipulated by those around him. Until, at a London art show, he produces an image of shocking individuality : a painting of Christ's entry into Jerusalem
Brief garlands by Stanley Middleton( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The comforts and terrors of middle-class provincial life have seldom been more sharply dissected than by Stanley Middleton, and his new novel adds to this social insight a new poignancy. As ageing slowly entwines John Stone, retired headmaster at Beechnall, his wife Peg and their various friends and relatives, and as past certainties recede, the solid, decent world of provincial life with its satisfactions and occasional minor adulteries gives way to new threats - some external, in the changing society around them, some internal. The question of how to live the good life, always near the centre of Middleton's novels, confronts the inhabitants of this quiet street of Victorian villas and is answered in surprising and disturbing ways."--BOOK JACKET
A cautious approach by Stanley Middleton( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tentative love story. Andy invites George home, and there he meets the captivating Mirabel, Andy's former fiancee. This chance encounter, and others that follow, have the potential to shift George's life, and soon he is drawn into a complicated set of relationships in which past knowledge and future expectation all play a part
Vacant places by Stanley Middleton( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na haar scheiding weet een onderwijzeres uit te groeien tot een zelfbewuste, geslaagde zakenvrouw, terwijl het leven van haar ex-man de sporen van de grote teleurstelling blijft dragen
Valley of decision by Stanley Middleton( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An after-dinner's sleep by Stanley Middleton( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een 65-jarige weduwnaar ontvangt onverwacht bezoek van een jeugdliefde die hij indertijd door aarzeling verspeelde
Toward the sea by Stanley Middleton( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changes and chances by Stanley Middleton( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een 13-jarige jongen vormt de schakel tussen een aantal volwassenen waaronder een rijke man die een wat doelloos leven lijkt te leiden
Recovery by Stanley Middleton( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na de plotselinge dood van zijn vrouw probeert het hoofd van een school zijn verlies te verzachten door zich te wijden aan de muziek
Sterner stuff by Stanley Middleton( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frank Montgomery is Principal of an art college, coping with an ageing father and a mother-in-law on the dark descent into Alzheimer's. His marriage is strong, his relationships supportive - but in one way Frank is extraordinary: he is being talked of as a major figure in British art, a figurative painter of national reputation with commissions beckoning right up to royalty. As he struggles to live the good life and to create, he is much concerned by issues in both work and life: is it better to do new things, or old things perfectly?"--BOOK JACKET
Brief hours by Stanley Middleton( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young boy, frank Stapleton stumbled upon an unanswerable question about life and its meaning, and was devastated at the outcome. Now, half a century later and in retirement after a successful professional career, he must face his doubts again through the problems of his family, colleagues, and friends
Small change by Stanley Middleton( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chance encounter with an old schoolfriend confronting a devastating disease leads Colin Turnbull to reassess his life. Middle-class life is not all it seems
The daysman by Stanley Middleton( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De rector van een Engelse middelbare school ziet zich geplaatst voor vele problemen die hij met tact en met de hulp van zijn begrijpende vrouw te lijf gaat
Mother's boy by Stanley Middleton( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Riley is in his early-thirties and has been separated from his wife, Helen, for two years. Deeply involved with his work as an accountant, he has given little thought to saving his marriage until his mother announces that Helen wishes to see him. John's mother and father are also separated - his father has been confined to a nursing home due to the onset of Alzheimers - and as John and Helen work out their past differences his parents' relationship deteriorates. Stanley Middleton brilliantly explores the complexities of marriage and family relationships across the generations
After a fashion by Stanley Middleton( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een dertigjarige academicus maakt snel carriere maar dit succes wordt voor hem bedorven door een mislukking op het emotionele vlak
Distractions by Stanley Middleton( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers by Stanley Middleton( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still waters by Stanley Middleton( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Necessary ends by Stanley Middleton( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een hoogbejaarde, alleenstaande man maakt kennis met een twintig jaar jongere vrouw en een jong onderwijzersgezin, die zijn sociale leven weer op gang brengen, ja zelfs de liefde terugbrengen in zijn leven
 
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Brief garlands
Alternative Names
Stanley Middleton britischer Schriftsteller und Lehrer

Stanley Middleton British writer

Stanley Middleton Brits auteur

Stanley Middleton écrivain britannique

Stanley Middleton escriptor britànic

Stanley Middleton escritor británico

Stanley Middleton scrittore britannico

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Languages
English (209)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Entry into JerusalemBrief garlandsA cautious approachVacant placesValley of decisionToward the seaChanges and chancesSterner stuff