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Firbank, Ronald 1886-1926

Overview
Works: 202 works in 672 publications in 4 languages and 12,992 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  History  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: PR6011.I7, 823.912
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Five novels / Ronald Firbank ; with an introduction by Osbert Sitwell by Ronald Firbank( Book )

37 editions published between 1900 and 1981 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Ronald Firbank by Ronald Firbank( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 1975 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three novels: Vainglory; Inclinations; Caprice by Ronald Firbank( Book )

8 editions published between 1900 and 1960 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete plays by Ronald Firbank( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complementing Dalkey Archive's edition of Firbank's Complete Short Stories (published in 1990), Complete Plays makes available for the first time in one volume this inimitable British writer's three excursions into drama: The Mauve Tower (1904), a "dream play" reminiscent in language and setting of Oscar Wilde's Salome and the writings of the French symbolists; A Disciple from the Country (1907), a one-act comedy about a debutante who flirts with religion and sainthood in order to catch a husband; and The Princess Zoubaroff (1920), a three-act comedy about marriage, religion, and homosexual separatism
Prancing nigger by Ronald Firbank( Book )

26 editions published between 1924 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flower beneath the foot. Being a record of the early life of St. Laura de Nazianzi and the times in which she lived by Ronald Firbank( Book )

21 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete short stories by Ronald Firbank( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valmouth by Ronald Firbank( Book )

30 editions published between 1919 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in an English seaside health resort where the air promotes longevity, 'Valmouth' is dominated by masseuse, Mrs Yajnavalkkya. It is a work of elegant fantasy with religious and sexual innuendo
Concerning the eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli by Ronald Firbank( Book )

32 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une fête fantaisiste dans l'Espagne du début du siècle avec un prélat comme personnage principal. Celui-ci, déguisé en femme, baptise un chien policier dans une cathédrale. L'auteur vouait un véritable culte à Oscar Wilde
Vainglory by Ronald Firbank( Book )

16 editions published between 1915 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fairly young and entirely alive Mrs Shamefoot wants nothing more than to have a memorial stained-glass window erected in her honour in an English cathedral. From this premise, the inimitable Ronald Firbank extends his witty, eccentric Vainglory, with a crowded cast of hilariously drawn characters - Winsome Brooks, Lady Anne Pantry, Miss Wookie, Mrs Barrow of Dawn and Mrs Steeple - a riot of parties, and a bottomless sense of the ridiculous. Admired by Auden, Forster and Waugh, Firbank's fine comic skill, quick-fire dialogue and descriptive flights of fancy are perfectly captured in Vainglory, his first and longest novel, as well as in two novellas included here - Inclinations and Caprice." --Penguin.co.uk
Santal by Ronald Firbank( Book )

10 editions published between 1921 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two novels : the flower beneath the foot : Prancing nigger by Ronald Firbank( Book )

7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caprice by Ronald Firbank( Book )

14 editions published between 1917 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valmouth ; Prancing nigger ; Concerning the eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli by Ronald Firbank( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inclinations by Ronald Firbank( Book )

10 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This, Firbank's second novel, with its hints of the Sapphic and the scandalous, was first published in 1916. The Glasgow Herald's reviewer said "Mr. Ronald Firbank's fiction bears a strong resemblance to the work of the Futurists in painting." He certainly was, in the oddness of his depiction and in his stripping-down of narrative and conversation to their bizarre bare bones, a master of the avant-garde well before his time. This edition includes an extra chapter, written much later in 1925
The early Firbank by Ronald Firbank( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odette : a fairy tale for weary people by Ronald Firbank( Book )

7 editions published in 1916 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three novels by Ronald Firbank( Book )

21 editions published between 1950 and 2000 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 more novels by Ronald Firbank( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The princess Zoubaroff : a comedy by Ronald Firbank( Book )

2 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Firbank Arthur Annesley Ronald

Firbank, Arthur Annesley Ronald 1886-1926

Firbank, Ronald 1886-1926

Ronald Firbank britischer Schriftsteller

Ronald Firbank britisk skribent

Ronald Firbank Brits schrijver (1886-1926)

Ronald Firbank brittisk författare

Ronald Firbank brytyjski pisarz

Ronald Firbank écrivain britannique

Ronald Firbank novel·lista britànic

Ronald Firbank novelista británico

Ronald Firbank scrittore britannico

Рональд Фербенк

Фербенк, Рональд

ファーバンク, ロナルド

ロナルド・ファーバンク

Languages
English (375)

Spanish (12)

French (5)

Italian (1)

Covers
Complete playsComplete short storiesVainglorySantalValmouth ; Prancing nigger ; Concerning the eccentricities of Cardinal PirelliThree novelsAlternative paradigms of literary realism