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Mosley, Nicholas 1923-2017

Works: 87 works in 533 publications in 7 languages and 12,517 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Biography  Romance fiction  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Satirical literature  Historical fiction  Religious fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: PR6063.O82, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nicholas Mosley
Hopeful monsters : a novel by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

37 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set before and during World War II
A garden of trees by Nicholas Mosley( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Returning to London from a trip to the West Indies, an aspiring writer encounters a bewitching trio of friends whose magic lies in their ability to turn any situation into fantasy. Previously out of place in the world, the narrator falls in love with the young brother-sister pair of Peter and Annabelle, as well as the older, more political Marius. Reality soon encroaches upon the foursome, however, in the form of Marius's ailing wife, forcing the narrator to confront the dark emptiness and fear at the heart of his friends' joie de vivre. In this, his second novel - written in the '50s and never before published - Nicholas Mosley weighs questions of responsibility and sacrifice against those of love and earthly desire, the spirit versus the flesh."--Book description,
Point counter point by Aldous Huxley( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldous Huxley's lifelong concern with the dichotomy between passion and reason finds its fullest expression both thematically and formally in his masterpiece Point Counter Point. By presenting a vision of life in which diverse aspects of experience are observed simultaneously, Huxley characterizes the symptoms of "the disease of modern man" in the manner of a composer - themes and characters are repeated, altered slightly, and played off one another in a tone that is at once critical and sympathetic. First published in 1928, Huxley's satiric view of intellectual life in the '20s is populated with characters based on such celebrities of the time as D.H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Sir Oswald Mosley, Nancy Cunard, and John Middleton Murray, as well as Huxley himself. A major work of the 20th century and a monument of literary modernism, this edition includes an introduction by acclaimed novelist Nicholas Mosley (author of Hopeful Monsters and the son of Sir Oswald Mosley). Along with Brave New World (written a few years later), Point Counter Point is Huxley's most concentrated attack on the scientific attitude and its effect on modern culture
Julian Grenfell, his life and the times of his death, 1888-1915 by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impossible object by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

28 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natalie Natalia by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and French and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Natalie Natalia is Nicholas Mosley's brilliant examination of political life. It revolves around Anthony Greville, a conservative Member of Parliament who is tormented by his ambivalence toward his career, by his religious doubts, and by his adulterous affair with Natalia Jones, the enigmatic wife of a colleague. The course of their affair dramatizes love in its most creative and perilously destructive aspects, the two facets symbolized in the two names he has for his lover: "I sometimes called Natalia Natalie instead of Natalia," Greville says, "when she was the ravenous rather than the angelic angel....What Natalie said was often a code for what Natalia was meaning." Ranging in setting from England to Central Africa, the novel is a remarkable investigation of ethics, with fiction itself as an ethical activity."--BOOK JACKET
Accident by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

37 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young undergraduates and two older staff members are brought into a conflict situation by Anna, one of the under graduates. An accident compounds the situation. How can the problems of professional ethics be resolved?
Children of darkness and light by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journalist investigates the appearance of the Virgin Mary to a group of children in England. The site is near a nuclear power station which had an accident. He remembers children having a similar vision during a nuclear accident in Yugoslavia. Is there a connection?
Imago bird by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and French and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This vivid and strikingly witty novel examines the contradictions between the public face and the private experience. Nephew to the prime minister of England, eighteen-year-old Bert tries to make sense of the grown-up world around him, a colorful crowd of teleevision personalities, politicians, Young Trotskyites, pop stars, and eccentric relatives. With the help of his laconic psychoanalyst, Bert questions the relation between exterior and interior reality, while Mosley himself questions art's ability to convey these different realities. Both Bert and Mosley triumph over these challenges by the end of this engaging and innovative novel, part of a series of interlocking novels concerning the fortunes of the six protagonists of Mosley's Catastrophe Practice"--Jacket
Assassins by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As one of the characters in Assassins says, "Tolstoy was right, you can't beat the Gods. It's the small things - the warp and woof - that make up the pattern. And how much influence do we have over the small? Now that's a theme for a modern writer." And Nicholas Mosley is this writer. Part political thriller and part love story, Assassins explores the "small things" that give shape and meaning to the "big events.""--BOOK JACKET
The Hesperides tree by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells of a young man frustrated by the inability of his two chosen courses of study, biology and literature, to adequately define the world. Baffled by several life-shaping coincidences that seem to be part of life itself, he embarks on a physical and intellectual journey in search of a girl he fell in love with years earlier. This journey leads him to a deserted island off the coast of Ireland and, perhaps, to the mythical Garden of the Hesperides, home of the Tree of Life."--Back cover
Serpent by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jason is a scriptwriter working on a film about Masada--the fortress where a thousand Jews killed themselves rather than be taken by the Romans in A.D. 73. Jason doubts that a film both honest and popular on such a subject can be made. The story of Serpent takes place on the airplane taking a party of VIP film people to Israel--the producer, two stars, production assistants, and Jason--with Jason's wife and child in tourist class. The dispute about the film--concerning the nature of loyalty, of sacrifice for the good of society--runs parallel with an actual drama that unfolds on the plane: between Jason, his wife Lilia, a man she befriends (who may or may not be a hijacker), and the show-business people in first class. A climax is reached in which the conflicts on the plane, Jason's fanciful ideas for a script on Masada, memories of his past life, and a contemporary crisis in Israel all seem to run parallel and even nudge one another--at least in imagination. The plane comes down to earth ..."--Jacket
Judith by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventing God by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hafiz is a twenty-five-year-old Muslim doing post-graduate work in genetics at the University of Beirut. He is one of a team working on the possibility of fashioning a biological weapon that would be effective against some ethnic groups and not others. This project seems to him impossible, but still highly dangerous." "Lisa is a sixteen-year-old Israeli girl who feels threatened by the Jewish insistence on dwelling on memories of the Holocaust. She looks for a way out to a future." "Maurice Rotblatt is a middle-aged ex-television-guru who comes to the Middle East and calls for a plague on all ethnic and religious belligerants. He then disappears. His friends in England wonder - is he a victim? A trickster? Or has he left hints about some hope for a future?" "The story ends in September 2001. It is by the capacity to understand the interweaving actions and aspirations of many different characters - in Lebanon, Israel, Turkey, England - that there might be a chance, it seems, for humans to be nudged out of their self-destructive genetic and environmental conditioning."--Jacket
Rules of the game : Sir Oswald and Lady Cynthia Mosley, 1896-1933 by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levensbeschrijving van de Britse politicus en fascistenleider Oswald Mosley (1896-1980) en diens echtgenote Cynthia Curzon Mosley (1898-1933) door hun zoon
Beyond the pale : Sir Oswald Mosley and family, 1933-1980 by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look at the dark by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired academic and writer is becoming a media celebrity of sorts, appearing on various talk shows to voice his controversial views on human nature and war. While in New York to make such an appearance, he becomes the victim of a hit-and-run ̮set up by the CIA? the FBI? terrorists? ̮and ends up confined to a hospital bed
Rules of the game ; Beyond the pale : memoirs of Sir Oswald Mosley and family by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assassination of Trotsky by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1983 in English and Serbian and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catastrophe practice : plays for not acting, and Cypher, a novel by Nicholas Mosley( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Nicholas Mosley

Nicholas Mosley, 3. Baron Ravensdale britischer Politiker, Autor und Peer

Nicholas Mosley britisk politikar

Nicholas Mosley britisk politiker

Nicholas Mosley Brits politicus

Nicholas Mosley brittisk politiker

Ravensdale, Nicholas Moseley 1923- Baron

Ravensdale, Nicholas Moseley, Baron, 1923-

Ravensdale, Nicholas Moseley, Baron, 1923-2017

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Point counter pointImpossible objectNatalie NataliaAccidentChildren of darkness and lightImago birdAssassinsThe Hesperides tree