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Wilson, Angus 1913-1991

Works: 550 works in 2,314 publications in 9 languages and 38,541 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  History  Gay fiction  Science fiction  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Director, Dedicatee, win, Contributor
Classifications: PR6045.I577, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Angus Wilson
Dickens : a collection of critical essays by Martin Price( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 2,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 critical essays that analyze and evaulate the style and works of the 19th century British novelist, Charles Dickens
The world of Charles Dickens by Angus Wilson( Book )

53 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 2,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Dickens, the 19th century novelist and social critic
Anglo-Saxon attitudes : a novel by Angus Wilson( Book )

159 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel deals with the significance of two connected events that happened on the same day, long before the opening of the novel. The first was the excavation of an ancient and valuable archaeological idol, a phallic figure unearthed from the tomb of an Anglo-Saxon bishop Eorpwald, known as the "Melpham excavation". Gerald has long been haunted by a drunken revelation by his friend Gilbert, who was involved with this excavation, that the whole thing was a hoax perpetrated to embarrass Gilbert's father. Gilbert told Gerald that he put the idol there. Gerald, while feeling that his friend was telling the truth, pushed the matter to the back of his mind and tried to forget about it. He now feels ashamed that he, a history professor, has never had the courage to try to resolve the matter one way or another. The second is that Gerald Middleton fell in love with Dollie, Gilbert's fiancée, and had an affair with her when his friend went off to fight in World War I. When Gilbert was killed at the front, Dollie refused to marry Gerald. He ended up marrying a Scandinavian woman named Inge but continued his affair with Dollie, who became an alcoholic. Gerald and Inge later separated. Anglo-Saxon Attitudes is full of side-plots and coincidences and contains a host of eccentric characters. Some of these characters are Gerald's family. Robin his eldest son, is a womaniser who cannot decide whether to leave his wife or his mistress. Kay has an unhappy marriage and a deeply embittered view of her father, whom she appears to blame for everything that has gone wrong in her life, including her withered hand (which was actually caused by her mother). Gerald's estranged wife, Inge is a grotesquely deluded woman who cannot bring herself to acknowledge her younger son John's homosexuality or her daughter's physical disability. Gerald feels responsible for Dollie's plight and for those of his children. He feels that the knowledge of his complicity over the Melpham affair has drained his morale and made him withdrawn and indecisive. The novel begins with him resolving to make good the 'bloody shameful waste' of his life, by investigating the Melpham affair and making peace with Dollie. He also attempts to develop better relationships with his grown-up children and with Inge
The strange ride of Rudyard Kipling : his life and works by Angus Wilson( Book )

49 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van leven en werken van de Engelse literator (1865-1936)
No laughing matter by Angus Wilson( Book )

68 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 60 years in the life of an English family are covered as the author depicts the complex reactions of a family in which love and hate, interest and boredom, admiration and contempt struggle for mastery
The collected stories of Elizabeth Bowen by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author portrays classically English, reticent, emotionally secretive characters whose closely observed qualities could save them in some ways and destroy them in others
The middle age of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson( Book )

106 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plunged into poverty by the accidental death of her husband, Meg Eliot tries to rebuild her life
The seven deadly sins by Ian Fleming( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and Swedish and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of essays about the seven deadly sins, previously published in the Sunday Times, London, compiled by Ian Fleming author of the James Bond series
Émile Zola, an introductory study of his novels by Angus Wilson( Book )

44 editions published between 1952 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late call by Angus Wilson( Book )

62 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tragicomedy centering on an elderly, retired English lady who comes to live with her son in a New Town community and finds herself out of joint with the life about her
The old men at the zoo by Angus Wilson( Book )

68 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a type of near future, this novel is about a doomed attempt to set up a reserve for wild animals. It reflects Wilson's concern for the wild & the tame, the disciplined & the free & ends dramatically against the backdrop of Europe at war
Hemlock and after by Angus Wilson( Book )

105 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel offers a candid portrayal of gay life in post-World War II England
The wild garden; or Speaking of writing by Angus Wilson( Book )

31 editions published between 1863 and 2009 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As if by magic by Angus Wilson( Book )

50 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamo is a distinguished plant geneticist and a discoverer of a 'magic' rice, which is capable of trebling crop yields, but also a homosexual who is obsessed with adolescent male beauty
The wrong set, and other stories by Angus Wilson( Book )

88 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting the world on fire by Angus Wilson( Book )

48 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tegen de achtergrond van het na-oorlogse Engeland willen twee broers uit een excentriek geslacht hun ambitie opzienbarende dingen tot stand te brengen verwezenlijken
Such darling dodos, and other stories by Angus Wilson( Book )

81 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short stories - ruthless and often very funny
Diversity and depth in fiction : selected critical writings of Angus Wilson by Angus Wilson( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on Jane Austen (Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Sandition, Sense an Sensibility), Albert Camus (Caligula, La Chute, LʼEtranger), Joseph Conrad (Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, Under Western Eyes), Charles Dickens (Bleak House, The Chimes, David Copperfield, Dombey and Son, Great Expectations, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, Martin Chuzzlewit, Nicolas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers, Pictures from Italy), George Eliot (Daniel Deronda, Felix Holt, Middlemarch, The Mill on the Floss, Scenes of Clerical Life), Gustave Flaubert (Bouvard et Pecuchet), etc
A bit off the map, and other stories by Angus Wilson( Book )

35 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For whom the cloche tolls; a scrap-book of the twenties by Angus Wilson( Book )

42 editions published between 1953 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maisie had two small children, left over from a marriage abruptly terminated by something called World War I. But the War was over now, and Maisie wasn't about to let either widowhood or motherhood stand in the way of the pleasures of peace. So with youth and beauty intact, and with two outrageous kids in tow, Maisie headed for Europe to make the 1920's a time to remember. For herself. For her children. And for readers who have discovered the most delightful heroine of the decade-- the 1970's, that is..." --Page [1]
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The world of Charles Dickens
Anglo-Saxon attitudes : a novelNo laughing matterThe collected stories of Elizabeth BowenThe middle age of Mrs. EliotThe seven deadly sinsLate callThe old men at the zooHemlock and after
Alternative Names
Angus Wilson britischer Schriftsteller

Angus Wilson britisk bibliotekar

Angus Wilson Brits bibliothecaris (1913-1991)

Angus Wilson britský spisovatel

Angus Wilson brittisk bibliotekarie

Angus Wilson écrivain britannique

Angus Wilson scrittore britannico

Johnstone-Wilson, Angus F. 1913-1991

Johnstone-Wilson, Angus Frank 1913-1991

Uilson, Èngus.

Vilson, Angas

Vilsonas Angus Frankas Džonstonas

Vilsonas Engus

Wilson, A. F. J. 1913-1991

Wilson, A. F. J. (Angus Frank Johnstone), 1913-1991

Wilson, Agnus 1913-1991

Wilson, Angus

Wilson, Angus, 1913-

Wilson, Angus Frank

Wilson Angus Frank Johnstone

Wilson, Angus Frank Johnstone 1913-1991

Уилсон Энгус

Уилсон, Энгус 1913-1991

Энгус Уилсон английский писатель

انجس ويلسون، 1913-1991

انجوس ويلسون

أنغوس ويلسون

آنقوس ویلسون

آنگوس ویلسون کتابدار بریتانیایی

ആൻഗസ് വിൽസൺ

앵거스 윌슨

윌슨, 앵거스 1913-1991


ウィルソン, アンガス


English (1,144)

German (31)

Spanish (21)

French (20)

Japanese (3)

Dutch (3)

Serbian (2)

Swedish (1)

Czech (1)