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Stead, Christina 1902-1983

Works: 257 works in 1,248 publications in 9 languages and 22,224 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Novellas  Personal correspondence  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR9619.3.S75, 823
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The man who loved children by Christina Stead( Book )

145 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sam and Henny Pollit have too many children, too little money, and too much loathing for each other. As Sam uses the children's adoration to feed his own voracious ego, Henny watches in bleak despair, knowing the bitter reality that lies just below his mad vision. A chilling novel of family life, the relations between parents and children, husbands and wives ..."--Cover
The little hotel : a novel by Christina Stead( Book )

50 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'If you knew what happens in the hotel every day! Not a day passes but something happens.' With these words the shrewd young proprietress of a modest Swiss hotel opens her account of the remarkable day-to-day events in her establishment. Little escapes here eye, still less her ear; for she is a good listener, and 'people come to confide in you. They tell you things they would not tell their own parents and friends, not even their lawyers and doctors. The period is the late 1940s. Many of Mme Bonnard's patrons are on the run from some real or imagined horror: from the Russians, from the dreaded Labour Government, from a husband bent on murder, from loneliness or madness ... '.--Goodreads
House of all nations by Christina Stead( Book )

49 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Paris during the interwar period, this is a novel of the intrigues, swindles and manipulations of the world of international finance where gamblers, tax evaders and shady speculators, are all united by their love of money
For love alone by Christina Stead( Book )

101 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superbly evoking life in Sydney and London in the 1930s, For Love Alone is the story of the intelligent and determined Teresa Hawkins, who believes in passionate love and yearns to experience it. She focuses her energy on Jonathan Crow, an unlikeable and arrogant man whom she follows to London after four long years of working in a factory and living at home with her loveless family. Reunited with Crow in London, she begins to realise that perhaps he is not as worthy of her affections as originally thought and abandons her idealised vision of love for something quite different
Miss Herbert (the suburban wife) by Christina Stead( Book )

29 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sharp-edged tale of a woman divided in herself and deeply self-deluded
Letty Fox : her luck by Christina Stead( Book )

73 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One hot night last spring, after waiting fruitlessly for a call from my then lover, with whom I had quarreled the same afternoon, and finding one of my black moods upon me, I flung out of my lonely room on the ninth floor (unlucky number) in a hotel in lower Fifth Avenue and rushed into the streets of the Village, feeling bad. So begins Letty Fox's own story, a comic extravaganza in which she tells about the crazy circus of her early life; about her moping mother, absent father, and two impossible sisters; about work and play, sex and men, and the seemingly unending search for a lasting relationship. This vast Flemish canvas of a novel, full of strikingly realistic likenesses and unforgettable grotesques, is a major work by one of the outstanding novelists of the twentieth century"--Publisher's description
I'm dying laughing : the humourist by Christina Stead( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teleurgesteld in het Amerikaanse politieke klimaat van de jaren kort na de Tweede Wereldoorlog vluchten twee mensen naar Parijs, waar ze ontdekken dat hun geestelijke weerbaarheid verdwenen is
The Salzburg tales by Christina Stead( Book )

55 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of macabre, satirical and bawdy short stories modelled on Chancer's C̀anterbury tales'
Ocean of story : the uncollected stories of Christina Stead by Christina Stead( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen waarin jeugd- en andere ervaringen van de auteur een grote rol spelen
The puzzleheaded girl; four novellas by Christina Stead( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Puzzleheaded Girl" (first published in 1968) is a collection of four novellas: "The Puzzleheaded Girl," "The Dianas," "The Rightangled Creek," and "Girl from the Beach." The puzzleheaded girl of the title novella, Honor Lawrence, is a young New York filing clerk whose motives her mentor, Augustus Debrett, finds impossible to understand. Her obvious poverty is so embarrassing for the New England elite of her acquaintance that they prefer to imagine scandal in its place. Refusing to accept promotion, but asking, all the same, for help, Honor becomes a spectral figure in Debrett's life, leaving puzzlement and disquiet in her wake
Seven poor men of Sydney by Christina Stead( Book )

69 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of a group of men and women living in Sydney in the 1920s amid conditions of poverty and social turmoil. Set against the vividly drawn backgrounds of Fisherman's (Watson's) Bay and the innercity slums, the various characters seek to resolve their individual spiritual dilemmas through politics, religion and philosophy
A Christina Stead reader by Christina Stead( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beauties and furies by Christina Stead( Book )

26 editions published between 1936 and 2018 in English and French and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1934. Elvira Western has left London and her dull marriage to Paul, a doctor, for Paris and her waiting lover, Oliver, a student radical. But drab hotels and interminable discussions of politics are not her idea of romance, and soon Elvira is longing to escape
A little tea, a little chat by Christina Stead( Book )

30 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York, early 1940s. Robert Grant, a middle-aged businessman lives by his own rules. His hobbies are moneymaking and seduction; he is always on the hunt for the next woman to beguile and betray. Until he meets his match: Barbara, the 'blondine.' A sardonic commentary on sexual relations and war, A little tea, a little chat holds up a mirror to the cravenness of late capitalism"--Page 4 of cover
Dark places of the heart by Christina Stead( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cotters' England by Christina Stead( Book )

44 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This strange and fascinating novel is the first of Christina Stead's works to be set wholly in England, the England of the post-war working class, explored through the lives of one particular family, the Cotters, and their friends and acquaintances in the East End of London, in Newcastle and in Durham. Through the lives of the sisters Nellie Cook and Peggy Cotter and their brother Tom, Christina Stead presents a picture of blighted aspiration and hope deferred, and of betrayal within the working class movement through the confusion and opportunism of many of its trade union and Labour Party leaders. Cotters' England is also a novel about the variety of human sexuality - heterosexual love within and outside marriage, lesbian love, incestuous love
The people with the dogs by Christina Stead( Book )

21 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who loved children by Christina Stead( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam and Henny Pollit have too many children, too little money, and too much loathing for one another. This novel of family life exposes the relations between parents and children, and husbands and wives
Modern women in love; sixty twentieth-century masterpieces of fiction by Christina Stead( Book )

13 editions published between 1945 and 1947 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Smith : medals for dishonor, 1937-1940 by Jeremy Lewison( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The man who loved children
For love aloneLetty Fox : her luckThe Salzburg talesThe puzzleheaded girl; four novellasThe beauties and furiesCotters' EnglandThe people with the dogsThe man who loved children
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Стед, Кристина

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