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Brookner, Anita

Works: 433 works in 2,670 publications in 20 languages and 58,587 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  Humorous fiction  Domestic fiction, English  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Dedicatee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Performer
Classifications: PR6052.R5816, 823.914
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Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner( Book )

212 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 21 languages and held by 3,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith Hope, a successful mature novelist, has made a fool of herself over love and is sent by her friends to a Swiss hotel to come to her senses. Instead of writing a new romance novel, she finds herself preoccupied with her fellow guests
Leaving home : a novel by Anita Brookner( Book )

46 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving her family and London home to study in Paris, Emma Roberts soon discovers a diversion from her academics in the person of a new friend, Françoise Desnoyers, a free-spirited young woman who has a tense relationship with her mother
Making things better : a novel by Anita Brookner( Book )

53 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captures the quandaries of aging, the misunderstanding of an increasingly modern, alien world; awkward conversations with passersby; even more awkward conversations with passersby, even more awkward encounters with longtime friends and acquaintances; the anxieties posed by age and uncertainty and the bizarre, magnificent self-knowledge that perhaps only age, reflection, and experience can bring."--Jacket
Family and friends by Anita Brookner( Book )

82 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the members of a rich European family--the widow Sofka and her four children, Frederick, Alfred, Mimi, and Betty, from prewar London to their various destinies in such places as Paris, Hollywood, and the Italian Riviera
Visitors by Anita Brookner( Book )

48 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old woman's solitary existence is broken when she is asked by her family to lodge a young hippie in her London flat for a week. The way this very proper lady in her seventies interacts with her visitor, a homosexual, is the subject of the novel
Undue influence : a novel by Anita Brookner( Book )

47 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely woman whose love affairs have led nowhere resolves to find something permanent. So when a handsome and wealthy man walks into the London bookstore where she works, Claire Pitt, 29, decides to go after him. Unfortunately, he is a cad. By the author of Falling Slowly
A closed eye by Anita Brookner( Book )

61 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three generations of women search for romance and cope with their personal awakening
The Bay of Angels : a novel by Anita Brookner( Book )

52 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoe and her mother Anne have just settled into Zoe's new stepfather's French villa when tragedy strikes
Dolly by Anita Brookner( Book )

58 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anita Brookner has been called "one of the finest novelists of her generation" by The New York Times and "a latter-day Jane Austen" by Publishers Weekly. Now, in Dolly, Brookner continues to explore in her masterful way the changing truths of identity and relationships in the lives of women, with this brilliant portrait of a family. Mild and self-effacing, Jane Manning is ill prepared for the eruption into her life of her glamorous aunt, Dolly. Married to Jane's uncle, Dolly swirls into the Manning home, and, with her perfumed mink and bored laugh, makes it clear that her ways are not their ways, are not in fact anybody else's ways. Dolly becomes an object of both fascination and dread, and as Jane studies her aunt, she realizes that she and Dolly have absolutely nothing in common - nothing, except the fact that they are members of the same family. Jane begins to suspect that Dolly is not the woman she appears to be, that her elegant life is not as charming as she wants people to think. Then Dolly's husband dies, and Jane finds that she and her aunt are fated to be yoked together in uneasy social and financial harness. Brilliantly written, acutely observed, Dolly is Anita Brookner at her best, an elegant and illuminating exploration of how realities change, how power and perceptions alter over the course of a family's life"--
Latecomers by Anita Brookner( Book )

70 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two middle aged men were brought as children out of Nazi Germany and parted from their parents forever. One forgets all memories while the other is a damaged person, a man of sorrows
The misalliance by Anita Brookner( Book )

69 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently divorced Blanche Vernon is convinced the divorce is somehow her fault, even though her husband left her for another woman. But her wit enables her to step forward and grasp what has previously eluded her, even though she's puzzled at the prospect
Altered states by Anita Brookner( Book )

53 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English lawyer's obsession with Sarah, a beautiful cousin. Unable to have her, he marries another, then when Sarah gives him the signal rushes to her side, only to be disappointed. He returns to his wife, but once again the cousin beckons
The rules of engagement : a novel by Anita Brookner( Book )

49 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encountering each other later in life, Elizabeth and Betsy, two women who had known each other since childhood, reflect on the decisions and the men who have shaped their destinies
Brief lives by Anita Brookner( Book )

54 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this novel, Booker Prize-winning author Anita Brookner confirms her reputation as an unparalleled observer of social nuance and deeply felt longings. Brief Lives chronicles an unlikely friendship: that between the flamboyant, monstrously egocentric Julia and the modest, self-effacing Fay, who is at once fascinated and appalled by Julia's excesses. Thrust together by their husbands' business partnership -- and by a guilty secret -- Julia and Fay develop an intense bond that is nonetheless something less than intimacy, a relationship in which we see our own uneasy compromises, not only with other people, but with life itself."
Strangers : a novel by Anita Brookner( Book )

39 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wishing to avoid the complications of turning down his cousin's widow's Christmas invitation, reclusive retiree Paul Sturgis sets off from the quietude of his London flat for a holiday in Venice. There he meets Mrs. Vicky Gardner, an intriguing and lovely woman in the midst of a divorce and at a crossroads in her life. Although he is avoiding new acquaintances, who might shake up his rather monotonous existence, Paul is surprised to find himself warming to the woman. Then, upon his return to England, his former girlfriend Sarah reintroduces herself into Paul's life. The two women spark a transformation within him. Paul's steady and preferred isolation now conflicts with the stark realization of his aloneness and his need for companionship
Fraud by Anita Brookner( Book )

42 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays a woman who in middle-age finally takes charge of her own destiny
Falling slowly : a novel by Anita Brookner( Book )

54 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sharpe sisters' quiet lives are disrupted when they become involved with several complicated men
A private view by Anita Brookner( Book )

50 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly man who has led a boring life meets a woman half his age and discovers real living. The novel chronicles the brief fling before his life returns to normal
A friend from England by Anita Brookner( Book )

55 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a tale of gradual self-revelation, Rachel, her friend Heather, and Heather's parents live desperately ordinary lives, unable to take the chances necessary to find self-fulfillment
Lewis Percy by Anita Brookner( Book )

51 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destined to be a haunter of libraries, Lewis's cautious progress through life reveals to him only his own shortcomings. Estranged from his wife and daughter, he searches for an alternative. This novel presents the life and aspirations of one man who remains out of step with his times
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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.03 for Understand ... to 0.92 for The plane ...)

Hotel du Lac
Leaving home : a novelMaking things better : a novelFamily and friendsVisitorsUndue influence : a novelA closed eyeThe Bay of Angels : a novelDolly
Alternative Names
Anita Brookner brit regényíró, művészettörténész

Anita Brookner britische Schriftstellerin, Kunsthistorikerin und Hochschullehrerin

Anita Brookner Brits historicus

Anita Brookner Novel·lista i historiadora de l'art britànic

Anita Brookner Novelista e historiadora da arte británico

Anita Brookner Novelista e historiadora del arte británico

Anita Brookner scrittrice, critica d'arte e saggista inglese

Anita Brooknerová

Bruknere, Anita 1928-

Аніта Брукнер

Брукнер, Анита

אניטה ברוקנר

אניטה ברוקנר סופרת בריטית

آنیتا بروکنر

अनीता ब्रुकनर

브루크너, 애니타 1928-2016

브르크너, 아니타 1928-2016


ブルックナー, アニータ