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Wharton, William

Works: 53 works in 595 publications in 18 languages and 9,981 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Christmas stories  Trials, litigation, etc  War films  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3573.H32, 813.54
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Most widely held works about William Wharton
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Most widely held works by William Wharton
Birdy by William Wharton( Book )

146 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inventive, hypnotic novel about friendship and family, love and war, madness and beauty, and, above all, "birdness." Wharton crafts an unforgettable tale--one that suggests another notion of sanity in a world that is manifestly insane. Birdy is obsessed with birds beginning with pigeons and moving onto canaries, until finally his only friend, a tough Sicilian, has to go to a Veteran's hospital to coax him back from an organized madness in which he had become a bird
A midnight clear by William Wharton( Book )

62 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of unseasoned teenage soldiers standing guard in an old chalet in the Ardennes Forest in December 1944 experience first hand the irony and tragedy of war when they desperately try to set up peaceful communications with a similar group of Germans
Dad : a novel by William Wharton( Book )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle-aged John Tremont must cope with a mother who is dying, a father who is withdrawing, and a son who is impatient for adulthood
Pride by William Wharton( Book )

43 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fates of a father and son, a carnival stunt man, and an African lion converge in the resort town of Wildwood, NJ
Last lovers by William Wharton( Book )

71 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den 45-årige Jack forlader forretningsverdenen i USA og lever som maler i Paris's gader. Her møder han en 70-årig blind kvinde, som får stor betydning for ham
Tidings by William Wharton( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tidings is an absorbing story of family life. It is also a remarkably candid and emotionally intimate self-portrait of a man struggling to understand both his own feelings and the feelings of those dear to him. It is a compassionate novel about the power and mystery of love, the miracles and disappointments of individual growth and change and the wonder of a season that perennially brings good tidings and hope for new beginnings."
Scumbler by William Wharton( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the quest of Scumbler who calls himself Scum -- Scum of the earth. After 60 years of designing and defining his life, he wonders if he has made the right choices
Franky Furbo : a novel by William Wharton( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Engelsman die met zijn gezin in een Italiaans dorpje woont, is ervan overtuigd dat de vos, die de hoofdrol speelt in de verhalen die hij zijn kinderen vertelt, werkelijk bestaat
Ever after : a father's true story by William Wharton( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in Polish and English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 3, 1988, heavy black smoke engulfed an Oregon highway, causing a massive 23 car pile-up that claimed the lives of novelist William Wharton's daughter, her husband, and their two infant daughters, victims of field burning, a routine agricultural practice that continues to this day
Last lovers by William Wharton( Recording )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This love story, by the author of Birdy and Dad, is set in Paris in 1975. Jack, 49, and American, has walked out on his fast-lane corporate career and troubled marriage to return to his first love, painting. He lives a hand-to-mouth existence in Paris, struggling to express his long-suppressed feelings through his art. While painting in the park (and blocking the sidewalk), an elderly blind woman walks into him, knocking him off his feet and getting herself smeared with paint
Birdy by Alan Parker( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : "Ils étaient deux copains, deux adolescents bien différents qu'une solide amitié soudait. Tous deux sont revenus du Vietnam, à jamais marqués. Al y a perdu son visage, quant à Birdy, un long séjour à l'hôpital ne parvient pas à l'arracher de son mutisme. Prostré, isolé de ses semblables, son regard reste fixé sur le ciel lointain où se perd son impossible rêve : s'envoler, libre, tel un oiseau. Al, son ami de toujours, entre dans son jeu et l'aide à s'évader."
Rubio by William Wharton( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Polish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al by William Wharton( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Polish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opowieści z Moulin du Bruit by William Wharton( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in Polish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nigdy, nigdy mnie nie złapiecie by William Wharton( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Polish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two people play a by no means trivial role in the life of young Albert; his grandfather, who on the cradle of death told him the story of the family Du Aime, as well as his grandmother, who until her death received letters written from university, and later from the [war] front. In 1944 the American reserves joined the great invasion of Europe. Among them was the 19-year old Albert du Aime. For him, landing at Normandy was a traumatic experience, which made a tremendous influence on the young man. Albert likewise participated in the battle in the Ardennes, from where he ended up in a Paris hospital, seriously wounded. Letters which he wrote to his grandmother helped him to survive the most difficult time there. But when it seemed that the worst was over, the nightmares of war returned ..."--Translated from p. [4] of cover
Historie rodzinne by William Wharton( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in Polish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niedobre miejsce by William Wharton( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Polish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman. To amerikanske ægtepar mødes i Paris
Nie ustawaj w biegu by William Wharton( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Polish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shrapnel : a memoir by William Wharton( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in Polish and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of tales detailing the late author's harrowing experiences during World War II and the events that influenced some of his greatest works, including his National Book Award winner, "Birdy."
Houseboat on the Seine by William Wharton( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in Polish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title brings to mind a luxury vessel on the most glamorous river in the world, but readers expecting to learn about the high life in France will be in for a surprise. In this charming memoir, painter and novelist Wharton (Birdy) instead gives us literally the nuts and bolts of building a houseboat, along with generous dollops of humor and local color. As a struggling artist in Paris with his schoolteacher wife and four children, Wharton decided to build his own boat after visiting that of an acquaintance in the mid-1970s. He recounts the family's adventures in making their dream come true. They gave up their Paris flat and moved onto the boat, which docked 12 miles downriver from Paris at Le Port Marly. There they spent the next 25 years adding the finishing touches. The most poignant moment comes at the wedding of oldest child, Kate, aboard ship. The author reminds us that she, her husband and their two children were to perish in 1988 in an Oregon fire, a tragedy he recounted in Ever After. Some readers might have preferred learning more about life aboard the boat than about the details of building it, but this work will satisfy Wharton devotees and Francophiles alike.<
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Alternative Names
Aimé, Albert Du

Aime, Albert Du 1925-2008

Aime, Albert William du

Aime, Albert William du 1926-2008

Du Aime, Albert.

Du Aime, Albert 1925-2008

Du Aime, Albert William

Du Aime, Albert William 1925-2008

Du Aime, Albert William 1926-2008

DuAime, Albert

Wharton, W.

William Wharton Amerikaans romanschrijver (1925-2008)

William Wharton écrivain américain

William Wharton pisarz amerykański

William Wharton US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Дюэме А. 1925-

Уильям Уортон

Уилям Уортън

ウィリアム・ウォートン (小説家)

ウォートン, ウィリアム

A midnight clearDad : a novelPrideLast loversScumblerEver after : a father's true storyLast lovers