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O'Brien, Edna

Works: 315 works in 1,119 publications in 12 languages and 29,112 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Short stories  History  Drama  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Collaborator
Classifications: PR6065.B7, 823.914
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Country girl : a memoir by Edna O'Brien( Book )

138 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate and Baba, two young Irish country girls who have spend their childhood together, leave the safety of their convent school in search of life and love in the city. Kate is dreamy and romantic and yearning for love, while Baba just wants to experience life as a single woman. Although they set out together, their lives take unexpected turns with each learning to find her own way
House of splendid isolation by Edna O'Brien( Book )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An IRA terrorist, McGreevy, invades Josie's remote old house outside an Irish village, and their coexistence begins as a hostile standoff and evolves into something far more ambiguous
James Joyce by Edna O'Brien( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines one of Ireland's most celebrated writers, tracing his life from restive young Jesuit student, through his relationship with Nora Barnacle, to his exile to Trieste
Time and tide by Edna O'Brien( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O'Brien's lyrical yet intense style and her genius for probing the truth of the inner life have won her acclaim throughout the world. Now, she explores the ties that bind mothers and children in this classic modern drama. "Another virtuoso performance".--People magazine
The light of evening by Edna O'Brien( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her Dublin hospital bed, an ailing elderly woman recalls the important events and people of her life, from her emigration to America in the 1920s, to her Irish marriage, to motherhood, as she awaits a visit from her estranged daughter, Eleanora
The high road by Edna O'Brien( Book )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna flygter fra London og sit ødelæggende kærlighedsforhold til en lille middelhavsby, hvor nye muligheder måske venter
Night by Edna O'Brien( Book )

53 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lying on a four-poster bed, unable to sleep, Mary Hooligan recounts (mis)adventures, courtships, and sexual encounters of the most transgressive kind, in a narrative voice of blistering originality
Saints and sinners : stories by Edna O'Brien( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A timeless collection of short stories about the driving forces in our lives. The author introduces us to a vivid new cast of restless, searching people who, whether in the Irish countryside or London or New York, remind us of our own humanity. A librarian waits in the lobby of a posh Dublin hotel expecting to meet a celebrated poet while reflecting on the great love who disappointed her. Irish workers dream of becoming millionaires in London, but long for their quickly changing homeland exiles in both places. A searing anatomy of class is seen through a little girl's eyes
Byron in love : a short daring life by Edna O'Brien( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographer Edna O'Brien has written an intimate biography that suits her fiery and charismatic subject. She follows Byron from the dissipations of Regency London to the wilds of Albania and the Socratic pleasures of Greece and Turkey, culminating in his meteoric rise to fame at the age of 24 on the publication of Childe Harold. With her prismatic eye and novelistic style, O'Brien captures the spirit of the man and creates a portrait of Byron that explodes the Romantic myth. From his escapades with a fourteen-year-old Cambridge choir boy, to those with a galaxy of women that included his half-sister, his wife of one year, and the Italian countess who forsook her husband for "the peer of England," Byron scandalized the world and inspires "Byronmania" to this day--the poet as rebel, imaginative and lawless, and defiantly immortal.--From publisher description
Girls in their married bliss by Edna O'Brien( Book )

90 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic title in Edna O'Brien's Country Girls Trilogy - the third volume
Virginia : a play by Edna O'Brien( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toneelstuk over het leven van Virginia Woolf en haar relatie met Leonard Woolf en Vita Sackville-West
A scandalous woman and other stories by Edna O'Brien( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oorspr. titel: A scandalous woman
Tales for the telling : Irish folk & fairy stories by Edna O'Brien( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twelve folk and fairy tales from Ireland, including "The Magic Apples," "The Swan Bride," and "Paddy the Piper."
Girl with green eyes by Edna O'Brien( Book )

52 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From eccentric Joanna's boarding house, predatory Baba roams Dublin looking for men to give her a good time - and dragging with her a reluctant Cait, worrying about her figure and wanting to talk about books. Then she meets dark, long-faced Eugene Gaillard, a film director and for a while, Cait's romantic dreams seem to be fulfilled. But Eugene Gaillard is a Protestant divorcee and when Cait's father gets to hear of it, he summons a lynch mob. Steering expertly between high romance, outright farce and the blend of them that is reality, GIRL WITH GREEN EYES is an original and joyful story of the gateway to adulthood
The little red chairs : a novel by Edna O'Brien( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years on from her last novel, Edna O'Brien reminds us why she is thought to be one of the great Irish writers of this and any generation. When a wanted war criminal from the Balkans, masquerading as a faith healer, settles in a small west coast Irish village, the community are in thrall. One woman, Fidelma McBride, falls under his spell and in this astonishing novel, Edna O'Brien charts the consequences of that fatal attraction. The Little Red Chairs is a story about love, the artifice of evil, and the terrible necessity of accountability in our shattered, damaged world. A narrative which dares to travel deep into the darkness has produced a book of enormous emotional intelligence and courage. Written with a fierce lyricism and sensibility, The Little Red Chairs dares to suggest there is a way back to redemption and hope when great evil is done. Almost six decades on from her debut, Edna O'Brien has produced what may be her masterpiece in the novel form
A rose in the heart by Edna O'Brien( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanishing Ireland by Richard Fitzgerald( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs of an Ireland which is quickly disappearing
Returning : tales by Edna O'Brien( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen waarin herinneringen aan en terugkeer naar Ierland het thema vormen
The light of evening by Edna O'Brien( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love object; stories by Edna O'Brien( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Edna O’Brien irische Schriftstellerin

Edna O’Brienová irská spisovatelka

Edna O'Brien irländsk poet och manusförfattare

Edna O'Brien irsk poet og manusforfattar

Edna O'Brien irsk poet og manusforfatter

Edna O'Brien irsk poet og manuskriptforfatter

Edna O'Brien scenarioschrijfster uit Ierland

Edna O'Brien scrittrice irlandese

Gebler, Edna

Gebler, Edna O'Brien

Gébler, Edna O'Brien 1930-

O'Braian, Entna

O'Braian, Entna 1930-

O'Brien, Edna

O'Brien Gebler, Edna

О'Брайен, Эдна

או׳בראיין, עדנה

עדנה או'בריאן

ادنا اوبراین فیلمنامه‌نویس و شاعر ایرلندی


オブライエン, エドナ

House of splendid isolationJames JoyceTime and tideThe light of eveningThe high roadNightSaints and sinners : storiesByron in love : a short daring life