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O'Brien, Edna

Overview
Works: 278 works in 946 publications in 7 languages and 18,653 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Short stories  Juvenile works  Drama  Television adaptations  Televised performances  Television programs 
Subject Headings: Authors, Irish 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Illustrator, Correspondent, Recipient
Classifications: PR6019.O9, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Edna O'Brien
 
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The country girls trilogy and epilogue by Edna O'Brien( Book )

170 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,418 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
Wild Decembers by Edna O'Brien( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charts the quick and critical demise of relations between Joseph Brennan and Mick Bugler, 'the warring sons of warring sons, ' in the countryside of western Ireland."--Jacket
House of splendid isolation by Edna O'Brien( Book )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,893 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
In the forest by Edna O'Brien( Book )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michen O'Kane, who was born with a killer instinct, unleashes his murderous rage along the countryside of western Ireland, drawing innocent victims into the forest of his twisted fantasies
Down by the river by Edna O'Brien( Book )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ireland a girl is raped by her father, but is prevented from having an abortion until a court decides if she can, by which time it is likely to be too late. Mary McNamara, 14, becomes a virtual prisoner and a political football for factions of every kind. Based on real events by the author of House of Splendid Isolation
A fanatic heart : selected stories of Edna O'Brien by Edna O'Brien( Book )

64 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tales for the telling : Irish folk & fairy stories by Edna O'Brien( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twelve folk and fairy tales from Ireland, about leprechauns, heroes, princesses, love and high deeds
Saints and sinners : stories by Edna O'Brien( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 894 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
A rose in the heart by Edna O'Brien( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and German and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The light of evening by Edna O'Brien( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Helen Mirren at the BBC( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apple cart: The king must match wits with an unruly mistress and a cabinet wanting a constitutional monarchy
Dubliners by James Joyce( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid and unflinching portrait of "dear, dirty Dublin" at the turn of the century, and a moral history of a nation and a people whose "golden age" has passed
Saints and sinners by Edna O'Brien( Recording )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her inimitable gift for describing the workings of the heart and mind, Edna O'Brien 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
James Joyce by Edna O'Brien( Recording )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A passionate and sensuous portrait, O'Brien traces Joyce's early days as a rambunctious young Jesuit student; his falling in love with a tall, red-haired Galway girl named Nora Barnacle on Bloomsday; and his exile to Trieste where he found success, love, and finally, despair. Joyce's raucous life as well as thoughtful commentary on his major writings is presented without the academic accoutrements that have made other Joyce biographies so difficult to read. O'Brien captures with simplicity the brilliance and complexity of this great master
Wild Decembers by Edna O'Brien( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Brennan and his sister Breege have their quiet life on an Irish farm disrupted when an Australian moves in next door
Triptych and Iphigenia by Edna O'Brien( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dubliners by James Joyce( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen stories evoke the character, atmosphere, and people of Dublin at the turn of the twentieth century
Seven novels and other short stories by Edna O'Brien( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James and Nora : portrait of Joyce's marriage by Edna O'Brien( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triptych by Edna O'Brien( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Wild Decembers
Alternative Names
Gebler, Edna O'Brien

O'Braian, Entna

O'Brien, Edna 1936-

או׳בראיין, עדנה

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Wild DecembersHouse of splendid isolationIn the forestDown by the riverA fanatic heart : selected stories of Edna O'BrienTales for the telling : Irish folk & fairy storiesSaints and sinners : storiesThe light of evening