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Sharpe, Tom 1928-2013

Works: 166 works in 1,452 publications in 16 languages and 11,578 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  College stories  Drama  Satirical literature  Made-for-TV movies  Detective and mystery films  Television mini-series  Television comedies  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Correspondent, Recipient, Editor
Classifications: PR6069.H345, 823.914
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Wilt by Tom Sharpe( Book )

167 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilt is given to elaborate and vindictive fantasies about his wife, the massive, domineering Eva. But when Eva becomes a Missing Person, following an embarrassing incident at a party they both attend, the police want to question Wilt
Porterhouse blue by Tom Sharpe( Book )

53 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porterhouse is a backwoods institution which is supported by fee-paying students who buy their degrees. Sir Godber Evans, the new Master, is determined to make radical changes, provoking the wrath of the Dean, the Senior Tutor and, most intransigent of all, Skullion the Head Porter
Riotous assembly by Tom Sharpe( Book )

99 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Miss Hazelstone of Jacaranda Park kills her Zulu cook in a sensational crime of passion, the gallant members of the South African police force are soon upon the scene
Indecent exposure by Tom Sharpe( Book )

80 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is Heroes Day in Piemburg, the capital of Zululand. Luitenant Verkramp's thoughts are awash with promotion prospects, as rumours are flying that the chief of police, Kommandant van Heerden, is exhibiting some very strange behaviour: speaking English, wearing a tweed jacket and displaying a picture of the Queen of England on his desk. Even more outrageous than its predecessor, Indecent exposure is the explosively funny follow-up to Riotous assembly
Blott on the landscape by Tom Sharpe( Book )

62 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against a powerful lobby led by the unprincipled Sir Giles, who is determined to build a motorway through their little bit of rural England, are Lady Maude and her chief weapon Blott, an ex-Italian, naturalized Englishman. Fight fire with fire. The landscape is flawless, the trees majestic, the flora and the fauna are right and proper, the whole is picturesquely typical of rural England at its best
Wilt on high by Tom Sharpe( Book )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadow of drug dealing falls across Fenland Tech and suddenly Wilt finds himself the target of suspicion. With his talent for making new enemies, an accusation of voyeurism in the staff lavatory leads to a massive confrontation at a nearby US airbase, surrounded by the forces of law and order
The wilt alternative by Tom Sharpe( Book )

85 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this, the second of Tom Sharpe's chronicles about Henry Wilt, our hero is no longer the victim of his own uncontrolled fantasies. As Head of a reconstituted Liberal Studies Department he has assumed power without authority at the Fenland College of Arts & Technology and the fantasies he now confronts are those of political bigots and reactionary bureaucrats- in addition to his wife's enthusiasm for every Organic Alternative under the compost heap and the insistence of his quadruplets on looking at every problem with an unflinching lack of sentimentality. Wilt's problems are compounded by nature in the shape of a rose bush, nostalgia, temporary infatuation with a foreign student and the hostility of medical services unwilling to attend to his most urgent needs. But it is only when Wilt becomes the unintentional participant in a terrorist siege that he is forced to find an answer to the problems of power, which have corrupted greater men than he. With a mental ingenuity born of his innate cowardice, Wilt fights for those liberal values which are threatened both by international terrorism and by the sophisticated methods of police anti- terrorist agents. In the confusion that follows, Wilt resumes his dialogue with the unflagging Inspector Flint and is himself subjected to the indignity of a psycho- political profile
The great pursuit by Tom Sharpe( Book )

67 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frensic and Futtle is a small and successful literary agency. But following a successful court case by a woman who claimed to have been libeled by one of their authors, the agency rapidly loses business. One day, a manuscript for a book called Pause O Men for the Virgin arrives at the agency, together with a note from the author's solicitor, saying that the author wishes to remain anonymous and that the agency has carte blanche on how it deals with the book. The book turns out to deal with the love affair between an 80-year old woman and a 17-year old youth. The populist American publisher Hutchmeyer agrees to sign a deal to publish the book in the United States for $2 million, providing the author carries out a promotional tour of the country. Sonia and Frensic decide to use aspiring but unpublished author Peter Piper to stand in for the anonymous author. But when Piper receives a proof copy of Pause from the publisher by mistake, it takes a certain amount of persuasion and arm-twisting from Sonia Futtle to convince Piper to travel to America
Vintage stuff by Tom Sharpe( Book )

50 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The riotous exploits of housemaster and pupil at a minor public school. Mr Glodstone follows, at home and abroad, in the footsteps of his fictional spy heroes. Peregrine Clyde- Brown, an unsuspecting pupil, becomes his accomplice and academic life is portrayed with the usual "Sharpe" wit
The Gropes by Tom Sharpe( Book )

43 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A brilliantly funny novel about what happens when the women take charge. The Gropes are an old English family based in Northumberland, separated from the rest of society and as eccentric as they come. It is a line dominated by strong-willed and oversexed women, determined to produce more female heirs regardless of whether their desired partners are willing or not."--Fantastic fiction website
Wilt in nowhere by Tom Sharpe( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Wilt is back. This time he is pitted against the vices of an aristocratic pervert, the merciless greed, of a politician's wife and the seedy underbelly of Britain's medical facilities, deftly exposing the farcical realities of small-town England and America
The Midden by Tom Sharpe( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy Bright does not live up to his name. He was raised to think money was his by right and when it runs out he turns to embezzlement and gambling. Things get alarmingly chaotic when he ends up stoned and in bed with the Chief Constable's wife
Grantchester grind : a Porterhouse chronicle by Tom Sharpe( Book )

52 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman, der foregår i Cambridge. En ny Master skal udnævnes, men blev den foregående myrdet? Hans kone prøver at opklare det, og drages ind i et netværk af intriger
The Wilt inheritance by Tom Sharpe( Book )

30 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry Wilt, Tom Sharpe's beleaguered hero, returns again for another hilarious dose of quickfire farce. Stuck in a job he doesn't want -- but can't afford to lose -- as nominal Head of the Communications Department at Fenland University, Wilt is still subject to the whims of 'The Powers That Be', both in and outside of work. The demands of his snobbish wife Eva, and the stupendous school fees of his despicable quadruplet daughters, cause him the biggest headaches ... apart from the hangovers, that is. When Eva signs him up for a summer job, teaching the gun-toting idiot son of a lusty local aristocrat, Wilt is not amused. But, as circumstances unravel and the summer goes on, Wilt sees that the situation could be put to his financial advantage, as well as giving Eva some headaches of her own. With Tom Sharpe's famous dark humour in full evidence, and an explosive plot which takes its readers to places they never realised they wanted to visit, The Wilt Inheritance is another instant classic from the British master of farce."--Fantastic fiction website
The throwback by Tom Sharpe( Book )

35 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Throwback, meet young Lockhart Flawse, from Flawse Hall on Flawse Fell, close under Flawse Rigg in outermost Northumberland, and hear his everyday tale of being plunged into the genteel mock-Tudor world of suburban Surrey
Ancestral vices by Tom Sharpe( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lord Petrefact engages Walden Yapp, Professor of Demotic Historiography at Kloone University, to write the family history, his relatives are up in arms. The guardian of the Petrefact tradition, Miss Emmelia, musters the family eccentrics to meet the threat only to discover that Frederick, her disinherited nephew, has put more than the family name in jeopardy
She fell among thieves( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a Pyrenees vacation in 1922, upright English gentleman Richard Chandos encounters the villainous Vanity Fair. Mistress of the turreted Chateau Jezreel and leader of a motley band of criminals, she will inherit millions if she can force her stepdaughter to marry. Pitting his wits against this formidalbe adversary, Chandos determines to rescue the beautiful young woman. But Vanity Fair keeps one step ahead of him, a trick forever up her sleeve and murder in her heart
Porterhouse blue by Tom Sharpe( Recording )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porterhouse is a backwoods institution which is supported by fee-paying students who buy their degrees. Sir Godber Evans, the new Master, is determined to make radical changes, provoking the wrath of the Dean, the Senior Tutor and, most intransigent of all, Skullion the Head Porter
Wilt by Tom Sharpe( Recording )

15 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Wilt works humbly at his Polytechnic, dinning Eng. Lit into the unreceptive skulls of rude mechanicals, his nights in fantasies of murdering his gargantuan, feather-brained wife, half consummated when he dumps a life-size inflatable doll in a building site hole and is grilled by police, his wife being missing, stranded on a mud bank with a gruesome American dyke. Some strong language. 1978. (Wilt ; 1)
Wilt in triplicate : Wilt, the Wilt alternative, Wilt on high by Tom Sharpe( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wilt in nowhere
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