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Doctorow, E. L. 1931-2015

Overview
Works: 526 works in 2,418 publications in 29 languages and 74,040 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  War fiction  Bildungsromans  Biographical fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, cnm, Dedicatee, Other, Speaker
Classifications: PS3554.O3, 813.54
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Most widely held works by E. L Doctorow
Ragtime by E. L Doctorow( Book )

330 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in 24 languages and held by 6,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three remarkable families lives' become entwined with Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, Theodore Dreiser, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata at the turn of the century
Billy Bathgate : a novel by E. L Doctorow( Book )

156 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 21 languages and held by 4,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Billy Bathgate, a boy who has insinuated himself into the inner circle of the notorious Dutch Schultz gang to become apprentice and protege to one of the great murdering gangsters
The march : a novel by E. L Doctorow( Book )

75 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 4,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1864, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman marched his sixty thousand troops through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces, demolished cities, and accumulated a borne-along population of freed blacks and white refugees until all that remained was the dangerous transient life of the dispossessed and the triumphant. In E.L. Doctorow's hands the great march becomes a floating world, a nomadic consciousness, and an unforgettable reading experience with awesome relevance to our own times
World's fair by E. L Doctorow( Book )

86 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas and emotions of a time when the streets were safe, families stuck together through thick and thin, and all the promises of a generation culminate in a single great World's Fair
Loon lake by E. L Doctorow( Book )

103 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression. A late-summer night finds him alone and shivering beside a railroad track in the Adirondack mountains when a private railcar passes
Homer & Langley : a novel by E. L Doctorow( Book )

62 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A free imaginative rendering of the lives of New York's fabled Collyer brothers depicts Homer and Langley as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, facing odyssean perils as they struggle to survive the wars, political movements, and technological advances of the last century
The waterworks by E. L Doctorow( Book )

70 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One rainy morning in 1871 young Martin Pemberton, walking down Broadway in lower Manhattan, sees in a passing horse-drawn omnibus several old men in black, one of whom he recognizes as his supposedly dead and buried father. So begins E.L. Doctorow's astounding new novel of post-Civil War New York, where maimed veterans beg in the streets, newsboys fight for their corners, the Tweed Ring operates the city for its own profit, and a conspicuously self-satisfied class of new wealth and weak intellect is all a glitter in a setting of mass misery. As Pemberton tries in vain to track the strange omnibus of old men, he leads us into a city we know and recognize and yet don't know, a ghost city that stands to contemporary New York like a panoramic negative print, reversed in its lights and shadows, its seasons turned round. The increasingly ominous tale is narrated by Pemberton's sometime employer, McIlvaine, the editor of the newspaper for which the young man writes occasional reviews. When Pemberton himself disappears, McIlvaine goes in pursuit of the truth of his freelance's bizarre fate. Layer by layer, he reveals to us a New York more deadly, more creative, more of a genius society than it is now. New technologies transport water to its reservoirs and gaslight to its streetlamps. Locomotives thunder down its streets. Telegraphy sings in its overhead wires, and its high-speed printing presses turn out tens of thousands of newspapers for a penny or two. It is a proudly, heedlessly modern city, and yet ... the scene of ancient, primordial urges and transgressions, a companion city of our dreams ... a moral hologram generated from this celebrated author's electrifying historical imagination. The Waterworks is a haunting tale of genius and madness in a metropolis that is itself a product of these qualities. Masterfully written and promising to be unforgettable, it is a triumphant addition to E.L. Doctorow's remarkable body of work
The book of Daniel; a novel by E. L Doctorow( Book )

145 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy of the lives of a brother and sister whose parents were executed as spies
Andrew's brain : a novel by E. L Doctorow( Book )

34 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological tale recounts the experiences of Andrew, who confesses to an unknown recipient the memory- and truth-challenging events, loves, and tragedies that have led him to a mysterious act
Lives of the poets : six stories and a novella by E. L Doctorow( Book )

44 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introspective narrative of the activities, attitudes, and concerns of a writer in his fiftieth year is accompanied by stories that address the same artistic and personal preoccupations
Sweet land stories by E. L Doctorow( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assortment of short fiction ranges across America, from Alaska to the District of Columbia, as it explores the complexities of modern life in such stories as "Jolene: a life," "A House on the Plains," "Baby Wilson," and "Walter John Harmon."
All the time in the world : new and selected stories by E. L Doctorow( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short works includes the stories of a couple who become estranged after a mysterious man claims he grew up in their house, and a Russian bus boy who is entangled with an organized crime ring
Welcome to Hard Times by E. L Doctorow( Book )

85 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hard Times is the name of a town in the barren hills of the Dakota Territory. To this town there comes one day one of the reckless sociopaths who wander the West to kill and rape and pillage. By the time he is through and has ridden off, Hard Times is a smoking ruin. The de facto mayor, Blue, takes in two survivors of the carnage--a boy, Jimmy, and a prostitute, Molly, who has suffered unspeakably--and makes them his provisional family. Blue begins to rebuild Hard Times, welcoming new settlers, while Molly waits with vengeance in her heart for the return of the outlaw. Here is E. L. Doctorow's debut novel, a searing allegory of frontier life that sets the stage for his subsequent classics."--Back cover
The march : [a novel] by E. L Doctorow( Recording )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1864, after Union general William Tecumseh Sherman burned Atlanta, he marched his sixty thousand troops east through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces and lived off the land, pillaging the Southern plantations, taking cattle and crops for their own, demolishing cities, and accumulating a borne-along population of freed blacks and white refugees until all that remained was the dangerous transient life of the uprooted, the dispossessed, and the triumphant. Only a master novelist could so powerfully and compassionately render the lives of those who marched. The author of "Ragtime", "City of God", and "The book of Daniel" has given us a magisterial work with an enormous cast of unforgettable characters: white and black, men, women, and children, unionists and rebels, generals and privates, freed slaves and slave owners
Drinks before dinner : a play by E. L Doctorow( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar dreads what might occur at a dinner party of old friends, but the evening turns out to be much different from what he expected
Creationists : selected essays, 1993-2006 by E. L Doctorow( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a new collection of essays, the author offers a series of reflections on the nature of imagination and creativity, looking at diverse forms of creative endeavor--from the literary and scientific to the comic and cosmic--as well as on his own creative process in his writings
Jack London, Hemingway, and the Constitution : selected essays, 1977-1992 by E. L Doctorow( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a collection of reflective essays, the author of Ragtime covers a wide variety of topics, from such writers as Dreiser and Hemingway, to nineteenth-century New York, to contemporary cultural ailments
Andrew's brain : a novel by E. L Doctorow( Recording )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking from an unknown place and to an unknown interlocutor, Andrew is thinking, Andrew is talking, Andrew is telling the story of his life, his loves, and the tragedies that have led him to this place and point in time. And as he confesses, peeling back the layers of his strange story, we are led to question what we know about truth and memory, brain and mind, personality and fate, about one another and ourselves. Written with psychological depth and great lyrical precision, this suspenseful and groundbreaking novel delivers a voice for our times ... funny, probing, skeptical, mischievous, profound
Homer & Langley : a novel by E. L Doctorow( Recording )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bronx-born E.L. Doctorow - who attended Kenyon College, served with the Army of Occupation in Germany, and penned his first novel after perusing a plethora of Western genre scripts as a reader in Hollywood - presents his thirteenth full-length novel, Homer and Langley. Other critically acclaimed works by Doctorow include Ragtime; City of God; and The March
Wakefield( Visual )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage, surviving by scavenging at night, Howard secretly observes the lives of his wife and children and neighbors. Wakefield becomes a fraught meditation on marriage and identity, as Howard slowly realizes that he has not in fact left his family, he has left himself
 
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The march : a novel
Alternative Names
Doctorou, Ėdgar L. 1931-

Doctorou. Edgar L. 1931-2015

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Doktorou, E. L.

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Doktorou, Ėdgar L. 1931-2015

Doḳṭorov, E.L. 1931-2015

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Billy Bathgate : a novelThe march : a novelWorld's fairLoon lakeHomer & Langley : a novelThe waterworksThe book of Daniel; a novelLives of the poets : six stories and a novella