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Hersey, John 1914-1993

Works: 352 works in 1,780 publications in 29 languages and 67,779 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Musical fiction  Short stories  Drama  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent, Annotator, Other
Classifications: PS3515.E7715, 813.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Hersey
Hiroshima by John Hersey( Book )

300 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 23 languages and held by 9,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the effect of the bombing of Hiroshima on six survivors of the atomic blast
A bell for Adano by John Hersey( Book )

170 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 4,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Italian-American major, part of American occupation forces in Sicily during World War II, tries to reform the town in his charge by being decent to people. His efforts are epitomized by his efforts to replace the 700-year-old bell melted down for bullets by the fascists
The wall by John Hersey( Book )

120 editions published between 1950 and 1988 in 9 languages and held by 3,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wall tells the inspirational story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto. John Hersey's novel documents the Warsaw ghetto both as an symbol of Nazi persecution and as a personal confrontation with cruelty, torture, starvation and humiliation
A single pebble by John Hersey( Book )

72 editions published between 1956 and 1992 in 8 languages and held by 2,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in China on business in the 1920s, a young American engineer becomes involved in the lives of people who live on a junk on the Yangtze River
The child buyer : a novel in the form of hearings before the Standing Committee on Education, Welfare, & Public Morality of a certain State Senate, investigating the conspiracy of Mr. Wissey Jones, with others, to purchase a male child by John Hersey( Book )

77 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in 8 languages and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in the form of a legislative hearing. A satire with overtones of horror on American public education, with special barbs for superintendents, school psychologists, doting teachers, PTA leaders, materialist parents, and ignorant legislators. An exposé of the corruptible ego in each man." "This powerful indictment of the American educational system and the material values placed on intelligence in our society takes the form of a Senate hearing. The Senate investigation concerns the attempts of Wissey Jones to buy Barry Rudd, a precociously brilliant child. Through a series of medical procedures and the use of drugs, the child is transformed into an extremely efficient thinking machine. That the child's personality is of secondary importance compared to the benefits to be derived from this supercomputer is at the crux of the argument. Barry's parents and the local educational authorities are initially opposed but are slowly won over by Jones's appeals to their vanity."
Too far to walk by John Hersey( Book )

26 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coming-of-age story of a young student at a New England college
The Algiers Motel incident by John Hersey( Book )

39 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The call by John Hersey( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manzanar = [Ringoen] by John Armor( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the internments of Japanese Americans in the United States during the mid 1940s
The war lover by John Hersey( Book )

54 editions published between 1951 and 1988 in 8 languages and held by 1,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War Lover follows Buzz Morrow, a pilot who glorifies war and his military duties. The author makes the point that wars exist precisely because there are men like Buzz who revel in them. At the same time, he also gives us a detailed account of a Flying Fortress crew based in England during WW II
White lotus by John Hersey( Book )

33 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White Lotus tells of her enslavement as a girl of 15 when a yellow race overran Arizona and took her to an eastern country. An allegory with parallels to the Negro-white history in America
Under the eye of the storm by John Hersey( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in 6 languages and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their sailboat Harmony is thrust into the center of a great storm, two men and their wives face some brutal changes both in themselves and in their relationships with each other
The conspiracy : a novel by John Hersey( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nero's secret police believe they have come on the first hints of a plot against the emperor's life
Ralph Ellison; a collection of critical essays by John Hersey( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by celebrated critics and authors examines the American author's great novel Invisible man, and his enduring influence on modern fiction
Here to stay by John Hersey( Book )

44 editions published between 1945 and 1988 in 9 languages and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonietta : a novel by John Hersey( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Hersey's brilliantly inventive novel is the romantic odyssey of a Stradivarius violin from its creation three hundred years ago in Cremona through its many adventures in the hands of the famous and infamous ... It begins in 1699 as the great Stradivari, in love at fifty-five, fashions a magnificent instrument and names it Antonietta, after the object of his desire. It ends on Martha's Vineyard with a tone-deaf financier purchasing Antonietta to improve his image as a person of culture. In the intervening years--a sparkling variety of incidents--we see Stradivari's bewitching violin affecting the lives of: the young Mozart in Paris ... the fiercely ambitious Berlioz ... and Stravinsky ... The composers come alive in all their idiosyncrasies, and Antonietta becomes a compelling presence--giving voice to the changing character, and eternal art, of music over the centuries."
The walnut door by John Hersey( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My petition for more space by John Hersey( Book )

22 editions published between 1937 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an overcrowded world where acquiescence is the law of survival, a New Haven man petitions the government for more space
Into the valley; a skirmish of the marines by John Hersey( Book )

54 editions published between 1943 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skirmish of the marines
Key West tales by John Hersey( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of short stories set in Key West, Florida
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Alternative Names
H, J. R. 1914-1993

H., J. R. (John Richard Hersey), 1914-1993

Harsī, Jona 1914-1993

Hersey, John

Hersey, John R. 1914-1993

Hersey, John Richard

Hersey, John Richard 1914-

Hersey, John Richard 1914-1993

Hērsijs, Džons 1914-1993

J. R. H 1914-1993

J. R. H (John Richard Hersey), 1914-1993

הרסי, ג'ון

הרסי, ג'ון ריצ'ארד

הרסי, ג'ון ריצ'רד 1914-1993

הרסיי, ג'והן

הרסיי, ג'והן ריצ'רד 1914-1993

جون هيرسي، 1914-1993

ハーシー, ジョン

English (892)

French (50)

German (35)

Italian (28)

Spanish (23)

Danish (18)

Japanese (17)

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Dutch (16)

Portuguese (13)

Chinese (11)

Finnish (11)

Czech (10)

Polish (5)

Norwegian (4)

Hebrew (4)

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Turkish (1)

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A bell for AdanoThe wallA single pebbleThe Algiers Motel incidentThe war loverAntonietta : a novelKey West tales