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Hersey, John 1914-1993

Works: 392 works in 1,711 publications in 20 languages and 64,800 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Personal narratives  Musical fiction  Short stories  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  War films  Pictorial works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Other, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3515.E7715, 813.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Hersey
Hiroshima by John Hersey( Book )

232 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 9,324 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 )

144 editions published between 1944 and 1994 in 11 languages and held by 4,703 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 )

99 editions published between 1950 and 1988 in 7 languages and held by 3,481 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 )

55 editions published between 1956 and 1992 in 8 languages and held by 2,758 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
Too far to walk by John Hersey( Book )

31 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A listless college student who longs to have fulfilling experiences and be a charismatic figure makes a Faustian bargain
The Algiers Motel incident by John Hersey( Book )

35 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The call by John Hersey( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van een Amerikaanse zendeling in China aan het eind van de 19e en het begin van de 20e eeuw
The war lover by John Hersey( Book )

31 editions published between 1959 and 1987 in 6 languages and held by 1,869 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 )

36 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,815 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 )

30 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 1,810 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 )

25 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nero's secret police believe they have come on the first hints of a plot against the emperor's life
Here to stay by John Hersey( Book )

29 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hersey tells the story of an old lady marooned on a rooftop amidst floods caused by a hurricane. He ends with his famour Hinoshima
Antonietta : a novel by John Hersey( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,316 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 )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My petition for more space by John Hersey( Book )

21 editions published between 1937 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 1,192 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
Key West tales by John Hersey( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of short stories set in Key West, Florida
Into the valley; a skirmish of the marines by John Hersey( Book )

26 editions published between 1943 and 1970 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skirmish of the marines
The war lover by Philip Leacock( Visual )

3 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brave but reckless air force pilot during World War II alienates everyone except his co-pilot, but he then destroys even this relationship by pursuing his friend's girlfriend
The survival tales of John Hersey by Nancy Lyman Huse( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the valley by John Hersey( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
H., J. R. 1914-1993

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

Harsī, Jona

Harsī, Jona 1914-1993

Hersey, John

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Hersey, John R. 1914-1993

Hersey, John Richard

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Hersey, John Richard 1914-1993

Hērsijs, Džons 1914-1993

Ioannes Hersey

J. R. H 1914-1993

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

John Hersey Amerikaans journalist (1914-1993)

John Hersey giornalista e scrittore statunitense

John Hersey pisarz amerykański

John Hersey US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Journalist

John Richard Hersey

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Джон Хёрси

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

جان هرسی

جون هيرسي، 1914-1993

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허쉬, 존 1914-1993

허시, 존 리차드 1914-1993

허시, 존 리처드 1914-1993

허어시, 존 1914-1993


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