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Fitzgerald, Penelope

Works: 94 works in 632 publications in 15 languages and 17,226 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Romance fiction  Novels  Novels of manners  Biography  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PR4034, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Penelope Fitzgerald
The blue flower by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

88 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized biography of the 18th Century German poet, Friedrich Leopold von Hardenberg, who wrote under the nom de plume, Novalis. The novel centers on his philosophy ("My conviction gains infinitely the moment another soul will believe in it.") and on his romance with Sophie von Kuhn, 12, who became his muse, but who died of tuberculosis before they could marry. By the author of The Gates of Angels
Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

68 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Battersea Reach of the Thames, a mixed bag of the slightly disreputable, the temporarily lost, and the patently eccentric live on houseboats, rising and falling with the great river's tides. Belonging to neither land nor sea, they cling to one another in a motley yet kindly society. There is Maurice, by occupation a male prostitute, by happenstance a receiver of stolen goods. And Richard, a buttoned-up ex-navy man whose boat dominates the Reach. Then there is Nenna, a faithful but abandoned wife, the diffident mother of two young girls running wild on the waterfront streets. It is Nenna's domestic predicament that, as it deepens, draws the relations among this scrubby community together into ever more complex and comic patterns. The result is one of Fitzgerald's greatest triumphs, a novel the Booker judges deemed "flawless". --- From back cover
The gate of angels by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

57 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out on the dark country roads around Cambridge University in 1912, Fred Fairly, a junior fellow at the College of St. Angelicus, and pretty, plainspoken Daisy have a freak bicycle accident and end up sharing a bed!
The beginning of spring by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

58 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man, with the help of a young Russian peasant girl, learns to cope with his household after his English wife leaves Moscow in the spring of 1913
The means of escape by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories skips across the globe from England to New Zealand between the seventeenth century and the modern day, exploring the shifting fortunes of class and wealth
Innocence : a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

40 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful Chiara is the last of the Ridolfi, a Florentine family of long lineage and eccentric habits. She is smitten with Salvatore, a brilliant but penniless doctor, a rational man who wants nothing to do with romance. This is the story of how these two - with the best intentions, the kindest of instincts, and the most meddlesome of friends - make each other wonderfully miserable
The Knox brothers : Edmund (Evoe), 1881-1971, Dillwyn, 1883-1943, Wilfred, 1886-1950, Ronald, 1888-1957 by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fitzgerald recounts the lives of her editor father and his three brothers. The four left "a legacy of wit, intelligence and distinctive literary achievement."--Jacket
Charlotte Mew and her friends : with a selection of her poems by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse dichteres Charlotte Mew, die zichzelf in 1928 van het leven beroofde. Zij worstelde met lesbische gevoelens die zij voor iedereen verborgen hield
Edward Burne-Jones : a biography by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) was the prototypical pre-Raphaelite but with a truly individual sensibility. Penelope Fitzgerald's delightful biography charts his life from humble beginnings in Birmingham as the son of an unsuccessful framer, through a transformative period at Oxford, where he met his close friend and collaborator William Morris, and on to the apprenticeship with Dante Gabriel Rossetti that would shape his artistic vision. His work harks back to an Arthurian England an Arcadia that offered solace against the onset of the Industrial Revolution, and on a deeply personal level provided respite from his ever-present melancholia. This is an illuminating portrait of a fascinating figure artistic genius, doting father, troubled husband written with all Penelope Fitzgerald's characteristic sympathy and insight."
The bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pettiness of an English seaside town. It is described by Florence Green, a middle-aged widow who buys a house for a bookshop, something the town has not had for over a century. Leading her enemies is Mrs. Gamart who wanted the house for an arts center
At Freddie's by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fitzgerald writes a story about the formidable proprietress of "Freddie's, " the Temple Stage School, which provides child actors for London's West End theaters, a promising child actor and his rival, and a man with wicked plans to rescue Freddie's from insolvency
The bookshop ; The gate of angels ; The blue flower by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Bookshop' is a postwar tragicomedy of manners, set in an isolated seaside town where an enterprising woman opens a bookstore only to find it beset by poltergeists, weather, and hostile townsfolk. 'The Gate of Angels' is an Edwardian romance within a novel of ideas: a young doctor devoted to science and to his all-male Cambridge college finds his life and views disrupted by a nurse named Daisy. 'The Blue Flower,' which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, revitalizes historical drama through the story of Novalis, an eighteenth-century German romantic poet and visionary genius, and his unlikely love affair with a simple child-woman. These three novels all display Fitzgerald's characteristic wit, intellectual breadth, and narrative brilliance, applied to an array of traditional forms into which she breathed new life."--Book jacket
Offshore ; Human voices ; The beginning of spring by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The novel Offshore limns the marginal existence of an eccentric assortment of barge dwellers on the Thames in the early 1960s, a group of misfits who are drawn to life on the muddy river in exile from the world of the landlocked. Human Voices takes us behind the scenes at the BBC during World War II, as world-weary directors and nubile young assistants attempt to save Britain's heritage and keep Britons calm in the face of a feared German invasion. In The Beginning of Spring, a struggling English printer living in Moscow in 1913 is abandoned by his wife and left alone to care for his three young children in the face of the impending revolution."--Jacket
Emma by Jane Austen( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having engineered the marriage of the governess, Emma now turns her attention towards making a match for Mr. Elton, the local vicar. Emma's one voice of reason and restraint is Mr. Knightley who has known her since she was a child and who watches her behavior with wry amusement and sometimes with real anger. Emma presides over the small provincial world of Highbury with enthusiasm but she will find that it is all too easy to confuse good intentions with self gratification
A house of air : selected writings by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue flower by Penelope Fitzgerald( Recording )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the end of the eighteenth century, this tells the story of a young and brilliant Fritz von Hardenberg. The passionate and idealistic Fritz needs his father's permission to announce his engagement to twelve-year-old Sophie von Khuhn. It is a betrothal which amuses, astounds and disturbs his family and friends
The gate of angels : a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald( )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Fairly is entirely a man of science, believing that the demands of the soul will soon be explained away as a distraction and an illusion. Then into Fred's orderly life comes Daisy--pretty, plainspoken, and yet mysterious. Is she a manifestation of chaos, or is she a sign of another kind of order?
The novel on blue paper by William Morris( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers talk : Christopher Hope with Penelope Fitzgerald( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics discussed in the interview: --Catholicism Childhood in South Africa. --Writing about apartheid. --New black writers. --Developing a style
The golden child by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel combines a deft comedy of manners with a classic mystery set in London's most refined institution--the museum. When the glittering treasure of the ancient golden child is delivered to the museum, a web of intrigue tightens around its personnel
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The blue flower
Alternative Names
Fitzgerald, Penelope.

Knox, Penelope 1916-2000

Knox, Penelope Mary, 1916-2000

Penelope Fitzgerald britische Schriftstellerin

Penelope Fitzgerald britisk poet

Penelope Fitzgerald Brits dichteres (1916-2000)

Penelope Fitzgerald brittisk poet

Penelope Fitzgerald écrivaine britannique

Penelope Fitzgerald scrittrice britannica

Пенелопа Фіцджеральд

Фицджеральд, Пенелопа

פנלופה פיצג'רלד

פנלופה פיצג'רלד סופרת בריטית

پنلوپه فیتزجرالد شاعر بریتانیایی

フィッツジェラルド, ペネロピ


OffshoreThe gate of angelsThe beginning of springThe means of escapeInnocence : a novelThe Knox brothers : Edmund (Evoe), 1881-1971, Dillwyn, 1883-1943, Wilfred, 1886-1950, Ronald, 1888-1957Charlotte Mew and her friends : with a selection of her poemsEdward Burne-Jones : a biography