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Fitzgerald, Penelope

Works: 100 works in 925 publications in 17 languages and 22,762 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Drama  Humorous fiction  History  Film adaptations  Historical fiction  Television adaptations  Romance television programs  Novels 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works by Penelope Fitzgerald
The blue flower by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

90 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,558 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
The bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

91 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,167 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
Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

73 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,979 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 )

68 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Fred Fairly, a junior fellow at St. Angelicus College in 1912 Cambridge, falls in love with the dangerously mysterious Daisy, whom he awakens next to one morning after a freak accident
The beginning of spring by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

68 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,355 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
Human voices by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

56 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wacky novel on the British Broadcasting Corporation in the early stages of World War II. Romances bloom and a conscientious program director requests equipment to record the expected German invasion. By the author of The Blue Flower
The means of escape by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,250 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
The Knox brothers : Edmund (Evoe), 1881-1971, Dillwyn, 1883-1943, Wilfred, 1886-1950, Ronald, 1888-1957 by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

37 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 1,207 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
At Freddie's by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

45 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Innocence : a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

44 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful Chiara, in love with the brilliant but aloof Salvatore, asks her worldly English schoolfriend Barney to help her, and becomes entangled in a web of good intentions and massive misunderstandings
The golden child by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

37 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 922 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
Charlotte Mew and her friends : with a selection of her poems by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 766 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 )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Burne-Jones ... was the prototypical pre-Raphaelite but with truly individual sensibility. Penelope Fitzgerald's ... 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 ... a fasconating figure - artistic genius, doting father, troubled husband"--Publisher's description
The afterlife by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Delafield, Dorothy L. Sayers, Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Doora Carrington, Ford Madox Ford, Rose Macaulay, Rebecca West, John Lehmann, Louis Macneice, C.S. Lewis, Stevie Smith, Angus Wilson, Roald Dahl, Philip Larkin, J.L. Carr, Barbara Pym, Muriel Spark, John McGahern, Roddy Doyl, William Trevor, Amy Tan, Richard Yates, Carol Shields, Jung Chang, Victor Klemperer, Canaletto's Venice, The Holy Land, The Moors, My life and workd, My childhood home, Schooldays, Reading for the plot, Diaglogue in fiction, Why I write, How I write, Last Words"--Back cover
The bookshop ; The gate of angels ; The blue flower by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 390 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."--Jacket
Offshore ; Human voices ; The beginning of spring by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 326 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 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford University Press celebrates the World's Classics series by reissuing some of the best loved novels in their original hardback format, with special introductions by today's most distinguished writers. Emma (1816) is Jane Austen's comic masterpiece in which Emma Woodhouse finds her match-making skills sadly misdirected as she learns humility and self-knowledge at the same time as she discovers love. - Jacket flap
A house of air : selected writings by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a collection of reviews and essays by Penelope Fitzgerald. Contents include early "TLS" reviews, pieces from her own short-lived arts magazine, "The World Review", and articles from the "Spectator", the "New York Review of Books" and the "London Review of Books"
The blue flower by Penelope Fitzgerald( Recording )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blue Flower is set in the age of Goethe, in the small towns and great universities of late eighteenth-century Germany. It tells the true story of Friedrich von Hardenberg, a passionate, impetuous student of philosophy who will later gain fame as the romantic poet Novalis. Fritz seeks his father's permission to wed his "heart's heart," his "spirit's guide"-a plain, simple child named Sophie von Kuhn. It is an attachment that shocks his family and friends. Their brilliant young Fritz, betrothed to a twelve-year-old dullard? How can this be? The irrationality of love, the transfiguration of the commonplace, the clarity of purpose that comes with knowing one's own fate-these are the themes of this beguiling novel, themes treated with a mix of wit, grace, and mischievous humor
The gate of angels : a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald( )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 144 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?
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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 escriptora britànica

Penelope Fitzgerald escritora británica

Penelope Fitzgerald scrittrice britannica

Пенелопа Фіцджеральд

Фицджеральд, Пенелопа

פנלופה פיצג'רלד

פנלופה פיצג'רלד סופרת בריטית

پنلوپه فیتزجرالد شاعر بریتانیایی

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The bookshopOffshoreThe gate of angelsThe beginning of springHuman voicesThe means of escapeThe Knox brothers : Edmund (Evoe), 1881-1971, Dillwyn, 1883-1943, Wilfred, 1886-1950, Ronald, 1888-1957At Freddie's