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Nathan, Robert 1894-1985

Works: 328 works in 1,249 publications in 16 languages and 26,829 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Christmas films  Romance fiction  History  Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)  Biographical fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Scenarist, Conceptor, Other, Writer of accompanying material, Creator, Performer
Classifications: PS3527.A74, FIC
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Portrait of Jennie by Robert Nathan( Book )

130 editions published between 1939 and 2000 in 11 languages and held by 2,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artist meets a schoolgirl in Central Park named Jennie. There is a mystical quality about Jennie, and she intrigues him with the way she chats on about things that happened years ago. When he sketches Jennie, his work shows more expression and emotion than anything else he has ever done-- but before he knows it, Jennie is gone
One more spring by Robert Nathan( Book )

62 editions published between 1933 and 1973 in 8 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four social misfits weather the Depression in a tool shed in Central Park." Cf. Hanna, A. Mirror for the nation
The Barly fields : a collection of five novels by Robert Nathan( Book )

24 editions published between 1938 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road of ages by Robert Nathan( Book )

15 editions published between 1934 and 1936 in English and Dutch and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enchanted voyage by Robert Nathan( Book )

42 editions published between 1936 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fantasy once again, deftly and convincingly -- as only Robert Nathan can do it -- handled, with a satiric twist now and again, and a pull at the heartstrings. He has told the story of a failure whose one escape into a dream world comes through the imposed background of the ship he has built for himself in his own drab front yard. When the wife who demands results, sells it as a hot dog stand, he takes one last stand -- and Fate plays into his hands and launches the ship on the high road of adventure, southward bound. He picks up a "crew" as rudderless as himself, and they make their way against insuperable obstacles until "the law" comes up with them. BUT -- he has won something as a bulwark for the future. There is pathos and humor and that indefinable tug at the love of makebelieve that gave One More Spring its impetus. It lacks the immediate application to current problems -- but it has the same adult fairy tale quality."--Kirkus
Winter in April by Robert Nathan( Book )

22 editions published between 1938 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sympathetic portrait of a teen-age girl's crush on an older man." Cf. Hanna, A. Mirror for the nation
The Weans by Robert Nathan( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing has so completely stirred the imagination of the entire civilized world as the recent discovery of a civilization, lost for more than 5,000 years, of the Weans of the Great West, or Salt, Continent. Now for the first time this fascinating story of the expeditions of Kenya's greatest scientists is told--in terms comprehensible to the general reader. Who were these Weans, whose eastern coast was guarded by a ferocious giantess, who worshipped (among others) a root deity and danced when the spirit came down, and whose final destruction and disappearance is shrouded in mystery? You will thrill--as who has not?--to the descriptions of the rich finds in the diggings at n. Yok, Bosstin, and Oleens, and the spectacular discoveries in the Valley of the Sun by the team of Sri. B'Han Bollek, Bes Nef and his wife, Sra. Bess Nebby, and Nat Obelgerst-Levy, here related by Robert Nathan, who was himself a member of one of the three triumphant expeditions generously underwritten by the Konegi Foundation and the archaeological departments of the universities of Kenya, Uganda, and Ruwenzori.?This will be the big archaeological book of the century????????Nat Obelgerst-Levy, Archaeol. D., Ruwenzori University
The elixir by Robert Nathan( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American college history professor falls under the enchanting spell of a mysterious woman during a summer vacation in England and participates with her in a series of strange adventures
A star in the wind by Robert Nathan( Book )

12 editions published between 1961 and 1969 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Victor, a newspaper correspondent, a rather disconsolate figure who has never been able to live with his default (a child prodigy, he had run away from his concert career) is now, in 1948, in Rome. There too he fails to connect with life and after a brief affair, is sent on the the Middle East to Palestine. Aboard a refugee packed ship, he meets Anna, and her child Mia, and Anna is the victim of a greater grief- the bitter war experience, the death of her husband. Reluctantly she falls in love with Joseph, knowing that they will be separated as she goes to join one of the kibbutzim, he to cover the Arab-Israeli action in the war the newly proclaimed state undergoes. Mia is killed by the shelling of a plane; Anna, distraught, goes to join Joseph in the fortress under siege, and is killed; and finally Joseph, who has learned not to run away, also is able to accept rather than deny... Nathan's Exodus is expectedly plaintive, triste and elegiac, full of "gentle sorrowing" and healing, and it keeps a long established tryst with a certain readership."--Kirkus
The devil with love by Robert Nathan( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1974 in English and Spanish and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fantasy about an arch demon coming from hell to the U.S. in quest of a human heart
They went on together by Robert Nathan( Book )

11 editions published between 1941 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two bewildered European children are forced to leave their homes on an hour's notice
Stonecliff by Robert Nathan( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mia by Robert Nathan( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A famous novelist, living at Cape Cod, recaptures the capacity for loving, only to lose the love he has found
The sea-gull cry by Robert Nathan( Book )

14 editions published between 1942 and 1946 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young girl and her brother find a temporary home on a Cape Cod scow, make new friends and find a protector
Mr. Whittle and the morning star by Robert Nathan( Book )

8 editions published between 1947 and 1948 in English and French and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College professor imagines that the world is coming to an end
So love returns by Robert Nathan( Book )

18 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel is based on the folklore of a demon who comes to Earth to take the place of someone who has died. Following the death of his wife, Trina, Lenny struggles to make a living writing children’s books while he cares for his two young children, Trisha and Chris. Trina had been Lenny’s inspiration, and now that she is gone, he fears that he will be unable to write anything worthwhile. Like Jennie Appleton in Robert Nathan’s popular novel Portrait of Jennie (1940), Kathleen appears mysteriously to help the artist, then disappears into the unknown
But gently day by Robert Nathan( Book )

9 editions published between 1943 and 1945 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long after summer by Robert Nathan( Book )

11 editions published between 1948 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a story of young love and tragedy on Cape Cod. A lonely and unwanted young girl is befriended by a kindly summer visitor who hires her to tidy up his cottage. During that summer, Johanna learns of joy and love and belonging for the first time in her young life, until suddenly the sea takes it all away
The color of evening by Robert Nathan( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical love story, set in Santa Monica, California, about an aging and unsuccessful painter, his youthful protege, and a wispy girl whom they both love
The summer meadows by Robert Nathan( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.18 for The preach ... to 0.90 for Two Robert ...)

Portrait of Jennie
The enchanted voyage
Alternative Names
Nātans, Roberts

Nathan, Robert, 1894-

Nathan, Robert Gruntal 1894-

Nathan, Robert Gruntal 1894-1985

Robert Nathan Amerikaans dichter (1894-1985)

Robert Nathan amerikansk poet

Robert Nathan úrscéalaí agus file Meiriceánach

Robert Nathan US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Роберт Нэйтан

נאטאן, רוברט 1894-1985

נתן, רוברט 1894-1985

נתן, רוברט בן הרולד

رابرت ناتان شاعر آمریکایی

روبرت ناثان

네이던, 로버트 1894-1985

네이선, 로버트 1894-1985

ネイサン, ロバート

ネイサン, ロバート 1894-1985

ネーサン, ロバート