WorldCat Identities

Harris, John 1916-1991

Works: 125 works in 658 publications in 3 languages and 11,343 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Television series  History  Miscellanea  Television melodramas  Television programs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Producer, Bibliographic antecedent
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Harris
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the court of Chancery, the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case grinds on for years with no end in sight. Entangled in the lawsuit are a growing number of innocent victims: Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a child with mysterious parentage; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. As the case staggers onward, yet more people become embroiled in the furious legal battle, including the proud Lady Dedlock, who finds herself persecuted by the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, then hunted by the determined Inspector Bucket, one of the first detectives to appear in English literature. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core ..."--Container
The gallant six hundred; a tragedy of obsessions by John Harris( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An excellent narrative on the conduct of the battle, the charge of the Light brigade, and the personalities involved
Without a trace : a fresh investigation of eight lost ships and their fates by John Harris( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores eight ships lost at sea, from the lost Arctic expedition of Sir John Franklin in 1847 to the disappearance of the one-man crew of the Teignmouth Electron in 1969
Dunkirk : "the storms of war" by John Harris( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Søgeord: Frankrig's fald, maj-juni 1940
Take or destroy! by John Harris( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and Hungarian and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenant-Colonel George Hockold must take Rommel's vast fuel reserves stored at the port of Qaba if the Alamein offensive is to succeed. Time is running out, resources are scant and the commando unit Hockold must lead is a rag tag band of misfits scraped from the dregs of the British Army. They must attack Qaba. The orders? Take or destroy
Ride out the storm : a novel of Dunkirk by John Harris( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courageous nine day evacuation of a quarter-million Allied troops from Dunkirk in 1940
Covenant with death by John Harris( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They joined for their country. They fought for each other. When war breaks out in 1914, Mark Fenner and his Sheffield friends immediately flock to Kitchener's call. Amid waving flags and boozy celebration, the three men - Fen, his best friend Locky and self-assured Frank, rival for the woman Fen loves - enlist as volunteers to take on the Germans and win glory. Through ramshackle training in sodden England and a stint in arid Egypt, rebellious but brave Fen proves himself to be a natural leader, only undermined by on-going friction with Frank. Headed by terse, tough Sergeant Major Bold, this group of young men form steel-strong bonds, and yearn to face the great adventure of the Western Front. Then, on one summer's day in 1916, Fen and his band of brothers are sent to the Somme, and this very ordinary hero discovers what it means to fight for your life. Stirringly told from the down-to-earth view of everyday soldiers, Covenant with Death is acclaimed as one of the greatest novels about war ever written. Now with a new foreword by Louis de Bernieres, author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Light cavalry action by John Harris( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines the drama of a libel trial between two British officers with the desperate events of combat against the Red Russians in 1919
Close to the wind by John Harris( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1958 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High seas adventure of four people on a wild voyage through the tiny islands of the South Pacific
The sea shall not have them by John Harris( Book )

30 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aan het eind van de Tweede Wereldoorlog wordt een Engels vliegtuig boven de Noordzee uit de lucht geschoten
The old trade of killing by John Harris( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Group of British veterans search for a tin chest of treasure twenty years after it disappeared in the northern Sahara and are beset by bandit Arabs
The Indian Mutiny by John Harris( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author vividly recaptures the experience and atmosphere of the time -- the smell of battle, the tired men and forced marches, the sieges and the appalling massacres -- all enacted beneath the relentless, cruel heat of the Indian sun. It was a war of treachery and incompetence, desperately fought without mercy on either side, but a war of heroism and endurance"--Page 4 of cover
The fox from his lair by John Harris( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German agent lies in wait for the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France. The Allies prepare a vast armed camp, but there is an enemy within. There is a deadly E-boat attack and the Fox strikes, stealing secret invasion plans in the ensuing panic. A deadly pursuit follows, with two British officers having orders to stop him at all costs
The unforgiving wind by John Harris( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charting the disastrous expedition of Commander Adams, this novel follows the misfortunes of his men across the Arctic. Whatever can go wrong does go wrong as transport, instruments, health and sanity begin to fail. Only one man can rescue them, the truculent Tom Fife who responds to faint radio signals from the Arctic shores
The cross of Lazzaro by John Harris( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engineer's efforts to warn Tyrolian villagers of a threatening dam leak seem lost because of their preoccupation with a local "miracle."
The sleeping mountain by John Harris( Book )

31 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sleepy red-roofed Italian island of Anapoli. Here, Tom Patch, an easy-going British artist discards his mistress for new love Cecilia. The Mayor basks in the sun, listening to goat bells and the rasp of mandolins. But high above hangs a malevolent volcano; a terrible destructive power seething below its crust. And it is about to blow
The Courtney entry by John Harris( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swordpoint : a novel of Cassino by John Harris( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1944 and Monte Cassino has become a Nazi stronghold against the Allied advance through Italy. But Cassino must be taken, and the flamboyantly ambitious Brigadier Heathfield has a plan. This is a gripping, intoxicating story about the men of the North Yorkshires, veterans of Africa, hardened to the world
The claws of mercy by John Harris( Book )

24 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Sierra Leone, a remote bush community crackles with racial tensions. Few white people live amongst the natives of Freetown and authority seems distant. Everyday life in Freetown revolves around an opencast iron mine, and the man in charge dictates peace and prosperity for everyone. But, for the white population, his leadership is a matter of life or death where every decision is like being snatched by the claws of mercy. Book Jacket
Army of shadows : a novel of the Resistance by John Harris( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Englishmen bail out of a crippled Lancaster bomber over wartime France. Hidden by the loyal French community, they help organise a resistance group among the citizenry
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Bleak House
Alternative Names

controlled identityHebden, Mark, 1916-1991

controlled identityHennessy, Max, 1916-1991

Harris, John

Harris, John 1916-

Hebden Mark

Hebden, Mark 1916-1991

Hennessy Max

Hennessy, Max 1916-1991

John Harris Auteur et romancier britannique, né en 1916

John Harris Britischer Autor und Romanschriftsteller, geboren 1916

John Harris Brits auteur (1916-1991)

جان هریس نویسنده بریتانیایی

Take or destroy!Ride out the storm : a novel of DunkirkCovenant with deathThe sea shall not have themThe old trade of killingThe Indian MutinyThe fox from his lairThe unforgiving wind