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Osborne, Charles 1927-

Overview
Works: 189 works in 1,212 publications in 14 languages and 34,313 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Music  Bio-bibliography  Pictorial works  Biographies  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Adapter, Commentator, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Author of screenplay, Contributor
Classifications: PR6065.S15, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Charles Osborne
 
Most widely held works by Charles Osborne
The unexpected guest : a mystery by Charles Osborne( Book )

61 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A motorist whose car broke down seeks assistaance in a nearby house, only to find its owner shot in a wheelchair. When the wife confesses, he offers to help cover up the crime. A novelization of a play
Black coffee : a Hercule Poirot novel by Charles Osborne( Book )

75 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An urgent call from physicist Sir Claud Amory sends famed detective Hercule Poirot rushing from London to a sprawling country estate. Sir Claud fears a member of his own household wants to steal a secret formula destined for the Ministry of Defense. But Poirot arrives too late. The formula is missing. Worse, Sir Claud has been poisoned by his after-dinner coffee. Poirot soon identifies a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the mansion's occupants. Now he must find the formula and the killer ... while letting no poison slip 'twix his own lips
Spider's web by Charles Osborne( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osborne completes his homage to Christie with this third and final adaptation of an original Christie play, following Black Coffee (1998) and The Unexpected Guest (1999). Though the play was written in 1954, the story suffers little from the passage of time, and aside from the static setting, reads well as a novel. Christie's exquisite timing and clever sleight-of-mind tricks are a delight, while Osborne has the good sense not to embroider the tale. A typical closed cast of characters occupies the temporary country home of Henry and Clarissa Hailsham-Brown: the seemingly scatterbrained Clarissa; her stepdaughter, Pippa; the odious Oliver Costello, who has married Pippa's mother; Sir Rowland Delahaye, Clarissa's godfather and a man of honor; an outspoken gardener; a butler; a cook; and Inspector Lord, the rather diffident policeman. When Clarissa discovers a body in the drawing room, she decides that it mustn't be found there. Her plans to dispose of the body are interrupted by the arrival of a rather diffident policeman, Inspector Lord, who has come to check out an anonymous tip that a murder has been committed
The life and crimes of Agatha Christie by Charles Osborne( Book )

53 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of Agatha Christie, as well as the lives of some of her famous fictional characters, with authoritive information on each of her works and its contemporary critical reception
The complete operas of Verdi by Charles Osborne( Book )

70 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.H. Auden : the life of a poet by Charles Osborne( Book )

53 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auden's career as writer and teacher, his relationships with other writers and his travels to other countries and the U.S.A
The complete operas of Mozart : a critical guide by Charles Osborne( Book )

50 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This detailed study covers both the great masterpieces and the lesser-known works, incorporating biographical background, accounts of first performances, and close analysis of both the music and the librettos
The complete operas of Puccini : a critical guide by Charles Osborne( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schubert and his Vienna by Charles Osborne( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van de Oostenrijkse componist tegen de achtergrond van het politieke, artistieke en sociale leven van zijn geboorte- en woonplaats Wenen in het begin van de 19e eeuw
Wagner and his world by Charles Osborne( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi : a life in the theatre by Charles Osborne( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and French and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carries Giuseppe Verdi, the musical and theatrical genius whose operas are the most popular of all time, from his humble beginnings through his youthful struggles and mature triumphs, to his acclaimed old age as the national hero of Italian music
The Dictionary of composers( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete operas of Richard Strauss by Charles Osborne( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de operaʹs van de Duitse componist (1864-1949)
The complete operas of Richard Wagner by Charles Osborne( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de opera's van de Duitse componist (1813-1883)
Fifty works of English and American literature we could do without by Brigid Brophy( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why pick on 'Hamlet' when there are so many other 'classics' which deserve deflation?" This question is answered in the authors' introductory note - "We haven't bothered with stuffed owls ... All the works dealt with are revered or treated as required reading"--And in the essay on "Hamlet" and forty-nine other supposed masterpieces. Most people have at some time put up with the boring, the pretentious and the badly wirtten because they have been taught reverence for "classics". The authors claim that their fifty "victims" have been overpraised for so long that the massice critical reputation surrounding each constitutes a serious obstacle blocking approaches to other greater works. The purpose of their book is to re-open these approaches
The bel canto operas of Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini by Charles Osborne( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes all the operas of Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini, describing the circumstances of each opera's first performance, discussing the libretto, outlining the plot, and giving an analysis of the music
Letters of Giuseppe Verdi by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner writes from Paris: stories, essays, and articles by the young composer by Richard Wagner( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world theatre of Wagner : a celebration of 150 years of Wagner productions by Charles Osborne( Book )

15 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last 150 years, Wagner's operas have been parodied, translated into scores of languages - from Lettish to Catalan - reviled and revered. Audiences have been confronted with pre-Raphaelite Wagner, High victorian Wagner, art deco and high-tech Wagner. Charles Osborne's authoritative and perceptive text provides the historical framework and critical commentary for the productions highlighted in the illustrations, while his biographical dictionary of the main performers, conductors, designers and producers of Wagner will prove an invaluable reference source for all Wagnerpiles
The opera lover's companion by Charles Osborne( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This engaging guide to the 175 most popular operas will enhance the experience of every opera lover. Written by a well-known authority, the book consists of entries that set each opera within the context of its composer's career, outline the plot, discuss the music, and give relevant background information on the libretto, the staging, and the most famous and influential interpreters of the principal roles. In addition, the entries recount details of the first performance and subsequent performance history and provide guidance on the relative quality of available recordings. Aimed at opera lovers and committed newcomers rather than specialists, The Opera-Lover's Companion does not set out to cover every opera but only those most frequently encountered in opera houses or on recordings. Although the book is dominated by the five great opera composers--Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Strauss--fifty-eight other composers are also represented. It is always more pleasurable to go to the opera with a knowledgeable and experienced companion. If you can't, you'll want to take this book
 
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Black coffee : a Hercule Poirot novel
Alternative Names
Charles Osborne australischer Schriftsteller

Charles Osborne (escritor)

Charles Osborne giornalista, critico musicale e scrittore britannico

Charles Osborne muziekcriticus uit Australië

Osborne, C.

Osborne, Charles Thomas

Osborne, Charles Thomas 1927-

Ozubōn, Chāruzu 1927-

تشارلز أوزبورن، 1927-

تشارلز أوسبورن

オズボーン, チャールズ

查尔斯·奥斯本

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Black coffee : a Hercule Poirot novelSpider's webThe life and crimes of Agatha ChristieThe complete operas of VerdiThe complete operas of Mozart : a critical guideThe complete operas of Puccini : a critical guideThe complete operas of Richard StraussThe complete operas of Richard Wagner