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Nicholson, William

Works: 192 works in 1,272 publications in 13 languages and 42,450 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Biographical films  History  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy fiction  War films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Creator, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Publisher, Film editor, Other, Director, Performer
Classifications: PZ7.N5548, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Nicholson
Gladiator by Ridley Scott( Visual )

124 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The army of Marcus Aurelius finally subdues the barbarian hordes but the aging emperor is eliminated by his treacherous son, Commodus who becomes the new emperor. A great general, Maximus, who was the late emperor's favorite makes the mistake of spurning Commodus. The insecure new emperor orders the execution of the popular general. The resourceful Maximus escapes this fate but reaches home too late; when he arrives, he finds his wife and son dead, his farm torched. Maximus is taken as a slave but conceals his identify when thrown into the arena by gladiatorial entrepreneur Proximo
Les Misérables by Tom Hooper( Visual )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 2,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 19th century France the paroled prisoner Jean Valjean seeks redemption, regains his social standing, and rises to the rank of mayor. He encounters a beautiful but desperately ill woman named Fantine and cares for her daughter, Cosette, after her death. All the while he is obsessively pursued by the policeman Javert, who vows to make him pay for the crimes of his past
Seeker by William Nicholson( Book )

38 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having been rejected by the Nomana--the revered warrior-monk order they long to join--sixteen-year-olds Seeker and Morning Star, along with a curious pirate named Wildman, attempt to prove that they are worthy of joining the community, after all
Unbroken( Visual )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp
Jango by William Nicholson( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeker, the Wildman, and Morning Star discover that the mysterious warrior sect they had been so desperate to join is not quite what it appears from the outside
Noman by William Nicholson( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeker, who is obsessed with his increasingly perilous quest to kill the last of the Old Ones, finds that his mission has placed him at odds with a new leader who preaches peace and joy
Elizabeth : The Golden Age by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

56 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1585: Philip II's Catholic Spain is the most powerful empire in the world. Only England, ruled by Protestant Elizabeth, stands against him. The Queen is threatened by a depleted treasury, constant threats of assassination, and plots by Philip to install her cousin, Queen Mary of Scotland, on her throne. To which end a great armada is poised to invade England--as punishment for the capture of his treasure-ships, and to make Europe safe for Catholicism--even as Elizabeth's attention is diverted to Sir Walter Raleigh, returned from the New World with two gifts: the territory of Virginia and tobacco. Facing her greatest challenge, Elizabeth must rally her country to safeguard her kingdom, destroy her enemies, and secure her position as "Mother to her people."
The wind singer : an adventure by William Nicholson( Book )

48 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Kestrel Hath rebels against the stifling rules of Amaranth society and is forced to flee, she, along with her twin brother and a tagalong classmate, follow an ancient map in quest of the legendary silver voice of the wind singer, in an attempt to heal Amaranth and its people
Mandela : long walk to freedom by Justin Chadwick( Visual )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapté de son autobiographie "Un long chemin vers la liberté", le film "Mandela" retrace le parcours exceptionnel de celui qui changea le cours de l'histoire de l'Afrique du Sud. Idris Elba livre une performance exemplaire en incarnant avec l'homme qui devient un emblème, à travers ses faiblesses comme ses plus beaux combats (Source : jaquette)
Everest by Baltasar Kormákur( Visual )

18 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, the film documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival
Slaves of the Mastery by William Nicholson( Book )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the soldiers of the Mastery capture the city of Amaranth, Kestrel and her twin brother Bowman are separated and must try to reunite and learn the secrets that will defeat their enemies
Nell by Michael Apted( Visual )

43 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The backwoods of North Carolina is where Nell lives, all alone. She has her own form of language and no idea of a world beyond her small plot of land. When civilization enters her life, Nell's life will never be the same again
Shadowlands by William Nicholson( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-act play about the romance of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman. The action takes place in Oxford in the 1950s. Originally presented at the The Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 5 Oct. 1989
First Knight by Jerry Zucker( Visual )

50 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new vision of King Arthur's Camelot. A vision of breathtaking battles, heart-pounding courage, of the undeniable love that brought an entire kingdom to its knees ... and the undying passion that made it live forever
Shadowlands by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Poetess Joy Gresham meets prof. C.S. Lewis and secretly marries him to avoid deportation. For him it is a union of convenience, for her a union of love and she can no longer accept his denial. Before he can voice his need for her, Joy is admitted to hospital suffering from advanced bone cancer. For the first time, his faith is severely tested
Motherland by William Nicholson( Book )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Summer, 1942. Kitty, an army driver stationed in Sussex, meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando, and Larry, a liaison officer with Combined Ops. She falls instantly in love with Ed, who falls in love with her. So does Larry. Both men go off to war, and Ed wins the highest military honor for his bravery. But sometimes heroes don't make the best husbands. [This novel] follows Kitty, Ed, and Larry from wartime England and the brutally tragic Dieppe raid to Nazi-occupied France, India after the war, and Jamaica before independence. Against this ever-changing backdrop--as they witness history being made and participate in the smaller dramas of romance, friendship, and parenthood--these three friends make choices that will determine the challenges and triumphs of their lives"--Cover
Amherst by William Nicholson( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and the author of Motherland, a novel about two love affairs set in Amherst--one in the present, one in the past, and both presided over by Emily Dickinson. Alice Dickinson is a young advertising executive who works in London and dreams of becoming a screenwriter. She decides to take some time off work to research her idea for a screenplay: the true story of a scandalous adulterous love affair that took place in Amherst, Massachusetts, in the 1880s. The lovers were a young faculty wife at Amherst College, Mabel Loomis Todd, and the college's treasurer, Austin Dickinson. Austin, twenty-four years Mabel's senior and married, was the brother of the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson and their trysts took place in Emily's house (with her consent). Alice travels to Amherst, staying in the house of a friend of a friend, Nick Crocker, a married English academic in his fifties. As Alice researches the affair between Austin and Mabel, and puzzles out Emily Dickinson's role, she embarks on an affair with Nick, an affair that, of course, they both know echoes the affair that she's writing about in her screenplay. Interspersed with Alice's own complicated love story is the story she is telling of Austin and Mabel, historically accurate, and meticulously recreated from their voluminous letters and diaries. Using the poems of Emily Dickinson throughout, Amherst is an exploration of the nature of passionate love, its delusions, and its glories. This novel is playful and scholarly, sexy and smart, and reminds us that the games we play when we fall in love have not changed that much over the years"--
The society of others : a novel by William Nicholson( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man embarks on an aimless journey, hitchhiking across Europe without planned destinations, only to find himself caught up in a confusing, threatening, and surreal world of inexplicable violence and dark secrets
Firesong : an adventure by William Nicholson( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having saved their family and the rest of the Manth people from slavery, twins Bowman and Kestrel are free to seek their promised land
The secret intensity of everyday life by William Nicholson( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura is a happily married mother of two. But when her college boyfriend resurfaces after twenty years, she's forced to compare the passion of that first love with the domesticity of her suburban life in a gentrified English village. What if she'd stayed with him? Would she be happier? And what is happiness, really?"--Page 4 of cover
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controlled identityNicholson, Bill

Nicholson, Bill

Nicholson, Bill 1948-

Nicholson, W.

Nicholson, W. (William)

Nicholson, William 1948-... dramaturge

William Nicholson britischer Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

William Nicholson Brits schrijver

Уильям Николсон английский сценарист

Уилям Никълсън

윌리엄 니컬슨 영국의 극작가, 소설가

ニコルソン, ウィリアム


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