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Collier, John 1901-1980

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Most widely held works by John Collier
Fancies and goodnights by John Collier( Book )

43 editions published between 1931 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Collier's edgy, sardonic tales are works of rare wit, curious insight, and scary implication. They stand out as one of the pinnacles in the critically neglected but perennially popular tradition of weird writing that includes E.T.A. Hoffmann and Charles Dickens as well as more recent masters like Jorge Luis Borges and Roald Dahl. With a cast of characters that ranges from man-eating flora to disgruntled devils and suburban salarymen (not that it's always easy to tell one from another), Collier's dazzling stories explore the implacable logic of lunacy, revealing a surreal landscape whose unstable surface is depth-charged with surprise
The John Collier reader by John Collier( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the novel His monkey wife and short stories
55 short stories from the New Yorker( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories... have appeared in the New Yorker during the past ten years
His monkey wife, or, Married to a chimp by John Collier( Book )

50 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily was terribly intelligent; she was well mannered and her disposition was wonderful. She attended classes regularly ... and in no time at all she passed from children's lesson books to her teacher's small stock of well-chosen classics. But, like most of us, Emily was not perfect -- and her greatest mistake was falling in love with Mr. Fatigay. Emily was a chimpanzee. Mr. Fatigay was her teacher, a missionary who had traveled all the way from England to a place called Boboma, Upper Congo, just to educate the natives. ...Emily and Mr. Fatigay [traveled] to England ... and once in England there is hilarity, and a touch of sadness [in] her trip to see former friends at the zoo, her position as housemaid to Mr. Fatigay's West End fiancée, and her startling triumph over her rival. -- Jacket flap
Milton's Paradise lost; screenplay for cinema of the mind by John Collier( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The audacity of John Collier's "screenplay" of Milton's great epic poem is matched only by its success: here is a startlingly alive euphonious, and visual pieces of work, an act of highest love. The extraordinary images of Milton's hideous and radiant monsters, of burning hell and glowing paradise, of archetypal human beings trapped in the pregnant situations of fable - all contribute to the realization of his intention: not presumptuously, to improve Milton, not even to dare to "amplify" his work, but rather to celebrate him
The sleep of stone by Louise Cooper( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the man she loves brings his betrothed to his great house, Ghysla, a creature from another race of beings, exacts a terrible revenge
The twilight zone by Jordan Peele( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but most often having a wicked sense of humor and filled with unexpected twists. The pilot episode "Where Is Everybody?" has a man wandering through an empty ghost town seeking someone, anyone, to break his isolation
Deception by Irving Rapper( Visual )

13 editions published between 1946 and 2020 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II has separated pianist Christine Radcliffe from her great love, cellist Karel Novak. Thinking Karel has been killed in action, she is unexpectedly reunited with him. Now, Christine desperately strives to hide her wartime dalliance as the mistress of a wealthy, sadistic composer. She'll lie to keep her shameful past a secret
The backyard by John Collier( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child imagines what has taken place in his backyard, from the present all the way back to the creation of the world
The scandal and credulities of John Aubrey by John Aubrey( Book )

7 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The touch of nutmeg : and more unlikely stories by John Collier( Book )

4 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of general fiction including weird and fantastic stories/supernatural tales
Just the other day : an informal history of Great Britain since the war by John Collier( Book )

12 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evening primrose( Visual )

4 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unable to cope with the pressures of the outside world, a poet hides inside a locked department store. But as night falls, he discovers a group of hermits who've been living there for years. Among them is Ella, a frightened girl who desperately wants to leave
Defy the foul fiend; or, The misadventures of a heart by John Collier( Book )

19 editions published between 1924 and 1948 in English and German and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting moonshine by John Collier( Book )

11 editions published between 1941 and 1957 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The looking glass book of stories by Hart Day Leavitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia Scarlett by George Cukor( Visual )

17 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in English and French and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia Scarlett is a young woman who is forced to flee with her small-time crook father from Paris to London after her mother dies, and his swindling schemes catch up to him. To avoid detection, Sylvia cuts her hair and dons boy's clothing. They team up with a shady character and live by their wits, first as confidence tricksters, then as an acting troupe
Elephant boy by Zoltan Korda( Visual )

12 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in English and French and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Kipling's Toomai of the elephants, 13-year-old Sabu leads a British hunting expedition through the jungle with his pachyderm pal, instantly becoming a legend
The Devil and all by John Collier( Book )

5 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specimen pages from the Nonesuch Press edition, published 1934
Alfred Hitchcock Presents. :( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wet Saturday: "Young Millicent Princey (Tita Purdom) just bashed in the head of an ex-lover with a croquest mallet--hardly cricket!--and her father (Sir Cedric Hardwick), the head of this fine old household in the rainy English countryside, has decided to cover up the crime and protect the family name. The Princey family must hang together--or surely they will hang saparately"--Container
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Alternative Names
Collier, John, 1901-

John Collier britisch-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

John Collier britisk skribent

John Collier brittisk författare

John Collier escritor británico

John Collier shkrimtar britanik

John H. N. Collier

John H. N. Collier écrivain britannique

John H. N. Collier escriptor britànic

John Henry Collier Brits schrijver

Kolʹer, Dzhon 1901-

Джон Кольєр (письменник) Джон Кольер письменник

Кольер, Джон

Кольер, Джон 1901-1980

ג'ון קולייר סופר בריטי

جان كولیر

جون كولير كاتب بريطاني

コリア, J

コリアー, ジョン


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Japanese (4)

Dutch (2)

German (1)