WorldCat Identities

Collier, John 1901-1980

Works: 164 works in 476 publications in 5 languages and 9,129 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works  Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television programs  Biography  Television musicals  Film noir 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Narrator, Scenarist, Adapter, Writer of accompanying material, wpr, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6005.O36, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Collier
Fancies and goodnights by John Collier( Book )

37 editions published between 1931 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 1,097 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 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the novel His monkey wife and short stories
His monkey wife : or, Married to a chimp by John Collier( Book )

45 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Alfred Fatigay departs from colonial Africa for his native London, he brings along his trustworthy pet chimp, Emily, who, unbeknownst to Fatigay, has become civilized: literate, literary, and in love with Fatigay himself. After meeting Alfred's fiancée, Amy Flint--a 1920's "modern woman"--Emily sets out to save her beloved from Amy's cold grip."--Back cover
Milton's Paradise lost; screenplay for cinema of the mind by John Collier( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 502 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 )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 386 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 backyard by John Collier( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 338 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
Petrouchka : the story of the ballet by John Collier( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of the Stravinsky ballet, in which the puppet Petrouchka earns a real human soul
The scandal and credulities of John Aubrey by John Aubrey( Book )

10 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deception by Irving Rapper( Visual )

6 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in English and held by 285 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 touch of nutmeg, and more unlikely stories by John Collier( Book )

3 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 263 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 )

11 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evening primrose( Visual )

4 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 208 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 )

21 editions published between 1924 and 1948 in English and German and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting moonshine by John Collier( Book )

9 editions published between 1941 and 1957 in English and held by 190 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 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia Scarlett by George Cukor( Visual )

19 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in English and French and held by 155 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 Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

10 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in English and French and held by 141 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
Alfred Hitchcock Presents. :( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breakdown: "Mr. Callew (Joseph Cotten), a coldly efficient, workaholic businessman, has disdain for men who make a show of their emotions. On a lonely stretch of road, his convertible collides with construction equipment and his a paralyzed and mistaken for dead. Can Callew contain his emotions long enough to save himself--or suffer a fatal 'Breakdown'?"--Container
The Devil and all by John Collier( Book )

6 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specimen pages from the Nonesuch Press edition, published 1934
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The backyard
Alternative Names
John Collier britisk skribent

John Collier brittisk författare

John H. N. Collier

John Henry Collier Brits schrijver

Kolʹer, Dzhon 1901-

Джон Кольєр (письменник) Джон Кольер письменник

Кольер, Джон

Кольер, Джон 1901-1980

コリア, J

コリアー, ジョン


English (205)

French (6)

Japanese (5)

German (2)

Dutch (2)

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