WorldCat Identities

Jones, James 1921-1977

Overview
Works: 311 works in 1,179 publications in 5 languages and 36,712 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Military history  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  War stories  Love stories  Art  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  History 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Narrator, Scenarist, Composer, Other
Classifications: PS3560.O49, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about  James Jones Publications about James Jones
Publications by  James Jones Publications by James Jones
posthumous Publications by James Jones, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about James Jones
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by James Jones
From here to eternity by James Jones ( Book )
94 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 5,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may break him or kill him. First Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden knows how to soldier better than almost anyone, yet he's risking his career to have an affair with the commanding officer's wife. Both Warden and Prewitt are bound by a common bond: the Army is their heart and blood . . .and, possibly, their death. In this magnificent but brutal classic of a soldier's life, James Jones portrays the courage, violence and passions of men and women who live by unspoken codes and with unutterable despair. . .in the most important American novel to come out of World War II, a masterpiece that captures as no other the honor and savagery of men
The thin red line by James Jones ( Book )
54 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 3,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They are the men of C-for-Charlie Company--"Mad" 1stSgt. Eddie Welsh, SSgt. Don Doll, Pvt. John Bell, Capt. James Stein, Cpl. Fife, and dozens more just like them--infantrymen in "this man's army" who are about to land grim and white-faced on an atoll in the Pacific called Guadalcanal. This is their story, a shatteringly realistic walk into hell and back. In the days ahead some will earn medals; others will do anything they can dream up to get evacuated before they land in a muddy grave. But they will all discover the thin red line that divides the sane from the mad--and the living from the dead--in this unforgettable portrait that captures for all time the total experience of men at war
Whistle by James Jones ( Book )
28 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This third volume of a trilogy about World War II deals with the effects of the war on the lives of four soldiers
The merry month of May by James Jones ( Book )
24 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A family of intellectuals comes apart at the seams during the 1968 student revolts in ParisThe Parisian student revolts of May 1968 shook the country-and the European continent-to its foundations. In a tradition-obsessed nation where the old-guard bourgeoisie had spent decades oppressing youthful unrest, every flavor of rage suddenly had a voice. Hill Gallagher is there-a brash young intellectual grown tired of pretending that the world doesn't make him angry. Despite the protests of his screenwriter father, he becomes involved in the movement, joining in on protests with the fervor of a man who isn't afraid to destroy his country-or his family. In The Merry Month of May, James Jones draws on his own experiences living in Paris and witnessing the 1968 revolts firsthand to create an unforgettable portrait of a society at war with itself-and torn apart by change. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author's estate
Go to the widow-maker by James Jones ( Book )
35 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A playwright vacationing in Jamaica becomes dangerously obsessed with deep-sea divingRon Grant is one of the finest playwrights of his generation, second only to Tennessee Williams in pure genius. But success does not mean he feels like a man. On vacation in Jamaica with his mistress, an ice queen who considers him her personal trophy, his thoughts are back in New York City, with a beautiful young girl he met a few days before he left town. As the stress bears down on him, the brilliant playwright goes nearly to pieces before he finds his salvation under water. On his first deep-sea dive, Grant falls in love with the haunting beauty of the reef. He returns as soon as he can, staying longer and swimming deeper until all his problems seep away. But a man can't breathe underwater forever-and his obsession will drive him to take increasing risks that will change his life forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author's estate
The pistol by James Jones ( Book )
39 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Mast is a misfit in the infantry unit at Pearl Harbor. A bright mind in a sea of grunts, his only joy on the morning of December 7, 1941, is that today he has guard duty, which means he gets to carry a pistol. Usually reserved only for officers, the close-quarters weapon is coveted by every man in the infantry for its beauty and the sense of strength it gives the wearer. Mast intends to return the gun at the end of his shift--until the Japanese Navy intervenes
Some came running by James Jones ( Book )
50 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Jones & rsquo;s saga of life in the American Midwest, newly revised five decades after it was first published After the blockbuster international success of From Here to Eternity, James Jones retreated from public life, making his home at the Handy Writers & rsquo; Colony in Illinois. His goal was to write something larger than a war novel, and the result, six years in the making, was Some Came Running, a stirring portrait of small-town life in the American Midwest at a time when our country and its people were striving to find their place in the new postwar world. Five decades later, it has been revised and reedited under the direction of the Jones estate to allow for a leaner, tighter read. The result is the masterpiece Jones intended: a tale whose brutal honesty is as shocking now as on the day it was first published. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author & rsquo;s estate
A touch of danger by James Jones ( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
His name is Frank Davies, but friends and clients call him Lobo. A private eye with a law degree, Lobo doesn't like to get rough but he'll do it for a friend. When a rich friend sends him to Paris to retrieve some stolen money, he earns himself a trip to Greece as a reward. It's supposed to be a vacation, but as soon as he arrives he's working again. First his landlady, an English woman married to a Greek, asks his help bringing her cheating husband to heel. Though he doesn't like her, he finds himself morbidly fascinated by her train wreck of a marriage. Then he meets a countess with a blackmail problem, and offers her a little pro-bono work. As he digs beneath the island's sunny surface, Lobo learns that no matter how beautiful the scenery, secrets are always ugly
The ice-cream headache, and other stories; the short fiction of James Jones by James Jones ( Book )
29 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories by one of America’s great twentieth-century writers In his introduction to this collection of sharply crafted short stories, James Jones compares novel writing to a long-term, chronic illness. Writing short stories, he says, is like a brief, intense fever: the kind that can kill or disappear in a matter of days. Although best known for epic war novels such as From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line, Jones also wrote short stories, and the ones in this volume burn with deadly intensity. Besides the expected stories of the soldier’s life, Jones gives us something surprising: five stories of childhood, tender and horrifying at the same time, inspired by his early life in the Depression-stricken Midwest. They and the other shorts in this volume are accompanied by author’s notes, which supplement Jones’s introduction, and a preface by his daughter, Kaylie Jones. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate
The longest day by Ken Annakin ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The retelling of the Normandy invasion, June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, the United States, Britain, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day. The longest day."
The James Jones reader : outstanding selections from his war writings by James Jones ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
WW II by James Jones ( Book )
19 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Jones has written a soldier's view of the war as it really was, directed by politicians and generals, but fought by American boys who became hardened, professional soldiers
The thin red line by James Jones ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of the men of the C-for Charlie Company. Some will earn medals; others will do anything they can dream up to get evacuated before they land in a muddy grave. But they will all discover the thin red line that divides the sane from the mad..the living from the dead...in the brutal portrait that captures the total experience of men at war
Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit : Roman by James Jones ( Book )
71 editions published between 1951 and 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In einem Truppenlager auf Hawaii unmittelbar vor dem japanischen Angriff auf Pearl Harbour 1941 kämpft der junge Berufssoldat Robert Prewitt gegen brutale Vorgesetzte. (Orig.-Ausg.: 1951)
To the end of the war unpublished stories by James Jones ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Never-before-published fiction by one of the finest war authors of the twentieth century In 1943, a young soldier named James Jones returned from the Pacific, lightly wounded and psychologically tormented by the horrors of Guadalcanal. When he was well enough to leave the hospital, he went AWOL rather than return to service, and began work on a novel of the World War II experience. Jones’s AWOL period was brief, but he returned to the novel at war’s end, bringing him to the attention of Maxwell Perkins, the legendary editor of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe. Jones would then go on to write From Here to Eternity, the National Book Award–winning novel that catapulted him into the ranks of the literary elite. Now, for the first time, Jones’s earliest writings are presented here, as a collection of stories about man and war, a testament to the great artist he was about to become. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate
The thin red line by Terrence Malick ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This adaptation of the novel by James Jones is a realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II
Viet journal by James Jones ( Book )
2 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World War II trilogy by James Jones ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three classic novels by James Jones, aboutthe lives and struggles of American soldiers facing World War II
De aquí a la eternidad by James Jones ( Book )
25 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.10 for World War ... to 0.82 for James Jone ...)
Alternative Names
Dons, Dejms.
Dzhons, Dzheĭms 1921-1977
Džons, Džejms 1921-1977
Jones, James
ג'ונס, ג'יימס 1921-1977
ジョーンズ, ジェイムズ
Languages
English (499)
German (67)
Spanish (25)
Dutch (6)
French (1)
Covers