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Sillitoe, Alan

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The loneliness of the long-distance runner by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

401 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 3,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Borstal boy and his audacious companions are fresh from reform school and ready to take on the world. Members of the British lower class, they are out to beat the system anyway they can
Saturday night and Sunday morning by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

332 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 2,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working all day at a lathe leaves Arthur Seaton with energy to spare in the evenings. A young rebel of a man, he knows what he wants and he's sharp enough to get it. Before long his meetings with a couple of married women are part of local gossip
The widower's son by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

34 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William's father, a Nottinghamshire coalminer, is proud of his son's military success, and annoyed when he gives up his life as a colonel in the artillery to become manager of a bowling alley
The ragman's daughter, and other stories by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

82 editions published between 1959 and 1986 in 8 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men, women, and children by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

38 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negen korte verhalen, waarin telkens één persoon, die voor een keerpunt in zijn leven geplaatst is, centraal staat
A start in life by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

56 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En ung mand fra provinsen får nogle brogede oplevelser, da han prøver at slå sig igennem i London
Key to the door by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

72 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selvbiografisk roman om en ung mands opvækst i Nottingham og krigstjeneste i Malaya
A tree on fire by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

52 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strange odyssey of an Essex working man who exchanges England for Algeria. Frank Dawley is obsessed with revolt and revolutionaries so, abandoning his wife and infant son, he crosses the Mediterranean into the nightmare terrain of Algeria where a colonial army and a national guerrilla force are in a fierce fight
The second chance, and other stories by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories of human defences and oddities
Out of the whirlpool by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

46 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 8 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When 18-year-old Peter Granby finds himself lying on a heap of rubble after losing his mother, his home, and a fight, he turns to wealthy widow Eileen Farnsfield, whose mother he had comforted as she lay dying on the sidewalk outside the factory where he works. Eileen gives him a job as caretaker of her seaside cottages, and their relationship takes its predictable course. Yet he is left wondering, Ẁhere was the rest of it?'' In the aftermath of the novel's violent climax, Peter's horizon has cleared of the dreams that clouded his vision. Sillitoe's accomplishment is to go beyond the stereotypes of proletarian youth and sex-starved middle-aged woman by teaching the former sympathy and teaching us sympathy for the latter. The lesson that society is destiny is taught with sorrow rather than bitterness
Her victory by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of love and romance between two lost people in 1950s Britain, from the author of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner Every morning Pam decides to leave George. Somehow she never quite gets around to it. She{u2019}s flirted with suicide too, but she doesn{u2019}t see the point. A woman would have to be mad to kill herself for the sake of George. He{u2019}s a brute, vain and selfish, with a cruel sense of humor and absolutely no regard for his wife. Someday she will leave him: Why not today? Pam flees to London, where she takes refuge in a lonely, sparsely furnished room. With a twist of her wrist, she turns on the gas and resigns herself to death, only to be rescued by a neighbor. Tom, a former sailor in the Merchant Navy who has just come into a surprise inheritance, is carrying scars of his own. Bound by despair, these two unlikely lovers begin a new life, and together they will find a reason to live This lonely middle-aged couple finds victory in living, searching for love and happiness, and overcoming their pasts. In its portrayal of women, Her Victory has been compared to the novels of Doris Lessing and Margaret Drabble, and it is award-winning author Alan Sillitoe at his very best
The storyteller by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Cosgrove makes up personas for everyone, including himself
The death of William Posters by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

65 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Dawley walks out of his marriage with its working class background, and experiences a different life and new loves in his journey to self-realisation
The lost flying boat by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A post-WWII adventure from the bestselling author of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner. A top-secret mission sends a crew of Royal Air Force veterans from South Africa to the subarctic Kerguelen Islands in this suspense-packed tale of lawlessness, piracy, obsession, and greed. At the helm of the Aldebaran, a huge flying boat, sits the monomaniacal Captain Bennett, a man hell-bent on unearthing a treasure buried by the Germans in the final days of World War II. And on the seaplane's radio is the young wireless operator Adcock, a man who listens to everything and tries to make sense of it all. The rest of the ex-soldiers on board seek either riches or adventure-but all are fleeing the frustrations and disappointments of their postwar lives. As the voyage takes dangerous turns toward natural and manmade threats, it becomes clear that Captain Bennett is keeping secrets and the Aldebaran is not alone on her quest. Adcock's morals are soon put to the test, machine guns are mounted on the flying boat's turrets, and the thirst for gold may cost the crew their lives. Classic kitchen sink realism meets high-flying adventure in this British thriller that goes beyond action and into the depths of human values and motivations in a war-damaged world. Drawing upon Alan Sillitoe's own wartime experiences as a wireless operator, The Lost Flying Boat is full of aerial heroics, coded messages, shattered dreams, and the will to persevere
The loneliness of the long distance runner by Tony Richardson( Visual )

60 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his priviledged status as the Governor's prize runner
Travels in Nihilon by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

37 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fremtidsroman om en rejse til et land med rent nihilistisk styre
Guzman, go home, and other stories by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

60 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of short stories. The recurrent theme of these stories is marriage how love blooms and withers; how male anarchism is trapped by female domesticity; how children nearly justify it all; and how those brought together by fate are inextricably entwined, consciously or unconsciously until death. The book revolves around Nottingham, although the title story, a subtle study of the interrelation of art and politics, is set in a Spanish village
The general by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

50 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politisk roman
Birthday by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur and Brian Seaton, on their way to the 70th birthday party for Brian's former lover, reflect on their lives
A man of his time by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Engelse hoefsmid en rokkenjager regeert begin 20e eeuw zijn acht kinderen met ijzeren hand totdat zijn favoriete oudste zoon omkomt tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog
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The loneliness of the long-distance runner
Alternative Names
Alan Sillitoe britischer Schriftsteller

Alan Sillitoe britisk skribent, manusforfattar og poet

Alan Sillitoe britisk skribent, manusforfatter og poet

Alan Sillitoe britisk skribent, manuskriptforfatter og poet

Alan Sillitoe Brits schrijver

Alan Sillitoe brittisk författare, manusförfattare och poet

Alan Sillitoe écrivain britannique

Alan Sillitoe pisarz angielski

Alan Sillitoe scrittore inglese

Silito, Alans 1928-

Sillitoe, Alan, 1928-

Sillitoe, Alan, 1928-2010

Sillitoe, Allan 1928-2010

Sillitou, Alan 1928-2010

Алън Силитоу

Силлитоу, Алан

Силлитоу, Алан 1928-

סיליטו, אלן

آلان سيليتو، 1928-2010

الن سیلیتو نویسنده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، و شاعر بریتانیایی

실리토, 알란 1928-2010

실리토, 앨런 1928-2010

실리토, 엘런 1928-2010

씰리토, 앨런 1928-2010


シリトー, アラン


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