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Sillitoe, Alan

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

403 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 3,698 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. Nine darkly comic stories of working-class men in 1950s Nottingham
Saturday night and Sunday morning by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

341 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 2,698 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 1,083 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 )

84 editions published between 1959 and 1986 in 8 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 934 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 )

58 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 924 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 )

70 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 898 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 )

51 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 883 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 Undetermined and held by 854 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 793 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 789 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 5 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Cosgrove makes up personas for everyone, including himself
The lost flying boat by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een watervliegtuig maakt een geheimzinnige expeditie naar een moeilijk bereikbare eilandengroep in de Indische Oceaan
The loneliness of the long distance runner by Tony Richardson( Visual )

85 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 18-year-old boy, a product of a slum environment, is sent to reform school where he becomes the top runner and the best bet to win against a private school
Guzman, go home, and other stories by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

61 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 674 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 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politisk roman
Birthday by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 527 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
Merivel : a man of his time by Rose Tremain( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 463 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
Road to Volgograd by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rejsebeskrivelse fra en rejse i Sovjetunionen
Raw material by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

32 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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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Saturday night and Sunday morningA start in lifeThe loneliness of the long distance runnerBirthdayMerivel : a man of his timeUnderstanding Alan SillitoeThe life of a long-distance writer : the biography of Alan Sillitoe