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Sillitoe, Alan

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

421 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 3,661 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 )

342 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 2,627 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 1,050 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 )

57 editions published between 1959 and 1986 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 908 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 4 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a new introduction by the author, this is a revival of Sillitoe's novel about a Nottingham boy who flees to London. First published in 1970
Key to the door by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

75 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian Seaton grows up in the out-of-work pre-war Nottingham community. He is conscripted to Malaya, and later ambushed by guerillas in the jungle
A tree on fire by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

54 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 856 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 )

25 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories of human defences and oddities
Her victory by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about the times when one feels overloaded with the accumulated burdens of life
Out of the whirlpool by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

47 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 8 languages and held by 758 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
The loneliness of the long distance runner by Tony Richardson( Visual )

70 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 744 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
The death of William Posters by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

71 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 738 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 storyteller by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

31 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 715 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
Travels in Nihilon by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

37 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 696 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 )

63 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 659 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 )

51 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politisk roman
Birthday by Alan Sillitoe( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 488 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 )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1887, 21-year-old Ernest Burton leaves his parents' home in a village near Nottingham for the first time, to take up work as a journeyman blacksmith in the coalfields of South Wales. Ernest takes to the role with ease -- boldly, recklessly, fearlessly standing up to his superiors and seducing young girls. In a bid to settle down, Ernest returns home to marry his childhood sweetheart and become a master smith. A tyrannical father, he rules over his young family with an iron fist, instilling a mixture of fear and hatred in is sons and daughters. A bully, who shows no mercy, he also has effortless charm and magnetic attraction
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The loneliness of the long-distance runner
Alternative Names
Alan Sillitoe britischer Schriftsteller

Alan Sillitoe British writer

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 escriptor britànic

Alan Sillitoe escritor británico

Alan Sillitoe pisarz angielski

Alan Sillitoe scriitor britanic

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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