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Storey, David 1933-

Works: 178 works in 1,017 publications in 12 languages and 19,412 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Film adaptations  Biographical films  History  Television plays  Football stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Other, Editor, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PR6069.T65, 822.914
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Most widely held works about David Storey
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The changing room by David Storey( Book )

46 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a cold morning in Northern England, a large group of men gather in the changing rooms of their local rugby club, preparing for the match. Through David Storey's three-act play we see the players, and the men who own, run and work for the club, before the match, at half-time and after the game has finished. What emerges from this tripartite structure is a touching picture of camaraderie, community and commitment to their team. 'The Changing Room' was first performed at the Royal Court in November 1971
Saville by David Storey( Book )

50 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om Colin Saville's opvækst i Yorkshire i et minearbejdermiljø i 30'erne. Han får mulighed for at studere og fjerner sig fra sit miljø, men bliver rodløs og bitter
Home by David Storey( Book )

49 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy composed on a tragic theme, the aging of man, set in an insane asylum where the inmates are no nuttier than the rest of the world - a descriptive social drama
The contractor by David Storey( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A subtle and poetic parable about the nature and joy of skilled work, the meaning of community and the effect of its loss
This sporting life by David Storey( Book )

113 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1960 by Longmans Green & Co
A prodigal child by David Storey( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about family and class restrictions by the Man Booker Prize{u2013}winning author of This Sporting Life and Saville With 2 rooms downstairs and 3 upstairs, the house at Spinney Moor Road is a real step-up for the Morley family. Arthur Morley is a farmer who frequently comes home drunk, and who often competes with his prudish, penny-pinching wife, Sarah, for the love of their boys, Alan and Bryan. It is Bryan, the younger son, who begins to want more out of life. He yearns for something better and finds it when he goes to live with the childless Fay Corrigan at her posh home in town during the week, while attending a prep school that she pays for. But Bryan soon feels a growing chasm between his new life and the world he left behind. And his mounting jealous-erotic obsession with the much-older Fay leads to actions{u2014}and consequences{u2014}that will reverberate for years to come. Beginning in the 1930s and concluding with the onset of World War II, A Prodigal Child is a novel about adolescent yearning, familial devotion, and the stifling conventions of class
Radcliffe, a novel by David Storey( Book )

64 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victor Tolson, a demoniac creature of massive proportions -- a man who destroys things out of his affections for them -- stalks Leonard Radcliffe, desiring to dominate and possess his remarkable, strangely innocent, nature. Radcliffe, the last product of a once-aristocratic family, recognises in Tolson everything that he himself is not, a man of irresistible strength, effectiveness, beauty and evil. Exploring a relationship of exceptional intensity between two men, each of whom, incomplete in himself, finds in the other a complementary and compulsive need, Radcliffe gradually reaches a pitch which can only end in cataclysmic confrontation."--Back cover
Pasmore by David Storey( Book )

39 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pasmore, who appears to have a happy and satisfying life, is beset by a recurring nightmare and soon finds his life disintegrating
A temporary life by David Storey( Book )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An art teacher searches for meaning in a strange town as his wife spirals into madness in this stunning novel from Man Booker Prize{u2013}winning author David Storey Colin Freestone had not planned to live in northern England. The people here are so passionate and raw that he does not expect to ever understand them or feel at ease. But when his wife, Yvonne, fell sick, she would only accept psychiatric care if she could be near her mother, so Colin had no choice but to move north. As Yvonne wastes away in the hospital, sinking deeper and deeper into a terrifying and incomprehensible madness, Colin tries to make sense of his strange surroundings. He may live here now, but he will never call it home. To pass the time, he takes a job teaching art at a second-rate college that is headed by a nutrition-crazed dean. Colin makes friends, meets women, and plays tennis, but nothing can distract him from the fact that his wife is slowly dying and he is helpless to stop it
In celebration by David Storey( Visual )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three sons return to the primitive Yorkshire mining town of their birth to celebrate their parents' fortieth wedding anniversary. During the celebration, their submerged hatreds and fears emerge from behind their model blue collar family facade
Flight into Camden by David Storey( Book )

38 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miner{u2019}s daughter leaves home to make a new life in London with a married teacher in this beautiful love story that won the 1961 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize Most of Margaret{u2019}s family is graveside when they lay her grandfather to rest. Although everyone is in the same place, they are not really together. Margaret descends from Yorkshire coal miners, stoic people who have mastered the art of burying their feelings deep underground. Her relatives may be content to live this way, but Margaret yearns for something more. A secretary at the Coal Board, she gets a glimpse of another life when she visits her brother at his university and a fair-haired art teacher catches her eye. The teacher{u2019}s name is Howarth; he is married, but that does not stop Margaret from risking everything she has in order to be with him. To escape the oppressive presence of her family, Margaret and Howarth flee to London. At first intoxicated by love, Margaret is soon shocked by what she finds in the city, and by how impossible it is to truly leave home
Plays: two by David Storey( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The farm by David Storey( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In celebration: a play in two acts by David Storey( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The restoration of Arnold Middleton: a play in three acts by David Storey( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Present times by David Storey( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From?the leading novelist of his generation? (the Daily Telegraph){u2014}a story about marriage, family, and 1 man{u2019}s 2nd chance At age 47, former playwright Frank Attercliffe lives with 2 of his 5 children in a 4-bedroom apartment on Walton Lane on the outskirts of an English suburb. For the past 3 years, his wife, Sheila, has been living with Maurice, a car dealer who owns a Rolls-Royce, a Bentley, and a Jaguar{u2014}a man rumored to have killed 3 people in car accidents. Attercliffe cowrites a weekend football roundup for the local sports column, and after a match, he is introduced to the beautiful actress Phyllis Gardner at his favorite watering hole. That night, however, Sheila comes home, having left Maurice and given up her current lover, Gavin. She wants to move back to Walton Lane with the entire family{u2014}but she wants Attercliffe to move out. With its cast of eccentric and endearing characters, including Attercliffe{u2019}s loquacious fellow journalists, his alcoholic mentor, and the daughters who force him to live in the moment, Present Times is a novel about marriage, changing family values, and 2nd acts
Cromwell by David Storey( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in England during the 1600s, 'Cromwell' depicts a world of conflict and survival as the warring of rival ideological factions decimates the opportunities for ordinary people to live ordinary lives. First performed at the Royal Court in August 1973, the form of the play emerged at a time when Storey was enthralled by naturalistic - or poeticised naturalistic writing - a sudden transposition to something approaching free verse reflecting, to a degree, the dilemma explicit in the play itself: how to reconcile humanity's insatiable appetite for destruction with a longing for transcendence and peace
Life class by David Storey( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First performed at the Royal Court in April 1974, 'Life Class' depicts a crucial day in the life of an art school teacher named Allott, as he aims to lead his class through the processes of discovery that will turn their sketches into artworks, but which instead lead only to troubling scenes and crossed boundaries
Home by David Storey( Visual )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Home", follows the interaction of five patients over the course of a single afternoon in the garden of what we can fairly assume is an English mental hospital
Home ; The changing room ; and Mother's day by David Storey( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the estate of Mira Friedlander
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The changing room
Alternative Names
David Storey britischer Autor

David Storey britisk manusforfattar

David Storey britisk manusforfatter

David Storey britisk manuskriptforfatter

David Storey Brits auteur

David Storey brittisk manusförfattare

David Storey drammaturgo e scrittore inglese

Storey, David

Storey, David M.

Storey, David M. 1933-

Storey, David Rhames

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SavilleThis sporting lifeRadcliffe, a novelFlight into CamdenPlays: twoPresent times