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Cary, Joyce 1888-1957

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The horse's mouth : a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

298 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painter hero, the charming and larcenous Gulley Jimson, has an insatiable genius for creation and a no less remarkable appetite for destruction. Is he a great artist? a has-been? or an exhausted, drunken ne'er-do-well? He is without doubt a visionary, and as he criss-crosses London in search of money and inspiration the world as seen though his eyes appears with a newly outrageous and terrible beauty
Mister Johnson : a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

251 editions published between 1935 and 2021 in 11 languages and held by 2,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mister Johnson is the story of a young Nigerian who falls foul of the British colonial regime. Although the novel has a comic tone, the story itself is tragic
Herself surprised : a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

146 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herself Surprised, the first volume of Joyce Cary's remarkable First Trilogy, introduces Sara Monday, a woman at once dissolute and devout, passionate and sly. With no regrets, Sara reviews her changing fortunes, remembering the drudgery of domestic servitude, the pleasures of playing the great lady in a small provincial town, and the splendors and miseries of life as the model, muse, and mistress of the painter Gulley Jimson
Prisoner of grace, a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

105 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First novel of a trilogy, the other two being no. 2, Except the Lord and No. 3, Not honour more ... Told through the voice of the main character, Nina Woodville recounts her life spent in love with her cousin Jim while being married to Chester Nimmo. When Nina finds herself pregnant by Jim, who appears unwilling to marry her, her aunt arranges a marriage with the young politician Nimmo. But Nina continues to see Jim, in fact has another child by him (Chester is never told the truth). Later, when she attains a divorce from Chester, she is unable to break totally with him, and they continue to have relations. When Jim learns this fact it pushes him over the edge, and at the end of the book he's about to shoot her. --Bomojaz at
To be a pilgrim by Joyce Cary( Book )

109 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Wilcher, a rich Englishman who is treated as a foolish old man by his young relatives, looks back on his life and his unfulfilled spiritual yearnings even as he faces death
A fearful joy, a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

115 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ambitious novel, covering the life of an exceptional woman from her Victorian childhood until after the Second World War, is an attempt, in the author's own words, 'to lay bare historical change not just at the surface, but in its roots.' Seduced when young, Tabitha leads a terrible existence until she is taken up by Sturge, a wealthy patron of art, and becomes a famous hostess of the 'Yellow Book' period, loved by artists and writers alike. Her second marriage to Sir James Gollan, an old industrialist, who instead of retiring becomes an important national figure in the First World War, completely changes her life once again. The novel, in fact, is full of change, for every decade emerges in an immediate and living manner as the setting against which the absorbing lives of the heroine and those about her are described
The African witch by Joyce Cary( Book )

86 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American visitor by Joyce Cary( Book )

85 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie, a well-meaning but naive American anthropologist, believes she has found Heaven in the forests of Nigeria; but her belief is challenged as white prospectors stake claims within the territory of the Birri tribespeople, who become increasingly enraged by the colonists' betrayal
Except the Lord : a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

48 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2d vol. of the author's trilogy, the 1st of which is Prisoner of grace and the 3d, Not honour more. The earlier book concerned Nina Woodville and her relationship with two men, Chester Nimmo and Jim Latter. Cary was dismayed somewhat that many critics saw Nimmo as "an exceptional blackguard," and wrote Except the Lord as a means of detailing his early life.. Nimmo relates his own life story, concentrating on his childhood and young adulthood, a period of time before he knew Nina. It's a telling story of poverty and want in a farming district in Victorian England. Three events in particular define Nimmo's personality and direction: 1) His father is a country preacher with extremely narrow views of the real world; after he calculates what he believes to be the exact date of Christ's Second Coming and it doesn't happen, Nimmo loses his faith. Although he will recapture it by the end of the book, the anchorlessness he feels molds his outlook on radical political issues of the day. 2) Against his father's wishes, he attends a theatre performance of a melodrama which involves a rape and a murder; he is so profoundly moved by the power exhibited by the actors through their words (which depict not only a class struggle between rich and poor, but a battle between good and evil as well), as are many in the audience, that he immediately realizes the importance of this impact and later applies it to his own political actions. 3) When his 12-year-old sister Georgina quits her job with the grocer G. to work at the public house, likewise against her father's will, because of G.'s sexual advances (never made explicit by Cary, which makes her action even more daring and controversial), Nimmo detects a power shift within the family - another political lesson he never forgets. --Bomojaz at
Not honour more, a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

54 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The concluding novel in Joyce Cary's "Second Trilogy," Not Honour More (1955) takes up at the point Prisoner of Grace (1952) ends. The setting is Palm Cottage, the remnant property of the Slapton-Latter family and now the scene of an unhappy ménage consisting of Captain Jim Latter (retired), his wife Nina (née Woodville), and her former husband, Chester Nimmo. It is 1926, the year of the General Strike. Nimmo, once a Cabinet Minister, sees the situation as his chance for a political comeback, while Jim, head of the emergency civilian police, feels it his duty to take his stand, however desperate, against "the grabbers and tapeworms... sucking the soul out of England." For Nina, the trapped go-between, their inevitable clashes can lead nowhere but disaster. Not Honour More is Jim's book, "my statement, so help me, as I hope to be hung." -- Publisher
The captive and the free : a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

66 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr Preedy is an evangelist and faith healer of extraordinary gifts--a reformed scoundel and seducer, self-confessed, variously hailed as madman, fraud and humbug, and truly dedicated man of God. By rousing the forces of orthodoxy in a parish in the heart of London, he stirs up a storm that involves the embattled local press and leads to a general dusting off of personal beliefs. Mr Preedy lives imaginatively, by the faith and the power of the word, in a world which compels every indiviual to exercise the privilege of chioce. He is a free man, free to be good or evil
Charley is my darling by Joyce Cary( Book )

77 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragicomic adventures of a London slum boy who is sent to the country during World War II
Art and reality : ways of the creative process by Joyce Cary( Book )

44 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A house of children by Joyce Cary( Book )

91 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semi-autobiographical novel of summers spent by children at an aunt's seaside home in Ireland
Castle Corner by Joyce Cary( Book )

67 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures, at home and abroad, of an Irish Protestant family, from the time of Parnell to the Boer War
Aissa saved by Joyce Cary( Book )

84 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an African girl converted to Christianity but still retaining pagan elements in her faith
Spring song, and other stories by Joyce Cary( Book )

44 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moonlight, a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

72 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the final tragic days in an English country home soon to be sold at auction
Power in men by Joyce Cary( Book )

26 editions published between 1939 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case for African freedom : and other writings on Africa by Joyce Cary( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eminent novelist, a former British colonial officer, interprets colonial Africa. Some material previously published in 1940s and 1950s
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Herself surprised : a novel
Mister Johnson : a novelHerself surprised : a novelPrisoner of grace, a novelTo be a pilgrimThe African witchAn American visitorExcept the Lord : a novelNot honour more, a novel
Alternative Names
Cary, Arthur J. 1888-1957

Cary Arthur Joyce

Cary, Arthur Joyce 1888-1957

Cary Arthur Joyce Lunel

Cary, Arthur Joyce Lunel 1888-1957

Cary Joyce

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Joyce, Thomas

Keri, Džojs

Kėri, Džojs 1888-1957

Kerijs, Dž 1888-1957

Kerijs, Dž. (Džoiss), 1888-1957

Keris Dž.

Keris Džoisas

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Джойс Кери англо-ирландски писател

Кэри, Džойс 1888-1957

Кэри, Артур Джойс Лунел

Кэри Джойс

Кэри, Джойс 1888-1957

Кэри, Джойс ирландский писатель

קארי, ג'ויס, 1888-1957

קאריי, ג'ויס, 1888-1957

קרי, ג'ויס 1888-1957

קריי, ג'ויס, 1888-1957