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Cary, Joyce 1888-1957

Works: 685 works in 3,077 publications in 15 languages and 48,469 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Biographies  Personal narratives  Action and adventure fiction  Paranormal fiction  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Instrumentalist, Creator, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: PR6005.A77, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Joyce Cary
The horse's mouth : a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

305 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,593 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 )

241 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,583 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 )

143 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sara Monday looks back on her life as a domestic servant and her relationship with the painter Gulley Jimson and lawyer Tom Wilcher
Prisoner of grace, a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

101 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,543 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 )

105 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two generations of a well-to-do English country family
A fearful joy, a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

108 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,398 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 )

84 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Except the Lord : a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

47 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,305 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
An American visitor by Joyce Cary( Book )

80 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American visitor and uninvited guest in the village of Nok, Marie Hasluck is an irrepressible anthropologist who believes that she has found the Kingdom of Heaven in the forests of Nigeria. There, to her eyes, the Birri tribesmen make love and war unfettered by the constraints and complications of Western civilisation; a state which Marie finds enviable and which she does her best to emulate. However, all is not well even in this pagan paradise: white prospectors are staking claims within Birri territory and the eccentric District Officer, Bewser, can no longer keep them at bay, for all his promises to the villagers. As the Birri warriors become increasingly enraged by the colonialists' betrayal and as her own involvement with Bewser deepens, Marie finds that her position as a charmed but distanced onlooker is inevitably compromised
Not honour more, a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

53 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,240 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 )

64 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,208 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
Art and reality : ways of the creative process by Joyce Cary( Book )

45 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charley is my darling by Joyce Cary( Book )

74 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragicomic adventures of a London slum boy who is sent to the country during World War II
A house of children by Joyce Cary( Book )

89 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,177 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 )

64 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aissa saved by Joyce Cary( Book )

80 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fra Vestafrika om sammenstødet mellem indfødte afrikanske stammer og den britiske civilisation
The moonlight, a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

71 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 944 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 )

23 editions published between 1939 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 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 690 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 witchExcept the Lord : a novelAn American visitorNot 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

Cary Joyce A.

Joyce Cary écrivain irlandais

Joyce Cary englisch-irischer Schriftsteller

Joyce Cary escriptor irlandès

Joyce Cary escritor irlandés

Joyce Cary Iirimaa kirjanik

Joyce Cary Irish writer

Joyce Cary irländsk författare

Joyce Cary irsk skribent

Joyce Cary schrijver uit Ierland (1888-1957)

Joyce Cary scriitor irlandez

Joyce Cary scrittore irlandese

Joyce Cary shkrimtar irlandez

Joyce, Thomas

Keri, Džojs

Kėri, Džojs 1888-1957

Kerijs, Dž 1888-1957

Kerijs, Dž. (Džoiss), 1888-1957

Keris Dž.

Keris Džoisas

Keris Džoisas Arturas

Кэри, Džойс 1888-1957

Кэри, Артур Джойс Лунел

Кэри Джойс

Кэри, Джойс 1888-1957

Кэри, Джойс ирландский писатель

קרי, ג'ויס 1888-1957