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Cary, Joyce 1888-1957

Works: 538 works in 2,684 publications in 15 languages and 48,915 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Personal narratives  Psychological fiction  Art  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Instrumentalist, Illustrator, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: PR6005.A77, 823.912
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The horse's mouth : a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

276 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,738 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 )

217 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 2,572 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 )

134 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,631 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 )

100 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,568 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
Art and reality : ways of the creative process by Joyce Cary( Book )

57 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fearful joy, a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

88 editions published between 1949 and 1990 in 7 languages and held by 1,381 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
Except the Lord, a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

45 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2d vol. of the author's triology, 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
The African witch by Joyce Cary( Book )

75 editions published between 1935 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American visitor by Joyce Cary( Book )

74 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,293 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 )

49 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,261 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 )

55 editions published between 1958 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A house of children by Joyce Cary( Book )

81 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semi-autobiographical novel of summers spent by children at an aunt's seaside home in Ireland
Charley is my darling by Joyce Cary( Book )

66 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fifteen-year-old evacuee from a London slum, Charley Brown, establishes himself as the leader of a gang in the West Country, but the consequences are dire
Castle Corner by Joyce Cary( Book )

55 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,127 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 )

42 editions published between 1959 and 1974 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aissa saved by Joyce Cary( Book )

71 editions published between 1932 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fra Vestafrika om sammenstødet mellem indfødte afrikanske stammer og den britiske civilisation
To be a pilgrim by Joyce Cary( Book )

88 editions published between 1942 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,034 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
The moonlight, a novel by Joyce Cary( Book )

70 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joyce Cary, one of the 20th century's greatest novelists (the author of The Horse's Mouth) was 23 years old at the start of the Balkan War of 1912-1913. A one-time art student in Edinburgh and Paris and newly down from Trinity College, Oxford he went through the war as a stretcher bearer in the Red Cross. Shortly after his return he wrote Memoir of the Bobotes without thought of publication."--Back cover
Power in men by Joyce Cary( Book )

25 editions published between 1939 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The horse's mouth : a novel
Alternative Names
Cary, Arthur J. 1888-1957

Cary, Arthur Joyce 1888-1957

Cary Arthur Joyce Lunel

Cary, Arthur Joyce Lunel 1888-1957

Cary Joyce

Joyce Cary englisch-irischer Schriftsteller

Joyce Cary escriptor irlandès

Joyce Cary escritor irlandés

Joyce Cary irländsk författare

Joyce Cary irsk skribent

Joyce Cary schrijver uit Ierland (1888-1957)

Joyce Cary scrittore irlandese

Joyce, Thomas

Keri, Džojs

Kėri, Džojs 1888-1957

Kerijs, Dž 1888-1957

Kerijs, Dž. (Džoiss), 1888-1957

Кэри, Džойс 1888-1957

Кэри, Джойс

Кэри, Джойс 1888-1957

קרי, ג'ויס 1888-1957


Mister Johnson : a novelHerself surprised : a novelPrisoner of grace, a novelExcept the Lord, a novelThe African witchAn American visitorNot honour more, a novelA house of children