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Gee, Maurice

Works: 158 works in 749 publications in 6 languages and 11,445 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Young adult works  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Action and adventure films  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.G2578, NZ823.2
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Salt by Maurice Gee( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hari, one of the enslaved people from Blood Burrow, and Pearl, a member of the ruling families known as Company, forge an unusual alliance and become reluctant traveling companions, as they undertake a desperate pilgrimage to save the world from a terror beyond their greatest imaginings
The fat man by Maurice Gee( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1933, Herbert Muskie returns to his rundown hometown of Loomis, New Zealand, and uses a combination of cunning and psychological threats to take control of the lives of twelve-year-old Colin Potter and his family as part of a plan to get even for the mistreatment he suffered as a schoolboy
The fire-raiser by Maurice Gee( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1915 Kitty Wix and her friends try to stop the arsonist who is terrifying their small New Zealand town. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Gool by Maurice Gee( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and French and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen years after Hari and Pearl defeated the tyrant Ottmar, their children Xantee and Lo face an even more dangerous foe which they must find and destroy if they are to save their father and the world they know
The champion by Maurice Gee( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943 twelve-year-old Rex sees his quiet New Zealand village dramatically changed by the arrival of a black American soldier on leave from the war. Rex, 12, must overcome his own racism & recognize a true hero when an African American war veteran is sent to recuperate in Rex's New Zealand home
Sole survivor by Maurice Gee( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] brings Maurice Gee's ... family chronicle up to the present day. The career of Duggie Plum (as ruthless in politics as in sex) is relayed to us ... by his journalist cousin, Raymond Sole. Raymond - known to his family as Raymong and to his enemies as R. Sole - sharpens the story of his own doomed marriage against that of his relationship to Duggie: the charged, competitive, love-hate relationship between a man of action and a man of words."--Back cover
Meg by Maurice Gee( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meg, youngest daughter of George Plumb ... struggles from his shadow to lead her own. Round her a younger generation grows up - Esther, married to a millionaire tycoon; Alfred, banished homosexual, into whose world Meg makes nervous forays; and the youngest, Robert, a recluse whose goodness Meg recognizes but cannot understand. For over fifty years, through two wars, the Depression and the post-war boom, she fights for self-knowledge against a backdrop of a detention camp, courtrooms, parties and family gatherings, a war-surplus scandal, a financial collapse, fringe religion, love in marriage and out of it, and death bost peaceful and violent. And, always, dominant in the shadows, is the figure of George Plumb. "--Book jacket
The limping man by Maurice Gee( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Limping Man, who controls minds for evil purposes, and his army invade Blood Burrow, Hana flees into the woods for safety, where she joins a group who wants to confront and destroy him before he takes over the world
Under the mountain by Maurice Gee( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While vacationing with relatives in Auckland, twins Theo and Rachel discover that they are endowed with special powers to oppose mysterious giant creatures that are determined to destroy the world. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Plumb by Maurice Gee( Book )

43 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel about 'a New Zealand Presbyterian minister at the turn of the century'
The Halfmen of O by Maurice Gee( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan and Nick are drawn into a frightening adventure in the land of O where Otis Claw and the Evil Halfmen are trying to take over the planet. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
In my father's den by Maurice Gee( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Celia Inverarity, aged seventeen, is found brutally murdered in a secluded West Auckland park one Sunday afternoon, Paul Prior, her English teacher and mentor, is suspected of being her murderer. Celia's death and the violence which follows send Prior back to examine the past ? which proves as secret as his father's den in the old poison shed. Eventually the murderer is exposed, but not before a family has been split apart and old wounds revealed. In My Father's
The burning boy by Maurice Gee( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Burning Boy is a vivid picture of life in a provincial town in times of disturbance and change. Certainties collapse in the face of of violence. People start along strange ways, some to loss or ruin, others to unexpected happiness
Going west by Maurice Gee( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For all the promise of his name Jack Skeat cannot be a poet. His friend, Rex Petley - eel-catcher, girl-chaser, motorcycle maniac - takes that prize. Is he also a murderer? Andy why, forty years later, does he drown out on the Gulf? Jack has to find out, and is drawn to examine their lives"--Publisher description
Prowlers by Maurice Gee( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als een gepensioneerde geleerde op verzoek van zijn achternicht herinneringen uit zijn loopbaan ophaalt, passeert een reeks interessante personen de revu, waarbij verrassende onthullingen aan het licht treden
The world around the corner by Maurice Gee( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline finds a pair of spectacles that enable the wearer to see things differently, then discovers that the safety of another world depends on them
Blindsight : a novel by Maurice Gee( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] is the story of a good though damaged man and his less than virtuous sister. As their childhood closeness unravels, Alice moves into her career in science (she's a mycologist), while Gordon descends into vagrancy and silence. For more than thirty years they do not meet. Then a young man appears at Alice's door, claiming a relationship she never knew she had. As he becomes part of her carefully guarded world, she cautiously begins to reveal the past. But is she telling him everything? Jealousy, ambition and love shape the fates of Alice and Gordon in this story of loyalty and family ties. ..."--Back cover
Loving ways by Maurice Gee( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an isolated inlet on New Zealand's South Island, a manipulative dying father sends for his second son, whom neither his other son nor his daughter has seen for 35 years. Alan turns up, a quiet, religious, former army officer, and is mysteriously attracted to his brother's estranged wife
Live bodies by Maurice Gee( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and German and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young man in the 1930s, Josef Mandl battles the Nazis on the streets of Vienna. Fleeing to New Zealand, he is interned as a dangerouos alien on Somes Island in Wellington harbour. After the war he becomes a successful businessman, a family patriarch. Now, in old age, he looks back, retracing his life
In my father's den by Brad McGann( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his father dies, Paul Prior, a world-renowned war photographer returns home from Europe, for the first time in seventeen years, to an isolated landlocked town in New Zealand. His arrival stuns his brother, Andrew, a local ostrich farmer. The two siblings, worlds apart, barely recognise each other. Andrew, a God-fearing man, pressures a reluctant Paul into staying to help sort out the sale of their father's cottage and the adjoining orchard. Paul visits the now dilapidated property and re-discovers the old den tucked away in the equipment shed. It belonged to his father, Jeff, who had secretly harboured a love of wine, literature and free thinking philosophy. When Paul as a child had accidentally stumbled upon this wondrousbook-lined universe, he had been included in his father's secret, promising never to tell anyone about it. Once he starts cleaning up the property, Paul surprises sixteen-year-old Celia in the secret den. She has been using the derelict hide-away as a private haven to write her stories and to fuel her dream of escaping her small town and living in Europe. Paul insists she leave, unaware that she is the daughter of his ex-teenage-lover, Jackie, (now the local butcher) and could be his daughter. Paul is persuaded, by his former principal, to take up a temporary relief position at the local high school teaching journalism. Celia is one of his students. Recognising something of himself in her passion for writing, thirst for knowledge and experience of the world, he now welcomes her visits at the cottage. It isn't long however, before their growing friendship comes under scrutiny from a judgemental Andrew and an envious Jackie. The two are forbidden from seeing each other in private. Despite the dire warnings, Celia and Paul continue to meet secretly. And then, in the middle of winter, Celia goes missing. It is assumed that she has run away and that Paul was the last to see her. He denies knowing her whereabouts. When Jackie discovers a packed suitcase beneath Celia's bed, along with a passport, a more sinister fate seems likely and the police enquiry becomes more urgent. Paul, now concerned for Celia, admits she'd shown him a ticket to Spain on the morning she went missing, making him promise not to tell a soul. In a town he once called home, Paul is blamed for the disappearance of young Celia. He faces not only mounting suspicions and violent threats within the township itself, but his own wavering doubts about his involvement with Celia. As the harrowing and urgent truth gradually emerges, Paul is forced to confront the family tragedy and betrayal that he ran from as a youth, and to face the grievous consequences of silence and secrecy that has surrounded his entire adult life
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.13 for Salt / ... to 0.84 for Distortion ...)

Alternative Names
Gee, Maurice Gough

Gee, Maurice Gough 1931-

Maurice Gee neuseeländischer Schriftsteller

Maurice Gee schrijver uit Nieuw-Zeeland


The fat manThe fire-raiserGoolThe championThe limping manUnder the mountainPlumbThe Halfmen of O