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Gerhardie, William Alexander 1895-1977

Overview
Works: 110 works in 659 publications in 9 languages and 6,488 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  Sources 
Roles: Author, Artist
Classifications: PR6013.E75, 823.912
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Most widely held works by William Alexander Gerhardie
The polyglots by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

80 editions published between 1925 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Polyglots is the story of an eccentric Belgian family living in the Far East in the uncertain years after World War I and the Russian Revolution. The tale is recounted by their dryly conceited young English relative, Captain Georges Hamlet Alexander Diabologh, who comes to stay with them during a military mission. Teeming with bizarre characters--depressives, obsessives, paranoiacs, hypochondriacs, and sex maniac--Gerhardie paints a brilliantly absurd world where the comic and the tragic are profoundly and irrevocably entwined
Futility : a novel on Russian themes by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

48 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed by his famous contemporaries including Edith Wharton, H.G. Wells, Katherine Mansfield, Graham Greene, and Evelyn Waugh, who called him a "genius," William Gerhardi is one of the twentieth century's forgotten masters, and his lovely comedy Futility one of the century's neglected masterpieces. It tells the story of someone very similar to Gerhardi himself: a young Englishman raised in Russia who returns to St. Petersburg and falls in love with the daughter of a hilariously dysfunctional family--all played out with the armies of the Russian Revolution marching back and forth outside the parlor window. Part British romantic comedy, part Russian social realism, and with a large cast of memorable characters, this astoundingly funny and poignant novel is the tale of people persisting in love and hope despite the odds. From the Trade Paperback edition
Anton Chehov : a critical study by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

42 editions published between 1923 and 1975 in English and Russian and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's fifth column : a biography of the age, 1890-1940 by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Romanovs : evocation of the past as a mirror for the present by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

25 editions published between 1939 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of mortal love by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

41 editions published between 1925 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pretty creatures by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

28 editions published between 1927 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of a polyglot by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

19 editions published between 1931 and 1990 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pending heaven by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

27 editions published between 1930 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resurrection by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

24 editions published between 1934 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doom by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Futility by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

36 editions published between 1930 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhardie's first comic novel tells the story of a young Englishman who returns to St Petersburg. Part-British romantic comedy, part Russian social realism, this funny and poignant novel is the tale of persistance in love and hope
The memoirs of Satan by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

14 editions published between 1932 and 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My wife's the least of it : or, Baldridge derelictes by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

21 editions published between 1938 and 1973 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz and jasper, the story of Adams and Eva by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

6 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfectly scandalous, or, "The immorality lady" : a comedy in three acts by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

4 editions published in 1927 in German and English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Casanova fable; a satirical revaluation by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

8 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfectly scandalous : or, "The immorality lady" : a comedy in three acts by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

4 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about the childhood of Christ the Lord based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship
A bad end by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

5 editions published in 1926 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anton Chehov; a critical study by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

9 editions published between 1923 and 1975 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Futility : a novel on Russian themes
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Futility : a novel on Russian themesGod's fifth column : a biography of the age, 1890-1940Pretty creaturesDoom
Alternative Names
Gerhardi William

Gerhardi, William 1895-

Gerhardi, William 1895-1977

Gerhardi, William Alexander 1895-1977

Gerhardie, William.

Gerhardie, William 1895-

Gerhardie, William 1895-1977

Gerhardie, William A. 1895-1977

Gerhardie William Alexander

Gerhardie, William Alexander, 1895-

Gerhardie, William Alexander 1895-1977

William Gerhardie Brits schrijver (1895-1977)

William Gerhardie écrivain britannique

William Gerhardie escritor británico

William Gerhardie scrittore e drammaturgo inglese

Герхарди У. А. 1895-1977

Джерхарди У. 1895-1977

Джерхарди, Уильям Александр

Languages
English (462)

Spanish (11)

German (5)

French (5)

Italian (5)

Polish (3)

Swedish (2)

Czech (2)

Russian (1)