Most widely held works about James Ivory
Most widely held works by James Ivory
A room with a view ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 1,526 libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's. "[The film] tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container.
Howards End ( Visual )
65 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,311 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the idealistic, independent and highly educated Schlegel sisters and their tangled relationships with a rich businessman and his family, and with an unhappily married young bank clerk.
Howards End ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,052 libraries worldwide
Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites.
The remains of the day ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 1,044 libraries worldwide
The story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically perfect butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper in the employ of a British lord who is unwittingly a Nazi dupe.
Le divorce ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 874 libraries worldwide
Isabel Walker travels to Paris to visit her pregnant stepsister Roxy, by chance arriving on the same day that Roxy's husband Charles-Henri leaves the marriage, apparently for another woman. As Isabel stays to offer help and support, the two young women start living it up with the locals and American expatriates, and Isabel finds herself being wooed by an older French man- who happens to be related to Roxy's ex-husband.
Maurice ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 859 libraries worldwide
E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings.
A Room with a view ( Visual )
66 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 812 libraries worldwide
All she wanted was a room with a view on her first trip to Florence. Little did she realize that her wish would lead her into impropriety, confusion, and passion.
The white countess ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 801 libraries worldwide
A blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd and sometimes illicit jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family.
The golden bowl ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 635 libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an impoverished yet charming Italian aristocrat, Prince Amerigo. Through a twist of fate, Adam marries the Prince's former lover, Charlotte. Maggie's suspicions deepen to a possible affair between the Prince and Charlotte, when Maggie makes the ill-fated purchase of a golden bowl. It becomes only a matter of time before Maggie unravels the truth from a world full of deception and lies.
Jefferson in Paris ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Thomas Jefferson visits France where he meets a beautiful woman. Because he promised his dead wife that he wouldn't marry again, he must resist this worldly and mysterious woman, but he then falls for another.
James Ivory in conversation : how Merchant Ivory makes its movies by James Ivory ( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
Heat and dust ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
In the 1970s, a woman travels to India to find the truth about her great-aunt, who left her British husband for an Indian prince in the 1930s.
The city of your final destination ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
After winning a grant, Omar Razaghi travels to the estate of the late Uruguayan author Jules Gund in order to convince his three executors to let him write an authorized biography.
The Europeans ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
A sophisticated European brother and sister turn up unexpectedly on the doorstep of their staid American cousins. The fortune-hunting Eugenia and her high-spirited brother Felix turn this Puritan world upside down.
Shakespeare Wallah ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 436 libraries worldwide
The real-life adventures of a traveling theater group in India during the final days of English colonial rule. They try to uphold British tradition by staging Shakespearean plays but can't compete with the wildly popular Bollywood film industry.
Surviving Picasso ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Anthony Hopkins give a no-holds-barred performance as the legendary artist Pablo Picasso. The world knew his passion for canvas, color, metal and ceramics, but little was known about his other passion--women. Told from the viewpoint of his longtime mistress and mother of his children, Claude and Paloma.
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 413 libraries worldwide
Story of a Kansas City couple, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, whose lives are affected in different ways as their children grow up and leave home, and more adventurous friends bring new ideas into their home. Mrs. Bridge questions the life she has led, but her husband remains a firm believer in family and home, regardless of the changes in the world around him.
The Bostonians ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Olive, a militant 19th century suffragette, takes on the education of a young girl with the gift of oratory. Olive hopes to use her gift for the feminist cause, but finds her student involved in a love triangle with Basil Ransom, a young lawyer from Mississippi, who is strongly opposed to the feminists in Boston.
Quartet ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 libraries worldwide
The quartet consists of novelist Marya Zelli, her Polish husband, Stephen, wealthy philanderer/artist H.J. Heidler and his wife, Lois. Though she has been indulgent of H.J.'s past indiscretions, Lois isn't keen on her husband carrying on an affair with Marya under their own roof. Meanwhile, Stephen sits in prison, jailed for his various petty thefts. Once Stephen is released, he learns about the triangle. When the dust settles, it is Marya who suffers the most.
Bombay talkie ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 libraries worldwide
A troubled romance laced with barbed wit and pointed melodrama and an affectionate view of the Indian film industry (aka Bollywood). A visiting English author becomes involved with a married Indian movie star; when the romance fizzles she flees to an ashram.
Blindness British British Occupation of India (1765-1947) China--Shanghai Comedy films Diplomats Drama Drama England England--Hertfordshire Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Forster, E. M.--1879-1970 France--Paris Great Britain History India Inheritance and succession Interviews Italy Italy--Florence Ivory, James Jefferson, Thomas,--1743-1826 Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer,--1927- Kings and rulers Love Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Marriage Massachusetts--Boston Merchant, Ismail Merchant Ivory Productions Romance films Sisters Social classes Social conflict Triangles (Interpersonal relations) United States Videocassettes Video recordings Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women refugees Young women
Ivory, James Francis 1928-
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