WorldCat Identities

Ursell, Geoffrey

Overview
Works: 39 works in 95 publications in 1 language and 1,251 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: PR9199.3.U74, C813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Geoffrey Ursell
 
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Ursell
Perdue, or, How the west was lost : a novel by Geoffrey Ursell( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the first sentence it's absolutely clear that Perdue is not another historical novel. On the contrary, it's a magically inventive novel that begins with one Victorian family's arrival on the Prairies (accompanied by a troop of Hussars) and ranges forward in time to the present, and beyond. The central character, Perdue, is the watcher through whose eyes we see the settlement of the Prairies proceed. His family's position allows them to build a fifty-room mansion on the bald Prairie - but, unfortunately, 'the rooms only clutched at each other from a distance.' Conditions are so terrible that when the Cold Snap hits, Perdue has to whisked from his bath to avoid being frozen in, 'ice locking itself implacably around his chubby pink-nippled chest.' He watches the land being cleared of buffalo in a mighty slaughter that causes the Prairie to run chest-deep in blood. He hears of the Indians being driven off a cliff like buffalo - 'and one fierce old chief trying to break through the fence to climb up to the Governor, but the Governor's minor officials jumping up from hiding places behind the fence and waving papers in his face, frightening him back.'
Due West : 30 great stories from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood and salt by Barbara Sapergia( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The time is World War I, and Canadian soldiers are proving their worth in the trenches of Europe. But on the home front, Ukrainian Canadians are being sent to internment camps, "Canada's gulag". Blood and Salt is about this forgotten part of Canadian history. They had committed the crime of being unemployed in bad times. Or simple of having come from lands ruled by the Austrian empire. They became "enemy aliens". Taras Kalyna, a young man who deserted the Austrian army to search for his lost love, Halya, becomes one of these men. Imprisoned with hundreds of others in Banff National Park, he helps build a highway from Banff to Lake Louise. Conditions are brutal, the food poor. His time in the camp isn't completely lost. He forges strong friendships and begins to learn about the wider world. Myro, an idealistic schoolteacher, tells him stories about the life of the great Ukrainian patriot and poet, Taras Shevchenko. Yuri, a farmer, teaches him optimism. And Tymko, a fierce socialist, helps him ask questions about his new country. Taras has no way of knowing when, or even if, he'll be free again. But even imprisoned, he never stops think of Halya. Their stories develop in separate strands until the war is over. And then he'll be free to look for her"--Publisher
Black powder : Estevan 1931 by Rex Deverell( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sky high : stories from Saskatchewan( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Way out west! : stories by Geoffrey Ursell( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trap lines by Geoffrey Ursell( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More Saskatchewan gold( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of great worth by Dave Margoshes( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories written by Dave Margoshes and loosely based on the life of his father during the nineteen twenties and thirties in New York City
Saskatoon pie! by Geoffrey Ursell( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The walnut tree by Geoffrey Ursell( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The look-out tower by Geoffrey Ursell( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in Sierra by Diana Vazquez( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When her grandmother leaves her a ticket to Spain, thirteen-year-old Ana uncovers the hidden stories of her family's history" Cf. Our choice, 2002
The running of the deer : a play by Geoffrey Ursell( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play, set in Newfoundland in 1768, focusing on the destruction of the Beothuks
The anatomy of Édouard Beaupré : a story by Sarah Kathryn York( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Willow Bunch Giant, Edouard Beaupré, was a celebrity circus giant, sideshow strongman, Metis cowboy, and family man. He spoke five languages and led an extraordinary life. That life began in Western Canada, in a time on the cusp of change. When he died in 1904, at just 23 years old, his 8'4" body was displayed in storefront windows, and then suddenly vanished. For years, it was submitted to experiments at the University of Montreal, and the promise to bury Edouard forgotten. It is also the story of an anatomist with a rare disease, whose only cure is buried in the secrets of Edouard's shrinking corpse. His strange obsession with the giant leads him deeper into Edouard's life, and the mystery of the man behind the legend ..."--Author's website
Saskatchewan gold( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escape plans by Sherie Posesorski( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Becky worries about war so much, she runs away. When her mother finds her, she helps Becky gain better understanding of her parents and face her own fears" Cf. Our choice, 2002
Prairie jungle : songs, poems and stories for children( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jumbo gumbo : songs, poems and stories for children( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superwheel by Rex Deverell( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Due West : 30 great stories from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba
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Saskatoon pie!The look-out towerLost in SierraEscape plansPrairie jungle : songs, poems and stories for childrenJumbo gumbo : songs, poems and stories for children
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Ursell

Geoffrey Ursell Canadian writer

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Geoffrey Ursell escritor canadiense

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Ursell, Geoffrey

Ursell, Geoffrey Barry

Languages
English (60)