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Barker, Pat 1943-

Works: 228 works in 1,530 publications in 18 languages and 30,171 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  War fiction  Biographical fiction  War stories  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Drama 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Director, Other, Performer, Actor, Creator
Classifications: PR6052.A6488, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Pat Barker
Regeneration by Pat Barker( Book )

139 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 3,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a British military hospital during WWI, this novel blends fact and fiction, drawing its two protagonists from the pages of history. The author of Union Street (made into the film Stanley and Iris) portrays overwhelmed men who try to come to terms with their outrage of a futile war
The ghost road by Pat Barker( Book )

106 editions published between 1995 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 3,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World War I novel on civilized and uncivilized warfare. The protagonist is a British psychologist, treating soldiers for shell shock. Before the war he lived in a British colony in the Far East, studying headhunters until the practice was banned by the British as uncivilized. Now, as he witnesses the carnage of civilized artillery and machine guns he asks himself why is this not banned? By the author of The Eye in the Door
The eye in the door by Pat Barker( Book )

94 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 2,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivers - Charles Manning, an upperclass officer whose social status and battlefield wounds must shield him from the growing danger of his exposure as a homosexual
The silence of the girls : a novel by Pat Barker( Book )

56 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 2,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Booker Prize-winning author of the Regeneration trilogy comes a monumental new masterpiece, set in the midst of literature's most famous war. Pat Barker turns her attention to the timeless legend of The Iliad, as experienced by the captured women living in the Greek camp in the final weeks of the Trojan War. The ancient city of Troy has withstood a decade under siege of the powerful Greek army, who continue to wage bloody war over a stolen woman--Helen. In the Greek camp, another woman watches and waits for the war's outcome: Briseis. She was queen of one of Troy's neighboring kingdoms, until Achilles, Greece's greatest warrior, sacked her city and murdered her husband and brothers. Briseis becomes Achilles's concubine, a prize of battle, and must adjust quickly in order to survive a radically different life, as one of the many conquered women who serve the Greek army. When Agamemnon, the brutal political leader of the Greek forces, demands Briseis for himself, she finds herself caught between the two most powerful of the Greeks. Achilles refuses to fight in protest, and the Greeks begin to lose ground to their Trojan opponents. Keenly observant and cooly unflinching about the daily horrors of war, Briseis finds herself in an unprecedented position to observe the two men driving the Greek forces in what will become their final confrontation, deciding the fate, not only of Briseis's people, but also of the ancient world at large. Briseis is just one among thousands of women living behind the scenes in this war--the slaves and prostitutes, the nurses, the women who lay out the dead--all of them erased by history. With breathtaking historical detail and luminous prose, Pat Barker brings the teeming world of the Greek camp to vivid life. She offers nuanced, complex portraits of characters and stories familiar from mythology, which, seen from Briseis's perspective, are rife with newfound revelations. Barker's latest builds on her decades-long study of war and its impact on individual lives--and it is nothing short of magnificent"--
Life class by Pat Barker( Book )

52 editions published between 2003 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel capturing the devastation and psychological trauma of the Great War on every level of British society focuses on a group of young art students, including Paul Tarrant, a Red Cross volunteer, who discovers that life, love, and art will never be the same
Toby's room by Pat Barker( Book )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of an upper-class family torn by World War I centers on an anguished sister whose beloved brother goes missing in action, in an epic tale that explores the experiences of the family members and the working-class people who support them
Another world by Pat Barker( Book )

69 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British novel on family tensions whose protagonists include children from a couple's previoius marriage and a dying grandfather who is reliving the horrors of World War I
Border crossing by Pat ( Barker( Book )

51 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At first, as Tom and Lauren Seymour walk along the deserted Newcastle waterfront on a cold, gray September afternoon, they are too busy arguing, too absorbed in the breakup of their marriage, to notice the sole other human being at the river's edge - a young man who steps out onto one of the abandoned jetties, swallows a bottle of pills, and throws himself into the icy current. Tom risks his life to rescue the man and is just in time to save him; but soon afterward, Tom begins to discover hidden meanings beneath this stroke of luck. For the man is Danny Miller, and Tom testified years before as an expert witness at Danny Miller's trial for murder, when Danny was ten years old. Now, released from prison and living under an assumed name, Danny asks Tom to help him sort out his life - starting with his past. While Tom grapples with his own troubles, he is lured, by suspicion, guilt, and curiosity, into a lonely, soul-searching reinvestigation of Danny's case."--Jacket
Double vision by Pat Barker( Book )

50 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profoundly affected by the events of September 11th and its aftermath, two British journalists return to England to face different fates, in a study of the effects of violence on those who come in contact with it
Noonday : a novel by Pat Barker( Book )

30 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new novel from the Booker Prize winning Pat Barker, author of the Regeneration Trilogy, that unforgettably portrays London during the Blitz (her first portrayal of World War II) and reconfirms her place in the very top rank of British novelists. London, the Blitz, Autumn 1940. As the bombs fall on the blacked-out city, ambulance driver Elinor Brooke races from bomb sites to hospitals trying to save the lives of injured survivors, working alongside former friend Kit Neville, while her husband Paul Tarrant works as an air-raide warden. Once fellow students at the Slade School of Fine Art before the First World War destroyed the hopes of their generation, they now find themselves caught in another war, this time at home. As the bombing intensifies, the constant risk of death makes all three reach out for quick consolation. And into their midst comes the spirit medium Bertha Mason, grotesque and unforgettable, whose ability to make contact with the deceased finds vastly increased demands as death rains down from the skies. Old loves and obsessions resurface until Elinor is brought face to face with an almost impossible choice. Completing the story of Elinor Brooke, Paul Tarrant and Kit Neville begun with Life Class and continued with Toby's Room, Noonday is both a stand-alone novel and the climax of a trilogy. Writing about the Second World War for the first time, Pat Barker brings the besieged and haunted city of London into electrifying life in her most powerful novel since the Regeneration trilogy"--
Union Street by Pat Barker( Book )

80 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivid, bawdy and bitter' (The Times), Pat Barker's first novel shows the women of Union Street, young and old, meeting the harsh challeges of poverty and survival in a precarious world. There's Kelly, at eleven, neglected and independent, dealing with a squalid rape; Dinah, knocking on sixty and still on the game; Joanne, not yet twenty, not yet married, and already pregnant; Old Alice, welcoming her impending death; Muriel helplessly watching the decline of her stoical husband. And linking them all, watching over them all, mother to half the street, is fiery, indomitable Iris
Blow your house down by Pat Barker( Book )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A city and its people are in the grip of a killer who is roaming the northern city, singling out prostitutes. The face of his latest victim stares out from every newspaper and billboard, haunting the women who walk the streets. But life and work go on. Brenda, with three children, can't afford to give up while Audrey, now in her forties, desperately goes on 'working the cars'. And then, when another women is savagely murdered, Jean, her lover, takes desperate measures."--Publisher description
The century's daughter by Pat Barker( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liza was born on the stroke of midnight as the 20th century began. Growing up during the First World War she marries Frank an unemployed steel worker who is also a mystic and faith healer. Her real trial of strength is encountered as she rears her children through the Depression and the Second World War
Life class : a novel by Pat Barker( Recording )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1914, a group of young students gather in an art studio for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant and Elinor Brooke are two components of a love triangle, and at the outset of the war, they turn to each other. After volunteering for the Red Cross, Paul must confront the fact that life, love, and art will never be the same for him
The man who wasn't there by Pat Barker( Book )

39 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Colin Harper weaves together movies and real life in an attempt to create an understanding of what his father was like and what it means to be a man
The Regeneration trilogy by Pat Barker( Book )

42 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eye in the door: Drawing of the history of the Pemberton Billing libel trial in which all Britain's military troubles were laid at the door of the British homosexuals, themes of persecution and prejudice are explored alongside questions of class and identity
Regeneration by Pat Barker( Recording )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the massive yellow-grey facade of Craiglockhart War Hospital, Dr. William Rivers attempts to restore the sanity of officers driven out of their minds by their experiences in action in the First World War. When Siegfried Sassoon publishes his declaration of protest against the continuation of the war, he is thought mentally unsound by the authorities and sent to the care of Rivers. Their relationship forms the core of Regeneration
The ghost road by Pat Barker( Recording )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famed psychologist Dr. William Rivers faces the wrenching challenge of restoring men to health, only to send them back to war and almost certain death. Lieutenant Billy Prior, who is cured of shell shock by Rivers at Craiglockhart War Hospital, is compelled beyond reason to return to the battlefield for a fourth tour of duty. For both men, the war is inescapable and consuming
Toby's room : a novel by Pat Barker( Recording )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of an upper-class family torn by World War I centers on an anguished sister whose beloved brother goes missing in action, in an epic tale that explores the experiences of the family members and the working-class people who support them
Border crossing by Pat Barker( Recording )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day when Tom Seymore, a child psychologist, was walking by a river by his home, he rescued a young man from drowning. Tom realized it was Danny Miller, a child murderer at whose trial he gave evidence. Danny has served his sentence and is out of prison, but now asks for Tom's help in refuting the evidence
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