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McGrath, Patrick 1950-

Overview
Works: 94 works in 495 publications in 16 languages and 14,263 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Sea stories  History  Juvenile works  Drama  Film adaptations  Allegories  Pictorial works  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PS3563.C3663, 813.54
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Asylum by Patrick McGrath ( Book )
26 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman whose husband is a doctor working in an asylum has an affair with a patient, a sculptor who killed his wife from jealousy. When he escapes she follows him, but his jealous fits send her back to her husband. The sculptor is caught, the doctor changes jobs, but that is not the end of the story. One day she will rejoin the sculptor, this time as a fellow-patient
Trauma by Patrick McGrath ( Book )
38 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Growing up in a severely dysfunctional family, Charlie Weir builds a career as a psychiatrist in New York City, but the suicide of a patient, the breakup of his marriage, and a volatile other woman lead Charlie to question everything, even his own sanity
Martha Peake : a novel of the Revolution by Patrick McGrath ( Book )
36 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martha Peake flees London and her father's violence for colonial Massachusetts and a smoldering Revolution
Port Mungo : a novel by Patrick McGrath ( Book )
45 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During their privileged, eccentric English childhood, Jack Rathbone enjoyed the unstinting adoration of his sister, Gin. So when both are art students in London, it is wrenching for her to watch him fall under the spell of Vera Savage, a flamboyant and reckless painter from Glasgow. Jack and Vera run off to New York City within weeks of meeting, and from a bruised, bereft distance Gin follows their progress south through Miami and pre-revolutionary Havana to Port Mungo, a seedy town in the mangrove swamps of Honduras. There, in an old banana warehouse, Jack obsessively devotes himself to his canvases while Vera succumbs to a chronic restlessness that not even the birth of two daughters can subdue
Spider by Patrick McGrath ( Book )
48 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dark tale of a man who probably killed his mother by mistake, but accuses his father. Writing his memoirs, Spider describes how his long-suffering mother discovered his father in the shed with a prostitute, and details the disturbing consequences
The grotesque : a novel by Patrick McGrath ( Book )
44 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A paralyzed Sir Hugo Coal chips away at the mystery of the murder of his daughter's fiance, weighing the possible motives of those who share his manor, including his enigmatic butler, Fledge. This is a disturbing gothic tale set in a manor house in Berkshire in 1949, in which Sir Hugo Coal, amateur palaeontologist, curmudgeon and sexual fantasist, recounts the fall of the House of Crook
Constance : a novel by Patrick McGrath ( Book )
17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The cool, beautiful Constance Schuyler lives alone in Manhattan in the early 1960s. At a literary party, she meets Sidney Klein, a professor of poetry twenty years her senior. Sidney is a single father with a poor marital record, and he pursues Constance with relentless determination. Eventually she surrenders, accepts his marriage proposal, and moves, with some dread, into his dark, book-filled apartment. She can't settle in. She's tortured by memories of the bitterly unhappy childhood she spent with her father in a dilapidated house upstate. When she learns devastating new information about that past, Constance's fragile psyche suffers a profound shock. Her marriage, already tottering, threatens to collapse completely"--Amazon.com
Dr. Haggard's disease by Patrick McGrath ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In two novels and one short story collection, Patrick McGrath has established himself as the foremost master of the "new gothic." He has been compared by The New York Times to Poe, Wilde, Kafka, and Robert Louis Stevenson and hailed as "an ingenious manipulator of discomfort and suspense." In Dr. Haggard's Disease, he writes his most powerful and universal story to date - a tale of love both beautiful and bizarre." "Dr. Edward Haggard is a tragic figure on a tiny scale. A lonely, pain-racked romantic, he stands at the window of his house on the edge of a cliff, watching as the clouds of war draw near, and reflecting on the nature of love, death, medicine, war - but most of all on the wife of the senior pathologist, and the few brief months of bliss they shared." "Shortly after the outbreak of World War II, a fighter pilot appears in Dr. Haggard's surgery, reawakening memories of the single grand passion of Haggard's life. For this young man is the son of the woman Haggard loved, and as the doctor becomes more and more intrigued by the bizarre changes occurring in his new patient's body, his old passion gives way to a fresh one, a passion altogether odder, and darker, than the first." "With the consummate artistry and profound understanding of the frontiers of human experience that he displayed in his previous work, Patrick McGrath brings to his narration of a doomed love affair and in bizarre aftermath an acute erotic intensity portraying a man whose disease is passion - disease that can exalt a man, but can also destroy him."--Jacket
Ghost town : tales of Manhattan then and now by Patrick McGrath ( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three stories about fictional events that happened in Manhatten, from the American Revolution to 9/11. Each tale wracked with erotic obsession, madness and class warfare, and rangind in style from the gothic to the coolly analytical
Spider by David Cronenberg ( Visual )
39 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Après plusieurs années d'internement psychiatrique, un jeune homme, surnommé Spider, est transféré en foyer de réinsertion dans les faubourgs de l'est londonien. C'est à quelques rues de là qu'enfant, il a vécu le drame qui a brisé sa vie. Il n'avait pas encore douze ans, lorsque son père a tué sa mère pour la remplacer par une prostituée dont il était tombé amoureux. De retour sur les lieux du crime, Spider replonge peu à peu dans ses souvenirs et mène une étrange enquête"--[allociné.fr]
The Lewis and Clark expedition by Patrick McGrath ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the 1804-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition which explored the unknown Louisiana Purchase territory and the Pacific Northwest from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River
Blood and water and other tales by Patrick McGrath ( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Severed hands, dead monkeys, swarming insects, pickled body parts and menacing pygmies proliferate in this collection of short stories. They also feature ancient Southern plantations, isolated manor houses, places where ghosts like to lurk and places where spiritual and physical decay presides
Asylum by Patrick McGrath ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman whose husband is a doctor working in an asylum has an affair with a patient, a sculptor who killed his wife from jealousy. When he escapes she follows him, but his jealous fits send her back to her husband. The sculptor is caught, the doctor changes jobs, but that is not the end of the story. One day she will rejoin the sculptor, this time as a fellow-patient
Don't look now by Daphne Du Maurier ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short stories of suspense, adventure and the supernatural
Moby Dick by Herman Melville ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale, who defied capture
Martha Peake by Patrick McGrath ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Ambrose Tree is summoned by his ancient uncle to the brooding mansion Drogo Hall, he suspects it's to hear the old man's dying words and then collect a sizable inheritance. He has no idea he is about to learn the bizarre story of Harry Peake, Cornish smuggler turned poet who became a monster capable of the most horrifying acts
Port Mungo by Patrick McGrath ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Danish and English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inseparable since childhood, Jack and Gin Rathbone inhabit a world of privilege and eccentricity into which no strangers are permitted. Until, that is, Jack falls passionately in love with Vera Savage: a flamboyant and reckless artist over ten years his senior. When they flee to New York City within weeks of meeting, Gin is forced to witness their relationship unfold from a bruised, bereft distance. But when Jack and Vera move to Port Mungo, a seedy town in the mangrove swamps of Honduras, Gin is afforded the opportunity to stake her claim to her brother's life again. This feverish world of tropical impulses and artistic ambition leads, inevitably, to a death swathed immediately in mystery, as the various imperatives of passion, narcissism, and creativity hold them all in relentless thrall
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus : the standard 1831 text by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lost explorer by Tim Walker ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het gesticht by Patrick McGrath ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De echtgenote van een psychiater raakt seksueel geheel in de ban van een van de patiënten in diens inrichting, een zwaar gestoorde crimineel
 
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Languages
English (283)
Spanish (29)
Italian (19)
German (13)
French (13)
Dutch (9)
Danish (8)
Catalan (5)
Japanese (3)
Polish (3)
Serbian (3)
Korean (1)
Chinese (1)
Swedish (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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