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McGrath, Patrick 1950-

Works: 117 works in 734 publications in 22 languages and 15,339 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Sea stories  Action and adventure fiction  Sea fiction  Juvenile works  Allegories  History  Adventure stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other, wpr
Classifications: PS2384, 813.3
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Asylum by Patrick McGrath( Book )

99 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,882 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 )

41 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,150 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 )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,065 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 )

48 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pained to see her brother, Jack, fall under the spell of a flamboyant painter, Gin tracks their journeys and eventually shares her Greenwich Village home with them when their waywardness results in the neglect of their two daughters
Spider by Patrick McGrath( Book )

55 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 920 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
Constance : a novel by Patrick McGrath( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 893 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"
The grotesque : a novel by Patrick McGrath( Book )

42 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 9 languages and held by 816 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
The New Gothic : a collection of contemporary Gothic fiction( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gothic horror stories by Jamaica Kincaid, Martin Amis, Jeanette Winterson, Anne Rice, Paul West, Janice Galloway, Scott Bradfield, John Hawkes, Yannick Murphy, Lynne Tillman, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Coover, Angela Carter, Bradford Morrow, Ruth Rendell, Emma Tennant, Patrick McGrath, Peter Straub, John Edgar Wideman, Kathy Acker, William T. Vollmann
Dr. Haggard's disease by Patrick McGrath( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 710 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
Spider by David Cronenberg( Visual )

47 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon his release from a mental institution, Spider takes up residence in a halfway house. Paranoid, quiet, and forever making notes, Spider spends much of his time remembering his youth, specifically a horrific event from his childhood that occurred after he came to believe that his father was having an affair
Ghost town : tales of Manhattan then and now by Patrick McGrath( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three stories about fictional events that happened in Manhattan, 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
The Lewis and Clark expedition by Patrick McGrath( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 480 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
Asylum by Patrick McGrath( Recording )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman whose husband is a doctor working in a maximum-security hospital for the criminally insane 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 : stories by Daphne Du Maurier( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick McGrath's revelatory new selection of du Maurier's stories shows her at her most chilling and most psychologically astute: a dead child reappears in the alleyways of Venice; routine eye surgery reveals the beast within to a meek housewife; nature revolts against man's abuse by turning a benign species into an annihilating force; a dalliance with a beautiful stranger offers something more dangerous than a broken heart
Blood and water and other tales by Patrick McGrath( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 335 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
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
The wardrobe mistress by Patrick McGrath( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1947. London is in ruins, there's nothing to eat, and it's the coldest winter in living memory. To make matters worse, Charlie Grice, one of the great stage actors of the day, has suddenly died. His widow Joan, the wardrobe mistress, is beside herself with grief. Then one night she discovers Gricey's secret. Plunged into a dark new world, Joan realises that though fascism might hide, it never dies. Her war isn't over after all
Port Mungo by Patrick McGrath( Recording )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Danish and held by 141 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
Primary medical care of children and adolescents by William Feldman( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martha Peake by Patrick McGrath( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 124 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
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TraumaMartha Peake : a novel of the RevolutionPort Mungo : a novelSpiderThe grotesque : a novelThe New Gothic : a collection of contemporary Gothic fictionDr. Haggard's diseaseGhost town : tales of Manhattan then and now
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