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McGrath, Patrick 1950-

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Asylum by Patrick McGrath( Book )

86 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,871 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 )

34 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,207 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 )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,120 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 )

44 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,040 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 )

60 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,000 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 )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 11 languages and held by 900 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 )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 854 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 New Gothic : a collection of contemporary Gothic fiction( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 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 )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 741 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 )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 597 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
Spider by David Cronenberg( Visual )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 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
The Lewis and Clark expedition by Patrick McGrath( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 523 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 )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 495 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 )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 348 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 : stories by Daphne Du Maurier( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title story is a supernatural tale involving a British couple on holiday in Venice to escape the pain of their young daughter's recent death. An encounter with two sisters in a cafe, and the blind one's claim that she can 'see' the deceased child sitting with her parents, launches a series of events that ends violently
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is considered by many readers to be the Great American Novel. But most don't know that since its appearance in 1851, it has been revised in substantial ways that alter its original meaning. Melville's masterpiece is described as a "fluid text": it exists in multiple versions, each revealing shifting intentions. The new Longman Critical Edition offers unprecedented access to the revisions that Melville made, the further changes and censoring imposed by his British editors, and controversial alterations made by modern scholars." "Bryant and Springer's introduction engages readers in the personal, social, and cultural context of Melville's novel, his life, and his writing process. To showcase the novel's "fluid text" features, a special typeface indicates hundreds of passages that were later revised, edited, and censored. On-page "Revision Narratives" explain the stories behind the major changes, and Explanatory Notes at the back of the book discuss literary allusions, as well as contemporary social, political, philosophical, and cultural references - some never before explained in any edition." "Concise footnotes and a modern Glossary bring obscure language and nautical terms to life, and diverse illustrations - including a new map of the Pequod's voyage, historical ship diagrams, relevant film stills, and comic-book art - depict whaling life and reveal how Melville's story is still being revised."--Jacket
Port Mungo by Patrick McGrath( Recording )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 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
Martha Peake by Patrick McGrath( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 131 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
La città fantasma : Manhattan ieri e oggi by Patrick McGrath( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankenstein : the 1818 text, contexts, nineteenth-century responses, modern criticism by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel in which a monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator
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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