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Courtenay, Tom

Works: 188 works in 609 publications in 5 languages and 17,411 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Tom Courtenay
Most widely held works by Tom Courtenay
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Visual )
47 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget
The golden compass by Chris Weitz( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization
Quartet by James Ivory( Visual )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rumor circling the halls is that Beecham House (the home for retired musicians) is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. Reginald, Wilfred and Cecily are in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean. Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?
Little Dorrit ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amy Dorrit's (Claire Foy) gentle spirit has never been dampened by the confining walls of the Marshalsea Prison she's lived in her whole life. Despite the dark shadow of debtor's prison, Amy lovingly cares for her father William Dorrit (Tom Courtenay), the longest serving inmate. A possibly redemptive light unexpectedly shines in the form of Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen), who has been left with the intriguing threads of a mystery after his father's death -- threads that will intertwine his family and fate with the Dorrits. Clennam's exhaustive search for answers involves murder, fortunes gained and lost, the upper echelons and lowest dregs of society, and most surprising of all, a tender romance. Adapted by Andrew Davies (Bleak House, Pride and Prejudice), Little Dorrit, based on the book by Charles Dickens, is a sprawling story as timely as it is moving. - Publisher
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and German and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nicholas becomes the head of the family when his father dies unexpectedly. Keeping watch over his mother and his sister Kate becomes an even greater challenge when Nicholas discovers that his father lost the family fortune due to ill-advised investments. Without a shilling to his name, Nicholas turns to his wealthy but unforgiving Uncle Ralph for help
The loneliness of the long distance runner by Tony Richardson( Visual )
52 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colin, a young rebel and promising distance runner, is chosen to represent his reform school in a track race. However, the opposition for Colin isn't another runner, it's the Establishment
The dresser by Peter Yates( Visual )
21 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film adaptation of Harwood's play about an aging English actor/manager, his dresser, and their theatre company touring England during WWII
Billy Liar by John Schlesinger( Visual )
44 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Billy Fisher, whose constant daydreams and truth-deficient stories earn him the nickname of "Billy Liar," dreams of escape from an unsympathetic, resolutely working-class family, a pair of demanding fiancees, and an insecure dead-end job at an undertakers
Last orders by Graham Swift( Visual )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the lives of four men, covering nearly a half-century of these South London buddies lives, from thier adopted pub to Margate Pier. Through a series of flashbacks, they take you on a journey of a lifetime. Along with them are the ashes of Jack, their larger-than-life friend, whose deathbed request sends them on their way
The Old curiosity shop by Charles Dickens( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In payment for a gambling debt, Little Nell and her grandfather are evicted from their curiosity shop by the evil Daniel Quilp and wander about the country looking for a new home
Gambit ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen
A rather English marriage by Paul Seed( Visual )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two recently-widowed men come to terms with the deaths of their wives. Reggie Conyngham-Jervis is a wealthy ex-fighter pilot. Roy Southgate is a retired milkman. Both are widowed on the same night. Now this 'odd couple' decide to overlook their differences and move in together. At first the two become friends, until their unlikely relationship is threatened by the arrival of Liz Franks, an alluring woman with a hidden agenda
Night train to Lisbon ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Latin teacher Raimund Gregorius finds a book by Portuguese poet and doctor Amadeu de Prado and his life is irrevocably changed. Determined to learn more about the author, Gregorius boards the night train to Lisbon and begins to piece together an epic story of oppression and revolution, loyalty and betrayal, love and jealousy, played out against the backdrop of a brutal fascist dictatorship. In his exploration of Amadeu de Prado's life, Gregorius finds that life can change in an instant
King Rat by Bryan Forbes( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Singapore's Changi Gaol during WWII, Corporal King, a thoroughly unscrupulous and opportunistic American POW, makes shabby deals with the camp guards in order to make his confinement more comfortable. King delights in rising above his military rank and social class as he uses his streetwise tactics to "rule" over his fellow Allied prisoners and his Japanese captors
Treasure of the peacock's eye ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The war in Europe ends but a new adventure begins for Indy when a mysterious man's dying words, "The eye of the peacock!" send him and Remy on a thrilling treasure hunt through Egypt, Java, and the South Pacific for one of Alexander the Great's most prized possessions
The Noël Coward collection ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Noël Coward is the definitive playwright of the early 20th century, contributing a robust repertoire of brilliant material. Playwright, actor, composer, and irrepressible socialite, Coward charmed high society in both London and New York during his heyday, and his work continues to charm audiences today with its urbane wit, sly humor and distinctive style
King & country by Joseph Losey( Visual )
16 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A tough, no-nonsense British Army lawyer is assigned to defend a lowly private at his court martial. The private has been arrested for desertion during battle. The lawyer, Captain Hargreaves, is convinced the young man should fry. However, as the trial progresses and the strain of three horrible years endured at the Allied front is revealed, the more he is compelled to spare the youth from a firing squad"--Container
The night of the generals ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The murder of a prostitute, who is also a German agent, draws the attention of Major Grau of German Intelligence, who discovers that the evidence points to three top-ranking Nazi generals. After following leads, Grau winds up in Paris and discovers that two of the generals are deeply involved in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Grau's case will go unfinished for twenty years until the true killer is brought to justice
One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of Ivan Denisovich, prisoner in a Stalinist work camp in Siberia, and his determination to retain his sanity and his self worth in an oppressive system designed to break the human spirit. This film portrays the angst and hope conveyed by Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn in his internationally acclaimed novel
The last butterfly by Karel Kachyna( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wartime, 1944, and Europe is brutalized by the horror of Nazi aggression and inhumanity. In the tiny Czech village of Terezin, the Nazis plan a propaganda coup to reshape international opinion. In order to reassure a Red Cross delegation and to show the caring face of Nazism, Hitler has given the village to Jewish settlers as a place where they can live in freedom. To provide a convincing "show", the Nazis have plucked French mime, Antoine, from his waning career and ordered him to put on the greatest show of his life
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Courtenay, Thomas Daniel.
Courtenay, Thomas Daniel 1937-
English (294)
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