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Merchant, Ismail

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The remains of the day by James Ivory( Visual )

47 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically perfect butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper in the employ of a British lord who is unwittingly a Nazi dupe
A Room with a View by James Ivory( Visual )

84 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All she wanted was a room with a view on her first trip to Florence. Little did she realize that her wish would lead her into impropriety, confusion, and passion
Howards End( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites
Howards End by E. M Forster( Visual )

69 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the idealistic, independent and highly educated Schlegel sisters and their tangled relationships with a rich businessman and his family, and with an unhappily married young bank clerk
Maurice by James Ivory( Visual )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge graduates that fall in love, but must abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality
Le divorce by Diane Johnson( Visual )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Isabel Walker receives word that her pregnant stepsister Roxy has been left by her philandering French husband, artist Charles-Henri de Persand, Isabel travels to Paris to offer her help and moral support. Together, the two young women hit the party scene, living it up with the locals and American expatriates. Eventually, Isabel unexpectedly begins an affair with a septuagenarian Frenchman
The white countess by James Ivory( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd and sometimes illicit jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family
The golden bowl by James Ivory( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an impoverished yet charming Italian aristrocrat, Prince Amerigo. Through a twist of fate, Adam marries the Prince's former lover, Charlotte. Maggie's suspicions deepen to a possible affair between the Prince and Charlotte, when Maggie makes the ill-fated purchase of a golden bowl. It becomes only a matter of time before Maggie unravels the truth from a world full of deception and lies
Heat and dust by James Ivory( Visual )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1970s, a woman travels to India to find the truth about her great-aunt, who left her British husband for an Indian prince in the 1930s
Jefferson in Paris by James Ivory( Visual )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-1780s, widower Thomas Jefferson replaces Benjamin Franklin as the U.S. representative to French regents Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He tries to resist the beautiful Mrs. Cosway. Also in Paris is Jefferson's daughter Patsy; when another daughter dies back in Virginia, Jefferson sends for his youngest, who brings along her slave, Sally Hemings, then 15, whom he also finds irresistible
The Bostonians by James Ivory( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1876 Boston, the cause of female emancipation wrecks Verena Tarrant's relationship with the determined Basil Ransome
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

25 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real-life adventures of a traveling theater group in India during the final days of English colonial rule. They try to uphold British tradition by staging Shakespearean plays but can't compete with the wildly popular Bollywood film industry
A room with a view( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on E.M. Forster's novel of requited love. A young, independent-minded, upper-class Edwardian woman who is trying to sort out her burgeoning romantic feelings, divided between an enigmatic free spirit she meets on vacation in Florence and the priggish bookworm to whom she becomes engaged back in the more corseted Surrey. Funny, sexy, and sophisticated, this film was a gargantuan art-house hit
The Europeans by James Ivory( Visual )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sophisticated European brother and sister turn up unexpectedly on the doorstep of their staid American cousins. The fortune-hunting Eugenia and her high-spirited brother Felix turn this Puritan world upside down
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Amelia runs the town's only cafe and controls the locals through the careful distribution of her secretly brewed hooch. Her eccentric existence is threatened with the arrival of a dwarf who claims kinship and the reappearance of her rejected husband
Quartet by James Ivory( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quartet consists of novelist Marya Zelli, her Polish husband, Stephen, wealthy philanderer/artist H.J. Heidler and his wife, Lois. Though she has been indulgent of H.J.'s past indiscretions, Lois isn't keen on her husband carrying on an affair with Marya under their own roof. Meanwhile, Stephen sits in prison, jailed for his various petty thefts. Once Stephen is released, he learns about the triangle. When the dust settles, it is Marya who suffers the most
Lumière et compagnie = Lumière & company by Sarah Moon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and French and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour célébrer les cent ans du cinéma, on a demandé à 40 réalisateurs et réalisatrices reconnus mondialement de se servir de la caméra originale des frères Lumière et de réaliser un film d'une durée de 52 secondes
Bombay talkie by James Ivory( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sophisticated American woman comes to Bombay and falls for two men involved in film-making. She succeeds in destroying the marriage of one and the careers of both
The mystic masseur by Ismail Merchant( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set amidst the large and prosperous Indian community in mid-20th century Trinidad, The mystic masseur is a magical, bittersweet fable about Ganesh (Aasif Mandvi), a young, aspiring author whose unexpected talents as a healer bring him local fame and enable him to realize his ambitions as a writer. But he also realizes his limitations when his reputation as the legendary "mystic masseur" propels him to national renown and draws him far from his roots and his true self."--Container
The householder by James Ivory( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a shy, Delhi schoolteacher who marries and then, little by little, gets to know his wife during their first year together. This story, derived from the culture of modern India, is able to relate to the problems of young couples everywhere
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The remains of the day
Howards EndHowards EndThe white countessThe golden bowlThe BostoniansLumière et compagnie = Lumière & companyBombay talkie
Alternative Names
Ismail Merchant brytyjski producent filmowy

Ismail Merchant Indiaas filmproducent (1936-2005)

Ismail Merchant indisch-britischer Filmproduzent

Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman

Rehman Ismail Noormohamed Abdul

Rehman, Ismail Noormohamed Abdul 1936-2005

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איסמעיל מרצ'נט

אסמאעיל מרצ'נט

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