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Roper, Robert 1946-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 73 publications in 3 languages and 3,823 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Biographies  History  Personal narratives  Detective and mystery fiction  Miscellanea  Picture books 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3232, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Roper
Now the drum of war : Walt Whitman and his brothers in the Civil War by Robert Roper( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the searing letters that Walt, George, their mother Louisa, and their other brothers, wrote to each other during the Civil War, and on new evidence and new readings of the great poet, Now the Drum of War chronicles the experience of the Whitman family--from rural Long Island to working-class Brooklyn--enduring its own long crisis alongside the anguish of the nation
Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita by Robert Roper( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to an eminent Russian family, conjures the apotheosis of the high modernist artist: cultured, refined-as European as they come. But Vladimir Nabokov, who came to America fleeing the Nazis, came to think of his time here as the richest of his life. Indeed, Nabokov was not only happiest here, but his best work flowed from his response to this exotic land. Robert Roper fills out this period in the writer's life with charm and insight- covering Nabokov's critical friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, his role at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. But Nabokov in America finds its narrative heart in his serial sojourns into the wilds of the West, undertaken with his wife, Vera, and their son over more than a decade. Nabokov covered more than 200,000 miles as he indulged his other passion: butterfly collecting. Roper has mined fresh sources to bring detail to these journeys, and traces their significant influence in Nabokov's work: on two-lane highways and in late-'40s motels and cafes, we feel Lolita draw near, and understand Nabokov's seductive familiarity with the American mundane. Nabokov in America is also a love letter to U.S. literature, in Nabokov's broad embrace of it from Melville to the Beats. Reading Roper, we feel anew the mountain breezes and the miles logged, the rich learning and the Romantic mind behind some of Nabokov's most beloved books"
Fatal mountaineer : the high-altitude life and death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan legend by Robert Roper( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two mountaineering expeditions and one of America's greatest climbers, Willi Unsoeld
Royo County by Robert Roper( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On Spider Creek :a novel by Robert Roper( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico days : a novel by Robert Roper( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuervo tales by Robert Roper( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in California's Santa Cruz Mountains, these ten interconnected stories tell the life of Abel Richards
In caverns of blue ice : a novel by Robert Roper( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in French and English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young mountaineer in love with another climber faces the ultimate test of her life in the blue ice of the Himalayas
The trespassers by Robert Roper( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in French and English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astro-knights Island by Tracey West( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon and Alice must build their own spacecraft in order to go on an intergalactic rescue mission and save the kingdom from evil inventor Mordred
The savage professor : a novel by Robert Roper( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Anthony Landau, renowned UCSF epidemiologist, returns to his home in the Berkeley Hills to find a woman, a former scientific colleague, naked and quite dead in his bed. Her death sets in motion a chain of events--and murders--that will have the locals terrified, UC Berkeley's academics pointing fingers, the cops under pressure to solve the crimes, the tabloid press crying for blood, and Landau as everyone's number-one pick for serial killer of the year.--
At the carnival by Leslie Valdes( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dora and Boots go to a carnival where they play games in order to win the grand prize
Baby animals! : turn the wheel, find the animals! by Phoebe Beinstein( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can you help Dora and Boots find the baby animals that are hiding? Just turn the wheel!"--Page 4 of cover
American history by Douglas Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nabokov v Amerike : po doroge k "Lolite" by Robert Roper( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Russian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to an eminent Russian family, conjures the apotheosis of the high modernist artist: cultured, refined-as European as they come. But Vladimir Nabokov, who came to America fleeing the Nazis, came to think of his time here as the richest of his life. Indeed, Nabokov was not only happiest here, but his best work flowed from his response to this exotic land. Robert Roper fills out this period in the writer's life with charm and insight- covering Nabokov's critical friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, his role at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. But Nabokov in America finds its narrative heart in his serial sojourns into the wilds of the West, undertaken with his wife, Vera, and their son over more than a decade. Nabokov covered more than 200,000 miles as he indulged his other passion: butterfly collecting. Roper has mined fresh sources to bring detail to these journeys, and traces their significant influence in Nabokov's work: on two-lane highways and in late-'40s motels and cafes, we feel Lolita draw near, and understand Nabokov's seductive familiarity with the American mundane. Nabokov in America is also a love letter to U.S. literature, in Nabokov's broad embrace of it from Melville to the Beats. Reading Roper, we feel anew the mountain breezes and the miles logged, the rich learning and the Romantic mind behind some of Nabokov's most beloved books."
Victory to the moth by Robert Roper( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dora's Thanksgiving by Sarah Willson( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Thanksgiving Day, Dora thinks about all the people and things for which she is thankful
Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita by Robert Roper( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing about the author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to a distinguished Russian family, Robert Roper fills out Vladimir Nabokov's American period, covering Nabokov's critical friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, his role at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. But Nabokov in America finds its narrative heart in his serial sojourns into the wilds of the West, undertaken with his wife, Vera, and their son over more than a decade. Nabokov covered more than 200,000 miles as he indulged his other passion: butterfly collecting. Roper has mined fresh sources to bring detail to these journeys, and traces their significant influence in Nabokov's work: on two-lane highways and in late-'40s motels and cafes, we feel Lolita draw near, and understand Nabokov's seductive familiarity with the American mundane
Nabokov v Amerike : po doroge k "Lolite" by Robert Roper( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to an eminent Russian family, conjures the apotheosis of the high modernist artist: cultured, refined-as European as they come. But Vladimir Nabokov, who came to America fleeing the Nazis, came to think of his time here as the richest of his life. Indeed, Nabokov was not only happiest here, but his best work flowed from his response to this exotic land. Robert Roper fills out this period in the writer's life with charm and insight- covering Nabokov's critical friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, his role at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. But Nabokov in America finds its narrative heart in his serial sojourns into the wilds of the West, undertaken with his wife, Vera, and their son over more than a decade. Nabokov covered more than 200,000 miles as he indulged his other passion: butterfly collecting. Roper has mined fresh sources to bring detail to these journeys, and traces their significant influence in Nabokov's work: on two-lane highways and in late-'40s motels and cafes, we feel Lolita draw near, and understand Nabokov's seductive familiarity with the American mundane. Nabokov in America is also a love letter to U.S. literature, in Nabokov's broad embrace of it from Melville to the Beats. Reading Roper, we feel anew the mountain breezes and the miles logged, the rich learning and the Romantic mind behind some of Nabokov's most beloved books
 
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Now the drum of war : Walt Whitman and his brothers in the Civil War
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Roper, Robert Charles 1946-

Rouper, Robert 1946-

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Fatal mountaineer : the high-altitude life and death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan legendAt the carnivalVictory to the moth