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Koster, Henry 1793-approximately 1820

Overview
Works: 17 works in 136 publications in 5 languages and 1,920 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Director
Classifications: F2511, 918.1033
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Most widely held works about Henry Koster
 
Most widely held works by Henry Koster
Travels in Brazil by Henry Koster( Book )

93 editions published between 1816 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in Brazil, first published in 1816, has proved to be ageless. It is a remarkably full and balanced account of one significant region of that mammoth land, Brazil. Henry Koster, an intuitively good storyteller, easily and naturally wove the commonplace as well as the unique of everyday experience into the fabric of words which fairly mirrored the realities of life. Without abusing truth, Koster's narrative is picturesque and anecdotal, often exhibiting an almost casual conversational tone. Even as he generally advocated evolutionary change in Brazil, he was unceasing in his condemnation of slavery, the slave trade, and those "useless beings," the friars of northeastern Brazil. Time and time again he exhibited a total lack of color prejudice. What he liked, he liked as an honest man; what he disliked, he disliked as an honest man. His interest in Brazilian manners and customs was unceasing: dances and dinners, festivals and funerals, weddings and work patterns, christenings and conversations, houses and hospitality--all these, and more, repeatedly drew his attention which blended curiosity and objectivity about Brazilian life from the level of governors and bishops to slaves and Indians. His sensitive use of his own language resulted in a book that is not dated. At all times his personal experiences can readily be separated from the hearsay, anecdotes, and history which he uses on occasion. Reprinted here in less than one-half its original size, this edition retains the author's own words. The abridgment has simplified the wordy chapter headings; occasional chapters have been condensed. All chapters based on historical research have been deleted. Koster's employment of foreign words, informative and colorful rather than pedantic and irritating, is honored and retained; the only changes being those that bring his Portuguese into line with modern Brazilian practice.--From book jacket
Travels in Brazil, in the years from 1809, to 1815 by Henry Koster( Book )

9 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the amelioration of slavery by Henry Koster( Book )

12 editions published between 1816 and 2003 in English and Portuguese and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the amelioration of slavery by Henry Koster( )

1 edition published in 1816 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A escravidão no Brasil by Henry Koster( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in Portuguese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels In Brazil by Henry Koster( Book )

2 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels In Brazil by Henry Koster( Book )

2 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viagens no Nordeste do Brasil Travels in Brazil by Henry Koster( Book )

1 edition published in 1942 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deanna Durbin( Visual )

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

"Following the great success of her debut feature, Deanna Durbin reprises the role of Penny Craig in this delightful sequel. Penny must play matchmaker for sister Kay when she falls in love with the fiance of older sister Joan"--Container
Cuatro páginas de la vida O. Henry's full house( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinco segmentos independientes basados en historias de O. Henry, rodados por cinco de los mejores directores de cine del momento: Henry Hathaway, Howard Hawks, Henry King, Henry Koster y Jean Negulesco
Deanna Durbin( Visual )

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

"When Jonathan Reynolds Jr.'s terminally ill father asks to meet his son's new fiancee before he dies she happens to be out of town. Fearing she will not return in time, Jonathan asks nightclub hat check girl Anne Terry to help keep his father's wish. Old Mr. Reynold's is not only totally enchanted by Anne, but despite his doctor's prognosis makes a remarkable recovery. Now junior has to find a way to reveal that Anne is not the girl he wants to marry"--Container
Notes on Brazil, Demerara and the Cape of Good Hope : original and selected( Book )

1 edition published in 1816 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alma rebelde = Jane Eyre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Adaptación de la célebre novela de Charlotte Brontë con un reparto de lujo, encabezado por Joan Fontaine y Orson Welles, sobre la profunda historia de amor de una institutriz y un rico heredero que se verá truncada por un trágico acontecimiento del pasado de éste
Voyages dans la partie septentrionale du Brésil by Henry Koster( Book )

in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Koster, Heinrich 1793-ca.1820

Koster, Henri

Koster, Henri 1793-ca.1820

Koster, Henricus 1793-ca.1820

Koster, Henry

Koster, Henry 1793-ca. 1820

Languages
English (70)

Portuguese (22)

French (21)

German (17)

Spanish (3)