Most widely held works by Nick Dear
Persuasion ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,600 libraries worldwide
When Anne Elliot turned down Captain Wentworth's proposal of marriage, she allowed herself to be persuaded by her snobbish family's conviction of his unworthiness. But now, after a separation of eight years, Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth are to meet again and the tables have turned. Her former lover's fortunes have prospered and he is now returned from a career at sea both eligible and affluent. Anne's father, Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall, has been forced to lease their home and move the family into a rather small abode in Bath. Just as Anne now recognizes the false values that persuaded her to reject Captain Wentworth, so she must accept that his heart now seems set upon the youth and beauty of the impetuous Louisa Musgrove.
Turn of the screw ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Henry James' chilling ghost tale about a governess hired by a charming bachelor to look after two young children in a grand mansion in rural England where sinister events place their lives in jeopardy.
Agatha Christie's Poirot. Cards on the table ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
When the host is found dead at a card game, four investigators - including Poirot himself - look for clues as they set out to discover which guest is the killer.
Byron ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Relive the true story of one of history's greatest romantic and tragic heroes. Byron was a figure who defined the romantic spirit of the early 19th century. In five days he rises from obscurity to superstar status, but throws it all away in a scandal.
The art of success ; In the ruins by Nick Dear ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
The last days of Don Juan by Nick Dear ( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Zenobia by Nick Dear ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Eroica ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Period-drama depiction of the private, first performance of Beethoven's "Eroica" symphony at the Lobkowitz Palace in 1805, the momentous musical event that prompted composer Joseph Haydn to remark "Everything is different from today."
Le bourgeois gentilhomme by Molière ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
A translation of the seventeenth-century French play about Monsieur Jourdain, a middle-class man who embarks on a foolish quest for culture and status at any cost.
Persuasion by Jane Austen : a screenplay by Nick Dear ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
The gambler ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Based on a true episode in literary history, this is a tale of the strange circumstances that led Dostoyevsky to write his novel "The gambler". A young woman, in desperate need of money, takes a job as a stenographer while Dostoyevsky dictates his novel to her. The terms of her employment are extraordinary: she must stay in his apartment during the next month. As the novel unfolds, she discovers that she must come face-to-face with her own eroticism.
A family affair by Aleksandr Nikolaevich Ostrovsky ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Agatha Christie's Poirot. Mrs. McGinty's dead ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
When a jury convicts James Bentley for the murder of his landlady, even the police superintendent believes they've got the wrong man. Thus, Hercule Poirot begins a search for new evidence. His friend Ariadne Oliver lends a woman's intuition to the investigation.
The villains' opera : after the Beggar's Opera by John Gay by Nick Dear ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Agatha Christie Poirot the movie collection. Set 6, Three act tragedy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
While visiting the Cornish coast, Poirot attends a dinner where one of the guests suddenly dies.
Persuasion ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 62 libraries worldwide
England, 1814. Several years before Anne Eliot was engaged to a young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth but she allowed herself to be persuaded by her trusted friend, Lady Russell, to break the engagement. Wentworth, now a rich and successful Captain, returns to find Anne's family on the brink of financial ruin and his own family tenants in her home. Their reunion gradually gives voice to long-buried emotions which will change their lives forever.
Plays one by Nick Dear ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
The art of success ; & In the ruins by Nick Dear ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Power by Nick Dear ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
The story of the end of the relationship between Louis XIV and his financier Fouquet. The pitfalls of creative accounting, a monarchy searching for identity and a preoccupation with the trappings of power and celebrity are all present.
Summerfolk by Nick Dear ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Austen, Jane,--1775-1817 Beethoven, Ludwig van,--1770-1827 Biographical films Byron, George Gordon Byron,--Baron,--1788-1824 Christie, Agatha,--1890-1976 Criminals Detective and mystery television programs Detective and mystery television programs Detectives Don Juan (Legendary character) Drama England England--London Feature films Feature films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Gambling George--III,--King of Great Britain,--1738-1820 Ghosts Governesses Great Britain History Hogarth, William,--1697-1764 Igrok (Dostoyevsky, Fyodor) Made-for-TV movies Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Molière,--1622-1673 Murder--Investigation Novelists Orphans Performances Persuasion (Television program : 1995) Poets, English Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character) Private investigators Rome Russia Russian drama Stenographers Symphonies (Beethoven, Ludwig van) Syria--Tadmur Television adaptations Television programs Translations Videocassettes Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Young women Zenobia,--Queen of Palmyra