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Elton, Ben

Overview
Works: 460 works in 1,306 publications in 23 languages and 15,363 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Satire  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Science fiction  Television comedies  Musicals  Musical films  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Lyricist, Scenarist, Production personnel, Creator, Performer, Director, Composer, Other, Editor
Classifications: PR6055.L79, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Ben Elton
 
Most widely held works by Ben Elton
Time and time again by Ben Elton( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Danish and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Time and Time Again, international best-selling author Ben Elton, takes readers on a thrilling journey through early 20th-Century Europe. It's the 1st of June 1914 and Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known or loved has been born yet. Perhaps now they never will be. Stanton knows that a great and terrible war is coming. A collective suicidal madness that will destroy European civilization and bring misery to millions in the century to come. He knows this because, for him, that century is already history. Somehow he must change that history. He must prevent the war. A war that will begin with a single bullet. But can a single bullet truly corrupt an entire century? And, if so, could another single bullet save it?"--
Popcorn by Ben Elton( Book )

87 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 19 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film director renowned for his violent movies receives a visit from two killers inspired by his work. A hostage situation develops, police intervene and there is a shootout. A satirical look at the manufacture of violence by Hollywood
Blast from the past by Ben Elton( Book )

41 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's 2:15 A.M. and the phone is ringing. Jolted awake, Polly stares wide-eyed at it. She is certain it must be bad news because no one with good news calls at that hour. A wrong number, maybe. But more likely it's the Bug, the stalker who has been harassing her for ages. But as Polly reaches for the phone, the one thing she cannot imagine, the one thing she doesn't remotely expect, is the voice on the other end of the line. Her very own blast from the past."--BOOK JACKET. ""Don't freak out," the voice says. "It's Jack." And so begins a steamy two-in-the-morning stroll down memory lane. Sixteen years ago Polly Slade collided with an American knight-in-shining-armor at a roadside restaurant, when she wore a T-shirt with a cruise missile on it and he fell in love like a man without a parachute. For one summer the coolly polished American soldier and his red-hot anarchist British lover shared hotel rooms and noisy sex in the kind of burning-furnace love that can only happen once in any lifetime. Then Jack went back to America and his oh-so-promising career in the U.S. military. And Polly went on to her demonstrations, an unsatisfactory string of lovers, a dismal apartment, and, of course, the Bug."--BOOK JACKET. "Now Jack is a four-star general. And the Bug is a menace with a knife, standing outside Polly's building as the American makes his dashing return."--Jacket
Past mortem by Ben Elton( Book )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newson's current difficulties involving love and a series of unsolved murders become even more complicated during a high school reunion
Dead famous by Ben Elton( Book )

46 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One house, ten contestants, thirty cameras, forty microphones, one murder ... and no evidence"--Page 4 of cover
High society by Ben Elton( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High society is a story about our world today, a collection of criminal nations in which everybody is either breaking the law or knows people who do
Inconceivable by Ben Elton( Book )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Lucy first suggested they make a baby, Sam was gung ho. After all, sleeping with his wife is one of Sam's favorite things to do. Then out came the thermometers, followed by the holistic home remedies not to mention some humiliating bouts with specimen jars."--Back cover of print version
Andrew Lloyd Webber's love never dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1907. It is ten years after the Phantom's disappearance from the Paris Opera House. He has escaped to a new life in New York, where he lives among the screaming joy rides and freak-shows of Coney Island. In this new electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar. All that is missing is his love Christine Daae. Now one of the world's finest sopranos, Christine is struggling in an ailing marriage to Raoul
The first casualty by Ben Elton( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conscientious objector is released from prison and sent to the front lines to investigate the death of a British officer and celebrated poet
Meltdown by Ben Elton( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the irresponsible, ignorant bliss of financial boom, city trader Jimmy and his family are forced to confront financial meltdown in this hilarious and deeply pertinent domestic drama
Chart throb by Ben Elton( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chart Throb" is the ultimate pop quest. Ninety five thousand hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner. And that's Colin Simms, the genius behind the show. Colin always wins because Colin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted 'search' for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The 'real' is about to be put back into 'reality' television and Colin and his fellow judges (the nation's favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex-factors themselves. Ben Elton, author of "Popcorn and Dead Famous" returns to blistering comic satire with a savagely hilarious deconstruction of the world of modern television talent shows. "Chart Throb" is about one winner and a whole bunch of losers
Blind faith by Ben Elton( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine a world where everyone knows everything about everybody. Where what a person 'feels' and 'truly believes' is protected under the law, while what is rational, even provable is condemned as heresy. A world where to question ignorance and intolerance is to commit a Crime against Faith. Imagine it
Love never dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sequel to "the Phantom of the Opera" is set in America in Coney Island, ten years later. Coney Island is a fantastic place, the great eighth wonder of the world. It was the place where all the freaks and oddities went and of course the "Phantom? could be absorbed there. He?s gone with Madame Gieru, his old friend, and with Meg, her daughter. He?s now the big mogul of Coney and is now running the whole place and that?s where the story starts
Two brothers by Ben Elton( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin 1920 Two babies are born. Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits of endurance. And the brothers are faced with an unimaginable choice
Stark by Ben Elton( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stark is a secret consortium with more money than God and the social conscience of a dog on a croquet lawn. What's more, it knows the Earth is dying. Deep in Western Australia where the aboriginals used to milk the trees, a planet-sized plot is taking place. Some green freaks pick up the scent. It you're facing the richest and most disgusting scheme in history you have to do more than stick up two fingers and say peace
Gridlock by Ben Elton( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gridlock is when a city dies. Killed in the name of freedom. Killed in the name of oil and steel. Choked on carbon monoxide and strangled with a pair of fluffy dice. How did it come to this? How did the ultimate freedom machine end up paralysing us all? How did we end up driving to our own funeral, in somebody else's gravy train? Deborah and Geoffrey know, but they have transport problems of their own, and anyway, whoever it was that murdered the city can just as easily murder them
Blackadder remastered( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes of the comedy serial about the terminally treacherous Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias The Black Adder) following him through time and English history from the 15th century to World War I
Black Adder : the complete collector's set( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comedy serial about the terminally treacherous Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias The Black Adder) following him through time and English history from the 15th century to World War I
This other Eden by Ben Elton( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If the end of the world is nigh, then surely it's only sensible to make alternative arrangements. There are those who say that's planetary treason, but who cares what the weirdos and terrorists think? Not Nathan. All he cares is that his movie gets made and that there's somebody left to see it
The beautiful game : vocal selections by Andrew Lloyd Webber( )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs from the musical set in Belfast between 1969 and 1972 during a time of conflict between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland. The story follows the friendships and relationships of a high-school-aged team of Irish soccer players, and explores how these relationships are affected by the violence surrounding them
 
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Alternative Names
Ben Elton britischer Schriftsteller, Bühnenautor und Komiker

Ben Elton britisk komikar og skodespelar

Ben Elton britisk komiker og skuespiller

Ben Elton Brits acteur

Ben Elton brittisk komiker och skådespelare

Ben Elton comico, scrittore e sceneggiatore britannico

Elton, Ben, 1959-

Elton, Benjamin Charles.

Elton, Benjamin Charles‏ 1959-

Бен Элтон Английский комик, писатель и актёр

Элтон, Бен

אלטון, בן

בן אלטון סופר בריטי

बेन एल्टन

엘튼, 벤 1959-

엘튼, 벤자민 찰스 1959-

エルトン, ベン

ベン・エルトン

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Blast from the pastPast mortemDead famousHigh societyInconceivableThe first casualtyMeltdownChart throb