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Elton, Ben

Works: 400 works in 1,132 publications in 21 languages and 15,006 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Satire  Detective and mystery stories  Television comedies  History  Humorous stories  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Lyricist, Scenarist, Production personnel, Creator, Performer, Director, Composer, Other, 200, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6055.L79, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Ben Elton
Most widely held works by Ben Elton
Popcorn by Ben Elton( Book )
72 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 1,036 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 )
33 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 727 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."--BOOK JACKET
Past mortem by Ben Elton( Book )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 684 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 )
37 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One house, ten contestants, thirty cameras, forty microphones, one murder ... and no evidence"--P. [4] of cover
High society by Ben Elton( Book )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The war on drugs has been lost. The simple fact is that the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From pop stars and royal princes to crack whores and street kids, from the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime. High Society is a story about Britain today, a criminal nation in which everybody is either breaking the law or knows people who do. It takes the reader on a hilarious, heartbreaking and terrifying journey through the kaleidoscope world that the law has created and from which the law offers no protection
Inconceivable by Ben Elton( Book )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 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
The first casualty by Ben Elton( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 505 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
Blind faith by Ben Elton( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chilling version of the world to come - or something rather closer to what we call reality? Imagine a world where what a person "feels" and "truly believes" is protected under the law, whilst what is rational, even provable is condemned as heresy. Imagine it - or just wait until After The Flood. On a hot Sagittarian morning in the year 56 ATF, Trafford Sewell struggles to work through the usual crowds of near-naked, tattooed people. He is confronted by the intimidating figure of his Parish Confessor. Why has Trafford not been streaming his every moment of sexual intimacy onto the community website like everybody else? Does he think he's different or special in some way? Does he have something to hide? Elton imagines a post-apocalyptic world where religious intolerance combines with a sex-obsessed, self-centric culture
Andrew Lloyd Webber's love never dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set 10 years later, the Phantom has escaped from Paris to New York where he lives amongst the joyrides and freak shows of Coney Island. He has finally found a place for his music to soar, all that is missing is his love Christine Daaé. In a bid to win back her lvoe, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband Raoul, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan, to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island... they have no idea what lies in store for them... You truly haven't experienced Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies until you see this spectacular new Australian production, filmed at Melbourne's iconic Regent Theatre."--Container
Chart throb by Ben Elton( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 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
Meltdown by Ben Elton( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 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
Love never dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 410 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
Stark by Ben Elton( Book )
26 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 388 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 )
30 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Satirisk roman om bilen og hvad den betyder for mennesket
Two brothers by Ben Elton( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 318 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
The young ones every stoopid episode ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain
Black Adder the complete collector's set ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 270 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
Blackadder remastered ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 258 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
This other Eden by Ben Elton( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Finnish and held by 249 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
Ben Elton's The thin blue line the complete line-up ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rowan Atkinson stars as Inspector Raymond Fowler, leader of a dedicatedly incompetent squad of keyston kops in a tiny British town. Contains all 14 episodes from series 1 & 2
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Elton, Ben, 1959-
Elton, Benjamin Charles.
Elton, Benjamin Charles 1959-
Элтон, Бен
אלטון, בן
エルトン, ベン
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