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Lanchester, John

Overview
Works: 81 works in 332 publications in 6 languages and 9,491 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Popular works  Satire  Black humor 
Roles: Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6062.A4863, 823.914
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Most widely held works about John Lanchester
 
Most widely held works by John Lanchester
The debt to pleasure : a novel by John Lanchester ( Book )
26 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A worldly Englishman describes his life, his travels, the people he met, his intellectual and culinary pursuits, interspersing his account with witty observations. By the end of the book you get quite a jolt to discover all this time he was murdering
Capital by John Lanchester ( Book )
21 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Residents of Pepys Road in London receive odd, anonymous postcards demanding "We Want What You Have" during the financial meltdown of 2008
Fragrant Harbor by John Lanchester ( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1930s, a young Englishmn named Tom Stewart heads to Hong Kong in search of adventure
Mr. Phillips by John Lanchester ( Book )
26 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. phillips wakes on a summer's Monday morning in his modest, nearly mortgage-free house, in the bed he has contentedly shared with his wife of almost thirty years, ready to face another ordinary working day.---Except that this day is not ordinary, for the previous Friday, Mr. Phillips was summarily sacked
I.O.U. : why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester ( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lanchester's brilliant survey of the current financial crisis explains how the booming global economy collapsed seemingly overnight
Whoops! : why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester ( Book )
15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"There's probably a word in German for that feeling you get when you understand something while it's being explained to you but lose hold of the explanation as soon as it stops. A lot of writing about the credit crunch has that effect: you can grasp it while it's going on, and then as soon as it's over, you can no longer remember the difference between a CDO, a CDS, an MBS, and a toasted cheese sandwich. Whoops! is different. It makes it possible for all of us to grasp how we found ourselves in this predicament. What went wrong? In 2000, the total GDP of Earth--the sum total of all the economic activity on the planet--was $36 trillion. At the start of 2007 it was $70 trillion. Now that growth has gone suddenly and sharply into decline, with an effect roughly resembling that of putting a car into reverse while doing 70 down a motorway. In Whoops! John Lanchester, whose need to understand is as great as anyone's, travels with a cast of characters including reckless banksters, snoozing regulators, complacent politicians, predatory lenders, credit-drunk spendthrifts and innocent bystanders. All modern financial life is here, from a way to lose money on the property market to the difference between how we behave; some of the chief villains of the piece are mathematical equations. Vivid, funny and full of emotion, Whoops! is a book for all of us who want to understand, in a deep and genuine way, what is happening and why we feel the way we do. The perfect book to have with us as we sit among the wreckage and wonder what to do next."--Jacket
Mr. Phillips by John Lanchester ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A middle-aged man is fired from his job, and his whole life is cast into doubt as he walks the streets of London, trying to cope with this disaster
I.O.U. why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester ( Recording )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lanchester's survey of the current financial crisis explains how the booming global economy collapsed seemingly overnight
Capital by John Lanchester ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the Capital. Each house has seen its fair share of first steps and last breaths, and plenty of laughter in between. Today, through each letterbox along this ordinary street drops a card with a simple message: We Want What You Have. At forty, Roger Yount is blessed with an expensively groomed wife, two small sons and a powerful job in the City. An annual bonus of a million might seem excessive, but with second homes and nannies to maintain, he's not sure he can get by without it. Elsewhere in the Capital, Zbigniew has come from Warsaw to indulge the super-rich in their interior decoration whims. Freddy Kano, teenage football sensation, has left a two-room shack in Senegal to follow his dream. Traffic warden Quentina has exchanged the violence of the police in Zimbabwe for the violence of the enraged middle classes. For them all, this city offers the chance of a different kind of life. Epic in scope yet intimate, capturing the ordinary dramas of very different lives, this is a novel of love and suspicion, of financial collapse and terrorist threat, of property values going up and fortunes going down, and of a city at a moment of extraordinary tension. Capital is a post-crash state-of-the nation novel told with compassion and humour, featuring a cast of characters that you will be sad to leave behind
Whoops! by John Lanchester ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in Undetermined and English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whoops! why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester ( )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Lanchester travels with a cast of characters - including reckless banksters, snoozing regulators, complacent politicians, predatory lenders, credit-drunk spendthrifts, and innocent bystanders to understand deeply and genuinely what is happening with the credit crunch and why we feel the way we do
Family romance a love story by John Lanchester ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A memoir in which the author joins the dots of his parents' history, their extraordinary secrets and the shape of their shared life. From his grandparents' beginnings in rural Ireland and colonial Rhodesia, the author navigates through his parents' lives: his father Bill's devastating war-time separation from his parents; his mother Julia's tragic first love, her decision to become a nun and her adoption of a new identity. The author illuminates their characters and Julia's motives with moving insight
Kapitaal by John Lanchester ( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De bewoners van een straat in Londen krijgen een verontrustend briefje in de bus
Food, the vital stuff ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The debt to pleasure by John Lanchester ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Englishman Tarquin Winot, whose spiritual home is France, considers himself a chef and scholar. As he drives through France to his home in Provence, Winot treats us to recipes for some of his favorite dishes and reveals a sinister side to his nature
Christie Malry's own double-entry by B. S Johnson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"B.S. Johnson's funniest and most accessible novel, reissued for the first time in 25 years with a foreword by John Lanchester Christie Malry is a simple person. Born into a family without money he realised early along in the game that the best way to come by money was to place himself next to it. So he took a job as a very junior bank clerk in a very stuffy bank. It was at the bank that Christie discocered the principles of double-entry bookkeeping, from which he evolved his Great Idea. For every offence Christy henceforth received at the hands of a society with which he was clearly out of step. a debit must be noted; after which, society would have to be paid back appropriately, so that the paper credit would accrue to Christy's account. Acerbic yet funny, this is a novel which, even as it provokes laughter, will alarm and disturb as well."
Fragrant harbour by John Lanchester ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tom Stewart leaves England just before the Great Depression to seek his fortune, and finds it running Hong Kong's best hotel. Sister Maria is a beautiful, uncompromising Chinese nun whom Stewart meets on the boat out from England; their friendship spans decades and changes both their lives. Dawn Stone is an English journalist who becomes the public face of money, power and big busiiness. And Matthew Ho is a Chinese entrepreneur facing difficulties and opportunities in the twenty-first century. Fragrant Harbour is the story of these four people, whose intertwined lives span Asia's last seventy years
Family romance : a love story by John Lanchester ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this acclaimed memoir from the award-winning author of Fragrant Harbour, John Lanchester pieces together his family's past and uncovers their extraordinary secrets - from his grandparents' life in colonial Rhodesia to his mother's time as a nun - with clear-eyed compassion
De kapitale crisis : de ondergang van de wereldeconomie by John Lanchester ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse van de oorzaken en achtergronden van de financiële en economische crisis die in 2008 begon, met scherpe kritiek op het kapitalistische systeem
Kapital : Roman by John Lanchester ( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Residents of Pepys Road in London receive odd, anonymous postcards demanding "We Want What You Have" during the financial meltdown of 2008
 
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Alternative Names
Lanchester, John
Lenčesters, Džons
לנצ׳סטר, ג׳ון
ランチェスター, ジョン
Languages
English (188)
German (9)
Danish (3)
Spanish (3)
Dutch (3)
French (1)
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