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Cosham, Ralph

Works: 135 works in 357 publications in 1 language and 7,361 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Musical fiction  Fantasy fiction  History  Children's audiobooks  Biography  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor, Author
Classifications: PQ2623.E6, [FIC]
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Most widely held works about Ralph Cosham
Most widely held works by Ralph Cosham
The screwtape letters by C. S Lewis( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of congenial letters from Screwtape, an elderly devil, advising his nephew Wormwood, an apprentice devil, how to corrupt his earthly "patient."
The phantom of the opera by Gaston Leroux( Recording )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of an elusive and grotesque "phantom" who abducts a beautiful opera singer into the labyrinthine bowels of the Paris Opera. A dramatic search for the missing girl leads to the truth about her strange captor
A grief observed by C. S Lewis( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moments," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man--or at any rate a man like me out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe and how he can gradually regain his bearings
Inferno the world at war, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, for the first time, Max Hastings gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of World War II in its entirety. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday people, he provides an intimate portrait of the world at war. Remarkably informed and wide-ranging, Inferno is both elegantly written and cogently argued. Above all, it is a new and essential understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the twentieth century
Bloodlands [Europe between Hitler and Stalin] by Timothy Snyder( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy Snyder examines the bloody legacy left by World War II tyrants Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin
The divine comedy Inferno ; Purgatorio ; Paradiso by Dante Alighieri( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dante's theme is universal. ... The story is an allegory representing the soul's journey from spiritual depths to spiritual heights. As mankind exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice, it experiences 'Inferno' or hell, 'Purgatorio' or purgatory, and 'Paradiso' or heaven, a vision of a world of beauty, light, and song"--container
My dog Tulip by J. R Ackerley( Recording )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardly thought himself a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came into possession of a German shepherd named Tulip. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the 'ideal friend' he had been seeking in vain for years. My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of their sixteen-year companionship, as well as a profound and subtle meditation on the strangeness that lies at the heart of all relationships. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, Ackerley tells of Tulip's often erratic behavior and very canine tastes and of his own fumbling but determined efforts to ensure for her an existence of perfect happiness " -- from publisher's web site
Reflections on the Psalms by C. S Lewis( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of his most enlightening works, C.S. Lewis shares his ruminations on both the form and the meaning of selected psalms. In the introduction he explains, "I write for the unlearned about things in which I am unlearned myself." Consequently, he takes on a tone of thoughtful collegiality as he writes on one of the Bible's most elusive books. Characteristically graceful and lucid, Lewis cautions us that the psalms were originally written as songs that should now be read in the spirit of lyric poetry rather than as doctrinal treatises or sermons. Drawing from daily life as well as the literary world, Lewis begins to reveal the mystery that often shrouds the psalms. This book also includes an appendix featuring the full text of selected psalms and a listing of all the psalms mentioned and discussed
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seemingly typical man wakes up one morning to discover that he has been transformed into a gigantic insect, and must deal with the depression over his new physical alteration, as well as the rejection of his family
Jesus a 21st-century biography by Paul Johnson( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is Jesus relevant to us today? Few figures have had such an influence on history as Jesus of Nazareth. His teachings have inspired discussion, arguments, even war. Yet few have ever held forth as movingly as Jesus on the need for peace, forgiveness, and mercy. Paul Johnson offers listeners a biography of the man who inspired one of the world's great religions and whose lessons still guide us
Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll( Recording )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What adventures Alice has when she follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit-hole, meets the grinning Cheshire Cat, has tea with the Mad Hatter, avoids losing her head and meets the ugly duchess, the quarrelsome queen and the hookah-smoking caterpillar
A little history of the world by E. H Gombrich( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the ever-changing canvas of science, a grand human story emerges in forty concise chapters of war, grand works of art, and the frailty of humanity
Hitler by A. N Wilson( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A. N. Wilson pulls back the curtain to reveal the man behind the mythic figure, shedding new light on Hitler's personality, his desires, and his complex relationship with the German people
How markets fail the logic of economic calamities by John Cassidy( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the alarming headlines about job losses, bank bailouts, and corporate greed, there is a little-known story of bad ideas. For fifty years or more, economists have been busy developing elegant theories of how markets work; how they facilitate innovation, wealth creation, and an efficient allocation of society's resources. But what about when markets don't work? What about when they lead to stock market bubbles, glaring inequality, polluted rivers, real estate crashes, and credit crunches?
The eyes by Edith Wharton( Recording )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four short stories about men and science, art, a widower, and a ghostly tale
Mowgli's brothers by Rudyard Kipling( Recording )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mowgli, a little human, is raised by wolves who he considers to be his brothers
Thinking the twentieth century by Tony Judt( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unprecedented and original history of intellectual life throughout the past century
Arch of triumph a novel of a man without a country by Erich Maria Remarque( )

12 editions published between 1945 and 2006 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1939. Despite a law banning him from performing surgery, Ravic, a German doctor and refugee living in Paris, has been treating some of the city's most elite citizens for two years on the behalf of two less-than-skillful French physicians. Forbidden to return to his own country and dodging the everyday dangers of jail and deportation, Ravic manages to hang on, all the while searching for the Nazi who tortured him back in Germany. And though he's given up on the possibility of love, life has a curious way of taking a turn for the romantic, even during the worst of times
The cone by H. G Wells( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The weight of glory by C. S Lewis( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of theological addresses given by Lewis during World War II
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Alternative Names

controlled identityHoward, Geoffrey, 1936-

Cosham, Ralph H.

English (143)

The phantom of the operaA grief observedBloodlands [Europe between Hitler and Stalin]The divine comedy Inferno ; Purgatorio ; ParadisoMy dog TulipReflections on the PsalmsThe MetamorphosisJesus a 21st-century biography