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O'Brien, Fitz James 1828-1862

Overview
Works: 149 works in 385 publications in 5 languages and 8,432 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  History  Horror fiction  Ghost stories  Didactic fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PS2485, 813.3
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The diamond lens, with other stories by Fitz James O'Brien( )

47 editions published between 1858 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this early science fiction tale, a man so obsessed with his scientific research that he will do whatever is necessary to advance his work concocts an elaborate scheme to obtain a state-of-the-art lens for his microscope. Once he has the purloined lens in place, he finds something in a drop of water that changes his life forever--and prompts his descent into madness
The wondersmith by Fitz James O'Brien( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems and stories of Fitz-James O'Brien by Fitz James O'Brien( Book )

21 editions published between 1881 and 2012 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diamond lens and other stories by Fitz James O'Brien( Book )

16 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The supernatural tales of Fitz-James O'Brien by Fitz James O'Brien( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An octopus gets a big surprise when he chooses to pick on a tiny fish in the ocean"
A gentleman from Ireland, a comedy in two acts by Fitz James O'Brien( Book )

15 editions published between 1858 and 1977 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected stories by Fitz James O'Brien( Book )

8 editions published between 1925 and 1999 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The looking glass book of stories by Hart Day Leavitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fantastic tales of Fitz-James O'Brien by Fitz James O'Brien( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was it? by Fitz James O'Brien( Book )

19 editions published between 1889 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecrivain américain d'origine irlandaise, l'auteur est né en 1828. Figure marquante de la littérature fantastique américaine, il a publié l'essentiel de ses nouvelles entre 1858 et 1861
Famous modern ghost stories by Dorothy Scarborough( Book )

7 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ghosts are the true immortals, and the dead grow more alive all the time. Wraiths have a greater vitality to-day than ever before. They are far more numerous than at any time in the past, and people are more interested in them. There are persons that claim to be acquainted with specific spirits, to speak with them, to carry on correspondence with them, and even some who insist that they are private secretaries to the dead. Others of us mortals, more reserved, are content to keep such distance as we may from even the shadow of a shade. But there's no getting away from ghosts nowadays, for even if you shut your eyes to them in actual life, you stumble over them in the books you read, you see them on the stage and on the screen, and you hear them on the lecture platform. Even a Lodge in any vast wilderness would have the company of spirits. Man's love for the supernatural, which is one of the most natural things about him, was never more marked than at present. You may go a-ghosting in any company to-day, and all aspects of literature, novels, short stories, poetry, and drama alike, reflect the shadeless spirit. The latest census of the haunting world shows a vast increase in population, which might be explained on various grounds"--Introduction
Behind the curtain : selected fiction of Fitz-James O'Brien, 1853-1860 by Fitz James O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the Curtain re-introduces the fiction of Fitz-James O'Brien to modern readers by presenting fourteen of his works, five here reprinted for the first time, that together suggest the development and range of his accomplishment as a short story writer. Editorial commentary on individual stories reveals O'Brien's attunement to the fashions, fads, interests, and concerns that manifested themselves in his adopted country, especially in New York City. The volume comprises, first, an introduction that sketches O'Brien's literary career and traces his development as a fiction writer
Thirteen stories by Fitz-James O'Brien : the realm of the mind by Fitz James O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to appeal to both general and specialist readers, this volume presents a group of works by O'Brien (1828-1862), an early innovator in the short story form, that explore one of his special interests-the representation of individual consciousness. All but three of the thirteen stories are reprinted here for the first time
[The cave of silver, in] Folk songs by Fitz James O'Brien( )

7 editions published between 1867 and 2011 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Independence bell, in] Swinton's fourth reader : the Reader the Focus of Language-Training by Fitz James O'Brien( )

8 editions published between 1883 and 2011 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Seventh, in] The rebellion record : a Diary of American Events by Fitz James O'Brien( )

8 editions published between 1861 and 2011 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The midnight march, in] The knapsack by Fitz James O'Brien( )

7 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The boatmen of Kerry, in] The ballads of Ireland by Fitz James O'Brien( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twain & O'Brien stories by Mark Twain( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems and stories by Fitz James O'Brien( )

7 editions published between 1881 and 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Behind the curtain : selected fiction of Fitz-James O'Brien, 1853-1860
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Alternative Names
Fitz-James O’Brien irischer Schriftsteller

Fitz James O'Brien dichter uit Ierland (1828-1862)

Fitz-James O'Brien écrivain américain d’origine irlandaise

Fitz James O'Brien irländsk poet

Fitz James O'Brien irsk poet

Fitz-James O'Brien scrittore irlandese

O’Brien, Fitzjames 1828-1862

O'Brien Fitz James

O'Brien, Fitz-James 1828-1862

O'Brien Fitzjames 1828-1862

O'Brien, Michael Fitz James

O'Brien Michael Fitz James 1828-1862

О'Брайен, Фитц Джеймс

오브라이언, 피츠 제임스 1828-1862

오브라이언, 피츠제임스 1828-1862

오브라이엔, 피츠 제임스 1828-1862

オブライエン, フィッツ=ジェイムズ

フィッツ=ジェイムズ・オブライエン

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