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Prokosch, Frederic 1908-1989

Overview
Works: 609 works in 1,259 publications in 12 languages and 12,979 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Autographs  Action and adventure fiction  History  Drama  War films  Film noir 
Roles: Author, Translator, Illustrator, Printer, Other, Lyricist, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PS3531.R78, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frederic Prokosch
The Asiatics, a novel by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

106 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1935 and virtually unavailable for years, this extraordinary novel tells the story of a young American - the unnamed narrator - who hitchhikes his way across Asia, from Beirut to China, living off the land and depending on the hospitality of the people he meets along the road
The Missolonghi manuscript by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

31 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconsructie van verloren gegane memoires van de Engelse, biseksuele dichter George Gordon (Lord) Byron (1788-1824)
The seven who fled by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

55 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven Europeans stranded in Central Asia are forced apart and take separate roads through deserts, villages, and cities
The idols of the cave by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

22 editions published between 1946 and 1996 in English and French and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of two interwoven love affairs against a fascinating background of contemporary New York society
A tale for midnight by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

25 editions published between 1955 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young and beautiful Beatrice Cenci (1577-1599) is kept with her stepmother, Lucretia, in appalling isolation and darkness in a forbidding castle by her cruel father, Francesco Cenci (1549-1598), whose enormous debts and misdeeds make him unable as well as unwilling to support his offspring. He wants to keep Beatrice from marrying to avoid paying a dowry. He suffers from a horrifying skin disease, possibly syphilis, that covers his lower body in itchy painful sores
A ballad of love by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

29 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novel about solitude, about men wandering in the night of the absurd and feeling the 'nausea' of existence. It is a story of unrequited and tragic love, in which the characters roam from America to Europe and Africa in the years prior to and at the start of World War II ... While existentialist in mood, it is not a gloomy book. Prokosch throws a veil of subtle beauty over everything. It clothes New York, Paris, Venice and Tangiers in mystery, hides their squalor in compassion, assuages the solitude of men."--Jeanne Mercier
The dark dancer by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in English and French and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 17th century India, a story of the Mogul Emperor Shah Janhan, who built the Taj Mahal as a monument to his love, the Princess Arjumand
Age of thunder by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

16 editions published between 1945 and 1948 in 3 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chosen poems by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

12 editions published between 1944 and 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storm and echo by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

25 editions published between 1948 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel of an African journey and the strange group of men who pursue their destinies in the depths of the impenetrable jungle
Night of the poor by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

28 editions published between 1939 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an engaging tale of a young man coming of age in the 1930s US Depression. Tom is a sheltered youth working on his uncle's Wisconsin farm when his uncle dies and he must return to his father's farm in Texas. Pete, one of the farm hands, suggests that they could get to Texas together on the $33 that Tom has. Tom and Pete join an army of out of work drifters crisscrossing the land, working at odd jobs for their meals and sleeping under the stars. Tom loses Pete along the way and falls in love with Lucy, a young runaway girl, only to lose her too. Written at the end of the Depression on the eve of the US entry into World War II, the novel portrays the devastating effects of the Depression on the US. All along the way Tom finds people down on their luck and without resources, pushed to the limits of their endurance. Prokosch hints at a new nation being born out of this painful period
America, my wilderness by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans l'Amérique du début du XXe siècle, ce roman conte les aventures de Pancho Krauss, un gamin voué à l'errance, qui sillonne le pays en quête d'une improbable et introuvable identité. Dernier roman de l'auteur, paru en 1972
The wreck of the Cassandra by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and Italian and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of upper crust passengers on a rundown ship in the South are shipwrecked on an island after the ship catches fire. They journey across the island through jungle, arrive at a village (where one, Miss Eccles, is thought a goddess, but is made a prisoner and has her fingers ritually chopped off after she fails the test), talk a lot, and get rescued at the end. The story is set in 1938
The conspirators by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

24 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old Lisbon and the new are contrasted in story of an escaped prisoner who is commissioned to kill a Nazi agent
The seven sisters by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and French and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine days to Mukalla, a novel by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

23 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na het neerstorten van hun vliegtuigje trekken vier westerlingen door de Arabische woestijn op zoek naar redding
The skies of Europe by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

17 editions published between 1941 and 1943 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death at sea; poems by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

10 editions published between 1940 and 1976 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assassins; poems by Frederic Prokosch( Book )

10 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some poems of Friedrich Hölderlin by Friedrich Hölderlin( Book )

4 editions published between 1942 and 1943 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Asiatics, a novel
Alternative Names
Frederic Prokosch American writer

Frederic Prokosch Amerikaans taalkundige (1906-1989)

Frederic Prokosch escritor estadounidense

Frederic Prokosch US-amerikanischer Romancier

Prokosch, Frederic 1908-1989

Prokosch, Frederick.

Prokosch, Frederick 1906-1989

Prokosch Frederick 1908-1989

Prokosch, Fredric 1908-1989

プロコシュ, フレデリック

Languages
English (383)

French (90)

German (29)

Italian (20)

Spanish (16)

Dutch (8)

Swedish (4)

Finnish (2)

Czech (2)

Danish (1)

Catalan (1)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
A ballad of loveThe dark dancer