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Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer 1927-2013

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Works: 338 works in 1,588 publications in 6 languages and 38,007 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance films  Comedy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Adapter, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Interviewee, Writer of accompanying material, Director, Conceptor
Classifications: PR9499.3.J5, 823
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Heat and dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ( Book )
147 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in India, HEAT AND DUST is the story of Olivia, a beautiful, spoiled, bored English colonial wife in the 1920s who is drawn inexorably into the spell of the Nawab, a minor Indian prince deeply involved in plots and intrigues. Olivia outrages the tiny, suffocating town where her husband is a civil servant by eloping with the captivating Nawab. It is also the story of Olivia's step-granddaughter who, fifty years later, is drawn to India by her fascination with the letters left behind by the now dead older woman, and by her obsession with solving the enigma of Olivia's scandal. A penetrating and compassionate love story, this brilliant novel immerses the reader in the heat, dust, and squalor of India, while providing a compelling mixture of the spiritual and the sensual
The remains of the day by James Ivory ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically proper butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper employed by a British lord who is unwittingly a Nazi dupe
Howards End by E. M Forster ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites
A room with a view by E. M Forster ( Visual )
57 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's. "[The film] tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container
Out of India : selected stories by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ( Book )
32 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains fifteen short stories selected from four previous collections and all set in India
Three continents by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ( Book )
29 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Searching for a meaningful life, twins Harriet and Michael Wishwell become followers of the Rawul, an obscure Indian prince who leads a movement for world unity. Once in India, however, Michael's blind allegiance falters while Harriet falls under the spell of romance and threatens to destroy all that she should hold dear
My nine lives : chapters of a possible past by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala explores nine possible lives. While each is located in deeply familiar territory, whether England, India, or America, and often overlaid with that essential Central European family background, each life is born of startlingly different origins and each reveals a different destiny. Here are nine different answers to the central question: what would happen if I were granted an alternative life?"--BOOK JACKET
Shards of memory by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The saga of an Indian family transplanted to Europe and America. It begins with the great-grandfather, a merchant who emigrated to New York and spent his life writing nostalgic poetry on India. A tale of East and West, the nuances of social conventions and the immigrant's sense of detached belonging
The householder by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ( Book )
44 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om en ung lærer i Indien
Le divorce by James Ivory ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isabel Walker travels to Paris to visit her pregnant stepsister Roxy, by chance arriving on the same day that Roxy's husband Charles-Henri leaves the marriage, apparently for another woman. As Isabel stays to offer help and support, the two young women start living it up with the locals and American expatriates, and Isabel finds herself being wooed by an older French man- who happens to be related to Roxy's ex-husband
Travelers by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the unlikely convergence of four wanderers in India: Asha, an imperious Indian widow; Raymond, a curious Englishman; Lee, an American looking for her spiritual core; and Gopi, an impressionable young student. With a mixture of impassioned dialogue and subtle narrative, Jhabvala examines the psychological and cultural forces that wend their paths into inextricable knots of love and conflict.--fantasticfiction.co.uk
Poet and dancer by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the pathological attachment between Angel, a quiet, introverted poet, and her cousin Lara, an erratic, attention-seeking dancer who pulls Angel into her downward spiral
In search of love and beauty by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
East into Upper East : plain tales from New York and New Delhi by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories featuring cosmopolitan Indians. In Independence, set in India, a high-class woman earns a living teaching social graces, in Two Muses, set in London, a girl observes her grandfather's marital infidelity, and in A Summer by the Sea, set in New York, a woman falls for the lover of her homosexual son-in-law
How I became a holy mother, and other stories by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ( Book )
25 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Esmond in India; a novel by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ( Book )
36 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Englishman living in India brings havoc to two aristocratic families after daughters of each family fall in love with him
The golden bowl by James Ivory ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an impovished yet charming Italian aristrocrat, Prince Amerigo. Through a twist of fate, Adam marries the Prince's former lover, Charlotte. Maggie's suspicions deepen to a possible affair between the Prince and Charlotte, when Maggie makes the ill-fated purchase of a golden bowl. It becomes only a matter of time before Maggie unravels the truth from a world full of deception and lies
A backward place by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ( Book )
43 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Picture of life in contemporary Delhi as seen through the happy marriage of an English girl and an Indian actor
A lovesong for India : tales from the East and West by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this expansive story collection, acclaimed writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala expresses her lifelong meditation on East and West. Set in India, England, and New York City, "A Lovesong for India" reveals what unites us across oceans, cultures, and lifetimes
Like birds, like fishes, and other stories by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ( Book )
26 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 stories of life in New Dehli and one story set in England, by a satirist of Indian middle-class mores. For contents, see Author Catalog
 
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Jhabavala, Ruth Prawer.
Jhabavala Ruth Prawer 1927-2013
Jhabawala, Ruth Prawer.
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Jhabvala, R. P. 1927-2013
Jhabvala, R. Prawer.
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Jhabvala, R. Prawer 1927-2013
Jhabvala, R. Prawer (Ruth Prawer), 1927-
Jhabvala, R. Prawer (Ruth Prawer), 1927-2013
Jhabvala, Ruth 1927-2013
Jhabvala, Ruth P. 1927-2013
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Jhabwala, Ruth Prawer.
Jhabwala Ruth Prawer 1927-2013
Merchant, Ruth Prawer
Prawer Jhabvala, Ruth.
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Prawer-Jhabvala, Ruth 1927-2013
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Prawer, Ruth 1927-2013
ג׳בוואלה, רות פראוור 1927־
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