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Bailey, Paul 1937-

Overview
Works: 86 works in 459 publications in 7 languages and 7,285 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bildungsromans  Autobiographical fiction  Juvenile works  History  Biography  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Gay fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, pre, Interviewee
Classifications: PR4558, 823.8
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Gabriel's lament by Paul Bailey( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before his father, Oswald, inherited the money, Gabriel Harvey was a happy enough child. Though missing his beloved mother, Amy, when she went off to work in her "secret place," he was beguiled by his father's tall tales and absurdly embellished memories of a deprived childhood, recounted in the gaslit kitchen of their terraced house in a poor part of London. Even the regulars at the Prodigal's Return noted how the switch from beer to whiskey had transformed Oswald from wag to philosopher. For Gabriel, the windfall marked an ominous change in his father's character
Uncle Rudolf by Paul Bailey( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seventy-year-old Andre reflects back on his life, beginning with his Jewish childhood in Romania on the eve of World War II. Andre's father, in a desperate effort to save him from the coming holocaust, hands him over to his captivating uncle Rudolf, an internationally famous singer of popular operettas. Rudolf is a sublimely gifted lyric tenor, a dashing leading man who is the object of many women's affections-but also an artist who lives in the shadow of his own unachieved potential as an opera star. Rudolf takes the boy to back to London, renames him Andrew, turns all his attention and sardonic humor upon him, and gradually sculpts him into a gentleman. Vivid, often lighthearted scenes of Andrew's worldly life with Rudolf are intertwined with the unfolding secrets of his forgotten past as Andre, which have shadowed his otherwise happy life. Uncle Rudolf reveals the emotions of a man whose achievement falls short of his brilliant promise. It is a wise, knowing, elegant story about the sacrifices we make for those we love"--Publisher's description
The prince's boy by Paul Bailey( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to Paris in 1927, by his father, Dinu Grigorescu visits the Bains du Ballon d'Alsace, a notorious establishment, where he meets Razvan, a fellow Romanian who instructs him in the way of the world
Chapman's odyssey by Paul Bailey( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enduring a hallucinatory, heavily medicated existence while recovering in the hospital, Harry Chapman imagines he sees famous real and fictional characters intermingling with people from his own life while his story gradually unfolds.--From Novelist
The Oxford book of London by Paul Bailey( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All great cities inspire great literature but no other city has so consistently stimulated the literary imagination as London. Over the centuries writers, poets, historians, artists, and simple observers have chronicled the life and growth of the capital from its humble beginnings to the teeming metropolis it is today. In his sparkling anthology Paul Bailey has captured the essence of its allure for visitors and inhabitants from the Middle Ages to the present day with wit, humour, and pathos." "Among the many contributors are those whose evocations of the city have forever fixed it in the popular mind: Charles Dickens's descriptions of fog-bound London streets, the bustle and hustle of the Victorian city; Ben Jonson's satires on London low-life; William Wordsworth rhapsodizing on the view from Westminster Bridge; George Bernard Shaw's archetypal cockney, Eliza Doolittle...Less well known but equally vivid are descriptions of the down-and-out and the aristocrat, of the museums, theatres, galleries and churches, the restaurants and pubs, the parks and institutions, the topography of London mapped out in unforgettable verse and prose. The great set pieces - Daniel Defoe's description of the Plague year, John Evelyn's and Samuel Pepys's daily records of the Great Fire - are among several other eye-witness accounts of coronations and funerals, unequalled in their immediacy. The bemusement of foreign visitors, the joys and horrors of London buses and the London Underground, the sprawl of the suburbs and the excitement of the City, all add to the dazzling panorama. There could be no better introduction, and no better tribute to this fascinating city than The Oxford Book of London."--BOOK JACKET
The Penguin book of gay short stories by David Leavitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These stories illuminate the common ground of gay male experience - as well as its astonishing diversity."--Jacket
Kitty & Virgil by Paul Bailey( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and French and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love story of Kitty Crozier and Virgil Florescu, "a dissident poet who swam the Danube to escape Ceauşescu's Romania to live in London."--Jacket
At the Jerusalem by Paul Bailey( Book )

33 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trespasses by Paul Bailey( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family, marital, and personal history of Ralph Hicks.--From publisher description
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic tale of an orphan growing up in the 1800's of England. Intimately rooted in the author's own biography and written as a first-person narrative, "David Copperfield" charts a young man's progress through a difficult childhood in Victorian England to ultimate success as a novelist, finding true love along the way. Jeremy Tambling's provocative Introduction reveals subtle themes relevant today in Dickens' favorite work
Old soldiers by Paul Bailey( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een man, op de vlucht voor oorlogsherinneringen en persoonlijk verdriet, ontmoet een fantasierijk figuur, eveneens oud-strijder, die a.h.w. uit verschillende persoonlijkheden is opgebouwd
Peter Smart's confessions by Paul Bailey( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stately homo : a celebration of the life of Quentin Crisp( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a tribute to the unique character of Quentin Crisp, a flamboyant, gifted and genuine British eccentric and artist. It is designed to explore Quentin Crisp's life from a variety of angles
Sugar cane by Paul Bailey( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Londense urologe komt in contact met een jonge neger en raakt geïntrigeerd door hem; zijn grootste cadeau aan haar is zijn levensverhaal
An English madam : the life and work of Cynthia Payne by Paul Bailey( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distant likeness by Paul Bailey( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three queer lives : an alternative biography of Fred Barnes, Naomi Jacob and Arthur Marshall by Paul Bailey( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Bailey vividly describes gay life when it was still illegal, and how he became fascinated by these three characters, Fred Barnes, Naomi Jacob and Arthur Marshall, all gay in more senses than one
Censoring sexuality : Poulenc's priest by Paul Bailey( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Censoring Sexuality", Paul Bailey examines and analyses the various kinds of censorship - political, literary, cultural - which have oppressed and silenced homosexual men and women
Mastering office practice by Paul Bailey( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in London by Alan Ross( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Oxford book of London
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Uncle RudolfChapman's odysseyThe Oxford book of LondonKitty & VirgilAt the JerusalemDavid CopperfieldOld soldiersPeter Smart's confessions
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