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Wharton, William

Works: 61 works in 605 publications in 15 languages and 11,026 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Christmas stories  Trials, litigation, etc  Film adaptations  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3573.H32, 813.54
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Most widely held works about William Wharton
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Birdy by William Wharton( Book )
129 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 2,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An inventive, hypnotic novel about friendship and family, love and war, madness and beauty, and, above all, "birdness." Wharton crafts an unforgettable tale--one that suggests another notion of sanity in a world that is manifestly insane
A midnight clear by William Wharton( Book )
29 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of unseasoned teenage soldiers standing guard in an old chalet in the Ardennes Forest in December 1944 experience first hand the irony and tragedy of war when they desperately try to set up peaceful communications with a similar group of Germans
Dad : a novel by William Wharton( Book )
56 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Middle-aged John Tremont must cope with a mother who is dying, a father who is withdrawing, and a son who is impatient for adulthood
Pride by William Wharton( Book )
39 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fates of a father and son, a carnival stunt man, and an African lion converge in the resort town of Wildwood, NJ
Last lovers by William Wharton( Book )
55 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Den 45-årige Jack forlader forretningsverdenen i USA og lever som maler i Paris's gader. Her møder han en 70-årig blind kvinde, som får stor betydning for ham
Tidings by William Wharton( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scumbler by William Wharton( Book )
28 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the quest of Scumbler who calls himself Scum -- Scum of the earth. After 60 years of designing and defining his life, he wonders if he has made the right choices
Franky Furbo : a novel by William Wharton( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Birdy by William Wharton( Recording )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Danish and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Growing up, Birdy dreams of flying like a bird and shares these fantasies with his best friend Al. Years later, World War II sends both men to hospitals--Al for physical wounds, and Birdy for psychological trauma. When Birdy falls into a catatonic state, it is Al who tries to pull him out
Birdy by Alan Parker( Visual )
34 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : "Ils étaient deux copains, deux adolescents bien différents qu'une solide amitié soudait. Tous deux sont revenus du Vietnam, à jamais marqués. Al y a perdu son visage, quant à Birdy, un long séjour à l'hôpital ne parvient pas à l'arracher de son mutisme. Prostré, isolé de ses semblables, son regard reste fixé sur le ciel lointain où se perd son impossible rêve : s'envoler, libre, tel un oiseau. Al, son ami de toujours, entre dans son jeu et l'aide à s'évader."
Ever after : a father's true story by William Wharton( Book )
23 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in Polish and English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In August of 1988, heavy black smoke engulfed an Oregon highway, causing a massive 23-car pileup that claimed the lives of novelist William Wharton's 36-year-old daughter, her husband, and their two infant daughters. They'd been victims of field burning, a routine agricultural practice, and were burned alive in their van. How could such a thing happen' And how could a father come to terms with such a loss' Ever After, Wharton's first memoir, is his search for answers to these questions, written with the inspired simplicity that won him great acclaim for his novels
Last lovers by William Wharton( Recording )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This love story, by the author of Birdy and Dad, is set in Paris in 1975. Jack, 49, and American, has walked out on his fast-lane corporate career and troubled marriage to return to his first love, painting. He lives a hand-to-mouth existence in Paris, struggling to express his long-suppressed feelings through his art. While painting in the park (and blocking the sidewalk), an elderly blind woman walks into him, knocking him off his feet and getting herself smeared with paint
W księżycową jasną noc by William Wharton( Book )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in Polish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shrapnel : a memoir by William Wharton( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in Polish and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of tales detailing the late author's harrowing experiences during World War II and the events that influenced some of his greatest works
Rubio by William Wharton( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Polish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wieści by William Wharton( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in Polish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Al by William Wharton( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Polish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nigdy, nigdy mnie nie złapiecie by William Wharton( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Polish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Two people play a by no means trivial role in the life of young Albert; his grandfather, who on the cradle of death told him the story of the family Du Aime, as well as his grandmother, who until her death received letters written from university, and later from the [war] front. In 1944 the American reserves joined the great invasion of Europe. Among them was the 19-year old Albert du Aime. For him, landing at Normandy was a traumatic experience, which made a tremendous influence on the young man. Albert likewise participated in the battle in the Ardennes, from where he ended up in a Paris hospital, seriously wounded. Letters which he wrote to his grandmother helped him to survive the most difficult time there. But when it seemed that the worst was over, the nightmares of war returned ..."--Translated from p. [4] of cover
Dom na Sekwanie by William Wharton( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Polish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Birdy : le ali della libertà ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Al (nicolas cage) ist der Extrovertierte: er redet gern und kann es mit den Girls gut. Birdy (matthew modine) ist der Introvertierte: er redet kaum, für ihn sind die Flügel eines Vogels dass eigene Nest. Er will mit sich alleine sein, in seiner eigenen Welt leben. Da lernen sich Al und Birdy kennen, in dem trostlosen Slum-Viertel der heruntergekommenen Strassen Süd-Philadelphias. Birdy, der immer davon träumt, ein Vogel zu werden und aus dem tristen Vorstadtleben davonzufliegen, und der lebensfrohe Al machen die Gegend unsicher. Bis der Vietnamkrieg die Freundschaft jäh auseinander reisst. Al wird von einer Mine schwer verwundet, Birdy gab der Krieg den Rest und er landet in einer trostlosen Irrenanstalt. Er glaubt ein Vogel zu sein. Ganz behutsam versucht Al, den Freund wieder aus seiner Traumwelt zu befreien. Al kommen Zweifel, ob das überhaupt richtig ist... (Quelle:
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.13 for Birdy ... to 0.47 for Birdy : le ...)
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Alternative Names
Aimè, Albert du
Aime, Albert Du 1925-2008
Aime, Albert William du.
Aime, Albert William du 1926-2008
Du Aime, Albert.
Du Aime, Albert 1925-2008
Du Aime, Albert William
Du Aime, Albert William 1925-2008
Du Aime, Albert William 1926-2008
DuAime, Albert
Wharton, W.
ウォートン, ウィリアム
Polish (246)
English (232)
German (11)
French (10)
Danish (7)
Finnish (6)
Italian (5)
Multiple languages (5)
Spanish (4)
Dutch (2)
Swedish (2)
Russian (1)
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