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Wharton, William

Overview
Works: 69 works in 793 publications in 19 languages and 10,630 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Christmas stories  Romance fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Novels 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, 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 )

163 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 2,228 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. Birdy is obsessed with birds beginning with pigeons and moving onto canaries, until finally his only friend, a tough Sicilian, has to go to a Veteran's hospital to coax him back from an organized madness in which he had become a bird
A midnight clear by William Wharton( Book )

69 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,378 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 )

80 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,198 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 )

48 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 939 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 )

81 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book features two characters: Jean John, an IBM executive who abandons career wife and family to live rough learning to be a painter in Paris, and Mirabelle, a 70-year-old woman, who, since witnessing her mother's suicide when a child, has suffered from hysterical blindness
Tidings by William Wharton( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tidings is an absorbing story of family life. It is also a remarkably candid and emotionally intimate self-portrait of a man struggling to understand both his own feelings and the feelings of those dear to him. It is a compassionate novel about the power and mystery of love, the miracles and disappointments of individual growth and change and the wonder of a season that perennially brings good tidings and hope for new beginnings."
Scumbler by William Wharton( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 579 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 )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote Italian village, William Wiley and his family try to separate his fantasy, about a magical fox he knows, from reality. The fox, Franky Furbo, has been the basis for stories he has told his children over many years
Birdy by William Wharton( Recording )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up, Birdy dreams of flying like the canaries he studies, and shares these fantasies with his best friend Al. Years later, during WWII, Birdy and Al wind up in hospitals. Al has physical wounds, and Birdy--who has adapted bird mannerisms--is being treated for psychological wounds. Has he lost his mind, or is he trying to avoid further duty? It is up to Al to try to get through to his old friend
Birdy by Alan Parker( Visual )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape an irrational world and the horrors of the Vietnam War, Birdy sits in an almost catatonic state in an Army hospital, where he has come to believe he is one of the feathered creatures of his boyhood dreams. In an effort to break Birdy's silence, his psychiatrist brings in Al Columbato, Birdy's loyal friend. Al desperately tries to reach the disturbed Birdy and bring him back to reality - but the key may lie in their youth, where the eccentric Birdy first donned wings and Al helped him to fly
Ever after : a father's true story by William Wharton( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in Polish and English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 3, 1988, heavy black smoke engulfed an Oregon highway, causing a massive 23 car pile-up that claimed the lives of novelist William Wharton's daughter, her husband, and their two infant daughters, victims of field burning, a routine agricultural practice that continues to this day
Last lovers by William Wharton( Recording )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 72 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
Shrapnel : a memoir by William Wharton( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in Polish and English and held by 28 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
Al by William Wharton( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Polish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rubio by William Wharton( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Polish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opowieści z Moulin du Bruit by William Wharton( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in Polish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houseboat on the Seine by William Wharton( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in Polish and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author reflects on his family's decision to live on a houseboat on the Seine, detailing the renovation of a crippled vessel, the excitement and adventure experienced by his family, and the French lifestyle
Nigdy, nigdy mnie nie złapiecie by William Wharton( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Polish and held by 19 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
Historie rodzinne by William Wharton( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in Polish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birdy : le ali della libertà( Visual )

4 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: CeDe.ch
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A midnight clear
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A midnight clearDad : a novelPrideLast loversScumblerEver after : a father's true storyLast loversHouseboat on the Seine
Alternative Names
Aimé, Albert du.

Aime, Albert Du 1925-2008

Aimé, Albert W. du.

Aime, Albert William du

Aime, Albert William du 1926-2008

Du Aimé, 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.

Whartonas Williamas

William Wharton Amerikaans romanschrijver (1925-2008)

William Wharton amerikansk forfatter

William Wharton écrivain américain

William Wharton pisarz amerykański

William Wharton US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Дюэме А

Дюэме А. 1925-

Уильям Уортон

Уилям Уортън

Уортон Уильям

ויליאם וורטון

ורטון, וילים

ウィリアム・ウォートン (小説家)

ウォートン, ウィリアム

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