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Costello, Peter

Overview
Works: 24 works in 162 publications in 5 languages and 5,791 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Science fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Action and adventure fiction  History  Sea stories  Adventure stories  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Composer, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PQ2469.T7, 843.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Costello
Jules Verne, inventor of science fiction by Peter Costello( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van leven en werk van de Franse auteur (1828-1905), tegen de achtergrond van de wetenschappelijke, technologische en geografische ontdekkingen van zijn tijd
James Joyce : the years of growth, 1882-1915 by Peter Costello( Book )

41 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first completely new biography of James Joyce for a generation. It will prove both controversial and essential. James Joyce left Dublin in 1904, when he was twenty-two, and for the next decade taught and worked in Pola, Trieste and Rome. He visited his native Dublin for the last time in 1912, leaving after an acrimonious dispute with a publisher and spending the rest of his life on the Continent. By the time he was thirty he had already had the vast majority of experiences on which his intensely autobiographical literary output was based. Peter Costello, Joycean scholar and native Dubliner, draws on recently discovered or previously overlooked sources to show how Joyce's early life -- his education, his relationship with his brothers and sisters, his youthful "loss of faith," his first sexual experiences, his meeting with Nora Barnacle -- shaped so much he was to write in later years. With the publication of his first writing in 1915 came immediate literary respect and fame in Europe and America. From then on he was always the center of attention. But, as Peter Costello argues with conviction and passion, it was the earlier period of obscurity which provided Joyce with the material for Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses and even the much later Finnegans Wake and was therefore the most significant and interesting period of his life. The theme of James Joyce: the Years of Growth is the theme of all Joyce's work -- the transformation of raw life into art. The network of friendships surrounding Joyce's family, of which he was to make so much use in Ulysses, receives special attention. Ulysses is very much a book about a city and a community, a community which was largely that of Joyce's father. Joyce as a writer owed a tremendous debt to his story-telling father. The majority of the characters in Ulysses were friends of John Joyce, who contributed more than has been realized to the make-up of Leopold Bloom. By taking an historical rather than purely biographical approach, Peter Costello places Joyce firmly in the context of the Dublin of his youth, frequently refutes "accepted fact" and discovers a new portrait of James Joyce. - Jacket flap
The heart grown brutal : the Irish Revolution in literature from Parnell to the death of Yeats, 1891-1939 by Peter Costello( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of lake monsters by Peter Costello( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and French and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real world of Sherlock Holmes : the true crimes investigated by Arthur Conan Doyle by Peter Costello( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how novelist Arthur Conan Doyle investigated real crimes of his day and reveals how the Sherlock Holmes stories resulted from the author's amateur career as a detective
John Stanislaus Joyce : the voluminous life and genius of James Joyce's father by John Wyse Jackson( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leopold Bloom : a biography by Peter Costello( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flann O'Brien : an illustrated biography by Peter Costello( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liam O'Flaherty's Ireland by Peter Costello( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dublin churches by Peter Costello( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Denis Guiney by Peter Costello( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denis Guiney (1893-1967) was one of the most remarkable Irishmen of his generation, who exerted through his business career a significant influence on the development of the economy and lifestyle of modern Ireland. Many talked airily of a 'New Ireland'. Denis Guiney helped create it
The Irish 100 : a ranking of the most influential Irish men and women of all time by Peter Costello( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1872 Phileas Fogg wins a bet by traveling around the world in seventy-nine days, twenty-three hours, and fifty-seven minutes
Dublin Castle in the life of the Irish nation by Peter Costello( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dublin's literary pubs by Peter Costello( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clongowes Wood : a history of Clongowes Wood College, 1814-1989 by Peter Costello( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clongowes Wood College, a Jesuit school, is located in the townland of Clongowes, civil parish of Mainham, county Kildare
The Dublin literary pub crawl by Peter Costello( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in German and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish 100 : a ranking of the most influential Irish of all time by Peter Costello( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eternal Adam and other stories by Jules Verne( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey to the center of the earth by Jules Verne( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in German and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a French scientist and his companions who travel the seven seas in the mid-nineteenth century as prisoners in the submarine of the mysterious Captain Nemo. A nineteenth-century science fiction tale of an electric submarine, its eccentric captain, and undersea world, which anticipated many of the scientific achievements of the twentieth century
 
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The real world of Sherlock Holmes : the true crimes investigated by Arthur Conan Doyle
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English (133)

Chinese (7)

German (5)

French (3)

Dutch (1)

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The real world of Sherlock Holmes : the true crimes investigated by Arthur Conan DoyleJohn Stanislaus Joyce : the voluminous life and genius of James Joyce's fatherLeopold Bloom : a biographyLiam O'Flaherty's IrelandDenis GuineyThe Irish 100 : a ranking of the most influential Irish men and women of all timeAround the world in eighty daysDublin Castle in the life of the Irish nation