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Sharpe, Tom 1928-2013

Works: 187 works in 1,344 publications in 16 languages and 12,490 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  College stories  Humorous stories  Drama  Domestic fiction  Satire  Humor 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Editor, Recipient, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6069.H345, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Tom Sharpe
Wilt by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
118 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 15 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Humoristisk skildring af en småborgerlig engelsk lærer, som kommer ud for en række barokke situationer på grund af sin kones hang til at følge tidens strømninger
Wilt on high by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
59 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 9 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een alledaagse leraar raakt verzeild in onmogelijke situaties
Riotous assembly by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
69 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een politiechef in een ingeslapen Zuidafrikaans garnizoensstadje krijgt een alarmerend telefoontje
Wilt in nowhere by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
36 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blott on the landscape by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
61 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of locals try to stop a proposed highway
Indecent exposure by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
71 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is Heroes Day in Piemburg, the capital of Zululand. Luitenant Verkramp's thoughts are awash with promotion prospects, as rumours are flying that the chief of police, Kommandant van Heerden, is exhibiting some very strange behaviour: speaking English, wearing a tweed jacket and displaying a picture of the Queen of England on his desk. Even more outrageous than its predecessor, Indecent exposure is the explosively funny follow-up to Riotous assembly
The Midden by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
45 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A satirical British novel on Tim Bright, a yuppie embroiled in shady financial deals. He lands in bed with the wife of a corrupt police chief who takes revenge, the whole thing ending in a shootout. A look at the legacy of Margaret Thatcher
Porterhouse blue by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
44 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vintage stuff by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
36 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The riotous exploits of housemaster and pupil at a minor public school. Mr Glodstone follows, at home and abroad, in the footsteps of his fictional spy heroes. Peregrine Clyde- Brown, an unsuspecting pupil, becomes his accomplice and academic life is portrayed with the usual "Sharpe" wit
The great pursuit by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
56 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Satire des milieux d'éditions anglais par le biais d'une intrigue où s'agitent quelques personnages bien typés. Un roman très drôle à conseiller dans les moments de déprime
The Gropes by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brilliantly funny novel about what happens when the women take charge. The Gropes are an old English family based in Northumberland. It is a line dominated by strong-willed and oversexed women, determined to produce more female heirs regardless of whether their desired partners are willing or not. At the dawn of the new millennium, tired and gormless teenager Esmond is abducted and lured to Grope Hall by a descendant of the Gropes. Young Esmond is powerless to escape, and his kidnap sets in motion a stream of farcical events
Grantchester grind : a Porterhouse chronicle by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
41 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman, der foregår i Cambridge. En ny Master skal udnævnes, men blev den foregående myrdet? Hans kone prøver at opklare det, og drages ind i et netværk af intriger
The wilt alternative by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
25 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Head of a reconstituted Liberal Studies Department, he has assumed power without authority at the Fenland College of Arts and Technology and the fantasies he now confronts are those of political bigots and reactionary bureaucrats - in addition to his wife's enthusiasm for every Organic Alternative under the compost heap and the insistence of his quadruplets on looking at every problem with a foreign student
Ancestral vices by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
44 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un lord milliardaire impotent et pervers déteste sa famille : ses deux fils, un général de brigade en retraite, un juge qui ignore le mot innocent, une vieille fille arrogante et rusée
The throwback by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
22 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Throwback, meet young Lockhart Flawse, from Flawse Hall on Flawse Fell, close under Flawse Rigg in outermost Northumberland, and hear his everyday tale of being plunged into the genteel mock-Tudor world of suburban Surrey
The Wilt inheritance by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Henry Wilt, Tom Sharpe's beleaguered hero, returns again for another hilarious dose of quickfire farce. Stuck in a job he doesn't want -- but can't afford to lose -- as nominal Head of the Communications Department at Fenland University, Wilt is still subject to the whims of 'The Powers That Be', both in and outside of work. The demands of his snobbish wife Eva, and the stupendous school fees of his despicable quadruplet daughters, cause him the biggest headaches... apart from the hangovers, that is. When Eva signs him up for a summer job, teaching the gun-toting idiot son of a lusty local aristocrat, Wilt is not amused. But, as circumstances unravel and the summer goes on, Wilt sees that the situation could be put to his financial advantage, as well as giving Eva some headaches of her own. With Tom Sharpe's famous dark humour in full evidence, and an explosive plot which takes its readers to places they never realised they wanted to visit, The Wilt Inheritance is another instant classic from the British master of farce."--Fantastic fiction website
She fell among thieves ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While on a Pyrenees vacation in 1922, upright English gentleman Richard Chandos encounters the villainous Vanity Fair. Mistress of the turreted Chateau Jezreel and leader of a motley band of criminals, she will inherit millions if she can force her stepdaughter to marry. Pitting his wits against this formidalbe adversary, Chandos determines to rescue the beautiful young woman. But Vanity Fair keeps one step ahead of him, a trick forever up her sleeve and murder in her heart
Porterhouse blue : a Porterhouse chronicle by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Porterhouse blue by Tom Sharpe ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a new Master tries to bring women students, a self-service canteen and a slot-machine for contraceptives to Porterhouse College, Cambridge, he faces opposition from Skullion, the porter
Wilt in triplicate : Wilt, the Wilt alternative, Wilt on high by Tom Sharpe ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.10 for Porterhous ... to 0.98 for Two post-1 ...)
Alternative Names
Ridley, Thomas 1928-2013
Sharpe, Thomas Ridley
Sharpe Thomas Ridley 1928-2013
Sharpe, Tom 1928-
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