WorldCat Identities

Hersey, John 1914-1993

Works: 361 works in 1,688 publications in 18 languages and 64,894 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Pictorial works  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical fiction  Short stories  Drama  Bibliography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3515.E7715, 813.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Hersey
A bell for Adano by John Hersey( Book )

146 editions published between 1944 and 1994 in 12 languages and held by 4,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young American major, occupying a small Italian town after World War II, helps the townspeople obtain their greatest desire, a new bell
The wall by John Hersey( Book )

104 editions published between 1950 and 1988 in 8 languages and held by 3,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wall tells the inspirational story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto. John Hersey's novel documents the Warsaw ghetto both as an symbol of Nazi persecution and as a personal confrontation with cruelty, torture, starvation and humiliation
A single pebble by John Hersey( Book )

56 editions published between 1956 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 2,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in China on business in the 1920s, a young American engineer becomes involved in the lives of people who live on a junk on the Yangtze River
The child buyer : a novel in the form of hearings before the Standing Committee on Education, Welfare, & Public Morality of a certain State Senate, investigating the conspiracy of Mr. Wissey Jones, with others, to purchase a male child by John Hersey( Book )

76 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 2,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in the form of a legislative hearing. A satire with overtones of horror on American public education, with special barbs for superintendents, school psychologists, doting teachers, PTA leaders, materialist parents, and ignorant legislators. An exposé of the corruptible ego in each man." "This powerful indictment of the American educational system and the material values placed on intelligence in our society takes the form of a Senate hearing. The Senate investigation concerns the attempts of Wissey Jones to buy Barry Rudd, a precociously brilliant child. Through a series of medical procedures and the use of drugs, the child is transformed into an extremely efficient thinking machine. That the child's personality is of secondary importance compared to the benefits to be derived from this supercomputer is at the crux of the argument. Barry's parents and the local educational authorities are initially opposed but are slowly won over by Jones's appeals to their vanity."
Too far to walk by John Hersey( Book )

31 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 2,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A listless college student who longs to have fulfilling experiences and be a charismatic figure makes a Faustian bargain
The Algiers Motel incident by John Hersey( Book )

38 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manzanar = Ringoen by John Armor( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the internments of Japanese Americans in the United States during the mid 1940s
The call by John Hersey( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van een Amerikaanse zendeling in China aan het eind van de 19e en het begin van de 20e eeuw
The war lover by John Hersey( Book )

42 editions published between 1951 and 1987 in 6 languages and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War Lover follows Buzz Morrow, a pilot who glorifies war and his military duties. The author makes the point that wars exist precisely because there are men like Buzz who revel in them. At the same time, he also gives us a detailed account of a Flying Fortress crew based in England during WW II
White lotus by John Hersey( Book )

35 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White Lotus tells of her enslavement as a girl of 15 when a yellow race overran Arizona and took her to an eastern country. An allegory with parallels to the Negro-white history in America
Under the eye of the storm by John Hersey( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their sailboat Harmony is thrust into the center of a great storm, two men and their wives face some brutal changes both in themselves and in their relationships with each other
The conspiracy : a novel by John Hersey( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nero's secret police believe they have come on the first hints of a plot against the emperor's life
Ralph Ellison; a collection of critical essays by John Hersey( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by celebrated critics and authors examines the American author's great novel Invisible man, and his enduring influence on modern fiction
Here to stay by John Hersey( Book )

37 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in English and French and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hersey tells the story of an old lady marooned on a rooftop amidst floods caused by a hurricane. He ends with his famour Hinoshima
Antonietta : a novel by John Hersey( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Hersey's brilliantly inventive novel is the romantic odyssey of a Stradivarius violin from its creation three hundred years ago in Cremona through its many adventures in the hands of the famous and infamous ... It begins in 1699 as the great Stradivari, in love at fifty-five, fashions a magnificent instrument and names it Antonietta, after the object of his desire. It ends on Martha's Vineyard with a tone-deaf financier purchasing Antonietta to improve his image as a person of culture. In the intervening years--a sparkling variety of incidents--we see Stradivari's bewitching violin affecting the lives of: the young Mozart in Paris ... the fiercely ambitious Berlioz ... and Stravinsky ... The composers come alive in all their idiosyncrasies, and Antonietta becomes a compelling presence--giving voice to the changing character, and eternal art, of music over the centuries."
The walnut door by John Hersey( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My petition for more space by John Hersey( Book )

21 editions published between 1937 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an overcrowded world where acquiescence is the law of survival, a New Haven man petitions the government for more space
Into the valley; a skirmish of the marines by John Hersey( Book )

39 editions published between 1943 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skirmish of the marines
Key West tales by John Hersey( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of short stories set in Key West, Florida
The war lover by Philip Leacock( Visual )

3 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brave but reckless air force pilot during World War II alienates everyone except his co-pilot, but he then destroys even this relationship by pursuing his friend's girlfriend
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Alternative Names
H., J. R. 1914-1993

H., J. R. (John Richard Hersey), 1914-1993

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John Hersey US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Journalist

John Richard Hersey

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