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Gray, Alasdair

Overview
Works: 156 works in 602 publications in 16 languages and 9,915 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Adventure stories  Study guides  Biography  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR5484, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Alasdair Gray
 
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Most widely held works by Alasdair Gray
Lanark : a life in 4 books by Alasdair Gray( Book )
92 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Lanark, a modern vision of hell, is set in the disintegrating cities of Unthank and Glasgow, and tells the interwoven stories of Lanark and Duncan Thaw. A work of extraordinary imagination and wide range, its playful narrative techniques convey a profound message, both personal and political, about humankind's inability to love, and yet our compulsion to go on trying." "This Canongate Classics edition includes an introduction by Janice Galloway as well as the author's T̀ailpiece' (2001), an addendum to the novel."--Jacket
Poor things : episodes from the early life of Archibald McCandless M.D., Scottish public health officer by Alasdair Gray( Book )
45 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 1880s, two Scottish doctors love the same woman. Unfortunately, the girl has been created by one of them from human remains. Traveling from Glasgow to the Mediterranean to Paris and beyond, the triangle deal with true love and scientific daring
1982, Janine by Alasdair Gray( Book )
31 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A book about power and powerlessness, men and women, masters and servants, small countries and big countries and an exploration of the politics of pornography. A portrait of male need and inadequacy as explored via the lonely sexual fantasies of Jock McLeish, failed husband, lover and businessman
The book of prefaces : a short history of literate thought in words by great writers of four nations from the 7th to the 20th Century by Alasdair Gray( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fall of Kelvin Walker : a fable of the sixties by Alasdair Gray( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and Swedish and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unlikely stories, mostly by Alasdair Gray( Book )
26 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Noveller med elementer fra saga, myte og science fiction
Ten tales tall & true : social realism, sexual comedy, science fiction, satire by Alasdair Gray( Book )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of stories, some witty, some sad, by a well-known Scottish writer. In one the author describes future operations of British Rail whose computers tell you when the train is about to crash. In another a woman reading a moving book in a pub is thrown out for weeping
A history maker by Alasdair Gray( Book )
27 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 23rd Century, war has become a televised sport with its own stars. One of them is Wat Dryhope and this is the story of his exploits, military and erotic, in a Scottish war between clans
Something leather by Alasdair Gray( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ends of our tethers : 13 sorry stories by Alasdair Gray( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a collection of thirteen tales from critically acclaimed author, Alasdair Gray, which challenge prejudice, question social imbalance and explore human foibles
Old men in love : John Tunnock's posthumous papers : introduced by Lady Sara Sim-Jaegar by Alasdair Gray( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lean tales : James Kelman, Agnes Owens, Alasdair Gray by James Kelman( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mavis Belfrage : a romantic novel : with five shorter tales by Alasdair Gray( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures of a sixteen-year-old orphan who was kidnapped by his villainous uncle but later escaped and became involved in the struggle of the Scottish highlanders against English rule
Every short story, 1951-2012 by Alasdair Gray( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Seventy-three short tales from Gray's earlier books are here joined with sixteen new tales."--Dust jacket
Old negatives : four verse sequences by Alasdair Gray( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why Scots should rule Scotland by Alasdair Gray( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
McGrotty and Ludmilla, or, The Harbinger report by Alasdair Gray( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Aladdin story set in modern Whitehall, describing the making of the deadliest Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher. The hero is a young upwardly-mobile Scot, who gets everything he wants, marries and lives happily ever after
The dear green place ; & Fur Sadie by Archie Hind( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected verses by Alasdair Gray( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.10 for Kidnapped ... to 0.96 for Brian Moor ...)
Alternative Names
Alasdair Gray
Gray, Alasdair
Gray, Alasdair James
グレイ, アラスター
Languages
English (356)
Spanish (15)
German (11)
French (10)
Japanese (6)
Czech (4)
Italian (3)
Croatian (2)
Swedish (2)
Polish (2)
Greek, Modern (2)
Dutch (2)
Portuguese (1)
Hungarian (1)
Romanian (1)
Catalan (1)
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