WorldCat Identities

Linney, Romulus 1930-2011

Overview
Works: 220 works in 389 publications in 2 languages and 12,520 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Christian fiction  Radio plays  Psychological fiction  Diary fiction  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Librettist, Author of introduction, Director, Recipient, Other
Classifications: PS3562.I55, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Romulus Linney
Romulus Linney, seventeen short plays by Romulus Linney( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theme and characters in Gaines's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
Heathen valley by Romulus Linney( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tramp is able to help a bishop establish a mission in an isolated Carolina valley in the 1850's
Six plays by Romulus Linney( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uniquely adept at capturing the idiomatic poetry of his native South, Linney maneuvers with equal grace through the vernacular of New York's contemporary intelligentsia and the voices of a wide range of historical figures." ... one of our most perceptive chroniclers of the folkways of rural America, finding humanity and nobility in the most remote of places."--Mel Gussow, The New York Times
The sorrows of Frederick; a play by Romulus Linney( Book )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and German and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sorrows of Frederick and Holy ghosts by Romulus Linney( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sorrows of Frederick is a psychological drama that portrays Frederick the Great as a man of immense intellectual gifts who succombs to the perversion of power. Holy ghosts is a comic southern folk drama focusing on an anguished husband, his runaway wife and a snake-handling religious cult
The love suicide at Schofield Barracks. Democracy and Esther by Romulus Linney( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lesson before dying by Ernest J Gaines( )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Ernest J. Gaines' National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, A lesson before dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940's. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The disheartened Wiggins had once harbored dreams of escaping from his impoverished youth, yet he returned to his home town after university, to teach children whose lives seemed as unpromising as Jefferson's. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one's own fate
Slowly, by thy hand unfurled by Romulus Linney( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes the form of a diary out of the American past, written by a nameless woman who records her dark journey towards self-understanding
Jesus tales : a novel by Romulus Linney( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

August Wilson Century cycle by August Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lesson before dying by Romulus Linney( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jefferson, an innocent young man, is condemned to death in backwoods Louisiana in 1948. At the trial his lawyer, trying to save his life, called him no more a human being than a hog. In prison, he acts like one, insisting that he will be dragged like that hog to his death in the electric chair. His godmother asks a schoolteacher to teach him to die like a man. The teacher, Grant Wiggins, struggling to quit his poor parish school and leave the South, faces both Jefferson and himself as execution day arrives."--Back cover
The Best American short plays 1990( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twelve short plays
Childe Byron : a play in two acts by Romulus Linney( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The captivity of Pixie Shedman : a play in two acts by Romulus Linney( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love suicide at Schofield Barracks by Romulus Linney( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old man Joseph and his family : a play in two acts by Romulus Linney( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennessee by Romulus Linney( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy : a comedy based on two novels by Henry Adams and the administration of Ulysses S. Grant by Romulus Linney( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this presidential society of Washington in the spring of 1875, two beautiful American women are courted by two dashing American men. Madelaine Lee, a wealthy widow from New York, and Esther Dudley, an agnostic photographer from Washington, are pursued by Silas Raitcliffe, Senator from Illinois and candidate for the presidency, and by the Reverend Stephen Hazard, a handsome Episcopal priest whose spellbinding oratory packs his church. Around them move Baron Jacobi, the cynical Bulgarian Ambassador; Esther's unmarried Aunt Lydia, who played at the feet of George Washington when she was a child; Mrs. Essy Barker, an outrageous female lobbyist; and the President and his wife, the world-famous Grants themselves, innocent, blundering and touching. the two women must decide whether to marry the two men, knowing they will also marry what their men believe, about America, about religion, about final truth and untruth, about success and reality. Their courageous decisions, in two highly charged scenes, are the same; they will not marry men they may or may not love, but whose fundamental beliefs they cannot share. Henry Adams' comic vision of American democracy is scathing, passionate, funny, and in the deepest and best sense, loyal to his country
Holy ghosts : a play in two acts by Romulus Linney( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Romulus Linney, seventeen short plays
Alternative Names
Linney, Romulus Zachariah

Romulus Linney American playwright

Romulus Linney Amerikaans toneelschrijver (1930-2011)

Romulus Linney US-amerikanischer Dramatiker

Romulus Zachariah Linney IV 1930-2011

Languages
English (150)

German (2)

Covers
Heathen valleySix playsThe sorrows of Frederick and Holy ghostsA lesson before dyingSlowly, by thy hand unfurledAugust Wilson Century cycleA lesson before dyingThe Best American short plays 1990