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Gray, Alasdair

Overview
Works: 137 works in 623 publications in 21 languages and 10,568 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories  Historical fiction  Biography  Upside-down books  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor, Other, Creator, Translator
Classifications: PR5484, FIC
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Most widely held works by Alasdair Gray
Lanark : a life in 4 books by Alasdair Gray( Book )

114 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,093 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 )

51 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,013 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 )

37 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 606 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 )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall of Kelvin Walker : a fable of the sixties by Alasdair Gray( Book )

28 editions published between 1966 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een ambitieuze Schot gaat in zijn pogingen om in Londen een fortuin te vergaren list en bedrog niet uit de weg
Unlikely stories, mostly by Alasdair Gray( Book )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 6 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 )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 436 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 )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 406 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 )

22 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ends of our tethers : 13 sorry stories by Alasdair Gray( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Bulgarian and held by 343 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
Lean tales : James Kelman, Agnes Owens, Alasdair Gray by James Kelman( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kidnapped : the adventures of David Balfour by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being kidnapped by his villainous uncle, sixteen-year-old David Balfour escapes and becomes involved in the struggle of the Scottish highlanders against English rule
Old men in love : John Tunnock's posthumous papers : introduced by Lady Sara Sim-Jaegar by Alasdair Gray( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mavis Belfrage : a romantic novel : with five shorter tales by Alasdair Gray( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old negatives : four verse sequences by Alasdair Gray( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every short story, 1951-2012 by Alasdair Gray( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seventy-three short tales from Gray's earlier books are here joined with sixteen new tales."--Dust jacket
Why Scots should rule Scotland by Alasdair Gray( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McGrotty and Ludmilla, or, The Harbinger report by Alasdair Gray( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 73 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
Independence : arguing that all folk in Scotland should be the only electors of a Scots government by Alasdair Gray( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gray argues that a truly independent Scotland will only ever exist when people in every home, school, croft, farm, workshop, factory, island, glen, town and city feel that they too are at the centre of the world. 'Independence' asks whether widespread social welfare is more possible in small nations such as Norway and New Zealand than in big ones like Britain and the U.S.A. It describes the many differences between Scotland and England. It examines the people who choose to live north of the border. It shows Scotland's relevance to the rest of the world. It attempts to conjure a vision of how a Scots parliament might benefit the people of this small but dynamic nation. And it tells how democracy will only truly succeed when every person believes that their vote will make a difference
The dear green place ; & Fur Sadie by Archie Hind( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Poor things : episodes from the early life of Archibald McCandless M.D., Scottish public health officer
Alternative Names
Alasdair Gray

Alasdair Gray britisk poet og skribent

Alasdair Gray Brits schrijver

Alasdair Gray brittisk poet och författare

Alasdair Gray Escriptor en anglès nascut a Glasgow (1934)

Alasdair Gray schottischer Schriftsteller

Alasdair Gray scrittore, artista e poeta britannico

Gray, Alasdair

Gray, Alasdair James

Грей, Аласдер

그레이, 앨러스데어 1934-

アラスター・グレイ

グレイ, アラスター

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Poor things : episodes from the early life of Archibald McCandless M.D., Scottish public health officer1982, JanineThe book of prefaces : a short history of literate thought in words by great writers of four nations from the 7th to the 20th CenturyThe fall of Kelvin Walker : a fable of the sixtiesUnlikely stories, mostlyTen tales tall & true : social realism, sexual comedy, science fiction, satireA history makerSomething leather