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Gee, Maurice

Overview
Works: 174 works in 800 publications in 6 languages and 11,063 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Young adult works  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Action and adventure films  Political fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9639.3.G4, NZ823.2
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Salt by Maurice Gee( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hari, one of the enslaved people from Blood Burrow, and Pearl, a member of the ruling families known as Company, forge an unusual alliance and become reluctant traveling companions, as they undertake a desperate pilgrimage to save the world from a terror beyond their greatest imaginings
The fat man by Maurice Gee( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1933, Herbert Muskie returns to his rundown hometown of Loomis, New Zealand, and uses a combination of cunning and psychological threats to take control of the lives of twelve-year-old Colin Potter and his family as part of a plan to get even for the mistreatment he suffered as a schoolboy
The fire-raiser by Maurice Gee( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1915 Kitty Wix and her friends try to stop the arsonist who is terrifying their small New Zealand town. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
The champion by Maurice Gee( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943 twelve-year-old Rex sees his quiet New Zealand village dramatically changed by the arrival of a black American soldier on leave from the war. Rex, 12, must overcome his own racism & recognize a true hero when an African American war veteran is sent to recuperate in Rex's New Zealand home
Gool by Maurice Gee( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen years after Hari and Pearl defeated the tyrant Ottmar, their children Xantee and Lo face an even more dangerous foe which they must find and destroy if they are to save their father and the world they know
The limping man by Maurice Gee( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Limping Man, who controls minds for evil purposes, and his army invade Blood Burrow, Hana flees into the woods for safety, where she joins a group who wants to confront and destroy him before he takes over the world
Sole survivor by Maurice Gee( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] brings Maurice Gee's ... family chronicle up to the present day. The career of Duggie Plum (as ruthless in politics as in sex) is relayed to us ... by his journalist cousin, Raymond Sole. Raymond - known to his family as Raymong and to his enemies as R. Sole - sharpens the story of his own doomed marriage against that of his relationship to Duggie: the charged, competitive, love-hate relationship between a man of action and a man of words."--Back cover
Meg by Maurice Gee( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meg, youngest daughter of George Plumb ... struggles from his shadow to lead her own. Round her a younger generation grows up - Esther, married to a millionaire tycoon; Alfred, banished homosexual, into whose world Meg makes nervous forays; and the youngest, Robert, a recluse whose goodness Meg recognizes but cannot understand. For over fifty years, through two wars, the Depression and the post-war boom, she fights for self-knowledge against a backdrop of a detention camp, courtrooms, parties and family gatherings, a war-surplus scandal, a financial collapse, fringe religion, love in marriage and out of it, and death bost peaceful and violent. And, always, dominant in the shadows, is the figure of George Plumb."--Jacket
Under the mountain by Maurice Gee( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While vacationing with relatives in Auckland, twins Theo and Rachel discover that they are endowed with special powers to oppose mysterious giant creatures that are determined to destroy the world. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
The Halfmen of O by Maurice Gee( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan and Nick are drawn into a frightening adventure in the land of O where Otis Claw and the evil Halfmen are trying to take over the planet
In my father's den by Maurice Gee( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Celia Inverarity, aged seventeen, is found brutally murdered in a secluded West Auckland park one Sunday afternoon, Paul Prior, her English teacher and mentor, is suspected of being her murderer. Celia's death and the violence which follows send Prior back to examine the past -- a past that is as secret as his father's den in the old poison shed. Eventually the murderer is exposed, but not before a family has been split apart and old wounds revealed
Plumb by Maurice Gee( Book )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel about 'a New Zealand Presbyterian minister at the turn of the century'
The burning boy by Maurice Gee( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the effects of violence on a small New Zealand community when a terrible storm hits, and three people are trapped in a forest fire
Going west by Maurice Gee( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For all the promise of his name, Jack Skeat cannot be a poet. His friend Rex Petley--eel-catcher, girl-chaser, motorbike rider--takes that prize. Is he also a murderer? And why, forty years later, does he drown out on the Gulf? Jack has to find out, and is drawn to examine their lives"--Page 4 of cover
Prowlers by Maurice Gee( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als een gepensioneerde geleerde op verzoek van zijn achternicht herinneringen uit zijn loopbaan ophaalt, passeert een reeks interessante personen de revu, waarbij verrassende onthullingen aan het licht treden
Loving ways by Maurice Gee( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an isolated inlet on New Zealand's South Island, a manipulative dying father sends for his second son, whom neither his other son nor his daughter has seen for 35 years. Alan turns up, a quiet, religious, former army officer, and is mysteriously attracted to his brother's estranged wife
The scornful moon : a moralist's tale by Maurice Gee( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wellington, 1935. James Tinling, a former Cabinet Minister, plans a political comeback, although a brash newcomer stands in the way. James has methods of dealing with upstarts, but is handicapped by secrets in his life. Eric Clifton, world-renowned moon scientist, has secrets too. He lives hot-bloodedly and is at war with patrician James." "Sam Holloway, literary man and moralist, records their year - its sexual intrigues and sudden violence and its overturning of political norms. What role does the young poet Owen Moody play, and brothel madam Lily Maxey? There's James's daughter Charlotte too, desperately painting in a garden shed; and Sam with his dozen friends at work on a composite detective novel."--BOOK JACKET
The world around the corner by Maurice Gee( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline finds a pair of spectacles that enable the wearer to see things differently, then discovers that the safety of another world depends on them. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Blindsight : a novel by Maurice Gee( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] is the story of a good though damaged man and his less than virtuous sister. As their childhood closeness unravels, Alice moves into her career in science (she's a mycologist), while Gordon descends into vagrancy and silence. For more than thirty years they do not meet. Then a young man appears at Alice's door, claiming a relationship she never knew she had. As he becomes part of her carefully guarded world, she cautiously begins to reveal the past. But is she telling him everything? Jealousy, ambition and love shape the fates of Alice and Gordon in this story of loyalty and family ties. ..."--Back cover
Live bodies by Maurice Gee( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young man in the 1930s, Josef Mandl battles the Nazis on the streets of Vienna. Fleeing to New Zealand, he is interned as a dangerouos alien on Somes Island in Wellington harbour. After the war he becomes a successful businessman, a family patriarch. Now, in old age, he looks back, retracing his life
 
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The fat manThe fire-raiserThe championGoolThe limping manUnder the mountainThe Halfmen of OIn my father's den
Alternative Names
Gee, Maurice Gough

Gee, Maurice Gough 1931-

Maurice Gee neuseeländischer Schriftsteller

Maurice Gee novelista neozelandés

Maurice Gee romancier néo-zélandais

Maurice Gee romancier neozeelandez

Maurice Gee schrijver uit Nieuw-Zeeland

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