Winterson, Jeanette 1959-
Most widely held works about Jeanette Winterson
Most widely held works by Jeanette Winterson
Oranges are not the only fruit by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
83 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,609 libraries worldwide
The coming-of-age story of Jess, the adopted daughter of a deeply religious woman, who grows up isolated and insulated in the north of England in the 1960's. Jess meets Melanie, and the two teenagers fall in love, greatly upsetting Jess's mother and her congregation.
Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
39 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 1,426 libraries worldwide
Taken in by the enigmatic blind keeper of the Cape Wrath lighthouse, an orphaned Silver listens as the aged man recounts stories that center around a nineteenth-century clergyman who lived a paradoxical life.
Written on the body by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
47 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in 13 languages and held by 1,395 libraries worldwide
A vulnerable and subversive Lothario, whose gender has not been declared, relates an affair with a married woman.
The passion by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
64 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 13 languages and held by 1,346 libraries worldwide
Henri had a passion for Napoleon and Napoleon had a passion for chicken. From Boulogne to Moscow Henri butchered for his Emperor and never killed a single man. With a de-frocked priest and a midget groom, Henri witnessed the scourge of Europe. In Venice, the city of chance and disguises, a great beauty was born with the webbed feet of her boatman father. In the casino, Villanelle learned that what people risk reveals what they value - she gambled her heart and lost. For eight years the soldier-chef watched young men die and his love for Napoleon turned to hate. Passion does not take disappointment well. He found the Venetian beauty whose heart was lost and together they fled frozen Russia to the canals of darkness and paradox.
The stone gods by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,324 libraries worldwide
After rendering the planet unlivable, humankind begins to colonize a new blue planet, and heroine Billie Crusoe embarks on a personal odyssey into the future, in an adventure that explores humankind's relationship to the environment, power, and technology.
Sexing the cherry by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
53 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 1,280 libraries worldwide
Bizarre images and bawdy laughter galvanize this splendid English farce about a prodigious giantess and her explorer son in 17th-century London. Jordan fetches the first pineapple to the court of Charles II, while his mother, The Dog Woman, wreaks vengeance upon Puritans in a brothel. The plague; the flying princesses who defy laws of the courts and gravity; Jordan's travels to the floating city and the botanical wonders of the New World--the tale nips easily in and out of history and fantasy. The two characters eventually merge into the grievously polluted life of modern London. Metaphors abound with polemics on environmental concerns and politics of past and present. Not for the Jackie Collins set: readers need a background in surrealism to follow this story. -- Library Journal.
Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,190 libraries worldwide
Eleven-year-old Silver sets out to find the Timekeeper--a clock that controls time--and to protect it from falling into the hands of two people who want to use the device for their own nefarious ends.
Art & lies : a piece for three voices and a bawd by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,057 libraries worldwide
A defrocked priest describes how he removed the breast of a perfectly healthy prostitute to punish her for her lifestyle in this experimental novel. The priest, who is a doctor, is one of three characters discussing art, technology and truth while travelling on a high-speed train. The others are a painter and a poet. By the author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.
Gut symmetries by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
Aboard the QE2 and under the stars, three lives converge. Two physicists - Jove, a married man, and Alice, a single woman - meet and commence an affair, only for Alice to fall in love with Jove's wife, Stella, a poet. Winterson captures all three sides of this triangle of desire - and the rich history that has brought them together - with her prodigious passion and intellect. Encompassing ideas that reach from the Greeks to the Grand Unified Theories (GUTs) of modern physics, Winterson incorporates the entire universe from Liverpool to New York, from quarks to cosmos - in a novel of sex and the spirit, the real and the fantastic, male and female, science and religion, and love in all its frailty and excess.
The PowerBook by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
32 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
"An e-mail writer called Ali will compose anything you like, on order, provided you're prepared to enter the story as yourself and risk leaving it as someone else. You can be the hero of your own life. You can have freedom just for one night. But there is a price, and Ali discovers that she, too, will have to pay it."--Jacket.
Weight by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
33 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 994 libraries worldwide
"In ancient Greek mythology, Atlas, a member of the original race of Gods called Titans, leads a rebellion against the new deities, the Olympians. For this he incurs divine wrath: the victorious Olympians force Atlas, guardian of the Garden of Hesperides and its golden apples of life, to bear the weight of the earth and the heavens for eternity. When the hero Heracles, as one of his famous twelve labours, is tasked with stealing these apples he seeks out Atlas, offering to shoulder the world temporarily if the Titan will bring him the fruit. Knowing that Heracles is the only person with the strength to take his burden, and enticed by the prospect of even a short-lived freedom, Atlas agrees and an uneasy partnership is born." "Jeanette Winterson brings Atlas into the twenty-first century. Simultaneously, she asks her own difficult questions about the nature of choice and coercion, and how we forage our own destiny. Visionary and inventive, yet completely believable and relevant to our lives today, Winterson's skill in turning the familiar on its head and showing us a different truth is once more put to dazzling effect."--BOOK JACKET.
The world and other places by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and German and held by 831 libraries worldwide
Seventeen stories on a range of subjects. The story, Newton, is on conformity in suburbia, Poetics of Sex is on lesbian love, and Disappearance I is on a world where sleep is illegal.
Art objects : essays on ecstasy and effrontery by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Polish and held by 792 libraries worldwide
Jeanette Winterson argues in this collection for the importance of art in all our lives. In ten intertwined essays, the acclaimed author of such recent novels as Written on the Body and Art & Lies proposes art as an active force in the world - neither elitist nor remote, available to those who want it and affecting even those who don't.
The King of Capri by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 575 libraries worldwide
The greedy and self-centered king of Capri has a reversal of fortune when the wind blows all of his precious things into the backyard of a kind and generous Naples washerwoman, Mrs. Jewel.
Tracey Emin : works 1963-2006 by Tracey Emin ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers on faith & reason ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers explores the mysterious region between rationality and belief, joined by some of the world's most provocative writers and thinkers.
The battle of the sun by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
When he is chosen by the evil Magus to perfect an alchemy that will transform everything in seventeenth-century London into gold, Jack resolves to defy the Magus and save the city from the machinations of the ambitious villain.
Boating for beginners by Jeanette Winterson ( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Midsummer nights ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Aesthetics Aesthetics, Modern American fiction--Women authors Art and technology Atlas (Greek deity) Barnes, Djuna Blind Choice (Psychology) Clergy Clocks and watches Criticism, interpretation, etc. Difference (Psychology) England English fiction--Women authors Feminism and literature Fiction Gender identity Great Britain Hauser, Marianne Heracles (Greek mythology) History Homosexuality and literature Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Interplanetary voyages Italy--Venice Juvenile works Lesbians Lesbians' writings, American Lesbians' writings, English Lighthouse keepers Literature Love stories Married women Monologues Older men Sappho Science fiction Sex role Soldiers Space and time Storytelling Teenage girls Time Time travel Winterson, Jeanette,--1959- Women Women and literature Women artists Woolf, Virginia,--1882-1941 Young women
ווינטרסון, ג׳נט, 1959-ジャネット・ウィンターソン
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