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Constantine, Peter 1963-

Works: 56 works in 185 publications in 1 language and 9,761 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Spy stories  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Conversation and phrase books  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Photographer
Classifications: PQ2082.C3, 320.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Constantine
The complete works of Isaac Babel by I Babelʹ( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the collected short stories of a master of the form, along with his letters, plays, diaries, and screenplays
The undiscovered Chekhov : forty-three new stories by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories by a 19th century Russian master, written for newspapers and magazines when he was an unknown. In one, a man discovers he does not have the money to pay for the goods he bought, another is on an arranged engagement
The Greek poets : Homer to the present by Peter (EDT)/ Hadas, Rachel (EDT)/ Keeley, Edmund (EDT)/ Van Dyck, Karen (EDT) Constantine( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extensive volume of Greek poetry includes more than one thousand entries spanning three millennia and many diverse traditions, in an anthology that includes works by such classic and modern writers as Sappho, Pindar, and Seferis
The essential writings of Machiavelli by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, Peter Constantine has assembled a comprehensive collection that shows the truth depth and breadth of a great Renaissance thinker. These new translations are faithful to Machiavelli's original writings." "The volume features essays that appear in English for the first time, such as "A Caution to the Medici" and "The Persecution of Africa." Also included are complete versions of the political treatise The Prince, the comic satire The Mandrake, The Life of Castruccio Castracani, and the classic story "Belfagor," along with selections from The Discourses, The Art of War, and Florentine Histories. Augmented with useful features - vital and concise annotations and cross-references - this unique compendium is certain to become the standard one-volume reference to this influential writer."--Jacket
Six early stories by Thomas Mann( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self's murder by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventy-something private investigator Gerhard Self is hired to track down a mysterious silent bank partner, a case which eventually leads him to eastern Germany and some of the most dangerous villains he has ever met
The Gordian knot by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georg Polger gives up a comfortable existence in Germany to work as a freelance translator in the France. One day he is approached by Mr Bulnakov, who wants Georg to take over a local translation agency. Georg falls in love with Bulnakov's secretary, Francoise, and takes on a lucrative project left unfinished by his predecessor, translating plans for military helicopters. But everything changes when Georg notices Francoise copying his plans. She tells Georg that Bulnakov has threatened to harm her brother if she refuses to do his bidding. When Georg confronts Bulnakov Francoise disappears, and mysterious elements within the village try to hound him out. All he has left of Francoise is a picture she gave him of a church, which she told him was in Warsaw. But when a friend tells him the church is actually in New York, Georg flies to America in a desperate bid to track down Francoise, and unravel the web of deceit
Elegy for Kosovo by Ismail Kadare( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"June 28, 1389; six hundred years before Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic called for the repression of the Albanian majority in Kosovo, there took place, on the Field of the Blackbirds, a battle shrouded in legend. A coalition of Serbs, Albanian Catholics, Bosnians, and Romanians confronted and were defeated by the invading Ottoman army of the Sultan Murad. This battle established the Muslim foothold in Europe and became the centerpiece of Serbian nationalist ideology, justifying the campaign of ethnic cleansing of Albanian Kosovars that the world witnessed with horror at the end of the past century."--Jacket
The bird is a raven by Benjamin Lebert( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two young men meet on a night train from Munich to Berlin, they share their mutual stories of love, loss, friendship, and loneliness in the big city, and their conversations eventually reveal the darkest depths of human behavior
Taras Bulba by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taras Bulba, a Ukranian folk hero, leads a Cossack revolt against the Poles, a violent confrontation that has devasting consequences for him when one of his sons, who has fallen in love with a Polish girl, is killed by his father in battle
Self's deception by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired to find Leo Salger, private detective Gerhard Self traces the girl to the psych ward of a local hospital where he is told she died following a fatal fall, only to discover that Leo is very much alive
Candide : or, Optimism by Voltaire( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a new translation of Voltaire's satiric masterpiece on eighteenth-century European society through the misadventures of the youthful Candide
The prince by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first modern treatise of political philosophy, The Prince remains one of the world's most influential and widely read books. Machiavelli reveals nothing less than the secrets of power: how to gain it, how to wield it, and how to keep it. But curiously, this work of outspoken clarity has, for centuries, inspired myriad interpretations as to its author's true message. The introduction by noted Italian Renaissance scholar Albert Russell Ascoli provides a perfect opening to Peter Constantine's illuminating new translation of this seminal work
The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 1862 novel, in a new translation by Peter Constantine, is Tolstoy's semiautobiographical story of young Olenin, a wealthy, disaffected Muscovite who joins the Russian army and travels to the untamed frontier of the Caucasus in search of a more authentic life. Quartered with his regiment in a Cossack village, Olenin revels in the glories of nature and the rough strength of the Cossacks and Chechens. Smitten by his unrequited love for a local girl, Maryanka, Olenin has a profound but ultimately short-lived spiritual awakening. Try as he may to assimilate, he remains an awkward outsider and his long search for a more enlightened and purposeful existence comes to naught."--Jacket
Red Cavalry by I Babelʹ( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawn from the acclaimed, award-winning Complete Works of Isaac Babel, this volume includes all of the Red Cavalry cycle; additional Red Cavalry stories; Babel's 1920 diary, from which the material for the fiction was drawn; and his preliminary sketches for the stories - the whole constituting a fascinating picture of a great writer turning life into art."--Jacket
The collected stories of Isaac Babel by I Babelʹ( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the Russian author's stories in new translations, including a chronology and notes on the texts
Japanese street slang by Peter Constantine( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential writings of Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly translated by Peter Constantine Edited and with an Introduction by Leo Damrosch The Essential Writings of Rousseau collects the best and most indispensable work of one of the world's most influential writers. A towering figure of Enlightenment thought, Jean-Jacques Rousseau was also one of that movement's most passionate and persuasive critics. His extraordinarily original observations on politics, education, and human nature were provocative in their day and remain resonant more than two hundred years after his death. Rousseau's 1762 treatise The Social Contract laid intellectual groundwork for both the American and French Revolutions, influencing such figures as Thomas Jefferson. An eloquent writer with profound insight into human psychology, Rousseau also penned one of the most compelling autobiographies ever written'the magisterial Confessions. The entirety of the first three books of that masterpiece along with the complete Social Contract are included in this indispensable volume
Making out in Korean by Peter Constantine( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn to speak the colloquial language the Koreans really use. This text has now been newly revised to be even more helpful as a guide to the modern Korean spoken in everyday interactions - giving access to colourful colloquial expressions
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBlack, David, 1963-

Black, David 1963-

Peter Constantine britischer Übersetzer und Autor

Πίτερ Κόνστανταϊν

コンスタンティン, ピーター

English (109)

The undiscovered Chekhov : forty-three new storiesThe Greek poets : Homer to the presentThe essential writings of MachiavelliSix early storiesSelf's murderThe Gordian knotElegy for KosovoThe bird is a raven