Robbins, Richard 1940-
Most widely held works about Richard Robbins
Most widely held works by Richard Robbins
Howards End ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,051 libraries worldwide
Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites.
A room with a view ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 969 libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's. "[The film] tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container.
Maurice ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 534 libraries worldwide
E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings.
The Bostonians ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Olive, a militant 19th century suffragette, takes on the education of a young girl with the gift of oratory. Olive hopes to use her gift for the feminist cause, but finds her student involved in a love triangle with Basil Ransom, a young lawyer from Mississippi, who is strongly opposed to the feminists in Boston.
Heat and dust ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
In the 1970s, a woman travels to India to find the truth about her great-aunt, who left her British husband for an Indian prince in the 1930s.
The Europeans ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 303 libraries worldwide
A sophisticated European brother and sister turn up unexpectedly on the doorstep of their staid American cousins. The fortune-hunting Eugenia and her high-spirited brother Felix turn this Puritan world upside down.
Place Vendôme ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Marianne is the wife of a famous diamond jeweler. When he suddenly commits suicide, she learns that the business is in shambles and she is drawn back into the jewel dealing world. Forced to sell a cache of stolen gems her husband hid in their home, she finds herself confronted by plenty of would-be suitors, including the Russian mafia and the De Beers diamond cartel.
Le divorce ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 256 libraries worldwide
When Isabel Walker receives word that her pregnant stepsister Rosy has been left by her philandering French husband, artist Charles-Henri de Persand, Isabel travels to Paris to offer her help and moral support.
The ballad of the sad café ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Miss Amelia runs the town's only cafe and controls the locals through the careful distribution of her secretly brewed hooch. Her eccentric existence is threatened with the arrival of a dwarf who claims kinship and the reappearance of her rejected husband.
The mystic masseur ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
"Set amidst the large and prosperous Indian community in mid-20th century Trinidad, [the film] is a magical, bittersweet fable about Ganesh (Aasif Mandvi), a young, aspiring author whose unexpected talents as a healer bring him local fame and enable him to realize his ambitions as a writer. But he also realizes his limitations when his reputation as the legendary 'mystic masseur' propels him to national renown and draws him far from his roots and his true self" -- Container.
Jefferson in Paris ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
In the mid-1780s, widower Thomas Jefferson replaces Benjamin Franklin as the U.S. representative to French regents Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He tries to resist the beautiful Mrs. Cosway. Also in Paris is Jefferson's daughter Patsy; when another daughter dies back in Virginia, Jefferson sends for his youngest, who brings along her slave, Sally Hemings, then 15, whom he also finds irresistible.
Quartet ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
The quartet consists of novelist Marya Zelli, her Polish husband, Stephen, wealthy philanderer/artist H.J. Heidler and his wife, Lois. Though she has been indulgent of H.J.'s past indiscretions, Lois isn't keen on her husband carrying on an affair with Marya under their own roof. Meanwhile, Stephen sits in prison, jailed for his various petty thefts. Once Stephen is released, he learns about the triangle. When the dust settles, it is Marya who suffers the most.
Jane Austen in Manhattan ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Rival theater companies compete to produce their own unique versions of Jane Austen's childhood play, 'Sir Charles Grandison'. George Midash buys the plays manuscript at Sotheby's for Pierre, the head of the avant-garde theater troupe. Another troupe, headed by the traditional Lilianna Zorska, strives to produce their own version of the play. In her first role, a young actress is manipulated by Pierre to join his company. When Lilianna decides to match wits with Pierre, events begin to mirror those that occur with the play itself.
The perfect murder ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Inspector Ghote of the Bombay police pursues his most perplexing case: a savage attack has been perpetuated on a rich industrialist's private secretary. With the help of a visiting Swedish criminologist, Ghote edges closer to the truth and soon discovers he may not be dealing with murder at all, but something far more complex and profitable.
Golden bowl ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an impoverished yet charming Italian aristrocrat, Prince Amerigo. Through a twist of fate, Adam marries the Prince's former lover, Charlotte. Maggie's suspicions deepen to a possible affair between the Prince and Charlotte, when Maggie makes the ill-fated purchase of a golden bowl. It becomes only a matter of time before Maggie unravels the truth from a world full of deception and lies.
Howards End original soundtrack recording by Richard Robbins ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 and held by 121 libraries worldwide
The remains of the day by Richard Robbins ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Love and other sorrows ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
"Through the eyes and heart of Ben, our story follows his mother's need for his sister to m̀arry well.' His sister's ambivalence toward her rich suitor intertwines with the bloom of Ben's own romantic yearnings ..."--Container.
A soldier's daughter never cries ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
A young girl growing up in Europe in the 1960s learns to not only deal with adolescence, but struggles to accept an adopted brother and a move back to the United States.
Jefferson in Paris original film soundtrack ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
British British Occupation of India (1765-1947) Comedy films Diamonds Drama England Europeans Feature films Feature films Feminists Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Forster, E. M.--1879-1970 France--Paris Gay college students Gay men Great Britain Healers Historical films History Homosexuality--Social aspects India Italy Italy--Florence Jewelers Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer,--1927- Kings and rulers Love Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Married women Massachusetts--Boston Motion picture music Motion picture music--Excerpts Mystics New York (State)--New York Romance films Sisters Social classes Social conflict Students Triangles (Interpersonal relations) United States University of Cambridge Upper class Video recordings Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Young women
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