WorldCat Identities

Wood, John 1930-2011

Works: 113 works in 221 publications in 7 languages and 9,588 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Television adaptations  Television programs  Satire  History  Military history 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Recipient, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Wood
Chocolat by Lasse Hallström( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility. If you lived in this village, you understood what was expected of you. You knew your place in the scheme of things. And if you happened to forget, someone would help remind you. In this village, if you saw something you weren't supposed to see, you learned to look the other way. If perchance your hopes had been disappointed, you learned never to ask for more. So through good times and bad, famine and feast, the villagers held fast to their traditions. Until, one winter day, a sly wind blew in from the North
WarGames by Matthew Broderick( Visual )
27 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young electronics wizard David Lightman unwittingly hooks into America's supersecret wargames computer and the world is suddenly threatened with nuclear annihilation
Sabrina by Billy Wilder( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ford personifica a Linus Larrabee, un ocupado magnate que no tiene tiempo para el amor en su apretada agenda. Pero cuando un romance entre su mujeriego hermano (Kinnear) y Sabrina (Ormond), hija del chofer de la familia, amenaza un importante negocio que está por cerrar Linus, este alto ejecutivo cambia su agenda por algo con más crueldad. Corteja a Sabrina, mientras que piensa en abandonarla tan pronto como cierre el negocio. ¿Descubrirá lo que siente su corazón "el único donador de corazón en vida"? ¡Por supuesto que sí!. Pero, como en los mejores viajes, la alegría no es sólo la destinada sino la que logramos obtener."--Envase
Orlando by Sally Potter( Visual )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Orlando, an English nobleman, defies the laws of nature with surprising results. Immortal and highly imaginative, he undergoes a series of extraordinary transformations that humorously, hauntingly illustrate the eternal war between the sexes."--Container
Shadowlands by Richard Attenborough( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of C.S. Lewis, a world-renouwned writer and professor who remains untouched by any great passion until he meets and falls in love with Joy Gresham, a feisty, abrasive New York divorcee
William Shakespeare's Richard II by William Shakespeare( Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The sensitive and poetic Richard II is undoubtedly the rightful king of England but he is unscrupulous and weak. When his cousin Henry Bolingbroke returns from banishment and mounts a challenge to his authority, Richard's right to the throne proves of little help to him"--Container
Goodbye, Mr. Chips ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arthur Chipping is the new Latin master at an English boy's boarding school. The eccentric schoolmaster lives a full, rich life within the cloistered school, defined by his role as the intellectual shepherd of generations of young students. Then while traveling through the countryside on summer holiday, he unexpectedly falls in love. His new wife ignites his passion and brings him out of his shell. Spans over 50 years in the life of Mr. Chipping
Lady Jane by Trevor Nunn( Visual )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1553, England's idle rich were anything but idle. With the blessing of the royal family, they plundered the riches of the church, stole the finest farmlands, and generally took all the best things the country had to offer. A cousin to the infamous Henry VIII, Lady Jane Grey disapproved of the way her fellow nobles behaved, and disagreed with their religious beliefs. But as a sheltered 16-year-old, there wasn't much she could do about it. Then, through a strange turn of events, Lady Jane Grey was crowned Queen Jane, ruler of all England. Based on the true story of the girl who found herself Queen of England for nine days at age 16"--Container
Richard III by Richard Loncraine( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1930's Britain, in the wake of a bloody civil war, the younger brother of the new King sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the throne for himself. Updated version of Shakespeare's tale
Citizen X by Chris Gerolmo( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Viktor Burakov (Rea), a brilliant forensics expert but an inexperienced detective, is put in charge of investigating the case of a serial killer. As the number of victims continues to rise, the investigation slows to a standstill, buried under government red tape
The body by Jonas McCord( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An archaeologist uncovers a crucified body in Jerusalem which dates back to the 1st century A.D.A priest arrives to try and help determine if the body is the remains of Christ, making a tenuous alliance with the archaeologist as they investigate the find that threatens the foundations of Western religion
Uncovered by Jim McBride( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julia is an art restorer who is restoring a fifteenth-century painting. Her work on a Flemish painting reveals a hitherto undiscovered Latin phrase which translates as "Who killed the knight?". She goes to the art authorities she knows to find out what it might mean. Oddly, at the same time, a series of murders, including art experts, patrons and restorers has Julia scrambling to find out what is happening. She finds that the mystery of the painting is interwoven with the mystery of the deaths around her
Rasputin by Uli Edel( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Rasputin, the monk who rose to power in Russia during a time of war and radical upheaval
Barnaby Rudge ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gripping tale of murder, conspiracy and revolt that culminates in the burning of the Newgate Prison during the anti-popery riots of 1780, Barnaby Rudge tells the story of a sweet, simple-minded youth swept up by the mob into acts of horrible violence and barbarism
Tartuffe by Molière( Visual )
in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A timelesss comedy centered on the way Tartuffe, a hypocrite who uses religion to dupe an innocent man, manipulates his way into the confidence and affections of an affluent bourgeois while Tartuffe attempts to seduce his wife and daughter
The gambler ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true episode in literary history, this is a tale of the strange circumstances that led Dostoyevsky to write his novel "The gambler". A young woman, in desperate need of money, takes a job as a stenographer while Dostoyevsky dictates his novel to her. The terms of her employment are extraordinary: she must stay in his apartment during the next month. As the novel unfolds, she discovers that she must come face-to-face with her own eroticism
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charlotte Bronte's classic story about an orphan who becomes governess of a mansion, and who carries a tormented love for a man named Mr. Rochester
The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Recording )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy Aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. She then finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond, who, beneath his veneer of charm and cultivation, is cruelty itself
War games ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David is a bright young kid but he is also shy. He does most of his socializing through his home computer. He also uses his computer to change his grades, play pranks and compete at games. Unwittingly, he breaks into the most sophisticated computer system ever built, JOSHUA, the Defense Department's master war computer
Napoleon ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charts the course of the man who defied centuries of tradition and forced his will upon a continent, from the campaign that transformed the Corsican outsider into a French hero to his final defeat at Wateroo. Explores the private struggles, political intrigues, and bloody battles that marked Napoleon's rise and rule
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Alternative Names
John Norris Wood
Wood, J.[W.] 1930-
Wood, Tom 1930-2011
Woods, John 1930-2011