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Boulle, Pierre 1912-1994

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Works: 392 works in 1,761 publications in 10 languages and 29,597 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Personal narratives‡vFrench  War stories  Biography  War films  Television adaptations  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Creator, Other, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Performer, Director, Former owner, Originator
Classifications: PQ2603.O754, 791.4372
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The bridge over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle( Book )
42 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 3,683 libraries worldwide
1942: Boldly advancing through Asia, the Japanese need a train route from Burma going north. In a prison camp, British POWs are forced into labor. The bridge they build will become a symbol of service and survival to one prisoner, Colonel Nicholson, a proud perfectionist. Pitted against the warden, Colonel Saito, Nicholson will nevertheless, out of a distorted sense of duty, aid his enemy. While on the outside, as the Allies race to destroy the bridge, Nicholson must decide which will be the first casualty: his patriotism or his pride
Planet of the apes by Pierre Boulle( Book )
41 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 2,572 libraries worldwide
Explorers are menaced on a planet where men are "animals" and the apes rule. A satire
The bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle( visu )
63 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,082 libraries worldwide
A group of British prisoners-of-war are forced to construct a bridge the completion of which becomes a personal source of pride despite its strategic importance to the enemy
Garden on the moon by Pierre Boulle( Book )
14 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 libraries worldwide
Tells of the race to the moon. The story begins as the rocket experts work at Peenemunde; it continues as the German defeat scatters the scientists to America, to Russia, to France, to Japan
The bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle( Book )
77 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 libraries worldwide
"The Bridge on the River Kwai" tells the story of three POWs who endure the hell of the Japanese camps on the Burma-Siam railway - Colonel Nicholson, a man prepared to sacrifice his life but not his dignity; Major Warden, a modest hero, saboteur and deadly killer; Commander Shears, who escaped from hell but was ordered back. Ordered by the Japanese to build a bridge, the Colonel refuses, as it is against regulations for officers to work with other ranks
The other side of the coin by Pierre Boulle( Book )
34 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 684 libraries worldwide
Story of a French planter in Malaya, his American wife, and a Chinese communist girl, and what happens when their values come into conflict
My own River Kwai by Pierre Boulle( Book )
3 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Author's true adventures during World War II, which inspired his novel "The bridge over the River Kwai."
The whale of the Victoria Cross by Pierre Boulle( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
A giant whale becomes the pet and mascot of the British armada and is recommended for a medal of bravery and finally the Victoria Cross
Desperate games by Pierre Boulle( Book )
14 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 544 libraries worldwide
A group of scientists dissatisfied with world conditions establish a global government that speedily banishes the world's ills, but other ills take their place
Le pont de la rivieŕe Kwai.̈ by Pierre Boulle( Book )
91 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman d'aventures
Ears of the jungle by Pierre Boulle( Book )
4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
Military operations in the primitive Asian jungle are complicated by the presence of an unknown source privy to every movement
The good Leviathan by Pierre Boulle( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
With perception and wit, Boulle analyzes public fears and apprehension about the Leviathan, the largest nuclear-powered supertanker ever built, to reveal the ironies and contradictions that plague twentieth-century man
La planète des singes; roman by Pierre Boulle( Book )
93 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Y a-t-il des êtres humains ailleurs que dans notre galaxie ? C'est la question que se posent le professeur Antelle, Arthur Levain, son second, et le journaliste Ulysse Mérou, lorsque, de leur vaisseau spatial, ils observent le paysage d'une planète proche de Bételgeuse
A noble profession by Pierre Boulle( Book )
5 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
The virtues of hell by Pierre Boulle( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
The marvelous palace and other stories by Pierre Boulle( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Time out of mind, and other stories by Pierre Boulle( Book )
5 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Science fiction-noveller
Because it is absurd (on earth as in heaven) by Pierre Boulle( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
The executioner by Pierre Boulle( Book )
2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
The photographer by Pierre Boulle( Book )
4 editions published between 1957 and 1968 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Boulle, Pierre
Boullé, Pierre 1912-1994
Boulle, Pierre François Marie-Louis, 1912-1994
Bul’, P’er, 1912-1994
Bul', P'er, 1912-1994
Bull’, P’er, 1912-1994
Bullʹ, Pʹer 1912-1994
بيير بول، 1912-1994 م.
ブール, ピエール
Languages
English (373)
French (240)
German (12)
Italian (3)
Multiple languages (3)
Russian (2)
Czech (2)
Spanish (1)
Danish (1)
Arabic (1)
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