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Boulle, Pierre 1912-1994

Overview
Works: 381 works in 1,962 publications in 22 languages and 30,180 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Personal narratives‡vFrench  War stories  Biography  War films  Dystopias  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, Other, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Former owner, Performer, Director, Originator
Classifications: PQ2603.O754, 791.4372
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The bridge over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle( Book )
149 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 4,495 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 )
51 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 2,672 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 )
54 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,052 libraries worldwide
When British P.O.W.s build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it
A noble profession by Pierre Boulle( Book )
60 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 834 libraries worldwide
Špionážní román z druhé světové války, odehrávající se většinou na území Francie po jejím pádu; jeho autorem je francouzský spisovatel, původním povoláním inženýr, který získal velkou popularitu svým románem Most přes řekuKwai,bestsellerem proslaveným též filmovou verzí. V tomto stejně úspěšném románě líčí souboj dvou nepřátelských špionážních rozvědek na území Francie a na jeho pozadí rozvíjí drama člověka, který je ve službách špionáže slabocha opájí sejen hrdinskými představami
The whale of the Victoria Cross by Pierre Boulle( Book )
23 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 819 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
Garden on the moon by Pierre Boulle( Book )
14 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 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
My own River Kwai by Pierre Boulle( Book )
3 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Author's true adventures during World War II, which inspired his novel "The bridge over the River Kwai."
The good Leviathan by Pierre Boulle( Book )
20 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in French and English and held by 574 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
The photographer by Pierre Boulle( Book )
29 editions published between 1957 and 1982 in 5 languages and held by 561 libraries worldwide
La planète des singes; roman by Pierre Boulle( Book )
156 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 560 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
The virtues of hell by Pierre Boulle( Book )
28 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Le pont de la rivieŕe Kwai.̈ by Pierre Boulle( Book )
100 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 541 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman d'aventures
Time out of mind, and other stories by Pierre Boulle( Book )
28 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 528 libraries worldwide
Science fiction-noveller
Ears of the jungle by Pierre Boulle( Book )
7 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Military operations in the primitive Asian jungle are complicated by the presence of an unknown source privy to every movement
Desperate games by Pierre Boulle( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 501 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
The other side of the coin by Pierre Boulle( Book )
15 editions published between 1958 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 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
The marvelous palace and other stories by Pierre Boulle( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
Because it is absurd (on earth as in heaven) by Pierre Boulle( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
The executioner by Pierre Boulle( Book )
2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Face of a hero by Pierre Boulle( Book )
12 editions published between 1956 and 1963 in English and Spanish and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Lester Osterman presents Jack Lemmon, Albert Dekker, James Donald, George Grizzard in "Face of a Hero," a new play by Robert L. Joseph, (based on Pierre Boulle's novel), with Russell Collins, Ellen Holly, Roy Poole, Edwin Sherin, Sandy Dennis, Kip McArdle, Mary Farrell, Edward Asner, Guy Sorel, Carlton Colyer, Betsy Blair and Frank Conroy, settings and lighting designed by Ben Edwards, costumes by Ann Roth, directed by Alexander MacKendrick
 
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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 (454)
French (318)
Czech (11)
Danish (11)
Spanish (9)
Italian (8)
Polish (6)
German (6)
Dutch (5)
Japanese (4)
Romanian (4)
Afrikaans (3)
Russian (3)
Catalan (3)
Turkish (2)
Chinese (2)
Swedish (2)
Finnish (2)
Armenian (1)
Hungarian (1)
Slovak (1)
Sinhalese (1)
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