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Costello, Peter

Works: 23 works in 179 publications in 6 languages and 5,695 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  History  Adventure stories  High interest-low vocabulary books  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: PQ2469.T7, 843.8
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Publications about Peter Costello
Publications by Peter Costello
Most widely held works by Peter Costello
Jules Verne, inventor of science fiction by Peter Costello( Book )
12 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
Beschrijving van leven en werk van de Franse auteur (1828-1905), tegen de achtergrond van de wetenschappelijke, technologische en geografische ontdekkingen van zijn tijd
James Joyce : the years of growth, 1882-1915 by Peter Costello( Book )
42 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 1,089 libraries worldwide
This book is the first completely new biography of James Joyce for a generation. It will prove both controversial and essential. James Joyce left Dublin in 1904, when he was twenty-two, and for the next decade taught and worked in Pola, Trieste and Rome. He visited his native Dublin for the last time in 1912, leaving after an acrimonious dispute with a publisher and spending the rest of his life on the Continent. By the time he was thirty he had already had the vast majority of experiences on which his intensely autobiographical literary output was based. Peter Costello, Joycean scholar and native Dubliner, draws on recently discovered or previously overlooked sources to show how Joyce's early life -- his education, his relationship with his brothers and sisters, his youthful "loss of faith," his first sexual experiences, his meeting with Nora Barnacle -- shaped so much he was to write in later years. With the publication of his first writing in 1915 came immediate literary respect and fame in Europe and America. From then on he was always the center of attention. But, as Peter Costello argues with conviction and passion, it was the earlier period of obscurity which provided Joyce with the material for Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses and even the much later Finnegans Wake and was therefore the most significant and interesting period of his life. The theme of James Joyce: the Years of Growth is the theme of all Joyce's work -- the transformation of raw life into art. The network of friendships surrounding Joyce's family, of which he was to make so much use in Ulysses, receives special attention. Ulysses is very much a book about a city and a community, a community which was largely that of Joyce's father. Joyce as a writer owed a tremendous debt to his story-telling father. The majority of the characters in Ulysses were friends of John Joyce, who contributed more than has been realized to the make-up of Leopold Bloom. By taking an historical rather than purely biographical approach, Peter Costello places Joyce firmly in the context of the Dublin of his youth, frequently refutes "accepted fact" and discovers a new portrait of James Joyce. - Jacket flap
The heart grown brutal : the Irish Revolution in literature from Parnell to the death of Yeats, 1891-1939 by Peter Costello( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
In search of lake monsters by Peter Costello( Book )
15 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and French and held by 587 libraries worldwide
This pioneering classic in the field of cryptozoology covers not only the Loch Ness monster, but lake monsters from all over the world-from the Ogopogo of Canada and the "Patagonian Plesiosaur" of Argentina, to Idaho's "Slimey Slim"' and Sweden's "Storsjo," along with the "Bunyip" of Australia and the strange monsters of South Africa. Peter Costello provides a detailed and fascinating overview of lake monster lore-and gives a convincing explanation of the identity of these elusive denizens. --
John Stanislaus Joyce : the voluminous life and genius of James Joyce's father by John Wyse Jackson( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
Leopold Bloom : a biography by Peter Costello( Book )
10 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 libraries worldwide
The magic zoo : the natural history of fabulous animals by Peter Costello( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
A collection of mythical animals such as the minotaur, mermaid, centaurs, satyrs, phoenix, unicorn and the dragon
Conan Doyle detective : true crimes investigated by the creator of Sherlock Holmes by Peter Costello( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 279 libraries worldwide
We now know that Arthur Conan Doyle did not rely on imagination alone for the amazing cases tackled by his hero, Sherlock Holmes. The author draws on new research to follow the tracks Conan Doyle left in the real world of crime. His fictional creations were the direct result of their author's own experiences as a detective and criminologist
Flann O'Brien : an illustrated biography by Peter Costello( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Liam O'Flaherty's Ireland by Peter Costello( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Dublin churches by Peter Costello( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 libraries worldwide
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Denis Guiney by Peter Costello( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Denis Guiney (1893-1967) was one of the most remarkable Irishmen of his generation, who exerted through his business career a significant influence on the development of the economy and lifestyle of modern Ireland. Many talked airily of a 'New Ireland'. Denis Guiney helped create it
The Irish 100 : a ranking of the most influential Irish men and women of all time by Peter Costello( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
In 1872 Phileas Fogg wins a bet by traveling around the world in seventy-nine days, twenty-three hours, and fifty-seven minutes
Dublin's literary pubs by Peter Costello( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Dublin Castle in the life of the Irish nation by Peter Costello( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Clongowes Wood : a history of Clongowes Wood College, 1814-1989 by Peter Costello( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Clongowes Wood College, a Jesuit school, is located in the townland of Clongowes, civil parish of Mainham, county Kildare
The Dublin literary pub crawl by Peter Costello( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in German and English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
The Irish 100 : a ranking of the most influential Irish of all time by Peter Costello( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
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English (149)
French (7)
Chinese (7)
Spanish (3)
German (2)
Dutch (1)
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