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Crowley, John 1942-

Works: 123 works in 348 publications in 5 languages and 10,967 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction 
Roles: Speaker, Author of screenplay, Producer, Director, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material, dki
Classifications: PS3553.R597, 813.54
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Publications about John Crowley
Publications by John Crowley
Most widely held works by John Crowley
Little, big by John Crowley( Book )
28 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
John Crowley's masterful "Little, Big" is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood--not found on any map--to marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss; of impossible things and unshakable destinies; and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder
Lord Byron's novel : the evening land by John Crowley( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 922 libraries worldwide
On a stormy night at Lord Byron's Swiss villa, Mary Shelley challenged her host, her husband and herself to write a ghost story. Mary's, of course, became Frankenstein. Byron supposedly soon gave up his--but, Crowley asks, what if he didn't? The result is this brilliant gothic novel of manners enclosed in two frames. In one, Byron's manuscript comes into the hands of Ada, his daughter by his estranged wife. Ada, in reality, became famous as a proto-cyberneticist, having collaborated on mathematician Charles Babbage's "difference engine." In Crowley's novel, Ada ciphers Byron's work into a kind of code in order to keep it from her mother. The second frame consists of the contemporary discovery of Ada's notes on Byron's story by Alexandra Novak, who's researching Ada for a Web site dedicated to the history of women in science. Alex is, a little too conveniently, the estranged daughter of a Byron scholar and filmmaker; her interest in Ada dovetails with her father's interest in Byron, and she's fascinated by the notes and the code both
Four freedoms by John Crowley( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 904 libraries worldwide
In the early years of the 1940s, as the nation's young men ship off to war, the call goes out for builders of the machinery necessary to defeat the enemy. To this purpose, a city has sprung up seemingly overnight in the windswept fields of Oklahoma: the Van Damme airplane factory, a gargantuan complex dedicated to the construction of the B-30 Pax, the largest bomber ever built. Some men, but mostly women, many of whom have never operated a rivet gun or held a screwdriver, flock to this place eager to earn, to grow, to do their part. Many are away from home for the very first time, enticed by the opportunity to be something more than wife and homemaker. In the middle of nowhere they will live, work, and earn their own money, fearing for the safety of their absent fighting men as the world around them changes forever.--From publisher's description
Aegypt by John Crowley( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 868 libraries worldwide
An introduction to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury audio guide by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, a novel about a future American society that embraces hedonism and bans critical thought through reading
The translator by John Crowley( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 730 libraries worldwide
Set amid the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis, this tale of Cold War romance finds an exiled Russian poet falling in love with his American translator
Engine summer by John Crowley( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and French and held by 555 libraries worldwide
In the dim future, several catastrophes have reduced Earth's population to a minimum and the survivors have divided themselves into separate and isolated cultures. Rush That Speaks, a member of one of these cultures, The Truth Speakers, discovers the existence of a splinter group who preserve secrets from the past and discovers a means to his own immortality
Daemonomania by John Crowley( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 538 libraries worldwide
"In Daemonomania, volume three of the acclaimed epic Ægypt cycle, the concerns of everyday life are beginning to transmute into the extraordinary and to reveal the forces, dark and light, that truly govern our lives. So it is for Pierce Moffett, would-be historian, who has moved to the Faraway Hills, where he seems to discover a path into magic, past and present. It is the dark of the year, between Halloween and the winter solstice, and the gateway is open between the worlds of the living and the dead. A great cycle of time is ending, and Pierce and his girlfriend Rosie must take sides in an age-old war that is approaching its final battle. Daemonomania is a journey into the very mystery of existence: What is, what went before, and what could break through at any moment in our lives"--P. [4] of cover
Beasts by John Crowley( Book )
15 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Genetically engineered animals are given human characteristics
Love & sleep by John Crowley( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
A man's metaphysical investigation of the forces governing the world. He is Pierce Moffett, a writer who believes that just because science has taken over from the occult in our time, it does not mean the occult was not valid in its time, that these forces undergo constant mutation. The novel traces the impact of his ideas on his everyday life. By the author of Little, Big
The deep by John Crowley( Book )
12 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Endless things : a part of Ægypt by John Crowley( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Pierce Moffet is still searching for the mythical Aegypt, an alternate reality of magic and marvels that have been encoded in our own world's myths, legends and superstitions. Pierce first intuited the realm's existence from the work of cult novelist Fellowes Kraft. Using Kraft's unfinished final novel as his Baedeker, Pierce travels to Europe, where he spies tantalizing traces of Aegypt's mysteries in the Gnostic teachings of the Rosicrucians
Novelty by John Crowley( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
"Four stories"--Jacket subtitle
Novelties & souvenirs : collected short fiction by John Crowley( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive collection of short fiction by the award-winning author of Little, Big and Otherwise, all appearing in chronological order of their first publication, includes the award-winning novella Great Work of Time, as well as other works previously available only in limited editions
Aegypt by John Crowley( file )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Is there more than one history of the world? This is the question Pierce Moffett is seeking to answer when, jilted and newly jobless, he gets off a bus by chance in the Faraway Hills and steps unawares into a story that has been awaiting him there. His search will bring him into contact with Rosie Rasmussen, another seeker marked by loss. And it will lead them both on a path toward the longed-for country of our oldest dreams and most unanswerable desires, toward a magnificent discovery
Morning sun Ba jiu dian zhong de tai yang ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
This film attempts in the space of a two-hour documentary to create an inner history of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (c.1964-1976). It provides a multi-perspective view of a tumultuous period as seen through the eyes--and reflected in the hearts and minds--of members of the high-school generation that was born around the time of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, and that came of age in the 1960s. Others join them in creating in the film's conversation about the period and the psycho-emotional topography of high-Maoist China, as well as the enduring legacy of that period
In search of China ( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
"Illuminates the profound consequences of China's commitment to build a free market system and the resultant unleashing of the dynamism, energy, and entrepreneurial spirit of the Chinese people ... goes beyond the impressive statistics of economic growth to tell the human story ... of China today"--Container
Liberators fighting on two fronts in World War II ( visu )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
A look at the role of the 761st Tank Battalion (a.k.a.: The Black Panthers) in World War II, during which the battalion was deployed in England, France and Germany
Little, big by John Crowley( file )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Little, Big tells the epic story of Smoky Barnable -- an anonymous young man who meets and falls in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, and goes to live with her in Edgewood, a place not found on any map. In an impossible mansion full of her relatives, who all seem to have ties to another world not far away, Smoky fathers a family and tries to learn what tale he has found himself in -- and how it is to end
The Gate of Heavenly Peace ( visu )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Revisits the Tiananmen Square incident of June 4, 1989 and explores the complex political process that led to the protests and the eventual Beijing massacre. Includes still photographs, eyewitness accounts, interviews, and newsreels
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Alternative Names
Краули, Джон, 1942-
קראולי, ג׳ון, 1942-
クロウリー, ジョン
English (175)
Chinese (2)
Spanish (1)
German (1)
French (1)
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