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Høeg, Peter 1957-

Overview
Works: 188 works in 1,262 publications in 23 languages and 18,217 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Suspense fiction  Film adaptations  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PT8176.18.O335, 839.81374
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Publications about Peter Høeg
Publications by Peter Høeg
Most widely held works by Peter Høeg
Smilla's sense of snow by Peter Høeg( Book )
155 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,713 libraries worldwide
"Smilla's Sense of Snow presents one of the toughest heroines in modern fiction. Smilla Qaavigaaq Jaspersen is part Inuit, but she lives in Copenhagen. She is thirty-seven, single, childless, moody, and she refuses to fit in. Smilla's six-year-old Inuit neighbor, Isaiah, manages only with a stubbornness that matches her own to befriend her." "When Isaiah falls off a roof and is killed, Smilla doesn't believe it's an accident. She has seen his tracks in the snow, and she knows about snow. She decides to investigate and discovers that even the police don't want her to get involved. But opposition appeals to Smilla." "As all of Copenhagen settles down for a quiet Christmas, Smilla's investigation takes her from a fervently religious accountant to a tough-talking pathologist and an alcoholic shipping magnate and into the secret files of the Danish company responsible for extracting most of Greenland's mineral wealth - and finally onto a ship with an international cast of villains bound for a mysterious mission on an uninhabitable island off Greenland." "To read Smilla's Sense of Snow is to be taken on a magical, nerve-shattering journey - from the snow-covered streets of Copenhagen to the awesome beauty of the Arctic ice caps. A mystery, a love story, and an elegy for a vanishing way of life, Smilla's Sense of Snow is a breathtaking achievement, an exceptional feat of storytelling."--Jacket
Borderliners by Peter Høeg( Book )
114 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,162 libraries worldwide
A novel of psychological suspense on three children, misfits in a boarding school which uses them as guinea pigs for a secret experiment by the Danish government. They turn the tables by conducting an experiment of their own. By the author of Smilla's Sense of Snow
The quiet girl by Peter Høeg( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,999 libraries worldwide
A mysterious order of nuns promises Kaspar Krone, a circus clown with a gambling debt and wanted for tax evasion, a reprieve from the authorities in exchange for his help in safeguarding children with mystical abilities--talents that he also shares
The woman and the ape by Peter Høeg( Book )
81 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 1,776 libraries worldwide
In London, a housewife repays her scientist husband for making her life miserable by releasing an equally unhappy ape on which he was experimenting. Together they take off to a wildlife reserve where they have an affair and she teaches him to talk. Part comedy, part study of animal exploitation, by a Danish writer, author of Smilla's Sense of Snow
The elephant keepers' children by Peter Høeg( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,576 libraries worldwide
Living on an island where all faiths coexist peacefully, precocious teen Peter and his siblings are shocked when their devout vicar father and eccentric artisan mother go missing at the height of an effort to boost church attendance
The history of Danish dreams by Peter Høeg( Book )
93 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,429 libraries worldwide
A satire on Denmark. The characters include a count who decides to stop time by outlawing clocks on his estate, an old lady who presides over a newspaper dynasty and devotes herself to predicting the future, and a son who causes his parents sorrow by refusing to be a thief like them. By the author of Borderliners
Tales of the night by Peter Høeg( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
A collection of chiaroscuro stories by a Danish writer. One is on a woman idealizing love who discovers its reality, another is on a judge who runs off with a young man he just sentenced for homosexuality, a third is on a 1920s European whose eyes are opened to the dark side of civilizing African natives. By the author of The Woman and the Ape
The quiet girl a novel by Peter Høeg( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 578 libraries worldwide
A mysterious order of nuns promises Kaspar Krone, a circus clown with a gambling debt and wanted for tax evasion, a reprieve from the authorities in exchange for his help in safeguarding children with mystical abilities--talents that he also shares
The elephant keepers' children by Peter Høeg( Sound Recording )
15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
Told from the perspective of precocious fourteen-year-old Peter, 'The Elephant Keepers' Children' is about three siblings and how they deal with life alongside their eccentric parents. Peter's father is a vicar, his mother an artisan, and both are equally and profoundly devout. The family lives on the fictional island of Fino, where people of all faiths coexist peacefully. Yet nothing is at it seems
Il senso di Smilla per la neve by Peter Høeg( Book )
110 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Een vrouw twijfelt of haar 6-jarig buurjongetje wel echt van het dak is gevallen en begint een onderzoek dat haar voert naar een ijsgrot in Groenland
Smilla's sense of snow by Peter Høeg( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Presents well thought out and executed thriller that takes place in Denmark
Borderliners by Peter Høeg( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Peter, the narrator, is accepted at the elite Biehl's Private School and discovers that he and his classmates are being used in an experiment in controlling children
The woman and the ape by Peter Høeg( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Madelene, the "beautiful and disillusioned wife" of a distinguished behavioral scientist, and Erasmus, a 300-pound ape, make "a unique and unforgettable couple."--Jacket
De stilte en het meisje : roman by Peter Høeg( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Een befaamde clown en therapeut komt door de ontvoering van een jonge patiënte in aanraking met criminele kringen
De kinderen van de olifantenhoeders : roman by Peter Høeg( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Dutch and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Een 14-jarig voetbaltalent woont met zijn familie op het Deense eiland Finø. Als zijn ouders plotseling verdwijnen, dreigen de kinderen tijdelijk in een tehuis te belanden. Ze nemen de benen op zoek naar hun ouders
Point of view by Henrik Saxgren( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Verden set og genfortalt gennem Saxgrens (f. 1953) kamera
Smilla et l'amour de la neige : roman by Peter Høeg( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in French and Undetermined and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Alors que la police de Copenhague a clos le dossier, la mort d'un petit garȯn qu'elle avait quasiment adopt ̌hante Smilla, glaciologue groenlandaise exilě loin des siens. Elle entreprend une enqut̊e qui, aprs̈ bien des dťours et des dangers, la ramn̈era dans son pays de glace pour le dňouement. Un thriller intelligent et original dont le personnage principal reste longtemps grav ̌dans la mm̌oire. Un bel hymne ̉l'esprit de libert, ̌ au courage, ̉l'individualisme en rb̌ellion contre les conformismes et les appťits du monde moderne. [SDM]
Fortællinger om natten by Peter Høeg( Book )
44 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in Danish and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Sŭmilla ŭi nun e taehan kamgak by Peter Høeg( Book )
40 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Rigt facetteret spændingsroman om en grønlandsk-dansk kvindes forsøg på at afsløre den forbryderiske baggrund for en lille grønlandsk drengs død i København
Die Frau und der Affe : Roman by Peter Høeg( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Die Alkoholikerin Madelene Burden rettet den geheimnisvollen Menschenaffen Erasmus vor ihrem Mann, einem besessenen Wissenschaftler, der das Tier für Forschungszwecke missbrauchen will. Eine dramatische Verfolgungsjagd und ungewöhnliche Liebe nimmt ihren Lauf
 
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Alternative Names
Chëg, Piter 1957-
Héeg, Peter
Hēgs, Pēters 1957-
Hoeg , Peter
Höeg, Peter 1957-
ホゥ, ペーター
Languages
English (282)
Danish (198)
German (105)
Italian (48)
Swedish (29)
Dutch (25)
Spanish (20)
Norwegian (19)
French (12)
Polish (7)
Czech (6)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (6)
Finnish (6)
Chinese (4)
Hebrew (3)
Portuguese (2)
Hungarian (2)
Romanian (2)
Japanese (1)
Korean (1)
Russian (1)
Latvian (1)
Slovak (1)
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