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Mason, Richard 1978-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 223 publications in 11 languages and 5,129 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Action and adventure fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PR6063.A7637, 823.914
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Publications about Richard Mason
Publications by Richard Mason
Most widely held works about Richard Mason
 
Most widely held works by Richard Mason
The drowning people by Richard Mason( Book )
72 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,317 libraries worldwide
A novel of romantic suspense among the English upper class, featuring two rich women and a violinist. The women are cousins involved in rivalry for a second man and for a castle. The second man is sidelined, the violinist sleeps with one cousin, marries the other and the result is murder. The violinist narrates
Who killed Piet Barol? by Richard Mason( Book )
12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
"A haunting, wildly imagined novel by the acclaimed author of History of a Pleasure Seeker ("the best new work of fiction ... in many moons; a classic"--The Washington Post); set in the first decades of twentieth-century colonial Cape Town and in a spirit-filled forest of secrets and magic powers. It is 1914. Germany has just declared war on France. Piet Barol, the handsome, irresistible figure of Mason's much-admired, sensuous History of a Pleasure Seeker, is once again at the center of this ambitious, lush new novel. Barol, a European adventurer living as a poseur in South Africa's Cape Colony, navigates the turbulence and opportunities of this strange land in his blind quest for comfort and riches as thousands of black families have been turned out of their homes by a white government bent on confiscating 90% of the country for the exclusive use of Europeans. Piet and his wife have successfully, grandly lived a life for the past five years as colonials impersonating French aristocrats (the dazzling Vicomte and Vicomtesse Pierre de Barol of the Château de Barol on the banks of the Loire River), though in truth, he is Dutch and far from aristocratic and she is American and hardly of the railroad fortune family she so often and casually invokes. Both are wily, and both have large dreams. After years of supremely decadent living, Fortune, which has always favored Piet, has grown tired of him and the Barols' luck is about to run out. They are short of cash and on the verge of ruin. As one last grand effort they have embarked on a furniture business full of possibility. They need wood for the enterprise, and through Piet's charm and guile have come upon the source for their inventory that will make all of them rich. The wood is in a forbidden forest filled with sacred, untouchable trees of fine mahogany which Piet is sure he will be able to extract in exchange for beads and glass trickets. His pursuit of the bewitched trees of the fabled forest of Gwadana takes him deep into the Xhosa [pron. KO-sa] homelands, where unfailing charm, wit and the friendship of two black men are his only allies as he attempts an act of supreme audacity: to steal a forest from its rightful owners--a Xhosa clan who know to be true that the spirits of their ancestors reside in their magical, ageless trees"--
Natural elements : a novel by by Richard Mason( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
The author of "The Drowning People" returns with this new novel about mothers and daughters; aging and death; memory and longing; history and narrative; and about the high-stakes, full-tilt embrace of life
Us by Richard Mason( Book )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 246 libraries worldwide
They were never an obvious group of friends. Julian came from the most staid of county families, a worn copy of Hobbes' Leviathan his guide to navigating the sinister rituals of public school life. Jake's passage from unassuming suburbia to the dreaming spires of Oxford happened only by chance - and a great cost - while American-born Adrienne was more used to appearing in Vogue than in Oxford's cold and dusty lecture halls. When the three of them arrive at university, it is Julian's sister - Maggie, the righter of wrongs - who brings them together. It is her idea to teach Jake's boyhood tormentor a lesson. But what begins as a game has life-changing consequences for them all
The drowning people by Richard Mason( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
A man murders his wife of forty-five years in order to continue his relationship with another woman
Us by Richard Mason( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
They were never an obvious group of friends. Julian came from the most staid of county families. Jake's passage from unassuming suburbia to the dreaming spires of Oxford happened only by chance - and at great cost. And Adrienne, daughter of one of New York's wealthiest and most glamorous families, grew up more used to appearances in Vogue than to Oxford's cold and dusty lecture halls. When the three of them arrive at university, it is Julian's sister, Maggie, who brings them together. It is her idea to teach Jake's childhood tormentor a lesson. But what begins as a game has life-changing consequences for them all. 2004
Geschiedenis van een genotzoeker by Richard Mason( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 96 libraries worldwide
In 1907 gaat een 24-jarige Zuid-Afrikaanse ambitieuze, avontuurlijke en intelligente dokter naar Amsterdam als privéleraar van de zoon van een rijk echtpaar
Alla ricerca del piacere by Richard Mason( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Die geheimen Talente des Piet Barol : Roman by Richard Mason( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Ein schwungvoller Roman angesiedelt in der Belle Époque, gewürzt mit feinem Humor und einer guten Prise Erotik. Im Zentrum steht Piet, der 1907 als Hauslehrer eines reichen Hoteliers nach Amsterdam kommt. Gesegnet mit außergewöhnlich gutem Aussehen und unwiderstehlichem Charme erobert er die Familie im Sturm. Vor allem Jacobina, die Frau des Hausherrn, entdeckt schon bald Piets Talente der besonderen Art. Sein eigentliches Ziel aber ist es, in Amerika sein Glück zu machen
17 Kingsley gardens : roman by Richard Mason( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Ancienne pianiste de talent, Joan McAllistair, 80 ans, doit renoncer à vivre seule. Avant de l'installer dans une maison de retraite, sa fille lui offre un voyage en Afrique. Là-bas, Joan ne reconnaît pas le pays qu'elle a quitté autrefois mais se souvient des horreurs de la guerre des Boers. De retour à Londres, elle va rapidement sombrer dans la folie
Le séducteur by Richard Mason( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Il respiro della notte : romanzo by Richard Mason( Book )
2 editions published in 2017 in Italian and held by 5 libraries worldwide
De verlichte kamers by Richard Mason( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 5 libraries worldwide
De leden van een moderne familie voelen veel (zakelijke) verplichtingen waardoor hun onderlinge verstandhouding in de knel dreigt te raken
A wise child by Richard Mason( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Tonushchie : roman by Richard Mason( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in Russian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
En lycksökares historia by Richard Mason( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Swedish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Le séducteur [roman] by Richard Mason( file )
2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Historia poszukiwawcza przyjemności by Richard Mason( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Meisons, Ričards 1978-
Richard Mason schrijver uit Engeland
Richard Mason scrittore inglese
Мейсон, Ричард
Ричард Мейсън
メイソン, リチャード
Languages
English (81)
German (20)
Italian (19)
French (14)
Dutch (4)
Czech (4)
Danish (3)
Swedish (3)
Polish (3)
Japanese (2)
Russian (1)
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