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Farrell, J. G. (James Gordon) 1935-1979

Overview
Works: 90 works in 522 publications in 12 languages and 7,431 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Humorous fiction  Biography  War fiction  Novels  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6056.A75, 823.914
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The siege of Krishnapur by J. G Farrell( Book )

120 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British residents of Krishnapur, a Victorian outpost on the subcontinent of India in 1857, are initially unperturbed by rumors of strife from afar, but when they find themselves under siege by native soldiers, they withdraw into the Residency where they slowly come to realize the true character of colonialism
Troubles by J. G Farrell( Book )

96 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1919: After surviving the Great War, Major Brendan Archer makes his way to Ireland, hoping to discover whether he is indeed betrothed to Angela Spencer, whose Anglo-Irish family owns the once-aptly-named Majestic Hotel in Kilnalough. But his fiance;e is strangely altered and her family's fortunes have suffered a spectacular decline. The hotel's hundreds of rooms are disintegrating on a grand scale; its few remaining guests thrive on rumors and games of whist; herds of cats have taken over the Imperial Bar and the upper stories; bamboo shoots threaten the foundations; and piglets frolic in the squash court. Meanwhile, the Major is captivated by the beautiful and bitter Sarah Devlin. As housekeeping disasters force him from room to room, outside the order of the British Empire also totters: there is unrest in the East, and in Ireland itself the mounting violence of 'the troubles.' Troubles is a hilarious and heartbreaking work by a modern master of the historical novel"--Publisher description
The Singapore grip by J. G Farrell( Book )

70 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WAR: The fall of Singapore to the Japanese told through the lives of its heroes, cowards and victims
A girl in the head by J. G Farrell( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans ce livre écrit en 1967, le grand romancier anglais dépeint avec beaucoup de doigté et un humour décapant les déboires sentimentaux de Boris, curieux personnage qui se heurte aux gens comme à la vie avec beaucoup de maladresse
The hill station : an unfinished novel, and an Indian diary by J. G Farrell( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onafgemaakte roman spelend aan het einde van de vorige eeuw in India, gevolgd door beschouwingen over werk en persoon van de overleden schrijver
The Siege of Krishnapur ; Troubles by J. G Farrell( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by historical events, "The Siege of Krishnapur "is the mesmerizing tale of a British outpost, under siege during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, whose residents find their smug assumptions of moral and military superiority and their rigid class barriers under fire--literally and figuratively. The hero of "Troubles, "having survived the battles of World War I, makes his way to Ireland in 1919, in search of his once-wealthy fiancee. What he finds is her family's enormous seaside hotel in a spectacular state of decline, overgrown and overrun by herds of cats and pigs and the few remaining guests. From this strange perch, moving from room to room as the hotel falls down around him, he witnesses the distant tottering of the Empire in the East and the rise of the violent "Troubles" in Ireland
The siege of Krishnapur by J. G Farrell( Recording )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1857 in Krishnapur and the British living there ignore the rumours of trouble among the native troops. When they are confronted by a bloody revolt, they retreat in shocked confusion and confront the world they thought they ruled
Singapur im Würgegriff by J. G Farrell( )

5 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singapur 1937. Walter Blackett, Direktor eines britischen Kautschukunternehmens, weiß sich von der bewährten Ordnung britischer Kolonialherrschaft getragen, als er die Feierlichkeiten zum hundertjährigen Jubiläum seiner Firma ausrichtet. Noch ist die Welt, zumindest für die Engländer, in Ordnung, haben die Da Dousa Sisters ihre Gesangsauftritte, ist der zerzauste Hund La Condition humaine nur halbtot und gibt es standesgemäße Paraden und Feste. Und doch scheint am Vorabend des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Inselstaat einiges in Schieflage geraten zu sein : Kaum ist ein Streik der Einheimischen niedergeschlagen, flammt er an anderem Ort wieder auf, Walter Blacketts Sohn engagiert zur Abendunterhaltung ausgerechnet einen Fakir, seine Tochter Joan tändelt mit den falschen Verehrern, während der junge Matthew, Oxfordstudent und rechtmäßiger Erbe der Firma, sich als naiver Weltverbesserer erweist. Das Geschäft mit dem Kautschuk boomt, nicht zuletzt wegen des Weltkriegs und der Marktmanipulation durch Blackett selbst, doch als japanische Flieger das völlig unvorbereitete Singapur bombardieren, kann der Schock größer nicht sein. Während Matthew herauszufinden versucht, was es mit dem ›Würgegriff von Singapur‹ auf sich hat, ist der Mythos von der Uneinnehmbarkeit Singapurs bereits brutal zerschlagen. (Quelle: buchhandel.de)
The lung by J. G Farrell( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in English and Danish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The empire trilogy by J. G Farrell( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 'trilogy' looking at the gap between imperial ideals and imperial practice--with the idea that 'a nation, ' as one of his characters comes to suspect, 'does not create itself according to its own best ideas, but is shaped by other forces, of which it has little knowledge.'
A man from elsewhere by J. G Farrell( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in English and Danish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troubles by J. G Farrell( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major Brendan Archer travels to Ireland - to the Majestic Hotel and to the fiancee he acquired on a rash afternoon's leave three years ago. Despite her many letters, the lady herself proves elusive, and the Major's engagement is short-lived. But he is unable to detach himself from the alluring discomforts of the crumbling hotel
Seige of Krishnapur : Troubles by J. G Farrell( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental lead and lead in primary and pre-school children's blood in Auckland, New Zealand by P. C Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'assedio di Krishnapur by J. G Farrell( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.G. Farrell : the making of a writer by Lavinia Greacen( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1979, in a remote corner of West Cork in Ireland, J.G. Farrell was drowned while fishing from the rocks near his home. He was forty-four, and it had been only six years since he had won the Booker Prize for his novel The Siege of Krishnapur. A man who elevated privacy to a high art, Farrell's legacy would be the Empire Trilogy, including the much-loved Troubles, now hailed as a classic of the twentieth century; as well as a lingering air of mystery. Farrell had always been an inscrutable man." "Based on her access to J.G. Farrell's family and friends, as well as his notebooks and personal correspondence, Lavinia Greacen's biography disentangles not only the full circumstances of the novelist's death, but the story of his life and how it informed everything he wrote."--Jacket
A novel by J. G Farrell( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manden udefra by J. G Farrell( Recording )

4 editions published in 1996 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hill station : an unfinished novel by J. G Farrell( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irske forviklinger by J. G Farrell( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The siege of Krishnapur
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TroublesThe Singapore gripThe hill station : an unfinished novel, and an Indian diaryThe siege of KrishnapurTroublesJ.G. Farrell : the making of a writerThe hill station : an unfinished novel
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Fareru, Gōdon 1935-1979

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Farrell, James 1935-1979

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פרל, ג'מס גורדון 1935-1979

جیمز جی. فارل نویسنده بریتانیایی

জে. জি. ফারেল আইরিশ লেখক

제임스 고든 파렐

ファレル, ジェイムズ・G.

雅各·法瑞爾

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