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Prose, Francine 1947-

Works: 247 works in 950 publications in 12 languages and 42,383 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Literature  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Satire  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Collector, Other, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Speaker, win
Classifications: PS3566.R68, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Francine Prose
Anne Frank : the book, the life, the afterlife by Francine Prose( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francine Prose argues that the diary of Anne Frank is as much a deliberate work of art as it is an historical record, noting its literary merits and thoroughly investigating the diary's unique afterlife as one of the world's most read, and banned, books
Blue angel : a novel by Francine Prose( Book )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has been years since Swenson, a professor of creative writing at a small New England college, has published a novel of his own. It's been even longer since a student of his has shown a glimmer of talent. And academia, with its increasingly stifling politically correct environment, isn't what it used to be. Enter Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed student with a rare gift for writing. Fearless and ambitious, Angela seems like the answer to Swenson's prayers. Better yet, she wants his help. What could be more perfect? However, as experience shows, the road to hell is paved with good intentions"--
Goldengrove : a novel by Francine Prose( Book )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl faces the consequences of sudden loss after the death of her sister. As her parents drift toward their own risky consolations, thirteen-year-old Nico is left alone to grope toward understanding and clarity, falling into a seductive, dangerous relationship with her sister's enigmatic boyfriend. Over one haunted summer, Nico must face that life-changing moment when children realize their parents can no longer help them. She learns about the power of art, of time and place, the mystery of loss and recovery. But for all the darkness at the novel's heart, the narrative itself is radiant with the lightness of summer and charged by the restless sexual tension of teenage life
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 : a novel by Francine Prose( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A richly imagined and stunningly inventive story of love, art, and betrayal in Paris of the 20's, 30's, and 40's"--
The lives of the Muses : nine women & the artists they inspired by Francine Prose( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles nine women who served as muses to famous artists, discussing how each of them inspired the works of their artistic counterpart
After by Francine Prose( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of a nearby school shooting, a grief and crisis counselor takes over Central High School and enacts increasingly harsh measures to control students, while those who do not comply disappear
A changed man : a novel by Francine Prose( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holocaust survivor Meyer Maslow, the head of a human rights foundation, is baffled by the entreaties of Vincent Nolan, a young neo-Nazi who inadvertently transforms the lives of other people in his attempts to change his own life
My new American life by Francine Prose( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While working for an idealistic college professor, twenty-six-year old Lula, an Albanian trying to make a better life for herself in America, finds her life taking a complicated turn when her Albanian "brothers" return, in a novel set in the aftermath of 9/11
Caravaggio : painter of miracles by Francine Prose( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a biography of late sixteenth-century Italian Renaissance painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, and chronicles his life, later years in exile in Naples, Malta, and Sicily, and his influence on later generations of artists
Mister monkey : a novel by Francine Prose( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author weaves an ingenious, darkly humorous, and brilliantly observant story that follows the exploits and intrigue of a constellation of characters affiliated with an off-off-off-off Broadway children's musical. Mister Monkey--a screwball children's musical about a playfully larcenous pet chimpanzee--is the kind of family favorite that survives far past its prime. Margot, who plays the chimp's lawyer, knows the production is dreadful and bemoans the failure of her acting career. She's settled into the drudgery of playing a humiliating part--until the day she receives a mysterious letter from an anonymous admirer. and later, in the middle of a performance, has a shocking encounter with Adam, the twelve-year-old who plays the title role. Francine Prose's effervescent comedy is told from the viewpoints of wildly unreliable, seemingly disparate characters whose lives become deeply connected as the madcap narrative unfolds. There is Adam, whose looming adolescence informs his interpretation of his role; Edward, a young audience member who is candidly unimpressed with the play; Ray, the author of the novel on which the musical is based, who witnesses one of the most awkward first dates in literature; and even the eponymous Mister Monkey, the Monkey God himself. With her trademark wit and verve, Prose delves into humanity's most profound mysteries: art, ambition, childhood, aging, and love. Startling and captivating, Mister Monkey is a breathtaking novel from a writer at the height of her craft"--
Gluttony by Francine Prose( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here, novelist and critic Francine Prose serves up a marvelous banquet of witty and engaging observations on the most delicious of deadly sins. Prose traces how our negative notions of gluttony have evolved along with our ideas about salvation and damnation, health and illness, life and death. At the same time, Prose reminds us that it is also an affirmation of pleasure and passion. "The broad, shiny face of the glutton," Prose writes, "has been and continues to be the mirror in which we see ourselves, our hopes and fears, our darkest dreams and deepest desires." Never have we delved more deeply into this mirror than in this insightful and stimulating book. Book jacket."--Jacket
Household saints by Francine Prose( Book )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the Santangelos, a family in New York's Little Italy
Bullyville by Francine Prose( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and German and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his estranged father in the World Trade Center on 9/11, thirteen-year-old Bart, still struggling with his feelings of guilt, sorrow and loss, wins a scholarship to the local preparatory school and there encounters a vicious bully whose cruelty compounds the aftermath of the tragedy
A scrap of time and other stories by Ida Fink( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Scrap of Time", "The Garden That Floated Away", "Behind the Hedge", "A Dog", "Jean-Christophe", "The Key Game", "A Spring Morning", "A Conversation", "The Black Beast", "Aryan Papers", "Inspector van Galoshinsky", "The Pig", "Titina", "Night of Surrender", "The Tenth Man", "Crazy", "Jump!", "The Other Shore", "Splinter", "The Shelter", "Traces", "The Table."
Bigfoot dreams by Francine Prose( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vera Perl, "star reporter of a sleazy supermarket tabloid ... conjures up stories about UFO sightings, miracle cures in garden vegetables, evidence of life after death, and the ever-popular Bigfoot ... Then one day Vera discovers that one of the stories she's invented has turned out to be true in ways she never could have dreamed."--Cover
Primitive people by Francine Prose( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and French and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Simone flees the chaotic violence of Haiti only to land in a world no less brutal or bizarre--the world of upstate New York's Porter family. Here, dead sheep swing from trees, light bulbs are ceremoniously buried, a fur-clad mother carves terrifying goddesses from pumice, and learning to lie is the principle rite of passage into adulthood
Hunters and gatherers by Francine Prose( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do women treat one another in the absence of men to treat them badly? Martha, the protagonist, finds out when after a bust-up with her boyfriend she joins devotees of a matriarchal goddess in a New Age boot camp in the Arizona desert. A satire on New Age religion and knee-jerk feminism
Guided tours of hell : novellas by Francine Prose( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two novellas. In the title piece, a New York playwright tours a death camp in the Czech Republic as part of a literary conference, while Three Pigs in Five Days is on how boring Paris can be if your loved one is not with you
Touch by Francine Prose( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninth-grader Maisie's concepts of friendship, loyalty, self-acceptance, and truth are tested to their limit after a school bus incident with the three boys who have been her best friends since early childhood
Peggy Guggenheim : the shock of the modern by Francine Prose( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of one of twentieth century America's most influential patrons of the arts that covers her personal life, uncompromising spirit, and relationships with such modern masters as Jackson Pollock and Man Ray
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Anne Frank : the book, the life, the afterlife
Blue angel : a novelGoldengrove : a novelThe lives of the Muses : nine women & the artists they inspiredAfterA changed man : a novelMy new American lifeCaravaggio : painter of miraclesGluttony
Alternative Names
Francine Prose American writer

Francine Prose Amerikaans schrijfster

Francine Prose amerikansk författare

Francine Prose amerikansk skribent

Francine Prose écrivaine américaine

Francine Prose escriptora estatunidenca

Francine Prose escritora estadounidense

Francine Prose scriitoare americană

Prose, Francine

Франсин Проуз

פרנסין פרוז סופרת אמריקאית

프로즈, 프랜신 1947-


プローズ, フランシーン