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Sharpe, Tom 1928-2013

Works: 263 works in 1,427 publications in 15 languages and 11,479 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Satirical literature  College stories  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Detective and mystery films  Domestic fiction  Satire  Humor 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Recipient, Editor, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6069.H345, 823.914
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Wilt by Tom Sharpe( Book )

158 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilt is given to elaborate and vindictive fantasies about his wife, the massive, domineering Eva. But when Eva becomes a Missing Person, following an embarrassing incident at a party they both attend, the police want to question Wilt
Porterhouse blue by Tom Sharpe( Book )

42 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porterhouse is a backwoods institution which is supported by fee-paying students who buy their degrees. Sir Godber Evans, the new Master, is determined to make radical changes, provoking the wrath of the Dean, the Senior Tutor and, most intransigent of all, Skullion the Head Porter
Wilt on high by Tom Sharpe( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadow of drug dealing falls across Fenland Tech and suddenly Wilt finds himself the target of suspicion. With his talent for making new enemies, an accusation of voyeurism in the staff lavatory leads to a massive confrontation at a nearby US airbase, surrounded by the forces of law and order
Riotous assembly by Tom Sharpe( Book )

55 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een politiechef in een ingeslapen Zuidafrikaans garnizoensstadje krijgt een alarmerend telefoontje
Blott on the landscape by Tom Sharpe( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against a powerful lobby led by the unprincipled Sir Giles, who is determined to build a motorway through their little bit of rural England, are Lady Maude and her chief weapon Blott, an ex-Italian, naturalized Englishman. Fight fire with fire. The landscape is flawless, the trees majestic, the flora and the fauna are right and proper, the whole is picturesquely typical of rural England at its best
The great pursuit by Tom Sharpe( Book )

46 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frensic and Futtle is a small and successful literary agency. But following a successful court case by a woman who claimed to have been libeled by one of their authors, the agency rapidly loses business. One day, a manuscript for a book called Pause O Men for the Virgin arrives at the agency, together with a note from the author's solicitor, saying that the author wishes to remain anonymous and that the agency has carte blanche on how it deals with the book. The book turns out to deal with the love affair between an 80-year old woman and a 17-year old youth. The populist American publisher Hutchmeyer agrees to sign a deal to publish the book in the United States for $2 million, providing the author carries out a promotional tour of the country. Sonia and Frensic decide to use aspiring but unpublished author Peter Piper to stand in for the anonymous author. But when Piper receives a proof copy of Pause from the publisher by mistake, it takes a certain amount of persuasion and arm-twisting from Sonia Futtle to convince Piper to travel to America
Vintage stuff by Tom Sharpe( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een scholier, die alles letterlijk neemt, richt een ravage aan op een door excentriekelingen bevolkte Engelse kostschool
Wilt in nowhere by Tom Sharpe( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Wilt is back. This time he is pitted against the vices of an aristocratic pervert, the merciless greed, of a politician's wife and the seedy underbelly of Britain's medical facilities, deftly exposing the farcical realities of small-town England and America
The Midden by Tom Sharpe( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy Bright does not live up to his name. Brought up to regard ever-lasting wealth as his birthright, he cannot understand why the funds have been cut off and why friends recruited as Lloyd's Names no longer talk to him. When gambling fails and embezzlement starts, mayhem ensues
The wilt alternative by Tom Sharpe( Book )

40 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this, the second of Tom Sharpe's chronicles about Henry Wilt, our hero is no longer the victim of his own uncontrolled fantasies. As Head of a reconstituted Liberal Studies Department he has assumed power without authority at the Fenland College of Arts & Technology and the fantasies he now confronts are those of political bigots and reactionary bureaucrats- in addition to his wife's enthusiasm for every Organic Alternative under the compost heap and the insistence of his quadruplets on looking at every problem with an unflinching lack of sentimentality. Wilt's problems are compounded by nature in the shape of a rose bush, nostalgia, temporary infatuation with a foreign student and the hostility of medical services unwilling to attend to his most urgent needs. But it is only when Wilt becomes the unintentional participant in a terrorist siege that he is forced to find an answer to the problems of power, which have corrupted greater men than he. With a mental ingenuity born of his innate cowardice, Wilt fights for those liberal values which are threatened both by international terrorism and by the sophisticated methods of police anti- terrorist agents. In the confusion that follows, Wilt resumes his dialogue with the unflagging Inspector Flint and is himself subjected to the indignity of a psycho- political profile
Indecent exposure by Tom Sharpe( Book )

30 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A blazing satire of South African apartheid, Indecent Exposure is Tom Sharpe's brilliant follow-up to his Riotous Assembly. Once again the setting is Piemburg, the deceptively peaceful looking capital of Zululand, where Kommandant van Heerden, Konstabel Els, and Luitenant Verkramp continue to terrorise true Englishmen and even truer Zulus in their relentless search for a perfect South Africa." -- Provided by publisher
The Gropes by Tom Sharpe( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A brilliantly funny novel about what happens when the women take charge. The Gropes are an old English family based in Northumberland, separated from the rest of society and as eccentric as they come. It is a line dominated by strong-willed and oversexed women, determined to produce more female heirs regardless of whether their desired partners are willing or not."--Fantastic fiction website
Grantchester grind : a Porterhouse chronicle by Tom Sharpe( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman, der foregår i Cambridge. En ny Master skal udnævnes, men blev den foregående myrdet? Hans kone prøver at opklare det, og drages ind i et netværk af intriger
Ancestral vices by Tom Sharpe( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another satirical novel from Tom Sharpe which attacks politicians, housewives, lecturers and others
The throwback by Tom Sharpe( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Throwback, meet young Lockhart Flawse, from Flawse Hall on Flawse Fell, close under Flawse Rigg in outermost Northumberland, and hear his everyday tale of being plunged into the genteel mock-Tudor world of suburban Surrey
The Wilt inheritance by Tom Sharpe( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry Wilt, Tom Sharpe's beleaguered hero, returns again for another hilarious dose of quickfire farce. Stuck in a job he doesn't want -- but can't afford to lose -- as nominal Head of the Communications Department at Fenland University, Wilt is still subject to the whims of 'The Powers That Be', both in and outside of work. The demands of his snobbish wife Eva, and the stupendous school fees of his despicable quadruplet daughters, cause him the biggest headaches ... apart from the hangovers, that is. When Eva signs him up for a summer job, teaching the gun-toting idiot son of a lusty local aristocrat, Wilt is not amused. But, as circumstances unravel and the summer goes on, Wilt sees that the situation could be put to his financial advantage, as well as giving Eva some headaches of her own. With Tom Sharpe's famous dark humour in full evidence, and an explosive plot which takes its readers to places they never realised they wanted to visit, The Wilt Inheritance is another instant classic from the British master of farce."--Fantastic fiction website
She fell among thieves( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a Pyrenees vacation in 1922, upright English gentleman Richard Chandos encounters the villainous Vanity Fair. Mistress of the turreted Chateau Jezreel and leader of a motley band of criminals, she will inherit millions if she can force her stepdaughter to marry. Pitting his wits against this formidalbe adversary, Chandos determines to rescue the beautiful young woman. But Vanity Fair keeps one step ahead of him, a trick forever up her sleeve and murder in her heart
Wilts erfenis by Tom Sharpe( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als universitair docent Henry Wilt een bijbaantje als huisleraar neemt, volgen de bizarre verwikkelingen elkaar op
Rare kostgangers by Tom Sharpe( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De belevenissen van een excentrieke familie waarin vrouwen het voor het zeggen hebben
Porterhouse blue by Tom Sharpe( Recording )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a new Master tries to bring women students, a self-service canteen and a slot-machine for contraceptives to Porterhouse College, Cambridge, he faces opposition from Skullion, the porter
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Wilt in nowhere
Porterhouse blueWilt on highRiotous assemblyBlott on the landscapeThe great pursuitVintage stuffWilt in nowhereThe Midden
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Ridley, Thomas 1928-2013

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