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J. B. Priestley (1894–1984)

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English novelist, playwright, and critic J. B. Priestley was born in Bradford in Yorkshire, the setting for many of his stories, and was educated at Cambridge University. Although he first established a reputation with critical writings such as The English Comic Characters (1925), The English Novel vis mere (1927), and English Humor (1928), it is for his novels and plays that he is best known. Priestley was, like John Galsworthy and Somerset Maugham, a novelist only partially committed to his playwriting. Yet he became the dominant literary figure in the London West End during the 1930s, as he attempted to make realistically rendered domestic conversation the vehicle for a mature study of personality and emotion. Philosophical theories about time, Socialist dogmatism (often erupting into sermons), and a taste for dramatic expressionism may be said to have finally deflected him from his goal. Priestley's experimental bent nevertheless yielded, among his more than 25 plays, a number of striking theatrical situations---the soliloquies of Ever since Paradise, the reviewed life in Johnson over Jordan (1939), the replay of an ill-fated conversational turn in Dangerous Corner (his most successful play, 1934), and the supernatural visitation in An Inspector Calls (his acknowledged masterpiece, 1946). (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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An Inspector Calls (1946) 969 eksemplarer
The Good Companions (1929) 423 eksemplarer
English Journey (1934) 368 eksemplarer
Angel Pavement (1930) 285 eksemplarer
Literature and Western Man (1960) 245 eksemplarer
An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (2001) 230 eksemplarer
Lost Empires (1965) 190 eksemplarer
The Prince of Pleasure and His Regency, 1811-20 (1969) — Forfatter — 184 eksemplarer
Bright Day (1946) 155 eksemplarer
Benighted (1927) 146 eksemplarer
Man and Time (1964) 134 eksemplarer
Delight (1949) 126 eksemplarer
The Edwardians (1970) 103 eksemplarer
Salt is Leaving (1966) 73 eksemplarer
Farlig søvn (1962) 72 eksemplarer
Victoria's Heyday (1972) 70 eksemplarer
I Saturns tegn (1961) 69 eksemplarer
Charles Dickens and His World (1961) 68 eksemplarer
Festival at Farbridge (1939) 61 eksemplarer
The Doomsday Men (1938) 59 eksemplarer
Skæbnens sendebud (1954) 55 eksemplarer
Black-Out in Gretley (1942) 54 eksemplarer
The English (1671) 52 eksemplarer
Adventures in English Literature (1963) 51 eksemplarer
Daylight on Saturday (1943) 49 eksemplarer
Dangerous Corner (1932) 47 eksemplarer
The Image Men (1968) 47 eksemplarer
When We are Married (1938) 46 eksemplarer
Three Men in New Suits (1945) 44 eksemplarer
Margin Released (1962) 43 eksemplarer
Time and the Conways (1937) 42 eksemplarer
Journey Down a Rainbow (1950) 40 eksemplarer
Out of Town (1968) 39 eksemplarer
Faraway (1900) 37 eksemplarer
The Thirty-First of June (1961) 34 eksemplarer
Three Time-Plays (1943) 33 eksemplarer
It's an Old Country (1967) 33 eksemplarer
Ballade i ministeriet (1954) 32 eksemplarer
Let the People Sing (1939) 30 eksemplarer
English Humour (1976) 29 eksemplarer
London End (1968) 27 eksemplarer
Dagens Helt (1933) 27 eksemplarer
The Priestley Companion (1951) 26 eksemplarer
The Wonderful World of the Theatre (1959) 26 eksemplarer
Postscripts (1940) 24 eksemplarer
Low Notes on a High Level (1954) 24 eksemplarer
Jenny Villiers (1947) 24 eksemplarer
Particular Pleasures (1975) 23 eksemplarer
Laburnum Grove (1933) 22 eksemplarer
The English Comic Characters (1925) 22 eksemplarer
Found, Lost, Found (1976) 21 eksemplarer
Essays of Five Decades (1968) 20 eksemplarer
Snoggle (1776) 17 eksemplarer
THE BEAUTY OF BRITAIN (1937) 15 eksemplarer
I Have Been Here Before (1937) 15 eksemplarer
Rain Upon Godshill (1939) 15 eksemplarer
Farthing Hall (1995) 15 eksemplarer
Adam in Moonshine (1927) 15 eksemplarer
Great British Short Stories (1974) — Introduktion — 14 eksemplarer
Out of the People (1941) 12 eksemplarer
Britain Under Fire (1941) 12 eksemplarer
Four English Novels (1960) — Redaktør — 12 eksemplarer
Our Nation's Heritage (1939) 12 eksemplarer
Thomas Love Peacock (1966) 12 eksemplarer
Eden End (1934) 12 eksemplarer
The English Novel (1977) 11 eksemplarer
Lost Empires [1986 TV mini series] (1986) — Original story — 11 eksemplarer
The Linden Tree (1947) 11 eksemplarer
George Meredith (2010) 11 eksemplarer
Mystery at Greenfingers (1937) 10 eksemplarer
Theatre Outlook (1957) 10 eksemplarer
British Women Go To War (1943) 9 eksemplarer
Outcries and Asides (1974) 9 eksemplarer
The Moments and Other Pieces (1966) 8 eksemplarer
Visit to New Zealand (1974) 8 eksemplarer
Johnson over Jordan (2001) 7 eksemplarer
The Balconinny (1929) 7 eksemplarer
Figures in Modern Literature (1924) 7 eksemplarer
Self-Selected Essays (1950) 6 eksemplarer
The Other Place (1953) 6 eksemplarer
Thoughts in the Wilderness (1957) 5 eksemplarer
Open House (1927) 5 eksemplarer
Over the Long High Wall (1972) 5 eksemplarer
Four Plays (1944) 5 eksemplarer
The Old Dark House [1963 film] (1963) — Forfatter — 5 eksemplarer
Cornelius (2012) 5 eksemplarer
They Came to a City (1944) 5 eksemplarer
Summer Day's Dream (2013) 4 eksemplarer
I'll Tell You Everything (1933) 4 eksemplarer
Bees on the Boat Deck (1936) 4 eksemplarer
William Hazlitt (1960) 4 eksemplarer
My Six Favorite Plays (1979) 4 eksemplarer
Essays of Today and Yesterday (1926) 3 eksemplarer
Desert Highway (1944) 3 eksemplarer
Wonderful London 3 eksemplarer
The Long Mirror 3 eksemplarer
Ever Since Paradise (1946) 3 eksemplarer
Six plays (1979) 3 eksemplarer
Music at Night 3 eksemplarer
Margaret McMillan: A Memoir (1948) — Forord — 3 eksemplarer
Teatro completo (1963) 3 eksemplarer
I for One (1923) 3 eksemplarer
The High Toby (1948) 3 eksemplarer
The Art of the Dramatist (1973) 3 eksemplarer
Happy Dream (1976) 3 eksemplarer
The Rose and Crown (1947) 3 eksemplarer
Four-in-Hand 3 eksemplarer
Inspector Calls And Other Plays (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Britain Speaks (1940) 3 eksemplarer
Talking (1926) 3 eksemplarer
Adam in Moonshine / Benighted (1970) 2 eksemplarer
Plays (2004) 2 eksemplarer
Britain at War 2 eksemplarer
Papers From Lilliput (2009) 2 eksemplarer
Faraway I 2 eksemplarer
The plays of J.B. Priestley (1948) 2 eksemplarer
The Roundabout (2016) 2 eksemplarer
How Are They at Home? 2 eksemplarer
The Happy Dream 2 eksemplarer
El pabellón de las máscaras (1983) 2 eksemplarer
The Golden Fleece 2 eksemplarer
Four English Biographies — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
All England Listened (1967) 2 eksemplarer
Rain Upon Godshill 2 eksemplarer
Good Night, Children 2 eksemplarer
W starym kraju 2 eksemplarer
The Town Major of Miraucourt (1930) 2 eksemplarer
Faraway II 2 eksemplarer
Low Notes on a High Level (2020) 1 eksemplar
Theatre Omnibus (1941) 1 eksemplar
festival 1 eksemplar
L`Homme et le temps 1 eksemplar
Teatro 1 eksemplar
Seeing Stratford 1 eksemplar
Apes and Angels (1930) 1 eksemplar
temps i els Conway/El (2023) 1 eksemplar
People at Sea (1937) 1 eksemplar
Two Time-Plays (1938) 1 eksemplar
Underground 1 eksemplar
Edwardian album 1 eksemplar
Three Plays and a Preface (1935) 1 eksemplar
The Grey Ones 1 eksemplar
Albert Goes Through 1 eksemplar
J.B. Priestley's Yorkshire (1987) 1 eksemplar
Different inside (1990) 1 eksemplar
Dickens 1 eksemplar
La isla lejana 1 eksemplar
[Obras] 1 eksemplar
Priestley's War Years (2011) 1 eksemplar
Võlurid : [romaan] 1 eksemplar
The Moments 1 eksemplar
The Demon King 1 eksemplar

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Hadn't read much by or about this author before, but apparently he was a prominent and well known writer in the early through mid twentieth century. I read this because I was intrigued by the nature of the man who was King Edward. I wanted to know more about him and the time he reigned and this book was very helpful with that. This book gave me better insight into the nuances of classes and political parties of the era. It was palatable, almost folksy in places, filled with illustrations of the art and photographs of the times.… (mere)
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MrsLee | 2 andre anmeldelser | May 11, 2024 |
A rather long but entertaining novel about a travelling theatre troupe. Not memorable for me, but enjoyable episodes and worth the read.
 
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sfj2 | 5 andre anmeldelser | Apr 3, 2024 |
This carefully crafted book is a master class in how to write a convincing argument that will retain a middle class reader's interest by never descending to polemic. Priestly lays before everyone, especially those of his readers who really would prefer not to know, that a terrible social injustice had been done to those people who made and extracted the wealth that made Britain an economic titan.
The further Priestly ventures on his journey, the greater the deprivation uncovered - so that by the time he reaches Tyneside and the Durham collieries we are truly aware of the calamitous state of workers shut out of works that have become defunct as a result of the Great Depression. (The journey took place in 1933).
Perhaps it ought to be read alongside George Orwell's "The Road to Wigan Pier" and "Down and Out in Paris and London", both of which books tackle the subject as a political failure. Priestly demands of his readers that they be woken up to a human tragedy in their own land, amongst their own people, and take action that would relieve it. Unfortunately, this didn't happen, the situation only being altered by the country rearming and preparing for war.
My copy of this book is a Jubilee Edition (1984), and contains 80 black and white photographs which speak to the failure of will and decency, where working families lived in mean hovels in towns unfit to be called such.
I thought I wouldn't like this book, but I remembered the human warmth that is the foundation of Priestley's "Angel Pavement", and found this endearing aspect of his writing present here.
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ivanfranko | 5 andre anmeldelser | Aug 9, 2023 |
Una familia burguesa esta cenando para celebrar la próxima boda de la hija. Están el padre, empresario conservador, la madre, la novia, su hermano y el novio. Entonces se presenta un inspector de policía que les viene a preguntar sobre el suicidio de una chica pobre, sin aparente relación con ellos. Poco a poco, a través de las preguntas del inspector, se ve que todos han tenido relación con la chica de una manera u otra hasta el punto de que pueden considerarse corresponsables de su muerte. Las diferentes reacciones de cada personaje son la base de la acción dramática, con un final "alargado" muy interesante.… (mere)
 
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