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Paul Gallico (1897–1976)

Autor(a) de The Snow Goose

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Obras de Paul Gallico

The Snow Goose (1940) 1,357 cópias
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (1958) 741 cópias
Jennie (1950) 622 cópias
The Poseidon Adventure (1969) 533 cópias
The Silent Miaow (1964) 482 cópias
Thomasina (1957) 368 cópias
Mrs Harris goes to New York (1959) 302 cópias
Love of Seven Dolls (1954) 228 cópias
The Man Who Was Magic (1966) 208 cópias
Too Many Ghosts (1959) 205 cópias
The Small Miracle (1951) 202 cópias
Honorable Cat (1972) 144 cópias
Snowflake (1952) 142 cópias
Scruffy (1962) 128 cópias
Ludmila (1955) 115 cópias
Mrs Harris MP (1965) 113 cópias
The Foolish Immortals (1953) 112 cópias
The Zoo Gang (1973) 108 cópias
Mrs. 'Arris goes to Moscow (1974) 102 cópias
Manxmouse (1968) 98 cópias
Coronation (1962) 98 cópias
Love, Let Me Not Hunger (1963) 96 cópias
Trial by Terror (1951) 94 cópias
The Hand of Mary Constable (1964) 91 cópias
The Lonely (1947) 77 cópias
Ludmila [and] The Lonely (1955) 63 cópias
Matilda (1970) 58 cópias
The Hurricane Story (1959) 57 cópias
Miracle in the Wilderness (1975) 56 cópias
The story of Silent night (1967) 51 cópias
Farewell to Sport (1938) 32 cópias
Gallico Magic [7-in-1] (1967) 30 cópias
The Clock [1945 film] (1945) — Writer — 21 cópias
Ada Harris omnibus (1994) 15 cópias
The Best of Paul Gallico (1988) 9 cópias
The Golden People. (1965) 7 cópias
Die silbernen Schwäne (1980) 4 cópias
The Secret Front 3 cópias
Omnibus 3 cópias
Golf Is a Friendly Game (1942) 2 cópias
O chlopcu, ktory byl kotem (2020) 2 cópias
HLa Iprincipessa smarrita (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
The Roman Kid 1 exemplar(es)
A Cat Affair 1 exemplar(es)
Love of Seven Dolls 1 exemplar(es)
Die spanische Tournee. (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
Lili 1 exemplar(es)
Man Story (1950) 1 exemplar(es)
De glazen deur 1 exemplar(es)
Den største Sensation 1 exemplar(es)
The Best of 21 Years (1960) 1 exemplar(es)
Gallico on Sport 1 exemplar(es)
Jennie/Thomasina 1 exemplar(es)
Mooltiki 1 exemplar(es)
MORE THAN A GAME 1 exemplar(es)
The Secret Ingredient 1 exemplar(es)
Thanksgiving Miracle 1 exemplar(es)
The Tomboy and the Lady 1 exemplar(es)
Golf's a Big Business 1 exemplar(es)
Wives Can Be Useful 1 exemplar(es)
Pepino. Die Schneegans (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Thomasina, Poppe-liefde 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuinte — 337 cópias
The Literary Cat (1977) — Contribuinte — 241 cópias
The Poseidon Adventure [1972 film] (1972) — Original book — 156 cópias
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias
Poseidon [2006 film] (2006) — Original book — 136 cópias
Read With Me (1965) — Contribuinte — 129 cópias
Saints for Now (1952) — Contribuinte — 108 cópias
The Book of Cats (1976) — Contribuinte — 106 cópias
The Pulps: Fifty Years of American Pop Culture (1970) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1979) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
The Pride of the Yankees [1942 film] (1942) — Original book — 70 cópias
The Three Lives of Thomasina [1963 film] (1963) — Original story — 57 cópias
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Vogue's First Reader (1942) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Eastern Ghosts (1990) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Stories to Remember: Literary Heritage Series (1967) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Reader's Digest Teen-Age Treasury: Four Volumes (1957) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
The Girls from Esquire (1952) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Western Ghosts (1990) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1959 v01 (1959) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
New Stories for Men (1941) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Great American Detective Stories (1945) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
The Reader's Digest Teen-Age Treasury Vol. III / Action (1957) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
The Wickedest Show on Earth: A Carnival of Circus Suspense (1985) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
1935 Essay Annual — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Americans All: Stories of American Life To-Day (1971) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
The Bedside Bonanza (1944) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Horror (1978) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
A Reader for Writers — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Spectacle of Sport: Selected from Sports Illustrated (1957) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Peacemakers Best in Books (1962) 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Gallico, Paul William
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
Antibes, France
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
South Devon, England
Columbia University (BSc|1921)
sports reporter
foreign correspondent
short story writer
founder of Golden Gloves amateur boxing competition (mostrar todas 7)
children's book author
Gallico, Paolo (father)
New York Daily News
O. Henry Award (short story: The Snow Goose, 1941)
Ober, Harold
Pequena biografia
Paul Gallico was born in New York City, the son of immigrants from Italy and Austria. His father was a concert pianist and composer and his mother had studied to be a singer. Paul attended public school and worked his way through Columbia University with jobs as a tutor and longshoreman. He got a job with the New York Daily News, originally as the movie critic, but more successfully in the sports department. His first big break came when he was sent to cover the training camp of Jack Dempsey, and decided to ask the boxer if he could spar with him. Gallico was knocked out within two minutes, but he had a great story, and from then on his sportswriting career took off. He became editor of the Sport Section of the Daily News in 1923, and had a daily sports column. He also created and organized the Golden Gloves competition for amateur boxers. He became one of the best-known sports writers in the USA and a minor celebrity. But he was always drawn to writing fiction. In 1937, he went to live in Europe to devote himself to this new career. He produced short stories and articles that were published in magazines such as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and the Saturday Evening Post. In 1941, he published the novella The Snow Goose, which made him well-known. Apart from a short spell as a war correspondent between 1943 and 1946, Gallico was a full-time freelance writer for the rest of his life. He continued to live outside the USA, mostly in England, Monaco, and the Antibes. He was a first-class fencer, and a keen deep-sea fisherman. He was married four times, and had several children. Among his more than 40 books for adults and children were Manxmouse (1968), cited by J.K. Rowling as one of her favorite books; Mrs. ’Arris Goes to Paris (1958) and its four sequels; and The Poseidon Adventure (1969), the basis for the hugely successful 1972 film.



best cat book ever!!! em Cats, books, life is good. (Abril 27)
Group Read, December 2020: Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris em 1001 Books to read before you die (Dezembro 2020)


Book source ~ Purchased ebook

This was a pick for an online book club. I had never heard of this story, but apparently it’s a Classic. I can see why. It’s a great story! The ending is sad though. Ok, so I know things can never stay the same. Life is fluid and always changing. But it’s still a sad ending.
AVoraciousReader | outras 28 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
I'm aware that Mrs. Harris is a stereotype. I know that the characters here are cut-outs of the poor-but-salt-of-the-earth, the unhappy-even-though-born-with-a-silver-spoon and so on, but I loved this book. It's a charmingly told fable of a London char of the 1950's and her quest to realise her dream of owning a Dior gown. Mrs. Harris has many adventures, and in some ways her tale does not end happily ever after. But she learns a great deal on the way, as do others, and both she and we can feel satisfied with the way the story finishes. A perfect holiday read… (mais)
Margaret09 | outras 16 resenhas | Apr 15, 2024 |
Loved Snow Goose Sarah should read. Cried in both.
SteveMcI | outras 7 resenhas | Jan 26, 2024 |
There’s something magical that happens when in the presence of Dior, even when you’re a poor London char like the titular Mrs. Harris - maybe even especially so. Seeing one of the creations from the atelier premiere sparks feelings of wonder, magic, and innate joy that can occasionally be seen with other designers, but never in quite the same way, and inevitably makes one want to do the impossible. For Mrs. Harris, who is struck by the presence of a fabulous dress when spotted in the wardrobe of one of her employers, she begins to dream of owning a Dior dress of her very own and with a small win at the football pools she’s off! In the film version (dearly loved), Mrs. Harris’ fortune is brought about by a string of coincidences and good fortune that while very much fitting with the overall tone of whimsy and glitter that suffuse the movie, are a little far fetched compared to the hard work, good deeds, and stubbornness that drive Mrs. Harris in the novel. Showcasing the determination and good nature of the inimitable London charwoman, Mrs. Harris couldn’t be a more endearing and charming character in the novel. It is her sweet (but stubborn) nature that wins her friends and allies as she crosses the Channel after saving up her American dollars (Gallico is particular about his historical financial details!) and finally makes it to the atelier of Monsieur Dior. Here she is met with barriers in the form of the expected snotty French personages (softened slightly from those in the film, but never the less endearing and realistic) and timelines in the creation of haute couture, but with some unexpected generosity she extends her stay in Paris and becomes a crucial player in the lives of the many employees of Dior. After weaving her own brand of practical magic, Mrs. Harris makes it through customs and back to London, but her fabulous dress is destroyed by the selfish actions of one of her pet clients and she must learn the final lesson of the book: she may have gotten what she thought she wanted (in the form of the Dior dress), but it is the memories of her journey and the lifelong friendships she made that are the real gain!

After her adventures in Paris, Mrs. Harris can’t help herself from taking on another trip of a lifetime - this time to help set up a household in the Big Apple for a pair of clients and find a home for an abused child. Compared to her time in Paris, the New York story has far more grit and grime - circling around abandoned children, abuse, the effects of WWII on the population, and the vastness of America - and far less sparkle, but that actually served it well in terms of realism. New York has its own charm, but it is not filled with the same light as Paris, after all! Here we see Mrs. Harris turn her scheming charm up a notch and use her friends to their best extent (with no harm to anyone, of course) as she searches for the father of little Henry. Her decided shift in character matches the increasing stakes and complexity of the challenges in a very American way, and it is one which suits her well as she faces highly unexpected twists until it all turns right in the end. I definitely wasn’t as easily charmed by this novel, but I absolutely had to find out how Mrs. Harris would triumph in the end!
… (mais)
JaimieRiella | outras 16 resenhas | Jan 1, 2024 |



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