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J. B. Priestley (1894–1984)

Autor(a) de An Inspector Calls

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais (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) mostrar menos

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Obras de J. B. Priestley

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

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Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (1983) — Contribuinte — 504 cópias
Nightmare Abbey [and] Crotchet Castle (1818) — Introdução; Introdução — 382 cópias
A Book of English Essays (1942) — Contribuinte — 243 cópias
Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (1968) — Contribuinte — 234 cópias
Upstairs Downstairs (1972) — Prefácio, algumas edições172 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
Last Holiday [2006 film] (2006) — Original book — 133 cópias
Read With Me (1965) — Contribuinte — 129 cópias
Sixteen Famous British Plays (1942) — Contribuinte — 115 cópias
Spirits of the Season: Christmas Hauntings (2018) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
The Treasury of Science Fiction Classics (1954) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries (1936) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
Time Travelers (Fiction in the Fourth Dimension) (1997) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Timescapes (1997) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Best Mystery and Suspense Plays of the Modern Theatre (1971) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries (1936) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Ghosts for Christmas (1988) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
10 Classic Mystery and Suspense Plays of the Modern Theatre (1973) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
My Financial Career and Other Follies (1966) — Editor — 43 cópias
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
The Sixth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1970) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Classics of the Supernatural (1995) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
The Best of British SF 1 (1977) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
14 great plays (1977) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories, Volume Three (2018) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
The Night Wire: and Other Tales of Weird Media (2022) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
The Great Book of Humour (1935) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
An Inspector Calls [1954 film] (1954) — Original author — 19 cópias
Wonderful London (1935) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
The Other Side of the Clock (1968) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Dr. Caligari's Black Book (1968) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
The Bodley Head Leacock (1957) — Introdução — 16 cópias
Paha vieras (1996) 15 cópias
In the Dead of Night (1961) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The Best of Leacock (1957) — Editor — 10 cópias
England forteller : britiske og irske noveller (1970) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
An Inspector Calls — Writer — 10 cópias
Great British Short Stories Volume 1 (1974) — Introdução — 10 cópias
Philharmonic (1953) — Introdução — 10 cópias
British and American Essays, 1905-1956 (1959) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Great British Short Stories Volume 2 (1974) — Introdução — 7 cópias
They Came To a City [1944 film] — Original book — 7 cópias
My Best Thriller (1947) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Plays of the Sixties, Volume 2 (1967) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
The Masque of the Red Death and Other Tales of Horror (1964) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The London Mercury Vol Xxvii No 158 December 1932 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The London Mercury, Vol. VIII No. 45 (July 1923) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Essays of the year (1929-1930) (1930) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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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.… (mais)
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MrsLee | outras 2 resenhas | 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 | outras 5 resenhas | 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 | outras 5 resenhas | 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.… (mais)
 
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caflores | outras 15 resenhas | Aug 8, 2023 |

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Obras
226
Also by
62
Membros
6,035
Popularidade
#4,078
Avaliação
4.2
Resenhas
98
ISBNs
381
Idiomas
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