Picture of author.

William Trevor (1928–2016)

Autor(a) de The Story of Lucy Gault

111+ Works 12,377 Membros 289 Reviews 67 Favorited

About the Author

William Trevor Cox was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland on May 24, 1928. He received a degree in history from Trinity College in 1950. Before becoming a full-time author in 1965, he worked as a sculptor, a teacher, and a copywriter at an advertising agency. He exhibited his sculptures in mostrar mais Dublin and England and was joint winner of the International Year of the Political Prisoner art competition in 1952. His first novel, A Standard of Behaviour, was published in 1958. His other novels include Other People's Worlds, Nights at the Alexandra, The Silence in the Garden, The Story of Lucy Gault, My House in Umbria, and Love and Summer. He won the Hawthornden Prize in 1964 for The Old Boys, the Whitbread Award in 1976 for The Children of Dynmouth, the Whitbread Award in 1983 for Fools of Fortune, and the Whitbread Award in 1994 for Felicia's Journey. His short story collections include The Day We Got Drunk on Cake and Other Stories, The Ballroom of Romance and Other Stories, Beyond the Pale, A Bit on the Side, Cheating at Canasta, and The Mark-2 Wife. The Hill Bachelors received the 2001 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award for Short Stories. He received the Allied Irish Banks' Prize in 1976, The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence in 1992, the David Cohen British Literature Prize in 1999, and the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award in Irish Literature in 2008. In 1977, he was awarded an honorary CBE in recognition of his services to literature. He died on November 20, 2016 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de William Trevor

The Story of Lucy Gault (2002) 1,748 cópias
Felicia's Journey (1994) 1,222 cópias
Love and Summer (2009) 929 cópias
Collected Stories (1969) 734 cópias
Fools of Fortune (1983) 606 cópias
After Rain: Stories (1997) 593 cópias
Cheating at Canasta: Stories (2007) 486 cópias
A Bit on the Side (2004) 480 cópias
Death in Summer (1998) 478 cópias
The Children of Dynmouth (1976) 410 cópias
The Hill Bachelors (2000) 327 cópias
The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories (1989) — Editor — 250 cópias
Selected Stories (2010) 241 cópias
Last Stories (2018) 228 cópias
The Silence in the Garden (1988) 207 cópias
Other People's Worlds (1980) 157 cópias
Nights at the Alexandra (1987) 141 cópias
The Stories of William Trevor (1983) 131 cópias
The Old Boys (1964) 131 cópias
My House in Umbria (2000) 129 cópias
Elizabeth Alone (1973) 126 cópias
The Boarding House (1965) 120 cópias
Bodily Secrets (2007) 111 cópias
The Love Department (1966) 99 cópias
Matilda's England (1995) 99 cópias
Miss Gomez and the Brethren (1971) 93 cópias
Reading Turgenev (1991) 90 cópias
A Writer's Ireland (1984) 87 cópias
Deadly Sins (1994) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
Ireland (1995) 82 cópias
The Dressmaker's Child (2005) 76 cópias
The Mark-2 Wife (2011) 61 cópias
Angels at the Ritz (1975) 59 cópias
Juliet's Story (1991) 34 cópias
The Day We Got Drunk on Cake (1967) 27 cópias
A Standard of Behaviour (1958) 18 cópias
The Distant Past (1979) 13 cópias
The Old Curiosity Shop [1979-1980 TV miniseries] (1979) — Screenwriter — 7 cópias
Scenes from an album (1981) 5 cópias
Making Conversation (1995) 5 cópias
Geborgtes Glück (2008) 5 cópias
Seitensprung: Erzählungen (2007) 4 cópias
Penguin Modern Stories 8 (1971) 4 cópias
Going Home: A Play (1972) 4 cópias
Death of a professor (1997) 3 cópias
The summer visitor (2000) 2 cópias
The Women 1 exemplar(es)
the dance master 1 exemplar(es)
Daleko od Irske : izabrane priče (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Balvégzet Bolondjai (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
Dreaming 1 exemplar(es)
Her Mother's Daughter 1 exemplar(es)
Hôtel de la Lune oisive (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
The story of Lucy Gault 1 exemplar(es)
After rain 1 exemplar(es)
Mauvaises Nouvelles (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
"in the Public Interest" 1 exemplar(es)
Old Flame [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Faith [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Mrs. Acland's Ghosts 1 exemplar(es)
The Love of a Good Woman 1 exemplar(es)
The Room [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Bravado [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
A Trinity [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
A Meeting in Middle Age 1 exemplar(es)
A Complicated Nature 1 exemplar(es)
Night with Mrs. Da Tanka (1972) 1 exemplar(es)
Marrying Damian (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Low Sunday, 1950 (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Old school ties (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
Trevor William 1 exemplar(es)
Miss Smith [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
За чертой 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Pride and Prejudice (1813) — Introdução, algumas edições81,324 cópias
A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement, Spring (1962) — Introdução, algumas edições1,848 cópias
A Dance to the Music of Time: Second Movement, Summer (1964) — Introdução, algumas edições929 cópias
The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield (1945) — Editor — 895 cópias
A Dance to the Music of Time: Fourth Movement, Winter (1976) — Introdução — 875 cópias
My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead (2008) — Contribuinte — 766 cópias
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 515 cópias
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contribuinte — 465 cópias
Birthday Stories (2002) — Contribuinte — 457 cópias
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 433 cópias
Great Irish Tales of Horror: A Treasury of Fear (1995) — Contribuinte — 326 cópias
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 324 cópias
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Contribuinte — 280 cópias
Bad Trips (1991) — Contribuinte — 233 cópias
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Contribuinte — 186 cópias
First Folio: A Little Book of Folio Forewords (2008) — Contribuinte — 180 cópias
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999) — Contribuinte — 151 cópias
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Contribuinte — 149 cópias
The Penguin Book of Irish Short Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 133 cópias
Great Irish Detective Stories (1993) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories (2005) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Nightshade: 20th Century Ghost Stories (1999) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Dark Arrows: Great Stories of Revenge (1985) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
My House in Umbria [2003 film] (2003) — Original novel — 50 cópias
The Guardian Review Book of Short Stories (2011) — Autor — 50 cópias
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Great Irish Stories of the Supernatural (1992) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Mothers and Daughters: An Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Night Shadows: Twentieth-Century Stories of the Uncanny (2001) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
The National Short Story Prize 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories (2020) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Best Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Good Housekeeping Short Story Collection (1997) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Splinters (1968) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Best Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Felicia's Journey [1999 film] (2007) — Original book — 12 cópias
Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980 (1982) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
The Real Thing: Seven Stories About Love (1979) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Demons within, & other disturbing tales (1977) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Factions (1974) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Seven Deadly Sins: A Collection of New Fiction (1985) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

1001 (266) 1001 books (285) 19th century (1,421) 20th century (313) anthology (535) Austen (751) British (993) British literature (1,001) classic (3,262) classic literature (439) classics (3,238) ebook (392) England (1,323) English (474) English literature (975) family (337) favorite (300) favorites (431) fiction (9,380) Folio Society (291) historical (345) historical fiction (491) Ireland (615) Irish (416) Irish literature (452) Jane Austen (1,029) Kindle (378) literature (1,902) love (546) marriage (377) novel (1,520) own (453) read (988) Regency (519) romance (2,563) short stories (1,596) sisters (272) to-read (2,381) unread (281) women (256)

Conhecimento Comum

Membros

Discussions

Resenhas

These ten stories are at once poignant and atmospheric. I'll need, I think, to re-read them. There are revelations, flashbacks, guarded comments which bring about an understanding of character, circumstance. And which also leave the reader wondering - what REALLY happened? Did that middle-aged woman really murder her disabled cousin? Or ...?

There's something of the formula about these stories, which all contain an unexpected twist. But Trevor's fastidious use of language keeps each story on its own track: yet it's not always certain exactly what took place, or when, or how. Each character remains in many ways unknowable.

And that's why I want to read these stories again. I'm sure they'll set me thinking just as much as they did first time round.
… (mais)
 
Marcado
Margaret09 | outras 10 resenhas | Apr 15, 2024 |
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”

Not William Trevor at his best, this short novel is still worth a read if you like his other books. Trevor’s prose is easy on the ear, and even at his most mediocre he manages to keep the reader interested.

There’s a garden, am old house, a loveless marriage and a death. The usual stuff and the usual mystery at the end. But it appears hastily done and lacks the depth of earlier Trevor novels.

I recommend this book for readers who enjoy Trevor’s writings, but it’s not for those experiencing a Trevor novel for the first time.… (mais)
 
Marcado
kjuliff | outras 17 resenhas | Mar 4, 2024 |
The Farmer Takes a Wife

Media: Audio
Read by: Jim Norton
Length: 5 hours 12 minutes

It’s summer in a small town in Ireland. There’s a chance meeting between a local lass and a young man on a bike. We know that these two, Ella and Florian have clicked. And then?

William Trevor builds up the cast chapter by chapter. We learn about the players, the farmer, the guesthouse proprietor and her husband, the salesman, the ex-librarian who has lost his mind. We learn about the town’s recent history and scandals. The farmer accidentally killed his first wife and child; the local cinema burned down, the guesthouse proprietor was forced by her father to have an abortion.

There are more chance encounters between Ella and Florian. These are fleeting until, amongst the ruins of an old manor house that is overrun with the sweet peas, peonies and lavender, a love blossoms.

Sounds clichéd at best, at worst a cheap Victorian “penny dreadful”. But it’s not. Trevor manages to weave a tale that brings to mind Thomas Hardy rather than Mills and Boon. Scenes are described in minute detail, so we can see every movement of the characters as they interact with each other and go about their daily tasks. From the farmer repairing a tyre tube to Ella folding her clothes ready for the next day, mundane details bring to life a world we are experiencing as we read on. A Vermeer in words.

I tottered between a 3.5 and a 4 for rating, as the book is slight in content and in length. Not an important book. Not a seminal Trevor work, so perhaps a 3.5? I gave it a 4. Love and Summer epitomizes everything that is exquisite about William Trevor’s books. He brings to life moments in time and builds up a world that we can enter, lavender and all.
… (mais)
 
Marcado
kjuliff | outras 52 resenhas | Feb 29, 2024 |
William Trevor’s stories are mosaics. They explore the actions, opinions and deeply ingrained views of people; the elderly, Irish, English, victims and perpetrators of The Troubles, those affected by war, the mad.

In the title story an illicit affairs smolders, gets hot, then sputters to an unsatisfying end over a number of years. War takes a toll on those at home in Matilda’s England, as Matilda grows from a young girl to middle-age and discovers her own cruelty that’s a reflection of the cruelty of war itself. In Torridge, an object of ridicule at an all-boy’s school gets revenge of sorts decades later.

Trevor depicts moral quandaries, and often the wrong choice has been made. In Death in Jerusalem a priest delays telling his brother about the death of their mother during a once in a lifetime trip to the Holy Land in an effort to not cut the trip short.

A strong collection of some of Trevor’s finest.
… (mais)
 
Marcado
Hagelstein | 1 outra resenha | Jan 22, 2024 |

Listas

Prêmios

You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Estatísticas

Obras
111
Also by
50
Membros
12,377
Popularidade
#1,893
Avaliação
½ 4.3
Resenhas
289
ISBNs
484
Idiomas
18
Favorito
67

Tabelas & Gráficos