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Paul Gallico (1897–1976)

Autor(a) de The Snow Goose

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Obras por Paul Gallico

The Snow Goose (1940) 1,334 exemplares
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (1958) 731 exemplares
Jennie (1950) 611 exemplares
The Poseidon Adventure (1969) 526 exemplares
The Silent Miaow (1964) 476 exemplares
Thomasina (1957) 362 exemplares
Mrs Harris goes to New York (1959) 299 exemplares
Love of Seven Dolls (1954) 227 exemplares
The Man Who Was Magic (1966) 205 exemplares
Too Many Ghosts (1959) 204 exemplares
The Small Miracle (1951) 202 exemplares
Snowflake (1952) 142 exemplares
Honorable Cat (1972) 141 exemplares
Scruffy (1962) 128 exemplares
Ludmila (1955) 114 exemplares
The Foolish Immortals (1953) 112 exemplares
Mrs Harris MP (1965) 110 exemplares
The Zoo Gang (1973) 108 exemplares
Mrs. 'Arris goes to Moscow (1974) 102 exemplares
Love, Let Me Not Hunger (1963) 96 exemplares
Coronation (1962) 95 exemplares
Manxmouse (1968) 95 exemplares
Trial by Terror (1951) 93 exemplares
The Hand of Mary Constable (1964) 91 exemplares
The Lonely (1947) 77 exemplares
The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (1939) 62 exemplares
Ludmila [and] The Lonely (1955) 61 exemplares
Matilda (1970) 58 exemplares
The Hurricane Story (1959) 57 exemplares
Miracle in the Wilderness (1975) 56 exemplares
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1978) 54 exemplares
The story of Silent night (1967) 51 exemplares
Confessions of a story-teller (1946) 47 exemplares
Lou Gehrig, Pride of the Yankees (1942) 45 exemplares
Farewell to Sport (1938) 30 exemplares
Gallico Magic [7-in-1] (1967) 30 exemplares
The House That Wouldn't Go Away (1979) 25 exemplares
The Clock [1945 film] (1945) — Writer — 20 exemplares
The Day the Guinea Pig Talked (1963) 18 exemplares
Ada Harris omnibus (1994) 15 exemplares
The day Jean-Pierre was pignapped (1964) 10 exemplares
The Best of Paul Gallico (1988) 9 exemplares
The Adventures of Jean-Pierre (1975) 9 exemplares
The Golden People. (1965) 7 exemplares
Die silbernen Schwäne (1980) 4 exemplares
Omnibus 3 exemplares
The Secret Front 3 exemplares
O chlopcu, ktory byl kotem (2020) 2 exemplares
Pepino und andere Geschichten (1962) 2 exemplares
Golf Is a Friendly Game (1942) 2 exemplares
Thief is an Ugly Word 2 exemplares
Die spanische Tournee. (1979) 1 exemplar
Lili 1 exemplar
HLa Iprincipessa smarrita (1993) 1 exemplar
The Roman Kid 1 exemplar
Man Story (1950) 1 exemplar
A Cat Affair 1 exemplar
Gallico on Sport 1 exemplar
Jennie/Thomasina 1 exemplar
Mooltiki 1 exemplar
MORE THAN A GAME 1 exemplar
The Best of 21 Years (1960) 1 exemplar
De glazen deur 1 exemplar
Pepino. Die Schneegans (2006) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 334 exemplares
The Literary Cat (1977) — Contribuidor — 241 exemplares
The Poseidon Adventure [1972 film] (1972) — Original book — 154 exemplares
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
Poseidon [2006 film] (2006) — Original book — 135 exemplares
Read With Me (1965) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
The Book of Cats (1976) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Saints for Now (1952) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The Pulps: Fifty Years of American Pop Culture (1886) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1979) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Pride of the Yankees [1942 film] (1942) — Original book — 70 exemplares
The Three Lives of Thomasina [1963 film] (1963) — Original story — 54 exemplares
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Vogue's First Reader (1942) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Best of Both Worlds: An Anthology of Stories for All Ages (1968) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Eastern Ghosts (1990) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Stories to Remember: Literary Heritage Series (1967) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Girls from Esquire (1952) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Western Ghosts (1990) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1959 v01 (1959) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
New Stories for Men (1941) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Great American Detective Stories (1945) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Wickedest Show on Earth: A Carnival of Circus Suspense (1985) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
1935 Essay Annual — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Americans All: Stories of American Life To-Day (1971) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
A Reader for Writers — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Horror (1978) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Bedside Bonanza (1944) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Spectacle of Sport: Selected from Sports Illustrated (1957) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
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 todos 7)
children's book author
Gallico, Paolo (father)
New York Daily News
Prémios e menções honrosas
O. Henry Award (short story: The Snow Goose, 1941)
Ober, Harold

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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. (Dezembro 1, 2023)
Group Read, December 2020: Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris em 1001 Books to read before you die (Dezembro 2020)


Loved Snow Goose Sarah should read. Cried in both.
SteveMcI | 7 outras críticas | 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!
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JaimieRiella | 14 outras críticas | Jan 1, 2024 |
This is probably the strangest book I've read this year. I picked it up on a whim (because cat and limited options) and I ended up having a surprisingly good time for most of it (although the ending confuses me...). I will say that Peter definitely doesn't feel like an eight year old though... At first kind of but then he suddenly gets very mature and things get weird but overall, it was a fun read! I did enjoy Peter learning how to be a cat. Gallico definitely did a surprisingly good job at getting into a cat's mind… (mais)
TheAceOfPages | 19 outras críticas | Dec 31, 2023 |
Very good quick read. What goes around comes around.
SteveMcI | 30 outras críticas | Dec 25, 2023 |



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