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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 por J. B. Priestley

An Inspector Calls (1946) 970 exemplares
The Good Companions (1929) 423 exemplares
English Journey (1934) 368 exemplares
Angel Pavement (1930) 285 exemplares
Literature and Western Man (1960) 246 exemplares
An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (2001) 231 exemplares
Lost Empires (1965) 190 exemplares
The Prince of Pleasure and His Regency, 1811-20 (1969) — Autor — 184 exemplares
Bright Day (1946) 155 exemplares
Benighted (1927) 146 exemplares
Man and Time (1964) 134 exemplares
Delight (1949) 126 exemplares
The Edwardians (1970) 103 exemplares
Salt is Leaving (1966) 73 exemplares
The Shapes of Sleep (1962) 72 exemplares
Victoria's Heyday (1972) 70 exemplares
Saturn Over the Water (1961) 69 exemplares
Charles Dickens and His World (1961) 68 exemplares
Festival at Farbridge (1939) 61 exemplares
The Doomsday Men (1938) 59 exemplares
The Magicians (1954) 55 exemplares
Black-Out in Gretley (1942) 54 exemplares
The English (1671) 52 exemplares
Adventures in English Literature (1963) 51 exemplares
Daylight on Saturday (1943) 49 exemplares
Dangerous Corner (1932) 47 exemplares
The Image Men (1968) 47 exemplares
When We are Married (1938) 46 exemplares
Three Men in New Suits (1945) 44 exemplares
Margin Released (1962) 43 exemplares
Time and the Conways (1937) 42 exemplares
Journey Down a Rainbow (1950) 40 exemplares
Out of Town (1968) 39 exemplares
Faraway (1900) 37 exemplares
The Thirty-First of June (1961) 34 exemplares
Three Time-Plays (1943) 33 exemplares
It's an Old Country (1967) 33 exemplares
Sir Michael and Sir George (1954) 32 exemplares
Let the People Sing (1939) 30 exemplares
English Humour (1976) 29 exemplares
London End (1968) 27 exemplares
Wonder Hero (1933) 27 exemplares
The Priestley Companion (1951) 26 exemplares
Jenny Villiers (1947) 25 exemplares
Postscripts (1940) 24 exemplares
Low Notes on a High Level (1954) 24 exemplares
Particular Pleasures (1975) 23 exemplares
Laburnum Grove (1933) 22 exemplares
The English Comic Characters (1925) 22 exemplares
Found, Lost, Found (1976) 21 exemplares
Essays of Five Decades (1968) 20 exemplares
Snoggle (1776) 17 exemplares
THE BEAUTY OF BRITAIN (1937) 15 exemplares
I Have Been Here Before (1937) 15 exemplares
Rain Upon Godshill (1939) 15 exemplares
Farthing Hall (1995) 15 exemplares
Adam in Moonshine (1927) 15 exemplares
Great British Short Stories (1974) — Introdução — 14 exemplares
Out of the People (1941) 12 exemplares
Britain Under Fire (1941) 12 exemplares
Four English Novels (1960) — Editor — 12 exemplares
Our Nation's Heritage (1939) 12 exemplares
Thomas Love Peacock (1966) 12 exemplares
Eden End (1934) 12 exemplares
The English Novel (1977) 11 exemplares
Lost Empires [1986 TV mini series] (1986) — Original story — 11 exemplares
The Linden Tree (1947) 11 exemplares
George Meredith (2010) 11 exemplares
Mystery at Greenfingers (1937) 10 exemplares
Theatre Outlook (1957) 10 exemplares
British Women Go To War (1943) 9 exemplares
Outcries and Asides (1974) 9 exemplares
The Moments and Other Pieces (1966) 8 exemplares
Visit to New Zealand (1974) 8 exemplares
Johnson over Jordan (2001) 7 exemplares
The Balconinny (1929) 7 exemplares
Figures in Modern Literature (1924) 7 exemplares
Self-Selected Essays (1950) 6 exemplares
The Other Place (1953) 6 exemplares
Thoughts in the Wilderness (1957) 5 exemplares
Open House (1927) 5 exemplares
Over the Long High Wall (1972) 5 exemplares
Four Plays (1944) 5 exemplares
The Old Dark House [1963 film] (1963) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Cornelius (2012) 5 exemplares
They Came to a City (1944) 5 exemplares
Summer Day's Dream (2013) 4 exemplares
I'll Tell You Everything (1933) 4 exemplares
Bees on the Boat Deck (1936) 4 exemplares
William Hazlitt (1960) 4 exemplares
My Six Favorite Plays (1979) 4 exemplares
Essays of Today and Yesterday (1926) 3 exemplares
Desert Highway (1944) 3 exemplares
Wonderful London 3 exemplares
The Long Mirror 3 exemplares
Ever Since Paradise (1946) 3 exemplares
Six plays (1979) 3 exemplares
Music at Night 3 exemplares
Margaret McMillan: A Memoir (1948) — Prefácio — 3 exemplares
Teatro completo (1963) 3 exemplares
I for One (1923) 3 exemplares
The High Toby (1948) 3 exemplares
The Art of the Dramatist (1973) 3 exemplares
Happy Dream (1976) 3 exemplares
The Rose and Crown (1947) 3 exemplares
Four-in-Hand 3 exemplares
Inspector Calls And Other Plays (2015) 3 exemplares
Britain Speaks (1940) 3 exemplares
Talking (1926) 3 exemplares
Adam in Moonshine / Benighted (1970) 2 exemplares
Plays (2004) 2 exemplares
Britain at War 2 exemplares
Papers From Lilliput (2009) 2 exemplares
Faraway I 2 exemplares
The plays of J.B. Priestley (1948) 2 exemplares
The Roundabout (2016) 2 exemplares
How Are They at Home? 2 exemplares
The Happy Dream 2 exemplares
El pabellón de las máscaras (1983) 2 exemplares
The Golden Fleece 2 exemplares
Four English Biographies — Editor — 2 exemplares
All England Listened (1967) 2 exemplares
Rain Upon Godshill 2 exemplares
Good Night, Children 2 exemplares
W starym kraju 2 exemplares
The Town Major of Miraucourt (1930) 2 exemplares
Faraway II 2 exemplares
Low Notes on a High Level (2020) 1 exemplar
Theatre Omnibus (1941) 1 exemplar
festival 1 exemplar
Teatro 1 exemplar
Seeing Stratford 1 exemplar
Apes and Angels (1930) 1 exemplar
temps i els Conway/El (2023) 1 exemplar
People at Sea (1937) 1 exemplar
Two Time-Plays (1938) 1 exemplar
Underground 1 exemplar
Edwardian album 1 exemplar
Three Plays and a Preface (1935) 1 exemplar
The Grey Ones 1 exemplar
J.B. Priestley's Yorkshire (1987) 1 exemplar
Different inside (1990) 1 exemplar
Dickens 1 exemplar
La isla lejana 1 exemplar
[Obras] 1 exemplar
Priestley's War Years (2011) 1 exemplar
The Moments 1 exemplar
The Demon King 1 exemplar

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The Slaves of Solitude (1947) — Introdução, algumas edições706 exemplares
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (1983) — Contribuidor — 504 exemplares
Nightmare Abbey [and] Crotchet Castle (1818) — Introdução; Introdução — 382 exemplares
A Book of English Essays (1942) — Contribuidor — 243 exemplares
Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (1968) — Contribuidor — 235 exemplares
Upstairs Downstairs (1972) — Prefácio, algumas edições172 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
Last Holiday [2006 film] (2006) — Original book — 134 exemplares
Read With Me (1965) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
Sixteen Famous British Plays (1942) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
Spirits of the Season: Christmas Hauntings (2018) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
The Treasury of Science Fiction Classics (1954) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries (1936) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Time Travelers (Fiction in the Fourth Dimension) (1997) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Timescapes (1997) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Best Mystery and Suspense Plays of the Modern Theatre (1971) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries (1936) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Ghosts for Christmas (1988) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
10 Classic Mystery and Suspense Plays of the Modern Theatre (1973) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
My Financial Career and Other Follies (1966) — Editor — 43 exemplares
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The Sixth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1970) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Classics of the Supernatural (1995) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
The Best of British SF 1 (1977) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
14 great plays (1977) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories, Volume Three (2018) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Night Wire: and Other Tales of Weird Media (2022) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
The Great Book of Humour (1935) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
An Inspector Calls [1954 film] (1954) — Original author — 19 exemplares
Wonderful London (1935) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Other Side of the Clock (1968) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Dr. Caligari's Black Book (1968) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
The Bodley Head Leacock (1957) — Introdução — 16 exemplares
Paha vieras (1996) 15 exemplares
In the Dead of Night (1961) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Best of Leacock (1957) — Editor — 10 exemplares
England forteller : britiske og irske noveller (1970) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
An Inspector Calls — Writer — 10 exemplares
Great British Short Stories Volume 1 (1974) — Introdução — 10 exemplares
Philharmonic (1953) — Introdução — 10 exemplares
British and American Essays, 1905-1956 (1959) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Great British Short Stories Volume 2 (1974) — Introdução — 7 exemplares
They Came To a City [1944 film] — Original book — 7 exemplares
My Best Thriller (1947) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Plays of the Sixties, Volume 2 (1967) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Masque of the Red Death and Other Tales of Horror (1964) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The London Mercury Vol Xxvii No 158 December 1932 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The London Mercury, Vol. VIII No. 45 (July 1923) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Essays of the year (1929-1930) (1930) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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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 | 2 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | 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 | 15 outras críticas | Aug 8, 2023 |

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Membros
6,040
Popularidade
#4,072
Avaliação
4.2
Críticas
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ISBN
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Línguas
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