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Paul Gallico (1897–1976)

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Image credit: photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Dec. 28

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Tekijän teokset

The Snow Goose (1940) 1,349 kappaletta
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (1958) 738 kappaletta
Jennie (1950) 618 kappaletta
The Poseidon Adventure (1969) 533 kappaletta
The Silent Miaow (1964) 481 kappaletta
Thomasina (1957) 367 kappaletta
Mrs Harris goes to New York (1959) 300 kappaletta
Love of Seven Dolls (1954) 227 kappaletta
The Man Who Was Magic (1966) 207 kappaletta
Too Many Ghosts (1959) 205 kappaletta
The Small Miracle (1951) 202 kappaletta
Honorable Cat (1972) 144 kappaletta
Snowflake (1952) 142 kappaletta
Scruffy (1962) 127 kappaletta
Ludmila (1955) 115 kappaletta
Mrs Harris MP (1965) 113 kappaletta
The Foolish Immortals (1953) 112 kappaletta
The Zoo Gang (1973) 108 kappaletta
Mrs. 'Arris goes to Moscow (1974) 101 kappaletta
Manxmouse (1968) 97 kappaletta
Love, Let Me Not Hunger (1963) 96 kappaletta
Coronation (1962) 96 kappaletta
Trial by Terror (1951) 93 kappaletta
The Hand of Mary Constable (1964) 91 kappaletta
The Lonely (1947) 77 kappaletta
Ludmila [and] The Lonely (1955) 62 kappaletta
The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (1939) 62 kappaletta
Matilda (1970) 58 kappaletta
The Hurricane Story (1959) 57 kappaletta
Miracle in the Wilderness (1975) 56 kappaletta
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1978) 55 kappaletta
The story of Silent night (1967) 51 kappaletta
Confessions of a story-teller (1946) 47 kappaletta
Lou Gehrig, Pride of the Yankees (1942) 45 kappaletta
Farewell to Sport (1938) 31 kappaletta
Gallico Magic [7-in-1] (1967) 30 kappaletta
The House That Wouldn't Go Away (1979) 26 kappaletta
The Clock [1945 film] (1945) — Writer — 21 kappaletta
The Day the Guinea Pig Talked (1963) 18 kappaletta
Ada Harris omnibus (1994) 15 kappaletta
The day Jean-Pierre was pignapped (1964) 10 kappaletta
The Best of Paul Gallico (1988) 9 kappaletta
The Adventures of Jean-Pierre (1975) 9 kappaletta
The Golden People. (1965) 7 kappaletta
Die silbernen Schwäne (1980) 4 kappaletta
The Secret Front 3 kappaletta
Omnibus 3 kappaletta
O chlopcu, ktory byl kotem (2020) 2 kappaletta
Golf Is a Friendly Game (1942) 2 kappaletta
Thief is an Ugly Word 2 kappaletta
Pepino und andere Geschichten (1962) 2 kappaletta
HLa Iprincipessa smarrita (1993) 1 kappale
The Roman Kid 1 kappale
Lili 1 kappale
Man Story (1950) 1 kappale
A Cat Affair 1 kappale
Die spanische Tournee. (1979) 1 kappale
Gallico on Sport 1 kappale
The Best of 21 Years (1960) 1 kappale
Jennie/Thomasina 1 kappale
Mooltiki 1 kappale
MORE THAN A GAME 1 kappale
Pepino. Die Schneegans (2006) 1 kappale
De glazen deur 1 kappale

Associated Works

Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Avustaja — 337 kappaletta
The Literary Cat (1977) — Avustaja — 241 kappaletta
Murha à la carte : 27 herkullista murhaa talon tapaan (1984) — Avustaja — 194 kappaletta
The Poseidon Adventure [1972 film] (1972) — Original book — 154 kappaletta
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Avustaja — 137 kappaletta
Poseidon [2006 film] (2006) — Original book — 136 kappaletta
Read With Me (1965) — Avustaja — 129 kappaletta
The Book of Cats (1976) — Avustaja — 106 kappaletta
The Pulps: Fifty Years of American Pop Culture (1886) — Avustaja — 103 kappaletta
Saints for Now (1952) — Avustaja — 103 kappaletta
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1979) — Avustaja — 72 kappaletta
The Pride of the Yankees [1942 film] (1942) — Original book — 70 kappaletta
The Three Lives of Thomasina [1963 film] (1963) — Original story — 56 kappaletta
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Avustaja — 42 kappaletta
Vogue's First Reader (1942) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
Eastern Ghosts (1990) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
Stories to Remember: Literary Heritage Series (1967) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
The Reader's Digest Teen-Age Treasury: Four Volumes (1957) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
The Girls from Esquire (1952) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Western Ghosts (1990) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1959 v01 (1959) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
New Stories for Men (1941) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Great American Detective Stories (1945) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
The Reader's Digest Teen-Age Treasury Vol. III / Action (1957) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
1935 Essay Annual — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Americans All: Stories of American Life To-Day (1971) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
The Bedside Bonanza (1944) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Horror (1978) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
A Reader for Writers — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Virallinen nimi
Gallico, Paul William
Syntymäaika
1897-07-26
Kuolinaika
1976-07-15
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
New York, New York, USA
Kuolinpaikka
Antibes, France
Asuinpaikat
New York, New York, USA
South Devon, England
Mexico
Liechtenstein
Monaco
Koulutus
Columbia University (BSc|1921)
Ammatit
sports reporter
longshoreman
foreign correspondent
novelist
short story writer
founder of Golden Gloves amateur boxing competition (näytä kaikki 7)
children's book author
Suhteet
Gallico, Paolo (father)
Organisaatiot
New York Daily News
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
O. Henry Award (short story: The Snow Goose, 1941)
Agentti
Ober, Harold
Lyhyt elämäkerta
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.

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Keskustelut

best cat book ever!!!, Cats, books, life is good. (joulukuu 2023)
Group Read, December 2020: Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris , 1001 Books to read before you die (joulukuu 2020)

Kirja-arvosteluja

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… (lisätietoja)
 
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Margaret09 | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 15, 2024 |
Loved Snow Goose Sarah should read. Cried in both.
 
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SteveMcI | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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!
… (lisätietoja)
½
 
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JaimieRiella | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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… (lisätietoja)
½
 
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TheAceOfPages | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 31, 2023 |

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