Search the catalogue for collection items held by the national library of australia. The big fisherman by lloyd cassel douglas 19491212. It tells the story of an american girl at boarding school in switzerland, not long after world war ii, and the relationship she develops with a french boy she meets there, who cannot remember his past due to. Buy a cheap copy of the big fisherman book by lloyd c. The big fisherman is, of course, simon called peter, the most loveable and human of the disciples. The film was released by 20th century fox and was the first film released in the widescreen process cinemascope.
Buy the big fisherman by lloyd cassel douglas 1949 1212 by lloyd cassel douglas isbn. Sheltering the kings wellguarded domain, a mile above and a dozen miles east of the dead sea, motionless masses of neighbourly white clouds hung suspended from a remote blue ceiling. This is eagerly awaited by the multitude who read and loved the robe, to which it is virtually a companion volume. Bestsellers at project gutenberg australia this page contains the titles of the top ten bestselling books in the united states, in both fiction and nonfiction categories, for the years 1923 through 1953 from publishers weekly with links to those that are available. August 27, 1877 february, 1951 was an american minister and author douglas was one of the most popular american authors of his time, although he did not write his first novel until he was 50. The basis for a movie of the same title directed by frank borzage. Starring howard keel, susan kohner and john saxon, the production is adapted from the 1948 novel by lloyd c. The robe is a 1942 historical novel about the crucifixion of jesus, written by lloyd c. Near very good copy of the novel by the author of the robe. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Buy the big fisherman 1st edition by lloyd cassel douglas isbn. Our life is like a land journey, too even and easy and dull over long distances across the plains, too hard and painful up the steep grades.
Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Douglas books and biography free pdf books from bookyards, one of the worlds first online libraries to offer ebooks to be downloaded for free. The film is adapted from a novel written by lloyd c. Why fish bite james westman 1961 fishing joseph d bates jr undated. Lewis talks about joy as an elusive longing for something that is just out of reach. But where the robe was primarily the story of a young roman and his rebirth in the spirit of jesus christ, this is a story even closer to the gospel, with simon called peter as the big fisherman with the backdrop of the years of jesus ministry on earth integral to every phase of the story. Bestselling novels by year nathan bransford writing, book. Rather, fisherman takes place before, during, and after the events in the robe. It entered the new york times best seller list in october 1942, and four weeks later rose to no. The big fisherman by douglas, lloyd c and a great selection of related books. Lloyd cassel douglas august 27, 1877 february, 1951 born doya c. Mar 16, 2012 last summer each states center for the book selected a book as its recommended read at the 2009 national book festival. It has been the sales leader in book stores throughout the u. How green was my valley by richard llewellyn 1940 the keys of the kingdom by a j cronin 1941 the song of bernadette by franz werfel 1942.
It entered the new york times best seller list in october 1942, four weeks later rose to no. At first i thought the big fisherman was going to be a sequel to douglas s earlier bestseller, the robe. Douglas, including the robe, and magnificent obsession, and more on thriftbooks. The robe is a 1953 american biblical epic film that tells the story of a roman military tribune who commands the unit that is responsible for the crucifixion of jesus. Some of these books stand the test of time and have titles we know today. Big fisherman by lloyd c douglas, first edition abebooks. But where the robe was primarily the story of a young roman and his rebirth in the spirit of jesus christ, this is a story even closer to the gospel, with simon called peter as the big fisherman with the backdrop of the years of jesus ministry on earth integral to every.
The robe ends with the big fisherman as a nickname for peter. Common knowledge book awards publishers weekly bestseller. Heres a list of the bestselling novel by year from 1900 to the present source, along with the. Lloyd c douglas is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. The robe by lloyd douglas, first edition abebooks passion for books. Anton chekhov called siekiewiczs writing sickeningly cloying and. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. This seller has earned a 5 of 5 stars rating from biblio customers.
Who was the author of the best selling 1949 nonfiction book. Published by cardinalpocket books, new york, ny 1959. Jacket in good condition, has not been price clipped. Spine has small 2cm piece missing from base plus closed tear. Literary hub compiled a list of the fiction best sellers of the last century. Not one of the bestsellers are now considered to be among the 100 best books for 1949 or 1948, when some of them were published. Do not go to this book for historical accuracy, but its a heck of a good. Douglas, which is closely related to douglas previous book, 1942s the robe which, six years earlier, in 1953, had been adapted for the. New york times adult hardcover best seller number ones listing. Douglas is a master at using research to build a world for his books. Bestselling fiction books from the year you were born stacker. This is a list of works of childrens literature that have been made into feature films. Lloyd cassel douglas, in dictionary of american biography.
Sep 30, 20 he married in 1931 and later served as a propagandist against the axis in world war ii. Patons book about south africa under the apartheid system and about the power of forgiveness to redeem, sometimes, is truly tragic. The novel starts nearly two decades before the jesus begins preaching, and focuses on an alliance being forged between the jews and the arabians, who, we are told, have been unfriendly for about 1,500. Sholem asch the nazarene 1939 and its sequels the apostle 1943 and mary 1949. His own unhappy experience of filming prompted douglas, when he produced the big fisherman as the sequel to the robe. These books and their authors other books can be easily found in any used book store. His novels are written with the purpose of inspiration, and he says he is more concerned with healing bruised spirits than winning the applause of critics. Roman, and when the characters gathered to prepare for trading, for warring, for marrying, it is difficult to remember who is who, so the book is a study. The big fisherman is a 1959 american historical and drama film directed by frank borzage about the life of simon peter, one of the disciples of jesus. The new york times fiction best sellers of 1949 wikipedia.
Douglas, was an american minister and author who published popular novels about religious and moral issues his last novel, the big fisherman 1948, focuses on jesus, peter, and a pair of young lovers, esther and voldi. Douglas has 35 books on goodreads with 43549 ratings. Ideas of finest of our heard you majesty you have conditioned him. Apr 03, 2018 douglas also was critical about names of characters, lots and lots of names.
Douglas also was critical about names of characters, lots and lots of names. The book of common prayer, anglican book centre 1962. It was a calm, early summer noon in the southern mountains of arabia. Douglas, which is closely related to douglas previous book, 1942s the robe which, six years earlier, in 1953, had been adapted for the screen under the same title, the robe. The national center for the book at the library of congress constructed the map, 52 great reads about great places. Stands my house is an intensely interesting book which i can recommend at capable of holding the readers attention from. Douglas, lloyd c magnificent obsession university of virginia. Publishers weekly bestseller book awards librarything. Publishers weekly list of bestselling novels in the united states in the 1940s 712 words exact match in snippet view article find links to article west side by marcia davenport prince of foxes by samuel shellabarger the big fisherman by lloyd c. Douglas followed up this success with his novel the big fisherman 1949, in which p eter is the central character. This book is from our pre isbn stock and could therefore be over 50 years old. Marquand a rage to live by john ohara the egyptian by mika waltari back to the top of the page. This page is a listing of adult fiction books which have made number one on.
The film begins with voiceover narration by richard burton, as marcellus gallio, describing the time period, setting and dissipation of the roman empire. The gospel of the rauschmonstrum by nick latorre, redeeming love by francine rivers, the shack by william paul young, tak. The big fisherman by lloyd c douglas hardcover 1949. List of childrens books made into feature films wikipedia. Best sellers todays deals new releases customer service gift ideas books gift cards. It will have a general appearance commensurate with its age including age effects. Douglas the naked and the dead by norman mailer dinner. Douglas, one of the many current books on the bera circulating library shelves, is the story of simon called. The robe by douglas, lloyd and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The following books reached the status of being the number 1 best selling book for each year from 1940 to 1949. The top right side of the page reads iafter all, it is the way a book etakes oni with the reading public which partly determines the reading value of the book for you.
Douglas mary by sholem asch a rage to live by john ohara. Others who wrote these kinds of tales back in the early to mid twentieth century or before were lloyd c. According to contemporary news items, producer frank ross first purchased the screen rights to lloyd c. The title of the work and the year it was published are both followed by the works author, the title of the film, and the year of the film. The big fisherman and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. A momentous bestseller when it was first published in 1949, john oh.
The big fisherman by lloyd c douglas book cover, description, publication history. The first phone call from heaven by mitch albom harper december 1, 20. Tragedy is also an elusive feeling that depends on just the right combination of circumstances. Lloyd douglas spent thirty full years in the ministry before he retired to devote himself to writing. Douglas works the words and acts of jesus of nazareth into the story, fleshing out the characters of the apostles, and the. Copy in red cloth on boards with white title on spine.
Here for sale we have the big fishermen by lloyd c george good condition hardback the big fisherman, douglas, llyod c. Marquands point of no return which spent 22 straight weeks at the top of the list though it only lasted 34 weeks in the top 15 overall. This is the second of his books that i have read and i would gladly pick up another. The big fisherman by douglas, lloyd c and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The big fisherman by lloyd c douglas hardcover reprint. The big fisherman is a 1959 american film directed by frank borzage about the later life of peter, one of the closest disciples of jesus. Slightly sunned covers otherwise clean and fresh cloth. The big fisherman is een amerikaanse sandalenfilm uit 1959 onder regie van. New testament fiction from the sublime to the ridiculous.
This is a list of books that topped the new york times best seller list in the adult fiction category in 1949 only four novels topped the list that year, which was dominated by john p. This seller has earned a 2 of 5 stars rating from biblio customers. Twilight on the floods by marguerite steen doubleday september 11, 1949. A perennial favourite with wide appeal from lloyd c. Bestselling books, book of the month club selections, and notable books. It will have a general appearance commensurate with its age. Aug 08, 2008 the robe is a 1942 historical novel about the crucifixion written by lloyd c. Hes full of detail and history, without overwhelming you with his vast research. The big fisherman is a historical novel centered around simon peter, one of the twelve apostles.
In 1945, waltari published the first of his historical novels, sinuhe, egyptilainen, which was released in english in 1949 as the egyptian or, in england, as sinuhe the egyptian, translated by naomi walford. Peter davies, 1949 near very good copy of the novel by the author of the robe. The big fisherman by lloyd c douglas fantastic fiction. Founded in 1997, has become a leading book price comparison site.
Best sellers a lot of people are still reading lloyd c, douglas the big fisherman and francis parkinson keyes dinner at antoines for thsy ar still the two top titles on th beat seller list, according to a compilation printed in the current issue of the new york times book rsview. It returned to the charts in 1953 as a result of the release of its movie adaptation, famous as the first ever cinemascope production. And both were young by madeleine lengle, paperback barnes. The books of the century, 19401949 open computing facility. It was one of four of his books that were eventually made into blockbuster motion pictures, the other three being the robe, white banners and the big fisherman. Robe chronicles the ministry of jesus from his calling of the first inauspicious apostles. Douglas the robe, the big fisherman, lew wallace benhur, norah lofts how far to bethlehem. The book was one of the bestselling titles of the 1940s. Who was the author of the best selling 1948 fiction book the big fisherman. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. To ask other readers questions about the big fisherman, please sign up.1195 1226 1359 1100 1488 969 795 878 502 1153 960 1242 1347 508 1150 154 156 1086 472 593 162 89 1194 327 896 184 295 995 1253 559 1139 1319 1145 830 2 157 188