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Lloyd Alexander (1924–2007)

Auteur de Le Livre des Trois

84+ oeuvres 49,235 utilisateurs 704 critiques 150 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

Lloyd Alexander, January 30, 1924 - May 17, 2007 Born Lloyd Chudley Alexander on January 30, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Allan Audley and Edna Chudley Alexander, Lloyd knew from a young age that he wanted to write. He was reading by the time he was 3, and though he did poorly in school, afficher plus at the age of fifteen, he announced that he wanted to become a writer. At the age of 19 in 1942, Alexander dropped out of the West Chester State Teachers College in Pennsylvania after only one term. In 1943, he attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA, before dropping out again and joining the United States Army during World War II. Alexander served in the Intelligence Department, stationed in Wales, and then went on to Counter-Intelligence in Paris, where he was promoted to Staff Sergeant. When the war ended in '45, Alexander applied to the Sorbonne, but returned to the States in '46, now married. Alexander worked as an unpublished writer for seven years, accepting positions such as cartoonist, advertising copywriter, layout artist, and associate editor for a small magazine. Directly after the war, he had translated works for such artists as Jean Paul Sartre. In 1955, "And Let the Credit Go" was published, Alexander's first book which led to 10 years of writing for an adult audience. He wrote his first children's book in 1963, entitled "Time Cat," which led to a long career of writing for children and young adults. Alexander is best known for his "Prydain Chronicles" which consist of "The Book of Three" in 1964, "The Black Cauldron" in 1965 which was a Newbery Honor Book, as well as an animated motion picture by Disney which appeared in 1985, "The Castle of Llyr" in 1966, "Taran Wanderer" in 1967, a School Library Journal's Best Book of the Year and "The High King" which won the Newberry Award. Many of his other books have also received awards, such as "The Fortune Tellers," which was a Boston Globe Horn Book Award winner. In 1986, Alexander won the Regina Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Catholic Library Association. His titles have been translated into many languages including, Dutch, Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Serbo-Croation and Swedish. He died on May 17, 2007. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins


Œuvres de Lloyd Alexander

Le Livre des Trois (1964) 7,871 exemplaires
Le chaudron noir (1965) 6,840 exemplaires
The High King (1968) 6,024 exemplaires
The Castle of Llyr (1966) 5,237 exemplaires
Taran Wanderer Chronicles of Prydain 04 (1967) 4,987 exemplaires
The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain (1973) — Avant-propos — 1,448 exemplaires
Westmark (1981) 1,267 exemplaires
The Iron Ring (1997) 912 exemplaires
The Kestrel (1982) 892 exemplaires
The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen (1991) 883 exemplaires
The Beggar Queen (1984) 849 exemplaires
The Arkadians (1995) 774 exemplaires
The Prydain Chronicles (1991) 690 exemplaires
The Illyrian Adventure (1986) 687 exemplaires
The Wizard in the Tree (1974) 577 exemplaires
The Chronicles of Prydain (1964) — Auteur — 572 exemplaires
The Fortune-Tellers (1992) 558 exemplaires
The Cat Who Wished to be a Man (1973) 473 exemplaires
The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha (1978) 398 exemplaires
The El Dorado Adventure (1987) 389 exemplaires
The Jedera Adventure (1989) 385 exemplaires
Gypsy Rizka (1999) 365 exemplaires
The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio (2007) 364 exemplaires
The Rope Trick (2002) 342 exemplaires
The Gawgon and the Boy (2001) 333 exemplaires
The Drackenberg Adventure (1988) 326 exemplaires
The Town Cats and Other Tales (1977) 322 exemplaires
The Philadelphia Adventure (1990) 271 exemplaires
The Xanadu Adventure (2005) 173 exemplaires
The King's Fountain (1971) 113 exemplaires
How the Cat Swallowed Thunder (2000) — Auteur — 108 exemplaires
A Lloyd Alexander Collection (2001) 108 exemplaires
The First Chronicles of Prydain (1986) 104 exemplaires
The four donkeys (1972) 88 exemplaires
Dream-of-Jade: The Emperor's Cat (2005) 83 exemplaires
The House Gobbaleen (1687) 77 exemplaires
The Second Chronicles of Prydain (1986) 73 exemplaires
The Truthful Harp (1967) 73 exemplaires
Coll and His White Pig (1965) 58 exemplaires
My Five Tigers (1956) 40 exemplaires
Border hawk: August Bondi (1958) 37 exemplaires
The flagship Hope (1960) 34 exemplaires
Fifty Years in the Doghouse (1963) 12 exemplaires
My love affair with music (1960) 6 exemplaires
Janine is French (1959) 6 exemplaires
L'épée de Dyrnwyn (1973) 5 exemplaires
Le Cronache di Prydain (2022) 3 exemplaires
The Rascal Crow [short story] (1973) 2 exemplaires
The True Enchanter [short story] (1973) 2 exemplaires
The Stone [short story] (1973) 2 exemplaires
Storie Della Terra Di Prydain (1998) 2 exemplaires
Top and Toby (1993) 2 exemplaires
And Let the Credit Go (1955) 2 exemplaires
Max Mondrosch 2 exemplaires
Three Complete Novels 1 exemplaire
PEACE 1 exemplaire
The Foundling [short story] (1973) 1 exemplaire

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La Nausée (1959) — Traducteur, quelques éditions9,949 exemplaires
Le Mur (1938) — Traducteur, quelques éditions2,697 exemplaires
Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction (2003) — Contributeur — 820 exemplaires
The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Contributeur — 817 exemplaires
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contributeur — 769 exemplaires
The Dark Frigate (1923) — Introduction, quelques éditions743 exemplaires
The Black Cauldron [1985 film] (1985) — Original book — 260 exemplaires
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (2006) — Contributeur — 239 exemplaires
The Fantastic Imagination (1977) — Contributeur — 154 exemplaires
A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Introduction — 152 exemplaires
The Fantastic Imagination II (1978) — Contributeur — 96 exemplaires
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Contributeur — 90 exemplaires
The Penguin Book of Classic Children's Characters (1997) — Contributeur — 88 exemplaires
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories (1980) — Contributeur — 86 exemplaires
The Kingfisher Treasury of Princess Stories (2001) — Contributeur — 54 exemplaires
Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003) — Contributeur — 43 exemplaires
Fantasy Literature: A Core Collection and Reference Guide (1979) — Avant-propos — 21 exemplaires
New Fantasy - Tome 3 - Le monde des chimères (1981) — Contributeur — 19 exemplaires
Visions and Imaginations: Classic Fantasy Fiction (2005) — Contributeur — 13 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, September 1974 (1974) — Illustrateur — 7 exemplaires
Tales Beyond Time: From Fantasy to Science Fiction. (1973) — Contributeur — 7 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, January 1974 (1974) — Illustrateur — 6 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 3, November 1974 (1974) — Contributeur — 5 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 1973 (1973) — Contributeur — 5 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, November 1976 (1976) — Contributeur — 5 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 8, April 1974 (1974) — Contributeur — 4 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 9, May 1975 (1975) — Contributeur — 4 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 4, December 1976 (1976) — Contributeur — 4 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 10, June 1975 (1975) — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 1976 (1976) — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 5, January 1977 (1977) — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1, September 1977 (1977) — Illustrateur — 3 exemplaires
The Wall: (Intimacy) and Other Stories (1969) — Traducteur, quelques éditions3 exemplaires


Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
Alexander, Lloyd Chudley
Date de naissance
Date de décès
Lieu de sépulture
Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (USA Plot: Monticello Mausoleum, B4-Back Wall)
Lieu de naissance
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Lieu du décès
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
Cause du décès
Upper Darby High School (graduated 1940)
University of Paris
Haverford College
Denni, Janine (wife)
Khalil, Madeleine (daughter)
November, Sharyn (goddaughter)
United States Army (WWII)
Prix et distinctions
Upper Darby High School Wall of Fame
Regina Medal (1986)
Courte biographie
[from The Wizard in the Tree]
Lloyd Alexander received the Newbery medal for The High King, the fifth and final book of his distinguished fantasy series about the kingdom of Prydain. His The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian, which won the 1971 National Book Award for Children's Books, was described in The Horn Book as "a comic fantasy, successfully combining eighteenth-century briskness with romantic 'moonshine'. It can be read as an exciting series of adventures, of which many of the chapters end with a suspense line. Or it can be read as an allegory on the ambivalent power of beauty. Or -- best of all -- it can be read as the story of Sebastian's apprenticeship to life".

Mr. Alexander's The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man was an ALA Notable Children's Book of 1973. Said School Library Journal, "Lionel, a wizard's cat, persuades his master to turn him into a man. . . . Infused with humor, high spirits, and compassion, Lionel's story is a parable of the human condition that recognizes mankind's many frailties without despariing and offers hope that love and justice may sometimes prevail".



***Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain (Spoiler) à 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (Mai 2010)
***Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander à 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (Mai 2010)
Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander à 75 Books Challenge for 2009 (Décembre 2009)


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