Stephen Fry könyvei a rukkolán
Stephen Fry - Tim Lihoreau - Stephen Fry's Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music
Stephen Frys Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music provides us with a potted and brilliantly rambling 700-year history of classical music and the world as we know it. Along this musical journey he casually throws in references to pretty much whatever takes his fancy, from the Mongol invasion of Russia and Mr Khan (Genghis to his friends), the founding of the MCC, the Black Death (which once again became the new black in England), to the heady revolutionary atmosphere of Mozarts Don Giovanni and the deep doo-doo that Louis XVI got into (or du-du as the French would say). Its all here - Ambrose and early-English plainsong, Bach, Mozart (beloved of mobile phones everywhere), Beethoven, Debussy, Wagner (the old romantic), right up to the present day. Entertaining and brilliantly written, this is a pretty reckless romp of a history through classical music and much much more.
Stephen Fry - Moab is My Washpot
A number one bestseller in Britain that topped the lists there for months, Stephen Fry's astonishingly frank, funny, wise memoir is the book that his fans everywhere have been waiting for. Since his PBS television debut in the Blackadder series, the American profile of this multitalented writer, actor and comedian has grown steadily, especially in the wake of his title role in the film Wilde, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination, and his supporting role in A Civil Action. Fry has already given readers a taste of his tumultuous adolescence in his autobiographical first novel, The Liar, and now he reveals the equally tumultuous life that inspired it. Sent to boarding school at the age of seven, he survived beatings, misery, love affairs, carnal violation, expulsion, attempted suicide, criminal conviction and imprisonment to emerge, at the age of eighteen, ready to start over in a world in which he had always felt a stranger. One of very few Cambridge University graduates to have been imprisoned prior to his freshman year, Fry is a brilliantly idiosyncratic character who continues to attract controversy, empathy and real devotion. This extraordinary and affecting book has "a tragic grandeur that lifts it to classic status," raved the Financial Times in one of the many ecstatic British reviews. Stephen Fry's autobiography, in turns funny, shocking, sad, bruisingly frank and always compulsively readable, could well become a classic gay coming-of-age memoir.
Stephen Fry - Making History
Michael Young is convinced his brilliant history thesis will win him a doctorate, a pleasant academic post, a venerable academic publisher and his beloved girlfriend Jane. A historian should know better than to imagine that he can predict the future. Leo Zuckerman is an ageing physicist obsessed with the darkest period in human history, utterly driven by his fanatical hatred of one man. A lover's childish revenge and the breaking of a rotten clasp cause the two men to meet in a blizzard of swirling pages. Pages of history. When they come together nothing - past, present or future - will ever be the same again.
Stephen Fry - Rescuing the Spectacled Bear
On New Years Day BBC 1 broadcast a programme about Stephen Fry going to Peru to track Paddington Bear's roots and more seriously to rescue a Spectacled bear, one of the world's endangered species. At Easter a follow up programme was shown on BBC 2, they went back, and helped rescue a mate for the young bear they had found on their first trip. Stephen is now gripped by drawing the world's attention to these bears and has written a diary of his time in Peru. It is packed with lovely colour pictures of Stephen, bears and Peru, and it is, of course, wildly funny. Stephen Fry is set to become the Diane Fossey of the bear world.
Stephen Fry - Stephen Fry in America
Britain's best-loved comic genius Stephen Fry turns his celebrated wit and insight to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his black taxicab. Stephen's account of his adventures is filled with his unique humour, insight and warmth in this beautifully illustrated book that accompanies his journey for the BBC1 series. 'Stephen Fry is a treasure of the British Empire.' - The Guardian Stephen Fry has always loved America, in fact he came very close to being born there. Here, his fascination for the country and its people sees him embarking on an epic journey across America, visiting each of its 50 states to discover how such a huge diversity of people, cultures, languages, beliefs and landscapes combine to create such a remarkable nation. Starting on the eastern seaboard, Stephen zig-zags across the country in his London taxicab, talking to its hospitable citizens, listening to its music, visiting its landmarks, viewing small-town life and America's breath-taking landscapes - following wherever his curiosity leads him. Stephen meets a collection of remarkable individuals - American icons and unsung local heroes alike.Stephen starts his epic journey on the east coast and zig-zags across America, stopping in every state from Maine to Hawaii. En route he discovers the South Side of Chicago with blues legend Buddy Guy, catches up with Morgan Freeman in Mississippi, strides around with Ted Turner on his Montana ranch, marches with Zulus in New Orleans' Mardi Gras, and drums with the Sioux Nation in South Dakota; joins a Georgia family for thanksgiving, 'picks' with Bluegrass hillbillies, and finds himself in a Tennessee garden full of dead bodies. Whether in a club for failed gangsters (yes, those are real bullet holes) or celebrating Halloween in Salem (is there anywhere better?), Stephen is welcomed by the people of America - mayors, sheriffs, newspaper editors, park rangers, teachers and hobos, bringing to life the oddities and splendours of each locale. A celebration of the magnificent and the eccentric, the beautiful and the strange, Stephen Fry in America is our author's homage to this extraordinary country.
Stephen Fry - Hugh Laurie - Fry and Laurie Bit No. 4
Following on from the first one, the second one, the third one and the all-in-one, this is the book of the fourth series of "A Bit of Fry & Laurie". It offers a mixture of scripts, vox-pops and stills from the show.
Stephen Fry - The Stars' Tennis Balls
Ned Maddstone has it all. He's handsome and talented; he has the love of a beautiful woman and in 1980, he stands at the brink of a glittering future. He rounds off an outstanding public school career with a sailing trip to Scotland, which is where his fortunes enter a terrifying tailspin. Determined to honour the dying wish of his sailing instructor, Ned returns to London, where the schemes of jealous classmates catapult him into a 10-year nightmare. Confined to a solitary Hell, believed dead by all those who loved him, Ned transforms from a terminally nice guy into a creature bent on revenge, a revenge both satisfying and apocalyptic. Few writers can deliver so much in one package, but here Stephen Fry combines a riotous satire of the privileged classes with elements of the darkest thrillers. While the plot bounces from the sublime to the surreal, his characters remain acutely real. Ned's classmates, slow-witted hedonist Rufus Cade, and the Machiavellian climber Ashley Barson-Garland--who is aroused by the sight of straw boaters--are masterful creations. This novel has nothing to do with tennis, and everything to do with the cruel logic of Fate. Game, set and match to Mr Fry. - - Matthew Baylis --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Stephen Fry - Mark Carwardine - Last Chance to See
Join zoologist Mark Carwardine and Britain's best-loved wit and raconteur, Stephen Fry, as they follow in their great friend Douglas Adams' footsteps, in search of some of the rarest and most threatened animals on Earth. Twenty years ago, zoologist Mark Carwardine teamed up with the late Douglas Adams (author of The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and together they embarked on a groundbreaking expedition, travelling the globe in search of some of the world's most endangered animals. Now Mark has teamed up with one of Douglas's closest friends -- comic genius Stephen Fry -- to see how all those animals have been faring in the years since. In Last Chance to See, and the accompanying major BBC television series, we follow the unlikely duo on six separate journeys which take them from the steamy jungles of the Amazon to the ice-covered mountain tops of New Zealand and from the edge of a war zone in Central Africa to a sub-tropical paradise in the North Pacific. Along the way, they search for some of the weirdest, most remarkable and most troubled creatures on earth: a large, black, sleepy animal easily mistaken for an unusually listless mudbank, a parrot with a song like an unreleased collection of Pink Floyd studio outtakes, a rhino with square lips, a dragon with deadly saliva, an animal roughly the length of a Boeing 737 and the creature most likely to emerge from the cargo doors of a spaceship. A unique insight into the disappearing world around us, this is their hilarious, entertaining, informative and thought-provoking story.
Stephen Fry - The Liar
The spirits of Oscar Wilde and Evelyn Waugh glower benignly over this very funny first novel by Stephen Fry. The novel has an ingenious plot filled with surprises and glittering with hilarious, often indecent inventions: a pugnacious faculty meeting that collapses into an exchange of obscenities, the fabrication of a 'lost' pornographic novel by Charles Dickens, and an exercise in intellectual gamesmanship that engages some of the finest minds and blackest hearts in England. Stephen Fry's sympathetic portrayal of his defiantly unconventional hero makes for an outrageously entertaining debut.
Stephen Fry - The Ode Less Travelled
Stephen Fry believes that if you can speak and read English you can write poetry. But it is no fun if you don't know where to start or have been led to believe that Anything Goes. Stephen, who has long written poems, and indeed has written long poems, for his own private pleasure, invites you to discover the incomparable delights of metre, rhyme and verse forms. Whether you want to write a Petrarchan sonnet for your lover's birthday, an epithalamion for your sister's wedding or a villanelle excoriating the government's housing policy, The Ode Less Travelled will give you the tools and the confidence to do so. Brimful of enjoyable exercises, witty insights and simple step-by-step advice, The Ode Less Travelled guides the reader towards mastery and confidence in the Mother of the Arts.
Stephen Fry - Paperweight
Over the years, when not wearing his acting, television or novelist trousers, Stephen Fry has written many articles for magazines, newspapers and radio. Collected together in this excellent volume, the reader will find the print debut of Professor Donald Trefusis; a previously undiscovered Sherlock Holmes mystery; discourses on the subjects of piles and critics, and many more witty and incisive articles from the pages of the Listener and the Daily Telegraph.
Stephen Fry - A víziló
Mit tehet egy költő, ha nem tud költeni se verset, se pénzt? Mit tehet egy víziló, akinek vastag a bőre, de vékony a pénztárcája? Ted Wallace (a hatvanon túl, de Prüdérián innen) elég állástalan és gátlástalan ahhoz, hogy ne utasítsa vissza keresztlánya, Jane pénzét. Feladata, hogy eltöltsön egy kis időt régi barátja és Jane nagybátyja, Lord Logan vidéki kúriájában, és nyitva tartsa a szemét. Gyönyörű környezet, ingyen pia, tétlen tespedés: kemény munka, de Ted vállalja. Csakhogy a Logan birtokon valami bűzlik, és nem csak az istállóban. Történnek dolgok. Váratlan vendégek érkeznek. Így Ted, a veterán víziló, arra fanyalodik, amiért tényleg nincs megfizetve: pihentetni az üveget és mozgósítani szürkeállományát.
Stephen Fry - More Fool Me
Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me. 'Oh dear I am an arse. I expect there'll be what I believe is called an "intervention" soon. I keep picturing it. All my friends bearing down on me and me denying everything until my pockets are emptied. Oh the shame.' In his early thirties, Stephen Fry - writer, comedian, star of stage and screen - had, as they say, 'made it'. Much loved in A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster, author of a critically acclaimed and bestselling first novel, The Liar, with a glamorous and glittering cast of friends, he had more work than was perhaps good for him. What could possibly go wrong? Then, as the 80s drew to a close, he discovered a most enjoyable way to burn the candle at both ends, and took to excess like a duck to breadcrumbs. Writing and recording by day, and haunting a never ending series of celebrity parties, drinking dens, and poker games by night, in a ludicrous and impressive act of bravado, he fooled all those except the very closest to him, some of whom were most enjoyably engaged in the same dance. He was - to all intents and purposes - a high functioning addict. Blazing brightly and partying wildly as the 80s turned to the 90s, AIDS became an epidemic and politics turned really nasty, he was so busy, so distracted by the high life, that he could hardly see the inevitable, headlong tumble that must surely follow...Containing raw, electric extracts from his diaries of the time, More Fool Me is a brilliant, eloquent account by a man driven to create and to entertain - revealing a side to him he has long kept hidden. Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as Captain Melchett in Blackadder. He also presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.
Stephen Fry - The Fry Chronicles
“I am English. Tweedy. Pukka. Confident. Establishment. Self-assured. In charge. That is how people like to see me, be the truth never so variance… In fact, I am chronically overmastered by a sense of failure, underachievement and a terrible knowledge that I have betrayed, abused or neglected the talents that nature bestowed upon me… Are you not prey to all those things also? I do hope so… I am surely describing nothing more than the fears, dreads and neuroses we all share? No? More or less? Mutatis mutandis? All things being equal? Oh, please say yes.”
Stephen Fry - The Hippopotamus
Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan. But strange things have been going on at Swafford. Miracles. Healings. Phenomena beyond the comprehension of a mud-caked hippopotamus like Ted...
Stephen Fry - Hazudozó
A Hazudozóban Adrian Healey viszontagságokkal teli életét ismerjük meg az angol bentlakásos fiúiskolák világától a Cambridge-i doktorátusig, fiúszerelmektől a nőkig, a valóság látszatától a teljes, mindent átitató fikcióig. Fry részben önéletrajzi ihletettségű regénye ismét tabukat döntöget és persze tükröt tart. Adrian azt is tudta, hogy Adrian hazugságai igazak: ugyanúgy megélte, átélte és előadta őket, mint mások az igazságot már ha másoknak van igazságuk, és lehetségesnek tartotta, hogy ez az utolsó hazugság kitart a sírig. Semmi nem az a regényben, aminek látszik, mindenkinek van rejtegetni valója, épületes hazugsága, és a szerző Healeyvel karöltve előszeretettel hozakodik elő a mocskosabbnál mocskosabb részletekkel. Ahogyan azonban a regényt átszelő idegen szál fokozatosan összefonódik a cselekménnyel, kiderül, hogy a saját világot építgető Adrian még csak alig pedzi az intelligenciájukkal mit kezdeni nem tudó, unatkozó ex- és regnáló angol és magyar titkosszolgálatok ártatlannak alig nevezhető játékát. "Nem volt benne biztos, hogy vajon rohadt krumplinak jobb lenni, vagy egészségesnek, hogy inkább lenne biztonságos meleg zsákban, mint kidobva és visszaszántva a földbe. Egy dologban volt biztos: mindkét sors jobb, mint Istennek lenni."
Stephen Fry - Csináljunk történelmet
Mi lett volna, ha Hitler meg sem születik? Michael Young meg van győződve róla, hogy ragyogó disszertációja révén megkapja a doktori címet, egy kellemes akadémiai pozíciót, egy megbecsült tudományos könyvkiadó ajánlatát és imádott barátnőjét, Jane-t. Egy történésznek több esze lehetne annál, hogy azt hiszi, meg tudja jósolni a jövőt. Leo Zuckermannt az idős fizikust, aki megszállottja az emberi történelem legsötétebb időszakának, egyetlen ember iránti fanatikus gyűlölete űzi. Egy szerelmes gyermeteg bosszúja és egy táska elnyűtt csatja miatt a két ember papírlapok örvényében találkozik. Vajon a történelem lapjai ezek? Találkozásuk hatására semmi - múlt, jelen, jövő - nem lesz többé ugyanaz. Stephen Fry a rá jellemző ötletességgel és humorral egy alternatív történelmet tár elénk. Egyszerre csípős és megható regény, az eddigi legellentmondásosabb és legelmélyültebb munkája.
Stephen Fry - Hugh Laurie - Egy kis Fry és Laurie
Stephen Fry és Hugh Laurie világszerte elismert kultusz-szerzők, humoristák és színészek. Hugh Laurie-t dr. House-ként ismerte meg a világ. Stephen Fry az Oscar Wilde szerelmei című film főszereplőjeként hódította meg a filmvásznat. Az Egy kis Fry és Laurie-t hazánkban is nagy sikerrel vetíti a Comedy Central. Az első évad briliáns szövegeit tartja kezében a kedves olvasó.
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