Tales of the City

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick The first novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga, soon to return to television as a Netflix original series once again starring Laura Linney ...

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780062421081

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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For almost four decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture—from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of nine novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that forever changed the way we live.

Tales of the City

A young secretary forsakes Cleveland for San Francisco, tumbling headlong into a brave new world of laundromat Lotharios, cut throat debutantes, and Jockey Shorts dance contests. The saga that ensues is manic, romantic, and outrageous.

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552998761

Category: City and town life

Page: 268

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This internationally beloved modern classic, first published in 1978, will be reissued with a tie-in cover to coincide with the groundbreaking three-part PBS miniseries scheduled to air January 10, 11, and 12, 1994--a joint presentation of the prestigious American Playhouse and KQED San Francisco.

Back to Barbary Lane

While the first trilogy celebrated the carefree excesses of the seventies, this volume tracks its hapless, all-too-human cast across the eighties—a decade troubled by plague, deceit, and overweening ambition.

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780062561299

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 807

By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City novels—the fourth, fifth and sixth of which are collected in this second omnibus volume—stand as an incomparable blend of great storytelling and incisive social commentary on American culture from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium. “Tearing through [the tales] one after the other, as I did, allows instant gratification; it also lets you appreciate how masterfully they're constructed. No matter what Maupin writes next, he can look back on the rare achievement of having built a little world and made it run.”—Walter Kendrick, Village Voice Literary Supplement Armistead Maupin's uproarious and moving Tales of the City novels have earned a unique niche in American literature and are considered indelible documents of cultural change from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium. The nine classic comedies, some of which originally appeared as serials in San Francisco newspapers, have won Maupin critical acclaim around the world and enthralled legions of devoted fans. Back to Barbary Lane comprises the second omnibus of the series—Babycakes (1984), Significant Others (1987), and Sure of You (1989)—continuing the saga of the tenants, past and present, of Mrs. Madrigal's beloved apartment house on Russian Hill. While the first trilogy celebrated the carefree excesses of the seventies, this volume tracks its hapless, all-too-human cast across the eighties—a decade troubled by plague, deceit, and overweening ambition. Like its companion volumes, 28 Barbary Lane and Goodbye, Barbary Lane, Back to Barbary Lane is distinguished by what The Guardian of London has called "some of the sharpest and most speakable dialogue you are ever likely to read."

Further Tales of the City

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City The third novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga.

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062112619

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 832

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City The third novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga. The calamity-prone residents of 28 Barbary Lane are at it again in this deliciously dark novel of romance and betrayal. While Anna Madrigal imprisons an anchorwoman in her basement, Michael Tolliver looks for love at the National Gay Rodeo, DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track a charismatic psychopath across Alaska, and society columnist Prue Giroux loses her heart to a derelict living in a San Francisco park.

Goodbye Barbary Lane

Maupin deftly illustrates how far America and the pioneering Anna have come, and nearly forty years into the series, his writing remains wildly addictive but is deeper and richer.”—People The last three novels of Armistead Maupin’s ...

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780062563774

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 739

By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City novels—the final three of which are collected in this third omnibus volume—stand as an incomparable blend of great storytelling and incisive social commentary on American culture from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium. “These final days of his San Francisco friends and lovers, gay and straight, are seriously moving…. Maupin deftly illustrates how far America and the pioneering Anna have come, and nearly forty years into the series, his writing remains wildly addictive but is deeper and richer.”—People The last three novels of Armistead Maupin’s bestselling, critically-acclaimed Tales of the City are now available for the first time as an omnibus edition. The epic series, published between 1978 and 2014, spans the decade before the AIDS crisis through the era of marriage equality following an unforgettable set of characters, whose diverse sexual identities helped set the social stage for the ongoing sexual revolution. Goodbye Barbary Lane—comprised of Michael Tolliver Lives (2007), Mary Ann in Autumn (2010), and The Days of Anna Madrigal (2014)—brings closure to the lives and legacies of the characters through which generations have found connection to America’s larger cultural struggles over the past four decades. Joining two companion omnibus volumes, 28 Barbary Lane and Back to Barbary Lane, Goodbye Barbary Lane presents all of “Mr. Maupin’s adeptness at fluid dialogue, his flair for shaping characters who thread the needle between pop archetypes and singular human beings, and his great gift for intricate if occasionally preposterous plotting”(New York Times).

28 Barbary Lane

Armistead Maupin's uproarious and moving Tales of the City novels—the first three of which are collected in this omnibus volume—have earned a unique niche in American literature and are considered indelible documents of cultural change ...

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062683004

Category: Fiction

Page: 880

View: 888

Armistead Maupin's uproarious and moving Tales of the City novels—the first three of which are collected in this omnibus volume—have earned a unique niche in American literature and are considered indelible documents of cultural change from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium. “These novels are as difficult to put down as a dish of pistachios. The reader starts playing the old childhood game of 'Just one more chapter and I'll turn out the lights,' only to look up and discover it's after midnight.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review Originally serialized in the San Francisco Chronicle, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (1978), More Tales of the City (1980), and Further Tales of the City (1982) afforded a mainstream audience of millions its first exposure to straight and gay characters experiencing on equal terms the follies of urban life. Among the cast of this groundbreaking saga are the lovelorn residents of 28 Barbary Lane: the bewildered but aspiring Mary Ann Singleton, the libidinous Brian Hawkins; Mona Ramsey, still in a sixties trance, Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, forever in bright-eyed pursuit of Mr. Right; and their marijuana-growing landlady, the indefatigable Mrs. Madrigal. Hurdling barriers both social and sexual, Maupin leads them through heartbreak and triumph, through nail-biting terrors and gleeful coincidences. The result is a glittering and addictive comedy of manners that continues to beguile new generations of readers.

More Tales of the City

The lovelorn residents of a San Francisco apartment house are shown loving, living, and living it up as late 20th century urban life is depicted.

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN:

Category: FICTION

Page: 340

View: 850

The lovelorn residents of a San Francisco apartment house are shown loving, living, and living it up as late 20th century urban life is depicted.

Back to Barbary Lane

While the first trilogy celebrated the carefree excesses of the seventies, this volume tracks its hapless, all-too-human cast across the eighties—a decade troubled by plague, deceit, and overweening ambition.

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780060166496

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 778

"An old fashioned pleasure... there's been nothing like it since the heyday of the serial novel 100 years ago... Tearing through [the tales] one after the other, as I did, allows instant gratification; it also lets you appreciate how masterfully they're constructed. No matter what Maupin writes next, he can look back on the rare achievement of having built a little world and made it run." --Walter Kendrick, Village Voice Literary Supplement By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City series stands as an incomparable blend of great storytelling and incisive social commentary. These six classic comedies, some of which originally appeared as serials in San Francisco newspapers, have won Maupin critical acclaim around the world and enthralled legions of devoted fans. Back to Barbary Lane comprises the second trilogy of the series--Babycakes (1984), Significant Others (1987), and Sure of You (1989) -- concluding the saga of the tenants, past and present, of Mrs. Madrigal's beloved apartment house on Russian Hill. While the first trilogy celebrated the carefree excesses of the seventies, this volume tracks its hapless, all-to-human cast across a decade troubled by plague, deceit and overweening ambition. Like its companion volume, 28 Barbary Lane, Back to Barbary Lane is distinguished by what The Guardian of London has called "some of the sharpest and most speakable dialogue you are ever likely to read." It promises hours of literate entertainment for readers old and new. With a foreword by the author.

Tales of the City Episode 6 Three Men at the Tubs

Episode 6: Three Men at the Tubs It's Christmas at Barbary Lane where DeDe's happiness is short lived, Mrs Madrigal says goodbye to a friend and Mary Ann makes a shocking discovery about her neighbour.

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448126851

Category: Fiction

Page: 20500

View: 402

Episode 6: Three Men at the Tubs It's Christmas at Barbary Lane where DeDe's happiness is short lived, Mrs Madrigal says goodbye to a friend and Mary Ann makes a shocking discovery about her neighbour. Welcome to Tales of the City. San Francisco 1976: a golden city of freedom, adventure and possibility. But, as naïve small-town girl Mary Ann finds out, it can be hard to find your place in a strange new city - especially when the supermarket is a pick up joint and a Jockey Shorts dance contest can make or break a relationship. Luckily for Mary Ann, she finds the perfect home at 28 Barbary Lane where the dysfunctional residents form an unconventional family of waifs and strays. Mona the cynic, Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver the romantic looking for love and DeDe the jaded debutante, all watched over by the eccentric and mysterious Anna Madrigal. Get addicted to these characters in six short, funny and heartbreaking episodes.

Michael Tolliver Lives

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City The seventh novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga.

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061809756

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 559

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City The seventh novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga. Nearly two decades after ending his groundbreaking Tales of the City saga of San Francisco life, Armistead Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero Michael Tolliver—the fifty-five-year-old sweet-spirited gardener and survivor of the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers—for a single day at once mundane and extraordinary... and filled with the everyday miracles of living.

Tales of the City of God

Readers may find some of the names and places in these stories foreign, but the human weaknesses and troubles will be familiar to all.

Author: Carlos Gonzales Valles

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 472

In Tales of the City of God, Carlos Valles gleans parables from all times and cultures for consideration by contemporary readers. One catches here echoes of the master author of biblical examples: "Those who have ears, let them hear". Valles's fables are drawn from both Eastern and Western traditions, and each is complemented by Valles's thoughts and reflections. Readers may find some of the names and places in these stories foreign, but the human weaknesses and troubles will be familiar to all. Throughout Tales of the city of God, Valles uses his life experience and wisdom to focus our reading of these fables and to help guide us in self-reflection.

The Days of Anna Madrigal

The Days of Anna Madrigal, the suspenseful, comic, and touching ninth novel in Armistead Maupin’s bestselling “Tales of the City” series, follows one of modern literature’s most unforgettable and enduring characters—Anna Madrigal, ...

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780062196248

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 755

Suspenseful, comic, and profoundly moving, the latest novel in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City series follows one of modern literature's most beloved and indelible characters—Anna Madrigal, the transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane—as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her complicated past. Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of "leaving like a lady," Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her "logical family" in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker, Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter, Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades. Some members of Anna's family are bound for the otherworldly landscape of Burning Man, the art community in Nevada's Black Rock Desert where sixty thousand revelers gather to construct a city designed to last only one week. Anna herself has another Nevada destination in mind: a lonely stretch of road outside of Winnemucca where the sixteen-year-old boy she once was ran away from the whorehouse he called home. With Brian and his beat-up RV, she journeys into the dusty, troubled heart of her Depression-era childhood to unearth a lifetime of secrets and dreams, and to attend to unfinished business she has long avoided. The ninth and final novel in Armistead Maupin's classic Tales of the City series, The Days of Anna Madrigal is the triumphant resolution to a saga of urban family life that has enchanted and enlightened readers around the world since 1976.

The Complete Tales of the City

The captivating and comic Tales of the City novels have received acclaim from readers and critics alike.

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780060920982

Category:

Page:

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The captivating and comic Tales of the City novels have received acclaim from readers and critics alike. Now comes a boxed set of all six paperbacks of the uproarious and touching saga of San Francisco life, hailed as "masterful storytelling . . . reminiscent of Charles Dickens".--The New York Times.


Tales of the Secret City

Fhd recalled all that, while strolling in the city searching for an exit. “Is there any door?” To beguile the time, he decided to give the city a name, the city of treasure, the city of tales, the city of thousand civilizations, ...

Author: Manal Elkady

Publisher: Partridge Africa

ISBN: 1482860287

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 677

The novel is speaking about the archeologist Fhd, who spent his childhood at the oasis and was taught archeology by Aschraf Azaam. He met Habeba, an American lady with Egyptian roots, who possessed a map left to her by her grandfather. He discovered symbols which denoted that AbdelRahman, the grandpa of Habeba, wrote messages for his offspring on the walls of the oasis caves. But that wasn’t all. What Fhd didn’t state to Habeba is that the map denoted also the presence of a secret city near the oasis. Through the sequence of events, he was able to reach that city, where he met people coming from different cultures, who narrated for him their tales, revealing the unity between mankind, yet Fhd started to search for an exit as he felt that the city was beyond him. Everyone was narrating his story, but he couldn’t do the same. He wanted to keep his pains and secrets within his heart, so would he find an exit? The answer is inside.


Tales of the City More Tales of the City Further Tales of the City

Tales of the City, More Tales of the City and Further Tales of the City have all been published in somewhat different form in the San Francisco Chronicle. Tales of the City: Copyright © 1978 by The Chronicle Publishing Company Grateful ...

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: City and town life

Page: 755

View: 581

For almost four decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture--from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of nine novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that forever changed the way we live.


Strange But True San Francisco

A quirky, offbeat journey to some of America's most important cities provides a close-up look at some of the real-life stories behind startling headlines, unusual laws, and obscure police reports, with little-known facts about life in each ...

Author: Lisa Montanarelli

Publisher: Insiders' Guide (CT)

ISBN: 9780762736812

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 184

A quirky, offbeat journey to some of America's most important cities provides a close-up look at some of the real-life stories behind startling headlines, unusual laws, and obscure police reports, with little-known facts about life in each city, profiles of eccentric inhabitants, and weird anecdotes that capture the strange-but-true world of urban America.

Wombat and Fox Tales of the City

Their everyday adventures in the urban environment are dramatic, charming and funny. Warm-hearted Denton-style sketch comedy presented as three stories in one for beginner readers.

Author: Terry Denton

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741152909

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 132

View: 586

A collection of three interlinked illustrated stories for beginners and developing readers, featuring Fox and Wombat and their hilarious adventures in the city. Wombat and Fox are the best of friends - native animals in a human city. They are like children who find themselves in a grown-up world and they don't quite understand the rules of life. Their everyday adventures in the urban environment are dramatic, charming and funny. Warm-hearted Denton-style sketch comedy presented as three stories in one for beginner readers. There will be more books featuring these endearing characters.