WRITER

William Wharton

1925 - 2008

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Albert William Du Aime (November 7, 1925 – October 29, 2008), more commonly known by his pen name William Wharton, was an American-born author best known for his first novel Birdy, which was also made into a critically acclaimed film of the same name in 1984. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Wharton has received more than 8,198 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. William Wharton is the 4,376th most popular writer (down from 3,967th in 2019), the 5,840th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,358th in 2019) and the 470th most popular American Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 8.2k

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  • 49.31

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  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.89

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Great American Short Stories
American fiction, short stories, American Horror tales
Contains: Rip Van Winkle / Washington Irving -- [Young Goodman Brown](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL455569W/Young_Goodman_Brown) / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- [Fall of the house of Usher](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL41078W) / Edgar Allan Poe -- [Bartleby the scrivener](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL102732W/Bartleby_the_Scrivener) / Herman Melville -- Baker's bluejay yarn / Mark Twain -- Tennessee's partner / Bret Harte -- The real thing / Henry James -- The boarded window / Ambrose Bierce -- A village singer / Mary Wilkins Freeman -- Mrs.Ripley's trip / Hamlin Garland -- A muncipial report / O. Henry -- Roman fever / Edith Wharton -- The open boat / Stephen Crane -- Unlighted lamps / Sherwood Anderson -- The man who saw through heaven / Wilbur Daniel Steele -- Silent snow, secret snow / Conrad Aiken -- He / Katherine Anne Porter -- The catbird seat / James Thurber -- The little wife / William March -- [Wash](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16245840W/Wash) / William Faulkner -- The snake / John Steinbeck -- To the mountains / Paul Horgan -- Over the river and through the wood / John O'Hara -- The wind and the snow of winter / Walter Van Tilburg Clark -- Powerhouse / Eudora Welty -- In greenwich there are many gravelled walks / Hortense Calisher.
The Dark Descent
Horror tales, American Horror tales, English Horror tales
pt. 1. The color of evil. The reach / Stephen King -- Evening primrose / John Collier -- The ash-tree / M.R. James -- The new mother / Lucy Clifford -- There's a long, long trail a-winding / Russell Kirk -- The call of Cthulhu / H.P. Lovecraft -- The summer people / Shirley Jackson -- The whimper of whipped dogs / Harlan Ellison -- [Young Goodman Brown](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL455569W/Young_Goodman_Brown) / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Mr. Justice Harbottle -- J. Sheridan Le Fanu -- The crowd / Ray Bradbury -- The autopsy / Michael Shea -- John Charrington's wedding / E. Nesbit -- Sticks / Karl Edward Wagner -- Larger than oneself / Robert Aickman -- Belsen Express / Fritz Leiber -- Yours truly, Jack the Ripper / Robert Bloch -- If Damon comes / Charles L. Grant -- Vandy, Vandy / Manly Wade Wellman -- pt. 2. The Medusa in the shield. The swords / Robert Aickman -- The roaches / Thomas M. Disch -- Bright segment / Theodore Sturgeon -- Dread / Clive Barker -- The fall of the house of Usher / Edgar Allan Poe -- The monkey / Stephen King -- Within the walls of Tyre / Michael Bishop -- The rats in the walls / H.P. Lovecraft -- Schalken the painter / J. Sheridan Le Fanu -- The yellow wallpaper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- A rose for Emily / William Faulkner -- How love came to Professor Guildea / Robert Hichens -- Born of man and woman / Richard Matheson -- My dear Emily / Joanna Russ -- You can go now / Dennis Etchison -- The rocking-horse winner / D.H. Lawrence -- Three days / Tanith Lee -- Good country people / Flannery O'Connor -- Mackintosh Willy / Ramsey Campbell -- The jolly corner / Henry James -- pt. 3. A fabulous formless darkness. Smoke ghost / Fritz Leiber -- Seven American nights / Gene Wolfe -- The signal-man / Charles Dickens -- [Crouch End](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL19650699W/Crouch_End) / Stephen King -- Night-side / Joyce Carol Oates -- Seaton's aunt / Walter de la Mare -- Clara Militch / Ivan Turgenev -- The repairer of reputations / Robert W. Chambers -- The beckoning fair one / Oliver Onions -- What was it? / Fitz-James O'Brien -- The beautiful stranger / Shirley Jackson -- [The damned thing](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL20084265W/The_Damned_Thing) / Ambrose Bierce -- Afterward / Edith Wharton -- The willows / Algernon Blackwood -- The Asian shore / Thomas M. Disch -- The hospice / Robert Aickman -- A little something for us tempunauts / Philip K. Dick.
The great modern American stories
Social life and customs, Fiction, American Short stories
Contains: A reminiscent introduction / William Dean Howells -- My double; and how he undid me / Edward Everett Hale -- Circumstance / Harriet Prescott Spofford -- The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County / Mark Twain -- A passionate pilgrim / Henry James -- Mlle. Olympe Zabriski / T.B. Aldrich -- A prodigal in Tahiti / Charles Warren Stoddard -- The outcasts of Poker Flat / Francis Bret Harte -- The Christmas wreck / Frank Stockton -- The mission of Jane / Edith Wharton -- The courting of Sister Wisby / Sarah Orne Jewett -- The revolt of mother / Mary E. Wilkins Freeman -- Told in the poorhouse / Alice Brown -- [An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14863196W/An_Occurrence_at_Owl_Creek_Bridge) / Ambrose Bierce -- The return of a private / Hamlin Garland -- Striking an average / Henry B. Fuller -- Effie Wittlesy / George Ade. The lost Phoebe / Theodore Dreiser -- A failure / Edith Wyatt -- The yellow wall paper / Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman -- The little room / Madelene Yale Wynne -- Aunt Sanna Terry / Landon R. Dashiell -- The lotus eaters / Virginia Tracy -- Jean-Ah Poquelin / G.W. Cable -- Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, and the Tar Baby / Joel Chandler Harris -- Biographical notes and bibliography (p. 419-432).
Fiction
Short stories, Technique, English Short stories
[Young Goodman Brown](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL455569W) / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- [Masque of the Red Death ](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL41050W) / Edgar Allan Poe -- The necklace / Guy de Maupassant -- The storm / Kate Chopin -- The lady with the pet dog / Anton Chekhov -- Roman fever / Edith Wharton -- Paul's case / Willa Cather -- [The dead](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15073437W) / James Joyce -- The horse dealer's daughter / D.H. Lawrence -- The jilting of Granny Weatherall -- [A rose for Emily](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL82884W) / William Faulkner -- A clean, well-lighted place / Ernest Hemingway -- The chrysanthemums / John Steinbeck -- The man who was almost a man / Richard Wright -- Livvie / Eudora Welty -- Flying home / Ralph Ellison -- The lottery / Shirley Jackson -- A woman on a roof / Doris Lessing -- Everything that rises must converge / Flannery O'Connor -- The handsomest drowned man in the world / Gabriel García Márquez -- Civil peace / Chinua Achebe -- Wild swans / Alice Munro -- A & P / John Updike -- Cathedral / Raymond Carver -- Where are you going, where have you been? / Joyce Carol Oates -- Rape fantasies / Margaret Atwood -- Shiloh / Bobbie Ann Mason -- Everyday use / Alice Walker -- The last of the menu girls / Denise Chávez -- Fleur / Louise Erdrich.
Birdy
Fiction in English, Army veterans, Shell shock
Dad
Fathers and sons, Fiction, Aging parents

Page views of William Whartons by language

Over the past year William Wharton has had the most page views in the with 15,515 views, followed by Bulgarian (3,303), and French (1,477). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hungarian (34.91%), Silesian (32.75%), and Persian (31.06%)

Among WRITERS

Among writers, William Wharton ranks 4,376 out of 7,302Before him are Ahmet Altan, Millosh Gjergj Nikolla, Vicente Espinel, Jurij Koch, Otar Chiladze, and Ivar Lo-Johansson. After him are Brian O'Nolan, Yervant Odian, Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh, Roberto Saviano, Marek Hłasko, and M. R. James.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1925, William Wharton ranks 297Before him are Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Ilona Novák, Leslie Laing, Italo De Zan, Alec McCowen, and Yury Trifonov. After him are Burkhard Heim, Bert Bolin, Michal Vičan, Carlo Di Palma, Amparo Rivelles, and David A. Huffman. Among people deceased in 2008, William Wharton ranks 210Before him are Nikola Kljusev, Olga Lepeshinskaya, Christodoulos of Athens, Van Johnson, Badri Patarkatsishvili, and Buck Adams. After him are Ricardo Infante, Károly Németh, Abdulah Gegić, Mario Rigoni Stern, Leonard Rosenman, and Janwillem van de Wetering.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Wharton ranks 5,840 out of 20,380Before him are Andy Griffith (1926), Steven Zaillian (1953), Debra Messing (1968), Peter H. Gilmore (1958), John Abercrombie (1944), and Taylor Hawkins (1972). After him are Jonathan Pollard (1954), Jason Scott Lee (1966), Ellen Corby (1911), Ralph Towner (1940), Jeanette MacDonald (1903), and Joe Manganiello (1976).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, William Wharton ranks 470Before him are Mike Resnick (1942), Helen Prejean (1939), Connie Willis (1945), Larry Collins (1929), Robert G. Ingersoll (1833), and William Gaddis (1922). After him are Arthur Golden (1956), Charles Brockden Brown (1771), Norman Lear (1922), David Baldacci (1960), Anna Katharine Green (1846), and Greg Bear (1951).