WorldCat Identities

Shields, Carol

Overview
Works: 227 works in 1,354 publications in 23 languages and 35,149 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR9199.3.S514, 813.54
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Carol Shields
The stone diaries by Carol Shields( Book )
168 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 22 languages and held by 5,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a woman, written to resemble a biography, complete with family photos. The chapter-headings tell the story: "Birth, 1905;" "Childhood, 1916;""Marriage, 1927;" "Love, 1936;" "Motherhood, 1947;""Illness and Decline, 1985;" and, finally, "Death."
Unless by Carol Shields( Book )
63 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reta Winters life as an author, mother and wife starts to crumble when her eldest daughter takes to sitting silently on a street corner wearing a sign that says "Goodness."
Larry's party by Carol Shields( Book )
67 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy on the rise of a nobody. It happens to Larry Weller, a Winnipeg floral designer who goes for his honeymoon to England. The couple visit Hampton Court with its shrubs and Weller discovers his vocation, becoming a famous maze builder
Jane Austen by Carol Shields( Book )
43 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 2,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pulitzer Prize winning author of the Stone Diaries focuses on the life and fiction of Jane Austen in a critical biography of the reclusive author of Pride and Prejudice and other great novels. Shields explores the life of a writer whose own novels have engaged and delighted readers for the past two hundred years. Jane Austen reveals both the very private woman and the acclaimed author behind the enduring classics Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma. With her forceful insight and gentle wit, she was the ultimate chronicler of the mores and manners of her time as well as a groundbreaking author who would influence many of our greatest contemporary novelists. Who was this woman that created both characters that leap off the page and entertaining plots, yet managed to quietly challenge a strict social order? What gave her the motivation to continue writing when women were excluded from the publishing world? In this compelling and passionate biography, Carol Shields explores the life of this amazing woman, from her early family life in Stevenson, to her later years at Bath, her broken engagement, and her tumultuous relationship with her sister Cassandra
Dressing up for the carnival by Carol Shields( Book )
35 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Dressing Up for the Carnival, Carol Shields distills her characteristic wisdom, elegance, and insouciant humor in twenty-two luminous stories. A wealth of surprises and contrasts, this collection ranges from the lyricism of "Weather," in which a couple's life is thrown into chaos when the National Association of Meteorologists goes on strike, to the swampy sexuality of "Eros," in which a room in a Parisian hotel on the verge of ruin is the catalyst for passion, to the brave confidence of "A Scarf"--New for this collection-which chronicles the realities of a fledging author's book tour. Playful, graceful, acutely observed, and generous of spirit, these stories will delight her devoted fans and win her new converts as well. ... Publisher description
The box garden by Carol Shields( Book )
39 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poet's struggle to make something of herself after her creative juices run dry. Although she has a son and a man who loves her, Charleen Forrest is still obsessed by the thought that she is a failure. The novel follows Charleen as she tries to sort herself out. By the author of The Stone Diaries for which she won the Pulitzer Prize
Swann by Carol Shields( Book )
76 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lives of four amazingly different individuals become intertwined with that of Mary Swann, a rural Canadian poet of delicate verse whose genuine talent is only discovered after she is brutally murdered
The republic of love by Carol Shields( Book )
55 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fay and Tom, each concerned with their own respective obsessions, finally fall in love
Small ceremonies by Carol Shields( Book )
42 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the surface Judith Gill, the protagonist, is a nobody, a middle-class housewife with two children living in a small town. But her job as a biographer has taught her it is the little things in life that count, and from that point of view her story is alive with action. By the author of The Stone Diaries, for which she won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Collected stories by Carol Shields( Book )
30 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Finnish and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short works features definitive pieces written throughout the course of the author's career, including the previously unpublished "Segue," a portrayal of a sonnet writer who faces an unknown darkness
Various miracles by Carol Shields( Book )
39 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories looking at some of the miracles that transform our ordinary everyday existence.__
Happenstance, the husband's story ; Happenstance, the wife's story by Carol Shields( Book )
50 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two stories from a marriage in crisis: thewife's story and the husband's story. The setting issuburbia, the time frame a week spent apart. She goes toa quilting convention where she has an affair, he stayshome to mind the kids and discuss manhood with a friendwho has been abandoned by his wife
A celibate season by Carol Shields( Book )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A husband and wife exchange vows of celibacy when she has to move to the other side of the country for a job. Over a period of a year they exchange letters, telling each other how they are doing. The setting is Canada
The orange fish by Carol Shields( Book )
23 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These twelve short stories portray middle-aged, middle-class women who feel alone and alienated. In the title story, the orange fish is a lithograph which changes the lives of its owners, those who possess the print offer testimony to what it means to them
Unless by Carol Shields( Recording )
31 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For all of her life, 44 year old Reta Winters has enjoyed the useful monotony of happiness: a loving family, good friends, growing success as a writer of light 'summertime' fiction. But this placid existence is cracked wide open when her beloved eldest daughter, Norah, drops out to sit on a gritty street corner, silent but for the sign around her neck that reads 'GOODNESS.' Reta's search for what drove her daughter to such a desperate statement turns into an unflinching and surprisingly funny meditation on where we find meaning and hope
The stone diaries by Carol Shields( Recording )
23 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From her birth in rural Manitoba, to her journey with her father to southern Indiana, to her years as a wife, mother, and widow, to her old age, Daisy Stone Goodwill struggles to find a place for herself in her own life
Larry's party by Carol Shields( Recording )
30 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A landscape architects life is seen in comparison to the garden mazes he creates and the focal points of turns in his existence
Happenstance : a novel by Carol Shields( Book )
16 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two novels in one about marriage. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for the Stone Diaries in 1995
Jane Austen by Carol Shields( Recording )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the same sensitivity and artfulness that are the trademarks of her novels, Carol Shields explores the life of a writer whose own novels have engaged and delighted readers for the past two hundred years. In Jane Austen, Shields follows this ... novelist from her early family life in Steventon to her later years in Bath, her broken engagement, and her intense relationship with her sister Cassandra. She reveals both the very private woman and the acclaimed author behind the enduring classic Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma.-Back cover
Dropped threads : what we aren't told by Andrew Shields( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A beautifully woven tapestry of perspectives on the silences that women still keep. Dropped Threads offers a community of voices that readers -- not just women -- will want to hear..." -- Cover, p. 4
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.13 for Unless ... to 0.96 for Carol Shie ...)
Alternative Names
Shields, Carol
Shields, Carol Ann Warner 1935-2003
Šīldsa, Kerola 1935-2003
Šīldz, Kārūl 1935-2003
Warner , Carol Ann
Warner, Carol Ann 1935-2003
שילדס, קרול
שילדס, קרול 1935-2003
シールズ, キャロル
Languages
English (782)
German (15)
Dutch (14)
Finnish (14)
Spanish (13)
French (13)
Swedish (11)
Italian (8)
Chinese (7)
Polish (6)
Japanese (5)
Catalan (5)
Hebrew (3)
Portuguese (2)
Croatian (2)
Greek, Modern (2)
Bulgarian (2)
Norwegian (2)
Serbian (2)
Arabic (1)
Czech (1)
Icelandic (1)
Hungarian (1)
Covers