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West, Rebecca 1892-1983

Works: 475 works in 1,731 publications in 12 languages and 54,134 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Musical fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Records and correspondence  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee, Creator, Other, Performer, Inscriber, Translator, Reviewer, Illustrator, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6045.E8, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Rebecca West
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Most widely held works by Rebecca West
Black lamb and grey falcon; a journey through Yugoslavia by Rebecca West( Book )
95 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in English and German and held by 3,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the history, people, and politics of Yugoslavia at the beginning of World War II
The fountain overflows; a novel by Rebecca West( Book )
87 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The children of the unstable and eccentric Piers and Clare Aubrey must learn to make do, in a story taking place in the London suburbs in the years leading up to World War One
The birds fall down by Rebecca West( Book )
63 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on an historical incident. The story is told by a half-English girl of eighteen whose grandfather is an exiled Russian aristocrat living in Paris. The grandfather is confronted by the Tsar's arch-enemy, a terrorist searching for the truth about an apparent double spy
The new meaning of treason. by Rebecca West( Book )
20 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in English and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Espionage and conspiracy cases of Alan Nunn May, Klaus Fuchs, Burgess and Maclean, and the Ward-Keeler-Profumo affair have been added
The return of the soldier by Rebecca West( Book )
112 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"World War I, in the background of Rebecca West's first novel, was "the first war that women could imagine," writes Samuel Hynes in his eloquent introduction, "and so it was the first that a woman could write into a novel." Narrated by a woman who, like West, has never experienced war and yet for whom the war was very real, The Return of the Soldier (1918) takes place not on a battlefield, but in an isolated country house. It examines the relationships between three women and a soldier suffering from shell shock. This novel of an enclosed world invaded by public events also embodies in its characters the shifts in England's class structures at the beginning of the twentieth century, as well as the choice between the romantic past and the horrifying present, between love and reality"--Jacket
This real night by Rebecca West( Book )
18 editions published between 1000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The second installment of West's Saga of the Century trilogy-now available as an ebookIn the sequel to The Fountain Overflows, Rose Aubrey, her sisters, and her cousin stand on the brink of adulthood and a new era for womenThey have put down their schoolbooks and put up their hair, but a talented musician and her kin ponder what being a young woman on one's own will entail. Abandoned by their feckless father, Rose and her family must move beyond their comfortable drawing room to discover a world of kind patrons, music teachers, and concert hall acclaim, but also domestic strife, anti-Semitism, and social pressure to marry. Set before World War I, Rebecca West's intimate, eloquent family portrait brings to life a time when women recognized their own voices and the joys of living off one's own talents
Cousin Rosamund by Rebecca West( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sequel to: The fountain overflows, and This real night. Twin sisters, Rose and Mary Aubrey, proceed into the adult world and deal with their sexuality in post-World War I England
The thinking reed by Rebecca West( Book )
57 editions published between 1850 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
West’s thoughtful romantic novel—now available as an ebook A tale of love found, lost, rekindled, and redefined Isabelle, a wealthy American widow, arrives in France to restart her life and discovers she has her choice of eligible suitors. Torn between a placid liaison with a southerner and a tortuous affair with a Frenchman, Isabelle’s plans suddenly take an unexpected turn that will ultimately lead her to a love that will force her to reconsider the implications of her affluent existence. With her signature wit and wisdom, West presents a captivating ode to marriage’s depth and the romance of the bond between husband and wife
The meaning of treason by Rebecca West( Book )
65 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
West's acclaimed examination of traitors-now available as an ebookA gripping profile that takes readers inside World War II spy rings and gets to the heart of what it means to betray one's countryThroughout her career, Rebecca West dug into psyches, real and fictional, to try to understand the meaning of betrayal. In the aftermath of World War II, West was incensed when several wartime turncoats were tried with seeming indifference-and worse, sympathy-from the British public. In exploring these traitors' origins, crimes, and motivations, West exposes how class division, greed, and discrimination can taint loyalties and redraw the relationships between individuals and their fatherland. A fascinating book, The Meaning of Treason combines the intrigue of a spy novel with West's classic, careful dissection of man's moral struggles
1900 by Rebecca West( Book )
18 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems of Carl Sandburg by Carl Sandburg( Book )
25 editions published between 1926 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here are 167 of Carl Sandburg's poems which are expressive of the Middle West. The editor has chosen representative poems from four volumes:Chicago poems, Cornhuskers, Smoke and steel, and Slabs of the Sunburnt West
The court and the castle; some treatments of a recurrent theme by Rebecca West( Book )
23 editions published between 1957 and 1971 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Creative writers have responded to the accumulated experience of their societies - to tradition, the rule of law, to kings and usurpers, to power
A train of powder by Rebecca West( Book )
30 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
West’s acclaimed account of a pivotal moment in twentieth century history—now available as an ebook West’s exceptional observational skills shine in her coverage of the Nuremburg trials Sent to cover the war crimes trials at Nuremberg for the New Yorker, Rebecca West brought along her inimitable skills for understanding a place and its people. In these accomplished articles, West captures the world that sprung up to process the Nazi leaders; from the city’s war-torn structures to the courtroom security measures, no detail is left out. West’s unparalleled grasp on human motivations and character offers particular insight into the judges, prosecutors, and of course the defendants themselves. This remarkable narrative captures the social and political ramifications of a world recovering from the divisions of war. As engaging as it is informative, this collection represents West’s finest hour as a reporter
The judge by Rebecca West( Book )
64 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A romantic tale that traces the generational pulls of love and fidelity. At seventeen, Ellen Melville's life is filled with passion for the suffrage movement, her mother, and Edinburgh, if not romance. Then Richard Yaverland, a successful older man, enters her life. Haunted by his own illegitimacy, Richard wants to avert the pain that left his mother a bitter woman even as he kindles a passionate romance. As Ellen and Richard tentatively try on the roles of lovers, the spark of a new relationship will inspire the people around them to consider their own connections
Henry James by Rebecca West( Book )
43 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first book by distinguished novelist, journalist, and literary critic Rebecca West: a biography of Henry James Setting the standard for a century’s worth of criticism, Rebecca West diagnosed Henry James as an American who “could never feel at home until he was in exile” in this slim, readable biography, published just a few months after his death in 1916. West boldly assesses Roderick Hudson as “not a good book,” and displays remarkable foresight in describing Daisy Miller as a “sad and lovely” book that “will strike each new generation afresh.” An early advocate of feminist principles, she has fascinating things to say about James’s heroines, and her division of his work into early and late periods continues to be a basic principle of Jamesian scholarship. One of the twentieth century’s brightest minds, Rebecca West began her career as a public intellectual with this thoughtful and compelling study of a literary giant
The young Rebecca : writings of Rebecca West, 1911-17 by Rebecca West( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Rebecca West's early journalistic writings reveals her clarity of mind, severity of wit, and relevancy in today's modern world In this collection of early writings, beginning when Rebecca West was just eighteen years old, Jane Marcus sheds light on one of the foremost feminist and political thinkers of our time. West's essays, reviews, and public correspondence tackle many subjects, including politics, suffrage, education, morality and ethics, the arts, and social figures of the day. Her writings offer a glimpse of the real Rebecca-not some stuffy suffragette, but a vibrant, funny, provocative, and brilliant woman whose determined pen strokes outwit her contemporaries and remain inspiring today. A feminist to the core, West parried with her readers, other writers, and a culture slow to accept change. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rebecca West featuring rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, McFarlin Library, at the University of Tulsa
The harsh voice, four short novels by Rebecca West( Book )
50 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harriet Hume : a London fantasy by Rebecca West( Book )
46 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
West's modern fairy tale-now available as an ebookIn this London fantasy, West transports her reader with a tale of the troubling polarities of mind and spirit, male and femaleHarriet Hume's unchanging beauty and commitment to her art stand in stark contrast to Arnold Condorex's more worldly goals. After a romantic tryst, she discovers that she can read his mind, but Arnold, with his sights set on moving up in the world, quickly parts from the mysterious lady. As they encounter each other over the years, Harriet's intuitive powers continue to unsettle Arnold, opening his eyes to the darker elements of his political and financial aspirations, even as he remains drawn to her. Beautifully drawn and filled with magical touches, West's fantasy explores innate and learned gender roles, as her characters uncover the mystery surrounding their otherworldly connection
Ending in earnest; a literary log by Rebecca West( Book )
15 editions published between 1931 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Literaire en kritische opstellen over o.a. Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf, André Gide, Colette, en Radclyffe Hall
Sunflower by Rebecca West( Book )
17 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
West’s posthumously published semi-autobiographical novel—now available as an ebook A beautiful actress of the 1920s faces painful decisions about her lovers and her future Star of the stage, Sunflower has everything but the attention she craves from her long-time—and married—lover, Lord Essington, a brilliant and intense man occupied with more intellectual thoughts. Eager for a more rewarding experience, Sunflower must decide whether another “great man,” the Australian Francis Pitt, will offer a more traditional relationship and happiness. Written during West’s own psychoanalysis and never finished, Sunflower ponders topics of the power struggle between the sexes, and a woman’s freedom to determine her romantic destiny. Drawn heavily from West’s own relationships with H.G. Wells and Lord Beaverbrook, this roman à clef gives a glimpse of the author’s own struggle to find a satisfying relationship
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Lynx, 1892-1983

Andrews, Cecily I. 1892-1983
Andrews, Cecily Isabel Fairfield.
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Fairfield, Cicily J. 1892-1983
Lynx, 1892-1983
Vest, Rebeka
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וסט, רברה 1892־
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