Davies, Andrew 1936-
Most widely held works about Andrew Davies
Most widely held works by Andrew Davies
Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 2,232 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Bennet is a strong-willed yet sensible young woman, the second of five sisters. She has a long-suffering but loving clerical father, and a scatterbrained mother anxious to marry them off as soon as possible--to wealthy young gentlemen. At a local ball, she encounters one such, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, whom she finds arrogant, cold, and rude. Her older sister Jane falls in love with Darcy's best friend Mr. Bingley, while youngest sister Lydia flirts with anyone in a military uniform. Lizzie finds herself fighting off the attentions of the unctuous Mr. Collins and quite taken by the charming Mr. Wickham - who also happens to be an enemy of Mr. Darcy. However, as the characters succumb in many ways to pride and prejudice, Lizzie learns that not all is quite as it seems ... and that Mr. Darcy might not be so disagreeable after all.
Middlemarch ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,256 libraries worldwide
Based on George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch is set in early nineteenth century England and charts the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the town as it divides its population into two opposing factions: the conservatives and the liberals.
Conrad's war by Andrew Davies ( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,190 libraries worldwide
Currently fascinated with wars, army, killing, and guns, Conrad becomes convinced that through dreams or time warp he is experiencing action in a past war.
Brideshead revisited ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,149 libraries worldwide
When the charming aristocrat Sebastian invites Charles Ryder to his family's estate, Charles becomes seduced by the opulent lifestyle of the Marchmain family, and by Julia, Sebastian's sister. As their romance deepens, repercussions follow, and Charles discovers that at Brideshead, love, money and power come at a price.
Northanger Abbey ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
"In Jane Austen's gentle parody of gothic fiction, romance novel addict Catherine Morland is invited to a medieval country house that appeals to her most lurid fantasies. She forms a close friendship with the younger son on the estate, Henry Tilney, but their budding romance is mysteriously cut short"--Container.
Emma ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,060 libraries worldwide
"Emma is the story of a rich, clever and beautiful young woman who can't resist orchestrating other people's love lives. As her romantic plans go ridiculously wrong, however, it's Emma herself who risks missing out on her perfect match!"--Container.
Little Dorrit ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
When Arthur Clennam returns to London after several years abroad, he wants to learn more about his mother's new seamstress, young Amy Dorrit. His search brings him to the Marshalsea Debtors Prison, where he learns the truth about struggle and hardship in 1820s England.
Bleak House ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
Out of an interminable court case spin three young people each searching for their place in the world. Their story moves fast, swirling through an incredible array of characters from passionate young lovers to ruthless lawyers, from an ice-cold aristocratic beauty to a shrewd relentless detective, until the final thrilling climax.
Sense & sensibility ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
Sense and sensibility: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?
Bridget Jones the edge of reason ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 919 libraries worldwide
London-based thirty-something Bridget Jones continues her romantic relationship with Mark Darcy, despite many humorous complications.
The tailor of Panama ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and French and held by 825 libraries worldwide
Harry, an ex-con turned tailor to the rich and infamous, is married to Louisa, who is smart and sexy. Andy is a suave and ruthless British spy, who had best come through this time, who forces Harry to eavesdrop on the powerful politicians he clothes. Harry's talent for storytelling is not only taken as truth, but sets off a series of events that threatens to destroy everything most important in his life.
Bridget Jones's diary ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 780 libraries worldwide
This is the chronicle of the misadventures of a London single woman in her early 30s--a goodhearted, overweight, insecure, bumbling, and desperate-to-be-attached Everywoman Bridget Jones--a woman who loves men and loves sex. A true believer in the possibility of romantic fulfillment, on New Year's Day Bridget resolves to lose 20 pounds, cut down on alcohol, cigarettes, and sweets, and find the right man, or indeed, any man. Bridget charts her own progress in her diary, from "tragic spinster" to "wanton sex goddess," with an intrepid spirit, and a delightfully rueful sense of humor.
The way we live now ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
This satire of Victorian society shows the trials and tribulations of young love, the pettiness of upper class life, the raw energy and excitement of the most powerful city the world had ever seen, and the greed and corruption that lay just below its glittering surface.
He knew he was right ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
Based on the classic novel by Anthony Trollope, the story follows Louis and Emily Trevalyan. After a blissful first year of marriage, things turn darker when a roguish Colonel takes an interest in Emily that fans the flames of Louis's jealousy.
Doctor Zhivago ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
Doctor Zhivago is a poet and surgeon. His life unfolds amidst the Russian Revolution, his guilt over his unfaithfulness to his loyal wife and his obsession with Lara, his muse, who, in turn, is victim to the wants of a powerful official.
Poonam's pets by Andrew Davies ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Poonam proves that even the smallest, shyest child can have important things to say.
Daniel Deronda ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Daniel Deronda, a sensitive young Englishman of indistinct parentage, is forced to choose between the love of two very different women.
Daniel Deronda ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
Daniel Deronda is sensitive and charming, the illegitimate son of an aristocrat, haunted by the secrets that shroud his birth. Beautiful, vivacious Gwendolen Harleth is a gambler and short on cash. When they meet at the roulette table, sparks fly. But above all, Gwendolen needs money, and the icy aristrocrat Henleigh Grandcourt is more than happy to provide. As her situation becomes more and more oppressive, she turns to Daniel for help-- only to discover his involvement with the young Jewish singer Mirah Lapidoth. Torn between his attraction to Gwendolen and his passion for Mirah and the plight of her people, Daniel is forced to look at his own mysterious past and find out who he really is-- and who he wants to be.
Circle of friends ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Three girlhood friends are reunited in college, ready to experience life to the fullest. It doesn't take long for them all to meet men and fall in love. Benny, unsure of herself and scared of rejection, follows her heart out on a limb for the brightest, best looking boy on campus.
A room with a view ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
In 1912 young Lucy Honeychurch and her nervous chaperone embark on a grand tour of Italy. Alongside sweeping landscapes, Lucy encounters a suspect group of characters, including socialist Mr. Emerson and his working-class son George, who both surprise and intrigue her. When piqued interest turns to potential romance, Lucy is whisked away and eventually home to England, where her attention turns to Cecil Vyse. When George appears in England determined to stop Lucy's marriage to Cecil, Lucy is faced with a difficult choice.
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