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Lessing, Doris 1919-2013

Overview
Works: 2,345 works in 9,490 publications in 30 languages and 141,690 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Science fiction  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diary fiction  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Contributor, Dedicatee, Honoree, Librettist, Translator, pre, Narrator, Illustrator
Classifications: PR6023.E833, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Doris Lessing
The golden notebook by Doris Lessing( Book )

403 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 5,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experiences of two women provide the framework for an intense literary study of liberated womanhood, in a new edition--which includes an author biography and publication history--of a novel originally published in 1962
The fifth child by Doris Lessing( Book )

209 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 3,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-satisfied couple intent on raising a happy family is shocked by the birth of an abnormal and brutal fifth child
The grass is singing by Doris Lessing( Book )

388 editions published between 1950 and 2019 in 13 languages and held by 3,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in South Africa under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is both a riveting chronicle of human disintegration and a beautifully understated social critique
The summer before the dark by Doris Lessing( Book )

196 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 3,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her children grown and her husband away in America for several months, Kate Brown finds herself alone for the first time in twenty years
The good terrorist by Doris Lessing( Book )

117 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed sociopolitical portrait of everyday life within a terrorist group in contemporary London. Alice Mellings mothers a collection of squatters in an abandoned house. The group evolves from radicals in spirit to revolutionaries in practice
The memoirs of a survivor by Doris Lessing( Book )

133 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the daily activities of one doctor to describe the work of a pediatrician
Love, again : a novel by Doris Lessing( Book )

107 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old woman falls in love with a man who could be her grandson. She is Sarah Durham, 65, a widow working in the theater in England and she develops a passion for a young actor. A look at love in the golden age by the author of The Golden Notebook
Briefing for a descent into Hell by Doris Lessing( Book )

109 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unidentified man is admitted to a London hospital after he is found wandering on the Embankment. Later identified as a Cambridge lecturer, he remains oblivious to his past life. This novel develops the idea that mental illness can be a liberating experience for both the individual and society
The sweetest dream by Doris Lessing( Book )

74 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an extended family that spans the 20th century but has its fulcrum in the 60s
Stories by Doris Lessing( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wide-ranging collection of stories by the renowned Nobel Laureate - spanning more than two decades of her career - highlights her singular gifts for portraying the complex lives of men and women in a modern, often alienating world." "Included are seminal stories like "To Room Nineteen," in which a woman reacts against the oppression of her banal marriage with dreadful results, and "One off the Short List," which traces the surprising conclusion to a seduction gone awry. In "The Habit of Loving," a lonely older man who takes a vivacious young wife witnesses an unexpected reversal of intimacy. Here also are two classic novellas, The Temptation of Jack Orkney and The Other Woman, exemplifying Lessing's impressive understanding of her characters' psychology
The four-gated city by Doris Lessing( Book )

103 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After moving to London, Martha Quest finds herself being drawn toward a Bohem way of life
The Oxford book of short stories by V. S Pritchett( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Walter Scott / The Two Drovers, Nathaniel Hawthorne/ The Birthmark, Edgar Allen Poe / The Fall Of The House Of Usher, ETC
The cleft by Doris Lessing( Book )

58 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an ancient society solely populated by women whose childbirth cycles are controlled by the moon, community harmony is thrown into jeopardy by the unheralded birth of a boy, whose existence brings into awareness the role of gender in virtually every aspect of daily life
Shikasta : re, colonised planet 5 : personal, psychological, historical documents relating to visit by Johor (George Sherban) emissary (grade 9) 87th of the period of the last days by Doris Lessing( Book )

32 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: This is the first volume in the series of novels Doris Lessing calls collectively Canopus in Argos: Archives. Presented as a compilation of documents, reports, letters, speeches and journal entries, this purports to be a general study of the planet Shikasta-clearly the planet Earth-to be used by history students of the higher planet Canopus and to be stored in the Canopian archives. For eons, galactic empires have struggled against one another, and Shikasta is one of the main battlegrounds. Johar, an emissary from Canopus and the primary contributor to the archives, visits Shikasta over the millennia from the time of the giants and the biblical great flood up to the present. With every visit he tries to distract Shikastans from the evil influences of the planet Shammat but notes with dismay the ever-growing chaos and destruction of Shikasta as its people hurl themselves towards World War III and annihilation
African stories by Doris Lessing( Book )

55 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of the best of Doris Lessing's short stories and a couple of novellas all set in her native Africa. From Rhodesia to Kenya and such we see many different stories and perspectives. We meet colonial Boers, English farmers, native legends, native peoples, miners, scholars, women, children, men, hunters, animals- just about everything! Her stories begin in the early part of the 1900s and as they progress into the 1950s and 1960s the political tone changes with the times without being a political narrative. The focus is on people and storytelling. Doris Lessing is known as one of the best writers in English fiction
Martha Quest : a complete novel from Doris Lessing's masterwork, Children of violence by Doris Lessing( Book )

162 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligent, sensitive, and fiercely passionate, Martha Quest is a young woman living on a farm in Africa, feeling her way through the torments of adolescence and early womanhood. She is a romantic idealistic in revolt against the puritan snobbery of her parents, trying to live to the full with every nerve, emotion, and instinct laid bare to experience. For her, this is a time of solitary reading daydreams, dancing -- and the first disturbing encounters with sex. The first of Doris Lessing's timeless Children of Violence novels, Martha Quest is an endearing masterpiece.>
The marriages between zones three, four, and five (as narrated by the chroniclers of zone three) by Doris Lessing( Book )

36 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mix of fable, futuristic fantasy and pseudo-documentary accounts of 20th-century history
Ben, in the world : the sequel to The fifth child by Doris Lessing( Book )

41 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben, now grown and in the care of good-hearted prostitute Rita and her boyfriend, unknowingly helps them transport drugs to Paris
The grandmothers : four short novels by Doris Lessing( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Grandmothers: Two women, close friends, fall in love with each other's teenage sons, and these passions last for years, until the women end them, promising a respectable old age." "Victoria and the Staveneys: A poor black girl has a baby with the son of a liberal middle-class family and finds that her little girl is slowly being absorbed into the world of white privilege and becoming estranged from her." "The Reason for It: Certain to appeal to fans of Shikasta and Memoirs of a Survivor, it describes the birth, flourishing, and decline of a culture long, long ago, but with many modern echoes." "A Love Child: A soldier in World War II, during the dangerous voyage to India around the Cape, falls in love on shore leave and remains convinced that a love child resulted from the wartime romance."--Jacket
Mara and Dann : an adventure by Doris Lessing( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world destroyed by environmental damage, a people trek north in search of the remnants of civilization. They include two children and it is through their eyes that the novel analyzes the real meaning of civilization
 
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The fifth child
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The fifth childThe grass is singingThe summer before the darkThe good terroristThe memoirs of a survivorLove, again : a novelBriefing for a descent into HellThe sweetest dream
Alternative Names

controlled identitySomers, Jane, 1919-2013

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Lesinga, Dorisa, 1919-

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Lessingova, Doris

Lessingová, Doris, 1919-2013

Līssīnǧ, Dūrīs, 1919-2013

Somers , Jane

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Somers Jane 1919-2013

Somers, Jane Pseud. 1919-2013

Tayler, Doris May

Tayler, Doris May, 1919-2003

Tayler, Doris May 1919-2013

Ντόρις Λέσινγκ

Дорис Лесинг

Дорис Лессинг инглиз фантасы

Дорыс Лесінг

Доріс Лессінг

Лессинг

Лессинг Д. 1919-

Лессинг, Дори, 1919-2013

Лессинг Дорис

Лессинг, Дорис 1919-

Лессинг, Дорис, 1919-2013

Лессинг, Дорис Мэй

Мэй Тейлор Д. 1919-2013

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דוריס לסינג סופרת בריטית

‏לסינג, דוריס,‏ ‏1919־

לסינג, דוריס 1919-2013

לסינג, דוריס מי, 1919-2013

לעסינג, דוריס 1919-

دوريس ليسنج، 1919-2013

دوريس ليسينج، 1919-

دوريس ليسينغ

دوریس لسینق

دوریس لسینگ نویسنده و شاعر بریتانیایی

ليسينج, دوريس.

ليسينج، دوريس، 1919-2013

ڈورس لیسنگ

डोरिस लेसिंग

डोरिस लेसिङ्ग

ডোরিস লেসিং

ਡੋਰਿਸ ਲੈਸਿੰਗ

டோரிஸ் லெஸ்சிங்

డోరిస్ లెస్సింగ్

ಡೋರಿಸ್ ಲೆಸ್ಸಿಂಗ್

ഡോറിസ് ലെസ്സിങ്

ดอริส เลสซิง

დორის ლესინგი

도리스 레싱

레싱, 도리스 1919

레싱, 도리스 1919-2013

레싱, 도리스 메이 1919-2013

ドリス・レッシング

レッシング, ドリス

多丽丝·莱辛

多麗絲萊辛

莱辛, 多麗丝

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