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Hastings, Selina

Overview
Works: 61 works in 357 publications in 18 languages and 13,310 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Fiction  Arthurian romances  Biographies  Folklore  Legends  Folk tales  Short stories  Bible stories 
Roles: Author, Creator, Adapter, Other, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PZ8.1.H268, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Selina Hastings
The Children's illustrated Bible by Selina Hastings( Book )

78 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best-loved stories of the Old and New Testaments are retold and brought to life with vivid and finely detailed illustrations
Sir Gawain and the loathly lady by Selina Hastings( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a horrible hag saves King Arthur's life by answering a riddle, Sir Gawain agrees to marry her and thus releases her from an evil enchantment
Evelyn Waugh : a biography by Selina Hastings( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the foremost writers of our time, Evelyn Waugh was also one of its most extraordinary eccentrics, with a life full of comedy and conflict. Selina Hastings, who was granted unrestricted access to his personal papers by Waugh's family, has uncovered a wealth of new material in her eight years of research for this volume. Letters, diaries, and family photographs shed new light on Waugh's childhood, his affairs at Oxford, his ill-fated first marriage and subsequent romantic adventures, his World War II military service, and his enduring but thorny friendships with such notable figures as Diana Cooper, Ann Fleming, and Nancy Mitford." "Perceptive, fascinating, by turns hilarious and tragic, Hastings' portrait gives us Waugh's glittering social life at Oxford, where he was a friend of Harold Acton, Cyril Connolly, Anthony Powell, and Alastair Graham, the inspiration for Sebastian Flyte in Brideshead Revisited. Waugh then followed a diverse career as schoolmaster, world traveler, war correspondent, and, as a novelist, one of the brightest lights of Britain's fashionable society. Here in intimate detail are the collapse of Waugh's first marriage and his conversion to the Roman Catholic Church, his second marriage and ambivalence about family life, and the social milieu satirized in such classics as Decline and Fall, Vile Bodies, and A Handful of Dust. Here is Evelyn Waugh in all his extremes, brought brilliantly to life in a thoroughly entertaining biography."--Jacket
The secret lives of Somerset Maugham : a biography by Selina Hastings( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was a brilliant teller of tales, one of the most widely read authors of the twentieth century, and at one time the most famous writer in the world, yet W. Somerset Maugham's own true story has never been fully told. At last, the fascinating truth is revealed in a landmark biography by the award-winning writer Selina Hastings. Granted unprecedented access to Maugham's personal correspondence and to newly uncovered interviews with his only child, Hastings portrays the secret loves, betrayals, integrity, and passion that inspired Maugham to create such classics as The Razor's Edge and Of Human Bondage
Nancy Mitford : a biography by Selina Hastings( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitford was witty, intelligent, often acerbic, a great tease, and an acute observer of upper-class English idiosyncrasies. With the publication of her comic novels, based in part on her eccentric family, she became a huge bestseller and household name. An inspired letter writer, she wrote almost daily to a wide variety of correspondents, among them Evelyn Waugh, Harold Acton, John Betjeman, and, of course, her famous sisters. Noted biographer Selina Hastings captures the gaiety and frivolity as well as the unhappy truth of Nancy Mitford's life: her failed marriage and her long, unfulfilled relationship with her dashing but unfaithful French lover contrasting sharply with literary celebrity and glittering social success. Hastings has written a biography that is as superbly entertaining and clear-eyed as the unforgettable novels that are its subject's lasting claim to fame
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Selina Hastings( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and French and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Gawain's quest for the Green Chapel and his puzzling encounters with Sir Bercilak and his lady
Reynard, the fox by Selina Hastings( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the various adventures and schemes of the lying, cheating, and cowardly fox Reynard
The firebird by Selina Hastings( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Swedish and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Russian tale in which a young huntsman and his wise and magical horse are ordered by the king to undertake a series of increasingly difficult tasks
The Canterbury tales by Selina Hastings( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated retelling of seven of the Canterbury Tales
Peter and the wolf by Sergey Prokofiev( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the orchestral fairy tale of the boy who, ignoring his grandfather's warnings, proceeds to capture a wolf
The illustrated Jewish Bible for children by Selina Hastings( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells thirteen Old Testament stories, including "The Creation," "Joseph and His Brothers," "King Solomon's Judgement," and "Jonah and the Great Fish."
The singing ringing tree by Selina Hastings( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prince seeks the Singing Ringing Tree to please a vain and selfish princess so she will marry him, but the quest is dangerous and results in great misery for both before true love puts everything to rights
The man who wanted to live forever by Selina Hastings( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man who wants to live forever manages to hold out for several hundred years, but Death eventually tricks him into going away with him
Rosamond Lehmann by Selina Hastings( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lehmann's life was as romantic and harrowing as that of any of her fictional heroines. This biography conjures up with warmth and wit the intimate world of a woman whose dramatic life, work and relationships criss-crossed the cultural, literary and political landscape of England in that era
The birth of Jesus : and other Bible stories by Selina Hastings( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains Bible stories taken from the New Testament, including events from Jesus' life as well as some well-known parables
The miracles of Jesus : and other Bible stories by Selina Hastings( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected well-loved stories are retold for children in clear, lively language
David & Goliath : and other Bible stories by Selina Hastings( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 28 Bible stories from the Old Testament. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary
Noah's ark : and other Bible stories by Selina Hastings( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection from the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer by Selina Hastings( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red earl : the extraordinary life of the 16th Earl of Huntingdon by Selina Hastings( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Red Earl Selina Hastings tells the extraordinary story of her father, Jack Hastings, 16th Earl of Huntingdon. In 1925, Hastings infuriated his ultra-conservative parents by turning his back on centuries of tradition to make a scandalous run-away marriage. With his beautiful Italian wife he then left England for the other side of the world, further enraging his family by determining on a career as a painter. The couple settled first in Australia, then on the island of Moorea in the South Pacific. Here, they led an idyllic existence until a bizarre accident forced them to leave the tropics forever. En route back to England, they stopped for a year in California, where Hastings continued to paint while enjoying a glamorous social life with actors such as Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks. While in San Francisco, Hastings met the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera, and persuaded him to take him on as an assistant. For the next nearly four years he lived at close quarters with Rivera and with his wife, Frida Kahlo, first in San Francisco, then Detroit, and finally Mexico City. When eventually Hastings returned home it was to be faced with fighting on all fronts: in Spain during the Civil War; in England with his parents; and lastly with his wife, determined to keep him locked into a marriage from which by now he was desperate to escape. This enthralling story, superbly well written, not only gives a new perspective on two of the 20th-century's greatest artists, Rivera and Kahlo, but also reveals in fascinating detail the private life of an aristocratic family of 100 years ago
 
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The Children's illustrated Bible
Alternative Names
Hastings, S.

Hastings, S. (Selina)

Selina Hastings giornalista e biografa britannica

הייסטינגס, סלינה

ヘイスティングス, セリナ

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Sir Gawain and the loathly ladyEvelyn Waugh : a biographyThe secret lives of Somerset Maugham : a biographyNancy Mitford : a biographySir Gawain and the Green KnightReynard, the foxThe firebirdThe Canterbury tales