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Blainey, Ann 1935-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 1,942 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN2598.K4, B
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Most widely held works about Ann Blainey
 
Most widely held works by Ann Blainey
Fanny & Adelaide : the lives of the remarkable Kemble sisters by Ann Blainey( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Born in 1809 to a celebrated theatrical family in England, Fanny was the most famous English-speaking actress of her day before she left the stage to marry the Philadelphia slave-owner Pierce Butler. For more than sixty years she was seldom out of the public eye - acting in plays, writing books (her classic assessment of slavery during her stay on a Georgia plantation is still in print), reading Shakespeare in front of large audiences, and fighting for the abolition of the slave system. Her searing intellect and indomitable personality made people love her or hate her; no one could ignore her."
Immortal boy : a portrait of Leigh Hunt by Ann Blainey( Book )
8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marvelous Melba : the extraordinary life of a great diva by Ann Blainey( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"So great were her personal excesses that her life was clouded by a bitter divorce and the loss of custody of her only child. But she reigned over the operatic world in England, the United States, and Australia for well over a quarter century, her reviews superb, her diamonds and dresses fabulous, her lovers numerous. Marvelous Melba explores her life - the highs and lows, the personal losses and professional triumphs - in an important new biography."--Jacket
The farthing poet: a biography of Richard Hengist Horne, 1802-84; a lesser literary lion by Ann Blainey( Book )
11 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I am Melba : a biography by Ann Blainey( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I Am Melba - how a Melbourne girl defied her father and left her husband to become the most famous singer of the age. Growing up in Melbourne, Nellie Mitchell showed musical promise and dreamed of fame, but her father had more orthodox plans in mind. Behind the scenes, she was a canny businesswoman, an affectionate mother and a playful practical joker. When she died - apparently after a botched face-lift flags were flown at half-mast and thousands turned out to see her funeral cortege. In this definitive biography, Ann Blainey captures the exuberance, controversy and pathos of a remarkable Australian life
I am Melba a biography by Ann Blainey( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Growing up in Melbourne, Nellie Mitchell dreamed of fame, but her devout father disapproved. As a young wife and mother on the Queensland cane-fields, she longed desperately for glamour and excitement. Travelling to London and Paris, she trusted in her musical talent and hoped for a lucky break. Within a few years, reborn as Nellie Melba, she was performing to overflowing concert halls
If God prospers me : a portrait of Frederick John Cato by Ann Blainey( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The farthing poet : a biography of Richard Hengist Horne, 1802-1884 : a lesser literary lion by Ann Blainey( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I am Melba a biography by Ann Blainey( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Commemorative issue in honor of the two-hundredth anniversary of Leigh Hunt's birth] ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Blainey, Ann
Languages
English (48)
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