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Massey, Anna

Works: 411 works in 1,022 publications in 6 languages and 24,535 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Animated television programs  Television programs  Reality television programs  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Commentator, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Anna Massey
The importance of being Earnest by Oliver Parker ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algernon is a gentlemen from a wealthy family. Algernon's close friend Jack, has a ward, Cecily. Both Algernon and Jack have created alter egos to make life more interesting. Algernon arrives for a weekend visit in the country posing as Earnest. Having heard of Earnest's misadventures, Cicely has developed an infatuation with the rogue, and Algernon's impersonation of him works famously on Cicely. Meanwhile, Algernon's cousin, Gwendolyn, arrives for the weekend, and is startled to discover Jack is also there -- except that she knows him as bad-boy Earnest. So just who really is who?
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True virtue triumph's over superficiality in this distinguished BBC production of Jane Austen's celebrated novel set in 18th century England. Young, impoverished Fanny Price arrives at the elegant estate of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram. Snubbed by Everyone except her cousin Edmund, she begins her long struggle for accceptance by her shallow relatives who believe wealth automatically means quality
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the dock of a British courtroom, French aristocrat Charles Darnay stands accused of spying. The outlook appears grim until some last-minute help comes from the mysterious Sydney Carton. Darnay goes free and makes plans to marry Lucie Manette. Carton keeps his love for her to himself, yet assures her that he would make the ultimate sacrifice for her 'or for anyone you love'"--Container
A doll's house by MGM/UA Home Video (Firm) ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nora (Bloom) will do anything to please her authoritarian husband Torvald (Hopkins). Per Torvald's instruvtions, Nora focuses on such womanly disciplines as dancing and takin care of babies, while he sees to all the affairs of money. But when a past financial mistake comes back to haunt Nora and Torvald finds out, the result is an explosion of fury and a shocking revelation that changes the course of the entire family forever
Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Necktie Murderer has the London police on red alert and an innocent man is on a desperate quest to find the real sex criminal and clear his name. Alternating heart-pounding tension with distinctive Hitchcock humor, Frenzy marked the Master of Suspense's return to his native England after almost 20 years
Peeping Tom by Michael Powell ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mark Lewis, jeune technicien de cinéma, a l'esprit dérangé par suite de l'éducaton morbide que lui a donnée son père, un psychiatre de renom. Mark ne rêve que de fixer sur la pellicule le masque de la peur. Il éprouve une jouissance sadique à provoquer cette peur chez des jeunes filles qu'il tue, tout en filmant l'expression horrifiée de leur visage. Il se délecte ensuite, seul dans son laboratoire, à revoir ces figures convulsées par la terreur et la mort. La police recherche l'auteur de ces meurtres
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier ( Recording )
24 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For months after her death, the memory of Rebecca de Winter continues to dominate everyone at her former home, Manderley, one of the most famous English country houses
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Dan Ireland ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recent widow, Mrs. Palfrey, moves into a London retirement hotel among an odd assortment of people. When she slips on a walk and is aided by a penniless young writer, she invites him to dine at the Claremont and plays along when the other dining guests assume he's her grandson. A friendship develops giving her a companion with whom she can talk about memories and poetry as she gives him ideas and support for his writing. But what of her actual family?
The world of Peter Rabbit and friends by Beatrix Potter ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The escapades of these mischievous bunnies in Mr. McGregor's garden come to life. After feasting on the cuttings in Mr. McGregor's garden rubbish heap, the Flopsy Bunnies are overcome by the soporific effect of overgrown lettuces and stolen away by Mr. McGregor. Moppet, Mittens and Tom Kitten's attempt to keep clean and tidy for their mother's tea party, and Jemima Puddle-Duck encounters a foxy-whiskered gentleman
He knew he was right by Anthony Trollope ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member 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
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the beautiful and innocent Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting the manipulative Alec proves to be her downfall
The tempest by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Last play written by Shakespeare in 1611 and concerns the characters Prospero, Miranda, Antonio, Alonso, Gonzolo, Ferdinand and Ariel. The original source of the play is now lost but presumed to be of Italian origin. Prospero's speech was taken from a passage in Arthur Goldings's translation (1565-67) of Ovid's metamorphoses
Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nurse Amy Leatheran is recruited to care for the frightened wife of an American archaeologist at an excavation in the Iraqi desert. Are the wife's fears mere hallucinations? When she is found bludgeoned to death, her paranoia proves, too late, fully justified. Famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, nearby on another mission, gets involved and realizes that every member of the team could be a suspect. Can Poirot stop the murderer before he or she strikes again?
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
23 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A recorded performance of Shakespeare's play
Othello by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
24 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A full cast recording of Shakespeare's play which pits love, honesty and innocence against the overwhelming power of flattery and deception
The Oxford murders ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dos hombres que se acaban de conocer, un prestigioso profesor de Lógica, y un joven estudiante que acaba de llegar a la universidad con la intención de hacer su tesis con Seldom, descubren el cadáver de una anciana. Pronto queda claro que éste es el primero de una serie de asesinatos, todos anunciados por el culpable a través de extraños símbolos. El profesor y el estudiante unen sus esfuerzos para desentrañar el código, convirtiéndose todo en un elaborado puzzle en el que nada es lo que parece
Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a drunken impulse, Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter at a country fair, an outrageous act for which he suffer an agonizing remorse. Years later, when he has become a respected and prosperous man, his wife and daughter seek him out in Casterbridge. He attempts to right the long-ago wrong and sets in motion a series of events that spell his destruction
Midsomer murders by John Nettles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these four contemporary British television mysteries. The Dogleg Murders: Members of the swanky Whiteoaks Golf Club keep turning up dead by the 13th hole. The black book: The detectives investigate a string of savage murders precipated by a local art auction. Secrets and spies: A mysterious creature is killing sheep in Midsomer County, but it soon moves on to larger prey. The glitch: A local scientist's determination to stop an American millionaire's latest business venture has fatal repurcussions
Manor house ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Following in the tradition of Upstairs, Downstairs and Robert Altman's 2001 Edwardian comic feature Gosford Park, Manor House takes a fascinating look at the grand and grueling British class system of the early 1900s"--Container
Midsomer murders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. The killings at Badger's Drift: The death of an elderly woman and the persistence of her lifelong friend draw Barnaby into a case that reveals the sordid side of this quaint village. Written in blood: Investigating the brutal murder of a Midsomer Worthy writer, Barnaby discovers that the victim had been living a fictitious life. Death of a hollow man: In Causton, Barnaby and his family take part in an amateur theatrical production of Amadeus that provides an abundance of real-life drama. Faithful unto death: When the wife of a wealthy local businessman disappears, Barnaby finds that Fawcett Green harbors a complex web of financial and romantic entanglements. Death in disguise: Barnaby needs all his wits about him as he investigates a string of deaths at a local New Age commune
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Alternative Names
Massey, Anna Raymond, 1937-2011
English (255)
German (8)
Spanish (4)
French (1)
Chinese (1)
Japanese (1)