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Massey, Anna

Works: 426 works in 1,071 publications in 6 languages and 24,614 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Animated television programs  Reality television programs  Television programs  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Anna Massey
The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,800 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 )
35 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,620 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 Philippe Monnier ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,154 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 Henrik Ibsen ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nora is sheltered first by her father and then by her husband. All her life, she has been protected like a fragile possession ... like a doll in a doll's house. Years ago, Nora Helmer committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring. But when the truth comes out, Torvald reveals himself for what he really is, and then desperately tries to patch things up and resume his role. But everything has changed. Shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem, Nora can pretend no longer, and leaves to be free. Torvald is left wondering how he had ever been such a fool to think she would be with him forever
Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In modern-day London, a sex criminal known as the Necktie Murderer has the police on alert; and in typical Hitchcock fashion, their trail is leading to an innocent man who must now elude the law and prove his innocence by finding the real murderer
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier ( Recording )
25 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 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
Peeping Tom by Michael Powell ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of a voyeuristic maniac who kills women while filming them with his 16mm camera
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 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mrs. Palfrey, an elegant, genteel widow, came from Scotland to London to take up residence at the Claremont Hotel. Though she had high hopes for the cosmopolitan pleasures of living in a big city, she is soon filled with a sense of uneasiness and gloom
The world of Peter Rabbit and friends by Beatrix Potter ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 691 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 )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 644 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 )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 596 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
Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nurse Amy Leatheran is recruited to care for the frightened wife of an American archaelogist at an excavation in the Iraqi desert. Are the wife's fears mere hallucination's When she is found bludgeoned to death, her paranoia proves, too late, fully justified
The tempest by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's great dramatic play, the Tempest, as performed by Michael Redgrave, Hugh Griffith, Vanessa Redgrave, Anna Massey and others
The Oxford murders by Alex de la Iglesia ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman is murdered in Oxford. Her body is discovered by two men who meet for the first time at that moment: Arthur Seldom, a prestigious professor of logic, and Martin, a young graduate student who has just arrived at the University hoping to study with Seldom. It quickly becomes clear that this is the first in a series of murders, all of which are announced by the murderer with strange mathematical symbols. Professor and student join forces to try and crack the code
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
25 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A recorded performance of Shakespeare's play
Othello by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
25 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 460 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
Manor house ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 425 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
Mayor of Casterbridge ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 397 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 378 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
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 (265)
German (3)
French (2)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)