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West, Michael

Overview
Works: 246 works in 2,031 publications in 6 languages and 8,145 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Poetry  Satire  History  Domestic fiction  Sea stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories  Graphic novels 
Roles: Adapter, Editor, Translator, Other, Illustrator, Creator, Author of introduction, Compiler, Dubious author, Performer
Classifications: PR5486, [FIC]
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Most widely held works by Michael West
A general service list of English words, with semantic frequencies and a supplementary word-list for the writing of popular science and technology by Michael West ( Book )
92 editions published between 1936 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens ( Book )
31 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and Malay and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Books for Youth, Middle Readers: Gr. 5-7. Let's face it, there are dreary passages in Dickens and convoluted sentences that are impenetrable for young readers and that put them off a great story. This retelling works well: it gets rid of a lot of the padding while keeping the narrative tension of the original. Oliver's stark request, "Please, sir, I want some more," will thrill kids today as it always has, and the story of the street boy on the run, who lives with outlaws and then finds a safe home, is an archetypal adventure. The problem here is the illustrations. Dickens' novel is scary. Cruickshank's original pictures were true to the terror as well as the comic absurdity of the story, but Birmingham's large, soft pastel pictures are sunny and sweet and angelic, with no hint of darkness and grime. Yes, Dickens' story does end in sentimental togetherness, but the terror is always there. Fagin's crowd was never this cute. ((Reviewed Sept. 1, 1996)) -- Hazel Rochman
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Michael West ( Book )
42 editions published between 1955 and 1997 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a simplified rendition of the adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table
Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer ( Book )
21 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in English and Turkish and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated retelling of eight of the Canterbury Tales including the "The Nun's Priest's Tale," "The Pardoner's Tale," "The Wife of Bath's Tale," "The Franklin's Tale," "The Knight's Tale," "The Friar's Tale," and "The Clerk's Tale."
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe ( Book )
45 editions published between 1947 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600s, an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens ( Book )
37 editions published between 1940 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the life of a young boy growing up in 19th century London
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ( Book )
49 editions published between 1930 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pirates, mutiny and a search for buried treasure, combined with the spirited writing, make this a classic among adventure stories
The prince and the pauper by Mark Twain ( Book )
43 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De vreemde belevenissen in de 16e eeuw van een Engelse kroonprins en een Londense straatjongen, die zoveel op elkaar lijken dat ze een tijdlang verwisseld worden
The Swiss family Robinson by Johann David Wyss ( Book )
25 editions published between 1962 and 1994 in English and Chinese and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island with abundant animal and plant life
Little women by Louisa May Alcott ( Book )
32 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in mid-nineteenth-century New England
Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift ( Book )
24 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, a land of people six inches high; and Brobdingnag, a land of giants
Stories from Shakespeare by J. B Heaton ( Book )
31 editions published between 1966 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elementary scientific and technical dictionary by W. E Flood ( Book )
45 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Solomon's mines by H. Rider Haggard ( Book )
31 editions published between 1954 and 1996 in English and French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elephant hunter's chronicle of his safari into the interior of South Africa to search for a fabled diamond mine and to rescue the brother of the English gentleman who accompanies him across the deserts and mountains
Lorna Doone by R. D Blackmore ( Book )
36 editions published between 1937 and 1998 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In de 17e eeuw komt de plattelandsbevolking van Somerset in opstand tegen de tyrannie van de adel
Clair de lune, and other troubadour romances by Michael West ( Book )
10 editions published between 1910 and 1920 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learning to read a foreign language; an experimental study by Michael West ( Book )
35 editions published between 1926 and 1960 in 3 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving ( Book )
26 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two stories from the Catskill Mountains: one featuring a man who sleeps for twenty years, waking to a much-changed world and the other, a superstitious schoolmaster who encounters a headless horseman
The young king and other stories by D. K Swan ( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories using the imagination to portray different feelings. Includes The Birthday of the Infanta; The Happy Prince; The Fisherman and his Soul; The Nightingale and the Rose; The Star Child; The Selfish Giant
 
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Alternative Names
Michael West
Philip Michael West
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West, M. P.
West, M. P. (Michael Philip)
West, Michael.
West, Michael (anglistyka).
West, Michael Philip
Wīst, Māykīl
Уэст, М. (Майкл)
مايكل وست
ويست، مايكل
ويست، ميشيل
Languages
English (668)
Spanish (3)
French (2)
Malay (2)
Chinese (2)
Turkish (1)
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