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Harkness, Deborah E. 1965-

Overview
Works: 108 works in 510 publications in 18 languages and 20,452 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Romance fiction  Paranormal fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Textbooks  Handbooks and manuals  Time-travel fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, win, wpr, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PS3608.A7436, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Deborah E Harkness
A discovery of witches by Deborah E Harkness( Book )

99 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 4,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her
Shadow of night by Deborah E Harkness( Book )

74 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 3,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A follow-up to the best-selling A Discovery of Witches finds Oxford scholar and reluctant witch Diana and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont in Elizabethan London, where Diana seeks a magical tutor and Matthew confronts elements from his past at the same time the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens
The book of life by Deborah E Harkness( Book )

63 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches--with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy's final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago"--
The Jewel house : Elizabethan London and the scientific revolution by Deborah E Harkness( )

18 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 2,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the streets, shops, back alleys, and gardens of Elizabethan London, where a boisterous and diverse group of men and women shared a keen interest in the study of nature. These assorted merchants, gardeners, Barber-Surgeons, midwives, instrument makers, mathematics teachers, engineers, alchemists, and other experimenters, Deborah Harkness contends, formed a patchwork scientific community whose practices set the stage for the Scientific Revolution. While Francis Bacon has been widely regarded as the father of modern science, scores of his London contemporaries also deserve a share in this distinction. It was their collaborative, yet often contentious, ethos that helped to develop the ideals of modern scientific research." "The book examines six particularly fascinating episodes of scientific inquiry and dispute in the London of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, bringing to life the individuals involved and the challenges they faced. These men and women experimented and invented, argued and competed, waged wars in the press, and struggled to understand the complexities of the natural world. Together their stories illuminate the blind alleys and surprising twists and turns taken as medieval philosophy gave way to the empirical, experimental culture that became a hallmark of the Scientific Revolution."--Jacket
A discovery of witches by Deborah E Harkness( Recording )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholar Diana Bishop mistakenly requests a bewitched manuscript for her research. She belongs to a family of witches--but because she's avoiding using her powers in favor of scientific pursuits, she sends the manuscript back into storage. What she doesn't realize is, she's already started down a path toward a life she wants to avoid
Shadow of night by Deborah E Harkness( Recording )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A follow-up to the best-selling A Discovery of Witches finds Oxford scholar and reluctant witch Dina and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont in Elizabethan London, where Diana seeks a magical tutor and Matthew confronts elements from his past at the same time the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens
The book of life : a novel by Deborah E Harkness( Recording )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After traveling through time, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency
John Dee's conversations with angels : cabala, alchemy, and the end of nature by Deborah E Harkness( )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Dee (1527-1608/9) was a Cambridge-educated natural philosopher who served Queen Elizabeth I as court astrologer and who wrote works on many subjects including mathematics, alchemy, and astronomy. His most prolonged intellectual project, however, was conversations with angels using a crystal ball and a variety of assistants with visionary abilities. Dee's angel conversations have long puzzled scholars of early modern science and culture, who have wondered how to incorporate them within the broader contexts of early modern natural philosophy, religion, and society. Using Dee's marginal notes in library books, his manuscript diaries of the angel conversations, and a wide range of medieval and early modern treatises regarding nature and the apocalypse, Deborah Harkness argues that Dee's angel conversations represent a continuing development of his natural philosophy. The angel conversations, which included discussions of the natural world, the practice of natural philosophy, and the apocalypse, were conveyed to audiences from London to Prague, and took on new importance within these shifting philosophical, religious, and political situations. When set within these broader frameworks of Dee's intellectual interests and early modern culture, the angel conversations can be understood as an attempt to practice natural philosophy at a time when many thought that nature itself was coming to an end."--Jacket
Time's convert by Deborah E Harkness( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battlefields of the American Revolution: Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, meets Matthew de Clermont. Offered a chance at immortality and a new life, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus's beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood. Contemporary London: Marcus has fallen for Phoebe Taylor, a young employee at Sotheby's. She decides to become a vampire, too. The couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are no less formidable in the modern world than they were in the 18th century. -- adapted from publisher info
The Voynich manuscript by Raymond Clemens( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fifteenth-century work commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript is often called the world's most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book's language has eluded decipherment, and its elaborate illustrations remain as baffling as they are beautiful. For the first time, this facsimile, complete with reproductions of elaborate folding sections, allows readers to explore this enigma in all its stunning detail, from its one-of-a-kind 'Voynichese' text to its illustrations of otherworldly plants, unfamiliar constellations, and naked women swimming though fantastical tubes and green baths. The essays that accompany the manuscript explain what we have learned about this work--from alchemical, cryptographic, forensic, and historical perspectives--but they provide few definitive answers. Instead, as New York Times best-selling author Deborah Harkness says in her introduction, the book's essays 'invite the reader to join us at the heart of the mystery.'"--
The Jewel house : Elizabethan London and the scientific revolution by Deborah E Harkness( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestselling author Deborah Harkness explores the streets, shops, back alleys, and gardens of Elizabethan London, where a boisterous and diverse group of men and women shared a keen interest in the study of nature
All souls trilogy set by Deborah E Harkness( )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches--with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy's final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago"--
Many Europes : choice and chance in Western civilization by Paul Edward Dutton( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewel house of art and nature : Elizabethan London and the social foundations of the scientific revolution by Deborah E Harkness( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the streets, shops, back alleys, and gardens of Elizabethan London, where a boisterous and diverse group of men and women shared a keen interest in the study of nature. These assorted merchants, gardeners, Barber-Surgeons, midwives, instrument makers, mathematics teachers, engineers, alchemists, and other experimenters, Deborah Harkness contends, formed a patchwork scientific community whose practices set the stage for the Scientific Revolution. While Francis Bacon has been widely regarded as the father of modern science, scores of his London contemporaries also deserve a share in this distinction. It was their collaborative, yet often contentious, ethos that helped to develop the ideals of modern scientific research."
Il libro della vita e della morte by Deborah E Harkness( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her
Time's convert : a novel by Deborah E Harkness( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, a novel about what it takes to become a vampire. Set in contemporary Paris and London, and the American colonies during the upheaval and unrest that exploded into the Revolutionary War, a sweeping story that braids together the past and present. On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life, free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus's deeply-held beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood. Fast forward to contemporary London, where Marcus has fallen for Phoebe Taylor, a young employee at Sotheby's. She decides to become a vampire, too, and though the process at first seems uncomplicated, the couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are no less formidable in the modern world than they were in the 18th century. The shadows that Marcus believed he'd escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both?forever. A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities for change, Time's Convert will delight fans of the All Souls trilogy and all readers of magic, the supernatural, and romance
The all souls trilogy [box set] by Deborah E Harkness( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ADVENTURE / THRILLER. "A Discovery of Witches," "Shadow of Night," and "The Book of Life," now available in a beautiful boxed set With more than two million copies sold in the United States, the novels of the number one "New York Times"-bestselling All Souls Trilogy have landed on all the major bestseller lists, garnered rave reviews, and spellbound legions of loyal fans. Now all three novels are available in an elegantly designed boxed set that's perfect for fans and newcomers alike
The world of all souls : the complete guide to A Discovery of witches, Shadow of night, and The Book of life by Deborah E Harkness( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fully illustrated guide to Deborah Harkness's #1 New York Times bestselling All Souls trilogy--"an irresistible. wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy" (People) A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Shadow of Night and The Book of Life carried Deborah Harkness's series to its spellbinding conclusion. In The World of All Souls, Harkness shares the rich sources of inspiration behind her bewitching novels. She draws together synopses, character bios, maps, recipes, and even the science behind creatures, magic, and alchemy--all with her signature historian's touch. Bursting with fascinating facts and dazzling artwork, this essential handbook is a must-have for longtime fans and eager newcomers alike"--
L'ombra della notte by Deborah E Harkness( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking with angels : John Dee and the end of nature by Deborah E Harkness( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A discovery of witches
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The Jewel house : Elizabethan London and the scientific revolutionA discovery of witchesJohn Dee's conversations with angels : cabala, alchemy, and the end of natureThe Jewel house of art and nature : Elizabethan London and the social foundations of the scientific revolutionTalking with angels : John Dee and the end of nature
Alternative Names
Deborah Harkness Amerikaans historica

Deborah Harkness amerikansk historikar

Deborah Harkness amerikansk historiker

Deborah Harkness écrivaine américaine

Deborah Harkness US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

E. Harkness, Deborah 1965-

Hārknesa, Debora 1965-

Harkness , Deborah

Harkness, Deborah 1965-

Harkness, Deborah E.

Harkness, Deborah E. 1965-

Дебора Харкнес

הרקנס, דברה 1965-

デボラ・ハークネス

ハークネス, デボラ

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