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May, Nadia

Works: 312 works in 1,628 publications in 1 language and 34,309 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  History  Love stories  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Biography  Romance fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nadia May
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen( )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called "the greatest novel ever written" by Malcolm Muggeridge, Pride and prejidice captures the affections of class-conscious 18th-century English families with matrimonial aims and rivalries
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( Recording )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of Jane Austen's novels to be published, Sense and sensibility marked the debut of England's primary novelist of manners. Convinced that "3 or 4 families in a country village is the very thing to work upon," Austen created a brilliant tragicomedy of flirtation and folly. Genteel dinner parties at a stately manor and romantic walks through luxuriant Devonshire draw two attractive sisters into the manipulations of landed gentry determined to marry well
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy( )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the working out of the parallel moral and religious dilemmas of Anna Karenina with her soldier-lover, Vronsky, and Konstantin Levin with his young, very loving wife, Kitty
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a workhouse orphan who is captured and thrust into a den of thieves and villains, but comes at last to his rightful heritage
Howards End by E. M Forster( Recording )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard's End is a charming country house in Hertfordshire which becomes the object of an inheritance dispute between the Wilcox family and the Schlegel sisters. Through romantic entanglements, disappearing wills, and sudden tragedy, the conflict over the house emerges as a symbolic struggle for England's very future. A clear, vibrant portrait of life in Edwardian England, Howard's End deals with personal relationships and conflicting values
Persuasion by Jane Austen( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last novel completed by Jane Austen before her death, Persuasion is often thought to reflect on the author's own lost love. Sir Walter Elliot has raised his three daughters with his own sense of haughty pride. Elizabeth, at twenty-eight, has found no one good enough to marry, while Mary has, with some condescension, married the son of the local squire. The youngest, Anne, was persuaded to throw off her fianc? eight years ago due to his lowly station in life. When Captain Frederick Wentworth returns from the Napoleonic Wars a man of wealth and rank, Anne must confront her remorse and her unrequited love for him as he courts another woman. This is a story of second chances, humility, and the perseverance of love
Emma by Jane Austen( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Woodhouse imagines that she dominates those around her in the small town of Highbury, but her inept matchmaking creates problems for herself and others
The hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom( Recording )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of how Corrie and her family became leaders in the Dutch Underground, hiding Jewish people in a specially built room in their house and aiding their escape from the Nazis
Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim( Recording )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four very diverse women, all seeking revitalization and escape from the dreary February rains of 1920s London, rent the small medieval castle of San Salvatore, nestled high above the bay of Portofino, Italy. Arriving at San Salvatore, they find it awash with the scent of flowers, its olive groves terracing down to the sun-warmed sea
The Divine comedy [the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation] by Dante Alighieri( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of a man who endures the torment of Hell and Purgatory in his quest to reach Paradise
What was she thinking? [notes on a scandal] by Zo Heller( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has known none but the most solitary of lifestyles until new teacher Sheba Hart joins St. George's. Starting by sharing lunches, then family events, the new art teacher draws Barbara into a touching confidence. Sheba has begun a passionate affair with an underage male student. When the details come to light and Sheba falls prey to the inevitable media circus, Barbara decides to write an account in her friend's defense, revealing not only Sheba's secrets but her own
The guns of August by Barbara W Tuchman( Recording )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. This was the last gasp of the Gilded Age, of Kings and Kaisers and Czars, of pointed or plumed hats, colored uniforms, and all the pomp and romance that went along with war. How quickly it all changed--and how horrible it became. Tuchman masterfully portrays this transition from 19th to 20th century, focusing on the turning point in the year 1914: the month leading up to the war and the first month of the war. With fine attention to detail, she reveals how and why the war started, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't, managing to make the story utterly suspenseful even when we already know the outcome
The Odyssey by Homer( )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So much has been written about Homer that the legendary blind bard might just as well himself be included among the great pantheon of Greek gods about whom he wrote so well. The Odyssey is concerned with Odysseus' difficulties in returning home after the Trojan War, which was won by the Greeks. It is unquestionably one of the great epic masterpieces of Western literature and a storehouse of Greek folklore and myth. With its wise and always magnificent hero and its romantic theme, The Odyssey has established itself as perhaps the greatest adventure story of all time
Whose body? a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery by Dorothy L Sayers( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Peter Wimsey sets out to unravel a puzzling case involving the disappearance of a wealthy financier and the discovery of a nude corpse, wearing a golden pince-nez, in a bathtub. He does succeed in solving things to everyone's ultimate satisfaction, but only after a series of bloodcurdling and hair-raising episodes
A distant mirror the calamitous 14th century by Barbara W Tuchman( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and the exquisitely decorated Books of Hours; and on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Barbara Tuchman reveals both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived. Here are the guilty passions, loyalties and treacheries, political assassinations, sea battles and sieges, corruption in high places and a yearning for reform, satire and humor, sorcery and demonology, and lust and sadism on the stage. Here are proud cardinals, beggars, feminists, university scholars, grocers, bankers, mercenaries, mystics, lawyers and tax collectors, and, dominating all, the knight in his valor and "furious follies," a "terrible worm in an iron cocoon."
Silas Marner by George Eliot( Recording )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silas Marner is a gentle linen weaver who is wrongly accused of a heinous theft that was committed by his best friend. After going into reclusion, he finds redemption and spiritual rebirth issuing from his unselfish love of an abandoned child who mysteriously appears one day in his cottage
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront( )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Eyre, a plain yet spirited governess, introduced a new kind of heroine: one whose virtuous integrity, sharp intellect, and tireless perseverance broke through class barriers to win equal stature with the man she loved
The story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a kind-hearted doctor who travels to Africa to help cure the animals
Alexander the Great and his time by Agnes Savill( Recording )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander was trained by Aristotle in every branch of human learning, conquered much of Asia, and was one of the greatest leaders in the history of the world. He was unquestionably one of the most brilliant and commanding generals of all time. He greatly influenced the spread of Hellinism and is responsible for profound changes in the course of world development
Tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter( Recording )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eighteen tales about Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tittlemouse, and the others
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Pride and prejudice
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Sense and sensibilityAnna KareninaOliver TwistHowards EndPersuasionEmmaThe hiding placeEnchanted April