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Gibbons, Stella 1902-1989

Overview
Works: 102 works in 563 publications in 6 languages and 9,033 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Novels  Novels of manners  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Pastoral fiction  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Publications about Stella Gibbons
Publications by Stella Gibbons
Publications by Stella Gibbons, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Stella Gibbons
 
Most widely held works by Stella Gibbons
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons( Book )
139 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,414 libraries worldwide
A hilarious parody of D.H. Lawrence's and Thomas Hardy's earthy, melodramatic novels, the deliriously entertaining "Cold Comfort Farm" is "very probably the funniest book ever written" (The Sunday Times.)
Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons( Book )
38 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 618 libraries worldwide
"Poor, lovely Viola has been left penniless and alone after her late husband's demise, and is forced to live with his family in their joyless home. Its occupants are nearly insufferable: Mr. Withers is a tyrannical old miser; Mrs. Withers dismisses her as a common shop girl; and Viola's sisters-in-law, Madge and Tina, are too preoccupied with their own troubles to give her much thought. Only the prospect of the upcoming charity ball can lift her spirits-especially as Victor Spring, the local prince charming, will be there. But Victor's intentions towards the young widow are, in short, not quite honorable -- Cover verso
Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons( Book )
15 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
"Available for the first time since its original publication more than fifty years ago, Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm is a charming collection whose hilarious title story features Christmas dinner with the Starkadders before Flora's arrival ... These lively tales will delight anyone who loves Stella Gibbons and her signature wit."--Back cover
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons( Sound Recording )
29 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Stella Gibbons explores the theme of one sane character amidst a group of eccentrics
The bachelor by Stella Gibbons( Book )
17 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in English and French and held by 219 libraries worldwide
"Brother and sister, Constance and Kenneth Fielding live in calm respectability, just out of reach of London and the Blitz. But when a series of uninvited guests converge upon them - from a Balkan exile to Ken's old flame and the siblings' own raffish father - the household struggles to preserve its precious peace. In this full house, in a quiet corner of suburbia, no one expects to find romance."_Contracub
Westwood, or, The gentle powers by Stella Gibbons( Book )
14 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Ambientada en el turbulento y bombardeado Londres de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Westwood narra la historia de Margaret Streggles, una joven de aires janeaustenianos, con un talento innato para pasarse el día en las nubes, un temperamento romántico y todo tipo de aspiraciones culturales. Su madre insiste en que "no es el tipo de muchacha que atrae a los hombres", justo lo opuesto a su amiga Hilda, una cabecita loca capaz de sonreír y flirtear sin tregua en una ciudad marcada por las tribulaciones y penurias de la guerra. Pero la existencia de Margaret cambia por completo cuando encuentra por casualidad una cartilla de racionamiento en Hampstead Heath y, con ella, todo un mundo de intelectuales, artistas y aristócratas, encarnados en la figura del pintor Alex Niland y de su suegro, el famoso e insolente dramaturgo Gerard Challis
The charmers by Stella Gibbons( Book )
8 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
The wolves were in the sledge by Stella Gibbons( Book )
10 editions published between 1964 and 1979 in English and German and held by 146 libraries worldwide
My American, a romance by Stella Gibbons( Book )
13 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Emma by Jane Austen( Book )
3 editions published between 1964 and 1983 in English and held by 126 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 matchmaker by Stella Gibbons( Book )
11 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( Book )
4 editions published between 1957 and 1985 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Two sisters, one practical and conventional and the other emotional and sentimental, find that only through compromise of their mutual differences can they get along
Starlight by Stella Gibbons( Book )
4 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
"Gladys and Annie Barnes are impoverished sisters who have seen better times. They live in a modest cottage in the backstreets of Highgate with Mr. Fisher, a mild but eccentric old man living secretively in the attic above them. Their quiet lives are thrown into confusion when a new landlord takes over; a dreaded and unscrupulous 'rackman'. He installs his wife in part of the cottage in the hope that there she will recover from an unspecified malady. With a mounting sense of fear, Gladys and Annie become convinced she is possessed by an evil spirit" -- Page [4] of cover
Bassett by Stella Gibbons( Book )
12 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 94 libraries worldwide
The weather at Tregulla by Stella Gibbons( Book )
6 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
The gentle powers by Stella Gibbons( Book )
1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Life is not quite a fairytale for poor Viola. Left penniless, the young widow is forced to live with her late husband's family in a joyless old house. There's Mr Wither, a tyrannical old miser; Mrs Wither, who thinks Viola is just a common shop girl; and two unlovely sisters-in-law, one of whom is in love with the chauffeur. Only the prospect of the charity ball can raise Viola's spirits - especially as Victor Spring, the local prince charming, will be there. But Victor's intentions towards our Cinderella are, in short, not quite honourable
Enbury Heath by Stella Gibbons( Book )
12 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Pure Juliet by Stella Gibbons( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
While Stella Gibbons was celebrated for her beloved bestseller 'Cold Comfort Farm', the manuscript for 'Pure Juliet' lay unseen and forgotten until it was brought to light by her family in 2014. It is a tale that travels from an eco-millionaire's British country idyll to an Arabian Nights-style fantasy of the Middle East
 
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Alternative Names
Gibbons , Stella Dorothea
Gibbons, Stella Dorothea 1902-1989
Stella Gibbons britische Autorin, Journalistin und Lyrikerin
Stella Gibbons britisk poet
Stella Gibbons Brits dichteres (1902-1989)
Stella Gibbons brittisk poet
Stella Gibbons scrittrice, giornalista e poetessa britannica
Webb, Stella Dorothea Gibbons 1902-1989
Стела Гибънс
ステラ・ギボンズ
Languages
English (306)
French (9)
Spanish (9)
German (7)
Russian (1)
Italian (1)
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