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Kennedy, Margaret 1896-1967

Overview
Works: 153 works in 779 publications in 4 languages and 10,507 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Biography  Musical fiction  Psychological fiction  Love stories  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Scenarist, Translator
Classifications: PR6021.E65, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Margaret Kennedy
Publications by Margaret Kennedy
Publications by Margaret Kennedy, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Margaret Kennedy
 
Most widely held works by Margaret Kennedy
The constant nymph by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
109 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,283 libraries worldwide
A teenage girl falls in love with a family friend, who eventually marries her cousin. The two girls show mutual jealousy over their common love for the man
The outlaws on Parnassus by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
11 editions published between 1958 and 1970 in English and held by 843 libraries worldwide
The feast by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
23 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
The germ of the idea for The Feast - Margaret Kennedy's ninth novel and perhaps her most ingenious, first published in 1950 - came to the author in 1937 when she and a social gathering of literary friends were discussing the Medieval Masque of the Seven Deadly Sins.The talk turned excitedly to the notion that a collection of stories might be fashioned from seven different authors, each re-imagining one of the Sins through the medium of a modern-day character. That notion fell away, but something more considerable stayed in Margaret Kennedy's mind over the next ten years, and so she conceived of a story that would gather the Sins all under the roof of a Cornish seaside hotel managed by the unhappy wife of Sloth... Among The Feast's entertaining cast of characters are a clergyman, a gaggle of adolescents and children, a quarter of lovers, and a clutch of frustrated husbands and wives - all serving Kennedy's dark and witty moral fable, which bears out the Biblical adage that many are called but only a very few chosen
Lucy Carmichael by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
20 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 618 libraries worldwide
Lucy Carmichael - Margaret Kennedy's tenth novel, first published in 1951 and a work by a mature novelist at the height of her powers - opens on an unforgettably disastrous scene, as the novel's eponymous heroine, preparing to savour her wedding day, is instead jilted at the altar. Lucy Carmichael's recovery from this calamity forms the substance of the story that follows. She takes a job in the rural Lincolnshire village of Ravonsbridge, at an educational institute established by a wealthy manufacturer for the cultural benefit of the local community. This employment will come to offer Lucy a second chance at romance, but it also brings her unexpectedly into contact with a host of remarkable characters who will influence how she sees the world. Lucy Carmichael has a density of realism, full of details and observations that the reader will recognize as truthful, and the rich sense of real people leading real lives, as Margaret Kennedy paints of her characters in three dimensions and gives each one his or her due within the story
The ladies of Lyndon by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
30 editions published between 1923 and 2014 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
Jane Austen by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
19 editions published between 1950 and 1969 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
Background - Life - Letters - The novels : 1796-1799 - The novels: 1811-1816 - Criticisms - Place in literature
Troy Chimneys by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
21 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
Together and apart by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
24 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and German and held by 461 libraries worldwide
An unusual love story set in the 1930s. Betsy is spending the summer in Wales with her family and writes to her mother with the news that a divorce has been agreed (mutually) as the only solution to the increasing unhappiness of both she and her husband, Alec. But the letter is passed to Betsy's appalling mother-in-law
The forgotten smile by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
13 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Four visitors find self-knowledge and a degree of happiness on a remote and mysterious island in the Aegean
Where stands a winged sentry by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
5 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
Portion of the author's journal, covering the period May to September, 1940
Red sky at morning by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
15 editions published between 1927 and 1932 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 libraries worldwide
A night in Cold Harbor by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
11 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
The fool of the family; continuing the story of Sanger's circus from "The constant nymph." by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
23 editions published between 1930 and 1973 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Not in the calendar by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
9 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Return I dare not by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
17 editions published between 1931 and 1933 in 3 languages and held by 241 libraries worldwide
The wild swan by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
5 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
The years between : plays by women on the London stage, 1900-1950 by Fidelis Morgan( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Escape me never! by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
8 editions published between 1934 and 1935 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Olney Theatre, Richard Skinner, Redge Allen, Evelyn Freyman present Elizabeth Bergner in "Escape Me Never," by Margaret Kennedy, staged by Lillian Udvardy, settings by S. Syrjala
Act of God by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
A long time ago by Margaret Kennedy( Book )
15 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and German and held by 152 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Davies, David 1896-1967
Kennedy, Margaret
Kennedy Margareth 1896-1967
ケネディ, M
Languages
English (372)
German (7)
French (2)
Spanish (1)
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