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May, Nadia

Works: 339 works in 1,545 publications in 1 language and 34,539 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Satire  Love stories  History  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Publications about Nadia May
Publications by Nadia May
Most widely held works by Nadia May
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen( Computer File )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 853 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( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 768 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( file )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 744 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( file )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 577 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( Computer File )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 555 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( Computer File )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
The last novel completed by Jane Austen before she died in her early forties, Persuasion is often thought to be the story of the author's own lost love. The book's heroine, Anne Elliot, encounters Frederick Wentworth, the man to whom she was once engaged when he was a young naval officer. Now a captain, Wentworth is courting the rash young Louisa Musgrove. The happy ending is not one in which Austen would ever play a part
The Divine comedy [the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation] by Dante Alighieri( file )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
No words can describe the greatness of this work, a greatness both of theme and artistry. The theme that Dante treats is universal; it involves the greatest concepts which man has ever attained. Only a genius could find the loftiness of tone and the splendor and variety of images and scenes that are presented in The Divine Comedy
The hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 475 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( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 475 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
Emma by Jane Austen( file )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
First published in 1816 and considered one of Jane Austen's finest works, Emma is a humorous portrayal of a heroine whose injudicious interferences in the life of a young parlour-boarder in a neighboring village often lead to substantial mortification. Austen brings to life a myriad of engaging characters and presents a mixture of social classes as she did in Pride and Prejudice. Her two greatest comic characters are part of Emma's machinations-the eccentric Mr. Woodhouse and the quintessential bore, Miss Bates. Delightfully funny, Emma displays the shrewd wit and delicate irony which made Jane Austen a master of the English novel. Although Austen thought that only she would like her witty, fanciful, self-deluded heroine, Emma has gained the affection of generations of readers
What was she thinking? [notes on a scandal] by Zoë Heller( file )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 465 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. Unbeknownst to their colleagues, however, another relationship blossoms meanwhile: 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 Odyssey by Homer( file )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 424 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
The guns of August by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 396 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
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( file )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
A novel about the problems of a young governess, whose love affair with her master is terminated when the terrifying mystery surrounding the upper rooms of their home is exposed
Whose body? a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery by Dorothy L Sayers( file )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 370 libraries worldwide
The stark naked body was lying in the tub. Not unusual for a proper bath, but highly irregular for murder -- especially with a pair of gold pince-nez deliberately perched before the sightless eyes. What's more, the face appeared to have been shaved after death. The police assumed that the victim was a prominent financier, but Lord Peter Wimsey, who dabbled in mystery detection as a hobby, knew better. In this, his first murder case, Lord Peter untangles the ghastly mystery of the corpse in the bath
Alexander the Great and his time by Agnes Savill( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 363 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
The story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting( file )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
The adventures of a kind-hearted doctor, who is fond of animals and understands their language, as he travels to Africa with some of his favorite pets to cure the monkeys of a terrible sickness
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( file )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 libraries worldwide
The first Pulitzer Prize for literature awarded to a woman was for The age of innocence, Edith Wharton's elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York. In the highest circle of New York social life during the 1870s, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, prepares to marry the docile May Welland. But before their engagement is announced, he meets the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska, May's cousin, who has returned to New York after a long absence. Ellen mirrors his own sense of disillusionment with society and the "good marriage" he is about to embark upon and provokes a moral struggle within him as he continues to go through the motions. A social commentary of surprising compassion and insight, The age of innocence toes the line between the comedy of manners and the tragedy of thwarted love
Tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
A collection of eighteen tales which includes the characters Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tittlemouse and the others
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen( file )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Jane Austen's first major novel, a parody of the popular literature of the time, is an ironic tale of the romantic folly of men and women in pursuit of love, marriage, and money. The humorous adventures of young Catherine as she encounters "the difficulties and dangers of a six weeks' residence in Bath" lead to some of Austen's most brilliant social satire. There is Catherine's hilarious liaison with a paragon of bad manners and boastfulness; her disastrous friendship with an unforgettably crass coquette; and a whirl of cotillion dances with their timeless mortifications. A visit to ancient Northanger Abbey, the ancestral home of the novel's handsome hero, excites the irrepressible Catherine's hopes of romance amid gothic horrors. But what awaits her there is a drama of a different kind, in this most youthfully exuberant and broadly comic of Jane Austen's works
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controlled identity McCaddon, Wanda

McKay, Margaret Pseudonym
Miles, Ann Pseudonym
Peters, Donada Pseudonym
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