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May, Nadia

Works: 312 works in 1,676 publications in 1 language and 34,584 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Romance fiction  History  Satire  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Psychological fiction  Biography  Juvenile works 
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
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( file )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 741 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
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 737 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
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy( file )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 677 libraries worldwide
Set against the grand tapestry of 1860's Russia, Anna, wife of a lumpish government bureaucrat falls in love with a rich army officer, Vronsky. Together, they strike out against the current that drags their lives downward to the depths of ordinary existence. Their cause is life, their unforgiving nemesis-Russia herself. Considered to be one of the great novels of literature. Part one and two together
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( file )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 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( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 531 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( file )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Anne Elliot, persuaded by family and friends that the charming and handsome Frederick Wentworth is not worthy of her regard, questions her decision to send him away until he returns seven years later, his circumstances much improved
Emma by Jane Austen( file )
12 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
The hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 453 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 )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 450 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( file )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 438 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
What was she thinking? : [notes on a scandal] by Zoë Heller( file )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 428 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 guns of August by Barbara W Tuchman( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 420 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
A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th century by Barbara W Tuchman( file )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 386 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."
Whose body? : a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery by Dorothy L Sayers( file )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 381 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
The Odyssey by Homer( file )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 378 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
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( file )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 367 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
Silas Marner by George Eliot( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 360 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
The story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting( file )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Doctor Dolittle, a little, lovable, old doctor, has so many animal pets that his people patients will not come to him any more. In fact, he likes the animals better, and he can talk to them, too! Soon his fame spreads all over the world and when the monkeys in Africa are stricken with an epidemic, it's Dr. Dolittle to the rescue
Alexander the Great and his time by Agnes Savill( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 333 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
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen( file )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of 'Gothic novels' by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn. However, the truth turns out to be even stranger than fiction
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