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Webb, Mary 1881-1927

Works: 269 works in 1,419 publications in 6 languages and 11,996 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Musical settings  Religious fiction  Poetry  Bibliography  Romance fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Scribe
Classifications: PR6045.E2, 823.912
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Precious bane by Mary Webb( Book )

289 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story is set in rural Shropshire shortly after the Napoleonic Wars. It is narrated by the central character, Prue Sarn, whose life is blighted by having a harelip. Only the weaver, Kester Woodseaves, perceives the beauty of her character, but Prue cannot believe herself worthy of him. Her brother Gideon is overridingly ambitious to attain wealth and power, regardless of who suffers while he does so. Gideon is set to wed his sweetheart Jancis, but he incurs the wrath of her father, the cruel and scheming self-proclaimed wizard Beguildy. An act of vengeance by Beguildy makes Gideon reject Jancis and tragedy overwhelms them both. Prue is wrongly accused of murder and set upon by a mob, but Kester defies them and carries Prue away to the happiness she believed she could never possess because of her harelip. --
Gone to earth by Mary Webb( Book )

163 editions published between 1917 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the daughter of a Welsh gypsy and a bee-keeper who is happiest living in her cottage in the remote Shropshire hills, protector and friend of the wild animals she loves. But Hazel's beauty is an irresistible magnet to men and she is drawn into a world where she must remain a stranger
The golden arrow by Mary Webb( Book )

110 editions published between 1916 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Seven for a secret by Mary Webb( Book )

79 editions published between 1922 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gillian Lovekin, egotistic, ambitious farmer's daughter is in love, though she does not know it, with the cowman-shepherd, but she yields to a "man without a past". Written with imaginative energy and poetic intensity of emotion this is a tale of the conflict between light and the powers of darkness
The house in Dormer forest by Mary Webb( Book )

81 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and German and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class and generational conflict between aging parents and their adult children in Shropshire during the Edwardian age. The young men also vie for the affections of a manipulative cousin, and their sisters search for love from a limited universe of available men
Armour wherein he trusted, a novel and some stories by Mary Webb( Book )

52 editions published between 1928 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Amour Wherein He Trusted" ... is a medieval romance set in the Welsh border country in the eleventh century, just after the Norman Conquest. The narrator is Sir Gilbert de Polrebec, now the Holy and Pious Abbot of Strata Florida. Sir Gilbert recounts his early life as a young knight, and his struggle as a young man to renounce his carnal and material desires in order to follow the spiritual callings of Christ.
Poems and the spring of joy by Mary Webb( Book )

40 editions published between 1928 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty-one poems : hitherto unpublished in book form by Mary Webb( Book )

18 editions published between 1946 and 1957 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mary Webb anthology by Mary Webb( Book )

7 editions published between 1930 and 1940 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of the countryside by Michael Head( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bolt from the blue by Howard Skempton( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Mary Webb by Mary Webb( Book )

11 editions published between 1949 and 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a selection of essays, poems and extracts from the novels of Mary Webb
The spring of joy; a little book of healing by Mary Webb( Book )

12 editions published between 1917 and 2016 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spring of Joy collects together a group of exquisite essays of appreciation, written with the idea of succouring 'the weary and wounded in the battle of life.' They are an extraordinary record of a woman's empathy, not only for the beauty, colour, form, delicacy and majesty of the natural world, but also for her fellow human beings who suffer."--Back cover
The glory that was Grub street; impressions of contemporary authors by Arthur St. John Adcock( Book )

2 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected prose and poems : a selection of Mary Webb's hitherto uncollected and unpublished work by Mary Webb( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spring of joy, poems, some prose pieces and the unfinished novel, Armour wherein he trusted by Mary Webb( Book )

7 editions published between 1937 and 1947 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precious bane by Mary Webb( Recording )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prue Sarn triumphs over a physical handicap to win her heart's desire
The Chinese lion by Mary Webb( Book )

3 editions published between 1937 and 1989 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La renarde : roman by Mary Webb( Book )

29 editions published between 1933 and 1980 in French and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Liebe der Prudence Sarn : Roman by Mary Webb( Book )

16 editions published between 1944 and 1970 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.50 (from 0.31 for Precious b ... to 0.92 for Die Liebe ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Precious bane
Gone to earthThe golden arrowSeven for a secretThe house in Dormer forestPrecious baneMary Webb, neglected genius
Alternative Names
Mary Webb Brits schrijfster (1881-1927)

Mary Webb englische Schriftstellerin und Dichterin

Mary Webb romancière anglaise

Mary Webb scrittrice britannica

Mary Webb skieuse alpine autrichienne

Meredith, Gladys Mary.

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Meredith, Mary 1881-1927

Meredith, Mary G. 1881-1927

Meredith Webb, Mary Gladys.

Webb, Gladys M. 1881-1927

Webb, Gladys Mary

Webb, Henry Bertram Law

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Webb, Mary G. 1881-1927

Webb, Mary Gladys

Webb, Mary Gladys 1881-1927

Webb, Mary Gladys Meredith.

Webb, Mary Gladys Meredith 1881-1927

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