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Hughes-Hallett, Lucy

Overview
Works: 34 works in 182 publications in 7 languages and 5,316 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans  Novels  History  Biography  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Autobiographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, win, Contributor
Classifications: PR4167, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Cleopatra : histories, dreams and distortions by Lucy Hughes-Hallett( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleopatra, a competent Hellenistic ruler who was celibate for over half of her adult life, has been remembered as the heroine of an exotic love story and has been recreated over and over again, each time in a form that fits the prejudices and fantasies of the age that produced it
Peculiar ground : a novel by Lucy Hughes-Hallett( Book )

23 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the seventeenth century and a wall is being raised around Wychwood, transforming the great house and its park into a private realm of ornamental lakes, grandiose gardens, and majestic avenues designed by Mr. Norris, a visionary landscaper. In this enclosed world everyone has something to hide after decades of civil war. Dissenters shelter in the woods, lovers rendezvous in secret enclaves, and outsiders--migrants fleeing the plague--find no mercy. Three centuries later, far away in Berlin, another wall is raised, while at Wychwood, an erotic entanglement over one sticky, languorous weekend in 1961 is overshadowed by news of historic change. Young Nell, whose father manages the estate, grows up amid dramatic upheavals as the great house is invaded: a pop festival by the lake, a television crew in the dining room, a Great Storm brewing. In 1989, as the Cold War peters out, a threat from a different kind of conflict reaches Wychwood's walls. Lucy Hughes-Hallett conjures an intricately structured, captivating story that explores the lives of game keepers and witches, agitators and aristocrats; the exuberance of young love and the pathos of aging; and the way those who try to wall others out risk finding themselves walled in. With poignancy and grace, she illuminates a place where past and present are inextricably linked by stories, legends, and history--and by one patch of peculiar ground."--Amazon.com
My Ántonia by Willa Cather( Book )

4 editions published between 1918 and 1996 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with a pioneer Bohemian girl
Heroes by Lucy Hughes-Hallett( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hughes-Hallett illuminates the attractions and dangers of hero worship. This is a book about dictatorship and democracy, seduction and mass hysteria, politics and culture, and the eternal tension between the Achillean glorification of death and the Odyssean affirmation of life."--Jacket
Gabriele d'Annunzio : poet, seducer and preacher of war by Lucy Hughes-Hallett( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of the controversial Italian poet and nationalist is set against a backdrop of Italy's transition from Romantic idealism to fascism and war and includes coverage of such topics as his contradictory literary subjects and status as a role model for Mussolini
The Pike : Gabriele d'Annunzio : poet, seducer and preacher of war by Lucy Hughes-Hallett( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Gabriele D'Annunzio: poet, daredevil - and Fascist
Agnes Grey ; The tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The only one-volume hardcover edition of the two uncommonly powerful novels written by the youngest of the famous Brontë sisters. Anne Brontë wrote these two fantastically successful novels just before her tragically early death, both of them in a much more grittily realistic mode than the more romantic ones favored by her sisters. Agnes Grey, the story of a governess working for disdainful and cruel employers, is a wrenching account of the desperate straits faced by Victorian women without money or husband. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall tells a story that was shocking for its time: a woman leaves her alcoholic and abusive husband in order to protect their young son and must live in hiding to prevent the law from taking her child away from her. These novels have become classics not only by dint of the subtle and ironic force of Anne Brontë's prose but because of the passionate indictments of social injustice that animate them."--Publisher's website
A chill in the air : an Italian war diary, 1939-1940 by Iris Origo( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War in Italy in 1939 was by no means necessary, or even beneficial to the country. But in June 1940, Mussolini finally declared war on Britain and France. The awful inevitability with which Italy stumbled its way into a war for which they were ill prepared and largely unenthusiastic is documented here with grace and clarity by one of the twentieth century's great diarists. This diary, which has never been published and was recently found in Origo's archives, is the sad and gripping account of the grim absurdities that Italy and the world underwent as war became more and more unavoidable. Iris Origo, British-born and living in Italy, was ideally placed to record the events: extremely engaged with the world around her, connected to people from all areas of society (from the peasants on her estate to the US ambassador to Italy), she writes of the turmoil, the danger, and the dreadful bleakness of Italy in 1939-1940, as war went from a possibility to a dreadful reality. A Chill in the Air covers the beginning of a war whose catastrophic effects are documented in the bestselling War in Val D'Orcia"--Publisher's description
His dark materials : the golden compass, the subtle knife, the amber spyglass by Philip Pullman( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only hardcover omnibus of the best-selling and award-winning fantasy trilogy, in a Contemporary Classics edition
Heroes : saviours, traitors and supermen by Lucy Hughes-Hallett( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy Hughes-Hallett combines storytelling with scholarship in this archaeology of changing notions of heroism and the hero
Peculiar ground : a novel by Lucy Hughes-Hallett( Recording )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the seventeenth century and a wall is being raised around Wychwood, transforming the great house and its park into a private realm. In this enclosed world everyone has something to hide after decades of civil war. Three centuries later, the family's modern secrets cannot hide from the press, and young Nell grows up surrounded by conflict, with years of history playing a part
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the greatest love stories ever written, Jane Eyre is the tale of a young woman entangled with the powerful Mr. Rochester. What lurks in the attic at Thornfield, the ancestral home of the surly Mr. Rochester? Will the governess Jane Eyre discover his secret and having discovered it, live to regret that knowledge? Battling inside Jane are passion and prudence; she struggles to survive the turmoil they cause"
A thousand acres by Jane Smiley( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The only hardcover edition of Jane Smiley's most famous novel--King Lear on an Iowa farm--which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. With a new introduction. This powerful twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm among his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will, which sets in motion a chain of events that brings dark truths to light. Ambitiously conceived and stunningly written, A Thousand Acres spins the most fundamental themes of truth, justice, love, and pride into a universally acclaimed masterpiece"--
Cleopatra : queen, lover, legend by Lucy Hughes-Hallett( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her own lifetime and in the 2000 years since her death, the image of Cleopatra has been repeatedly reinvented, each time in a form that fits the prejudices and fantasies of the age that produced it. This book gives an account of the way in which different generations have viewed Cleopatra
Villette by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette. There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster, and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor, Paul Emmanuel. Charlotte Brontë's last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love, narrated by a heroine determined to preserve an independent spirit in the face of adverse circumstances
Ščuka : Gabriele D'Annunzio : pesnik, zapeljivec in vojni pridigar by Lucy Hughes-Hallett( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Slovenian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obsežna in detajlna biografija že v začetku potegne bralca v samo središče življenja in šokantnih zgodb italijanskega pisatelja, pesnika, politika, snoba, razsipneža in neustavljivega osvajalca ženskih src Gabriela D'Annunzia. Rojen je bil v drugi polovici 19. stoletja, za politika v idealno dramatičnem času in za pisatelja idealnem času dekadence, saj sta tako lahko intenzivno prišli do izraza vsa njegova karizma, ekscentričnost in literarni talent. Biografija učinkuje avtentično, umeščena je v okvir duha časa in je kljub množici dokumentarnih podatkov bolj berljiva kot marsikatero leposlovje
El gran depredador : Gabrielle D'Annunzio : emblema de una época by Lucy Hughes-Hallett( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary milestone The first book to achieve the 3 most prestigious rehearsal prizes: the Samuel Johnson, the Costa Book Award and the Duff Cooper Prize. Why does the story of D'Annuzio fascinate? D'Annunzio was an almost theatrical figure, like a current celebrity: he plagiarized everything, texts, ideas, fashions, was a spendthrift of money that was always in debt to someone, he ran the most exaggerated revelries, he was an indefatigable womanizer and despised all the established orders ... until he became one of the ideologists of the worst of all ideologies: fascism. This fascinating book tells the process by which it became what it was: the evolution of libertine artist and romantic idealist to fascist radical revolutionary, in parallel, in turn, to the development of the political turbulence of Italy and Europe at the beginning of the 20th century , that is, the birth of the cult of nationalism and the origin of political extremism. Thus, the book begins with a series of flases that go over his whole life, from his precocity as a brilliant poet with only 17 years of age, until his death in 1937 at age 74. Then, the author focuses on the end of her five-year exile in Paris and her designed and orchestrated return to Italy in the purest Garibaldi style, to promote the movement supporting the entry of Italy in the Second World War
Dombey and son by Charles Dickens( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich and pompous merchant is plagued by lonliness and misfortune
The Greatest Pharaohs( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final segment of a four part series which examines the lives of the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt using expert interviews, computer re-creations, extensive location footage and the latest archaeological and scientific evidence. This segment covering 1280 B.C. through 30 B.C. tells of the reigns of Kings Merneptah, Ramses II, and III, Queen Nefertari, Alexander the Great, and the remarkable life and loves of Cleopatra, and her consorts, Julius Caesar and Marc Antony
Cleopatra by Lucy Hughes-Hallett( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Russian and Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Hallett, Lucy Hughes-.

Hallett Lucy Hughes- 1951-....

Hughes-Hallett, Lucy

Hughes-Hallett, Lucy Angela, 1951-

Lucy Hughes-Hallett British cultural historian, biographer, critic

Lucy Hughes-Hallett Brits biografe

Lucy Hughes-Hallett historiadora y biógrafa británica

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