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Stevenson, Jane 1959-

Works: 42 works in 282 publications in 4 languages and 6,823 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Romance fiction  Poetry  Adventure stories  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator, Collector, Contributor, 340, Annotator
Classifications: PR6069.T4535, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jane Stevenson
The winter queen by Jane Stevenson( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeenth century royal-in-exile Elizabeth of Bohemia pursues a clandestine relationship with an African prince against the politically unstable and war-threatened climate of the period
The empress of the last days by Jane Stevenson( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young Oxford don named Michael Foxwist and a group of his academic friends come upon a collection of dusty old documents; they are intrigued to learn of the clandestine seventeenth-century marriage of the black prince, Pelagius, and Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia. With mounting excitement, they discover that the true queen of England may not be the familiarly dowdy elderly woman of German extraction but a young and gifted black scientist of independent mind. She lives in Barbados and is the last living descendant of Elizabeth and Pelagius. Michael confronts her with her heritage only to find that she refuses to be the child of destiny and insists on being herself. But their meeting changes everything -- they fall in love. Of different race, nationality, and temperament, they must reexamine all their assumptions and the terms on which they live. Though written to be read independently, The Empress of the Last Days is also the triumphant conclusion to Jane Stevenson's acclaimed historical trilogy, companion to The Winter Queen and The Shadow King"--Publisher's description
Early modern women poets (1520-1700) : an anthology( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early Modern Women Poets represents a complete reexamination of the field, based on extensive archival research in manuscripts and early modern printed books. While it contains lavish selections from important poets such as Aphra Behn, Katherine Philips, and Aemilia Lanyer, almost half of the material included is previously unpublished and uncollected. It aims to introduce the reader to a conspectus of the verse written by women from c.1520 to 1700, at all social levels from the verse of court elite to working-class women's aphorisms, libels, and charms. Each woman's work is accompanied by a headnote which combines biographic information with some guidance as to the context, intended audience, and genre of her work."--Jacket
The shadow king by Jane Stevenson( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balthasar Stuart, the son of Elizabeth of Bohemia and an African prince, works as a doctor in late seventeenth-century Holland, until he is driven out by the plague to build a new life in Restoration London and Barbados
London bridges by Jane Stevenson( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A London attorney is tempted by a lost treasure into a series of crimes that ends in murder
Women Latin poets : language, gender, and authority, from antiquity to the eighteenth century by Jane Stevenson( Book )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presenting the work of more than three hundred women Latin poets, many for the first time, this study substantially revises received opinion on women's participation in, and relation to, elite culture. All verse quoted in the text is translated, and there is a comprehensive finding guide that lists manuscripts, editions, and translations."--BOOK JACKET
Several deceptions by Jane Stevenson( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed in England, these wicked and wonderfully entertaining novellas deal with the infinite human capacity for deception and self-deception. The four stories in this remarkably assured work are beautifully shaped and deftly plotted; each is narrated by a richly distinctive voice, and each ends with a genuine surprise. The themes are wide-ranging: the mysteries of identity, the pitfalls of intellectual arrogance, the damage wrought by cleverness, the role of time in human affairs
Baroque between the wars : alternative style in the arts, 1918-1939 by Jane Stevenson( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Baroque between the Wars is a fascinating and new account of the arts in the twenties and thirties. We often think of this time as being dominated by modernism, yet the period saw a dialogue between modern baroque--eclectic, playful, camp, open to influence from popular culture yet in dialogue with the past, and unafraid of the grotesque or surreal--and modernism, which was theory-driven, didactic, exclusive, and essentially neo-classical. Jane Stevenson argues that both baroque and classical forms were equally valid responses to the challenge of modernity, by setting painting and literature in the context of 'minor arts' such as interior design, photography, fashion, ballet, and flower arranging, and by highlighting the social context and sexual politics of creative production. Accessibly written and generously illustrated, the volume focuses on artists, artefacts, clients, places, and publicists to demonstrate how baroque offered a whole way of being modern which was actively subversive of the tenets of modernism and practised by the people modernism habitually defined as not worth listening to, particularly women and homosexuals."--
Good women : three novellas by Jane Stevenson( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In three novellas with a common theme - what it means for a woman to be good
The 'Laterculus Malalianus' and the school of Archbishop Theodore by Jane Stevenson( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Laterculus Malalianus', a historical exegesis of the life of Christ, appears to be the only complete text to survive from the hand of Archbishop Theodore at Canterbury. Its language, style and intellectual frame of reference are thus of great importance for establishing the nature and scope of teaching at Canterbury, the first school of Anglo-Saxon England. The principal lesson of the 'Laterculus' is that though the medium of the Canterbury education was Latin, the content was almost entirely Greek, drawing particularly on the methods of the school of Antioch. It presents a translation of and commentary on the 'Laterculus', and in the introduction Jane Stevenson examines the intellectual milieu of the work, argues the case for attribution to Theodore, and suggests the need for a complete rethinking of the basis of Anglo-Saxon culture
Old mortality by Walter Scott( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Mortality (1816), which many consider the finest of Scott's Waverley novels, is a swift-moving historical romance that places an anachronistically liberal hero against the forces of fanaticism in seventeenth-century Scotland, in the period infamous as the 'killing time'. Its central character, Henry Morton, joins the rebels in order to fight Scotland's royalist oppressors, little as he shares the Covenanters' extreme religious beliefs. He is torn between his love for a royalist's granddaughter and his loyalty to his downtrodden countrymen. As well as being a tale of divided loyalties, the novel is a crucial document in the cultural history of modern Scotland. Scott, himself a supporter of the union between Scotland and England, was trying to exorcise the violent past of a country uncomfortably coming to terms with its status as part of a modern United Kingdom. This novel is in itself a significant political document, in which Scott can be seen to be attempting to create a new centralist Scottish historiography, which is not the political consensus of his own time, the seventeenth century, or today
The liturgy and ritual of the Celtic Church by F. E Warren( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The complete text of the original work is reproduced in this new edition of The Liturgy and Ritual of the Celtic Church. In addition two further hard-to-come-by texts are reproduced in this volume. The Stowe Missal is one of the most significant liturgical manuscripts of Irish provenance. ... A second additional text that is reproduced in this volume is a critical edition and English translation of “The Leabhair Breac Tractate on the Consecration of a Church,” an Old Irish liturgical text edited by Whitley Stokes and until now only available in an obscure Italian festschrift edition from 1901". --Back cover
Edward Burra by Simon Martin( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Burra (1905-76) was an English painter who is best known for his paintings of the seedy underworld of urban life. Yet, as this fascinating new monograph on his work reveals, his interests were much broader, incorporating landscape and still-life paintings, stage designs and book illustration. Somewhat neglected by histories of modern art because his singular vision was often at odds with the mainstream art world, his work is now due for a re-appraisal. Published to accompany a major exhibition of Burra's paintings and drawings at Pallant House Gallery, this important book represents the first full-scale monograph on Edward Burra and reproduces 100 key paintings alongside drawings and a range of fascinating contextual material. It positions Burra as a major figure in the history of 20th-century art, placing his work alongside that of the German Expressionists and other important contemporaries and influences, such as Surrealism and the macabre. Long awaited, this book will be widely welcomed by all those with an interest in the art of this fascinating maverick and documenter of modern life."--Publisher's website
Astraea by Jane Stevenson( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Netherlands in the 1640s, this novel tells of the relationship between Elizabeth of Bohemia and Pelagius. They fall in love, marry clandestinely and, secretly, Elizabeth gives birth to a baby boy, seen as a hope for the new age
Edward Burra : twentieth-century eye by Jane Stevenson( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Burra never followed the fashion: in the thirties, when modern art was dominated by abstraction and landscape, he painted people; in the sixties, when landscape was completely out of fashion, he started to find it interesting. His life was an unusual one: profoundly disabled, he lived with his parents, and was in constant pain. Only when he was painting could he forget his body." "This is Jane Stevenson's first biography. It will of course be welcomed by historians of modern British art, but equally readers of Stevenson's fiction will delight in her portrait of this wonderfully original man and his circle: it has, she says, been like eavesdropping on a fifty-year conversation."--Jacket
Exhibited by candlelight : sources and developments in the Gothic tradition( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pretender by Jane Stevenson( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kroniek van het moeilijke 17e eeuwse leven van Balthazar van Overmeer, de geheime zoon van de Engelse prinses Elizabeth Stuart en een Afrikaanse ex-slaaf
Women writers in English literature by Jane Stevenson( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical survey sets out to provide an insight into the social and political framework of each era. It also points out the links between succeeding generations of women authors
Good women by Jane Stevenson( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Light My Fire" inhabits the appallingly sexist and snobbish mind of a Highlands-based architect whose elegant career slithers into freefall once he exchanges his aristocratic wife for a lower-middle-class mistress, then cruelly sets about trying to pass off her, and the dodgy country pile where he immures her, as the real thing. In "Walking with Angels", a dull, suburban wife finds she is prepared to sacrifice her four-square, childless marriage, the approval of her bossy sisters and, indeed, the safety of her immortal soul for the pleasures of earning money and brightening women's lives by communicating with angels. In the final novella, Garden Gorillas is the name of a nursery specialising in horticultural thugs, to which the widowed heroine turns when her cowardly son and brutal daughter-in-law use a trust to drive her from the house and glorious garden she has nurtured for decades
The closet of the eminently learned Sir Kenelme Digbie, Kt. opened 1669 by Kenelm Digby( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The winter queen
The empress of the last daysEarly modern women poets (1520-1700) : an anthologyThe shadow kingLondon bridgesWomen Latin poets : language, gender, and authority, from antiquity to the eighteenth centurySeveral deceptionsGood women : three novellasThe 'Laterculus Malalianus' and the school of Archbishop Theodore
Alternative Names
Jane Stevenson British writer

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Jane Stevenson écrivaine britannique

Jane Stevenson escriptora britànica

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Jane Stevenson shkrimtare britanike

Stevenson, J. B. 1959-

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