WorldCat Identities

Dunn, Mark 1956-

Works: 52 works in 163 publications in 2 languages and 5,613 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fables  Epistolary fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Humorous fiction  Domestic fiction  Experimental fiction  Local history  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3604.U56, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mark Dunn
Ella Minnow Pea : a progressively lipogrammatic epistolary fable by Mark Dunn( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set on the fictional island of Nollop, situated off the coast of South Carolina and home to the inventor of the pangram The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog. The islanders have erected a monument to honor their late hero, but one day a tile with the letter "Z" falls from the statue. The leaders interpret the fallen tile as a message from beyond the grave and the letter is banned from use. On an island where the residents pride themselves on their love of language, this is seen as a tragedy. They are still reeling from the shock, when another tile falls and then another ..."--Back cover
Welcome to Higby : a novel by Mark Dunn( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of the residents of Higby, Mississippi, over the Labor Day weekend of 1993
Under the harrow : a novel by Mark Dunn( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dingley Dell is a self-contained valley peopled by orphans, whose guardians abandoned them with only an encyclopedia and the works of Charles Dickens. From these beginnings comes a Victorian society whose limited trade with outsiders raises more question than it answers. Those who leave rarely return or are considered mad. The beginning drags a bit as the residents try to figure out what the reader already knows, but the tide turns and comes in fast once a runaway returns to the valley. Scribe-for-hire Trimmers and his friends, amateur sleuths disguised as a poetry society, discover that their strange world will come to a quick and bloody end unless they act
Ibid : a life : a novel in footnotes by Mark Dunn( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Jonathan Blashette, a three-legged circus performer and the CEO of Dandy-de-odor-o Inc., in a novel composed entirely of footnotes
United States counties by Mark Dunn( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The United States is a nation of counties - 3,071 of them, to be exact. This reference book offers a brief profile and history of each and every one of them." "The authors provide the following information for each county: name, county seat, population, land area, location and prominent geographical features, name derivation, date of establishment, and products and industries. Selected entries include history, a sampling of famous residents, interesting facts or oddities, population and area rankings and name comparatives. Connecticut and Rhode Island's counties were officially abolished a few years ago, but information about the former counties is included. Louisiana's parishes are also included. Alaska does not have counties, but its organized boroughs are listed in an appendix."--Jacket
The age altertron by Mark Dunn( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small, mid-twentieth century town that is secretly being used as a laboratory, thirteen-year-old twins Rodney and Wayne and their physicist friend, Professor Johnson, face a series of calamities including a time experiment that sends the boys from infancy to old age in just a few days
Zounds! : a browser's dictionary of interjections by Mark Dunn( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabetically arranged entries define more than five hundred interjections, exploring the origins of the words and highlighting their contributions to the English language
We five : a novel of unintended collaboration by Mark Dunn( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We Five tells the story of five young female friends and co-workers through the voices of five different authors, the story unfolding against five distinct historic backdrops. The driving conceit is that an anonymously authored manuscript from the mid-1860s (perhaps the work of Dickens contemporary Elizabeth Gaskell) was discovered and later published. Over the succeeding decades four other authors choose to retell this story in their own time and in their own way. The last author has now gone a step further: she has assembled all five versions into a literary pastiche which cycles chapter-by-chapter through the different versions as the central narrative progresses. The result is a novel about five young women pursued by five young men of predatory purpose, which takes place alternatively in a small mill town outside of Manchester, England in 1859; in San Francisco on the eve of the 1906 earthquake and fire; in Sinclair Lewis's fictional Zenith, Winnemac in 1923; in London during the Blitz of autumn, 1940; and in a small town in northern Mississippi in 1997. In the first book "We Five" are seamstresses; in the next they are department store sales clerks; in the next, they sing in the choir of a popular female evangelist; in the next, they work in an ordinance factory outside of London; and in the final version, they are cocktail waitresses in a Mississippi River casino. The book's climax is a dramatic collision of all five incarnations of the story: an incident of mass hysteria arising from a solar storm in 1859, the 1906 San Francisco quake, a fire in the evangelist's newly built "temple" in 1923, the 1940 Balham Underground station bombing and flooding, and a tornado in rural 1997 Mississippi"--
2011 : the best women's stage monologues and scenes, 2011( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2011 : the best men's stage monologues and scenes( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deer and the antelope play by Mark Dunn( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American decameron by Mark Dunn( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award-winning and highly acclaimed author of Ella Minnow Pea comes Mark Dunn's most ambitious novel to date. American Decameron tells one hundred stories, each taking place in a different year of the 20th century. A girl in Galveston is born on the eve of a great storm and the dawn of the 20th century. Survivors of the Lusitania are accidentally reunited in the North Atlantic. A member of the Bonus Army find himself face to face with General MacArthur. A failed writer attempts to end his life on the Golden Gate Bridge until an unexpected heroine comes to his
Five tellers dancing in the rain : a play in two acts by Mark Dunn( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dix tableaux : a play in ten scenes by Mark Dunn( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of friendship between two women in their sixties is played out over the course of ten years, each year representing another reunion for Beverly Duggins and Addie Spool, two participants in a series of annual "tableaux" sponsored by the Museum of Dix, in a small city in the South. Within human diorama settings as simple as a frontier cabin porch or the cow stall of a local dairy barn, and as elaborate as the "Spit and Curl" beauty salon (circa 1930) and the front seat of Thelma and Louise's plummeting convertible, Beverly, the lonely urban professional, and Addie, the down-home pharmacist's assistant, chart the course of each other's lives, while fending off incursions from the officiously bothersome fellow-poser Maureen. Through the ten scenes which comprise the play, the two women are forced to endure the constant interruptions of the museum's "promenaders" who "ooh" and "ah" at the lifelike presentations, offering up their comical comments, both kind and cruel. Though they see one another only one weekend a year, and in spite of their very different backgrounds, Beverly and Addie nurture a growing and abiding friendship. In the end, it becomes the strongest and most sustaining friendship of their lives."--Publisher's website
Quizzing America : television game shows and popular culture in the 1950s / Mark Dunn by Mark Dunn( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author explores the iconography of the mid-century U.S. in the context of TV watching, game playing and prize winning--and collective self-examination. The scandals that marred the genre's reputation are revisited, highlighting American's propensity for both gullibility and winking cynicism"--
PIGmalion by Mark Dunn( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Swedish and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delightful quarantine : a play about a homebound town by Mark Dunn( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An extra-terrestrial "invasion" of the suburban, middle-class community of Susqua Creek Acres, Pennsylvania places its human residents and visitors under sudden house-bound quarantine. Secrets get revealed, conflicts erupt and recede, long festering wounds are dressed, and friendships and relationships terminated or reinstated. Offering the rare opportunity for large ensemble casting, A Delightful Quarantine presents audiences with the interwoven stories of a mother reunited with the daughter she gave up for adoption thirty-two years earlier; a man with a secret that upends his marriage; a woman with fourteen cats, all invisible; a foiled house burglary that must wait three days for the police; a rekindled high school romance; two young couture-obsessed little girls "home alone" for the duration; and a brother who cannot honor his sick sister's greatest wish."--Publisher's website
Belles : a play in two acts and thirty-nine phone calls by Mark Dunn( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen's most favorite day : a romantic fantasy in two acts by Mark Dunn( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judge and jury : a play in two parts by Mark Dunn( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.17 for Ella Minno ... to 0.66 for Quizzing A ...)

Ella Minnow Pea : a progressively lipogrammatic epistolary fable
Welcome to Higby : a novelUnder the harrow : a novelIbid : a life : a novel in footnotesUnited States countiesThe age altertronZounds! : a browser's dictionary of interjectionsThe deer and the antelope playPIGmalion
Alternative Names
Dunn, Mark

Dunn, Mark R. 1956-

Mark Dunn Amerikaans schrijver

Mark Dunn amerikai író, 1956-

Mark Dunn écrivain américain

Mark Dunn escritor estadounidense

Mark Dunn scriitor american

Mark Dunn scrittore statunitense

Марк Данн

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