WorldCat Identities

Messick, Judith

Works: 4 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 220 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PT8928, 839.8236
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Judith Messick
Lucie by Amalie Skram( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This novel tells the story of the misalliance between Luice, a vivacious and beautiful dancing girl from Tivoli, and Theodor Gerner, a respectable lawyer from the straight-laced middle-class society of nineteenth-century Norway. Having first kept her as a mistress, Gerner is so captivated by Lucie's charms that he marries her, only to discover that his project to turn her into a proper and demure housewife is continually frustrated by her irrepressible sensuality and lack of fine breeding. What had made her alluring as a mistress makes her unacceptable as a wife. His attempts to govern her behaviour develop gradually into a harsh tyranny against which she rebels in a manner which brings misery and despair to both."--BOOK JACKET
Constance Ring by Amalie Skram( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naive young woman who sets out to divorce her loving but adulterous husband. She finds little support for her decision but refuses to yield to the forces of a society that offers women few choices other than marriage
Fru Inés by Amalie Skram( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fru Ines, wife of the Swedish consul, is a member of the wealthy elite; but her privileged position has become a prison, and her attempt to break out by taking a young lover does not bring the sexual fulfilment she craves. Instead she finds herself trapped in a spiral of degradation which brings her down to the level of the most destitute. Fru Ines (1891) is unusual among Amalie Skram's novels in being set in late nineteenth-century Constantinople. It was a city she knew well, having stayed there on her travels with her husband, ship's captain August Muller
Amalie Skram's talking cure revisited by Judith Messick( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.72 (from 0.65 for Constance ... to 0.97 for Amalie Skr ...)

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Constance Ring