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Spencer, Elizabeth 1921-

Overview
Works: 373 works in 737 publications in 7 languages and 23,942 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Short stories  Biography  Interviews  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Singer, Performer
Classifications: PS3537.P4454, 813.54
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The salt line by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a hurricane, the residents of a town on the Gulf Coast must cope with reconstruction--and with their own feelings about the disaster and each other
The voice at the back door by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

51 editions published between 1956 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pre-civil rights Mississippi, Duncan Harper is appointed interim sheriff of a small hill town, and he struggles to bring justice and equality to the treatment of blacks
The stories of Elizabeth Spencer by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-three stories, ordered as they were written, which provide a "personal road" through Mississippi, New Orleans, Italy, Montreal, and the secret landscape of the heart
The light in the piazza by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

11 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Amerikaanse moeder heeft problemen omdat haar geestelijk onvolwassen dochter in Florence verliefd wordt op een Italiaanse man
The southern woman : new and selected fiction by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and French and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The South: The Little brown girl -- The Eclipse -- First dark -- A southern landscape -- Ship Island -- The Fishing lake -- The Adult holiday -- Sharon -- The Finder -- The Bufords -- A Christian education -- Indian Summer -- The Girl who loved horses -- The Business venture. Italy: The White azalea -- The Visit -- The Cousins -- The Light in the Piazza. Up North: I, Maureen -- Jack of Diamonds -- The Skater. New Stories: The Legacy -- The Master of Shongalo -- The Weekend travelers -- First child -- Owl
The night travellers by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeff's activities against the Vietnam War force he and Mary to go underground and move to Canada
Starting Over : Stories by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nine short stories explores the emotional fault lines that lie just beneath the surface of happy family life
Jack of diamonds : and other stories by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No place for an angel; a novel by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel has no one setting but deliberately takes a cast of five characters, all of whom know each other and whose paths cross and part through the book, always with significant results. The settings change from New York, to Florida, to Italy, to Texas... The time of the book is the {u2019}50{u2019}s and early {u2019}60{u2019}s, when Americans felt most keenly their post-war position in the world... The two couples [in the book] are Charles and Irene Waddell, a worldly pair involved with American policy-making in Italy, and Jerry and Catherine Sasser, she being an heiress of a wealthy Texas oil family, and he the outsider to her town from childhood on, but the first, real and final attachment of her life. After the war, Jerry goes into the Washington scene as adviser and {u2018}trouble-shooter{u2019} for a Texas senator. The fifth character, involved in turn with both the women, and sometime friend of all (except Jerry Sasser), is a struggling sculptor from the Mississippi coast, Barry Day. He is often, because of his presence, an observer on the scene of lives for whom he feels affection though he cannot live at their level. A successful career is a goal he can never realize. The real interest in the novel was to me in the spiritual states which these various persons embody. Catherine seems the closest to a pure spirit, driven at times almost over the edge of sanity by Jerry, who, from his combat days onward, verges more and more toward the shadows of infidelity, dishonor and darkness. The Waddells are more blatantly dependent on showiness, the vibrance and fashionable motifs of {u2018}interesting people,{u2019} {u2018}a stimulating social life,{u2019} decor, good addresses, possessions and high-profile success. Barry emerges as a person far below the Waddell ideals, but, with Catherine, the spirit of most genuine worth. --www.elizabethspecerwriter.com
The snare; a novel by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is well known that New Orleans has its dark underside as well as its glowing visible delights. The journey one intelligent, attractive, but psychically driven girl makes through the city's hidden labyrinth is the element that impels this riveting novel. In crisscrossing the city from the secure world of home in the Garden District to the titillating world of the Vieux Carre, she risks physical and psychological peril. As she explores life on the other side, she becomes engulfed in the vortex of evil. In The Snare one of America's most highly acclaimed fiction writers explores the mystery of place and the mystifying duality of the human wish, with its craving for both dark and light. This is a book for readers of choice writing and for those who seek a way to express and comprehend the ineffable sense of excitement aroused by the sinister, exotic beauty of New Orleans
An introduction to The age of innocence by Edith Wharton by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Wharton's The age of innocence, a novel about the upper classes of New York and the story of Newland Archer's love for Countess Olenska
An introduction to To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Knights & dragons : a novel by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disturbed American woman, living in Rome, is haunted by the spectre of her ex-husband and avoids the American colony, as she carries on discreet little affairs
This crooked way by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

21 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man from the hills builds up a successful plantation and wins a girl socially above him
Ship Island, and other stories by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Fire in the morning by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

8 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admirers of Elizabeth Spencer's writing will welcome back into print her first novel, and her new readers will discover the sources of her notable talent in this book. Published in 1948 to extraordinary attention from such eminent writers as Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, and Katherine Anne Porter, this father-and-son story revolves around an old southern theme of family grievances and vendettas. Fire in the Morning recounts the conflict between two families extending over two generations up to the 1930s. The arrival of an innocent stranger flares old arguments and ignites new passions. I
The light in the piazza, and other Italian tales by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Spencer is captivated by Italy. Collected in this volume are The Light in the Piazza, which is her signature piece, and six other Italian tales in which her American characters encounter and respond to the mysteries of Italian mores
Conversations with Elizabeth Spencer by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the gulf by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magnetic appeal of land, sea, and sky along the southern coast has drawn Elizabeth Spencer many times to this lush and semitropical setting. This collection brings together six of her stories set amid terrain lapped by the warm coastal currents. These stories all happen on the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico, from New Orleans to Florida. In each a girl or young woman gives voice to the narrative, probing and groping for a secure place and identity. The six stories included here are ""On the Gulf, "" ""The Legacy, "" ""A Fugitive's Wife, "" ""Mr. McMillan, "" ""Go South in the Win
Marilee : three stories by Elizabeth Spencer( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these interrelated stories set in Mississippi, Marilee Summerall reflects on her past and comes to an understanding of her present and how she arrived there
 
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The southern woman : new and selected fiction
Alternative Names
Elizabeth Spencer Amerikaans schrijfster

Elizabeth Spencer Écrivaine américaine

Elizabeth Spencer US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Rusher, Elizabeth, 1921-

Rusher, Elizabeth Spencer

Spencer-Rusher, Elizabeth, 1921-

Элизабет Спенсер

الیزابت اسپنسر

スペンサー, エリザベス

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The voice at the back doorThe southern woman : new and selected fictionThe night travellersThis crooked wayFire in the morningThe light in the piazza, and other Italian talesConversations with Elizabeth SpencerOn the gulf