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Duffy, Maureen

Works: 83 works in 451 publications in 3 languages and 7,805 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Paranormal fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Science fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6054.U4, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Maureen Duffy
Most widely held works by Maureen Duffy
The passionate shepherdess : Aphra Behn, 1640-89 by Maureen Duffy( Book )

33 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital : a fiction by Maureen Duffy( Book )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meepers, the homeless, dishevelled yet enlightened amateur archaeologist, searches to understand the destruction of London in the Dark Ages, and seeks to predict the capital's future
Gor saga by Maureen Duffy( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gor, the offspring of a gorilla and human union, is alienated from society, until he becomes the leader of an outlaw community
That's how it was by Maureen Duffy( Book )

32 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The microcosm : a novel by Maureen Duffy( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The main characters are all women and The Microcosm deals with their relationships, as they grow and as they disintegrate. The pressures of society force them to live in an enclosed world. Steve, the schooly under the strain of her marriage; Sadie's factory environment brings its own financial and social problems; and Matt is unable to solve his difficulties with Rae until he breaks out of the microcosm. The Microcosm is at first presented in all it complexity, then certain elements are in their turn illuminated, until a possible solutions emerges for one of the characters. Not everyone will be able to accept the conclusions of this most subtle and original book. But they will be hard put to deny it forceful characterisation, its brilliantly accurate dialogue and its haunting evocation of a world within the world."--author's website
The erotic world of faery by Maureen Duffy( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N her first full-length non-fiction work, Maureen Duffy examines the erotic meanings, hidden or obvious, behind the fantastic element in English literature. Those who have read her fiction will realise that she has long been interested in questions of myths. Now from the Dark Ages and the decline of the pagan gods and the fertility cults to the science fiction of the present day she traces themes, symbolisms, shifting nuances, double meanings whether conscious or unconscious, and a whole underworld of myth. She examines the clash between the world of St Augustine and the pagan world of th
Henry Purcell by Maureen Duffy( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Britse componist (1659-1695)
Five plays by Aphra Behn( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminations : a fable by Maureen Duffy( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skildringen af en kvindelig historiker i dagens Europa bliver illustreret ved den parallelle beretning om en engelsk nonne fra det 8. århundrede i Karl den Stores Europa
Love child by Maureen Duffy( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Maureen Duffy( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England : the making of the myth by Maureen Duffy( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative story of the making of the myth of the English. In this study, acclaimed author Maureen Duffy surveys 3000 years of English and British history, illuminating the myths that have come to be such an important part of our national identity. "England: The Making of the Myth from Stonehenge to Albert Square" aims to change your view of England's past - and England's future
Memorials of the quick and the dead by Maureen Duffy( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wounds by Maureen Duffy( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wounds begins with two lovers in bed. Their lovemaking throughout the book forms a recurring lietmotif, a counterpoint to the examination of the spiritual death of the characters. In a South London environment of pub and fairground, home and work, the wounds of 20th century experience are evoked in prose which is both lyrical and precise. Kingy in her garden, 'loved by the most handsome women in the world'; Maura the barmaid: 'I prefer the little, thin men'; Glisten the Mayor: 'It'll be take-over time and too late' - these and the many other characters illustrate the basic theme of the novel
Londoners, an elegy by Maureen Duffy( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the Londoners in this novel are outcasts - some are criminals in society's eyes. Most are descended from adventurers and immigrants. The worlds they inhabit - the bedsit; the cruisers' pub - lie cheek by jowl with the worlds of the affluent and successful - the smart restaurant, the House of Commons Committee room. Al, the narrator, is a Londoner born and bred, a writer living in a small room in West London. Most of the other residents in the cavernous Victorian house - and the friends and acquaintances Al meets in two local pubs, the bohemian and relaxed crowd at the Nevern and the slightly more ambiguous and dangerous crowd at the Knacker's - are Londoners by adoption, some temporary exiles, some permanent
Alchemy by Maureen Duffy( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jade Green is a solicitor with her own practice, Lost Causes, that she runs from her London flat. One day, the phone rings, and her life changes. Dr. Gilbert has been dismissed from his post teaching the history of science at the University of Wessex. Allegations have been made that he was corrupting the students with satanism; the professor himself suspects the university to be controlled by a fundamentalist Christian sect." "As Jade delves into this bizarre case, she finds herself drawn into a seventeenth-century manuscript, the Memorial of Amyntas Boston, a girl - raised as a boy - who is awaiting trial for dabbling in the black arts and in alchemy." "The two stories intertwine as Jade feels her life mysteriously resonate with Amyntas's; her hidden identities and her secret love. In this sweeping novel, Maureen Duffy combines the pleasures of detection with the mysteries of fraud, alchemy, early science and witchcraft."--BOOK JACKET
The Orpheus trail by Maureen Duffy( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a child is found dead among the charred remains of a pier fire, surrounded by the old-fashioned toys of the Greek god Dionysus and a ritualistic fire basket, Detective Inspector Hildreth calls in the local museum’s curator, Alex Kish, to help him decipher the mysterious symbolism. Soon afterwards an ancient Saxon amulet is stolen from the museum and the dead bodies of other young boys begin to turn up arranged as grotesque works of art with components of the gold amulet around their necks. The enigmatic Detective Inspector draws the curator into a strange web of ancient secrets, pagan ritualism, and the illegal trafficking of young boys."--Publisher description
The paradox players by Maureen Duffy( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Change by Maureen Duffy( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brieven, verslagen en gesprekken van en met een groot aantal personages over hun belevenissen in de Tweede Wereldoorlog en de gevolgen ervan voor hun hele leven
All heaven in a rage by Maureen Duffy( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Duffy, Maureen

Duffy, Maureen P.

Duffy, Maureen P. 1933-

Duffy, Maureen Patricia.

Duffy, Maureen Patricia 1933-

Maureen Duffy Brits toneelschrijfster

Maureen Duffy Novelist, poet, playwright, nonfiction author, activist

דפי, מורין

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Capital : a fictionThat's how it wasHenry PurcellFive playsIlluminations : a fableLove childEngland : the making of the mythAlchemyThe Orpheus trail