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Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic) 1867-1940

Overview
Works: 685 works in 3,574 publications in 4 languages and 36,651 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Humorous fiction  Biographies  Drama  Short stories  Television comedies  Television series  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Author of screenplay, Composer
Classifications: PR6003.E66, 823.912
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Mapp and Lucia by E. F Benson( Book )

73 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now a widow, Lucia moves to the village of Tilling where she meets a rival fo her social dominance, the clever Miss Mapp
The blotting book by E. F Benson( )

36 editions published between 1908 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A violent murder disturbs the high society of Edwardian Brighton in this masterful whodunnit from the author of Mapp and Lucia"--Provided by publisher
Queen Lucia : a novel by E. F Benson( Book )

83 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia and her husband Georgia insert little Italian phrases into all of their conversations in the small village of Riseholme, but they live in perpetual dread of meeting a genuine Italian who might expose their pretensions
Make way for Lucia by E. F Benson( Book )

21 editions published between 1948 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"E.F. Benson's hilarious novels, written in the 1920's and 30's of the war for social supremacy between Lucia and Miss Mapp in the small coastal town of Tilling are brought to the stage with all the wit, irony and gentle mocking humour of the originals. Hitherto, Tilling's doyenne has been Miss Mapp; Lucia is the supreme poseuse who peppers her speech with Italian phrases she doesn't understand, and for whom the word 'defeat' exists in no language. So when Miss Lucia rents Miss Mapp's house for the summer and her confidant Georgie joins her, the battle lines are drawn as the two ladies engage in an art exhibition, a garden fête and evenings of musica"
As we were : a Victorian peep show by E. F Benson( Book )

61 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this anecdotal book, Benson affords his sly observations on the great and the not-so-good. Prince Albert, Blume Jones, Queen Victoria and Edward VII, as well as Gladstone, Gosse, the Pre-Raphaelites, Ruskin, Swinburne, Whistler and Wilde are all subjects of his wit
Queen Victoria by E. F Benson( Book )

36 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book on Queen Victoria
Miss Mapp : a novel by E. F Benson( )

58 editions published between 1922 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Elizabeth Mapp, magnificent, grande dame and heiress, is always on the lookout lest her neighbors fall outside the bounds of perfect, exemplary manners. But her tightly controlled world is soon beset on all sides by interlopers, first in the disturbingly masculine form of two very different retired army officers, both of whom are anything but retiring in their conflicting aims upon her heart
Charlotte Brontë by E. F Benson( Book )

41 editions published between 1932 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo, a young tiger, finally blooms under the anxious eyes of his parents
Trouble for Lucia by E. F Benson( Book )

46 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Trouble for Lucia, Lucia becomes mayor of Tilling with Georgie Pilson as her sidekick, confidant, and escort. Lucia and Georgie renew their acquaintance with the opera diva Olga Braceley and the composer Cortese, but nobody in Tilling believes Lucia when she claims to have entertained a duchess
Lucia in London by E. F Benson( Book )

57 editions published between 1867 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the wars, the very wealthy English lived a life that is never to be seen again, a life of utter relaxation and complete order, with every event leisurely and perfectly scheduled. But into this select realm is born a woman who must live another life, a woman who must make her friends and family live that other life as well. Here is Lucia in one of her most extraordinary adventures: Can she conquer her new home of London and still hold her societal ground over the stately country mansions of Riseholme as well? Will the citizens of Riseholme -- hurt and maddened by Lucia's desertion for the great city -- carry out their plot of revenge
King Edward VII, an appreciation by E. F Benson( Book )

28 editions published between 1933 and 1934 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Victoria's daughters by E. F Benson( Book )

8 editions published between 1938 and 1939 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Francis Drake by E. F Benson( Book )

29 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desirable residences and other stories by E. F Benson( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia's progress by E. F Benson( Book )

27 editions published between 1935 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia and Mapp's amusing adventures in Tilling continue in Lucia's Progress. The redoubtable pair stand unsuccessfully for election to the Town Council. Lucia enters a too-chaste marriage with Georgie. And after a house swap with the infamous Miss Mapp, Lucia redecorates, only to discover - and then hide - the remains of a Roman villa!
Michael by E. F Benson( )

20 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a kindhearted man named Michael Comber"--Provided by publisher
Fine feathers : and other stories by E. F Benson( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of stories featuring, among others, four of Benson's heroines: Amy Bondham, Dodo, Mrs. Ames, and Miss Mapp
The life of Alcibiades by E. F Benson( Book )

23 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Promoted the Peloponnesian war against rival Sparta, who subsequently inspired Athens's failed Sicilian Expedition, and who later allied himself with two of Athens's biggest enemies: Sparta and Persia. His actions gravely affected the future of Athens and his motives and reasons for acting as he did are indeed the stuff of fascinating biography. Alcibiades's extraordinary beauty, great wealth, ostentatious vanity, male and female amours, debaucheries, and impious revels earned him notoriety not only in Athens but throughout the Hellenic world. In subsequent ages his name was used as a near by-word for all kinds of excess. But, as Benson argues, reappraising Alcibiades's reputation, great as were his vices, his virtues were even greater..."--Publisher description
As we are : a modern revue by E. F Benson( Book )

28 editions published between 1930 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War I brings about many social changes in Britain that leave Lord and Lady Buryan completely at a loss
The freaks of Mayfair by E. F Benson( Book )

31 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in English and French and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of dry fictional sketches, E.F. Benson introduces the reader to some of the more bizarre inhabitants of Mayfair's Edwardian high society - a world he knew intimately. Each is a distinct reprsentative of an anthropological "type."
 
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Alternative Names
Benson, E.

Benson E. F.

Benson E. F. 1867-1940

Benson, Edward F.

Benson, Edward F. 1867-1940

Benson, Edward F. (Edward Frederic)

Benson, Edward F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940

Benson Edward Frederic

Benson, Edward Frederic 1867-1940

Benson, Edward Frederick

Benson, Edward Fredericke 1867-1940

Benson, Edward Frederik, 1867-1940

E. F. Benson angol regény-, novella- és életrajzíró

E. F. Benson britisk skribent

E. F. Benson Brits schrijver (1867-1940)

E・F・ベンスン

Edward Frederic Benson

Edward Frederic Benson brittisk författare

Edward Frederic Benson écrivain britannique

Edward Frederic Benson englischer Autor

Edward Frederic Benson scrittore inglese

Бенсон, Эдвард Фредерик

Едвард Фредерік Бенсон

ई.एफ. बेन्सन

벤슨, 에드워드 프레더릭 1867-1940

벤슨, 에드워드 프레드릭 1867-1940

ベンスン, E. F.

Languages
English (741)

German (10)

French (10)

Catalan (3)

Covers
The blotting bookQueen Lucia : a novelMake way for LuciaAs we were : a Victorian peep showMiss Mapp : a novelTrouble for LuciaLucia in LondonDesirable residences and other stories