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Beresford-Howe, Constance

Works: 37 works in 210 publications in 7 languages and 2,604 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: PR9199.3.B4, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Constance Beresford-Howe
Most widely held works by Constance Beresford-Howe
The book of Eve: a novel by Constance Beresford-Howe( Book )

60 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This id the wonderfully moving, bittersweet portrait of a woman whose courage is equal to her determination to live life to the fullest
The marriage bed by Constance Beresford-Howe( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Anne Graham, mother of two young children, young, attractive, heavily pregnant ' and alone. Things have not worked out at all the way Anne intended. Her promising academic career was cut short by an unexpected pregnancy and an early marriage. Her stable home life crumbled with her husband's announcement that he was leaving her to move into a commune with his secretary. Now she is a housebound single mother, whose intellectual life has shrunk to stolen moments of bedtime reading. The solution to her problem is clear to her friends and neighbours. She must find someone to mind the children and then go back to school or get a job. It's obvious. Or is it' Once again, Constance Beresford-Howe has approached a common theme from an uncommon point of view, with her own blend of perceptiveness and dry humour
A population of one : a novel by Constance Beresford-Howe( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willy (Wilhelmina) Doyle has two objectives: to get a job teaching and to marry somebody as promptly as possible ' or at the very least to have an affair. This latter plan is labelled The Project. Our heroine is undeterred by the fact that, at 30, she is starting both projects a little late. The first objective is easily accomplished when Willy gets a job teaching in a university English department, which suits her very well. Progress on The Project, however, is more difficult to measure, in spite of the several men in Willy's new life. It is only after a romantic trip for two that Willy makes real progress on The Project ' and comes to know true loneliness. Told with a wry, self-deprecatory humour that can describe sexual disasters with elegance and affection, this book is part comedy and part tragedy. Readers will enjoy meeting brave, optimistic Willy Doyle
The unreasoning heart by Constance Beresford-Howe( Book )

12 editions published between 1946 and 1978 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an orphaned adolescent girl who is befriended by the matriarch of a prosperous Montreal family. In a rather melodramatic plot, the pampered son is pushed to suicide by his social-climbing wife and his domineering mother, who must then be nursed back to life and hope by the orphan. Meanwhile, this young heroine has fallen in love with the older and wiser son, who eventually reciprocates her affections
Night studies : a novel by Constance Beresford-Howe( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and French and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteure canadienne-anglaise nous fait suivre pendant quelques jours la vie de diverses personnes qui fréquentent le Simcoe Community College à Toronto, à l'heure des cours du soir: des étudiants, des professeurs, mais aussi le gardien de sécurité, le directeur, etc. (et même un chien perdu). Une panne d'électricité vient perturber leur routine ... Narration séquentielle découpée en 59 ##scènes##. Un bon roman ##d'observation## qui manque un peu d'élan
A serious widow by Constance Beresford-Howe( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of 50, newly widowed Rowena Hill feels only relief to be free of her penny-pinching fusspot of a husband. As she makes her stumbling efforts to become fulfilled as a woman and a wage-earner, well-intentioned friends and her overbearing daughter all make plans for her future, with results that are sometimes comical, sometimes disastrous. However, Rowena's growing taste for independence leads her to a solution to her problems that no one could have predicted and which astonishes even herself. First published in 1991, A Serious Widow collected glowing reviews
Prospero's daughter by Constance Beresford-Howe( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pauline agrees to return to England to live with her father and half-sister. Once there, she is constantly manipulated by her father as he attempts to arrange the life of his simple-minded, eldest daughter, Nan, before his death
Of this day's journey by Constance Beresford-Howe( Book )

6 editions published between 1947 and 1949 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible gate by Constance Beresford-Howe( Book )

4 editions published between 1949 and 1952 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a Montreal family
My lady Greensleeves by Constance Beresford-Howe( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den äkta sängen by Constance Beresford-Howe( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eve by Larry Fineberg( )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serious widow by Constance Beresford-Howe( Recording )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel Rowena Hill is approached at her husband Edwin's funeral, by a stranger who claims to be Edwin's son by another woman. He also makes claim to the estate, and this sets off a chain of events that pushes Rowena into adapting quickly to widowhood. Others have plans for her future, but she is determined to be independent
The book of Eve( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French translations of Hamlet by Constance Beresford-Howe( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heroines of Virginia Woolf by Constance Beresford-Howe( )

2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No discussion of the women in Mrs. Woolf's fiction would be complete without a brief survey of some previous English heroines, and the methods by which their characters are revealed. Earliest in the line of English novel heroines is Samuel Richardson1s Pamela-- the virtuous lady's maid whose campaign to preserve her virtue against the repeated onslaughts of Mr. B. is minutely described by the author.\ The novel is in many ways a penetrating study of the adolescent girl, half-child in the face of her master1 s bold and unprincipled attacks; half-woman in her intelligence, \ determination and conscious self-valuation. She makes skilful use of moral rectitude and the pathos of her position as a Damsel in Distress; and at last, after harrowing treatment at the hands of Mr. B., Pamela's strategy is crowned with the respect and love of her pursuer, and a wedding-ring ... ."--
The book of Eve by Constance Beresford-Howe( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armed with her first pension cheque, Eve leaves behind 40 conventional, middle-class years of marriage in a bid for a life of her own
The unreasoning heart by Constance Beresford-Howe( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A close-knit family takes in the teenage daughter of a friend who has died, but she provokes tension among the other characters
Den äkta sängen by Constance Beresford-Howe( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Book of Eve by Claude Fournier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Après avoir quitté son mari et sa vie bourgeoise, une sexagénaire s'installe dans un immeuble miteux où elle s'éprend d'un immigrant roumain. (Boîte Noire)
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The book of Eve: a novel
Alternative Names
Beresford, Constance 1922-

Beresford-Howe, Constance

Beresford-Howe, Constance Elizabeth

Constance Beresford-Howe Canadees romanschrijfster

Constance Beresford-Howe Canadees romanschrijver

Constance Beresford-Howe Canadian writer

Constance Beresford-Howe escritora canadiense

Constance Beresford-Howe kanadyjska pisarka, nauczycielka akademicka

Howe, Constance Beresford-.

Howe, Constance Beresford- 1922-

The marriage bedA population of one : a novelA serious widow