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Taylor, Elizabeth 1912-1975

Works: 97 works in 743 publications in 11 languages and 17,966 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romance films  Juvenile works  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Psychological fiction  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Performer, Other
Classifications: PR6039.A928, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth Taylor
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Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

58 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Palfrey, an elegant, genteel widow, came from Scotland to London to take up residence at the Claremont Hotel. Though she had high hopes for the cosmopolitan pleasures of living in a big city, she is soon filled with a sense of uneasiness and gloom
Angel by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

65 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an eccentric, talented girl of fifteen who escapes from the dreariness of provincial life and becomes a writer of extravagant, fantastic romantic stories
The wedding group by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

47 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cressy has grown up in an artistic community, presided over by her eccentric grandfather who bears more than a passing resemblance to Augustus John. Rebelling against this existence she leaves home, taking a job in an antique shop. Here she meets David, a self-satisfied journalist, and they marry. But as Cressy cannot fend for herself and David is securely tied to his mother's apron strings, this act of escape for both of them proves a powerful form of bondage
In a summer season by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the green Thames valley, an interpretation of the varieties of a woman's love - a woman headstrong at twenty, wiser but just as vulnerable at forty
The soul of kindness, a novel by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

35 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman who is the "soul of kindness" unwittingly brings destruction and chaos into the lives of those close to her
A game of hide-and-seek by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

40 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and French and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harriet and Vesey meet when they are teenagers, and their love is as intense and instantaneous as it is innocent. But they are young. All life still lies ahead. Vesey heads off hopefully to pursue a career as an actor. Harriet marries and has a child, becoming a settled member of suburban society. And then Vesey returns, the worse for the wear, and with him the love whose memory they have both sentimentally cherished, and even after so much has happened it cannot be denied. But things are not at all as they used to be. Love, it seems, is hardly designed to survive life."--Page 4 of cover
A view of the harbour by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

49 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Are we to go on until we are old, with just these odd moments here and there and danger always so narrowly evaded? Love draining away our vitality, our hold on life, never adding anything to us." Blindness and betrayal are Elizabeth Taylor's great subjects, and in A View of the Harbour she turns her unsparing gaze on the emotional and sexual politics of a seedy seaside town that's been left behind by modernity. Tory, recently divorced, is having an affair with her neighbor Robert, a doctor, whose wife, Beth, is Tory's best friend. Beth notices nothing--an author of melodramatic novels, she is too busy with them to mind her house or its inhabitants--but her daughter Prudence knows what is up and is appalled. Gossip spreads in the little community, and Taylor's view widens to take in a range of characters from senile, snoopy Mrs. Bracey; to a young, widowed proprietor of the local waxworks, Lily Wilson; to the would-be artist Bertram. Taylor's novel is a beautifully observed and written examination of the fictions around which we construct our lives and manage our losses"--
Blaming by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

30 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lors d'une croisière en Turquie, Amy perd son mari. Désemparée face à ce deuil soudain, loin de son pays, elle est soutenue par la jeune Martha, une Américaine un peu loufoque. De retour à Londres, Amy fuit l'amitié insistante que lui offre Martha. A travers ce roman cruel, une galerie de portraits d'Anglais ordinaires, à l'existence monotone
The devastating boys and other stories by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sleeping beauty by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

31 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman psychologique
A wreath of roses by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

53 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spending the holiday with friends, as she has for many years, Camilla finds that their private absorptions - Frances with her painting and Liz with her baby - seem to exclude her from the gossipy intimacies of previous summers. Anxious that she will remain encased in her solitary life as a school secretary, Camilla steps into an unlikesly liaison with Richard Elton, a handsome, assured - and dangerous - liar
At Mrs Lippincote's by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

42 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Lippincote's house, with its mahogany furniture and yellowing photographs, stands as a reminder of all the certainties that have vanished with the advent of war. Temporarily, this is home for Julia, who has joined her husband Roddy at the behest of the RAF. Although she can accept the pomposities of service life, Julia's honesty and sense of humor prevent her from taking her role as seriously as her husband might wish; for Roddy, merely love cannot suffice--he needs homage as well as admiration. And Julia, while she may be a most unsatisfactory officer's wife, is certainly no hypocrite
Palladian by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

32 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Englishwoman becomes governess for a motherless little girl
The blush, and other stories by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

31 editions published between 1951 and 1993 in English and French and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Hester Lilly, and twelve short stories by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

30 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and French and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hester Lilly, devenue orpheline, débarque chez son cousin Robert. Muriel, son épouse, n'apprécie guère son arrivée, craint pour son couple et multiplie les astuces pour contrecarrer une possible idylle. Finalement, Muriel tombe dans les bras d'un jeune premier et Hester épouse le seul jeune homme libre. Quant à Robert, il va découvrir d'une certaine façon qu'il a tout perdu
You'll enjoy it when you get there : the stories of Elizabeth Taylor by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a selection of the author's short stories that often deal with everyday English domestic life and its nuanced emotional undercurrents
Mossy Trotter by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'We - that is, Herbert and I - want you, Mossy, to be our page-boy, ' Miss Silkin said, staring hard at Mossy again, as if she were trying to imagine him dressed up, and with his hair combed. Mossy went very red, and nearly choked on a piece of cake, and Selwyn laughed, and went on laughing, as if he had just heard the funniest joke of all his life. They both knew what being a page-boy meant. One of the boys at school - one of the very youngest ones - had had to be one, wearing velvet trousers and a frilled blouse.' When Mossy moves to the country, life is full of delights - trees to climb, woods to explore and, best of all, the marvellous dump to rummage through. But every now and then his happiness is disturbed - chiefly by his mother's meddling friend, Miss Silkin. And a dreaded event casts a shadow over even the sunniest of days - being a page-boy at her wedding. In her only children's book, Elizabeth Taylor perfectly captures the temptations, confusion and terrors of a mischievous boy, and just how illogical, frustrating and inconsistent adults are!
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent widow, Mrs. Palfrey, moves into a London retirement hotel among an odd assortment of people. When she slips on a walk and is aided by a penniless young writer, she invites him to dine at the Claremont and plays along when the other dining guests assume he's her grandson. A friendship develops giving her a companion with whom she can talk about memories and poetry as she gives him ideas and support for his writing. But what of her actual family?
Dangerous calm : the selected stories of Elizabeth Taylor by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dedicated man, and other stories by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.08 for Elizabeth ... to 0.85 for Max Lerner ...)

Alternative Names
Cole, Elizabeth.

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Taylor, Elizabeth 1912-1975

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AngelThe wedding groupIn a summer seasonThe soul of kindness, a novelA game of hide-and-seekA view of the harbourBlamingThe devastating boys and other stories