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Taylor, Elizabeth 1912-1975

Overview
Works: 112 works in 839 publications in 11 languages and 18,240 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Short stories  Film adaptations  Romance films  Juvenile works  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, 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 )

62 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,573 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 )

68 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,330 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
In a summer season by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

56 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,170 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 wedding group by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

47 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'You know,' Midge began, and paused. She was rather taken aback, and could not at once think of anything to say. 'Perhaps there's nothing so dangerous as having led a sheltered life.' Cressy has grown up in a world of women, presided over by her eccentric, artistic grandfather Harry Bretton. Rebelling against the wholesome, organic values of her home life, Cressy decides to leave home in search of more ephemeral pleasures. Taking a job in an antiques shop, she meets David, a self-satisfied journalist, also looking for means of fleeing the family nest. 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
The soul of kindness, a novel by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

37 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,005 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 )

43 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages 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 )

50 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in English and French and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the faded coastal village of Newby, everyone looks out for - and in on - each other, and beneath the deceptively sleepy exterior, passions run high. Beautiful divorcee Tory is painfully involved with her neighbour, Robert, while his wife Beth, Tory's best friend, is consumed by the worlds she creates in her novels, oblivious to the relationship developing next door. Their daughter Prudence is aware, however, and is appalled by the treachery she observes. Mrs Bracey, an invalid whose grasp on life is slipping, forever peers from her window, constantly prodding her daughters for news of the outside world. And Lily Wilson, a lonely young widow, is frightened of her own home. Into their lives steps Bertram, a retired naval officer with the unfortunate capacity to inflict lasting damage while trying to do good
Blaming by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

29 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Amy's husband dies on holiday in Istanbul, she is supported by the kindly but rather slovenly Martha, a young American novelist who lives in London. Upon their return to England, Amy is ungratefully reluctant to maintain their friendship, but the skeins of their existence seem inextricably linked as grief gives way to resilience and again to tragedy
The devastating boys and other stories by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in English and French 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 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vinny Tumulty is a quiet, sensible man. When he goes to stay at a seaside town, his task is to comfort a bereaved friend. Vinny is prepared for a solemn few days of tears and consolation. But on the evening of his arrival, he looks out of the window at the sunset and catches sight of a mysterious, romantic figure: a beautiful woman walking by the seashore. Before the week is over Vinny has fallen in love, completely and utterly, for the first time in his middle-aged life. Emily, though, is a sleeping beauty, her secluded life hiding bitter secrets from the past
A wreath of roses by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

52 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 730 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
Palladian by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

35 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Englishwoman becomes governess for a motherless little girl
At Mrs Lippincote's by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

40 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 666 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
The blush, and other stories by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

28 editions published between 1951 and 1992 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
You'll enjoy it when you get there : the stories of Elizabeth Taylor by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 339 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
Hester Lilly, and twelve short stories by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

5 editions published between 1954 and 1972 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hester Lilly, and other stories by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

24 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and French and held by 249 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
Mossy Trotter by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 243 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 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs Palfrey has moved from Scotland to London to be closer to her grandson, Desmond, and takes up residency at the Claremont Hotel. Her high hopes for the cosmopolitan life of living in a busy city are soon lost as her grandson makes no effort to visit her. But fate steps in when Mrs. Palfrey, who stumbles and falls in the street, is rescued by Ludo, a struggling young writer. To thank Ludo properly for his kindness, Mrs. Palfrey invites him to dinner at the Claremont, where, through a gently deception, he is introduced to the other residents as her long-awaited, 'mythical' grandson, Desmond
Dangerous calm : the selected stories of Elizabeth Taylor by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Cole, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Taylor britische Schriftstellerin

Elizabeth Taylor Brits romanschrijfster (1912-1975)

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Elizabeth Taylor romancière britannique

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Элизабет Тейлор

אליזבת טיילור

اليزابيث تايلور

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エリザベス・テイラー (小説家)

テイラー, エリザベス

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