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Leeming, Glenda

Overview
Works: 33 works in 285 publications in 2 languages and 7,559 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Drama  Parables  History  Biography  Literature  Pictorial works  Bio-bibliography  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Collector, Compiler, Other, wac
Classifications: PR6073.E75, 822.914
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Most widely held works by Glenda Leeming
Margaret Drabble by Glenda Leeming( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Drabble is a writer whose subject matter and technique have developed profoundly since the early sixties: this book draws together the different aspects of her narrative practice, and looks at the increasing flexibility of her narrative methods, both in terms of the kinds of narrator used and in the structuring of plot events. The often distanced and ironic narration is discussed, and shown to reinforce Drabble's recurrent themes - themes that include the effect of early family influence and heredity on free choice, the inexorable pressure of social changes, and the role of accident in destabilizing the confident individual. In the later novels people move in a world where they and others may be victims of a callous society, but may equally be guilty of condoning or promoting society's worst trends. This study describes how the narrative increasingly becomes ambiguous, offering then withholding support for the behaviour of the characters, and challenging the reader to think again."--BOOK JACKET
Christopher Fry by Glenda Leeming( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Christopher Fry
Arnold Wesker by Glenda Leeming( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's who in Henry James by Glenda Leeming( Book )

18 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wesker, the playwright by Glenda Leeming( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's who in Jane Austen and the Brontës by Glenda Leeming( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Arden by Glenda Leeming( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's who in Thomas Hardy by Glenda Leeming( Book )

15 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wesker on file by Glenda Leeming( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetic drama by Glenda Leeming( Book )

21 editions published between 1900 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work which traces the repeated attempts in the 20th century to write poetic drama - plays with dialogue in formal verse and with other poetic qualities. She examines such writers as Yeats, Eliot and Christopher Fry and also discusses the validity of their theories about theatre practice
The plays of Arnold Wesker: an assessment by Glenda Leeming( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A taste of honey by Shelagh Delaney( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A Taste of Honey' is a play about the adolescent Jo and her relationships with those about her - her irresponsible, roving mother Helen and her mum's newly acquired drunken husband, the black sailor who leaves her pregnant and Geoffrey the homosexual art student who moves in to help with the baby
The merchant by Arnold Wesker( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice
Serjeant Musgrave's dance, an unhistorical parable by John Arden( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set between 1860 and 1880, four deserters bring the body of a dead soldier back to his home town, a mining community in the grip of a coal strike and cut off by snow. Their leader, Serjeant Musgrave, plans to hold the town at gunpoint and confront its people with the realities of warfare. Arden's play questions the military principle of 'Obey or suffer' and the cruelty and futility of war. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1959
Brontë country by Glenda Leeming( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photographs, some with accompanying text, of the English countryside which was the setting for the novels written by the Bronte sisters
The importance of being Earnest : a trivial play for serious people by Oscar Wilde( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in England in 1895, two young gentlemen use imaginary friends to inject excitement into their seemingly dull lives. Jack Worthington invents a brother, 'Ernest', whom he pretends to be in order to visit his beloved Gwendolen in the city. Meanwhile, friend Algy Moncrieff uses the name 'Ernest' while visiting Jack's beautiful young ward, Cecily in the country. Much confusion ensues as the two women find out they have been deceived by their 'Ernests.'"--Back cover
Wesker on file by Arnold Wesker( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birthday party by Harold Pinter( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-act play, set in a seedy English boarding house by the sea. Stanley Webber, pampered by a maternal landlady, finds his comfortable life interrupted by the arrival of two sinister men, Goldberg and McCann, agents of a person or persons unknown, who ostensibly are looking for rooms. It becomes clear, however, that their mission is to intimidate Stanley. So successfully do they wield their mysterious authority, hurling questions and accusations at Stanley, that in the end they lead him, muted and broken, to a waiting car outside; but they, too, seem to be infected by the same fear and uncertainty they imposed on Stanley
Roots by Arnold Wesker( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1958. Beatie Bryant has been to London and fallen in love with Ronnie, a young socialist. As she anxiously awaits his arrival to meet her family at their Norfolk farm, her head is swimming with new ideas. Ideas of a bolder, freer world which promise to clash with their rural way of life. Roots is the remarkable centrepiece of Wesker's seminal post-war trilogy
Three Gothic novels by Glenda Leeming( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Margaret Drabble
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A taste of honeyThe merchantSerjeant Musgrave's dance, an unhistorical parableThe importance of being Earnest : a trivial play for serious people
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English (252)

Italian (1)