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Maddox, Brenda

Works: 94 works in 429 publications in 9 languages and 11,634 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
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Most widely held works about Brenda Maddox
Most widely held works by Brenda Maddox
Rosalind Franklin : the dark lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox( Book )

39 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In March 1953, Maurice Wilkins of King's College, London, announced the departure of his obstructive colleague Rosalind Franklin to rival Cavendish Laboratory scientist Francis Crick. But it was too late. Franklin's unpublished data and crucial photograph of DNA had already been seen by her competitors at the Cambridge University lab. With the aid of these, plus their own knowledge, Watson and Crick discovered the structure of the molecule that genes are composed of--DNA, the secret of life. This is a powerful story of a remarkable simpleminded, forthright and tempestuous young woman who, at the age of fifteen, decided she was going to be a scientist, but who was airbrushed out of the greatest scientific discovery of the twentieth century
Nora : the real life of Molly Bloom by Brenda Maddox( Book )

13 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in English and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the marriage of Nora and James Joyce
D.H. Lawrence, the story of a marriage by Brenda Maddox( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maddox presents a richly detailed and startlingly new portrait of D.H. Lawrence: not the bearded prophet with the baleful eye, not the sickly and self-absorbed sexual outlaw, but a vulnerable, sensitive Lawrence, a hilarious mimic, a lover of nature, an inspired teacher, a brilliant journalist, an ecological visionary, and above all - as he saw himself - a married man." "The prize-winning author of Nora (Mrs. James Joyce) examines Lawrence's perplexing, restless life through the greatest contradiction in it - his marriage to Frieda, a woman even more defiant of conventional morality than he was. Theirs was a mismatch made in heaven, a marriage with infidelities on both sides, verbal taunts and physical abuse, separations, and the strains of Lawrence's long struggle with tuberculosis. Yet her determined influence on his life and work cannot be overestimated, and they remained together until his bitter, tragic death."--Jacket
Yeats's ghosts : the secret life of W.B. Yeats by Brenda Maddox( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maddox examines Yeats' obsession with the occult, especially automatic writing, and his relationships with his wife George and other women
The half-parent : living with other people's children by Brenda Maddox( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oorspronkelijke titel en uitgave: The half-parent, 1975
Nora : a biography of Nora Joyce by Brenda Maddox( Book )

50 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first full-length biography of Nora, the chambermaid who ran off with the artist, is full of new information on Nora's early life and loves, on the Joyces' decision to marry in 1931 and Nora's years in Zurich after Joyce's death in 1941, and on Helen Kastor, the wealthy New York divorcee whose marriage to their son, Giorgio Joyce, changed their lives. There are fascinating chapters on how the Joyces' notorious erotic letters of 1909 reached the public eye and on the later life of Lucia, the Joyces' schizophrenic daughter, who died in St. Andrew's Hospital in 1982. This then is the home life of the Joyces told from the point of view of the irreverent, immeasurably strong woman from Galway who held it together"--Jacket
Freud's wizard : Ernest Jones and the transformation of psychoanalysis by Brenda Maddox( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a riveting portrait of Ernest Jones, the brilliant and flawed analyst who was Freud's colleague, impresario, biographer -- and who rescued him from the Nazis. After a near-ruinous start to his professional career, including brushes with the law, Jones piloted himself to become Freud's second-in-command. He did so through prodigious energy, administrative skill and literary ability -- bolstered by wide reading and and acerbic wit. His vast output of books and articles, capped by the three-volume Sigmund Freud: Life and Work, is astonishing. Jones also had the gift of making things happen. He founded not only the British Psycho-Analytical Society, but also the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, and edited it for many years, writing a good part of it himself. The book I have written is not concerned with the comparative merits of Freudian and Jungian psychoanalysis, nor with the future of psychoanalysis in the twenty-first century. Rather, it is the life story of an extraordinary man -- one of the shapers of the twentieth century and a controversial figure who, in his lifetime and after, drew much criticism for his alleged arrogance, autocracy, dishonesty and, not least, hagiography. I was fascinated too by the saga of a man who conquered what he described to Freud as "various wrong tendencies in myself" and who went on to achieve a happy and productive marriage. The transition from near-ruin to towering accomplishment is part of the fascination of his life story. - Introduction
Reading the rocks : how Victorian geologists discovered the secret of life by Brenda Maddox( Book )

18 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a group biography of the first geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried history. These first geologists were made up primarily of gentlemen with the necessary wealth to support their interests, yet also included clergymen, academics and women. The new science of geology was pursued by this assorted band because it opened a window on Earth's ancient past. They showed courage in facing the conflict between geology and Genesis as the rocks and fossils showed that the Earth was immeasurably old, rather than springing from a creation made in the six days that the Bible claimed. This book tells the individual stories of this group, their hope and fears, triumphs and disappointments, the theological, philosophical and scientific debates their findings provoked, and the way that as a group, they were to change our understanding of the world
Beyond Babel : new directions in communications by Brenda Maddox( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about change and resistance to change in communications
Who's afraid of Elizabeth Taylor? by Brenda Maddox( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays Elizabeth Taylor as a living symbol of the American mythology about sex and womanhood in the late forties and fifties, supplying much detail on her career and private life, and showing her to be a warm, loving woman who has survived. Filmography
The married man : a life of D.H. Lawrence by Brenda Maddox( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om den engelske forfatter D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) og hans ægteskab med Frieda Lawrence
Maggie : the first lady by Brenda Maddox( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is Margaret Thatcher? Her influence on politics is well documented - not least by Lady Thatcher herself. What kind of person was she that she could overcome her background, the snobbery of Oxford University and then of the Conservative Party? Brenda Maddox shows how the Iron Lady created herself, with the assistance of both parents and her husband. She traces the life of the grocer's daughter from Grantham who became the most successful Conservative Prime Minister of the twentieth century. Unprecedented access to people who have known Margaret Thatcher throughout her life (some who have never spoken before) enables the author to tell the personal story of a public life
George's ghosts : a new life of W.B. Yeats by Brenda Maddox( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many know the public Yeats but few have managed to penetrate to the inner man, or to explore the relationship with his much younger wife, George." "George's Ghosts looks at Yeats through the lens of the Automatic Script, the trance-like communication with supposed spirits that George conducted during the early years of their marriage. The full transcript of this intense occult adventure was not available until 1992 and remains virtually untouched by biographers. Maddox finds the Script to have been a ghostly form of family planning - as well as one of the most ingenious ploys ever used by a wife to take her husband's mind off another woman."--BOOK JACKET
George Eliot in love by Brenda Maddox( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Eliot is one of the most celebrated novelists in history. Her books, including Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, and Adam Bede, are as appreciated now as they were in the nineteenth century. Yet her nonconformist and captivating personal life-a compelling story in itself-is not well known. Ridiculed as an ugly duckling, Eliot violated strict social codes by living with a married man for most of her adult life. Soon after he died, she married a much younger man who attempted suicide during their honeymoon. The obstacles Eliot overcame in her life informed her work and have made her legacy an enduring one. Brenda Maddox brings her lively style to bear on the intersection of Eliot's life and novels. She delves into the human side of this larger-than-life figure, revealing the pleasure and pain behind the intellectual's public face. The result is a deeply personal biography that sheds new light on a woman who lived life on her own terms and altered the literary landscape in the process
George Eliot : novelist, lover, wife by Brenda Maddox( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Eliot was one of the greatest 19th century English novelists. With 'Middlemarch', 'Mill on the Floss', 'Silas Marner' and many other books, she turned the novel away from the narrow path of Dickens and Thackeray into the direction of serious criticism of life and probing analysis of human characters.--Publisher
Married and gay : an intimate look at a different relationship by Brenda Maddox( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pope and contraception : the diabolical doctrine by Brenda Maddox( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marrying kind : homosexuality and marriage by Brenda Maddox( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalind Franklin : die Entdeckung der DNA oder der Kampf einer Frau um wissenschaftliche Anerkennung by Brenda Maddox( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Berber and German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora by Pat Murphy( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between James Joyce and his wife, Nora Barnacle
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Rosalind Franklin : the dark lady of DNA
Nora : the real life of Molly BloomD.H. Lawrence, the story of a marriageYeats's ghosts : the secret life of W.B. YeatsNora : a biography of Nora JoyceFreud's wizard : Ernest Jones and the transformation of psychoanalysisMaggie : the first ladyGeorge's ghosts : a new life of W.B. YeatsGeorge Eliot in loveGeorge Eliot : novelist, lover, wife
Alternative Names
Brenda Maddox Amerikaans journaliste

Бренда Мэддокс

매독스, 브렌다

マドクス, ブレンダ

マドックス, ブレンダ

马多克斯, 布伦南