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Massie, Allan 1938-

Works: 119 works in 672 publications in 10 languages and 10,981 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Biographical fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PQ2228, 843.7
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Most widely held works about Allan Massie
Most widely held works by Allan Massie
The royal Stuarts : a history of the family that shaped Britain by Allan Massie( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Royal Stuarts ruled for over 300 years in Scotland and for a century as the Royal Family of Britain and Ireland. They were leading actors in the foremost political dramas of British history - the Scottish Wars of Independence, the Union of the Crowns, the English Civil War and the Restoration - and remain the most controversial and divisive of royal families. Drawing on the accounts of historians past and present, novels and plays, Allan Massie tells the family's full story, from the salt marshes of Brittany to the thrones of Scotland and England, and then eventual exile. A book which gets beyond the received generalisations, The Royal Stuarts takes us deep into the lives of figures like Mary Queen of Scots, Charles I and Bonnie Prince Charlie, uncovering a family of strong affections and fierce rivalries, the brave and capable, the weak and foolish."--Publisher's description
Let the emperor speak : a novel of Caesar Augustus by Allan Massie( Book )

53 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novelized account of Augustus from the killing of Julius Caesar until Augustus's own death. The novel is based on the two books of the "Augustus autobiography" discovered in a Macedonian monastery in 1984, and revealing the life of this flawed, doubting, powerful man
Caesar by Allan Massie( Book )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius Caesar's career, recounted by a Roman general awaiting death for treason. The narrator, one of the conspirators who killed Caesar, attempts to justify the murder on grounds that Caesar was a megalomaniac, with ambitions of being a god. By the author of Augustus
The novel today : a critical guide to the British novel, 1970-1989 by Allan Massie( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a survey of contemporary British fiction. Focussing primarily on the distinctive achievement and personality of each writer, the author also discusses the contribution of British fiction to such genres as women's writing, the political novel, spy and crime fiction. It addresses questions such as the rise of mass market publishing and the emergence of an international readership in assessing the role of the modern author as we approach the twenty-first century."--Provided by publisher
Arthur the king by Allan Massie( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this reworking of the story of King Arthur, Allan Massie uses key points of the legend - Arthur, Merlin, his lover Morgan le Fay, his wife Guinevere, the various knights, the sword Excalibur, the Round Table - pillaging existing tales to create a fresh perspective on this fascinating character
Tiberius : the memoirs of the emperor by Allan Massie( Book )

47 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisk roman
The sins of the father by Allan Massie( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becky og Franz, som bor i Argentina, beslutter sig for at blive gift. Da deres forældre mødes, afsløres det, at hendes far er overlevende fra en kz-lejr, og at hans far var nazileder
Colette by Allan Massie( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of men by Allan Massie( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and French and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een vooraanstaand politiek leider in Italië wordt gekidnapt door een linkse terroristische organisatie
The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A swashbuckling epic of chivalry, honor, and derring-do, it is set in France during the 1620s and richly populated with romantic heroes, unattainable heroines, kings, queens, cavaliers, and criminals in a whirl of adventure, espionage, conspiracy, murder, vengeance, love, scandal, and suspense. Dumas transforms major and minor historical figures into larger-than-life characters: the brave d'Artagnan, an impetuous young man in pursuit of glory; the beguilingly evil seductress 'Milady''; the powerful and devious Cardinal Richelieu; the weak King Louis XIII and his unhappy queen--and, of course, the three musketeers themselves, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, whose motto 'all for one, one for all' has come to epitmize the devoted friendship. With a plot that delivers stolen diamonds, masked balls, purloined letters, and, of course, great bouts of swordplay, The Three Musketeers is eternally entertaining"--Publisher description, p. [2] of dust jacket
The evening of the world : a romance of the Dark Ages by Allan Massie( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the period of the barbarian invasions, this first novel in the "Dark Ages" trilogy introduces Marcus, a nobleman who undergoes extraordinary experiences as he searches for meaning and stability in a twilight world where the old gods are dying
Byron's travels by Allan Massie( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over leven en werk van de Engelse dichter (1788-1824)
King David by Allan Massie( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel about David, King of Israel. The old King looks back over a life in which he set himself to create a national monnarchy
Caligula by Allan Massie( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gaius Caligula is known as the mad emperor, the one who made his horse a consul. He was violent, vicious and incestuous, a murderer who was himself murdered after a reign of only four years. Yet, when first he succeeded the aged recluse Tiberius, the Romans were delighted. For a few month he even seemed generous and enlightened." "So what went wrong? Or did it? Perhaps the conventional image of Caligula is distorted and he was simply a victim of circumstance and rumour. Who better, then, to tell the true story of his short life than the Roman nobleman, Lucius, who knew Caligula as a child and remained close to him until the end (and was even more intimate with not only one of Caligula's sisters but also his older brother)?" "Through Lucius's worldly-wise eyes, the young emperor emerges as a real man, not a figure of myth. Conspiracies, poisonings and infidelities might pepper his tale, but the full picture of Caligula's life and times is a complex, multi-coloured one."--BOOK JACKET
Muriel Spark by Allan Massie( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey to the western islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of the eighteenth century's preeminent writers spent the autumn of 1773 touring Scotland together. Being literary gentlemen, they took extensive notes. Five years away from producing his famous dictionary, Samuel Johnson hoped to encounter romantic wilderness scenes by "going where nobody goes and seeing what nobody sees." James Boswell, Johnson's biographer, reveled in the opportunity to visit his native country in the company of his mentor Their respective accounts of their sojourn offer not only a taste of travel writing at its finest but also fascinating insights into a celebrated literary friendship
Antony by Allan Massie( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated partly by Antony himself as he stands on the verge of ruin, and partly by his Greek secretary Critias, the novel charts Antony's fortunes since the murder of Julius Caeser. This is the final book of the author's quartet of Roman novels
Nero's heirs by Allan Massie( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the year 66, Emperor Nero ruled the Roman Empire. By the end of it, Nero had committed suicide and three of his successors were dead, and out of the carnage of civil war at home and a nationalistic uprising in Judea a new emperor, Vespasian, had emerged
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The royal Stuarts : a history of the family that shaped Britain
Alternative Names
Allan Massie British writer

Allan Massie Brits journalist

Allan Massie escritor británico

Allan Massie schottischer Schriftsteller und Journalist

Massie, Alan 1938-

Massie Allan

English (233)

Spanish (45)

German (28)

French (16)

Portuguese (15)

Polish (9)

Hungarian (7)

Czech (5)

Dutch (3)

Danish (1)

Let the emperor speak : a novel of Caesar AugustusCaesarThe novel today : a critical guide to the British novel, 1970-1989Arthur the kingTiberius : the memoirs of the emperorThe sins of the fatherThe death of menThe three musketeers