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Erickson, Carolly 1943-

Works: 144 works in 972 publications in 16 languages and 32,982 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Fiction  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Diary fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3605.R53, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carolly Erickson
The first Elizabeth by Carolly Erickson( Book )

55 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the Tudor queen and her times attempts to give an accurate portrayal of Elizabeth's complex personality
Bloody Mary by Carolly Erickson( Book )

48 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Mary Tudor, sixteenthcentury Queen of England, whose life and reign were marred by religious divisions within the nation
Great Harry by Carolly Erickson( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Henry VIII, King of England from 1509 to 1549, set against the background of the times in which he lived
To the scaffold : the life of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of history's most misunderstood figures, Marie Antoinette represents the extravagance and the decadence of pre-Revolution France. Yet there was an innocence about Antoinette, thrust as a child into the chillingly formal French court. Married to the maladroit, ill-mannered Dauphin, Antoinette found pleasure in costly entertainments and garments. She spent lavishly while her overtaxed and increasingly hostile subjects blamed her for France's plight. In time Antoinette matured into a courageous Queen, and when their enemies finally closed in, Antoinette followed her inept husband to the guillotine in one last act of bravery
Mistress Anne by Carolly Erickson( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Maureen Quilligan wrote in the New York Times Book Review of The First Elizabeth, Anne Boleyn "was a real victim of the sexual scandals her brilliant daughter escaped, and a subject Ms. Erickson's sensitivity to sexual and political nuance should well serve." Indeed, Carolly Erickson could have chosen no more fascinating and appropriate a subject. Alluring and profoundly enigmatic, Anne Boleyn has eluded the grasp of historians for centuries. Through her extraordinarily vivid re-creation of this most tragic chapter in all Tudor History, Carrolly Erickson gives us unprecedented insight into the singuarlity of Anne Boleyn's life, the dark and overwhelming forces that shaped her errant destiny, and the rare, tumultuous times in which she lived
The hidden diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson( Book )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Awaiting her execution, Marie Antoinette writes the story of her life from her prison cell, in a diary that describes her privileged childhood as an Austrian archduchess, years as the glamorous mistress of Versailles, love affair with a handsome Swedish diplomat, flight from France, and imprisonment during the French Revolution
Great Catherine by Carolly Erickson( Book )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With deft mastery of historical narrative and an unsurpassed ability to make the past live again, Carolly Erickson uncovers the real woman behind the tarnished image - an indomitable, feisty, often visionary ruler who, in an age of caveats and constraints, blithely went her own way
Alexandra : the last tsarina by Carolly Erickson( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Alexandra Romanov, the last Russian tsarina, and discusses why she is often blamed for her family's downfall
The last wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a fictional portrait of the sixth wife of Henry VIII, Catherine Parr, following this alluring and resourceful woman from the intrigues and perils of Henry's court to her rivalry with Princess Elizabeth for the affections of Thomas Seymour
Our tempestuous day : a history of regency England by Carolly Erickson( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Regency era in the United Kingdom is the period between 1811?when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son, the Prince of Wales, ruled as his proxy as Prince Regent?and 1820, when the Prince Regent became George IV on the death of his father."--Wikipedia
Her little majesty : the life of Queen Victoria by Carolly Erickson( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the "inner contradictions of the resolute, highminded, often cantakerous woman who became queen at the age of eighteen and reigned until her death sixty-four years later."--Jacket
The tsarina's daughter by Carolly Erickson( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1989 and Daria Gradov is an elderly grandmother living in the rural West. What neighbors and even her children don't know, however, is that she is not who she claims to be-- the widow of a Russian immigrant of modest means. In actuality, she began her life as the Grand Duchess Tatiana, known as Tania to her parents, Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra
The medieval vision : essays in history and perception by Carolly Erickson( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and Italian and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: This exceptionally readable book describes how medieval men and women perceived their world, and how their vision of it colored their ideas about natural and supernatural occurrences and their attitudes about land and property, government, the role of women, crime, lawlessness, and outlaws
Bonnie Prince Charlie : a biography by Carolly Erickson( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Charles Stuart whose claim to the British throne divided a kingdom and troubled the monarchies of continental Europe
Lilibet : an intimate portrait of Elizabeth II by Carolly Erickson( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an intimate study of Queen Elizabeth II, from her protected childhood, to her ascension to the throne at the age of twenty-five, to the personal and national challenges she has confronted during her fifty years on the throne of Great Britain
Josephine : a life of the empress by Carolly Erickson( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and French and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born a creole in Martinique, sent to France in her teens to marry a distant relative in order to salvage the family fortunes, Josephine was adventurous, ambitious and above all hardy - a survivor in a hazardous time. Soon separated from her dissolute, spiteful husband, she made her way in the salons of Paris, a member of the shadow-world on the margins of respectability." "Confined to the worst prison in Paris during the murderous days of the French Revolution, condemned to death, she miraculously escaped her fate and went on to marry the rising star of the Directory, Napoleon Bonaparte - the man who in a few short years, with Josephine at his side, became Emperor of the French." "But the partnership between them was flawed, for by the time Josephine met Bonaparte she had become accustomed to associating romantic liaisons with profit, and not with tenderness. Bonaparte, at first besotted with his wife, soon became her tormentor, and she sought escape and romance with the love of her life, an obscure officer named Hippolyte Charles." "Carolly Erickson brings the complex, charming, ever resilient Josephine to life in this memorable portrait, one that carries the reader along every twist and turn of the empress's often thorny path, from the sensual richness of her childhood in the tropics to her final lonely days at Malmaison."--Jacket
The memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots by Carolly Erickson( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courageous, spirited Mary Queen of Scots tells her own story--from her youth as a young girl married to the invalid young King of France to her short reign as Queen of Scotland and her tragic imprisonment by her ruthless, merciless cousin Queen Elizabeth
The favored queen : a novel of Henry VIII's third wife by Carolly Erickson( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale inspired by the life of Jane Seymour follows her dedicated service as a Maid of Honor to Catherine of Aragon until a scheming Anne Boleyn throws the court into turmoil, a situation that culminates in Jane's dangerous relationship with Henry VIII
Josephine : a life of the empress by Carolly Erickson( )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rags to riches story of empress Josephine and her fabled marriage to Napoleon
The Spanish queen : a novel of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon by Carolly Erickson( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a powerful and moving novel about Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife and mother of Mary I When young Catherine of Aragon, proud daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, is sent to England to marry the weak Prince Arthur, she is unprepared for all that awaits her: early widowhood, the challenge of warfare with the invading Scots, and the utimately futile attempt to provide the realm with a prince to secure the succession. She marries Arthur's energetic, athletic brother Henry, only to encounter fresh obstacles, chief among them Henry's infatuation with the alluring but wayward Anne Boleyn. In The Spanish Queen, bestselling novelist Carolly Erickson allows the strong-willed, redoubtable Queen Catherine to tell her own story--a tale that carries her from the scented gardens of Grenada to the craggy mountains of Wales to the conflict-ridden Tudor court. Surrounded by strong partisans among the English, and with the might of Spanish and imperial arms to defend her, Catherine soldiers on, until her union with King Henry is severed and she finds herself discarded--and tempted to take the most daring step of her life. Carolly Erickson's historical entertainments continue to succeed in creating a unique blend of historical authenticity and page-turning drama."--
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Alexandra : the last tsarina
Bloody MaryGreat HarryTo the scaffold : the life of Marie AntoinetteMistress AnneThe hidden diary of Marie AntoinetteGreat CatherineAlexandra : the last tsarinaThe last wife of Henry VIII
Alternative Names
Carolly Erickson novel·lista estatunidenca

Carolly Erickson novelist

Carolly Erickson novelista estadounidense

Carolly Erickson novelista estauxunidense

Carolly Erickson scrittrice statunitense

Erickson C.

Erickson C. 1943-

Erickson, Carolly

Ėrikson, Karoli 1943-

Eriksone, Kerola 1943-

Эриксон К

Эриксон К. 1943-

Эриксон Кэролли

Эриксон, Кэролли 1943-

אריקסון, קרולי, 1943-

에릭슨, C. 1943-

에릭슨, 캐럴리 1943-

에릭슨, 캐롤리 1943-

エリクソン, C.

エリクソン, C. 1943-

エリクソン, キャロリー

エリクソン, キャロリー‏ 1943-