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French, Marilyn 1929-2009

Works: 286 works in 1,382 publications in 17 languages and 24,600 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Psychological fiction  Feminist fiction  Autobiographies  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3556.R42, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Marilyn French
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Most widely held works by Marilyn French
The women's room by Marilyn French( Book )

199 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 3,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates a woman's experiences and changing attitudes from her marriage in the 1950's to her increasing independence in the 1970's
The war against women by Marilyn French( Book )

50 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 2,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempts to prove that there is a global war against women, with statistics that show the enormous economic disparity between men and women as well as devastating figures about the continuous physical assaults on women's bodies
Her mother's daughter : a novel by Marilyn French( Book )

102 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative about the lives of four generations of women, about the sacrifices motherhood requires of women, and how they pass that cost on to the next generation
The bleeding heart : a novel by Marilyn French( Book )

128 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love story of Dolores and Victor, two adults in their forties, both parents and both living in England for a year without their families
Beyond power : on women, men, and morals by Marilyn French( Book )

40 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This examination of the nature and effects of power draws on the wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, history, political science, law, and theology to investigate the sources of patriarchy
Our father : a novel by Marilyn French( Book )

54 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marilyn French has written an extraordinary novel about four sisters who come to terms with the haunting past they share - opening up, discovering themselves and one another for the first time. Their father, the rich and powerful Stephen Upton, lies in the hospital following a stroke. His four daughters - each born of a different mother and ranging widely in age - are estranged from one another. Gathered in Upton's country mansion, awaiting his recovery - or death - they eye one another suspiciously. The eldest, Elizabeth, cold, acerbic, a government economist, takes charge of running the household, just as her father would have expected. Mary, beautiful, charming, a social jet-setter, secretly agonizes about money and finding another wealthy husband. Alex desperately wants to be close to her sisters, but they mock her warmth, kindness, and lack of sophistication. And Ronnie, born of Upton's affair with his Mexican housekeeper, sleeps in the maid's room, feeling her sisters' contempt. Buried within each of them lies their father's legacy - the anger, resentment, and disillusionment they share but have borne silently all these years. At first it is their feelings of pain, rage, and fear that bind them, that continue to cast shadows over their lives. But slowly the walls between them begin to crumble and they come to accept, understand, even love one another. In the novel's powerful and cathartic climax, they are at last able to confront the father they share with what he has done to them. Marilyn French has created a profoundly moving novel in which four women discover sisterhood, and sisterhood sets them free
My summer with George by Marilyn French( Book )

60 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance novelist, Hermione Beldame, a woman in her sixties with 87 books and four husbands to her name, meets newspaper editor George Johnson and falls in love on the spot. He likes her too and a relationship gets underway. Trouble is, Hermione's expectations are way ahead of reality--she thinks their romance will be like in her books
From eve to dawn : a history of women by Marilyn French( Book )

41 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eminently readable-- and revolutionary-- four-volume history of women. It runs from prehistory to the present day, and covers the entire globe
Shakespeare's division of experience by Marilyn French( Book )

38 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare regarded men and women quite differently. In his early plays, the so-called masculine qualities of prowess, bravery, and individualism were accorded more respect than "feminine" attributes of mercy, compassion, and intuitiveness. Yet, in his later plays, there is evidence of a reversal in Shakespeare's attitudes, a new fear of the power of the masculine principle and new admiration for the feminine. Marilyn French offers a feminist perspective on each of Shakespeare's plays. More than a brilliantly original literary interpretation, this fascinating volume provides penetrating insight into attitudes toward men, women, love, and power in Western culture. - Publisher
The book as world : James Joyce's Ulysses by Marilyn French( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love children by Marilyn French( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the late 1960s in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Grateful Dead is playing on the radio and teenagers are wearing long hair and blue jeans. Jess Leighton, the daughter of a temperamental painter and a proto-feminist Harvard professor, is struggling to make sense of her world amid racial tensions, Vietnam War protests, and anti-government rage. With more options than her mother's generation, but no role model for creating the life she desires, Jess experiments with sex and psychedelic drugs as she searches for happiness on her own terms. In the midst of joining and fleeing a commune, growing organic vegetables, and operating a sustainable restaurant, Jess grapples with the legacy of her mother's generation--Publisher
From eve to dawn : a history of women by Marilyn French( )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines women's lives in prehistory, ancient Sumer, Egypt, China, India, Peru, Mexico, Greece, and Rome. Also depicts how women's relationship to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam changed for good and ill over the centuries
In the name of friendship by Marilyn French( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the mountains of the Berkshires, this novel revolves around four disparate women whose personalities vary as greatly as their ages but who manage to develop a profound, life-altering friendship
From eve to dawn : a history of women by Marilyn French( )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume opens with chapters comparing medieval Europe and Japan, disparate cultures which nevertheless shared traditions of male dominated aggression and competitiveness. The author then shows how, in Europe, this tradition led to colonialism and imperialism, and the subjugation of indigenous societies, just as women were subjugated in the conquerors' home countries. Only with the French Revolution did the political force women exerted powerfully change the course of history
From Eve to Dawn, A History of Women in the World, Volume III : Infernos and Paradises, The Triumph of Capitalism in the 19th Century by Marilyn French( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing about what she calls the "most cheering period in female history," international best-selling author Marilyn French recounts how nineteenth century women living under imperialism, industrialization, and capitalism organized for their own education, a more equitable wage, and the vote
From Eve to Dawn, A History of Women in the World, Volume IV : Revolutions and the Struggles for Justice in the 20th Century by Marilyn French( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of The Women's Room, the best-selling novel that defined the issues that ignited the women's movement, comes a vibrant history of the political revolutions of the twentieth century, ending with a thoughtful investigation into feminist movements throughout the world and into the future
From Eve to dawn : a history of women by Marilyn French( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of women from prehistoric times up to the present day, examining the changing roles of women in different ages, and covering such topics as work, marriage, family, sex roles, religion, and poltics
Jenseits der Macht : Frauen, Männer u. Moral by Marilyn French( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marianne by George Sand( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Sand's delightful last novel takes the timeless theme of a younger woman in love with an older man and gives the stuff of nineteenth century romance a modern feminist twist at the same time that it subtly attacks that other Marianne, the French Republic's convention-bound Muse."--Page 4 of cover
Life (Part 2)( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is listening to old music destructive and how important is it for an aging population to keep up with a changing world?
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From eve to dawn : a history of women
The war against womenHer mother's daughter : a novelThe bleeding heart : a novelBeyond power : on women, men, and moralsOur father : a novelMy summer with GeorgeFrom eve to dawn : a history of womenShakespeare's division of experience
Alternative Names
Edwards, Marilyn.

Edwards, Marilyn 1929-2009

French Marilyn

French, Marilyn, 1929-

Marilyn French Amerikaans auteur

Marilyn French escriptora feminista estatunidenca

Marilyn French US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Literaturwissenschaftlerin

Solwoska, Mara 1929-2009

מרילין פרנץ'

مارلين فرينتش

مریلین فرنچ نویسنده آمریکایی

フレンチ, マリリン


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