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French, Marilyn 1929-2009

Works: 217 works in 1,302 publications in 18 languages and 24,615 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Documentary television programs  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3556.R42, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Marilyn French
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The women's room by Marilyn French( Book )

233 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 3,282 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 )

48 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 9 languages and held by 2,435 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 )

103 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,356 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 )

138 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,078 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
From eve to dawn : a history of women by Marilyn French( Book )

63 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 1,970 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
Beyond power : on women, men, and morals by Marilyn French( Book )

38 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,696 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 )

53 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,654 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 )

57 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,442 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
Shakespeare's division of experience by Marilyn French( Book )

36 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and Swedish and held by 1,252 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 )

30 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the name of friendship by Marilyn French( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marilyn French's seven million copy bestseller The Women's Room crystallized the issues that ignited the women's movement. Now the acclaimed author updates that classic with a new exploration of the truths and realities behind women's lives. In the Name of Friendship dares to investigate how the women's movement changed the lives of those it touched and what hurdles it left to cross. Set in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, this wise novel is a group portrait of four disparate women who forge life-altering friendships despite personalities that vary as greatly as their vocations and ages. The novel weaves together a series of family crises with the friendships that help the four women refashion their lives. Maddy, the seventy-six-year-old real estate agent and matriarch of the group, struggles with the gradual death of her angry and rebellious Vietnam-marked son; fifty-year-old Alicia fights to reconnect her gay son with her newly retired husband; seventy-year-old musician Emily strives to bridge the gap with her estranged niece right at the moment her composition career starts to finally bloom; and Jenny, the thirty-year-old painter and baby of the group, questions the life she has created with her successful painter husband and tries to decide if she wants more from life. With this unusual group of multi-generational ladies, French tells a truly rare tale about four women who accidentally come into each other's lives and in the process form an enduring friendship. It is a story of supporting one another, of looking at the grim conflicts created by cultural expectations of women, and realizing you are not alone--truly a tale of continuing hope."--Publisher's website
The love children by Marilyn French( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 717 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( )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 609 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 365 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 364 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 )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's struggles during social and economic revolutions in the 20th and 21st centuries by acclaimed feminist
Jenseits der Macht : Frauen, Männer u. Moral by Marilyn French( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in German and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life (Part 2)( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 99 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?
Marianne by George Sand( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 95 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
Her mother's daughter by Marilyn French( Recording )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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From eve to dawn : a history of women From Eve to dawn : a history of women
The war against womenHer mother's daughter : a novelThe bleeding heart : a novelFrom eve to dawn : a history of womenBeyond power : on women, men, and moralsOur father : a novelMy summer with GeorgeShakespeare's division of experience
Alternative Names
Edwards, Marilyn.

Edwards, Marilyn 1929-2009

French Marilyn

French, Marilyn, 1929-

Marilyn French Amerikaans auteur

Marilyn French US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Literaturwissenschaftlerin

Solwoska, Mara 1929-2009

מרילין פרנץ'

مریلین فرنچ نویسنده آمریکایی

フレンチ, マリリン


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