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Seton, Anya

Works: 150 works in 978 publications in 16 languages and 20,579 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Biographical fiction  Biography  Gothic fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Scenarist, Conceptor, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3537.E787, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Anya Seton
  • Papers by Portia Willis Fitzgerald( )
  • Papers by Ralph G Morrissey( )
  • by Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson( )
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Most widely held works by Anya Seton
Katherine by Anya Seton( Book )

86 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford, Chaucer's sister-in-law, fall in love in the 14th century
Green darkness by Anya Seton( Book )

63 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Celia Marsdon and her husband Richard visit his family's hereditary manor of Medfield Place in Sussex, she begins to relive the experiences of an earlier Celia. In a parallel tale, Celia de Bohun has a love affair with Stephen Maisdon, a priest in 1552, that leads to heartbreak and tragedy
The Winthrop woman by Anya Seton( Book )

64 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fictional account of Elizabeth Fones set against the background of Puritan New England tells of the problems of her three marriages--first, to Henry Winthrop, son of John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; second to Robert Feake; and third to William Hallet. Through her marriages and her countless rebellions against bigotry, Elizabeth lived life with a gusto at odds with her heritage and surroundings
Avalon by Anya Seton( )

61 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This saga travels across oceans and continents to Iceland, Greenland, and North America during the time in history when Anglo-Saxons battled Vikings and the Norseman discovered America. The marked contrasts between powerful royalty, landless peasants, Viking warriors and noble knights are expertly brought to life in this gripping tale of the French prince named Rumon. Shipwrecked off the Cornish coast on his quest to find King Arthur's legendary Avalon, Rumon meets a lonely girl named Merewyn and their lives soon become intertwined. Rumon brings Merewyn to England, but once there he is so dazzled by Queen Alrida's beauty that it makes him a virtual prisoner to he will
Dragonwyck by Anya Seton( Book )

98 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1944, Dragonwyck was a national bestseller that was made into a major motion picture starring Gene Tierney and Vincent Price in 1946. A classic gothic romance, the story features an 18-year-old Miranda Wells who falls under the spell of a mysterious old mansion and its equally fascinating master. Tired of churning butter, weeding the garden patch, and receiving the dull young farmers who seek her hand in marriage, Miranda is excited by an invitation from the upstate New York estate of her distant relative, the intriguing Nicholas Van Ryn. Her passion is kindled by the icy fire of Nicholas, the last of the Van Ryns, and the luxury of Dragonwyck, and a way of life of which she has only dreamed. Dressed in satin and lace, she becomes part of Dragonwyck, with its Gothic towers, flowering gardens, acres of tenant farms, and dark, terrible secrets. This compelling novel paints a marvelous portrait of a country torn between freedom and feudal traditions; a country divided between the very wealthy and the very poor. Poor tenant farmers at Dragonwyck, the European royalty who visit, and American icons such as Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, and the Astors are vividly brought to life. This is a heart-stopping story of a remarkable woman, her breathtaking passions, and the mystery and terror that await her in the magnificent hallways of Dragonwyck. -- Publisher's description
Devil water by Anya Seton( Book )

53 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in England and Virginia, 1693-1746
The Hearth and Eagle by Anya Seton( Book )

42 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Marblehead, from its earliest settlement to the present, and of a family who settled and stayed there in the Hearth and Eagle Inn; it is also the story of Hesper Honeywood, a passionate young woman whose long and dramatic life, full of triumph and tragedy, contained the history of both
The turquoise by Anya Seton( Book )

79 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the beautiful Fey Cameron who is blessed with the gift of second-sight
Foxfire by Anya Seton( Book )

49 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refined eastern girl married to western engineer jeopardizes her marriage by complaining about life in mining towns
My Theodosia by Anya Seton( Book )

50 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short life of Theodosia Burr (1783-1813) is told in this historical novel about the daughter of Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson's vice president. A central figure in her father's political fate, Theodosia was immortalized in her father's famous letter that began, "To my dearest Theodosia." From the unsettling calm surrounding Burr before his duel with Alexander Hamilton to Theodosia's passionate relationship with a young soldier, the delicate relationship between one father and daughter is poignantly captured
Smouldering fires by Anya Seton( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl is troubled by dreams and fantasies which parallel the life of another girl who lived over two hundred years before
Washington Irving by Anya Seton( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in 4 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grades 6-9
The mistletoe and sword; a story of Roman Britain by Anya Seton( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of Roman Britain and the uprising against the Romans led by Queen Boadicea
Katherine : a novel by Anya Seton( Recording )

24 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and Swedish and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anya Seton tells the true story of the love affair that changed history, that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family. Within this era of danger and romance, John of Gaunt, the king's son, falls passionately in love with the already married Katherine. Their well-documented affair and love persist through decades of war, adultery, murder, loneliness, and redemption
The Winthrop woman : a novel by Anya Seton( Recording )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1631 Elizabeth Winthrop, newly widowed with an infant daughter, set sail for the New World. Against a background of rigidity and conformity she dared to befriend Anne Hutchinson at the moment of her banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony; dared to challenge a determined army captain bent on the massacre of her friends, the Siwanoy Indians; and, above all, dared to love a man as her heart and her whole being commanded
Green darkness : a novel by Anya Seton( Recording )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green Darkness is the story of a great love, a love in which mysticism, suspense, and mystery form a web of good and evil forces that stretches from Tudor England to the England of the twentieth century. The marriage of the Englishman Richard Marsdon and his young American wife, Celia, slowly turns tragic as Richard withdraws into himself and Celia suffers a debilitating emotional breakdown. A wise mystic realizes that Celia can escape her past only by reliving it. She journeys back four hundred years to her former life as the servant girl Celia de Bohun during the reign of Edward VI-and to her doomed love affair with the chaplain Stephen Marsdon. Although Celia and Stephen can't escape the horrifying consequences of their love, fate (and time) offer them another chance for redemption
Dragonwyck by Anya Seton( Recording )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anya Seton masterfully tells the heart-stopping story of a remarkable woman, her remarkable passions, and the mystery that resides in the magnificent hallways of Dragonwyck
The mistletoe and sword : a story of Roman Britain by Anya Seton( Book )

4 editions published between 1955 and 1975 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Theodosia by Anya Seton( Recording )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel based on the romantic life of Aaron Burr's beloved daughter, Theodosia, beginning with the party given in honour of her seventeenth birthday and ending with her mysterious death twelve years later. 1941
My Theodosia ; Dragonwyck ; Foxfire by Anya Seton( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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My Theodosia
Alternative Names
Anya Seton Amerikaans schrijfster (1904-1990)

Anya Seton amerikansk författare

Anya Seton amerikansk skribent

Anya Seton écrivaine américaine

Anya Seton escritora estadounidense

Anya Seton yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Chase, Ann Seton

Chase, Anya Seton

Chase, Anya Seton 1904-1990

Chase, Anya Seton 1906-1990

Seton, Ann 1906-1990

Seton Chase, Ann

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Ања Ситон

セットン, アニヤ

Green darknessThe Winthrop womanAvalonDragonwyckDevil waterThe Hearth and EagleThe turquoiseFoxfire