Most widely held works about Margaret Laurence
Most widely held works by Margaret Laurence
The stone angel by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
130 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 15 languages and held by 1,658 libraries worldwide
A pioneer Canadian woman reviews her long life and realizes that she has sacrificed life's fleeting sweetness to her fear of weakness, and to her pride.
A jest of God by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
67 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,453 libraries worldwide
"An immediately recognizable woman, Rachel Cameron has let fourteen years slip by since her father's death forced her to leave college and return home to teach grade school. Trapped by a tyrannically demanding mother, Rachel must suffer daily assaults on her self-respect: from the yearly classes of youngsters, who give her no more than enforced attention, forgetting her as they move on, while she longs for a child of her own; from the school principal, who knowingly takes advantage of her insecurities; from the older fellow teacher, who insinuates herself ambiguously into Rachel's life ... But in her thirty-fourth summer quite unexpectedly [she] finds release ... [which] provides her with the strength to free herself."
The diviners by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
99 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,359 libraries worldwide
Morag Gunn grows up in a small town on the Canadian prairie, escapes from an unhappy marriage, and returns to rural Canada in hopes of coming to terms with the past.
The fire-dwellers by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
68 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
"Stacey MacAindra is smart, witty, brave, and a bit desperate. Her marriage, her four children, and her happiness seem to be threatened by everything from well-meaning neighbors to her own sudden impulses for adventure. Her apparently staid suburban life involves an appalling abduction, strange romance, sudden death, and unexpected appearances by characters from other novels in the Manawaka series. Through all of this she somehow endures, and her story helps us to rediscover the richness and terror of the commonplace as well as the pain, beauty, and humor, of being alive."
Long drums and cannons; Nigerian dramatists and novelists by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
7 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
A bird in the house; stories by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
9 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 libraries worldwide
In een achttal in de ik-vorm geschreven verhalen worden momentopnamen gegeven uit het leven van een opgroeiend meisje, waarbij het accent vooral op de onderlinge relatie tussen haar familieleden valt.
New wind in a dry land by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
8 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in English and held by 608 libraries worldwide
An account of the author's life among the nomads of Somaliland (also known as the Horn of Africa).
This side Jordan by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
36 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 libraries worldwide
Heart of a stranger by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
28 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 474 libraries worldwide
"Heart of a Stranger, originally published in 1976, is a travelogue chronicling Laurence's geographical journeys to many lands and places. She notes "I saw, somewhat to my surprise, that they are all, in one way or another, travel articles. And by travel, I mean both those voyages which are outer and those voyages which are inner.""--BOOK JACKET.
A bird in the house by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
59 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 463 libraries worldwide
These stories portray the life and people of a small Manitoba town during the depression as seen through the eyes of Vanessa MacLeod, sometimes as a child, sometimes as a woman.
The tomorrow-tamer, stories by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
4 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Laurence writes of West Africa today-- the Africa of the newly emerging nations, whose peoples, racing to catch up with the twentieth century, are experiencing violent cultural dislocation.
Long drums and cannons: Nigerian dramatists and novelists 1952-1966 by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
9 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
The olden days coat by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Sal decides to explore the contents of an old trunk in Grand's back shed. There she discovers a girl's winter coat. After she tries it on, Sal is transported into the past.
The Christmas birthday story by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
The author's interpretation of Jesus' birth and the subsequent visit of the three kings.
Selected letters of Margaret Laurence and Adele Wiseman by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
"Over a period of forty years, from 1947 to 1986, Margaret Laurence and Adele Wiseman wrote to each other constantly. The topics they wrote about were as wide-ranging as their interests and experiences, and their correspondence encompassed many of the varied events of their lives. Laurence's letters - of which far more are extant than Wiseman's - reveal much about the impact of her years in Africa, motherhood, her anxieties and insecurities, and her development as a writer. Wiseman, whose literary success came early in her career, provided a sympathetic ear and constant encouragement to Laurence." "The editors' selection has been directed by an interest in these women as friends and writers. Their experiences in the publishing world offer an engaging perspective on literary apprenticeship, rejection, and success. The letters reveal the important role both women played in the buoyant cultural nationalism of the 1960s and 1970s." "This valuable collection of previously unpublished primary material will be essential to scholars working in Canadian literature and of great interest to the general reading public."--BOOK JACKET.
The prophet's camel bell by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
23 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Dance on the earth : a memoir by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
In this memoir, Margaret Laurence focuses on the women who shaped her life and reflects on her roles as daughter, mother, woman and author.
Jason's quest by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
A young mole tries to discover the cause and cure for the strange sickness spreading over the city of Molanium.
Intimate strangers : the letters of Margaret Laurence & Gabrielle Roy by Margaret Laurence ( Book )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Crossing the river : essays in honour of Margaret Laurence ( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Archetype (Psychology) Atwood, Margaret,--1939- Authors, Canadian Bio-bibliography Biography Canada Canadian fiction Canadian fiction--Women authors Canadian literature Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cultural pluralism Feminism and literature Fiction Frame, Janet Ghana History Intellectual life Islands Jesus Christ Juvenile works Laurence, Margaret Literature Montgomery, L. M.--1874-1942 Mothers and daughters Narration (Rhetoric) Nigeria Nigerian literature (English) Novelists, Canadian Place (Philosophy) Poetics Postcolonialism Psychological fiction Records and correspondence Religion Roy, Gabrielle,--1909-1983 Setting (Literature) Short stories Short stories, African (English) Single women Somalia Somali literature Somalis Translations Travel Voyages and travels Wiseman, Adele Women Women and literature Women as literary characters Women--Social life and customs
Laurence, Jean M. 1926-1987
Laurence, Jean Margaret
Laurence, Jean Margaret Wemyss
Laurence, Margaret J. 1926-1987
Wemys, Jean M. 1926-1987
Wemys, Jean Margaret
Wemys, Jean Margaret, 1926-1987
Wemyss, Jean Margaret
Wemyss, Margaret 1926-1987 Geburtsname
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