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Laurence, Margaret

Works: 395 works in 1,831 publications in 17 languages and 32,931 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Records and correspondence  Musical settings  Internet videos  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Conceptor
Classifications: PR9199.3.L33, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Margaret Laurence
The stone angel by Margaret Laurence( Book )

227 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,355 WorldCat member 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 )

116 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,936 WorldCat member 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 )

143 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Morag Gunn, growing up in a small Canadian prairie town made her a fighter, a cynic, a romantic. A failed marriage, a heartbreaking affair and solitude forced her to develop a special way of being with a life strengthened by dignity and the ability to give and receive love
The fire-dwellers by Margaret Laurence( Book )

106 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,582 WorldCat member 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."
A bird in the house; stories by Margaret Laurence( Book )

102 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanessa was born in a small Manitoba town of Manawaka - a world of proud personal struggles, bitter family conflicts, and unyielding prairie traditions. It was here, in the lean years of the Depression, that she came into her own, a courageous provincial girl determined to satisfy her thirst for freedom
Long drums and cannons; Nigerian dramatists and novelists by Margaret Laurence( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New wind in a dry land by Margaret Laurence( Book )

44 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the author's life among the nomads of Somaliland (also known as the Horn of Africa)
The tomorrow-tamer, stories by Margaret Laurence( Book )

59 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 WorldCat member 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
This side Jordan, a novel by Margaret Laurence( Book )

63 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La première traduction française du premier roman de Margaret Laurence. Extraordinairement prémonitoire, De l'autre côté du Jourdain est encore aujourd'hui d'une étonnante actualité
The olden days coat by Margaret Laurence( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member 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 )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's interpretation of Jesus' birth and the subsequent visit of the three kings
A Tree for poverty : Somali poetry and prose by Margaret Laurence( Book )

32 editions published between 1954 and 1993 in English and Somali and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Beckwith by John Beckwith( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason's quest by Margaret Laurence( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young mole tries to discover the cause and cure for the strange sickness spreading over the city of Molanium
Crossing the river : essays in honour of Margaret Laurence by Kristjana Gunnars( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Place to stand on : essays by and about Margaret Laurence( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lute music from Scotland and France by Jakob Lindberg( )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the Rowallen, Straloch, Balcarres and Jane Pickering Lute Books
Vocal Recital: Schiller, Caroline - COULTHARD, J. / BECKWITH, J. / RAUM, E. / GREER, J. / RAMINSH, I. (Voyage to Canada)( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six darn cows by Margaret Laurence( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jen and Tod Bean are farm children who must overcome their fear of the dark woods in order to find the family's six missing cows
The lamp at noon and other stories by Sinclair Ross( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.01 for National a ... to 0.62 for A Place to ...)

A bird in the house; stories
Alternative Names
Laurence, Jean M. 1926-1987

Laurence, Jean Margaret

Laurence Jean Margaret 1926-1987

Laurence, Jean Margaret Wemyss

Laurence, Jean Margaret Wemyss 1926-1987‏

Laurence, Margaret

Laurence, Margaret J. 1926-1987

Laurence, Peggy 1926-1987

Margaret Laurence Canadees romanschrijfster (1926-1987)

Margaret Laurence Canadian writer

Margaret Laurence kanadische Schriftstellerin

Margaret Laurenceová

Wemys, Jean M. 1926-1987

Wemys, Jean Margaret

Wemys, Jean Margaret 1926-1987

Wemyss, Jean Margaret

Wemyss, Jean Margaret 1926-1987

Wemyss, Margaret 1926-1987

Лоренс, Маргарет

Маргарет Лоренс

לאורענס, מרגרט, 1926-1987

로렌스, 마가렛 1926-1987


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A jest of GodThe divinersThe fire-dwellersA bird in the house; storiesLong drums and cannons; Nigerian dramatists and novelistsNew wind in a dry landThe tomorrow-tamer, storiesThis side Jordan, a novel