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Laurence, Margaret

Works: 554 works in 2,261 publications in 16 languages and 35,137 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Biography  Short stories  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Musical settings  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Conceptor, Contributor, Narrator
Classifications: PR9199.3.L33, 813.54
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The stone angel by Margaret Laurence( Book )

257 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 2,442 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
Rachel, Rachel by Margaret Laurence( Book )

143 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,975 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 )

164 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 1,820 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 )

121 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,611 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 by Margaret Laurence( Book )

102 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Bird in the House is a series of eight interconnected short stories narrated by Vanessa MacLeod as she matures from a child at age ten into a young woman at age twenty. Wise for her years, Vanessa reveals much about the adult world in which she lives
This side Jordan, a novel by Margaret Laurence( Book )

70 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief biographies of eight American pioneers in conservation and ecology: Henry David Thoreau, George Perkins Marsh, Frederick Law Olmsted, John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, George Norris, Aldo Leopold, and Rachel Carson
New wind in a dry land by Margaret Laurence( Book )

47 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the author's life among the nomads of Somaliland (also known as the Horn of Africa)
Long drums and cannons; Nigerian dramatists and novelists by Margaret Laurence( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomorrow-tamer : stories by Margaret Laurence( Book )

26 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 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
Long drums and cannons: Nigerian dramatists and novelists 1952-1966 by Margaret Laurence( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Laurence's Long Drums and Cannons: Nigerian Dramatists and Novelists, 1952-1966 is a fascinating study of African postcolonial writing, written by Laurence after her early years in Africa. Laurence writes that the "most enduring aspect of Nigerian the insights it gives not only into immediate and local dilemmas, but through these, into the human dilemma as a whole."" "Her comments on the early writings of well-known Nigerian authors - Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, John Pepper Clark, Amos Tutuola, and Cyprian Ekwensi - also provide insights into her early African writings and her later Canadian works. She also explores the works of then little-known authors, including Flora Nwapa, Nigeria's first woman novelist, Gabriel Okara, T. M. Aluko, Elechi Amadi, Onuora Nzekwu, and Nkem Nwankwo." "This new edition of Long Drums and Cannons, originally published in 1968 and long out-of-print, also contains Laurence's previously unpublished essay "Tribalism As Us Versus Them," which provides Laurence's own postscript to her book. A Foreword by her colleague, Douglas Killam, a Preface by Christian Riegel, a new Introduction by Nora Foster Stovel, and a commentary on "Nigerian Literature" by Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah place Laurence's work in a contemporary context. Up-to-date biographies with a list of works for each of the writers, detailed annotations to the original text and a glossary complete this edition."--BOOK JACKET
The olden days coat by Margaret Laurence( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 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
A Tree for poverty : Somali poetry and prose by Margaret Laurence( Book )

27 editions published between 1954 and 1993 in English and Somali and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by the employees of McLelland and Stewart in honour of Avie Bennett's appointment as York's 10th Chancellor
The Christmas birthday story by Margaret Laurence( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's interpretation of Jesus' birth and the subsequent visit of the three kings
John Beckwith by John Beckwith( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason's quest by Margaret Laurence( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young mole tries to discover the cause and cure for the strange sickness spreading over the city of Molanium
The tomorrow-tamer; and other stories by Margaret Laurence( Book )

38 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing the river : essays in honour of Margaret Laurence by Kristjana Gunnars( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six darn cows by Margaret Laurence( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 126 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
Holiday 4-film collector's set( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four heartwarming tales that will fill you with nostalgia. Relive your favorite Christmas memories from trips to Grandma's house, to performing in holiday concerts
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The fire-dwellers
Rachel, RachelThe divinersThe fire-dwellersA bird in the houseThis side Jordan, a novelNew wind in a dry landLong drums and cannons; Nigerian dramatists and novelistsThe tomorrow-tamer : 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 écrivaine canadienne

Margaret Laurence escritora canadiense

Margaret Laurence kanadische Schriftstellerin

Margaret Laurence scriitoare canadiană

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

Маргарет Лоренс канадская писательница

Մարգարետ Լորենս

לאורענס, מרגרט, 1926-1987

לורנס, מרגרט

מרגרט לורנס סופרת קנדית

مارجريت لورانس كاتبة كندية

로렌스, 마가렛 1926-1987


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