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Howard, Maureen 1930-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 191 publications in 3 languages and 10,527 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Annotator
Classifications: PS3545.H16, 813.52
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Seven American women writers of the twentieth century : an introduction( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1978 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How we live : contemporary life in contemporary fiction : an anthology by Penney Chapin Hills( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "short stories, novellas, and self-contained excerpts from novels in such a way that we are given a comprehensive psychological-sociological account of our life and times."
Expensive habits : a novel by Maureen Howard( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Portuguese and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman's rise to fame and fortune from humble beginnings, and the price she pays for both
The Penguin book of contemporary American essays( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 26 essays by American writers of the postwar years
Natural history : a novel by Maureen Howard( Book )

10 editions published between 1600 and 1999 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of a soldier toward the end of World War II reveals an undertow of sex, crime and moral confusion in the small Connecticut city
Grace abounding by Maureen Howard( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a pretty young widow who has invented the most provocative sexual fantasies and absurd distractions to ward off the raw truth of her personal history and the tedium of daily life
Before my time by Maureen Howard( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lover's almanac by Maureen Howard( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and German and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Braving the mysteries of the heart's desire, Maureen Howard renders the heady madness of a first kiss while plumbing history, art, genetics, and astronomy to explore the inevitable morning-after question: Why do two people fall in love? The exhilarating flights and emotional depth of Howard's storytelling balance the fates of two young lovers in New York: Artie, a bastard, perhaps "begot in the mud of Woodstock", now a boyish computer wizard; and Louise, a hot new painter out of the Midwest, seriously committed to her art. Their romance, seemingly shattered on the eve of the millennium, is played out against the tale of two old lovers lost to each other for a half century. These intertwined lives gather history and time itself into a narrative of intelligence and wit, where truth surfaces - as it will - both to wound and to heal. Woven into the stories of these young and old lovers are glimpses of the New York art scene and the uneasy cohabitation of art and technology. In seamless entries on the exploits of formative geniuses, from Ben Franklin to Robert Oppenheimer, the novel also brings the desire for progress into perspective with the limited dreams of private life
Big as life : three tales for spring by Maureen Howard( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In "Children with Matches," a woman historian discovers that the hard lessons of the past may be a route to responsibility in the present. Her journey is the personal history of a doomed princess who no longer waits for rescue, but takes her rightful place beside her lover in the world. In "The Magdalene," a tale of willful innocence and loss of faith, Howard draws on the legend of the saintly whore, of a woman's injury and her own guilt denied, but most assuredly suffered. The central figure in "Big as Life: A Story in Three Panels" is the American artist and naturalist John James Audubon, whose genius and ambition in pursuing his Great Idea, The Birds of America, devour those around him, most touchingly Lucy, his wife. The themes of imagination and endurance are further elaborated in "Salvino," a contemporary exploration of success and failure in art and science that continues the story of Artie and Louise of A Lover's Almanac. "Myself," the third section of this final tale, is a moving contemplation of Howard's own life in the natural world."--BOOK JACKET
The rags of time by Maureen Howard( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concluding volume in a quartet of highly acclaimed novels that include A Lover's Almanac, Big as Life, and The Silver Screen. The Rags of Time tells of an aging Manhattan writer with an ailing heart who lives near Central Park, who is reviewing and examining both her own history and the lives she has imagined in her fiction. Interlaced are private rambles and public facts: daily strolls through the park; the tough love between her and the two men in her life, her husband and her brother; three mythmaking figures from history (Columbus, Walter Raleigh, and Frederick Law Olmstead) who matter prominently to her and her work; and updates on the lives of her fictional characters (an improbable mathematician, his lapsed artist wife, a woman historian in mourning)
The silver screen by Maureen Howard( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Silver Screen, Maureen Howard conjures up the last days of silent movies in the story of Isabel Maher, who renounces the glamour of Hollywood and her talent. As Bel Murphy, wife and mother, she is confined to the drama of domestic life in Rhode Island, and plays it like a star." "Bel's children struggle against the lives she has dealt them: Joe, a Jesuit priest, is unsuccessful in love and as a healer of souls; Rita, spinster and physical therapist, runs off with the love of her life, a gangster who turns state's evidence; and there is Gemma, an angry, ambitious girl who enters the Murphys' magic circle. All three are pilgrims struggling to discard the myths of the past for the comforts and sorrows of the present. Joe's journey takes him to the War of the Gospel in El Salvador; Rita's, to the Witness Protection Program; Gemma's, to problematic fame as a postmodern photographer. The flickering seductions and distortions of private lives play out against the novel's historical awareness." "The Silver Screen is a family story of guilt, love, and forgiveness, an exploration of the claims of the past and of the passionate, though at times foolish, bid for freedom from scripted lives."--Jacket
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences&#151;biographical, historical, and literary&#151;to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people &#147;dreaded scandal more than disease. This is Newland Archer's world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland. But when the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a disastrous marriage, Archer falls deeply in love with her. Torn between duty and passion, Archer struggles to make a decision that will either courageously define his life&#151;or mercilessly destroy it. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Maureen Howard is a critic, teacher, and writer of fiction. Her seven novels include Bridgeport Bus, Natural History, and A Lover's Almanac. Her memoir, Facts of Life, won the National Book Critics' Circle Award. She has taught at Yale and Columbia University
Bridgeport bus by Maureen Howard( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Agnes Keely leaves her widowed mother at thiry-five in order to find personal fulfillment among the artists and poets of Manhattan
Collected stories, 1891-1910 by Edith Wharton( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this volume (a companion to Collected Stories 1911-1937), The Library of America presents the finest of Wharton's achievement in short fiction, drawn from the more than eighty stories she published over the course of her career. Here, in settings familiar and exotic, are all of Wharton's characteristic qualities and themes: her candid exploration of relations between the sexes; her satire, sometimes gentle, sometimes despairing, of social class and its distinctions; her keen-eyed observation of the minutiae of character; her unflinching recognition of the power of conventional morality and the limits of passion, tempered by her delightful sense of play."--Jacket
Not a word about nightingales by Maureen Howard( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic hundred poems( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the top 100 poems of all time as determined by a consensus of over 1,000 compilers. Includes notes by the editor on the historical period in which each author lived and the author's choice of verse form, tone, and style
Collected stories, 1911-1937 by Edith Wharton( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this volume (a companion to Collected Stories 1891-1910), The Library of America presents the finest of Wharton's achievement in short fiction, drawn from the more than eighty stories she published over the course of her astonishing career. Here, in settings familiar and exotic, are all of Wharton's characteristic qualities and themes: her candid exploration of relations between the sexes; her satire, sometimes gentle, sometimes despairing, of social class and its distinctions; her keen-eyed observation of the minutiae of character; her unflinching recognition of the power of conventional morality and the limits of passion, tempered by her delightful sense of play."--Jacket
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Dalloway is the portrait of a single day in a woman's life
Willa Cather : four great novels by Willa Cather( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O Pioneers! (1913) is an classic tale of the Nebraska frontier. The Song of the Lark (1915) is a story of the struggles of a young artist. One of Ours (1922) is a portrait of a young man born after the American frontier has vanished, whose quintessentially American restlessness seeks redemption on a World War I battlefield. My Antonia (1918) is a memoir of a successful New York City lawyer, who tells an acquaintance the story of his Nebraska childhood in the form of a recollection of their mutual friend, Antonia Shimerda
The Benjamin Franklin Bridge by Michael Howard( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Seven American women writers of the twentieth century : an introduction
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Natural history : a novelA lover's almanacBig as life : three tales for springThe rags of timeThe silver screenThe age of innocenceBridgeport busCollected stories, 1891-1910