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Howard, Maureen 1930-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 180 publications in 3 languages and 9,655 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Short stories  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 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expensive habits : a novel by Maureen Howard( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Portuguese and held by 915 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 )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1600 and 1999 in English and held by 850 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 )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 839 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 661 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 591 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 487 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 466 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 )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 432 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
Bridgeport bus by Maureen Howard( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Agnes Keely is finally leaving home, ditching her Irish Catholic upbringing, her widowed mother, and the emptiness of small-town life for the chaos of Manhattan. Her journey will alter many lives: Lydia, whose crazed husband is confined at Shay Acres; Stanley, the dreaming commercial artist who brings his eager body to her virginal bed; and a ragtag array of artists and poets. Choosing her own way, Mary Agnes taps hidden resources in a gradual process of creative self-discovery realizing triumphantly that "it was no great sin to be, at last, alone."
Collected stories, 1891-1910 by Edith Wharton( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 289 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
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 "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--or mercilessly destroy it
Not a word about nightingales by Maureen Howard( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English 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 206 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
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 31 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

State action agenda to end homelessness : a progress report by Maureen Howard( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facts of life by Maureen Howard( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Seven American women writers of the twentieth century : an introduction
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Maureen Howard Amerikaans romanschrijfster

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Natural history : a novelA lover's almanacBig as life : three tales for springThe rags of timeThe silver screenBridgeport busCollected stories, 1891-1910The age of innocence