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Davies, Andrew 1936-

Works: 347 works in 1,079 publications in 8 languages and 38,585 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Historical films  Television programs  Fiction  Satire  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer
Classifications: PR4034, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Andrew Davies
Bridget Jones's diary by Helen Fielding ( Visual )
66 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the chronicle of the misadventures of a London single woman in her early 30s--a goodhearted, overweight, insecure, bumbling, and desperate-to-be-attached Everywoman Bridget Jones--a woman who loves men and loves sex. A true believer in the possibility of romantic fulfillment, on New Year's Day Bridget resolves to lose 20 pounds, cut down on alcohol, cigarettes, and sweets, and find the right man, or indeed, any man. Bridget charts her own progress in her diary, from "tragic spinster" to "wanton sex goddess," with an intrepid spirit, and a delightfully rueful sense of humor
Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice by Simon Langton ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Bennet is a strong-willed yet sensible young woman, the second of five sisters. She has a long-suffering but loving clerical father, and a scatterbrained mother anxious to marry them off as soon as possible--to wealthy young gentlemen. At a local ball, she encounters one such, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, whom she finds arrogant, cold, and rude. Her older sister Jane falls in love with Darcy's best friend Mr. Bingley, while youngest sister Lydia flirts with anyone in a military uniform. Lizzie finds herself fighting off the attentions of the unctuous Mr. Collins and quite taken by the charming Mr. Wickham - who also happens to be an enemy of Mr. Darcy. However, as the characters succumb in many ways to pride and prejudice, Lizzie learns that not all is quite as it seems ... and that Mr. Darcy might not be so disagreeable after all
Middlemarch by George Eliot ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch is set in early nineteenth century England and charts the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the town as it divides its population into two opposing factions: the conservatives and the liberals
Bleak House by Charles Dickens ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Out of an interminable court case spin three young people each searching for their place in the world. Their story moves fast, swirling through an incredible array of characters from passionate young lovers to ruthless lawyers, from an ice-cold aristocratic beauty to a shrewd relentless detective, until the final thrilling climax
Conrad's war by Andrew Davies ( Book )
26 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Currently fascinated with wars, army, killing, and guns, Conrad becomes convinced that through dreams or time warp, he is experiencing action in a past war
Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Pride and prejudice is the story of lively and rebellious Elizabeth Bennet, one of five unmarried daughters living in the countryside of 19th century England. In a world where obtaining an advantageous marriage is a woman's sole occupation, Elizabeth's independent manner threatens her family's future. Will her romantic sparring with the mysterious and arrogant Darcy end in misfortune-- or will love's true nature prevail?"--Container
Brideshead revisited ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the charming aristocrat Sebastian invites Charles Ryder to his family's estate, Charles becomes seduced by the opulent lifestyle of the Marchmain family, and by Julia, Sebastian's sister. As their romance deepens, repercussions follow, and Charles discovers that at Brideshead, love, money and power come at a price
Northanger Abbey by Jon Jones ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Jane Austen's gentle parody of gothic fiction, romance novel addict Catherine Morland is invited to a medieval country house that appeals to her most lurid fantasies. She forms a close friendship with the younger son on the estate, Henry Tilney, but their budding romance is mysteriously cut short"--Container
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell ( Visual )
30 editions published between 802 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sweet Molly Gibson was living life pleasantly when her widowed father decides that, for the good of his daughter, he must remarry. In comes Claire and Molly's life is turned upside down by the usually well meaning but off-the-mark Claire, who insists on things being done the proper way. Added to the stew is Claire's beautiful, educated daughter Cynthia, and the Hamleys, a well-to-do family headed by a squire who is not happy about the romantic interests of his sons
Emma by Jane Austen ( Visual )
27 editions published between 802 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Emma is the story of a rich, clever and beautiful young woman who can't resist orchestrating other people's love lives. As her romantic plans go ridiculously wrong, however, it's Emma herself who risks missing out on her perfect match!"--Container
The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The young hero D'Artagnan and three of France's most elite warriors battle their way across Europe to save king and country from a conspiracy led by deadly assassin Milady and the Duke of Buckingham
Little Dorrit ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amy Dorrit's (Claire Foy) gentle spirit has never been dampened by the confining walls of the Marshalsea Prison she's lived in her whole life. Despite the dark shadow of debtor's prison, Amy lovingly cares for her father William Dorrit (Tom Courtenay), the longest serving inmate. A possibly redemptive light unexpectedly shines in the form of Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen), who has been left with the intriguing threads of a mystery after his father's death -- threads that will intertwine his family and fate with the Dorrits. Clennam's exhaustive search for answers involves murder, fortunes gained and lost, the upper echelons and lowest dregs of society, and most surprising of all, a tender romance. Adapted by Andrew Davies (Bleak House, Pride and Prejudice), Little Dorrit, based on the book by Charles Dickens, is a sprawling story as timely as it is moving. - Publisher
Sense and sensibility by Ang Lee ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sense and sensibility: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?
Daniel Deronda ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daniel Deronda is sensitive and charming, the illegitimate son of an aristocrat, haunted by the secrets that shroud his birth. Beautiful, vivacious Gwendolen Harleth is a gambler and short on cash. When they meet at the roulette table, sparks fly. But above all, Gwendolen needs money, and the icy aristrocrat Henleigh Grandcourt is more than happy to provide. As her situation becomes more and more oppressive, she turns to Daniel for help-- only to discover his involvement with the young Jewish singer Mirah Lapidoth. Torn between his attraction to Gwendolen and his passion for Mirah and the plight of her people, Daniel is forced to look at his own mysterious past and find out who he really is-- and who he wants to be
The tailor of Panama by John Boorman ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry Pendel, tailor to royalty, presidents, politicians, and crooks, is recruited by British Intelligence to provide information on the state of affairs in Panama as the time approaches for the country to gain control of the Panama Canal, and Harry, who prefers that his past remain unknown, is only too willing to cooperate
Bridget Jones the edge of reason by Helen Fielding ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
London-based thirty-something Bridget Jones continues her romantic relationship with Mark Darcy, despite many humorous complications
Vanity fair by William Makepeace Thackeray ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mini-series based on Thackeray's story of an amoral beauty determined to scheme and seduce her way into Britain's upper classes
The fortunes and misfortunes of Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sexually charged adaptation of the Daniel Defoe classic. Moll is a woman struggling to make her way in a rough, randy era. Her story involves five husbands, numerous lovers, shocking family secrets and travels to bustling London and Virginia. Moll's dangerous misdeeds stretch from sexual adventures to criminal acts, leaving her with a price on her head
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doctor Zhivago is a poet and surgeon. His life unfolds amidst the Russian Revolution, his guilt over his unfaithfulness to his loyal wife and his obsession with Lara, his muse, who, in turn, is victim to the wants of a powerful official
The way we live now by Anthony Trollope ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This epic tells the tale of a society in turmoil, where money, power and corruption are the order of the day. Set in the railway boom of the 1870s, it contains all the elements that made Trollope the most popular novelist of his day
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Alternative Names
Davies, A.
Davies, Andrew
Davies, Andrew Wynford, 1936-
デイビス, アンドリュー
English (394)
Spanish (18)
French (14)
German (11)
Japanese (1)
Portuguese (1)
Italian (1)
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