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Davies, Andrew 1936-

Overview
Works: 339 works in 1,113 publications in 6 languages and 40,200 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Television programs  Fiction  Satire  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Andrew Davies
Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,939 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
Bridget Jones's diary by Helen Fielding ( Visual )
48 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In her mid-thirties, still single and still being set up with dates by her mom, Bridget decides she needs to make a change in her life. She falls for her boss who uses her and then dumps her. In the meantime, Bridget keeps running into the divorced guy her mom tried to set her up with, and he happens to be ex-friends with her boss. She uses her diary as a confessional and she begins to wonder if she will ever find true love
Middlemarch by George Eliot ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,637 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 )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,422 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
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English 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 )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,326 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
Conrad's war by Andrew Davies ( Book )
26 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,325 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
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell ( Visual )
30 editions published between 802 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,300 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
The three musketeers ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hot-headed young D'Artagnan joins forces with three veteran Musketeers to prevent the villainous Cardinal Richelieu from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war
Little Dorrit ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,195 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
Emma by Diarmuid Lawrence ( Visual )
11 editions published between 802 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 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 House of cards trilogy by Paul Seed ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Francis Urquhart schemes and backstabs his way to the top in this malevolent satire of the highest realms of government
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daniel Deronda is a sensitive, intelligent, young man haunted by secrets that shroud his birth. Gwendolen Harleth is a beautiful gambler short on cash. When the two meet, sparks fly
Sense & sensibility by Jane Austen ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,091 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?
Bridget Jones the edge of reason by Beeban Kidron ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
London-based thirty-something Bridget Jones continues her romantic relationship with Mark Darcy, despite many humorous complications
The tailor of Panama by John Boorman ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,046 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
House of cards ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Season one of the Netflix original series House of Cards. Frank Underwood is a cunning career politician. Zoe Barnes is an ambitious young journalist. Together they forge a partnership that trades powerful secrets for political access, and so much more
Vanity fair by William Makepeace Thackeray ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 963 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
Mr. Selfridge : the showman behind the retail empire ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emmy Award-winning actor Jeremy Piven stars as American entrepreneur and colorful retail magnate Harry Gordon Selfridge. Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, Harry Selfridge created a theater of retail for early 1900s Londoners where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining-or sometimes just eccentric-was showcased. Based on the book Shopping, Seduction and Mr. Selfridge by author Lindy Woodhead
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 840 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
 
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Alternative Names
Davies, A.
Davies, Andrew
Davies, Andrew Wynford 1936-
デイビス, アンドリュー
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