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Lessing, Doris 1919-2013

Overview
Works: 1,867 works in 8,738 publications in 29 languages and 137,950 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Short stories  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diary fiction  Science fiction  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Honoree, Librettist, Translator, Contributor, pre, Narrator, Illustrator
Classifications: PR6023.E833, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Doris Lessing
 
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Most widely held works by Doris Lessing
The golden notebook by Doris Lessing( Book )

398 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 5,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experiences of two women provide the framework for an intense literary study of liberated womanhood
The fifth child by Doris Lessing( Book )

219 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 3,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Listening to the laughter, the sounds of children playing, Harriet and David would reach for each other's hand, and smile, and breathe happiness. Four children, a beautiful old house, the love of relatives and friends, Harriet and David Lovatt's life is a glorious hymn to domestic bliss and old-fashioned family values. But when their fifth child is born, a sickly and implacable shadow is cast over this tender idyll."--
The grass is singing by Doris Lessing( Book )

368 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in South Africa under white rule, [this book is] both a ... chronicle of human disintegration and an ... understated social critique. Mary Turner is a self-confident, independent young woman who becomes the depressed, frustrated wife of an ineffectual, unsuccessful farmer. Little by little the ennui of years on the farm work their slow poison, and Mary's despair progresses until the fateful arrival of an enigmatic and virile black servant, Moses ... Mary and Moses - master and slave - are trapped in a web of mounting attraction and repulsion.-Back cover
The summer before the dark by Doris Lessing( Book )

196 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 3,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her children grown and her husband away in America for several months, Kate Brown finds herself alone for the first time in twenty years
The good terrorist by Doris Lessing( Book )

118 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed sociopolitical portrait of everyday life within a terrorist group in contemporary London. Alice Mellings mothers a collection of squatters in an abandoned house. The group evolves from radicals in spirit to revolutionaries in practice
The memoirs of a survivor by Doris Lessing( Book )

155 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ruined, barbaric world of the near future, a lone woman cares for a deserted child and surveys her city's disintegration, the hordes of safety-seeking people, and her own painful adolescence, childhood, and infancy
Love, again : a novel by Doris Lessing( Book )

110 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old woman falls in love with a man who could be her grandson. She is Sarah Durham, 65, a widow working in the theater in England and she develops a passion for a young actor. A look at love in the golden age by the author of The Golden Notebook
A proper marriage : a complete novel ... by Doris Lessing( Book )

205 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligent, sensitive, and fiercely passionate, Martha Quest is a young woman living on a farm in Africa, feeling her way through the torments of adolescence and early womanhood
Briefing for a descent into Hell by Doris Lessing( Book )

124 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unidentified man is admitted to a London hospital after he is found wandering on the Embankment. Later identified as a Cambridge lecturer, he remains oblivious to his past life. This novel develops the idea that mental illness can be a liberating experience for both the individual and society
The four-gated city by Doris Lessing( Book )

136 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After moving to London, Martha Quest finds herself being drawn toward a Bohem way of life
The sweetest dream by Doris Lessing( Book )

66 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an extended family that spans the 20th century but has its fulcrum in the 60s
The grandmothers : four short novels by Doris Lessing( Book )

88 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four short, intensely observed novels in which Doris Lessing again proves that she is a master in capturing the truth of the human condition. The title story is a portrait of an unconventional extended family and the lengths to which they will go to find happiness and love
Stories by Doris Lessing( Book )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects all of the acclaimed writer's stories, except those which deal with life in Africa, presenting intact a major aspect of her work
The cleft by Doris Lessing( Book )

57 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an ancient society solely populated by women whose childbirth cycles are controlled by the moon, community harmony is thrown into jeopardy by the unheralded birth of a boy, whose existence brings into awareness the role of gender in virtually every aspect of daily life
Shikasta : re, colonised planet 5 : personal, psychological, historical documents relating to visit by Johor (George Sherban) emissary (grade 9) 87th of the period of the last days by Doris Lessing( Book )

58 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: This is the first volume in the series of novels Doris Lessing calls collectively Canopus in Argos: Archives. Presented as a compilation of documents, reports, letters, speeches and journal entries, this purports to be a general study of the planet Shikasta-clearly the planet Earth-to be used by history students of the higher planet Canopus and to be stored in the Canopian archives. For eons, galactic empires have struggled against one another, and Shikasta is one of the main battlegrounds. Johar, an emissary from Canopus and the primary contributor to the archives, visits Shikasta over the millennia from the time of the giants and the biblical great flood up to the present. With every visit he tries to distract Shikastans from the evil influences of the planet Shammat but notes with dismay the ever-growing chaos and destruction of Shikasta as its people hurl themselves towards World War III and annihilation
African stories by Doris Lessing( Book )

54 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of the best of Doris Lessing's short stories and a couple of novellas all set in her native Africa. From Rhodesia to Kenya and such we see many different stories and perspectives. We meet colonial Boers, English farmers, native legends, native peoples, miners, scholars, women, children, men, hunters, animals- just about everything! Her stories begin in the early part of the 1900s and as they progress into the 1950s and 1960s the political tone changes with the times without being a political narrative. The focus is on people and storytelling. Doris Lessing is known as one of the best writers in English fiction
Ben, in the world : the sequel to The fifth child by Doris Lessing( Book )

56 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben, now grown and in the care of good-hearted prostitute Rita and her boyfriend, unknowingly helps them transport drugs to Paris
The marriages between zones three, four, and five (as narrated by the chroniclers of zone three) by Doris Lessing( Book )

53 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mix of fable, futuristic fantasy and pseudo-documentary accounts of 20th-century history
Mara and Dann : an adventure by Doris Lessing( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world destroyed by environmental damage, a people trek north in search of the remnants of civilization. They include two children and it is through their eyes that the novel analyzes the real meaning of civilization
The making of the representative for Planet 8 by Doris Lessing( Book )

43 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planet 8, a prosperous world with intelligent, vital inhabitants, is transformed by an Ice Age, a change that causes a critical variation in lifestyle and a drastic reappraisal of the meaning and value of life
 
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The sweetest dream
Alternative Names

controlled identitySomers, Jane, 1919-2013

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Doris Lessing britesch Schrëfstellerin

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Doris Lessing écrivaine britannique

Doris Lessing pisarka brytyjska, laureatka Nagrody Nobla w dziedzinie literatury

Doris Lessing scrittrice inglese

Doris Lessingová

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Dorisa Lesinga

Dorothea Lessing

Laixin, Duolisi.

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Lesing, Dorisǔ 1919-2013

Lesinga, Dorisa, 1919-

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Lessing D. 1919-

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Lessing, Doris M. 1919-

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Lessingk, Ntoris 1919-

Lessingk, Ntoris 1919-2013

Lessingova, Doris

Lessingová, Doris, 1919-2013

Līssīnǧ, Dūrīs, 1919-2013

Somers , Jane

Somers, Jane, 1919-

Somers Jane 1919-2013

Somers, Jane Pseud. 1919-2013

Tayler, Doris May 1919-2013

Ντόρις Λέσινγκ

Дорис Лесинг

Дорыс Лесінг

Доріс Лессінг

Лессинг

Лессинг Д. 1919-

Лессинг, Дори, 1919-2013

Лессинг, Дорис

Лессинг, Дорис 1919-

Лессинг, Дорис, 1919-2013

Лессинг, Дорис Мэй

Мэй Тейлор Д. 1919-

Դորիս Լեսինգ

דוריס לסינג סופרת בריטית

‏לסינג, דוריס,‏ ‏1919־

לסינג, דוריס 1919-2013

לעסינג, דוריס 1919-

دوريس ليسنج، 1919-2013

دوريس ليسينج، 1919-

دوريس ليسينغ

دوریس لسینگ نویسنده و شاعر بریتانیایی

ليسينج, دوريس.

ليسينج، دوريس، 1919-2013

ڈورس لیسنگ

डोरिस लेसिंग

डोरिस लेसिङ्ग

ডোরিস লেসিং

ਡੋਰਿਸ ਲੈਸਿੰਗ

டோரிஸ் லெஸ்சிங்

డోరిస్ లెస్సింగ్

ಡೋರಿಸ್ ಲೆಸ್ಸಿಂಗ್

ഡോറിസ് ലെസ്സിങ്

ดอริส เลสซิง

დორის ლესინგი

도리스 레싱

레싱, 도리스 1919

레싱, 도리스 1919-2013

레싱, 도리스 메이 1919-2013

ドリス・レッシング

レッシング, ドリス

多丽丝·莱辛

多麗絲萊辛

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The fifth childThe grass is singingThe summer before the darkThe good terroristThe memoirs of a survivorLove, again : a novelA proper marriage : a complete novel ...Briefing for a descent into Hell