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Doody, Margaret Anne

Works: 70 works in 440 publications in 9 languages and 13,305 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Satire  Romance fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Producer
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret Anne Doody
The true story of the novel by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

38 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most successful literary lies," declares Margaret Anne Doody, "is the English claim to have invented the novel ... One of the best-kept literary secrets is the existence of novels in antiquity." In fact, as Doody goes on to demonstrate, the Novel of the Roman Empire is a joint product of Africa, Western Asia, and Europe. It is with this argument that The True Story of the Novel devastates and reconfigures the history of the novel as we know it
Frances Burney : the life in the works by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A natural passion : a study of the novels of Samuel Richardson by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

15 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daring muse : Augustan poetry reconsidered by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catharine and other writings by Jane Austen( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection contains Austen's early prose fiction and prayers as well as many of her poems, rarely reprinted
Samuel Richardson : tercentenary essays by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecilia, or, Memoirs of an heiress by Fanny Burney( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cecilia is an heiress, but will inherit her estate only if her husband consents to take her surname." "Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress (1782) is an unusual and disturbing love-story. In playing on the issue of the heroine's name, the novel illustrates the high cost of a patriarchal system. Burney exhibits her comic and satiric powers in depicting Cecilia's dismaying entry into the gilded fashionable world. Cecilia's experiences also bring her into contact with the poor and the low; running through the social analysis is an almost Dickensian forceful sympathy for those whose place in the structure of things is taken for granted. Controversial in its time, and much admired by writers as diverse as Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Choderlos de Laclos, Cecilia still retains its freshness." "This edition presents Cecilia as it first appeared in 1782, indicating changes Burney made to later editions. It includes Burney's cancelled 'Introduction', printed (and annotated) here for the first time, as transcribed from the manuscript."--Jacket
The annotated Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of the classic novel about the Prince Edward Island orphan contains critical material on the work itself and its author, as well as essays, poems, and songs
Aristotle detective by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

45 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in 4th century BC Athens, this is the story of a student named Stephanos who narrates the way his teacher Aristotle provides Sherlock Holmes-like powers of deduction to help solve a murder. The action-packed story includes murderous attacks at night and an escape from the city in disguise, but all is informed by research about life in ancient (332 BC) Athens: homes, citizenship, olive culture, pottery, women, the legal system, and more. Readers will enjoy the suspense of watching Aristotle teach Stephanos how to gather evidence and manage the case in order to save his family's honor."--Publisher info
The wanderer, or, Female difficulties by Fanny Burney( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wanderer or Female Difficulties is the tale of a penniless emigree from Revolutionary France trying to earn her living in England while guarding her own secrets. Combining the best elements of the Gothic and historical novels, this newly appreciated work is an extraordinary piece of Romantic fiction. Burney's tough comedy offers a satiric view of complacent middle-class insularity that echoes Godwin and Wollstonecraft's attacks on the English social structure. The problems of the new feminism and of the old anti-feminism are explored in the relationship between the heroine and her English patroness and rival, the Wollstonecraftian Elinor Joddrel, and the racism inherent within both the French and British empires is exposed when the emigree disguises herself as a black woman. This edition is fully annotated with appendices on the French Revolution, race relations, amusements, and geography and a previously unpublished manuscript revealing the connection between The Wanderer and Camilla
Jane Austen's names : riddles, persons, places by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Jane Austen's works, a name is never just a name. In fact, the names Austen gives her characters and places are as rich in subtle meaning as her prose itself. Wiltshire, for example, the home county of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey, is a clue that this heroine is not as stupid as she seems: according to legend, cunning Wiltshire residents caught hiding contraband in a pond capitalized on a reputation for ignorance by claiming they were digging up a big cheese --the moon's reflection on the water's surface. It worked. In Jane Austen's Names, Margaret Doody offers a fascinating and comprehensive study of all the names of people and places--real and imaginary--in Austen's fiction. Austen's creative choice of names reveals not only her virtuosic talent for riddles and puns. Her names also pick up deep stories from English history, especially the various civil wars, and the blood-tinged differences that played out in the reign of Henry VIII, a period to which she often returns. Considering the major novels alongside unfinished works and juvenilia, Doody shows how Austen's names signal class tensions as well as regional, ethnic, and religious differences. We gain a new understanding of Austen's technique of creative anachronism, which plays with and against her skillfully deployed realism--in her books, the conflicts of the past swirl into the tensions of the present, transporting readers beyond the Regency. Full of insight and surprises for even the most devoted Janeite, Jane Austen's Names will revolutionize how we read Austen's fiction
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and three daughters (Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret) in straitened circumstances. They are taken in by a kindly cousin, but their lack of fortune affects the marriageability of both practical Elinor and romantic Marianne. When Elinor forms an attachment for the wealthy Edward Ferrars, his family disapproves and separates them. And though Mrs. Jennings tries to match the worthy (and rich) Colonel Brandon to her, Marianne finds the dashing and fiery Willoughby more to her taste. Both relationships are sorely tried. But this is a romance, and through the hardships and heartbreak, true love and a happy ending will find their way for both the sister who is all sense and the one who is all sensibility. - Publisher
Tropic of Venice by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle and poetic justice : an Aristotle and Stephanos novel by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This sequel to Aristotle Detective is both a detective novel and a work of historical fiction. In 330 BC a party being given by wealthy Athenian silver miners is followed by a kidnapping and more than one grisly murder, bur these are backed by discussions of Athenian social events, the economics of mining, politics, and more as Doody develops her characters further."--Publisher info
Evelina, or, The history of a young lady's entrance into the world by Fanny Burney( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving the secluded home of her guardian for the first time, beautiful Evelina Anville is captivated by her new surroundings in London's beau monde?and in particular by the handsome, chivalrous Lord Orville. But her enjoyment soon turns to mortification at the hands of her vulgar and capricious grandmother, and the rakish Sir Clement Willoughby, who torments the naive young woman with his unwanted advances. And while her aristocratic father refuses to acknowledge her legitimacy, Evelina can hold no hope of happiness with the man she loves
Poison in Athens by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the autumn of 330 BC, and three law cases are exciting Athens. Ergokles' case against the wealthy Orthoboulos for malicious wounding seems to come out well for the dignified man, but shortly afterwards he is found dead of poison, evidently hemlock. His second wife is accused of the crime, and her trial for poisoning sets Athens at odds. Her stepson is her greatest enemy, and seems sure that she is guilty. Meanwhile, Athens' most beautiful woman, Phryne, is accused of impiety, which can carry the death penalty. Aristotle endeavours to solve the mystery with the help of Stephanos, and also with his assistant Theophrastos, who has made a special study of plant poisons
Aristotle and the secrets of life by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sequel to Aristotle and Poetic Justice, this draws on political tensions between Athenians and followers of Alexander the Great. Stephanos and Aristotle travel across the Aegean to Delos and as far east as the island of Kos. While Doody still alludes to Sherlock Holmes, she really has written a travelogue-inspired novel about Athenian oligarchs, political conspiracies, and pirates. It's all witty, erudite, often bloody, occasionally salacious fun."--Publisher info
Mysteries of Eleusis by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the winter of 330-329 BC in Athens, thefts and murders are taking place and it is up to Aristotle and Stephanos to figure out what is going on
The female Quixote, or, The adventures of Arabella by Charlotte Lennox( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brought up by her widowed father in a remote English castle, Arabella resorts to reading the French novels popular in her mother's youth. When her father dies, she must marry her cousin Glanville or risk losing the estate. But her conduct will only let her be center stage in the drama of her own life
The alchemists by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The true story of the novel
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Frances Burney : the life in the worksThe daring muse : Augustan poetry reconsideredCatharine and other writingsSamuel Richardson : tercentenary essaysCecilia, or, Memoirs of an heiressThe annotated Anne of Green GablesAristotle detectiveThe wanderer, or, Female difficulties