WorldCat Identities

Doody, Margaret Anne

Works: 94 works in 512 publications in 11 languages and 13,497 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Satire  Epistolary fiction  Humorous fiction  Biography  Juvenile works 
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( )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth-century historians and critics defending the novel have emphasized its role as superseding something else, as a sort of legitimate usurper that deposed the Epic, a replacement of myth, or religious narrative. To say that the Age of Early Christianity was really also the Age of the Novel rumples such historical tidiness - but so it was. From the outset of her discussion, Doody rejects the conventional Anglo-Saxon distinction between Romance and Novel. This eighteenth-century distinction, she maintains, served both to keep the foreign - dark-skinned peoples, strange speakers, Muslims, and others - largely out of literature and to obscure the diverse nature of the novel itself
The annotated Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery( )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,500 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
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 1,296 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
Frances Burney : the life in the works by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 934 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 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catharine and other writings by Jane Austen( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 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 )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 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 602 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
Aristotle detective by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

54 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athens, 332BC - an unhappy city under the rule of the Macedonian 'barbarian' Alexander the Great. In the midst of this unrest, Boutades, an eminent citizen, is found brutally murdered. Suspicion falls heavily on young Philemon, and, by Athenian law, his cousin Stephanos is elected to defend his name in court. In desperation, Stephanos seeks assistance from Aristotle, his former mentor - and Aristotle turns Detective. The young, inexperienced boy and the great philosopher form a classically uneven partnership. Their efforts culminate in the gripping trial scene when Stephanos uses all the powers of rhetoric and oratory instilled in him by Aristotle to clear his family's name of this bloody murder
Jane Austen's names : riddles, persons, places by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 517 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
The wanderer, or, Female difficulties by Fanny Burney( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 401 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
Tropic of Venice by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evelina, or, The history of a young lady's entrance into the world by Fanny Burney( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work by turns hilarious and grim, "Evelina" tells the story of a young woman's education in the ways of the world; it vividly renders life in eighteenth-century England and remains a much-read classic
Aristotle and poetic justice : an Aristotle and Stephanos novel by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 230 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
Aristotle and the secrets of life by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 330 BC. Stephanos and Aristotle set sail across the Aegean to the sacred island of Delos, to Mykonos and on to Asia Minor. Soon they will be investigating murder and conspiracy but first they have to survive life on the high seas where storms and piracy honour no man, including philosophers
Poison in Athens by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 166 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
Mysteries of Eleusis by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter of 330-329 BC Athens itself suffers a series of alarming thefts and home robberies. It seems that nobody is safe. The great philosopher Aristotle helps his former student Stephanos investigate a break- in and brutal murder at the house of one of his Athenian neighbours. The man fingered for the crime turns against Stephanos just as he is planning his marriage. It is difficult to arrange a big fat Greek wedding when someone seems to be trying to kill you. Elsewhere bodies begin to pile up--who will be bludgeoned or stabbed or strangled next? Stephanos' bride is Philomela. Her parental home is Eleusis, famous for the Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone, home of the sacred site of the Mysteries of Eleusis. Religious initiation is open to all adult Greek speakers, slave and free, with the exception of anyone guilty of homicide. Stephanos, Philomela and Aristotle undertake mystic initiation in a complex ritual whose ultimate secrets cannot be spoken, on pain of death. Eleusis conceals many secrets, and revelation of the truth must await the night of the Mystery celebration itself
The female Quixote, or, The adventures of Arabella by Charlotte Lennox( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 107 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 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.05 for The annota ... to 0.76 for Mysteries ...)

The true story of the novel
The annotated Anne of Green GablesSense and sensibilityFrances Burney : the life in the worksThe daring muse : Augustan poetry reconsideredCatharine and other writingsSamuel Richardson : tercentenary essaysCecilia, or, Memoirs of an heiressAristotle detective
Alternative Names
Doody , Margaret

Doody, Margaret 1939-

Doody, Margaret A.

Doody, Margaret A. 1939-

Doody Margaret Anne

Margaret Doody Canadees schrijfster

Margaret Doody Canadian writer

Margaret Doody canadisk skribent

Margaret Doody escritora canadiense

Margaret Doody kanadensisk författare

Margaret Doody kanadisk skribent

Margaret Doody scrittrice canadese

ドゥーディ, M. A.

ドゥーディ, マーガレット

ドゥーディ, マーガレッド・アン