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Laurence, Margaret

Overview
Works: 449 works in 1,975 publications in 16 languages and 34,030 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Biography  History  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Short stories  Musical settings  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Compiler, Other, Contributor, Conceptor
Classifications: PR9199.3.L33, 813.54
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The stone angel by Margaret Laurence( Book )

230 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 2,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pioneer Canadian woman reviews her long life and realizes that she has sacrificed life's fleeting sweetness to her fear of weakness, and to her pride
Rachel, Rachel by Margaret Laurence( Book )

128 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An immediately recognizable woman, Rachel Cameron has let fourteen years slip by since her father's death forced her to leave college and return home to teach grade school. Trapped by a tyrannically demanding mother, Rachel must suffer daily assaults on her self-respect: from the yearly classes of youngsters, who give her no more than enforced attention, forgetting her as they move on, while she longs for a child of her own; from the school principal, who knowingly takes advantage of her insecurities; from the older fellow teacher, who insinuates herself ambiguously into Rachel's life ... But in her thirty-fourth summer quite unexpectedly [she] finds release ... [which] provides her with the strength to free herself."
The fire-dwellers by Margaret Laurence( Book )

115 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stacey MacAindra is smart, witty, brave, and a bit desperate. Her marriage, her four children, and her happiness seem to be threatened by everything from well-meaning neighbors to her own sudden impulses for adventure. Her apparently staid suburban life involves an appalling abduction, strange romance, sudden death, and unexpected appearances by characters from other novels in the Manawaka series. Through all of this she somehow endures, and her story helps us to rediscover the richness and terror of the commonplace as well as the pain, beauty, and humor, of being alive."
New wind in a dry land by Margaret Laurence( Book )

43 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the author's life among the nomads of Somaliland (also known as the Horn of Africa)
This side Jordan, a novel by Margaret Laurence( Book )

65 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...a novel about a society in transition, with all the social and spiritual ferment of a country that is emerging both from colonial rule and from its own old tribal patterns of life"
Long drums and cannons; Nigerian dramatists and novelists by Margaret Laurence( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomorrow-tamer, stories by Margaret Laurence( Book )

46 editions published between 1956 and 1990 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurence writes of West Africa today-- the Africa of the newly emerging nations, whose peoples, racing to catch up with the twentieth century, are experiencing violent cultural dislocation
Long drums and cannons: Nigerian dramatists and novelists 1952-1966 by Margaret Laurence( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The olden days coat by Margaret Laurence( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sal decides to explore the contents of an old trunk in Grand's back shed. There she discovers a girl's winter coat. After she tries it on, Sal is transported into the past
A Tree for poverty : Somali poetry and prose by Margaret Laurence( Book )

30 editions published between 1954 and 1993 in English and Somali and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Beckwith by John Beckwith( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason's quest by Margaret Laurence( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young mole tries to discover the cause and cure for the strange sickness spreading over the city of Molanium
Lute music from Scotland and France by Jakob Lindberg( )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the Rowallen, Straloch, Balcarres and Jane Pickering Lute Books
Crossing the river : essays in honour of Margaret Laurence by Kristjana Gunnars( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Place to stand on : essays by and about Margaret Laurence( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomorrow-tamer by Margaret Laurence( Book )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donation Short Story Collection
Heart of a stranger by Margaret Laurence( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heart of a Stranger, originally published in 1976, is a travelogue chronicling Laurence's geographical journeys to many lands and places. She notes "I saw, somewhat to my surprise, that they are all, in one way or another, travel articles. And by travel, I mean both those voyages which are outer and those voyages which are inner.""--Jacket
Margaret Laurence : First Lady of Manawaka( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film traces her life from the early days. The images of her small Presbyterian home town in Manitoba still haunt her, as they haunt the characters whom we meet through readings from her work by Canadian actress Jayne Eastwood. The film blends fact with fiction to give its audience a strong impression of who this very private person really is
Intimate strangers : the letters of Margaret Laurence & Gabrielle Roy by Margaret Laurence( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters of Margaret Laurence and Adele Wiseman by Margaret Laurence( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over a period of forty years, from 1947 to 1986, Margaret Laurence and Adele Wiseman wrote to each other constantly. The topics they wrote about were as wide-ranging as their interests and experiences, and their correspondence encompassed many of the varied events of their lives. Laurence's letters - of which far more are extant than Wiseman's - reveal much about the impact of her years in Africa, motherhood, her anxieties and insecurities, and her development as a writer. Wiseman, whose literary success came early in her career, provided a sympathetic ear and constant encouragement to Laurence." "The editors' selection has been directed by an interest in these women as friends and writers. Their experiences in the publishing world offer an engaging perspective on literary apprenticeship, rejection, and success. The letters reveal the important role both women played in the buoyant cultural nationalism of the 1960s and 1970s." "This valuable collection of previously unpublished primary material will be essential to scholars working in Canadian literature and of great interest to the general reading public."--Jacket
 
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The fire-dwellers
Alternative Names
Laurence, Jean M. 1926-1987

Laurence Jean Margaret

Laurence Jean Margaret 1926-1987

Laurence, Jean Margaret Wemyss

Laurence, Jean Margaret Wemyss 1926-1987‏

Laurence Margaret

Laurence, Margaret J. 1926-1987

Laurence, Peggy 1926-1987

Margaret Laurence Canadees romanschrijfster (1926-1987)

Margaret Laurence écrivaine canadienne

Margaret Laurence escritora canadiense

Margaret Laurence kanadische Schriftstellerin

Margaret Laurence scriitoare canadiană

Margaret Laurenceová

Wemys, Jean M. 1926-1987

Wemys, Jean Margaret

Wemys, Jean Margaret 1926-1987

Wemyss Jean Margaret

Wemyss, Jean Margaret 1926-1987

Wemyss, Margaret 1926-1987

Лоренс, Маргарет

Маргарет Лоренс

לאורענס, מרגרט, 1926-1987

מרגרט לורנס סופרת קנדית

로렌스, 마가렛 1926-1987

マーガレット・ローレンス

ローレンス, マーガレット

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Rachel, RachelThe fire-dwellersNew wind in a dry landThis side Jordan, a novelLong drums and cannons; Nigerian dramatists and novelistsLong drums and cannons: Nigerian dramatists and novelists 1952-1966The olden days coatA Tree for poverty : Somali poetry and prose