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Aiken, Joan 1924-2004

Works: 647 works in 2,788 publications in 5 languages and 76,829 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Fantasy fiction  Novels  Humorous fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Printer, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PZ7.A2695, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joan Aiken
The wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken( Book )

135 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage, Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia are left in the cruel care of Miss Slighcarp. Together with Simon the Gooseboy, they make a daring escape, but they must find a way to wrest Willoughby Chase from Miss Slighcarp's evil clutches
The serial garden : the complete Armitage family stories by Joan Aiken( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 2,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Armitage and their children, Harriet, Mark, and little Milo, as they try to find innovative ways to cope with a variety of extraordinary events including stray unicorns in the garden, lessons in magic that go awry, and eviction from their house to make way for a young magicians' seminary
Nightbirds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken( Book )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fate of an 11-year-old girl depends on the whimsy of a pink whale. Having had enough of life on board the ship that saved her from a watery grave, Dido Twite wants nothing more than to sail home to England. Instead, Captain Casket's ship lands in Nantucket, where Dido and the captain's daughter, Dutiful Penitence, are left in the care of Dutiful's sinister Aunt Tribulation. In Tribulation's farmhouse, life is unbearable. When mysterious men lurk about in the evening fog, the resourceful Dido rallies against their shenanigans with help from Dutiful, a cabinboy named Nate, and a pink whale
Black hearts in Battersea by Joan Aiken( Book )

56 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon, the foundling from the earlier book, The wolves of Willoughy Chase, arrives in London to meet an old friend and pursue the study of painting, but he finds himself in the middle of a wicked crew's plan to overthrow good King James and the Duke and Duchess of Battersea
Midnight is a place by Joan Aiken( Book )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In northern England in 1842, fourteen-year-old Lucas leads a lonely, monotonous existence in the house of his unpleasant guardian until the unexpected arrival of an unusual little girl presages a series of events that completely change his life
The stolen lake by Joan Aiken( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On her way to England from Nantucket aboard a British man-o'-war, Dido has many adventures when the ship is diverted to the land of New Cumbria in the southern hemisphere
The cuckoo tree by Joan Aiken( Book )

34 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the result of an accident a young girl is faced with the responsibility of foiling a Hanoverian plot to put St. Paul's Cathedral on rollers and roll it into the River Thames during the coronation of James IV
Mansfield revisited by Joan Aiken( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaginatively extends the plot of Jane Austen's classic novel, "Mansfield Park," beyond the point where Fanny marries Edmund and when Susan comes to live at Mansfield
The smile of the stranger by Joan Aiken( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Revolution and conflict between France and their native England force Juliana and her father to flee from their Italian home and head back to her grandfather's estate. There Juliana must face a convincing fortune hunter who plans to steal Juliana's inheritance, an aborted elopement, a mysterious woman lurking in the background, and a handsome stranger
If I were you by Joan Aiken( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the world of early nineteenth-century England, Louisa and Alvey, two girls who look exactly alike, switch identities and become entangled in a web of complication
The five-minute marriage by Joan Aiken( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enchanting novel of mystery and romance set in Regency England
The girl from Paris by Joan Aiken( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellen Paget, a young Englishwoman, comes to Paris in 1860 to be governess to a young noble family, but shortly thereafter, tragedy and scandal force her to return to her father's house in Sussex under far-from-happy circumstances
Jane Fairfax : Jane Austen's Emma, through another's eyes by Joan Aiken( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and Russian and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outsider who threatens to outshine her new friend Emma in Jane Austen's classic novel of manners and romance takes on a deeper life, with her own feelings and desires
Lady Catherine's necklace by Joan Aiken( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this "sequel" to Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice, a carriage accident brings the Delaval siblings to Lady Catherine de Bourgh's door, and when Lady Catherine is later kidnapped, some members of her household are revealed "to be not at all what they seemed."--Jacket
A necklace of raindrops and other stories by Joan Aiken( Book )

38 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These eight stories, most of which include a bit of magic, include tales of a wishing mat, an enormous cat, and a very strange house
The haunting of Lamb House by Joan Aiken( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three closely linked tales told by spirits of the home of such literary figures as Henry James and E.F. Benson
Eliza's daughter by Joan Aiken( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel is written as a sequel to Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. In it Eliza, the illegitimate daughter of Colonel Brandon's sister, discovers her parentage and claims her birthright, becoming something of an 18th Century feminist. By the author of Mansfield Park
The youngest Miss Ward by Joan Aiken( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen herself might be pleased with Aiken's sequel to Mansfield Park, focusing on the life of a newly created younger sister to the three Ward women. Lacking beauty or a dowry, and therefore without social prospects, Hatty Ward is forced to work as an unpaid governess for difficult charges amid depressing surroundings. As the durable Hatty moves from one unhappy living arrangement to the next, Aiken effectively portrays England in the late 18th century, when social class strictly dictated the norms of behavior and an independent, clever young lady was often scorned by her elders. As in her previous Austen sequels (Jane Fairfax, etc.), Aiken captures the language, customs and style of an era when young women's lives were at the mercy of their parents, older siblings and highly connected relatives. Hatty is an admirable heroine, resolutely facing the challenges thrown her way, finding solace in poetry and the accomplishments of her arduous work. References to the distant French Revolution and to the indentured servant route to America bring period authenticity to the story. Intelligent, warmhearted Hatty and the hardships she must endure before she can find true happiness will please Aiken's loyal readers and satisfy Austen fans
Emma Watson : the Watsons completed by Joan Aiken( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures in love of Emma and Elizabeth Watson, two characters in Jane Austen's unfinished novel, The Watsons, which this writer set out to complete. The novel follows them as they seek husbands, in the process participating in various social intrigues
Dido and Pa by Joan Aiken( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido becomes embroiled with villainous plotters against the king, including her own wicked father
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The serial garden : the complete Armitage family stories
Alternative Names
Aiken, Joan

Aiken, Joan 1924-

Aiken, Joan Delano

Aiken, Joan Delano 1924-2004

Brown, Joan

Brown, Joan Delano

Brown, Joan Delano 1924-

Brown, Joan Delano 1924-2004

Brown, John Delano

Brown, John Sebastian 1924-2004

Delano, Joan Aiken 1924-2004

Eikin, Jōn 1924-2004

Goldstein, Joan Delano 1924-2004

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Джоан Айкен

Эйкен, Джоан

איקן, ג'ואן

جوان آیکین نویسنده بریتانیایی

جون أيكن، 1924-2004

ജോവാൻ ഐക്കൻ

에이킨, 요왕 1924-2004

에이킨, 조안 1924-2004

에이킨, 조앤 1924-2004

エイキン, ジョーン

エイケン, J

エイケン, ジョーン



English (512)

German (35)

Chinese (6)

Italian (3)

Russian (1)

The serial garden : the complete Armitage family storiesNightbirds on NantucketBlack hearts in BatterseaMidnight is a placeThe stolen lakeThe cuckoo treeMansfield revisitedJane Fairfax : Jane Austen's Emma, through another's eyes