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Bell, Anthea

Works: 1,139 works in 3,735 publications in 3 languages and 122,421 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Fairy tales  Young adult works  History  Time-travel fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Adapter, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Other, Narrator, tra
Classifications: PZ8.A542, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anthea Bell
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke( Book )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2020 in English and held by 5,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now thirteen, Meggie "reads" herself into Inkworld, where she, her family, and the characters in the book face chaos and danger as the original creator of the world frantically tries to redirect the story
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke( Book )

42 editions published between 2003 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2020 in English and held by 3,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Bluejay--Mo's fictitious double--tries to keep the Book of Immortality from unraveling, Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, asking for Bluejay's surrender or the children will be doomed to slavery in the silver mines
Igraine the brave by Cornelia Funke( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of two magicians, twelve-year-old Igraine wants nothing more than to be a knight, and when their castle is attacked by a treacherous neighbor bent on stealing their singing magic books, Igraine has an opportunity to demonstrate her bravery
Ruby red by Kerstin Gier( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth discovers that she, rather than her well-prepared cousin, carries a time-travel gene, and soon she is journeying with Gideon, who shares the gift, through historical London trying to discover whom they can trust."--
Winter's end by Jean-Claude Mourlevat( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleeing across icy mountains from a pack of terrifying dog-men sent to hunt them down, four teenagers escape from their prison-like boarding schools to take up the fight against the tyrannical government that murdered their parents fifteen years earlier
The princess knight by Cornelia Funke( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Envious of her brothers who are in training to become knights, young Violetta disguises herself as a boy in order to take part in the big jousting contest in the hopes of showing everyone that she is just as capable
The castle by Franz Kafka( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kafka's last novel, The Castle is set in a remote village covered almost permanently in snow and dominated by a castle and its staff of dictatorial, sexually predatory bureaucrats. The novel breaks new ground in exploring the relation between the individual and power, asking why the villagers so readily submit to an authority which may exist only in their collective imagination. Published only after Kafka's death, The Castle appeared in the same decade as modernist masterpieces by Eliot, Joyce, Woolf, Mann and Proust, and is among the central works of modern literature. This new translation by prize-winning translator Anthea Bell follows the German text established by critical scholarship, and mentions manuscript variants in the notes. The detailed introduction by Ritchie Robertson, a leading Kafka scholar, explores the many meanings of this famously enigmatic novel, providing guidance without reducing the reader's freedom to make sense of this fascinating novel. In addition, the edition includes a Biographical Preface which places Kafka within the context of his time, plus an up-to-date bibliography and chronology of Kafka's life. - Publisher
Bambert's book of missing stories by Reinhardt Jung( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recluse, having written stories peopled with beloved characters, releases them into the world on hot-air balloons, hoping they will find life and return to him
Emerald green by Kerstin Gier( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since learning she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, nothing has gone right for Gwen and she holds suspicions about both Count Saint-German and Gideon, but as she uncovers the Circle's secrets she finally learns her own destiny
Three bags full : a sheep detective story by Leonie Swann( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A flock of sheep living on a hillside near the Irish village of Glennkill, regularly exposed to literature by their shepherd George, feel well-equipped to investigate murder after they find George dead--pinned to the ground with a spade
The blindness of the heart by Julia Franck( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multi-generational family story set in the Germany of the early twentieth century that reveals the devastating effect of war on the human heart
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke( Recording )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Inkworld trilogy ends with a bang! With the Book of Immortality coming apart, the Adderhead finds himself vulnerable. He sentences the kingdom's children to toil in the silver mines until Mo agrees to fix the Book
Sapphire blue by Kerstin Gier( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Gwen, the newest and final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve, searches through history for the other time-travelers, aided by friend Lesley, James the ghost, Xemerius the gargoyle demon, and Gideon, the Diamond, whose fate seems bound with hers
The Bremen town musicians by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2020 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four aging animals--a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster--set out to seek their fortunes as musicians in Bremen, but along the way they stumble into a fateful encounter with a gang of robbers
The ugly duckling by H. C Andersen( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born different, the ugly duckling is mocked by his siblings, rejected by other ducks, and even shunned by his own mother. The sad little bird leaves home, starting a journey where he is jeered at and hunted as he struggles to survive on his own-only to discover that the identity he longed for was within him all along
Tiger moon by Antonia Michaelis( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Safia tries to escape her fate as the wife of a cruel merchant by telling stories of Farhad the thief, his companion Nitish the white tiger, and their efforts to save a kidnapped princess from becoming the bride of a demon king
Nicholas by Goscinny( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of stories focuses on the whimsical adventures and misadventures of little Nicolas and his friends at school and at play. Available to English-speaking children for the first time, this worldwide classic is one of a five book series that brings to life the day-to-day adventures of a young school boy--amusing, endearing, and always in trouble
The nightingale by H. C Andersen( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bewerking van het bekende sprookje. Prentvertelling met ingekleurde pentekeningen. Voorlezen vanaf ca. 5 jaar, zelf lezen vanaf ca. 9 jaar
The griffin's feather by Cornelia Funke( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben and his adopted parents are devoting their lives to protecting rare and fabulous creatures (like dragons) and at the moment they are trying to save the last of the winged horses, Pegasus unicus; there are three eggs, but without their mother they will not survive and the only hope is to obtain a Griffin feather--but Griffins are enemies of the dragons, and may not be willing to help
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
InkheartInkdeathIgraine the braveRuby redWinter's endThe princess knightThe castleBambert's book of missing stories
Alternative Names
Anthea Bell Brits vertaalster

Anthea Bell English translator

Anthea Bell İngiliz çevirmen ve yazar

Anthea Bell itzultzaile britainiarra

Anthea Bell traductora británica

Anthea Bell traductora británica (1936–2018)

Anthea Bell traductrice britannique

Anthea Bell tradutora británica

Anthea Bell traduttrice britannica

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