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Cox, Michael 1948-2009

Overview
Works: 78 works in 459 publications in 15 languages and 14,141 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Short stories  Bibliography  Chronologies  Ghost stories  Reference works  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Director
Classifications: PR1309.G5, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Cox
The meaning of night : a confession by Michael Cox( Book )

60 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convinced that he is destined for great wealth, power, and influence, Edward Glyver--booklover, scholar, and murderer--will to anything to reclaim a prize that is rightfully his, following a trail from the underworld depths of Victorian London, to the posh estate of Evenwood and all-consuming love for the enigmatic Emily Carteret, to an ultimate showdown with his rival, poet-criminal Phoebus Rainsford Daunt
The Oxford book of English ghost stories by Michael Cox( Book )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of forty-two stories written between 1829 and 1968
The glass of time : the secret life of Miss Esperanza Gorst by Michael Cox( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking a job as a Victorian lady's maid in the household of baroness Tansor, nineteen-year-old orphan Esperanza Gorst hides the truth about her mission to uncover her mistress's secrets about a past injustice that has affected Esperanza's own life. By the author of The Meaning of Night
Victorian ghost stories : an Oxford anthology by Michael Cox( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of thirty-four English ghost stories written during the Victorian Era
A dictionary of writers and their works by Michael Cox( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a quick-reference guide to authors and their works. It covers over 25000 works of British, American and European literature from 1475 to the present, with entries listed by authors and by titles
The Oxford chronology of English literature by Michael Cox( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford book of twentieth-century ghost stories by Michael Cox( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current proliferation of literary genres, and in the marvellous variety that a single genre can embrace. Leading exponents of ghost fiction such as M.R. James and Algernon Blackwood are joined by authors such as Scott Fitzgerald, A.S. Byatt, William Trevor, and Alison Lurie; women, in particular, have embraced the form with skill and versatility. As well as the returning dead there are haunted typewriters, malevolent furniture, and urban ghosts, phantoms of smoke an
Victorian tales of mystery and detection : an Oxford anthology( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like ghost stories, short tales of mystery and detection were part of the Victorian reader's staple diet. But where the ghost story often cautioned against too great a faith in reason and showed men and women being persecuted by the inexplicable, the detective story celebrated the human ability to explain and comprehend. Edgar Allan Poe's stories concerning the investigations of the brilliant but eccentric Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin form the fountainhead of the detective-story tradition. Thereafter the detective story developed within the framework of mid-Victorian sensation fiction, with its emphasis on crime in contemporary settings and ingeniously devised plots. Then, in 1891, the first series of Sherlock Holmes stories began to appear in the Strand magazine and the detective story was never the same again. In this entertaining anthology Michael Cox has assembled a wide ranging selection of 31 stories from authors such as J.S. Le Fanu, Charles Dickens, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mrs. Henry Wood, Wilkie Collins, Grant Allen, L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Fergus Hume, Arthur Morrison, M.P. Shiel, Baroness Orczy, Sax Rohmer, Robert Barr, and - inevitably - Arthur Conan Doyle. There are police detectives, gentleman amateurs, lady detectives (such as Catherine Pirkis's Loveday Brooke), professional consulting detectives, even an 'anti-detective' (Guy Boothby's Klimo, who devises a crime for himself to solve), and a psychic detective. The villains against whom they pit their wits are equally various, as are their crimes - from fraud and forgery to theft, abduction, and of course murder most foul, whether by poison, bullet, or blade. These stories offer hours of enjoyable escape for all lovers of crime fiction. They also bring alive the Victorian age - its social distinctions, its language and domestic surroundings and, most typically, the sights and sounds of its streets - and together provide an outline of the Victorian detective story from the 1840s to the early years of the twentieth century
Handbook of Christian spirituality by Michael Cox( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glass of time : a novel by Michael Cox( Recording )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the autumn of 1876, nineteen-year-old orphan Esperanza Gorst arrives at the great country house of Evenwood to become a lady's maid to the twenty-sixth Baroness Tansor. Esperanza is no ordinary servant, but has been sent by her guardian, the mysterious Madame de l'Orme, to uncover the secrets that her new mistress has sought to conceal and to set right a past injustice in which Esperanza's own life is bound up. At Evenwood, she meets Lady Tansor's two dashing sons, Perseus and Randolph, and finds herself enmeshed in a complicated web of seduction, intrigue, deceit, betrayal, and murder
The Oxford book of spy stories( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford book of historical stories( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their choices the editors demonstrate the vitality of a form that cuts across the boundaries of popular and literary fiction to appeal to anyone who enjoys a cracking good read
The meaning of night : a confession by Michael Cox( Recording )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After slaying a random victim, Edward Glyver--scholar, booklover, and now murderer--drops his bloody blade down a London sewer grate. Now he knows he can take his revenge on the former friend whose duplicity dashed his dreams of Cambridge 20 years ago. But how far will he go to win the beautiful yet mysterious Emily Carteret and to seize the wealth and influence that are rightfully his?
The concise Oxford chronology of English literature( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fascinating digest lists over 15,000 significant works of English literature by publication date, placing them firmly in their cultural context. The greats sit alongside the trival, the inspirational, and the unusual, all equally worthy of remembrance." --Back cover
M.R. James : an informal portrait by Michael Cox( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casting the runes and other ghost stories by M. R James( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This selection of twenty-one stories represents the best of James's works, and is the first edition to incorporate improved texts based on a collation of printed versions of the stories with the available manuscripts."--Cover
Ghost stories of M.R. James by M. R James( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultimate ghost story collection by the ultimate ghost story writer. It's the perfect companion for a dark night by the fire
The Oxford book of Victorian ghost stories( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A treat for all lovers of the traditional ghost story: here are thirty-five well-wrought tales of haunted houses, vengeful spirits, and spectral warnings from beyond the grave, each one of them guaranteed to generate 'the pleasurable shudder'."--Jacket
A dictionary of writers and their works by Oxford University Press( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth-century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers
A dictionary of writers and their works( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the 15th century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist
 
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Alternative Names
Cox, Michael Andrew 1948-

Cox, Michael Andrew 1948-2009

Ḳoḳs, Maiḳl 1948-2009

Michael Cox Brits romanschrijver (1948-2009)

Майкл Кокс

콕스, 마이클 1948-2009

コックス, マイケル

マイケル・コックス (作家)

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The Oxford book of English ghost storiesThe glass of time : the secret life of Miss Esperanza GorstVictorian ghost stories : an Oxford anthologyA dictionary of writers and their worksThe Oxford chronology of English literatureThe Oxford book of twentieth-century ghost storiesVictorian tales of mystery and detection : an Oxford anthologyThe glass of time : a novel