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Cox, Michael 1948-2009

Overview
Works: 83 works in 491 publications in 12 languages and 13,339 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Ghost stories  History  Short stories  Bibliography  Chronologies  Reference works  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, edc, Director, wpr
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Cox
The meaning of night : a confession by Michael Cox( Book )

59 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convinced that he is destined for great wealth, power, and influence, Edward Glyver will do anything to reclaim a prize that is rightfully his, including a showdown with his rival, poet-criminal Phoebus Rainsford Daunt
The Oxford book of English ghost stories by Michael Cox( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of forty-two stories written between 1829 and 1968
Victorian ghost stories : an Oxford anthology by Michael Cox( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of thirty-four English ghost stories written during the Victorian Era
The glass of time : the secret life of Miss Esperanza Gorst by Michael Cox( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 925 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
The Oxford chronology of English literature( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of writers and their works by Michael Cox( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quick-reference guide to authors and their works. The focus is on the general canon of British literature from 1475 to the present. There is also coverage of biographies, memoirs and science, as well as the inclusion of major American, Commonwealth, and other foreign writers
The Oxford book of twentieth-century ghost stories by Michael Cox( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ghosts are resilient creatures. They thrive in an atmosphere of candlelight and decay, in antique manors, graveyards and cloisters and yet, as this anthology triumphantly demonstrates, they are equally at home under the harsh light of the electric bulb. The advent of the motor car and the invention of the telephone have merely tested their ingenuity, and exercised the talents of a host of writers. The fractures and schisms of the twentieth-century are reflected in the 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[d] soot. Occasionally with humour, but more often with obliquity and restraint, these stories both entrance and terrify. This collection shows how ghost stories have successfully utilized the landscapes, technologies, and consciousness of contemporary life to adapt to the modern age with imagination and flair. Distinctive and gripping, these stories will linger long in the memory"--Jacket
Victorian tales of mystery and detection : an Oxford anthology by Michael Cox( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 513 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 )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concise Oxford chronology of English literature by Michael Cox( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What were people writing about as Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? How did the events around the time of the industrial revolution influence the literary output of British writers and thinkers? What are we reading now and how does it differ from what was being read 500 years ago?" "The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature presents a comprehensive year-by-year digest of 15,000 significant and representative works of literature published in English by British authors since 1474."--BOOK JACKET
The Oxford book of historical stories( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 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 Oxford book of spy stories( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 357 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 354 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
M.R. James : an informal portrait by Michael Cox( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 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
The meaning of night : a confession by Michael Cox( Recording )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 327 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 glass of time : the secret life of Miss Esperanza Gorst : narrated by herself by Michael Cox( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1876. Nineteen-year-old orphan Esperanza Gorst arrives at a great country house of Evenwood to be interviewed for the position of lady's-maid by the 26th Baroness Tansor, the former Miss Emily Carteret." "But Esperanza is no ordinary servant. She has been sent by her guardian, the mysterious Madame de l'Orme. Her task is to uncover the dark and dangerous secrets that her new mistress has sought to conceal, and to set right a past injustice in which Esperanzas own closest interests are bound up." "Gradually those secrets are revealed, and with them the truth of Esperanza real identity. But as she discovers her destiny, Esperanza becomes enmeshed in a complicated web of intrigue, deceit, murder and betrayal."--Jacket
The ghost stories of M.R. James by M. R James( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 260 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
Who wrote what? : a dictionary of writers and their works by Michael Cox( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 260 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
A dictionary of writers and their works( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 243 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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The Oxford book of English ghost stories
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The Oxford book of English ghost storiesVictorian ghost stories : an Oxford anthologyThe glass of time : the secret life of Miss Esperanza GorstThe Oxford chronology of English literatureA dictionary of writers and their worksThe Oxford book of twentieth-century ghost storiesVictorian tales of mystery and detection : an Oxford anthologyThe concise Oxford chronology of English literature
Alternative Names
Cox, Michael, 1948-

Cox, Michael Andrew 1948-

Cox, Michael Andrew 1948-2009

Ḳoḳs, Maiḳl 1948-2009

Michael Cox Brits romanschrijver (1948-2009)

Michael Cox Cox, Michael, 1948-

Michael Cox écrivain britannique

Michael Cox escritor británico

Michael Cox Spezialist für viktorianische Literatur. - specialized in English lit. and comparative religion at Cambridge Univ

Кокс Майкл

Майкл Кокс

مايكل كوكس كاتب بريطاني

마이클 콕스

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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