WorldCat Identities

Davis, J. Madison

Overview
Works: 38 works in 134 publications in 4 languages and 5,916 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Dictionaries  Reference works  Historical fiction  Interviews  Short stories  Thrillers (Fiction)  Art 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR2892, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. Madison Davis
The Shakespeare name dictionary by J. Madison Davis( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listed is every name, proper adjective, official title, literary and musical title, and place name which appears in the text of the complete plays and poems of William Shakespeare. There is also a cross-reference of common editorial spellings which were not used in the edition which served as the standard
Critical essays on Edward Albee by Philip C Kolin( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains 39 essays and reviews, including several translated from German for the first time, that demonstrate the plenitude of Albee critism. The reviews cover The Zoo Story, Tiny Alice, The Death of Bessie Smith, The American Dream Counting the Ways, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, A Seascape, and A Delicate Balance. The volume also contains an interview with Albee, and an annotated bibliography of other interviews. Contributors include John Gassner, Clive Barns, Anne Paobicci, and John Kenneth Galbraith. ISBN 0-8161-8875-0: $35.00
Dick Francis by J. Madison Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the work of the mystery and adventure writer with biographical information and interviews with the author and his wife
The Shakespeare name and place dictionary by J. Madison Davis( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries provide the likely sources for a name; describe historical and mythological backgrounds; examine Shakespeare's presentation of a character or place; and suggest various interpretations of a name. Each entry contains line citations to William Shakespeare: The Complete Works, edited by Wells and Taylor, Oxford University Press, 1986
Conversations with Robertson Davies by Robertson Davies( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murderous schemes : an anthology of classic detective stories( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of detective fiction with examples of its sub-genres, armchair detective, the locked room and so on. The first is represented by Agatha Christie's In Blue Geranium, where the detective solves a crime from a conversation, the second by The Leopold Locked Room, in which a policeman is found in a locked room with his wife killed by his gun, but he didn't do it
The murder of Frau Schütz by J. Madison Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordered to Osteheim labor camp to investigate the vicious murder of the camp commander's wife, German war hero Count Max von Prokofsk searches desperately for the killer as the Russian army draws ever nearer and SS officers plot his demise
The Vertigo murders : an Alfred Hitchcock mystery by J. Madison Davis( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1957, Alfred Hitchcock is filming his latest thriller, Vertigo. The famous director receives a woman's ear and decides to investigate with the help of retired LAPD detective Chess Slatery
Novelist's essential guide to creating plot by J. Madison Davis( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Let J. Madison Davis help you examine the internal workings of your own fiction as well as the work of established authors. You'll learn how to plot a chronological series of events, each event causing the one that follows, building in intensity until your reader is left emotionally spent and satisfied." "You'll find guidelines for: building a story skeleton into fully formed fiction; maximizing your plot's intensity; solving problems; integrating character and plot; weaving in subplots, parallel plots and leitmotifs; using formula plots; and applying what you learn." "Master your plotting skills with this essential information and create compelling fiction that won't soon be forgotten."--Jacket
And the angels sing by J. Madison Davis( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At war's end, singer Carl Carlson has to count on gangsters to find a job and they want things in return. The novel recreates the 1940s world of music and "just" warfare, usually thought a more innocent age, but as difficult for the people living in it as our own
White Rook : a novel by J. Madison Davis( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Van Gogh conspiracy by J. Madison Davis( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of a new painting by Van Gogh hidden in the barn of a rural French farmhouse sets the art world spinning. The Van Gogh Museum authenticates the painting, and the poor French family in whose barn it was discovered stands to collect millions. But a holocaust survivor claims the painting is actually his, and was stolen from him by the Nazis. He hires a team to help him prove that the bill of sale he has in Van Gogh's handwriting is authentic. The international investigation leads to the discovery of another never-before-seen Van Gogh, and the revelation that someone working in the Museum has access to an entire horde of famous paintings stolen by the Nazis during World War II--and has been secretly sending them to former Nazis so that they can sell them at auction and make millions
Red knight : a novel by J. Madison Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloody Marko by J. Madison Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law & order : Dead line by J. Madison Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a woman's body is found at the bottom of an air shaft it looks like a routine suicide, until Briscoe and Green discover evidence implying otherwise
Stanislaw Lem by J. Madison Davis( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenwriting( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenwriters often joke that "no one ever paid a dollar at a movie theater to watch a screenplay." Yet the screenplay is where a movie begins, determining whether a production gets the "green light" from its financial backers and wins approval from its audience. This innovative volume gives readers a comprehensive portrait of the art and business of screenwriting, while showing how the role of the screenwriter has evolved over the years. Reaching back to the early days of Hollywood, when moonlighting novelists, playwrights, and journalists were first hired to write scenarios and photoplays, Screenwriting illuminates the profound ways that screenwriters have contributed to the films we love. This book explores the social, political, and economic implications of the changing craft of American screenwriting from the silent screen through the classical Hollywood years, the rise of independent cinema, and on to the contemporary global multi-media marketplace. From The Birth of a Nation (1915), Gone With the Wind (1939), and Gentleman's Agreement (1947) to Chinatown (1974), American Beauty (1999), and Lost in Translation (2003), each project began as writers with pen and ink, typewriters, or computers captured the hopes and dreams, the nightmares and concerns of the periods in which they were writing. As the contributors take us behind the silver screen to chronicle the history of screenwriting, they spotlight a range of key screenplays that changed the game in Hollywood and beyond. With original essays from both distinguished film scholars and accomplished screenwriters, Screenwriting is sure to fascinate anyone with an interest in Hollywood, from movie buffs to industry professionals
Conspiracy and the Freemasons by J. Madison Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law & order 2 by J. Madison Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparisons of the pathogenicity of long and short fibres of chrysotile asbestos in rats by J. Madison Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Conversations with Robertson Davies
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The Shakespeare name and place dictionaryConversations with Robertson DaviesMurderous schemes : an anthology of classic detective storiesThe Vertigo murders : an Alfred Hitchcock mysteryNovelist's essential guide to creating plotAnd the angels singThe Van Gogh conspiracyLaw & order : Dead line
Alternative Names
Davis, J. Madison 1951-

Davis, James Madison 1951-

Davis, Madison 1951-

Madison Davis, J.

Madison Davis, J. 1951-

Madison Davis, James 1951-

Дэвис, Дж. Мэдисон

데이비스, J. 매디슨 1951-

데이비스, 매디슨 1951-

Languages
English (107)

Korean (2)

Russian (1)

Dutch (1)