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Powell, Dawn

Overview
Works: 86 works in 325 publications in 4 languages and 11,232 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Satire  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Drama  Humorous stories 
Classifications: PS3531.O936, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dawn Powell
Novels, 1930-1942 by Dawn Powell ( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Wittier than Dorothy Parker, dissects the rich better than F. Scott Fitzgerald, is more plaintive than Willa Cather in her evocation of the heartland and has a more supple control of satirical voice than Evelyn Waugh, the writer to whom she's most often compared." (Lisa Zeidner, The New York Times) For decades after her death, Dawn Powell's work was out of print, cherished by a small band of admirers. Only recently has there been renewed awareness of the novelist who was such a vital presence in literary Greenwich Village from the 1920s to the 1960s. Dawn Powell was the tirelessly observant chronicler of two very different worlds: the small-town Ohio of her childhood and the sophisticated Manhattan to which she gravitated. If her Ohio novels are more melancholy and compassionate in their depiction of often frustrated lives, her Manhattan novels, with their cast of writers, show people, businessmen, and hustling hangers-on, are more exuberant and incisive. But all show rich characterization and a flair for the gist of social complexities. A playful satirist, an unsentimental observer of failed hopes and misguided longings, Dawn Powell is a literary rediscovery of rare importance. Edited by Tim Page
Novels, 1944-1962 by Dawn Powell ( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Golden Spur, a novel by Dawn Powell ( Book )
17 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young man from Ohio comes to Greenwich Village in search of his real father
The locusts have no king by Dawn Powell ( Book )
23 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Satire on New York night life and literary crowd
My home is far away by Dawn Powell ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the permanent masterpieces of childhood, comparable with David Copperfield, What Maisie Knew and the early reminiscences of Colette" (New York Times Book Review). In this family chronicle set at the turn of the century, and the most autobiographical of Powell's novels, young Marcia Willard's family struggles to keep up with the changing times and Marcia endures disillusionment and cruelty to forge a survivor's sense of independence
A time to be born by Dawn Powell ( Book )
20 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the story of a wealthy, self-centered newspaper publisher and his scheming, novelist wife in World War II-era New York City
The wicked pavilion by Dawn Powell ( Book )
17 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and German and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of mid-century New York, and the people who frequented the Cafe Julien, just off Washington Square
Dawn Powell at her best by Dawn Powell ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angels on toast by Dawn Powell ( Book )
16 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Everyone in Dawn Powell's New York satire Angels on Toast is on the make: Lou Donovan, the entrepeneur who ricochets frantically between his well-connected current wife, his disreputable ex, and his dangerously greedy mistress; Trina Kameray, the exotic adventuress whose job title is as phony as her accent; T.V. Truesdale, the man with the aristocratic manner, the fourteen-dollar suit, and the hyperactive eye for the main chance. A dizzyingly fast-paced and deliriously entertaining novel. From the Trade Paperback edition
Sunday, Monday, and always by Dawn Powell ( Book )
9 editions published between 1952 and 1999 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four plays by Dawn Powell ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rounding out the book are two unpublished (and as yet unproduced) plays that Powell wrote in the late 1920s - the experimental, quasi-expressionist Women at Four O'Clock and a nostalgic bittersweet story of old New York, Walking Down Broadway, which director Erich von Stroheim would later adapt into the Hollywood film Hello, Sister!"--BOOK JACKET
The happy island by Dawn Powell ( Book )
9 editions published between 1938 and 1999 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young playwright Jefferson Abbott arrives in New York City and is astonished with his childhood sweetheart, Prudence Bly, now a nightclub singer, and her circle of friends and their activities
The bride's house by Dawn Powell ( Book )
8 editions published between 1929 and 1998 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the closing years of the nineteenth century, Sophie Truelove,a thwarted and uncommonly self-aware young woman, is hopelessly torn between the safety and kindness offered by her dull, respectable husband and the temptations of a dashing and mysterious stranger."
Turn, magic wheel by Dawn Powell ( Book )
13 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this hilarious skewering of the New York literary scene, a scheming writer has stolen the life story of his friend -- the wife of a famous, Hemingway-like novelist -- to use in his own novel. And that's only one of the betrayals in this sharp lampoon of the cosmopolitan literati
Come back to Sorrento by Dawn Powell ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a country boy by Dawn Powell ( Book )
6 editions published between 1934 and 2001 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Christopher Bennett grew up ambitious, bright, and hardworking on an Ohio farm. His first wage-earning job was in a foundry. An imposing physical specimen, a World War I volunteer, and a square shooter, he rises to levels of wealth and power generally open only to the East Coast-educated sons of corporate vice-presidents. When he ultimately earns the position of general manager at a steel corporation, it never occurs to him that he has deserted his heritage."--Page 4 of cover
Dance night by Dawn Powell ( Book )
6 editions published between 1930 and 2000 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My home is far away by Dawn Powell ( Book )
9 editions published between 1944 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three girls fend for themselves after death of their mother
A cage for lovers by Dawn Powell ( Book )
6 editions published between 1957 and 1966 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jig saw, a comedy by Dawn Powell ( Book )
2 editions published between 1933 and 1934 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Powell, Dawn, 1897-1965
Languages
English (227)
German (6)
Italian (2)
Spanish (1)
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