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West, Michael

Overview
Works: 179 works in 1,871 publications in 8 languages and 7,656 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Juvenile works  Fables  Illustrated works  Action and adventure fiction  Manuscripts  Narrative poetry  Frame stories  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Editor, Translator, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Sponsor
Classifications: PR1870.A1, 821.1
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Most widely held works about Michael West
 
Most widely held works by Michael West
A general service list of English words, with semantic frequencies and a supplementary word-list for the writing of popular science and technology by Michael West( Book )

119 editions published between 1936 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Michael West( Book )

48 editions published between 1955 and 1997 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the legend of King Arthur
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

50 editions published between 1930 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600s, an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story
The prince and the pauper by Mark Twain( Book )

57 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young Edward VI of England and a poor boy who resembles him exchange places, each learns something about the other's very different station in life
The new method English dictionary; explaining the meaning of 24,000 items within a vocabulary of 1,490 words by Michael West( Book )

107 editions published between 1935 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Copperfield by D. K Swan( Book )

44 editions published between 1940 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of a young boy growing up in 19th century London
Stories from Shakespeare by J. B Heaton( Book )

37 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulliver's travels by Michael West( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and Chinese and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulliver meets some extraordinary people and remarkable creatures during the course of his exciting voyages around the world. From a race of miniature folk to some surprisingly gentle giants and wise horses, Gulliver sees society form many different perspectives. Back in England life seems very ordinary after all his experiences, but Gulliver's fantastic adventures change his views forever
Treasure Island by D. K Swan( Book )

28 editions published between 1935 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirates, mutiny and a search for buried treasure, combined with the spirited writing, make this a classic among adventure stories
The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Turkish and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated retelling of eight of the Canterbury Tales including the "The Nun's Priest's Tale," "The Pardoner's Tale," "The Wife of Bath's Tale," "The Franklin's Tale," "The Knight's Tale," "The Friar's Tale," and "The Clerk's Tale."
An elementary scientific and technical dictionary by W. E Flood( Book )

43 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Count of Monte Cristo by D. K Swan( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of the finding of a treasure that made a simple man the Count of Monte Cristo
The Swiss family Robinson by D. K Swan( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island with abundant animal and plant life
Lorna Doone by D. K Swan( Book )

42 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a girl of royal blood falling in love with and marrying a common man. Wonderfully retold in simple English
Clair de lune, and other troubadour romances by Michael West( Book )

14 editions published between 1910 and 2010 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales from Hans Andersen by D. K Swan( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ugly Duckling; The Nightingale; The Little Mermaid; The Emperor's New Clothes; Thumbelina
Little women by Michael West( Book )

16 editions published between 1957 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England"
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books for Youth, Middle Readers: Gr. 5-7. Let's face it, there are dreary passages in Dickens and convoluted sentences that are impenetrable for young readers and that put them off a great story. This retelling works well: it gets rid of a lot of the padding while keeping the narrative tension of the original. Oliver's stark request, "Please, sir, I want some more," will thrill kids today as it always has, and the story of the street boy on the run, who lives with outlaws and then finds a safe home, is an archetypal adventure. The problem here is the illustrations. Dickens' novel is scary. Cruickshank's original pictures were true to the terror as well as the comic absurdity of the story, but Birmingham's large, soft pastel pictures are sunny and sweet and angelic, with no hint of darkness and grime. Yes, Dickens' story does end in sentimental togetherness, but the terror is always there. Fagin's crowd was never this cute. ((Reviewed Sept. 1, 1996)) -- Hazel Rochman
Aesop's fables by Aesop( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, the Tortoise and the Hare - just two of Aesop's fables brought to dazzling new light in this exquisite edition by Ayano Imai. Together with the familiar tales, an array of other intriguing stories make up a baker's dozen from Aesop, each given a unique charm through Ayano Imai's superb ilustrations
 
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The Canterbury tales
Alternative Names
Michael Philip West English teacher

West, M. P. 1888-1973

West, M. P. (Michael Philip), 1888-1973

West, Michael Philip

West, Michael Philip 1888-1973

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Stories from ShakespeareGulliver's travelsTreasure IslandThe Canterbury talesLorna DooneLittle women