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May, Nadia

Works: 320 works in 2,087 publications in 1 language and 35,673 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Romance fiction  History  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Biography  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, nar
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works by Nadia May
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of Jane Austen's novels to be published, Sense and sensibility marked the debut of England's primary novelist of manners. Convinced that "3 or 4 families in a country village is the very thing to work upon," Austen created a brilliant tragicomedy of flirtation and folly. Genteel dinner parties at a stately manor and romantic walks through luxuriant Devonshire draw two attractive sisters into the manipulations of landed gentry determined to marry well
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen( )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called "the greatest novel ever written" by Malcolm Muggeridge, Pride and prejidice captures the affections of class-conscious 18th-century English families with matrimonial aims and rivalries
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy( )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the grand tapestry of 1860's Russia, Anna, wife of a lumpish government bureaucrat falls in love with a rich army officer, Vronsky. Together, they strike out against the current that drags their lives downward to the depths of ordinary existence. Their cause is life, their unforgiving nemesis-Russia herself. Considered to be one of the great novels of literature. Part one and two together
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a workhouse orphan who is captured and thrust into a den of thieves and villains, but comes at last to his rightful heritage
Howards End by E. M Forster( Recording )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard's End is a charming country house in Hertfordshire which becomes the object of an inheritance dispute between the Wilcox family and the Schlegel sisters. Through romantic entanglements, disappearing wills, and sudden tragedy, the conflict over the house emerges as a symbolic struggle for England's very future. A clear, vibrant portrait of life in Edwardian England, Howard's End deals with personal relationships and conflicting values
Persuasion by Jane Austen( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last novel completed by Jane Austen before she died in her early forties, Persuasion is often thought to be the story of the author's own lost love. The book's heroine, Anne Elliot, encounters Frederick Wentworth, the man to whom she was once engaged when he was a young naval officer. Now a captain, Wentworth is courting the rash young Louisa Musgrove. The happy ending is not one in which Austen would ever play a part
Emma by Jane Austen( )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1816 and considered one of Jane Austen's finest works, Emma is a humorous portrayal of a heroine whose injudicious interferences in the life of a young parlour-boarder in a neighboring village often lead to substantial mortification. Austen brings to life a myriad of engaging characters and presents a mixture of social classes as she did in Pride and Prejudice. Her two greatest comic characters are part of Emma's machinations-the eccentric Mr. Woodhouse and the quintessential bore, Miss Bates. Delightfully funny, Emma displays the shrewd wit and delicate irony which made Jane Austen a master of the English novel. Although Austen thought that only she would like her witty, fanciful, self-deluded heroine, Emma has gained the affection of generations of readers
Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim( Recording )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four very diverse women, all seeking revitalization from the dreary February rains of 1920s London, rent the small medieval castle of San Salvatore, nestled high above the bay of Portofino, Italy. Arriving at San Salvatore, they find it awash with the scent of flowers, its olive groves terracing down to the sun-warmed sea. Mrs. Wilkins and Mrs. Arbuthnot are glad to leave their insipid duties and unresponsive husbands behind. The elderly Mrs. Fisher wishes only to sit in the sun and replay her youthful memories, and the bewitchingly beautiful Lady Caroline Dester desires to have seclusion from all her adoring suitors. Amid the canopies of fragrant wisteria, in the sweet sunshine and melodious silence, four lives are transformed and resuscitated by the magic of San Salvatore
The Iliad by Homer( )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Homer's classical account of the war between the Greeks and the Trojans from Agamemnon's visit by the priest Chryses to the burial of Hektor
The hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom( Recording )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of how Corrie and her family became leaders in the Dutch Underground, hiding Jewish people in a specially built room in their house and aiding their escape from the Nazis
The Divine comedy : [the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation] by Dante Alighieri( )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of a man who endures the torment of Hell and Purgatory in his quest to reach Paradise
The guns of August by Barbara W Tuchman( Recording )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. This was the last gasp of the Gilded Age, of Kings and Kaisers and Czars, of pointed or plumed hats, colored uniforms, and all the pomp and romance that went along with war. How quickly it all changed--and how horrible it became. Tuchman masterfully portrays this transition from 19th to 20th century, focusing on the turning point in the year 1914: the month leading up to the war and the first month of the war. With fine attention to detail, she reveals how and why the war started, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't, managing to make the story utterly suspenseful even when we already know the outcome
What was she thinking? : [notes on a scandal] by Zoë Heller( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has known none but the most solitary of lifestyles until new teacher Sheba Hart joins St. George's. Starting by sharing lunches, then family events, the new art teacher draws Barbara into a touching confidence. Unbeknownst to their colleagues, however, another relationship blossoms meanwhile: Sheba has begun a passionate affair with an underage male student. When the details come to light and Sheba falls prey to the inevitable media circus, Barbara decides to write an account in her friend's defense, revealing not only Sheba's secrets but her own
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about the problems of a young governess, whose love affair with her master is terminated when the terrifying mystery surrounding the upper rooms of their home is exposed
A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th century by Barbara W Tuchman( )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and the exquisitely decorated Books of Hours; and on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Barbara Tuchman reveals both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived. Here are the guilty passions, loyalties and treacheries, political assassinations, sea battles and sieges, corruption in high places and a yearning for reform, satire and humor, sorcery and demonology, and lust and sadism on the stage. Here are proud cardinals, beggars, feminists, university scholars, grocers, bankers, mercenaries, mystics, lawyers and tax collectors, and, dominating all, the knight in his valor and "furious follies," a "terrible worm in an iron cocoon."
Whose body? : a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery by Dorothy L Sayers( )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sayers's most renowned amateur detective, the engaging and amusing Lord Peter Wimsey, sets out to unravel a puzzling case involving the disappearance of a wealthy financier and the discovery of a nude corpse, wearing a golden pince-nez, in a bathtub. He does succeed in solving things to everyone's ultimate satisfaction, but only after a series of bloodcurdling and hair-raising episodes that will hold the listener spellbound with anticipation
Silas Marner by George Eliot( )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silas Marner is a gentle linen weaver who is wrongly accused of a heinous theft that was committed by his best friend. After going into reclusion, he finds redemption and spiritual rebirth issuing from his unselfish love of an abandoned child who mysteriously appears one day in his cottage
The story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a kind-hearted doctor, who is fond of animals and understands their language, as he travels to Africa with some of his favorite pets to cure the monkeys of a terrible sickness
Tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter( Recording )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eighteen tales about Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tittlemouse, and the others
Alexander the Great and his time by Agnes Savill( Recording )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander was trained by Aristotle in every branch of human learning, conquered much of Asia, and was one of the greatest leaders in the history of the world. He was unquestionably one of the most brilliant and commanding generals of all time. He greatly influenced the spread of Hellinism and is responsible for profound changes in the course of world development
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