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May, Nadia

Works: 303 works in 1,676 publications in 1 language and 34,656 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Romance fiction  History  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Psychological fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Drama 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nadia May
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen( )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligent Elizabeth Bennet must overcome her prejudice against the rich and overly proud Mr. Darcy before romance can blossom
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 748 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
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy( )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebellious Anna falls deeply and passionately in love with the handsome Count Vronsky. When she refuses to conduct the discreet affair that her cold, ambitious husband -- and Russian high society -- would condone, she is doomed. Set against the tragic love of Anna and Vronsky, the plight of the melancholy nobleman Konstantine Levin unfolds. In doubt about the meaning of life -- a mirror of Tolstoy's own spiritual crisis -- Konstantine is haunted by thoughts of suicide
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 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 )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 531 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( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Elliot, persuaded by family and friends that the charming and handsome Frederick Wentworth is not worthy of her regard, questions her decision to send him away until he returns seven years later, his circumstances much improved
Emma by Jane Austen( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 470 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
The hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom( Recording )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 458 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
Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim( Recording )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four diverse women leave dreary 1920s London to spend a month in sun-drenched Italy. Each has her reasons for desiring escape, but fate has some surprises in store for all of them
The Divine comedy : [the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation] by Dante Alighieri( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No words can describe the greatness of this work, a greatness both of theme and artistry. The theme that Dante treats is universal; it involves the greatest concepts which man has ever attained. Only a genius could find the loftiness of tone and the splendor and variety of images and scenes that are presented in The Divine Comedy
What was she thinking? : [notes on a scandal] by Zoë Heller( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 433 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
The guns of August by Barbara W Tuchman( Recording )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 419 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
A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th century by Barbara W Tuchman( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 385 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 ay earning 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( )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Odyssey by Homer( )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So much has been written about Homer that the legendary blind bard might just as well himself be included among the great pantheon of Greek gods about whom he wrote so well. The Odyssey is concerned with Odysseus' difficulties in returning home after the Trojan War, which was won by the Greeks. It is unquestionably one of the great epic masterpieces of Western literature and a storehouse of Greek folklore and myth. With its wise and always magnificent hero and its romantic theme, The Odyssey has established itself as perhaps the greatest adventure story of all time
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Eyre, a plain yet spirited governess, introduced a new kind of heroine: one whose virtuous integrity, sharp intellect, and tireless perseverance broke through class barriers to win equal stature with the man she loved
Silas Marner by George Eliot( Recording )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exiled by superstition and betrayal from Lantern Yard, cut off from faith and human love, for fifteen years the solitary simple-hearted weaver Silas Marner has plied his loom in Raveloe and devoted himself to the amassing of a hoard of golden guineas. Silas's chance of redemption, when it appears one New Year's Eve, is intimately connected with the fate of Godfrey Cass, son of the village squire. Clandestinely married then blackmailed by his dissolute brother Dunstan, Godfrey like Silas has been trapped by his past, which he is seeking to escape
The story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting( )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a kind-hearted doctor who travels to Africa to help cure the animals
Alexander the Great and his time by Agnes Savill( Recording )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 334 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
Taliban by Ahmed Rashid( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A correspondent who covers Afghanistan and Pakistan brings the shadowy world of the Taliban, the extreme Islamic organization, into sharp focus. Covers its rise to power, its impact on Afghanistan and the region, its role in oil and gas company decisions, the effects of changing American attitudes, and the new face of Islamic fundamentalism
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Pride and prejudice
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Sense and sensibilityAnna KareninaOliver TwistHowards EndPersuasionEmmaThe hiding placeEnchanted April