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May, Nadia

Overview
Works: 321 works in 1,949 publications in 1 language and 35,512 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Romance fiction  History  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Drama  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works by Nadia May
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 743 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( )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 733 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 677 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( )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 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 )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 535 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( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 485 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( )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 476 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 Odyssey by Homer( )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 463 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
Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim( Recording )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four very diverse women, all seeking revitalization and escape 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
The hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom( Recording )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 447 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( )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 434 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( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 429 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 )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 426 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( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry; on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Barbara Tuchman reveals the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as she examines everything from political assassinations, sea battles, corruption, satire and humor, sorcery and demonology, to lawyers, tax collectors, scholars, grocers, knights, and lust and sadism on the stage
Whose body? : a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery by Dorothy L Sayers( )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stark naked body was lying in the tub. Not unusual for a proper bath, but highly irregular for murder -- especially with a pair of gold pince-nez deliberately perched before the sightless eyes. What's more, the face appeared to have been shaved after death. The police assumed that the victim was a prominent financier, but Lord Peter Wimsey, who dabbled in mystery detection as a hobby, knew better. In this, his first murder case, Lord Peter untangles the ghastly mystery of the corpse in the bath
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 381 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 )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 371 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( )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Dolittle, a little, lovable, old doctor, has so many animal pets that his people patients will not come to him any more. In fact, he likes the animals better, and he can talk to them, too! Soon his fame spreads all over the world and when the monkeys in Africa are stricken with an epidemic, it's Dr. Dolittle to the rescue
Tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter( Recording )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eighteen tales which includes the characters Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tittlemouse and the others
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Recording )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothea Brooke is a thoughtful and idealistic young woman determined to make a difference with her life. Enamored of a man whom she believes is setting this example, she unwittingly traps herself into a loveless marriage. Her parallel is Tertius Lydgate, a visionary young doctor from the city, whose passionate ambition to spread the new science of medicine to the village is complicated by his love for the wrong woman. Featuring a panoply of complex, brilliantly drawn characters from every walk of life, Eliot's masterpiece is a rich and teeming portrait of provincial life in Victorian England. Yet her characters' struggles to retain their moral integrity in the midst of temptation and tragedy are strikingly modern in their painful ironies. The incomparable psychological insight of Middlemarch was pivotal in the shaping of twentieth-century literary realism
 
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