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May, Nadia

Overview
Works: 336 works in 2,196 publications in 1 language and 36,032 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  History  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Psychological fiction  Drama  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( )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 749 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 712 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 667 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( )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 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 )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 548 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 494 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( )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 483 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 461 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 Iliad by Homer( )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 449 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
The hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom( Recording )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 446 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 guns of August by Barbara W Tuchman( Recording )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 431 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
The Divine comedy : [the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation] by Dante Alighieri( )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 429 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( )

17 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. 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( )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 411 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( )

21 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( )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 389 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. Dorothy L. Sayers, long considered one of the top mystery authors of our day, has excelled herself in this delightfully macabre tale, a truly rare find for anyone interested in top-flight crime fiction
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 framed for a heinous theft by his best friend. Exiled from the sphere of human trust and love, he becomes a recluse, caring only for the gold he receives for his work. But when an abandoned child mysteriously appears at his cottage one New Year's Eve, Silas discovers an unselfish love that will ultimately lead to his redemption. George Eliot shows how character is rewarded in this ageless, heartwarming novel
The story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 364 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 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eighteen tales which includes the characters Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tittlemouse and the others
The complete tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of twenty-two of Beatrix Potter's charming stories about Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tittlemouse, Ribby the pussy-cat, Duchess the dog, Jemima Puddle-duck, and the others have enchanted children for more than a hundred years and will surely do so well into the future. Beatrix Potter's tales were often connected with real places, people, or animals, so each story also includes a brief introductory note about its history
 
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