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May, Nadia

Overview
Works: 317 works in 1,844 publications in 1 language and 34,817 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Romance fiction  History  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Biography  Drama 
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 750 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 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligent Elizabeth Bennet must overcome her prejudice against the rich and overly proud Mr. Darcy before romance can blossom
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy( )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the working out of the parallel moral and religious dilemmas of Anna Karenina with her soldier-lover, Vronsky, and Konstantin Levin with his young, very loving wife, Kitty
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2011 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 )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2009 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( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 484 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( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Woodhouse imagines that she dominates those around her in the small town of Highbury, but her inept matchmaking creates problems for herself and others
The Iliad by Homer( )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 459 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 )

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 hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom( Recording )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 453 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( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 440 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 425 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 )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 422 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
A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th century by Barbara W Tuchman( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 388 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( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 382 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 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicling the life of Jane Eyre, this first-person narrative follows Jane from her time as a young orphan through her eventual marriage. With an abusive childhood spent in the hands of a hateful adopted family, and a tortured adolescence spent under the tutelage of a hypocritical headmaster, Jane eventually finds happiness and satisfaction in her marriage to the ugly yet passionate Rochester
Silas Marner by George Eliot( Recording )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 368 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( )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 354 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 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 333 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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