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May, Nadia

Works: 347 works in 2,297 publications in 1 language and 35,385 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Poetry  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  History  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Juvenile works  Drama 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, nar, Other
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nadia May
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 735 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( Recording )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 672 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 held by 644 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
Howards End by E. M Forster( Recording )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 550 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
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the publication of this fiercely comic second novel, Charles Dickens's eminent literary reputation was firmly established. "Oliver Twist" was, according to Edgar Johnson, "a clarion peal announcing to the world that in Charles Dickens the rejected and forgotten and misused of the world had a champion." Set against London's seedy back street slums, Oliver Twist is the story of a workhouse orphan captured and thrust into a den of thieves, where some of Dickens's most infernal villains preside: the impudent Artful Dodger, the barbarous bully Bill Sikes, and the odious Jew Fagin. Yet the unsullied goodness of the orphan Oliver presents allegorically Dickens's belief in "the principle of Good surviving in every adverse circumstance, and triumphing at last."
Emma by Jane Austen( )

24 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
Persuasion by Jane Austen( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 475 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
Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim( )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 448 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 )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 445 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
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 429 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
The Divine comedy : [the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation] by Dante Alighieri( )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 421 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
Tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter( Recording )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eighteen tales which includes the characters Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tittlemouse and the others
What was she thinking? : [notes on a scandal] by Zoë Heller( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 404 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
Whose body? : a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery by Dorothy L Sayers( )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 387 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
Silas Marner by George Eliot( )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 366 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 360 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
The Odyssey by Homer( )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 355 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
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Recording )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sensitive young woman marries a bitter, despotic scholar 30 years her senior, who lives just long enough to blight her spirit. She inherits his fortune, only to learn she will forfeit it if she marries her husband's young cousin. When Dorthea tries to find happiness without Ladislaw, the intricate plots, subplots and character portraits lead to a satisfying conclusion in this masterpiece of 19th-century morals and social issues
Alexander the Great and his time by Agnes Forbes Blackadder Savill( Recording )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 330 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
The guns of August by Barbara W Tuchman( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 330 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
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