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Mary Stewart (1) (1916–2014)

Autor(a) de The Crystal Cave

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About the Author

Mary Stewart was born on September 17, 1916 in Sunderland, County Durham, England. She received a First Class Honours B.A. in English from Durham University in 1938 and a teaching certificate in 1939. She taught in elementary school until 1941 when she was offered a post at Durham University. She mostrar mais taught there until 1945 and received a M.A. in English during that time. Her first book, Madam, Will You Talk?, was published in 1955. Her other works included My Brother Michael, Touch Not the Cat, This Rough Magic, Nine Coaches Waiting, Thornyhold, Rose Cottage, and the Merlin Trilogy. She also wrote children's books including Ludo and the Star Horse and A Walk in Wolf Wood. She died on May 9, 2014 at the age of 97. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave (1970) 5,741 exemplares
The Hollow Hills (1973) 4,086 exemplares
The Last Enchantment (1979) 3,725 exemplares
The Wicked Day (1983) 2,679 exemplares
Nine Coaches Waiting (1958) 1,591 exemplares
Thornyhold (1988) 1,554 exemplares
Touch Not the Cat (1976) 1,522 exemplares
The Moon-Spinners (1962) 1,490 exemplares
This Rough Magic (1964) 1,365 exemplares
The Ivy Tree (1961) 1,319 exemplares
Airs Above the Ground (1965) 1,256 exemplares
Madam, Will You Talk? (1955) 1,090 exemplares
The Gabriel Hounds (1967) 1,076 exemplares
My Brother Michael (1959) 1,015 exemplares
Wildfire at Midnight (1956) 942 exemplares
Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy (1980) 911 exemplares
Rose Cottage (1997) 857 exemplares
The Prince and the Pilgrim (1995) 807 exemplares
Thunder on the Right (1957) 787 exemplares
The Stormy Petrel (1991) 758 exemplares
A Walk In Wolf Wood (1980) 588 exemplares
The Little Broomstick (1971) 292 exemplares
The Wind Off the Small Isles (1968) 134 exemplares
Ludo and the Star Horse (1975) 124 exemplares
Frost on the Window: Poems (1990) 24 exemplares
The Castle of Danger (1981) 6 exemplares
The Lost One (2019) 5 exemplares
Thornywood (abridged) (1988) 2 exemplares
Merlin's Trilogy 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Moon-Spinners [1964 film] (1964) — Original novel — 70 exemplares
Mary and the Witch's Flower [2017 film] (2017) — Original novel — 48 exemplares
Writing Mystery and Crime Fiction (1985) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Stewart, Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow (Lady)
Outros nomes
Stewart, Mary
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Sunderland, Durham, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Lochawe, Scotland, UK
Locais de residência
Sunderland, Durham, England, UK
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Durham University (BA|1938)
lecturer (English language and literature)
Stewart, Sir Frederick (husband)
Durham University
Prémios e menções honrosas
Romance Writers of America (Lifetime Achievement Award ∙ 1992)
Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement (1996)
Royal Society of Arts (Fellow)
Durham University (D.Litt.) (2009)

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Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow was born on 12 September 1916 in Sunderland, England, the United Kingdom. She graduated from Durham University, from where she received an honorary D.Litt in 2009. She was a lecturer in English Language and Literature there until her marriage in 1945 to Sir Frederick Stewart, former chairman of the Geology Department of Edinburgh University, who died in 2001.

Lady Mary Stewart was author of twenty novels, a volume of poetry, and three books for young readers, she is admired for both her contemporary stories of romantic suspense and her historical novels. Her finest and most original achievement was Merlin Trilogy, an Arthurian saga: The Crystal Cave (1970), The Hollow Hills (1973) and The Last Enchantment (1979). The first of these was turned into a children’s television series in 1991. During years she resided in Scotland, where she died on 9 May 2014.



Found: Telepathy in English country manor em Name that Book (Março 13)
Mary STewart Merlin Trilogy em Book talk (Outubro 2014)
Group Read: NINE COACHES WAITING by Mary Stewart em 2013 Category Challenge (Agosto 2013)
Arthurian Theme read w/**SPOILERS** em The Green Dragon (Março 2008)


I still love it. (And my preteen crush on Ambrosius is still strong!)
autumndragyn | 104 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |
I'm pretty sure I read this back in my youth, but Mary Stewart is always worth a reread. Linda Martin takes a job as a governess to a young French boy, Philippe, the Comte de Valmy. His guardians are his uncle and aunt; the uncle is in a wheelchair but the boy seems afraid of him. Attempts are made on Philippe's life and Linda doesn't know who to trust.
This isn't my favorite Stewart book, but it's still pretty good. The descriptions of the French countryside near the Swiss border are lovely. The characters are appropriately mysterious and the reader can't see the twists coming: is Raoul, the attractive son of the aunt/uncle looking out for Philippe or trying to kill him? The romance happens pretty quick, which is why I took a star off, but it's still a great read.… (mais)
N.W.Moors | 44 outras críticas | Nov 3, 2023 |
Picking up where the first book left off, Merlin is awaiting the birth of Arthur, whose upbringing he secretly expects to oversee until Arthur's real father, King Uther Pendragon, acknowledges him as his son and heir. The bulk of the narrative relates to Merlin's travels and Arthur's childhood in the household of Count Ector during this time, as well as the political machinations in the air.

I never expected it would take two years to get to book two after reading The Crystal Cave in the fall of 2021, but here we are. The series so far has proven itself quite satisfying, handsomely-written classic Arthurian legend. Stewart's interpretation gives what feels like a well-rounded and cohesive version of the stories of which I was aware of only general bits and pieces previously. I shall endeavor to get to the third book in a more timely manner.… (mais)
ryner | 50 outras críticas | Oct 25, 2023 |
I do enjoy a good Mary Stewart novel. This one is a great Gothic, with the oh-so-70s addition of ESP. That's okay; I like the novels from that time. There are the old houses, the history, the choice of lovers (Well, not really a choice as much as discovering exactly who is "Lover"), and danger to spice up the story. And as is her usual, Stewart does an excellent job with a good ending.

Recommended for fans of romantic suspense who don't mind a dash of ESP.
Jean_Sexton | 31 outras críticas | Oct 22, 2023 |


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