Maud (Maud, and Other Poems) Maud is the heroine of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s 1855 collection, “Maud, and Other Poems”. The narrator is heartsick at the death of his father and, indeed, is “sick, sick to the heart of life”. Poor Maud – as is the case with so many Victorian damsels, she is more a concept than a person in her own right. Without her having made so much as an appearance, the poet is berating her for teasing him, chastising her for the probability of being an unsuitable wife for him and – ultimately – falling passionately in love with her and singing the praises of her beauty. What does Maud do with her days? What does she think of the world situation? What, even, is her favorite color? Do not look here for answers; this self-centered egotist, after killing her opposing brother, flees the country and then learns of Maud’s death, presumably of a broken heart. After suffering an emotional breakdown, he does what any upstanding gentleman would do to right the situation – he joins the army and goes off to the Crimean War. Nonetheless, he has forever paired for us this beautiful name with the seductive line” “Come into the garden, Maud”.
Tha Rape of Maude Bowen - a song by Inkubus Sukkubus
Chloe and Maude (Sandra Boynton) - The School Library Journal says: "Steady, resourceful Chloe resolves Maude's bouts with ego problems and, in an overnight visit, an imagined menace on the bedroom ceiling. Young readers will probably find Maude's problems familiar ones; given a little help with a few exotic words, many will be able to read the book independently. Adults may recognize the neck-less kitty figures of Chloe and Maude as kissing cousins of the droll little animals in Boynton's greeting card line. Despite their squat proportions, they have made the leap from card to book with considerable success." Recommended for ages 5-8.
Maude and Claude Go Abroad (Susan Meddaugh) - While cruising to France, a sister and brother go overboard and encounter a whale who is being pursued by harpooners. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Maude March on the Run! (Audrey Couloumbis) - The papers call Maude notorious. But 12-year-old Sallie knows her big sister didn't do the things the stories say...not on purpose anyway. In fact, she and Maude have made a fresh start and are trying to live on the up-and-up. But just when the girls are settling into their new life, Maude is arrested—and before you can say "jailbreak," the orphaned sisters are back on the run! In the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Misadventures of Maude March, Newbery Honor winner Audrey Couloumbis once again takes on a dizzingly fast, delightfully rowdy, and altogether heartwarming ride through the old west—proving that half the fun of any journey is the getting there. Recommended for ages 8-14.
Maude The Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton (Lauren Child) - Lauren Child teams up with a debut illustrator to tell a cautionary tale about the surprising perils of craving constant attention. Meet the Shrimpton family — so talented, so eccentric, so larger than life, you couldn’t miss them if you wanted to. Mrs. Shrimpton wears flamboyant hats, and Mr. Shrimpton’s moustache makes quite a statement. The youngsters each have a stand-out quality: beauty, dancing, singing, a sense of humor that’s a laugh a minute. Indeed, the Shrimptons live to be noticed — all that is, except Maude, who prefers to blend into the wallpaper. But when Maude receives a ferocious tiger for her birthday instead of the goldfish she asked for, might her talent for blending in come in handy? With stylized artwork evoking both Vogue magazine and Edward Gorey, here is a story to bring a smile to all the quiet stars among us. Recommended for ages 5-8.
The Misadventures of Maude March (Audrey Couloumbis) - Eleven-year-old Sallie March is a whip-smart tomboy and voracious reader of Western adventure novels. When she and her sister Maude escape their self-serving guardians for the wilds of the frontier, they begin an adventure the likes of which Sallie has only read about. This time however, the "wanted woman" isn't a dime-novel villian, it's Sallie's very own sister! What follows is not the lies the papers printed, but the honest-to-goodness truth of how two sisters went from being orphans to being outlaws—and lived to tell the tale! Recommended for ages 8-14.
Famous People Named Maude - Maud Flanders (11th century Queen of England); Maud of Wales (Queen of Norway); Maud Gonne (Irish revolutionary and lover of William Butler Yeats); Maude Adams (actress); Maud Adams (Swedish actress, former Bond Girl); Maude George (silent era actress)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Maude - Judd Apatow (filmmaker); Leslie Mann (actress)