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Gray, Francine du Plessix

Overview
Works: 76 works in 267 publications in 9 languages and 13,190 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.R294, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Francine du Plessix Gray
Soviet women : walking the tightrope by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
23 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses conditions in the Soviet Union affecting women and presents their viewpoints on equality
The queen's lover : a novel by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Queen's Lover" reveals the untold love affair between Swedish aristocrat Count Axel von Fersen and Marie Antoinette
Lovers and tyrants by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
30 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in 6 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephanie is brought from France to America during World War II, here she meets and marries an American; but, she grows restless and takes to a life of drugs and nonstop sex
Simone Weil by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life a patriot, mystic, and activist, a pampered intellectual who believed in the redemptive value of manual labor, an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, the daughter of a secular Jewish family who yearned to enter the Catholic Church, Simone Weil died at the age of thirty-four after a long struggle with anorexia. But her tremendous intellectual legacy foreshadowed many of the twentieth century's great changes and continues to influence religious thought today. Du Plessix Gray's biography traces Weil's transformation from privileged Parisian student to union organizer, activist, and philosopher, as well as the complex evolution of her ideas on Christianity, politics, and sexuality. This subtle and compelling biography illuminates an enigmatic figure and early feminist whose passion and pathos will fascinate a wide audience. Francine du Plessix Gray's biography of the Marquis de Sade, At Home with the Marquis de Sade, was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as a "boldly imaginative retelling" of his life & garnered the critically acclaimed author a Pulitzer Prize nomination. In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life of an equally complex & intriguing figure. A patriot & a mystic, an unruly activist plagued by self-doubt, a pampered intellectual with a credo of manual labor, an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, Simone Weil died at the age of thirty-four & whose premature death came after a long struggle with anorexia. But her tremendous intellectual legacy foresaw many of the twentieth century's great changes & continues to influence philosophy today. Simone Weil traces this seminal thinker's transformation from privileged Parisian student to union organizer, activist, & philosopher as well as the complex evolution of her ideas on Christianity, politics, & sexuality. In this thoughtful & compelling biography, du Plessix Gray illuminates an enigmatic figure & early feminist whose passion & pathos will fascinate a wide audience of readers
At home with the Marquis de Sade : a life by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this account of the scandalous life and the violent times of the Marquis de Sade, novelist, essayist, and biographer Francine du Plessix Gray resurrects this legendary man's relationship with his family - his devoted wife, his iron-willed mother-in-law, and his three children. Gray draws on thousands of pages of letters exchanged by the two spouses, few of which have been published in English, to explore in the fullest historical and psychological detail what it was like to be the Marquise de Sade, a decorous, upright woman married throughout the decades preceding the French Revolution to one of the most maverick spirits of recent times
Them : a memoir of parents by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A daughter's homage to the extraordinary lives of two fascinating, irrepressible people who were larger than life emblems of a bygone age. Tatiana du Plessix, Russian wife of a French diplomat, and Alexander Liberman, a gifted magazine editor and aspiring artist, lived as part of the artistic Russian émigré community in Paris in the 1930s. The two began a passionate affair and fled to New York with Tatiana's young daughter, Francine. There they rose to the top of high society, holding court to the midcentury's intellectuals and entertainers, friends like Marlene Dietrich, Salvador Dalí, and the publishing tycoon Condé Nast. Tatiana became an icon of New York fashion, and the hats she designed for Saks Fifth Avenue were de rigueur for stylish women everywhere. Liberman eventually came to preside over the Condé Nast empire. The glamorous life they shared was both creative and destructive and was marked by an exceptional bond forged out of their highly charged love and raging self-centeredness.--From publisher description
World without end : a novel by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Dutch and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rage and fire : a life of Louise Colet, pioneer feminist, literary star, Flaubert's muse by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written in a novelistic, richly detailed style but researched with meticulous scholarship, this biography portrays the complexities of a woman who ascended to fame and literary respectability through her talent and a willful spirit that refused to acknowledge the word "no."
Divine disobedience : profiles in Catholic radicalism by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
16 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hawaii: the sugar-coated fortress by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
October blood by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madame de Staël : the first modern woman by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the great literary forces of her age or any age, Germaine de Stael was born into the political and intellectual aristocracy of her time. The daughter of Jacques Necker, Louis XVI's finance minister; she married Sweden's ambassador to the French court and for two decades held the limelight as a political figure and prolific writer. Admittedly not a beauty, she was nonetheless notoriously seductive and enjoyed whirlwind affairs with some of the most influential men of her time. She was demonized by Napoleon for her forthrightness, her powerful intellect, and her prestigious salon, a hothouse of subversive ideas and sexual intrigue. The Emperor exiled her, on and off, for the last two decades of her life." "Madame de Stael - force of nature, exuberant idealist, and ultimate enthusiast - waged a lifelong struggle against all that was tyrannical, cynical, or passionless in her time; and left a legacy of enlightened liberalism that radiated throughout Europe during the nineteenth century."--Jacket
Adam & Eve and the city : selected non-fiction by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The queen's lover by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gray crafts a sweeping tale about the infamous affair between Marie Antoinette and Swedish nobleman Count Axel Von Fersen. In 1774, the 19-year-old Dauphine of France meets the handsome Count at a masquerade ball in Paris, igniting a decades-long romance that lasts into the French Revolution
The burden of the Berrigans ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simone Weil by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at the life of the twentieth-century philosopher whose intellectual legacy foresaw many of the twentieth century's great changes and continues to influence philosophy today
Was wir träumen, wenn wir lieben : das leben der Louise Colet : literatin, feministin, Geliebte Flauberts by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mon cher volcan, ou, La vie passionnée de Louise Colet by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Oubliées de la Perestroïka by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surfacing by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman searching for her missing father travels with her lover and another couple to a remote island in northern Quebec, where they encounter violence and death
 
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Alternative Names
Dju Plessi Grej, Frensis 1930-
Du Plessix Gray, Francine.
Du Plessix-Gray, Francine 1930-
DuPlessix-Gray, Francine 1930-
Gray, Francine D.
Gray, Francine du Plessix
Gray, Francine du Plessix 1930-
Gray, Francine DuPlessix 1930-
Plessi Grej, Frensis dju 1930-
Plessix Gray, Francine du.
Plessix Gray, Francine du 1930-
グレイ, フランシーヌ
グレイ, フランシーヌ・デュ・プレシックス
Languages
English (167)
French (9)
German (7)
Finnish (6)
Swedish (2)
Italian (2)
Dutch (2)
Danish (1)
Japanese (1)
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