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Mitford, Nancy 1904-1973

Overview
Works: 261 works in 1,748 publications in 14 languages and 33,190 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Psychological fiction  Drama  Biographies  Television series  Novels  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Translator, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6025.I88, B
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Most widely held works by Nancy Mitford
The Sun King by Nancy Mitford( Book )

86 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines Louis XIV at Versailles--from the moment he decided to transform his father's hunting lodge into the greatest palace in Europe to his death there 54 years later
Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford( Book )

138 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 2,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the bougeoisie who became the mistress of Louis XV and "had so many enemies that she could not travel publicly without risking a pelting of mud and stones."--Cover
Frederick the Great by Nancy Mitford( Book )

56 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Prussian king Frederick II is today best remembered for successfully defending his tiny country against the three great European powers of France, Austria, and Russia during the Seven Years? War. But in his youth, tormented by a spectacularly cruel and dyspeptic father, the future military genius was drawn to the flute and French poetry, and throughout his long life counted nothing more important than the company of good friends and great wits. This was especially evident in his longstanding, loving, and vexing relationship with Voltaire. An absolute ruler who was allergic to pomp, a non-hunter who wore no spurs, a reformer of great zeal who maintained complete freedom of the press and religion and cleaned up his country?s courts, a fiscal conservative and patron of the arts, the builder of the rococo palace Sans Souci and improver of the farmers? lot, maddening to his rivals but beloved by nearly everyone he met, Frederick was?notwithstanding a penchant for merciless teasing?arguably the most humane of enlightened despots. In Frederick the Great, a richly entertaining biography of one of the eighteenth century?s most fascinating figures, the trademark wit of the author of Love in a Cold Climate finds its ideal subject"--The publisher
The blessing by Nancy Mitford( Book )

96 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love and marriage of a beautiful Englishwoman and a glamorous French marquis
The pursuit of love, a novel by Nancy Mitford( Book )

150 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The snobbery and false values of the English country nobility are satirized in these two love stories involving the well-established Radlett and Hampton families
Voltaire in love by Nancy Mitford( Book )

74 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Voltaire, successful financier, famous poet and troublemaker, and the enchanting amateur physicist and countess Eilie du Chatelet, was a meeting of both hearts and minds. In the Chateau de Cirey, the two brilliant intellects scandalised the French aristocracy with their passionate love affair
Love in a cold climate, a novel by Nancy Mitford( Book )

118 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of a successful marriage of the English upper class
The pursuit of love ; and, Love in a cold climate by Nancy Mitford( Book )

42 editions published between 1949 and 2001 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The snobbery and false values of the English country nobility are satirized in these two love stories involving the well-established Radlett and Hampton families
Don't tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford( Book )

63 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny is married to absent-minded Oxford don Alfred and content with her role as a plain, tweedy housewife with 'ghastly' clothes, but overnight her life changes when Alfred is appointed English Ambassador to Paris. In the blink of an eye Fanny's mixing with Royalty, Rothschilds and Dior-clad wives, throwing cocktail parties and having every indiscreet remark printed in tomorrow's papers
Noblesse oblige; an enquiry into the identifiable characteristics of the English aristocracy by Nancy Mitford( Book )

74 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in English and French and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pigeon pie by Nancy Mitford( Book )

43 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A talent to annoy : essays, articles, & reviews, 1929-1968 by Nancy Mitford( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloemlezing uit het journalistieke werk van de Engelse schrijfster (1904-1973)
Highland fling by Nancy Mitford( Book )

29 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and French and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Highland Fling"--Nancy Mitford's first novel, published in 1931--a set of completely incompatible and hilariously eccentric characters collide in a Scottish castle, where bright young things play pranks on their stodgy elders until the frothy plot climaxes in ghost sightings and a dramatic fire. Inspired in part by Mitford's youthful infatuation with a Scottish aristocrat, her story follows young Jane Dacre to a shooting party at Dulloch Castle, where she tramps around a damp and chilly moor on a hunting expedition with formidable Lady Prague, xenophobic General Murgatroyd, one-eyed Admiral Wenceslaus, and an assortment of other ancient and gouty peers of the realm, while falling in love with Albert, a surrealist painter with a mischievous sense of humor. Lighthearted
Christmas pudding by Nancy Mitford( Book )

28 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in English and French and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though foot-and-mouth has stopped hunting, Lady Bobbin, MFH and formidable chatelaine of Compton Bobbin, has assembled an oddly assorted Yuletide gathering. Her beautiful but silent daughter Philadelphia is torn between two suitors: Lord Lewis, eligible but dull, and Paul Fotheringay, penniless, and charming
The Princess of Cleves by La Fayette( Book )

16 editions published between 1950 and 1988 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poised between the fading world of chivalric romance and a new psychological realism, Madame de Lafayette's novel of passion and self-deception marks a turning-point in the history of the novel. When it first appeared--anonymously--in 1678 in the heyday of French classicism, it aroused fierce controversy among critics and readers, in particular for the extraordinary confession which forms the climax of the story. Having long been considered a classic, it is now regarded as a landmark in the history of women's writing
Love in a cold climate( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linda Radlett, daughter of Lord and Lady Alconleigh, follows her heart in and out of adventures, marriages, and dalliances, much to the dismay of her parents. Her dear friend Polly Hampton maintains a cooler head in her romantic entanglements. Seamlessly weaves together the two women's tangled love affairs in an eight-part miniseries
The Nancy Mitford omnibus by Nancy Mitford( Book )

11 editions published between 1951 and 1969 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stanleys of Alderley: their letters between the years 1851-1865 by Nancy Mitford( Book )

5 editions published between 1939 and 1968 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume of letters by and about the Stanley of Alderley family written in the middle of the last century ranges more widely than its predecessor, The ladies of Alderley, but Miss Mitford's comment on the first applies equally to its successor: 'it is a picture of a world past and gone...an extraordinarily clear and detailed picture of real people, carefully drawn'
Christmas Pudding & Pigeon Pie by Nancy Mitford( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christmas Pudding and Pigeon Pie are two sparkling comedies from early in the career of Nancy Mitford, beloved author of The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate, here published in one volume with a new introduction by Jane Smiley. In Christmas Pudding, an array of colorful characters converge on the hunt-obsessed Lady Bobbin's country house, including her rebellious daughter Philadelphia, the girl's pompous suitor, a couple of children obsessed with newspaper death notices, and an aspiring writer whose serious first novel has been acclaimed as the funniest book of the year, to his utter dismay. In Pigeon Pie, set at the outbreak of World War II, Lady Sophia Garfield dreams of becoming a beautiful spy but manages not to notice a nest of German agents right under her nose, until the murder of her maid and kidnapping of her beloved bulldog force them on her attention, with heroic results. Delivered with a touch lighter than that of Mesitford's later masterpieces but no less entertaining, these comedies combine glamour, wit, and fiendishly absurd plots into irresistible literary confections"--
The water beetle by Nancy Mitford( Book )

24 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Don't tell Alfred
Alternative Names
Freeman-Mitford, Nancy.

Freeman-Mitford, Nancy 1904-1973

Mitford, Nancy

Mitford, Nancy Freeman-.

Mitford, Nancy Freeman 1904-1973

Nancy Mitford Brits auteur

Nancy Mitford englische Schriftstellerin und Biographin

Nancy Mitford novelista y biógrafa británica

Nancy Mitford scrittrice e biografa britannica

Rennell Rodd, Nancy.

Rennell Rodd, Nancy 1904-1973

Rodd, Nancy Rennell.

Rodd, Nancy Rennell 1904-1973

Митфорд, Нэнси

ננסי מיטפורד

ננסי מיטפורד סופרת בריטית

ナンシー・ミットフォード

ミットフォード, ナンシィ

南西·米佛

Languages
English (1,031)

French (97)

German (29)

Dutch (19)

Italian (4)

Finnish (3)

Danish (3)

Czech (3)

Polish (2)

Hebrew (2)

Spanish (2)

Russian (2)

Chinese (2)

Swedish (1)

Covers
Madame de PompadourFrederick the GreatThe blessingThe pursuit of love, a novelVoltaire in loveLove in a cold climate, a novelThe pursuit of love ; and, Love in a cold climateDon't tell Alfred