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Acton, Harold 1904-1994

Overview
Works: 207 works in 864 publications in 7 languages and 12,507 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Pictorial works  Drama  Fiction  Sources  Bibliography  Art  Historical drama 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PR6001.C7, B
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The last Medici by Harold Acton( Book )

86 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the last Medici Dukes of Tuscany, 1641-1737
The Bourbons of Naples, 1734-1825 by Harold Acton( Book )

91 editions published between 1956 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Mitford : a memoir by Harold Acton( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous Chinese plays by L. C Arlington( Book )

19 editions published between 1937 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last Bourbons of Naples (1825-1861) by Harold Acton( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The peach blossom fan = Tʻao-hua-shan by Shangren Kong( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 17 th. C. play about the sad decline of the trading dynasties looks nostalgically on an earlier era of wealth in the Yangtze Valley
The Pazzi conspiracy : the plot against the Medici by Harold Acton( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tuscan villas by Harold Acton( Book )

32 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great houses of Italy the Tuscan villas by Harold Acton( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florence by Martin Hürlimann( Book )

15 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in English and German and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs by Martin Hurlimann and text by Harold Acton
Oxford, China, and Italy : writings in honour of Sir Harold Acton on his eightieth birthday( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florence, a travellers' companion by Harold Acton( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories to awaken the world by Menglong Feng( Book )

16 editions published between 1947 and 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories to Awaken the World, the first complete translation of Xingshi hengyan, completes the publication in English of the famous three-volume set of Feng Menglong's popular Chinese-vernacular stories. These tales, which come from a variety of sources (some dating back centuries before their compilation in the seventeenth century), were assembled and circulated by Feng, who not only saved them from oblivion but raised the status of vernacular literature and provided material for authors of the great Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) novels to draw upon. This trilogy has been compared to Boccaccio's Decameron and the stories of A Thousand and One Nights. Peopled with scholars, emperors, ministers, generals, and a gallery of ordinary men and women - merchants and artisans, prostitutes and courtesans, matchmakers and fortune-tellers, monks and nuns, thieves and imposters - the stories provide a vivid panorama of the bustling world of late imperial China. The longest volume in the Sanyan trilogy, Stories to Awaken the World is presented in full here, including sexually explicit elements often omitted from Chinese editions. Shuhui Yang and Yunqin Yang have provided a rare treat for English readers: an unparalleled view of the art of traditional Chinese short fiction. As with the first two collections in the trilogy, Stories Old and New and Stories to Caution the World, their excellent renditions of the forty stories in this collection are eminently readable, accurate, and lively. They have included all of the poetry that is scattered throughout the stories, as well as Feng Menglong's interlinear and marginal comments, which convey the values shared among the Chinese cultural elite, point out what original readers of the collection were being asked to appreciate in the writer's art, and reveal Feng's moral engagement with the social problems of his day. The Yangs's translations rank among the very finest English versions of Chinese fiction from any period."--Amazon.com
Three extraordinary ambassadors by Harold Acton( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A traveller's companion to Florence( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soul's gymnasium, and other stories by Harold Acton( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Mitford by Harold Acton( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the biography of Nancy Mitford. Determined, attractive & amusing, the eldest & most famous of the Mitford sisters was a satirical novelist & controversial journalist who observed the pretensions of her time with a keen & ruthless eye
Modern Chinese poetry by Harold Acton( Book )

11 editions published between 1936 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peonies and ponies by Harold Acton( Book )

17 editions published between 1941 and 1992 in English and French and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and ideas in eighteenth-century Italy; lectures given at the Italian Institute, 1957-1958 by England) Italian Institute (London( Book )

13 editions published in 1960 in English and Multiple languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Three extraordinary ambassadors
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Nancy Mitford : a memoirThree extraordinary ambassadorsA traveller's companion to FlorenceNancy MitfordSome remarkable men : further memoirsLa Pietra : Florence, a family, and a villa
Alternative Names
Acton, Harold

Acton, Harold 1904-

Acton, Harold 1904-1994

Acton, Harold 1904-1994 Sir

Acton Harold Mario Mitchell

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Acton, Harold Mario Mitchell, Sir

Acton, Harold, Sir., 1904-1994

Acton, Sir Harold Mario Mitchell

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Harold Acton scrittore, storico e collezionista d'arte britannico

Harold Mario Mitchell Acton

Harold Mario Mitchell Acton 1904-1994 Sir

Harold Mario Mitchell Acton Sir

Harold Mario Mitchell Acton, Sir, 1904-1994

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