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Lowe-Porter, H. T. (Helen Tracy) 1876-1963

Works: 178 works in 1,153 publications in 6 languages and 36,453 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Religious fiction  Political fiction  Short stories  Novels  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Philosophical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Creator, Other, Editor
Classifications: PT2625.A44, 833.91
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Most widely held works by H. T Lowe-Porter
The magic mountain (Der Zauberberg) by Thomas Mann( Book )

170 editions published between 1924 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 4,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sanatorium in the Swiss Alps reflects the societal ills of pre-twentieth-century Europe, and a young marine engineer rises from his life of anonymity to become a pivotal character in a story about how a human's environment affects self-identity
Doctor Faustus; the life of the German composer, Adrian Leverkühn by Thomas Mann( Book )

67 editions published between 1947 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 3,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mann's rendering of the classic Faust legend explores the goals, values, and conflicts of modern man
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann( Book )

111 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 2,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic chronicles four generations of the Buddenbrook family from 1830 to about 1900. For two generations this Lubeck family retains its power and prosperity but succeeding generations see its decline into dreamy ineffectual characters
Stories of three decades by Thomas Mann( Book )

48 editions published between 1936 and 1979 in English and German and held by 2,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories of Thomas Mann
Joseph the provider by Thomas Mann( Book )

17 editions published between 1944 and 1968 in English and German and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph the Provider, the fourth and last volume of Thomas Mann's great tetralogy, tells the story of the hero's rise to renown as a statesman in Egypt and his successful conduct of the famous fourteen years' abundance and famine in the lands. It is also the story of Joseph's restoration to his father Jacob, of the migration of Israel down to Egypt, and Jacob's death and burial; and lastly, it is a marrying of Hebrew, Greek, Babylonian, and Egyptian religious traditions as they met and mingled at the court and in the mind of Ikhnaton, the famous heretic Pharaoh of the fourteenth century B.C. -- a mingling that contained so many seeds of religious thought developed in centuries to come. As in the previous volumes, the narrative sticks faithfully to the relevant chapters of Genesis, concerned to fill out, interpret, and illuminate them: we have the dream of the seven cows and the seven ears, the prophecy, the scarcity, the journey of the brothers down to Egypt, their prostration before their unknown brother in fulfillment of Joseph's youthful dream; the money in the sacks, the banquet, the silver cup, the accusation, Judah's great speech, and the final revelation, when Joseph tells the frightened men: "I am your brother," and Benjamin the man of faith falls on his neck. In addition to all this there are two beautiful stories, the substance of which is taken quite literally from the Bible; the priceless diverting tale of the two fine gentlemen. Pharaoh's chief baker and chief butler; and the dark and enthralling story of Tamar, grand-daughter-in-law of the patriarch, with whom the old man was "a little bit in love." All in all, this fourth volume is a most rich banquet for the mind and heart, it gratifies and satisfies; it is a crowded pattern of which every single element and ornament has a symbolism belonging to and required by the whole; and it has, as the author makes quite clear to us through by indirection, through the pertinence and significance of its comment on all life, much and inescapable bearing upon our life today. - Jacket flap
Joseph and his brothers by Thomas Mann( Book )

46 editions published between 1900 and 1999 in English and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the biblical story of Joseph, whose brothers' jealousy leads to his enslavement in Egypt
Joseph in Egypt by Thomas Mann( Book )

20 editions published between 1938 and 1945 in 3 languages and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph is brought into Egypt by the traders, and he is sold to Potiphar, and in this new environment, he establishes himself as a trusted, and, later, a high-ranking member of Potiphar's extensive household. The story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife is too well-known to be retold here, but Mann fills his account with the most precise and intricate psychological details: the tension comes not from "what happens next?"--Since we all know what happens next -- but in the painstaking depiction of the development of various characters' psychologies. Rarely, if ever, has sexual desire been presented in more convincing detail than in the depiction of the wife of Potiphar, proud and aloof, lusting after the mere slave Joseph. And in this volume, another theme begins, I think, to develop: it is that word that Potiphar's wife could barely bring herself to say, even after hundreds of pages of agonising over it -- "love". Not necessarily love in a sexual sense, of course -- although that's part of it -- but the love that humanity, despite everything, persists in feeling for one another. The chapter depicting the death of the overseer, Mont-kaw, who had become as another father to Joseph, is among the most moving things I have read in any novel. For all the various complexities and layers of irony, Mann could at times be almost disconcertingly direct. - Himadri Chatterjee
Death in Venice, and seven other stories by Thomas Mann( Book )

45 editions published between 1930 and 2004 in English and German and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translates twentieth-century Nobel Prize-winning German writer Thomas Mann's novella "Death in Venice," as well seven of his short stories: "Tonio Kroger," "Mario and the Magician," "Disorder and Early Sorrow," "A Man and His Dog," "The Blood of the Walsungs," "Tristan," and "Felix Krull."
The beloved returns = Lotte in Weimar by Thomas Mann( Book )

37 editions published between 1940 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology of a genius and the personal sacrifices made by all those who surround him
Essays of three decades by Thomas Mann( Book )

23 editions published between 1938 and 1976 in English and German and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of biographical and critical essays by Thomas Mann on celebrated authors, composers, and other persons, in English translations
This is the hour by Lion Feuchtwanger( Book )

10 editions published between 1951 and 1964 in English and German and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In thinly fictionized form this is a segment of the biography of Goya, court painter to Spain of the troubled Napoleonic era --a superb piece of historical recreation rather than a definitive life of Goya. Already accepted as Spain's leading portrait painter, successor to the mantle of Velasquez, Goya, at the time of the story's opening, is at a turning point in his career. He is about to meet the dominant woman in his life, (a life checkered with amorous adventure), the beautiful and wicked Duchess of Alba. He is under consideration as official Court Painter, and a moot question for pressure politics in a sordid double-deal involving controversial figures of church and state. The story of a romance that was shattering in its implications- the story of an art that grew from portrait painting to interpretative realism, dangerous to the artist, and to savage satire that almost cost his life (and-outside the bounds of this novel, ended in exile) is understandingly traced by his biographer. And the turbulent period in Spain's history, the social, political, international ramifications, in which Goya was a controversial factor, comes alive. The market will be that of the student of the arts and history rather than the average reader of historical fiction, for Feuchtwanger has not overdramatized material for the sake of story. As in he has catered to a serious rather than a popular market....There has been relatively small use made of Goya's story since the publication in 1938 of two fictional biographies, Charles G. Poore's (Scribner) and Marion Chapman's (Egmont Press). A book for the long haul."--Kirkus
The transposed heads : a legend of India by Thomas Mann( Book )

26 editions published between 1941 and 1977 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ancient Indian fable of the time when men and gods talked together
A sketch of my life by Thomas Mann( Book )

9 editions published between 1930 and 1974 in English and German and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here Thomas Mann tells the story of a young solitary's rise to world fame; he gives a delightful account of a youthful celebrity's achievement of personal happiness; and he reports on the growing inveolement of the middle-aged man and artist with the demands of his times"--Jacket
A man called Cervantes by Bruno Frank( Book )

9 editions published between 1934 and 1935 in 3 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life of Cervantes is brought vividly alive in this exciting and well written novel. This is not a biography but, way more fun, is a fictionalized account that let's the author use his fantastic ability to imagine the life and thoughts of a historical figure. Every writer of misfortune and a life-long struggle to create his art will recognize himself in these pages, and perhaps be inspired to ignore the minor significance of accidental circumstances."--Goodreads
Young Joseph by Thomas Mann( Book )

12 editions published between 1935 and 1945 in English and German and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first volume, Tales of Jacob, tells of Joseph's father, Jacob, and acts as a sort of prelude. It presents a very strange world -- a world in which people can bury their own son alive as a sacrifice to the gods. And yet, somehow, the characters are not remote: the mythical and the human are held in balance. Joseph himself emerges in the second volume, Young Joseph, and while the first volume provided ample evidence of Mann's mastery of pacing (despite the generally slow pulse), it doesn't perhaps prepare us for what we get in the closing chapters of the second: when Joseph's brothers imprison him in a pit and then sell him into slavery, the narrative acquires a tremendous forward momentum and leaves one breathless with excitement. - Himadri Chatterjee
The days of the king : a novel by Bruno Frank( Book )

13 editions published between 1927 and 1970 in English and German and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rarely do authors manage to capture a historical figure as wholly and eloquently as Frank does Frederick the Great in this set of vignettes. He does not idolize or demonize Fritz, but rather presents him as he was: a phenomenal person, but still a person at heart. There is not too much or too little history; neither is this a book of facts or a pack of idle speculations. Rather, it is a few poignant stories of a fascinating soul, very well-told
This peace by Thomas Mann( Book )

7 editions published in 1938 in English and German and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Past masters, and other papers by Thomas Mann( Book )

10 editions published between 1933 and 1968 in English and German and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a collection of translated essays by Thomas Mann in which he reflects on past writers, musicians, and philosophers and offers cultural, social, and political commentary
The tables of the law by Thomas Mann( Book )

6 editions published between 1945 and 1964 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the life of Moses the prophet
Freud, Goethe, Wagner by Thomas Mann( Book )

8 editions published between 1937 and 1942 in English and German and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The magic mountain (Der Zauberberg)
Doctor Faustus; the life of the German composer, Adrian LeverkühnBuddenbrooksJoseph and his brothersDeath in Venice, and seven other storiesThe beloved returns = Lotte in WeimarThe transposed heads : a legend of India
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H. T. Lowe-Porter 1876-1963

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