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Mauriac, François 1885-1970

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Vipers' tangle by François Mauriac( Book )

452 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 3,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis, a wretchedly unhappy multi-millionaire, all but personifies evil. Toward the end of his life, seeking to uncover the cause of his unhappiness, he commits to paper his whole bitter story: his indulgent but affection-starved childhood; his first love; the trivial misunderstanding that festered until it poisoned their entire married life and the lives of their children; the old miser's struggle to disinherit his family; and finally, the powerful climax, with divine grace vying to the very end to pierce the evil encrusting Louis' soul
Thérèse Desqueyroux by François Mauriac( Book )

582 editions published between 1924 and 2019 in 23 languages and held by 3,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"François Mauriac's masterpiece and one of the greatest Catholic novels, Thérèse Desqueyroux is the haunting story of an unhappily married young woman whose desperation drives her to thoughts of murder. Mauriac paints an unforgettable portrait of spiritual isolation and despair, but he also dramatizes the complex realities of forgiveness, grace, and redemption. Set in the countryside outside Bordeaux, in a region of overwhelming heat and sudden storms, the novel's landscape reflects the inner world of Thérèse, a figure who has captured the imaginations of readers for generations."--Publisher's website
Le désert de l'amour by François Mauriac( Book )

333 editions published between 1925 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 2,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (copy 1): The Hédi Bouraoui Collection in Maghrebian and Franco-Ontario Literatures is the gift of University Professor Emeritus Hédi Bouraoui
Woman of the Pharisees : (La pharisienne) by François Mauriac( Book )

223 editions published between 1846 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... penetrating evocation of the moral and religious values of a Bordeaux community. In Brigitte, we see how the ideals of love and companionship are stifled in the presence of a self-righteous woman whose austere religious principals lead her to interfere--disastrously--in the lives of others. One by one the unwitting victims fall prey to the bleakness of her "perfection." A conscientious schoolteacher, a saintly priest, her husband and stepdaughter and an innocent schoolboy are all confronted with tragedy and upheaval. But the author's extraordinary gift for psychological insight goes on to show how redeeming features inevitably surface from disaster. The unfolding drama is seen through the discerning eye of a young Louis--Brigitte's stepson--whose point of view is skillfully blended into the mature and understanding adult he later becomes."--Goodreads
Maltaverne (Un adolescent d'autrefois) by François Mauriac( Book )

121 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hero of “Maltaverne” is a rich young landowner chafing under the domination of his powerful mother, the prospect of a marriage she has arranged 10 years in his future, and the stuffy Catholicism of his provincial neighbors
The lamb (L'agneau) by François Mauriac( Book )

129 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lamb probes the darkest corners of the human heart to produce an inventive, provocative, and deeply moving chronicle of fear and hope. When Xavier Dartigelongue encounters the tragically charismatic Jean de Mirbel and learns of his failing marriage, he decides to postpone the priesthood for the sake of “saving” two particular sinners. His visit to the Mirbel household will immerse him in the demands of lust and the darkness of despair and his salvific mission is rapidly in danger of becoming simply a project of self-preservation
The unknown sea by François Mauriac( Book )

125 editions published between 1926 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For most men the road of life is a dead-end, leading nowhere. But there are some who, even in childhood, realize that they are moving towards an unknown sea. At the very beginning of their journey they are amazed by the bitter violence of the wind and taste the salt upon their lips. On they go until at length, when the last dune has been surmounted, they find themselves in a world of spume and blown sand which seems to speak to them of an infinity of passion. That is the moment when they must choose their path. Either they must take the final plunge, or they must retrace their steps."--Questia
Génitrix by François Mauriac( Book )

303 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Génitrix" est un roman de 1923 duquel se détache la silhouette très noire d'une mère abusive dont le fils quinquagénaire a décidé de se marier, contre son avis
A kiss for the leper, and Genetrix by François Mauriac( Book )

247 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om en livsuduelig mand, for hvem faderen arrangerer et ægteskab med en sund, køn pige, der afskyr og foragter ham fysisk. Sjæleligt nærmer de sig til sidst hinanden gennem fælles tro
De Gaulle by François Mauriac( Book )

68 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first President from 1959 to 1969"--Wikipedia
Lines of life (Destins) by François Mauriac( Book )

155 editions published between 1926 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The weakling, and the enemy by François Mauriac( Book )

167 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel, Mauriac deals predominantly with "the remains of the provincial nobility, impoverished and almost ossified by ineffectuality and pride" and the radical village teacher who tried to save them from themselves
Life of Jesus by François Mauriac( Book )

109 editions published between 1936 and 1999 in 7 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le mystère Frontenac, roman by François Mauriac( Book )

242 editions published between 1933 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the landed gentry of the Bordeaux region and the growing up of five fatherless children
The loved and the unloved by François Mauriac( Book )

88 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in 10 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The characters in this novella are a young couple in love, but hindered by the opposition of the girl's mother. They can only meet with the connivance of her governess, the ugly Agathe (the 'Galigai' of the novel). Loved by no one, Agathe will cooperate for a price...engagement to the young man's best friend. Utterly repulsed by the thought, yet bound inextricably to his adored friend, whose requests for help persuade him on...and confounded by his faith, which tells him how wrong he is, Nicolas must wrestle with himself
Letters on art and literature by François Mauriac( Book )

19 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France's great Catholic author and Nobel Prize winner unfolds his thoughts on a variety of topics in a series of letters written to such men as Albert Camus, Jean Cocteau, Pierre Schaeffer and Jacques Riviere. Readers of Proust's Way, Men I Hold Great, and The Stumbling Block will find intense interest in Mauriac's reflections on the death of Georges Bernanos, the Claudel-Gide correspondence, and the Routier youth movement
François Mauriac on race, war, politics, and religion : the Great War through the 1960s by François Mauriac( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathan Bracher's François Mauriac on Race, War, Politics, and Religion: The Great War through the 1960s consists of a selectin of some ninety editorials penned by the Catholic novelist and intellectual François Mauriac, who received the Nobel Prize for literature and who was admitted to the Académie Française in 1933. As is often the case for prominent writers and intellectuals in France, Mauriac becaome active in political punditry early in his career, at the time of World War I. Intensifying notably in the tumultuous yeras of the 1930s, this activity continued to expand during the next five decades. After 1952, Mauriac's editorials came to represent the most important dimension of his intellectual activity. He was, to cite the prominent journalist and intellectual Jean Daniel of Le NOuvel Observateur, France's most distinguished and formidable editoralist of the twentieth century. Bracher's book provides for the first time an opportunity for English-speaking readers to discover the incisive power, passionate humanity, and historical perspicacity that made his voice one of the most resonant in the French press. Mauriac's public stances on events left nobody indifferent. He was the first to denounce torture in Algeria, and he was the most eloquent in appealing to the heritage of humanism left by Montaigne and the Sermon on the Mount. The editorials collected here morever offer a series of striking perspectives on the most dramatic events that France had to confront throughout the twentieth century, from World War I, to the rise of Fascism and the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, to the various episodes of World War II, on to the Cold War, the strains of decolonization in the 1950s, and the reign of Charles de Gaulle that coexisted with the upheaval of the 1960s. Mauriac's gripping editorials enable the reader to revisit these historical moments from within and through the eyes of a French Catholic intellectual and writer who approaches them with passion, commitment, and remarkable lucidity. -- from dust jacket
Thérèse, a portrait in four parts by François Mauriac( Book )

27 editions published between 1947 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions of precedence (Préséances) by François Mauriac( Book )

97 editions published between 1921 and 1972 in 6 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

François Mauriac, Nobel Prize winner in Literature, grew up in the Bordeaux region of France in the late 19th and early 20th century. He was well aware of the importance of wine in the culture there. Of course, wine is still immensely important in Bordeaux. This novel, originally published in 1921 under the French title, Préséances, examines through its characters how this culture affected society during those times
The Son of Man by François Mauriac( Book )

51 editions published between 1958 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meditations on the life of Christ, by a distinguished Roman Catholic novelist. Translation of "Le Fils de l'homme."
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Thérèse Desqueyroux
Thérèse DesqueyrouxLe désert de l'amourWoman of the Pharisees : (La pharisienne)GénitrixA Mauriac readerFrançois Mauriac revisitedThe mask of innocence
Alternative Names

controlled identityForez, 1885-1970

De Mauriac, François 1885-1970

F. M. 1885-1970


Forez, 1855-1970

Forez 1885-1970

Forez [Pseud.] 1885-1970


Francés Mauriac

Franciscus Mauriac

François Charles Mauriac

François Mauriac écrivain français, prix Nobel de littérature

François Mauriac escriptor francès

François Mauriac escritor francés

François Mauriac francouzský spisovatel

François Mauriac francuski pisac i nobelovac

François Mauriac francúzsky spisovateľ, dramatik a esejista

François Mauriac Frans schrijver

François Mauriac fransk forfatter og nobelprisvinner

François Mauriac französischer Schriftsteller

François Mauriac French writer

François Mauriac periodista, crítico y escritor francés

François Mauriac pisarz francuski, noblista

François Mauriac Pranses a mannurat

François Mauriac Prantsusmaa kirjanik

François Mauriac scriitor francez

François Mauriac scrittore e giornalista francese

François Mauriac shkrimtar francez

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Fransua Moriak

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Moriak, F. 1885-1970

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Moriak, Fransua 1885-1970

Moriakas F.

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Móriáks, Fransuā

Móriáks, Fransuā, 1855-1970

Móriáks, Fransuā 1885-1970

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Mūriyāk, Frānsuwā, 1885-1970

Mūryāk, Faranswā, 1885-1970

Sturel, François

Sturel, François, 1855-1970

Sturel François 1885-1970

Φρανσουά Μωριάκ

Мориак Ф.

Мориак Ф. 1885-1970

Мориак Франсуа

Мориак, Франсуа 1885-1970

Мориак, Франсуа французский писатель

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Франсоа Моријак

Франсоа Шарл Моријак

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מוריאק, פראנסואה

מוריאק, פרנסוא 1885־1970

מוריאק, פרנסוא 5881־0791

מוריק, פרנסוא, 1885-1970

מוריק, פרנסואה

פרנסואה מוריאק סופר צרפתי

فرانسوا مورياك

فرانسوا موریاک

فرانسیوس ماؤریک

فرنسوا مورياك، 1885-1970 م

فرنسوا مورياك مؤلف فرنسي

فرینسواس مائرس

مورياك فرنسوا 1885-1970

फ्रांसवा मौरिआक

फ्रांस्वा मोर्याक

ਫ੍ਰਾਂਸੋਆ ਮੌਰਿਆਕ

ಫ್ರಾಂಕೋಯಿಸ್ ಮೌರಿಯಾಕ್

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모리아크, 프랑수아 1885-1970

모리악, F. 1885-1970

모리악, 프랑수아 1885-1970

프랑수아 모리아크



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