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Baldick, Robert

Works: 161 works in 623 publications in 4 languages and 11,934 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  History  Action and adventure fiction  Biography  Fantasy fiction  Novels  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Subterranean fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Creator, Other
Classifications: PQ2469, 843.8
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Most widely held works about Robert Baldick
Most widely held works by Robert Baldick
A journey to the centre of the earth by Jules Verne( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Von Hardwigg, with his nephew Henry and the Icelandic guide Hans Bjelke, sets out on an expedition through a passageway in a volcano to explore the earth's core
The memoirs of Chateaubriand by François-René Chateaubriand( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the time he came to write his extraordinary, highly entertaining memoirs, Chateaubriand had witnessed some of the iconic figures and events of French history--from the court of Louis XVI, to the reign of Napoleon, to the disaster of Waterloo, to life under the Restoration
Sentimental education by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Paris in the 1840s, Flaubert's classic novel follows the fortunes of Frederic Moreau - his love for an older woman, and his gradual disillusionment
Pages from the Goncourt Journal by Edmond de Goncourt( Book )

26 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No evocation of Parisian life in the second half of the nineteenth century can match that found in the journals of the brothers Goncourt The journal of the brothers Edmond and Jules de Goncourt is one of the masterpieces of nineteenth-century French literature, a work that in its richness of color, variety, and seemingly casual perfection bears comparison with the great paintings of their friends and contemporaries the Impressionists. Born nearly ten years apart into a French aristocratic family, the two brothers formed an extraordinarily productive and enduring literary partnership, collaborating on novels, criticism, and plays that pioneered the new aesthetic of naturalism. But the brothers’ talents found their most memorable outlet in their journal, which is at once a chronicle of an era, an intimate glimpse into their lives, and the purest expression of a nascent modern sensibility preoccupied with sex and art, celebrity and self-exposure. The Goncourts visit slums, brothels, balls, department stores, and imperial receptions; they argue over art and politics and trade merciless gossip with and about Hugo, Baudelaire, Degas, Flaubert, Zola, Rodin, and many others. And in 1871, Edmond maintains a vigil as his brother dies a slow and agonizing death from syphilis, recording every detail in the journal that he would continue to maintain alone for another two decades
The siege of Paris by Robert Baldick( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three tales by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

12 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple heart -- The legend of Saint Julian Hospitater -- Herodias
The duel; a history of duelling by Robert Baldick( Book )

18 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and German and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King of Rome : a biography of Napoleon's tragic son by André Castelot( Book )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of J.-K. Huysmans by Robert Baldick( Book )

25 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like Froude's biography of Carlyle, Holroyd's Shaw, and Ellmann's Joyce, Robert Baldick's Life of J.-K. Huysmans has become not just a standard reference work, to be consulted as regularly as the writing of the author whose life it chronicles, but a work of literature in its own right. First published fifty years ago, Baldick's classic biography presents a compelling narrative of Huysmans' life and work in all its various phases - from the Naturalism of the 1870s to the Decadence of the 1880s, and from the occult vogue of the 1890s to the Catholic Revival of the turn of the century - and it is written with such impeccable scholarship that it is still relied on today as regards matters of fact and detail. For this new edition - the first time the biography has been reprinted in English -Baldick's notes have been extensively revised and updated by Brendan King to take account of new developments and publications in the field of Huysmansian studies." --Publisher description
The life and times of Frédérick Lemaître by Robert Baldick( Book )

29 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in English and French and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Goncourts by Robert Baldick( Book )

14 editions published in 1960 in English and French and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

22 editions published between 1938 and 2018 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French writer who is horrified at his own existence. In impressionistic, diary form he ruthlessly catalogues his every feeling and sensation. His thoughts culminate in a pervasive, overpowering feeling of nausea which "spreads at the bottom of the viscous puddle, at the bottom of our time the time of purple suspenders and broken chair seats. Roquentin's efforts to come to terms with life, his philosophical and psychological struggles, give Sartre the opportunity to dramatize the tenets of his Existentialist creed
Dinner at Magny's by Robert Baldick( Book )

22 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opdigtede samtaler i kredsen af forfattere og kunstnere der i 1860erne mødtes på den parisiske restaurant "Magny"
Monsieur Nicolas; or, The human heart laid bare by Restif de La Bretonne( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and French and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against nature by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

8 editions published between 1959 and 2003 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this 1884 novel, the last scion of a once-powerful family retreats from his bourgeois life in Paris to an isolated villa where he spends his days in intellectual and aesthetic contemplation. A classic account of the quest for enlarged experience and new sensations, Against Nature scandalized Victorian critics with its break from naturalism and embrace of fin-de-siecle decadence"--
Lock 14 by Georges Simenon( Book )

7 editions published between 1931 and 2006 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One rainy night, a woman's body is discovered in a stable by the canal at 'lock 14'. Her apparently indifferent husband is immediately suspected but it seems that everyone on the canals has a history to hide. Maigret explores the strange, nomadic life of the canal workers and their whiskey fuelled orgies, and uncovers a tragic case of lost identity
From the earth to the moon, and Round the moon by Jules Verne( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of three men, accompanied by two dogs, shot to the moon in a specially constructed shell from enormous gun
Pedigree by Georges Simenon( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the years from the beginning of the century, with its anarchist threats, to the end of the First World War in 1918, "Pedigree "is the story of a boy growing into a young man and making his way in a city of gaslights, trams, rain, squalor, and secret delight
The first Bohemian : the life of Henry Murger by Robert Baldick( Book )

10 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The train by Georges Simenon( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Restored to print for the first time in more than forty years, this masterpiece of psychological suspense tells the tale of Marcel Féron--a poor man who, against all odds, has made a 'normal' life in a bucolic French village in the Ardennes. But one spring day in 1940, the German army invades France, and he must abandon his home and confront the fate that he has secretly awaited. Separated from his pregnant wife and young daughter in the chaos of flight, he joins a freight car of refugees hurtling southward ahead of the pursuing Nazis. There, he meets Anna, a sad-looking, dark-haired girl, whose accent is 'neither Belgian nor German, ' and who 'seemed foreign to everything around her.'"--Page 4 of cover
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Sentimental education
Sentimental educationPages from the Goncourt JournalThree talesThe life of J.-K. HuysmansNauseaAgainst natureLock 14PedigreeThe train
Alternative Names
Baldick, Robert

Baldick, Robert 1927-1972

Baldick Robert André Édouard 1927-1972

Robert Baldick britischer Literat

Robert Baldick British scholar of French literature, writer, translator, editor

English (287)

French (17)

Dutch (2)

German (1)