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Mitford, Nancy 1904-1973

Works: 353 works in 2,059 publications in 14 languages and 36,023 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographies  History  Biography  Personal correspondence  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Humorous fiction  Autobiographies  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Creator, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6025.I88, 823.914
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The Sun King by Nancy Mitford( Book )

96 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,024 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 )

140 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 2,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, also known as Madame de Pompadour (29 December 1721 ? 15 April 1764, French pronunciation: {7f200b}[p̃.pa.du?]) was a member of the French court and was the official chief mistress of Louis XV from 1745 to her death."--Wikipedia
Frederick the Great by Nancy Mitford( Book )

56 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frederick II (German: Friedrich II.; 24 January 1712? 17 August 1786) was King in Prussia (1740?1786) of the Hohenzollern dynasty. He is best known for his brilliance in military campaigning and organization of Prussian armies. He became known as Frederick the Great (Friedrich der Große) and was nicknamed Der Alte Fritz ("Old Fritz"). He was a grandson of George I of Great Britain, and a nephew of George II."--Wikipedia
The blessing by Nancy Mitford( Book )

109 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,779 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 )

170 editions published between 1945 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitford's most enduringly popular novel, The Pursuit of Love is a classic comedy about growing up and falling in love among the privileged and eccentric. Mitford modeled her characters on her own famously unconventional family. We are introduced to the Radletts through the eyes of their cousin Fanny, who stays with them at Alconleigh, their Gloucestershire estate. Uncle Matthew is the blustering patriarch, known to hunt his children when foxes are scarce; Aunt Sadie is the vague but doting mother; and the seven Radlett children, despite the delights of their unusual childhood, are recklessly eager to grow up. The first of three novels featuring these characters, The Pursuit of Love follows the travails of Linda, the most beautiful and wayward Radlett daughter, who falls first for a stuffy Tory politician, then an ardent Communist, and finally a French duke named Fabrice. Featuring an introduction by Zoë Heller
Love in a cold climate, a novel by Nancy Mitford( Book )

137 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of a successful marriage of the English upper class
Voltaire in love by Nancy Mitford( Book )

77 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,549 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
Don't tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford( Book )

58 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,166 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
The pursuit of love ; and, Love in a cold climate by Nancy Mitford( Book )

47 editions published between 1949 and 2001 in English and held by 1,164 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
Noblesse oblige; an enquiry into the identifiable characteristics of the English aristocracy by Nancy Mitford( Book )

62 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pigeon pie by Nancy Mitford( Book )

45 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 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 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 485 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 )

38 editions published between 1932 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 398 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
Wigs on the green by Nancy Mitford( Book )

15 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A ... satirical send-up of the political enthusiasms of [the author's] sisters Unity and Diana ... devoted followers of British fascism"--P. [4] of cover
The Princess of Cleves by La Fayette( Book )

17 editions published between 1950 and 1988 in English and held by 337 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 )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 320 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 )

14 editions published between 1951 and 1987 in English and German and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas Pudding & Pigeon Pie by Nancy Mitford( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 236 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 Stanleys of Alderley: their letters between the years 1851-1865 by Nancy Mitford( Book )

6 editions published between 1939 and 1968 in English and held by 193 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'
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The Sun King
Madame de PompadourFrederick the GreatThe blessingThe pursuit of love, a novelLove in a cold climate, a novelVoltaire in loveDon't tell AlfredThe pursuit of love ; and, Love in a cold climate
Alternative Names
Freeman-Mitford, Nancy.

Freeman-Mitford, Nancy 1904-1973

Mitford, Nancy

Mitford, Nancy Freeman-.

Mitford, Nancy Freeman 1904-1973

Nancy Mitford

Nancy Mitford British writer

Nancy Mitford Brits auteur

Nancy Mitford écrivaine britannique

Nancy Mitford englische Schriftstellerin und Biographin

Nancy Mitford escriptora britànica

Nancy Mitford escritora britânica

Nancy Mitford novelista y biógrafa británica

Nancy Mitford scriitoare britanică

Nancy Mitford scrittrice e biografa britannica

Nancy Mitford Suurbritannia kirjanik

Rennell Rodd, Nancy.

Rennell Rodd, Nancy 1904-1973

Rodd, Nancy Rennell.

Rodd, Nancy Rennell 1904-1973

Митфорд, Нэнси

ננסי מיטפורד

ננסי מיטפורד סופרת בריטית

نانسی میفرد


ミットフォード, ナンシィ


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