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Boyd, Ernest Augustus 1887-1946

Overview
Works: 170 works in 640 publications in 3 languages and 15,219 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  History  Historical fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Drama  Pastoral fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Attributed name, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PS3501.N4, 843.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ernest Augustus Boyd
Winesburg, Ohio : a group of tales of Ohio small town life by Sherwood Anderson( Book )

31 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosely connected tales in which a young reporter named George Willard probes the hopes, dreams, and fears of the solitary people in a small Midwestern town at the turn of the 19th century
Nana by Émile Zola( Book )

12 editions published between 1927 and 1943 in English and French and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in the pleasure-loving society of Napoleon III's France is a beautiful, capricious, good-natured yet noxious prostitute named Nana. For her, rich men give up their fortunes and honor; poor men give up their mates and even their lives
Studies from ten literatures by Ernest Augustus Boyd( Book )

26 editions published between 1925 and 1984 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Droll stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

25 editions published between 1928 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Balzac's Contes Drolatiques, or Droll Stories, were originally published in three volumes in the 1830s. Set in medieval Europe, these stories were Balzac's attempt to write in the great tradition of Rabelais and Boccaccio, to render the Middle Ages with a touch of raunchy humor, and to provide a delightful portrait of medieval France. Balzac took the old themes that had delighted his ancestors--the tales of faithless wives and confiding husbands, of monks incredibly endowed for amorous athleticism, of lusty wenches and adventurous lads, and of great bouts of eating and drinking."
Appreciations and depreciations; Irish literary studies by Ernest Augustus Boyd( Book )

28 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary blasphemies by Ernest Augustus Boyd( Book )

17 editions published between 1927 and 1984 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contemporary drama of Ireland by Ernest Augustus Boyd( Book )

31 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.L. Mencken by Ernest Augustus Boyd( Book )

39 editions published between 1925 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson( Book )

2 editions published between 1919 and 1947 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cycle of interrelated stories that sympathetically view lonely and frustrated individuals in a midwestern town
Guy de Maupassant; a biographical study by Ernest Augustus Boyd( Book )

18 editions published between 1926 and 1928 in 3 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism in America, its functions and status by Irving Babbitt( Book )

6 editions published between 1924 and 1984 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fabulous life of Sarah Bernhardt by Louis Verneuil( Book )

10 editions published between 1942 and 1971 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verneuil was Sarah Bernhardt's last playwright, and her grandson by marriage, and she told him her story, during the last years of her life. The public life of this greatest name in theatre is well established; her personal life until now has been conjecture. This will provide future biographers with definitive basic material, although of itself, it is not destined to be the definitive biography. Sarah's childhood and girlhood were not happy--she was an illegitimate child of a famous courtesan, unwanted, unloved. In childhood she became a student of acting at the Conservatoire; her debut was unnoteworthy, her press unfavorable, her temperament was difficult and against her, for almost ten years of her career. Then at 25 she had her first success, and from that time on her star was in the ascendant, and she maintained her reputation as the outstanding genius of the stage until her first retirement at 70. Lovers, one child, an unhappy marriage, and a lifetime of hard work (she went back to the stage at 76, even though she had lost one leg). Ardent, impulsive, extravagant, with a compelling charm, she was a fascinating, "fabulous" figure
Rabelais by Anatole France( Book )

8 editions published between 1928 and 1929 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whiteheaded boy : a comedy in three acts by Lennox Robinson( Book )

5 editions published between 1921 and 1949 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First presented at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 1916, "The Whiteheaded Boy" is set in a typical Irish small-town household which is thrown into a frenzy, as the play begins, with the return of son Denis from Dublin's Trinity College. He is the whiteheaded boy of the title--the apple of his mother's eye and as a result the focus of his siblings' resentment--who has just failed his exams. Rather than face the shame of this failure, the family plan to ship him off to Canada; he just wants to marry his sweetheart, get a job, and settle down in the country. Hijinks, marriage proposals, bribes, and counter-bribes ensue as the family members exploit and misinterpret Denis' situation
Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

8 editions published between 1923 and 2010 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maupassant's second novel, Bel-Ami (1885), is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man (Georges Duroy, christened "Bel-Ami" by his female admirers) making it to the top in fin-de-siecle Paris. It is a novel about money, sex, and power, set against the background of the politics of the French colonization of North Africa. It explores the dynamics of an urban society uncomfortably close to our own and is a devastating satire of the sleaziness of contemporary journalism. Bel-Ami enjoys the status of an authentic record of the apotheosis of bourgeois capitalism under the Third Republic. But the creative tension between its analysis of modern behavior and its identifiably late nineteenth-century fabric is one of the reasons why Bel-Ami remains one of the finest French novels of its time, as well as being recognized as Maupassant's greatest achievement as a novelist. - Back cover
Mont-Oriol by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comment à force de bluff, de supposés miracles et de faux certificats délivrés par des médecins complaisants on parvient à fabriquer une ville d'eaux et à lotir au plus haut prix un paysage entier en exploitant la crédulité des uns et en s'appuyant sur la malhonnêteté des autres."--Cover
Quartet by Emil Ludwig( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Bel-Ami
Alternative Names
Boyd, Ernest.

Boyd, Ernest 1887-1947

Boyd, Ernest A.

Boyd, Ernest A. 1887-1947

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Languages
English (302)

French (2)

German (1)

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The contemporary drama of IrelandH.L. MenckenBel-Ami