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Krailsheimer, A. J.

Works: 63 works in 326 publications in 7 languages and 8,197 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romances  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Apologetic writings  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, aul
Classifications: PQ2288, 843.7
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Most widely held works by A. J Krailsheimer
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo( )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation of Notre-Dame de Paris offers Victor Hugo's epic view of mankind's history, which assumes even more importance than the novel's compelling story
Pascal by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

32 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in 6 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blaise Pascal was not only a religious philosopher, but also a scientist and mathematician who conducted important experiments on the vacuum and invented a sophisticated arithmetical triangle for measuring probability. The author here introduces all aspects of Pascal's life and work, and his book assumes no prior knowledge on the part of the reader. The book opens with a biographical portrait which describes Pascal's religious conversion and the strong influence of Jansenist thought upon his life. Next, the author discusses Pascal's scientific experiments and the writing of the "Provincial Letters", whose arguments about divine grace and casuistry dealt a terrible blow to the Jesuits. He then turns to the culmination of Pascal's spiritual philosophy in the powerful and persuasive reasoning, acute analysis of human character, and passionate devotion of the "Pensées". The view of Christianity Pascal here puts forward is integrated into a view of daily life which remains of absorbing interest to a wide readership today. The author concludes that Pascal's habits of mind and style persisted throughout his life, but that after his conversion he put his previous work in a different perspective and saw his, and in general all human, activity in religious terms
The continental Renaissance, 1500-1600 by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pensées by Blaise Pascal( Book )

21 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blaise Pascal, the precociously brilliant contemporary of Descartes, was a gifted mathematician and physicist, but it is his unfinished apologia for the Christian religion upon which his reputation now rests. The Pensees is a collection of philosophical fragments, notes and essays in which he explores the contradictions of human nature in psychological, social, metaphysical and, above all, theological terms. Mankind emerges from Pascal's analysis as a wretched and desolate creature within an impersonal universe, but also as a being whose existence can be transformed through faith in God's grace. This masterly translation conveys Pascal's disarmingly personal tone and captures all the fire and passion of the original. Also contained in this volume are a comparison between different editions, appendices and a bibliography.". - Back Cover
Studies in self-interest: from Descartes to La Bruyère by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

13 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabelais and the Franciscans by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and French and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the shabby boarding house in the rue Neuve-Sainte-Geneviève, petty Madame Vauquer and her tenants wonder at the plight of the aging resident Goriot. Once a well-heeled merchant, Goriot was--at first--afforded special treatment from the Madame. But now something is clearly amiss in his financial affairs, and his increasingly tawdry appearance makes him a subject of ridicule in the household. Some think he lost in the markets, others see him as a lecherous patron of prostitutes, but one thing is clear: his selflessness and complete devotion to his two daughters
Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A masterful study of a father whose sacrifices for his daughters have become a compulsion, this novel marks Balzac's "real entree" into La Comedie Humaine, his series of almost one hundred novels and short stories meant to depict "the whole pell-mell of civilization."
Three tales by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: First published in 1877, the Three Tales, dominated by questions of doubt, love, loneliness and religious experience, form Flaubert's final great work. 'A Simple Heart' relates the story of Felicite - an uneducated serving-woman who retains her Catholic faith despite a life of desolation and loss. 'The Legend of Saint Julian Hospitator', inspired by a stained-glass window in Rouen cathedral, describes the fate of Julian, a sadistic hunter destined to murder his own parents. The blend of faith and cruelty that dominates this story may also be found in 'Herodias' - a reworking of the tale of Salome and John the Baptist. Rich with a combination of desire, sorrow and faith, these three diverse works are a triumphant conclusion to Flaubert's creative life. Roger Whitehouse's vibrant new translation captures the exquisite style of the original prose. Geoffrey Wall's introduction considers the inspiration for the tales in the context of Flaubert's life and other work. This edition includes a further reading list and detailed notes
Armand-Jean de Rancé, Abbot of La Trappe : his influence in the cloister and the world by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three sixteenth-century conteurs by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

12 editions published in 1966 in English and French, Middle and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabelais by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

19 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Armand-Jean de Rancé, abbot and reformer of La Trappe by Armand Jean Le Bouthillier de Rancé( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rancé and the Trappist legacy by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversion by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of 13 cases of conversion, from Saint Paul to Thomas Merton
Correspondance by Armand Jean Le Bouthillier de Rancé( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pensées ; The provincial letters by Blaise Pascal( Book )

7 editions published between 1849 and 1988 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First Modern library edition.""Pensées translated by W.F. Trotter. The provincial letters translated by Thomas M'Crie."
Armand-Jean de Rancé, abbé de la Trappe : 1626-1700 by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bouvard and Pécuchet by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered Gustave Flaubert's masterpiece, Bouvard and Pecuchet opens with two middle-aged copy-clerks who become fast friends after meeting on a city bench and discovering their shared habit of writing their names in their hats: "I should say so! Someone could walk off with mine at the office!" When a small inheritance allows Bouvard and Pecuchet to retire early and move to the country, they use their newfound leisure time to satisfy their curiosity about all the things they'd been too busy to study in the city. Flaubert shows his unlikely protagonists diving disastrously into everything from farming and politics to literature and love, and coming up empty-handed each time - until, finally, their obsessive pursuit of knowledge becomes an end in itself." Bouvard and Pecuchet unravels the novel's realist tradition, and sets the stage for the modernist innovations of Kafka, Joyce, and Beckett. Although Flaubert died before completing it, this new translation contains the fullest and most accurate version of the text, as well as his "Dictionary of Accepted Ideas" and the previously untranslated "Catalogue of Fashionable Ideas."--Publisher
Ba si ka by Fengbin Li( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
PenséesPère GoriotThree talesBouvard and Pécuchet
Alternative Names
Alban Krailsheimer Krailsheimer, Alban John (1921–2001), French scholar

Krailsheimer, A.J.

Krailsheimer, A. J. 1921-

Krailsheimer, A. J. (Alban John), 1921-

Krailsheimer, Alban.

Krailsheimer, Alban 1921-

Krailsheimer, Alban J.

Krailsheimer, Alban John

Krailsheimer, Alban John 1921-

クレイルスハイマー, A

クレイルスハイマー, アルバン・J