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Waddell, Helen 1889-1965

Overview
Works: 257 works in 1,288 publications in 11 languages and 16,907 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Romance fiction  Legends  Songs and music  Folklore  Poetry  Biographies  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Lyricist, Author of introduction, Honoree, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Helen Waddell
The wandering scholars by Helen Waddell( Book )

228 editions published between 1873 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 3,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of mediaeval Latin lyrics and their relation to learning
Mediæval Latin lyrics by Helen Waddell( Book )

174 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection traces the development of the medieval Latin lyric from its source in the first century A.D. to its full flowering in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The wandering scholars, or vagantes, who flourished in the later Middle Ages, left behind them a splendid harvest of poetry, including the most famous anthology of medieval lyric, the "Carmina Burana". These poems of love and wine, of life and death, were written not to be read, but to be sung; in her translation, which is set alongside the Latin, Helen Waddell succeeds in capturing the rhythmic vitality and youthful flavour of the original
Peter Abelard, a novel by Helen Waddell( Book )

137 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abelard's theology and romantic relationship with Heloise are dealt with sympathetically in this scholarly work of fiction
The desert fathers; translations from the Latin with an introduction by Helen Waddell( Book )

69 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The desert fathers : translations from the Latin with an introduction( Book )

10 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the fourth century A.D., devout Christians--men and women alike--had begun to retreat from cities and villages to the deserts of North Africa and Asia Minor, where they sought liberation from their corrupt society and the confining shell of the social self. The Desert Fathers is the perfect introduction to the stories and sayings of these heroic pioneers of the contemplative tradition. Selected and translated by Helen Waddell, The Desert Fathers opens a window onto early Christianity while presenting us with touchingly human models of faith, humility, and compassion
Beasts and saints by Helen Waddell( Book )

32 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories of ... saints and beasts, from the end of the fourth to the end of the twelfth century ... translated ... from the original Latin."--Translator's note
More Latin lyrics, from Virgil to Milton by Felicitas Corrigan( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The general plan ... is to trace chronologically the Latin influence in Europe for some sixteen hundred years. Each poet's work is prefaced by an editorial note, followed by a passage from Helen Waddell's own published writings."--Jacket
Lyrics from the Chinese by Helen Waddell( Book )

59 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Manon Lescaut and the chevalier des Grieux by Prévost( Book )

5 editions published between 1935 and 1938 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry in the Dark Ages by Helen Waddell( Book )

26 editions published between 1948 and 1977 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mark of the maker: a portrait of Helen Waddell by Monica Blackett( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of medieval Latin for schools by Helen Waddell( Book )

39 editions published between 1913 and 1981 in English and Latin and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare by George Saintsbury( Book )

11 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories from Holy Writ by Helen Waddell( Book )

8 editions published between 1949 and 1975 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retellings of fifteen Old and New Testament Bible stories originally written for publication in "Daybreak," a missionary magazine
The desert fathers : translations from the Latin by Helen Waddell( Book )

16 editions published between 1936 and 1998 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an introduction to the early history of Christianity in a translation of the stories, meditations, and sayings of the holy men and women who pioneered the contemplative Christian tradition
Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by Prévost( Book )

8 editions published between 1934 and 1987 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by a monastic priest who reentered the world, Manon Lescaut is the story of a naive courtesan's tried and tested love for a young theologian who becomes a gambler, thief and murderer in order to protect her. The Abbe Prevost's spare, meticulous style traces the lovers' flights through shadowy inns, side streets, Parisian prisons - only to resolve their passion with tragic impact in a lonely Louisiana field outside a penal colony." -- book cover
Poetry in the Dark Ages by Helen Waddell( Book )

19 editions published between 1948 and 1971 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beasts and saints by Helen Waddell( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French soldier speaks by Jacques( Book )

12 editions published between 1941 and 1942 in English and French and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Saul the king by Helen Waddell( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The desert fathers : translations from the Latin
Alternative Names
Helen Waddell britisk poet

Helen Waddell Brits dichteres (1889-1965)

Helen Waddell brittisk poet

Helen Waddell Iirimaa luuletaja

Helen Waddell Irish poet

Helen Waddell nordirische Autorin und Übersetzerin

Helen Waddell poetă irlandeză

Helen Waddell poetessa irlandesa

Helen Waddell poétesse irlandaise

Helen Waddell poetisa irlandesa

Waddell, Helen Jane.

Waddell, Helen Jane 1889-1965

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Mediæval Latin lyricsPeter Abelard, a novelThe desert fathers; translations from the Latin with an introductionBeasts and saintsLyrics from the ChineseThe desert fathers : translations from the LatinHistoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon LescautBeasts and saints