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Waddell, Helen 1889-1965

Works: 243 works in 1,056 publications in 9 languages and 16,814 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Music  Legends  Poetry  Folklore  Biography  Juvenile works  Drama 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Lyricist, Compiler, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA8065.S8, 843.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Helen Waddell
The wandering scholars by Helen Waddell( Book )
180 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 3,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of mediaeval Latin lyrics and their relation to learning
Mediæval Latin lyrics by Helen Waddell( Book )
134 editions published between 1929 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Writing excitedly to her sister Meg in 1929, Helen Waddell quotes an early review of Mediaeval Latin Lyrics: 'Miss Waddell has kept her promise well: she promised a volume of translations from those fascinating "vagantes". Some indeed are among the loveliest in any literature; and Miss Waddell has not dulled their brightness. She has come to them not merely with scholarship and literary tact, but with a soul attuned to the thought and feeling and the very idiom of another day. She has the most important of the translator's qualifications - a perfect empathy with her material.'" "Through the marvellous empathy this reviewer unerringly describes, she unlocked some of the secrets and literary achievements of the Middle Ages for the scholar and the general reader alike. The vagantes, to whom the reviewer refers, are also the subject of her earlier book, The Wandering Scholars (1927) which similarly won golden opinions. These two books and her novel Peter Abelard (1933) made her the most famous medievalist of her generation." "And this was no passion fashion. Helen Waddell's books, particularly this one, have informed and inspired generations of medievalists. Mediaeval Latin Lyrics is an authoritative and delightful guide to a period of European civilization and literature, when Latin was still a vibrant means of communication throughout the western world."--BOOK JACKET
Peter Abelard, a novel by Helen Waddell( Book )
114 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Heloise and Abelard. It is dominated by the compelling passion of the lovers and by the wise understanding of the gross, tender old Canon of Notre Dame, Gilles de Vannes
The desert fathers; translations from the Latin with an introduction by Helen Waddell( Book )
79 editions published between 1936 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,703 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 )
38 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 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 )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 643 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
Poetry in the Dark Ages by Helen Waddell( Book )
24 editions published between 1948 and 1977 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lyrics from the Chinese by Helen Waddell( Book )
51 editions published between 1913 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 505 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 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mark of the maker: a portrait of Helen Waddell by Monica Blackett( Book )
3 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A book of medieval Latin for schools by Helen Waddell( Book )
31 editions published between 1926 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare by George Saintsbury( Book )
12 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories from Holy Writ by Helen Waddell( Book )
7 editions published between 1949 and 1975 in English and held by 296 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 ( Book )
8 editions published between 1936 and 1998 in English and held by 254 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
Manon Lescaut by Prévost( Book )
8 editions published between 1934 and 1987 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The young Chevalier Des Grieux defies his family by running away with the luxury-loving Manon Lescaut. They travel to New Orleans, but Manon's fickleness and the love of another man interferes with Des Grieux's happiness
A French soldier speaks by Jacques( Book )
8 editions published between 1941 and 1942 in English and French and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Saul the king by Helen Waddell( Book )
8 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plucking the rushes: an anthology of Chinese poetry in translations by David Holbrook( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Abbé Prévost by Helen Waddell( Book )
3 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eight canons for equal voices by Gustav Holst( )
3 editions published between 1965 and 2002 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Waddell, Helen Jane.
Waddell, Helen Jane 1889-1965
English (688)
Latin (22)
German (7)
Dutch (7)
Polish (3)
French (2)
Chinese (2)
Danish (1)
Italian (1)