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Waddell, Helen 1889-1965

Overview
Works: 340 works in 1,488 publications in 11 languages and 17,316 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Romance fiction  Poetry  Legends  Songs and music  Folklore  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Lyricist, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Honoree, win, Creator
Classifications: PA8065.S8, 843.5
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The wandering scholars by Helen Waddell( Book )

254 editions published between 1852 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 2,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, Europe was Christian. The "other world" was the gold of men's lives; but the world of the here and now could not be denied completely. And so priests and monks, students and scholars would take to the roads and taverns, tasting and celebrating the pleasures of the senses. These "wandering scholars" and their songs are the subject of this book
Mediæval Latin lyrics by Helen Waddell( Book )

200 editions published between 1929 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 2,309 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 )

145 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,077 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 )

16 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 1,113 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
More Latin lyrics, from Virgil to Milton by Felicitas Corrigan( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 601 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
Beasts and saints by Helen Waddell( Book )

14 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Stories of the mutual charities between saints and beasts, from the end of the fourth to the end of the twelfth century ... translated from the original Latin" (Translator's note)
The desert fathers by Heribert Rosweyde( Book )

64 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyrics from the Chinese by Helen Waddell( Book )

61 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 527 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 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in France and Louisiana in the early 18th century, the story follows the hero, the Chevalier des Grieux, and his lover, Manon Lescaut. Des Grieux comes from a noble and landed family, but forfeits his hereditary wealth and incurs the disappointment of his father by running away with Manon. In Paris, the young lovers enjoy a blissful cohabitation, while Des Grieux struggles to satisfy Manon's taste for luxury. He scrounges together money by borrowing from his unwaveringly loyal friend Tiberge and by cheating gamblers. On several occasions, Des Grieux's wealth evaporates (by theft, in a house fire, etc.), prompting Manon to leave him for a richer man because she cannot stand the thought of living in penury. The two lovers finally end up in New Orleans, to which Manon has been deported as a prostitute, where they pretend to be married and live in idyllic peace for a while. But when Des Grieux reveals their unmarried state to the Governor and asks to be wed with Manon, the Governor's nephew sets his sights on winning Manon's hand. In despair, Des Grieux challenges the Governor's nephew to a duel and knocks him unconscious. Thinking he had killed the man and fearing retribution, the couple flee New Orleans and venture into the wilderness of Louisiana, hoping to reach an English settlement. Manon dies of exposure and exhaustion the following morning and, after burying his beloved, Des Grieux is eventually taken back to France by Tiberge
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 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry in the Dark Ages by Helen Waddell( Book )

22 editions published between 1948 and 1977 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1913 and 1981 in English and Latin and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare by George Saintsbury( Book )

11 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories from Holy Writ by Helen Waddell( Book )

9 editions published between 1949 and 1975 in English and held by 288 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 )

14 editions published between 1936 and 1998 in English and held by 239 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
The story of the Chevalier Des Grieux and Manon Lescaut by Prévost( Book )

9 editions published between 1934 and 1987 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in France and Louisiana in the early 18th century, the story follows the hero, the Chevalier des Grieux, and his lover, Manon Lescaut. Des Grieux comes from a noble and landed family, but forfeits his hereditary wealth and incurs the disappointment of his father by running away with Manon. In Paris, the young lovers enjoy a blissful cohabitation, while Des Grieux struggles to satisfy Manon's taste for luxury. He scrounges together money by borrowing from his unwaveringly loyal friend Tiberge and by cheating gamblers. On several occasions, Des Grieux's wealth evaporates (by theft, in a house fire, etc.), prompting Manon to leave him for a richer man because she cannot stand the thought of living in penury. The two lovers finally end up in New Orleans, to which Manon has been deported as a prostitute, where they pretend to be married and live in idyllic peace for a while. But when Des Grieux reveals their unmarried state to the Governor and asks to be wed with Manon, the Governor's nephew sets his sights on winning Manon's hand. In despair, Des Grieux challenges the Governor's nephew to a duel and knocks him unconscious. Thinking he had killed the man and fearing retribution, the couple flee New Orleans and venture into the wilderness of Louisiana, hoping to reach an English settlement. Manon dies of exposure and exhaustion the following morning and, after burying his beloved, Des Grieux is eventually taken back to France by Tiberge
A French soldier speaks by Jacques( Book )

9 editions published between 1941 and 1942 in English and French and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry in the Dark Ages by Helen Waddell( Book )

5 editions published between 1948 and 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beasts and saints( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These stories of animals and saints, taken from the Desert Fathers and the Celtic saints, were first translated and made available by Helen Waddell more than half a century ago. Ester de Waal now introduces these personages to a new audience that will be equally beguiled by the world they evoke." "Readers meet a range of creatures, from lions and hyenas, otters and hares, to a mouse, a fly, and a frog. All creatures, whether they be big or small, beautiful or not, are given their own voices, and, in reading about their relationships with saints such as Columba, Jerome, Cuthbert, and Simeon Stylites, readers are taken back to the early days of the Christian heritage and the holistic spirituality that belongs to that world - a world in which miracles are commonplace and Christian legend comes to life."--BOOK JACKET
Plucking the rushes: an anthology of Chinese poetry in translations by David Holbrook( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The desert fathers : translations from the Latin
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Mediæval Latin lyricsPeter Abelard, a novelThe desert fathers; translations from the Latin with an introductionThe desert fathersLyrics from the ChineseThe desert fathers : translations from the LatinThe story of the Chevalier Des Grieux and Manon LescautBeasts and saints
Alternative Names
Helen Waddell

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Waddell, Helen Jane

Waddell, Helen Jane 1889-1965

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