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Tancock, Leonard

Works: 73 works in 257 publications in 1 language and 4,106 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Sayings  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Records and correspondence  War fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ2504, 843.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Leonard Tancock
Germinal by Émile Zola( Book )

27 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th century France, conflict between the owners and workers of a coal mining company comes to a head when a newcomer instigates a strike
Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola( Book )

14 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth novel by Émile Zola about adultery, murder, and revenge
The debacle by Émile Zola( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1892, this is the penultimate and longest novel in les Rougon-Macquart series. The story is set against the background of the political and military events that ended the reign of Napoleon III and the Second Empire in 1870, in particular the Franco-Prussian War, the Battle of Sedan and the Paris Commune. Dazzling romance, political intrigue, military conflict--this kind of top-rate historical fiction is a heady brew that French writer Emile Zola serves up better than anyone before or since. One of the novels in the author's celebrated Les Rougon-Macquart series, The Downfall follows the travails and triumphs of farmer and soldier Jean Macquart, who rises above adversity in a time of terrible discord to find a semblance of peace and happiness
Selected letters by Marie de Rabutin-Chantal Sévigné( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rameau's nephew; and other works by Denis Diderot( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the key figures of the French Enlightenment, Denis Diderot was a critic of conventional morality, society, and religion. Among his most well-known works, these two dialogues are examples of his radical scientific and philosophical beliefs. In Rameau's Nephew, the eccentric and foolish nephew of the great composer Jean-Philippe Rameau meets Diderot by chance, and the two embark on a hilarious consideration of society, music, literature, politics, morality and philosophy. Its companion-piece, D'Alembert's Dream, outlines a material, atheistic view of the universe, expressed through the fevered dreams of Diderot's friend D'Alembert
La Bête humaine by Émile Zola( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On one level a tale of murder, passion, and possession, it is also a compassionate study of individuals derailed by atavistic forces beyond their control. Zola considered this his 'most finely worked' novel, and in it he powerfully evokes life at the end of the Second Empire in France, where society seemed to be hurtling into the future like the new locomotives and railways it was building. While expressing the hope that human nature evolves through education and gradually frees itself of the burden of inherited evil, he is constantly reminding us that under the veneer of technological progress there remains, always, the beast within. This new translation captures Zola's fast-paced yet deliberately dispassionate style, while the introduction and detailed notes place the novel in its social, historical, and literary context
Adolphe by Benjamin Constant( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 1980 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre & Jean by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intensely personal novel that plays itself out in a closed and intimate circle. It is a study of jealousy, suspicion and love within a family. The most explosive passions are presented with the greatest delicacy and most consummate artistry
Maxims by François de La Rochefoucauld( Book )

14 editions published between 1907 and 1990 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of La Rochefoucauld, which influenced French intellectuals as diverse as Voltaire and the Jansenists, is captured here in more than 600 penetrating and pithy aphorisms
Le Paysan parvenu by Pierre de Marivaux( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Venu à Paris de sa Champagne natale, brillant de jeunesse et de santé, Jacob découvre auprès de jolie femmes le plaisir de vivre et de fait découvrir à une dévote un peu mûre qui a préservé pour lui ses succulences."--Cover
The story of the Chevalier Des Grieux and Manon Lescaut by Antoine François Prévost( Book )

15 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the young Chevalier des Grieux first sets eyes on the exquisitely beautiful and charming Manon Lescaut they fall passionately in love. But his happiness turns to bitter despair when he discovers that Manon is mercenary and immoral and has taken a rich lover to pay for their life of pleasure
Theresa Raquin by Émile Zola( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At last he was rid of his crime. He had killed Camille. It was a matter that was settled, and would be spoken of no more. He was now going to lead a tranquil existence, until he could take possession of Therese. The thought of the murder had at times half choked him, but now that it was accomplished, he felt a weight removed from his chest, and breathed at ease, cured of the suffering that hesitation and fear had given him
Theresa Raquin by Émile Zola( Recording )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thérèse Raquin is married to her sickly cousin and begins an affair with Laurent, a friend of her husband. They drown the husband, while out on a boat trip. This enables them to marry, but their guilt comes between them. They also have to look after Thérèse's elderly mother-in-law, who has suffered a stroke. She discovers their crime, and attempts unsuccessfully to expose them. Eventually, they find life together intolerable and both commit suicide
Philosophical letters by Voltaire( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To remind them that there is hope for men because they have it in their power to be reasonable. Voltaire was on the trail of principals
The nun by Denis Diderot( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suzanne Simonin, an illegitimate teenage girl, suffers mental and physical abuse after being forced to become a nun in eighteenth-century France
La princesse de Clèves by La Fayette( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poised between the fading world of chivalric romance and a new psychological realism, Madame de Lafayette's novel of passion and self-deception marks a turning-point in the history of the novel. When it first appeared--anonymously--in 1678 in the heyday of French classicism, it aroused fierce controversy among critics and readers, in particular for the extraordinary confession which forms the climax of the story. Having long been considered a classic, it is now regarded as a landmark in the history of women's writing." "In this new translation, The Princesse de Cleves is accompanied by two shorter works also attributed to Madame de Lafayette, The Princesse de Montpensier and The Comtesse de Tende. Book jacket."--Jacket
The Princess of Cleves by MADAME DE LAFAYETTE( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking novel made a splash when it was initially published in 1678, changing the course of literary fiction forever. Rather than following in the same vein as the one-dimensional romances that preceded it, The Princess of Cleves tackles its characters' inner dilemmas with unprecedented sophistication and nuance
Adolphe: Translated with an Introduction by Leonard Tancock (Penguin Classics) by Benjamin Constant( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Assommoir by Emile Zola( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With its naturalistic description and street argot, L'Assommoir vividly evokes the poverty and squalor beneath the superficial glamour of Parisian life under the Second Empire. But in telling the story of the rise and downfall of the laundress Gervaise Macquart, Zola surmounts his moral and social intentions."--BOOK JACKET
Pierre and Jean: Translated with an Introduction by Leonard Tancock (Penguin Classics) by Guy de Maupassant( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Tancock, L. W.

Tancock, L. W. 1902-

Tancock, L. W. (Leonard W.)

Tancock, L. W. (Leonard William), 1902-

Tancock, Leonard W.

Tancock, Leonard William.

Tancock, Leonard William 1902-

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