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Wormeley, Katharine Prescott

Overview
Works: 356 works in 1,386 publications in 2 languages and 81,878 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Romance fiction  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PQ2168, 843.7
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A murky business = Une ténébreuse affaire by Honoré de Balzac( )

11 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and held by 3,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step back in history through the eyes of one of the masters of European realism. This keenly observed and utterly absorbing account of the period after Napoleon Bonaparte fell from power in nineteenth-century France is both an interesting historical document and an engrossing mystery
Le lys dans la vallée by Honoré de Balzac( )

20 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in English and held by 2,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you like your tales of tragic love to come with a stiff dose of historical realism, get ready to savor this classic from French writer Honore de Balzac. The Lily of the Valley tells the tale of star-crossed lovers Felix de Vandenesse and Henriette de Mortsauf. Will social conventions keep them apart, or will they say goodbye to the trappings of the French aristocracy to live together? Pick up this must-read romance to find out
Les Paysans by Honoré de Balzac( )

23 editions published between 1845 and 2014 in English and held by 2,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French writer Honore de Balzac had many unique strengths, and chief among them is his ability to limn and illuminate subtle differences between social classes. In this pastoral novel, Balzac explores the virtues and follies of country life through the eyes of Emile Blondet, a journalist who was born and raised in the provinces, works in Paris, and has returned to the countryside of his youth for a much-needed vacation
Ursule Mirouët by Honoré de Balzac( )

24 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ursula (original French title Ursule Mirouet, 1842) forms one part of Scenes from Provincial Life, a series of novels-whose other major work is Eugenie Grandet-examining manners and morals in the French provinces. Among all the novels of Honore de Balzac (1799-1850), none depicts so penetratingly the small-mindedness, avarice, and envy of the provincial lower middle classes. No limitations based on morality or decency will hold these people back in their effort to acquire wealth and influence"--Page 4 of cover
A start in life. [and others stories] by Honoré de Balzac( )

13 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel A Start in Life is part of the Scenes of Private Life section of Honore de Balzac's masterpiece of nineteenth-century realism, The Human Comedy. In much of Balzac's work, the aristocracy is portrayed as vain, duplicitous, and greedy. But in this novel, it is members of the working class who are mercilessly skewered when what starts out as a harmless prank rapidly snowballs into a comedy of errors with profound consequences
The Old maid by Honoré de Balzac( )

9 editions published between 1837 and 2013 in English and held by 2,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immerse yourself in the inner workings of a quaint French village in this charming novel from Honore de Balzac, an early master of literary realism. Brimming with finely observed details and Balzac''s trademark insight into human motivations and morality, An Old Maid follows several men who have designs -- honorable and not-so-honorable -- on one of the village''s wealthiest bachelorettes
The two brothers by Honoré de Balzac( )

17 editions published between 1889 and 2014 in English and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brothers Philippe and Joseph Bridau couldn't be more different. One is a cruel man who puts his ruthlessness to good use in a military career, while the other is a kind-hearted, sensitive soul who grows up to be a penniless artist. When the family's fortune is at risk, the two diametrically opposed siblings wage an all-out war
Juana [and other stories] by Honoré de Balzac( )

13 editions published between 1833 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of the Peninsular War, Balzac's novella Juana focuses on a storied family of French courtesans who have achieved legendary status. For many generations, the women have lived outside of the bounds of polite society, eschewing the familial involvement of men and maintaining a matrilineal tradition. But with the birth of a little girl named Juana, everything changes
The vendetta by Honoré de Balzac( )

9 editions published between 1830 and 2014 in English and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fans of Romeo and Juliet will delight in the novella Vendetta, Honore de Balzac's unique take on the timeless theme of star-crossed lovers. Corsican immigrants Ginevra Piombo and Luigi Porta fall hopelessly in love, unaware of the fact that their respective families have long been ensnared in a multi-generational blood feud. Will they be able to live happily ever after in spite of their unhappy heritage?
The Vicar of Tours by Honoré de Balzac( )

10 editions published between 1832 and 2014 in English and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exquisite novella from master of French realism Honore de Balzac illustrates how greed and covetousness can infect and fester in even the most seemingly pure people and environments. An ascetic clergyman becomes the target of a nefarious plot. Will he be able to escape with his few cherished belongings -- and his faith in humanity intact?
The quest of the absolute by Honoré de Balzac( )

15 editions published between 1887 and 2014 in English and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fanatical scientist twice sends the family fortune up in smoke in his search for the principle of matter
Maitre Cornélius by Honoré de Balzac( )

9 editions published between 1831 and 2014 in English and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the fifteenth century, Maitre Cornelius is a gripping historical novel that illustrates the unbelievable lengths to which some will go in the name of love. Marie, the daughter of the king, is trapped in a loveless marriage with a cruel, violent man. To escape her horrible home life, she begins spending time with a young man named Georges d'Estoutville, who decides to free her from her dangerous marriage via a daring rescue attempt. Will he be able to pull it off?
Unconscious comedians by Honoré de Balzac( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novella from Honore de Balzac, the skilled artisan Palafox Gazonal arrives in Paris to settle some important business and perhaps make a splash in the city's thriving art scene. However, Gazonal is used to the slower-paced life in the provinces and finds himself confused--and even disgusted--with some of the customs and practices that are commonplace in Paris. It's another of Balzac's insightful analyses of the artist and his role in society
Adieu by Honoré de Balzac( )

12 editions published between 1830 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The longish short story ""Adieu"" is an excerpt from Honore de Balzac''s sweeping masterpiece The Human Comedy. A ghost story of sorts, this tragic tale recounts the blossoming romance of two lovers whose relationship is torn asunder by the vagaries of war. When they reunite by chance years later, there is nothing left to be salvaged
Paz by Honoré de Balzac( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novella is part of the Scenes from Private Life section of Honore de Balzac's sprawling story cycle The Human Comedy. Trapped in a maddeningly frustrating love triangle and unable to express his true feelings to his beloved, protagonist Paz invents an imaginary mistress to use as an excuse for his lovesickness and increasing alienation from his group of friends
Une fille d'Eve by Honoré de Balzac( )

11 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in English and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short novel, part of the Scenes of Private Life section of Honore de Balzac''s vast masterpiece The Human Comedy, includes the first appearances of key characters who return later in the series. A Daughter of Eve is a tale in which seemingly innocent peccadilloes soon spiral into an inescapable web of intrigue, fraud, and lust
The recruit by Honoré de Balzac( )

10 editions published between 1831 and 2014 in English and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Recruit is a novel by the French novelist and writer Honor ̌de Balzac. It was first published in 1831 in the Revue de Paris to become later part of The Human Comedy. The story is set in late eighteenth-century France and centers around the character of the Countess de Dey, a respectable lady who runs a cultural and literary salon in her house. When one day she decides not to open the salon, her assembly, composed mainly of intellectuals and friends, find her decision unexpected and start to question about the reason behind it. The readers later learn that Madame de Dey has received a letter from her only son telling her that if he does not show up within three days this will mean that he was shot dead. A large part of the novel follows the Countess as she is waiting for her son's arrival. On the last of the three days, she decides to reopen her salon and receive her guests while expecting the coming of her son the same night. She is informed that he is on his way to her. However, to her great misfortune, when the young man arrives she discovers that he is not her son. She is shocked and dies at the same moment her son is shot
About Catherine de Medici by Honoré de Balzac( )

24 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balzac's La Comedie Humaine was a story cycle comprising more than 100 novels and stories. Although most of these works are set in nineteenth-century France, several hearken back to earlier periods. Catherine de' Medici centers on the life of the woman born into an aristocratic family in medieval Italy who went on to become Queen consort and, later, regent of France
Le Contrat de mariage by Honoré de Balzac( )

15 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in English and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Count of Manerville, tired of being a bachelor, decides to leave Paris and to come back to Bordeaux, home of his ancestors. He falls in love with Miss Evangelista, the queen of the local social life. Soon, their future marriage is the talk of the town. Now there's only one point to settle : the marriage contract. The young people prefer this matter to be discussed between their respective notaries. The Count of Manerville is represented by the old notary Mathias who quickly understands that Mrs. Evangelista, the future mother-in-law, has already wasted her daughter's fortune
The deputy of Arcis by Honoré de Balzac( )

13 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in English and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A masterpiece of political intrigue and machinations, the novel The Deputy of Arcis was left incomplete at Honore de Balzac''s death and was finished by Balzac''s friend and collaborator Charles Rabou. What starts out as a typical political campaign is suddenly turned upside down when a mysterious figure shows up and decides to throw his hat into the ring
 
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Le lys dans la valléeUrsule MirouëtThe quest of the absoluteUne fille d'EveAbout Catherine de MediciLe Contrat de mariage
Alternative Names
Katherine Prescott Wormeley American nurse and translator

Katherine Prescott Wormeley Amerikaans verpleegster (1830-1908)

Prescott Wormeley, Katherine 1830-1908

Wormeley, Katherine Prescott

Wormeley, Katherine Prescott 1830-1908

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English (325)

French (1)