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Wormeley, Katharine Prescott

Overview
Works: 382 works in 1,346 publications in 2 languages and 81,275 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Records and correspondence  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PQ2168, 843.7
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Most widely held works about Katharine Prescott Wormeley
 
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The other side of war, with the Army of the Potomac : letters from the headquarters of the United States Sanitary Commission during the peninsular campaign in Virginia in 1862 by Katharine Prescott Wormeley( Book )

16 editions published between 1888 and 1998 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters Wormeley wrote while a hospital volunteer caring for wounded soldiers during the peninsular campaign of the Civil War in 1862
About Catherine de Medici by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

21 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and held by 88 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
Les Paysans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

23 editions published between 1845 and 2014 in English and held by 71 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
Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

8 editions published between 1885 and 2010 in English and French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the relationship between a doting father and his two adult daughters. Blinded by his love for his children, Pére Goriot can not see their flaws and gives them everything they ask for even thought the giving destroys him. A cautionary tale about the dangers of placing society and money before all else
Ursule Mirouët by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

22 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 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
Le lys dans la vallée by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

20 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence between a young Frenchman and his fiancée on the subject of love reveals the differences in the two sex's approach to the subject
César Birotteau by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

6 editions published between 1886 and 1900 in English and French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Cesar Birotteau, an honest perfumer who's lured into overextending himself. This luring is the work of the unsavory du Tillet, an employee Birotteau fired for embezzlement. The Embezzler works in secret to take revenge. Take it he does: Birotteau falls hard. But all is not lost--not yet. Anselme Popinot, a brilliant young marketer in love with Birotteau's daughter, works to help Birotteau recover. Perhaps together they can recover Birotteau's honor. --from goodreads.com
A murky business = Une ténébreuse affaire by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

11 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and held by 35 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
The member for Arcis by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

13 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in English and held by 34 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
The quest of the absolute by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

14 editions published between 1887 and 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fanatical scientist twice sends the family fortune up in smoke in his search for the principle of matter
Le Contrat de mariage by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

15 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in English and held by 31 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
A start in life. [and others stories] by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

13 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and held by 30 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 black sheep : (La Rabouilleuse) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

19 editions published between 1889 and 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agathe Rouget, who is born in Issoudun, is sent to be raised by her maternal relatives, the Descoings in Paris by her father Doctor Rouget. Agathe has two sons, Philippe and Joseph, with which the story is principally concerned. Philippe becomes a soldier in Napoleon's armies, while Joseph becomes an artist. Philippe, who is ironically his mother's favorite, is a hard drinker with a gambling problem that brings trouble to the family. The differences between the two brothers are brilliantly contrasted by Balzac as their true natures are revealed throughout the course of the work. As in the rest of "The Human Comedy" Balzac criticizes the value that is placed on wealth and beautifully illustrates the conflict that arises out of the ambition to achieve a place in the aristocratic society of France
Juana [and other stories] by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

11 editions published between 1833 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 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
Une fille d'Eve by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

11 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in English and held by 4 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 Old maid by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

9 editions published between 1837 and 2013 in English and held by 3 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
Adieu by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

12 editions published between 1830 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 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
Unconscious comedians by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 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
The recruit by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

10 editions published between 1831 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This gripping short story from master of French realism Honore de Balzac packs an emotional wallop and has a twist ending you won't be able to forget. The mother of a French soldier receives word that her son be paying her a visit. Though overjoyed at the news, she begins to fret about his safety on the trip home. Will her fears prove to be accurate?
Paz by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 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
 
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Ursule Mirouët
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

Languages
English (315)

French (2)

Covers
About Catherine de MediciPère GoriotUrsule MirouëtLe lys dans la valléeA murky business = Une ténébreuse affaireThe quest of the absoluteLe Contrat de mariageUne fille d'Eve