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Wormeley, Katharine Prescott

Overview
Works: 324 works in 1,283 publications in 2 languages and 76,598 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Bildungsromans  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Textbooks  Romance fiction  Literatures 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PQ2168, 843.7
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Most widely held works by Katharine Prescott Wormeley
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 )

14 editions published between 1888 and 1998 in English and held by 262 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
Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

18 editions published between 1885 and 2010 in English and held by 130 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
Catherine de ́Medici by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

27 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and held by 92 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
Ursule Mirouët by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

24 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 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
Les Paysans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

22 editions published between 1845 and 2014 in English and held by 69 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
Seraphita by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

16 editions published between 1889 and 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work plunges into the fantastic and the supernatural self. In a castle in Norway near the fjord Stromfjord, Séraphitüs, a strange and melancholic being, conceals a terrible secret. Séraphitüs loves Minna, and she returns this love, believing Séraphitüs to be a man. But Séraphitüs is also loved by Wilfrid, who considers Séraphitüs to be a woman (Séraphîta). In reality, Séraphitüs-Séraphîta is a perfect androgyne, born to parents who by the doctrines of Emanuel Swedenborg have transcended their humanity, and Séraphitüs-Séraphîta is the perfect example of humanity
César Birotteau by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

6 editions published between 1886 and 1900 in English and French and held by 54 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
Le lys dans la vallée by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

19 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in English and held by 51 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
Une ténébreuse affaire by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

11 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and held by 36 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
Un début dans la vie by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

16 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and held by 34 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 quest of the absolute by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

13 editions published between 1887 and 2002 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in English and held by 33 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
Le Contrat de mariage by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

14 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. There, it seems that he can't but fall 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 and that she hopes to put the hand on the generous Count's goods
Juana [and other stories] by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

10 editions published between 1833 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 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 two brothers by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

16 editions published between 1889 and 2014 in English and held by 19 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
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

In one of the finest houses of the rue Neuve-des-Mathurins, at half-past eleven at night, two young women were sitting before the fireplace of a boudoir hung with blue velvet of that tender shade, with shimmering reflections, which French industry has lately learned to fabricate. Over the doors and windows were draped soft folds of blue cashmere, the tint of the hangings, the work of one of those upholsterers who have just missed being artists. A silver lamp studded with turquoise, and suspended by chains of beautiful workmanship, hung from the centre of the ceiling. The same system of decoration was followed in the smallest details, and even to the ceiling of fluted blue silk, with long bands of white cashmere falling at equal distances on the hangings, where they were caught back by ropes of pearl. A warm Belgian carpet, thick as turf, of a gray ground with blue posies, covered the floor. The furniture, of carved ebony, after a fine model of the old school, gave substance and richness to the rather too decorative quality, as a painter might call it, of the rest of the room. On either side of a large window, two etageres displayed a hundred precious trifles, flowers of mechanical art brought into bloom by the fire of thought
La vieille fille by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

9 editions published between 1837 and 2013 in English and held by 4 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
Maitre Cornélius by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

8 editions published between 1831 and 2014 in English and held by 2 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?
The vendetta by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

9 editions published between 1830 and 2014 in English and held by 2 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?
 
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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 (331)

French (1)

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Père GoriotCatherine de ́MediciUrsule MirouëtSeraphitaLe lys dans la valléeUne ténébreuse affaireThe quest of the absoluteLe Contrat de mariageUne fille d'Eve