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Wormeley, Katharine Prescott

Overview
Works: 250 works in 1,259 publications in 2 languages and 71,601 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Textbooks  Love stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PQ2168, 843.7
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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 )

14 editions published between 1888 and 1998 in English and held by 256 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
Ursule Mirouët by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

24 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 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
César Birotteau by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

14 editions published between 1837 and 2014 in English and French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the unifying themes that wends its way through Honore de Balzac's immense body of work is the corrupting danger of greed -- and the often-absurd lengths to which people will go to secure material wealth. In the wonderful novel Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau, the title character starts out as a successful perfume-maker who is gradually lured to the dark side by the promise of ill-gotten gains
Les Paysans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

22 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
Catherine de ́Medici by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

23 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and held by 66 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
Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

7 editions published between 1885 and 2010 in English and held by 63 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
Seraphita by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

16 editions published between 1889 and 2007 in English and held by 57 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
Le lys dans la vallée by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

19 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in English and held by 54 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
A murky business = Une ténébreuse affaire by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

12 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and held by 37 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 35 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
Juana [and other stories] by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

12 editions published between 1833 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 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
Deputy for Arcis ; The middle classes, and, indices by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

12 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 )

13 editions published between 1887 and 2002 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded by many critics as one of Honore de Balzac''s foremost literary achievements, the novel The Alkahest offers an incisive look at the dangers of obsession. Scientist Balthazar Claes begins his research into alchemical properties with the best of intentions, but before long, he begins to neglect everything else in his life
Le Contrat de mariage by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

14 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in English and held by 32 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
Ferragus : chief of the Dévorants ; The last incarnation of Vautrin by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

12 editions published between 1895 and 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Le cabinet des antiques by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

11 editions published between 1837 and 2013 in English and held by 6 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
A daughter of Eve (Une fille d'Éve) and Letters of two brides (Mémoires de deux jeunes mariées) 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
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 )

8 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
 
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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 (328)

French (1)

Covers
Ursule MirouëtCésar BirotteauCatherine de ́MediciPère GoriotSeraphitaLe lys dans la valléeA murky business = Une ténébreuse affaireThe quest of the absolute