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Wormeley, Katharine Prescott

Overview
Works: 430 works in 1,500 publications in 2 languages and 84,982 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Allegories  Personal correspondence  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Biographical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: PQ2168, 843.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Katharine Prescott Wormeley
Lily of the valley by Honoré de Balzac( )

21 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,631 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( )

22 editions published between 1845 and 2014 in English and held by 2,165 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
The black sheep = La rabouilleuse by Honoré de Balzac( )

20 editions published between 1889 and 2014 in English and held by 2,162 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
A start in life. [and others stories] by Honoré de Balzac( )

14 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and held by 2,153 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
Ursula by Honoré de Balzac( )

23 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,147 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
The Old maid by Honoré de Balzac( )

11 editions published between 1837 and 2014 in English and held by 2,136 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
Vicar of tours by Honoré de Balzac( )

11 editions published between 1832 and 2014 in English and held by 2,089 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?
Juana by Honoré de Balzac( )

15 editions published between 1833 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,070 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 2,065 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?
About Catherine de Medici by Honoré de Balzac( )

23 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and held by 2,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Le Contrat de mariage by Honoré de Balzac( )

16 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,045 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
Une fille d'Eve by Honoré de Balzac( )

11 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in English and held by 2,031 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
Paz by Honoré de Balzac( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,019 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
The recruit by Honoré de Balzac( )

10 editions published between 1831 and 2014 in English and held by 2,005 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?
Maître Cornélius by Honoré de Balzac( )

9 editions published between 1831 and 2014 in English and held by 2,004 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( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,003 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 1,999 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
The deputy of Arcis by Honoré de Balzac( )

13 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in English and held by 1,954 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 wrong side of Paris by Honoré de Balzac( )

3 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in English and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French playwright and novelist Honore de Balzac is at his best when he is describing the chaotic tumult of big city life in nineteenth-century Europe. In The Brotherhood of Consolation, he focuses on a secret society of people bent on bringing some small measure of goodness into the lives of others by carrying out anonymous acts of charity, philanthropy and assistance
Pierre Grassou by Honoré de Balzac( )

11 editions published between 1839 and 2014 in English and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short story is part of the Scenes of Paris Life section of Honore de Balzac''s epic masterpiece The Human Comedy. Pierre Grassou is an artist who has many of the attributes necessary for success -- but lacks that spark of creativity. Rather than painting original works, he begins painting copies of the great masterworks. Sure, it''s financially lucrative, but will it be enough to allow Grassou to find happiness?
 
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Alternative Names
Katherine Prescott Wormeley American nurse and translator

Katherine Prescott Wormeley Amerikaans verpleegster (1830-1908)

Prescott Wormeley, Katherine 1830-1908

Wormeley, Katharine Prescott 1830-1908

Wormeley, Katherine Prescott

Wormeley, Katherine Prescott 1830-1908

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English (324)

French (1)