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Ben Sussan, René

Overview
Works: 63 works in 135 publications in 3 languages and 2,924 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Humor 
Roles: Illustrator, Author, Editor, Engraver, Correspondent, Other, Recipient
Classifications: PR4560, 823.8
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Most widely held works about René Ben Sussan
 
Most widely held works by René Ben Sussan
Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicting the fatal clash between material desires and the liberating power of human passions, Honore de Balzac's Eugenie Grandet is translated with an introduction by M.A. Crawford in Penguin Classics. In a gloomy house in provincial Saumur, the miser Grandet lives with his wife and daughter, Eugenie, whose lives are stifled and overshadowed by his obsession with gold. Guarding his piles of glittering treasures and his only child equally closely, he will let no one near them. But when the arrival of her handsome cousin, Charles, awakens Eugenie's own desires, her passion brings her into a violent collision with her father that results in tragedy for all. Eugenie Grandet is one of the earliest and finest works in Balzac's Comedie humaine cycle, which portrays a society consumed by the struggle to amass wealth and achieve power. Here Grandet embodies both the passionate pursuit of money, and the human cost of avarice. M. A. Crawford's lucid translation is accompanied by an introduction discussing the irony and psychological insight of Balzac's characterization, the role of fate in the novel, its setting and historical background. - Amazon (summary for a later edition of this title)
Raoul Dufy : paintings and watercolours by Raoul Dufy( Book )

8 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of two cities ; and, Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Book )

3 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine. This edition uses the text as it appeared in its first serial publication in 1859 to convey the full scope of Dickens's vision, and includes the original illustrations by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). Richard Maxwell's introduction discusses the intricate interweaving of epic drama with personal tragedy
The chronicle of the Cid by Robert Southey( Book )

2 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rivals and the school for scandal : two comedies by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )

5 editions published between 1900 and 1956 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The School for scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )

5 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theater classic, often called the best comedy of manners in English, is a delightful play that brilliantly skewers the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s
Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

4 editions published between 1948 and 1993 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the shabby boarding house in the rue Neuve-Sainte-Geneviève, petty Madame Vauquer and her tenants wonder at the plight of the aging resident Goriot. Once a well-heeled merchant, Goriot was--at first--afforded special treatment from the Madame. But now something is clearly amiss in his financial affairs, and his increasingly tawdry appearance makes him a subject of ridicule in the household. Some think he lost in the markets, others see him as a lecherous patron of prostitutes, but one thing is clear: his selflessness and complete devotion to his two daughters
Salomé : drame en un acte by Oscar Wilde( Book )

1 edition published in 1938 in French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photocopy of a manuscript purportedly in the hand of Oscar Wilde, but probably forged in Paris in 1921, where it was obtained by Maggs Bros. of London from a correspondent impersonating Pierre Louÿs (one of Oscar Wilde's translators)
Volpone by Ben Jonson( Book )

6 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the most thoroughly investigated edition of Volpone to date, based on a wider collation of the 1607 quarto and 1616 folio versions than was previously possible. It calls into question several accepted textual conclusions." "The introduction sets Volpone in the context of Jonson's career at the time of writing and introduces new material on its relation to the Reynard beast epic and the commedia dell'arte. Ambiguities in the play are discussed with reference to two Renaissance perversions of the myth of the Golden Age. The modernised text is accompanied by full commentary, notes and illustrations. The appendices include a discussion by John Cutts of the original music, passages translated from the original sources and analogues, and a full record of the play's modern stage history, its many adaptations, and its transformations into opera, musical comedy, film and television."--Jacket
The rivals; a comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )

3 editions published between 1825 and 1953 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comic masterpiece revolves around false identities, romantic entanglements, and parental disapproval. It satirizes the pretentiousness and sentimentality of 18th-century society
The metamorphosis of Pigmalions image by John Marston( Book )

5 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifteen joys of marriage by Antoine de La Sale( Book )

3 editions published between 1948 and 1959 in English and French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This witty satire is dedicated to all married men, and to all those others who might contemplate marriage The author has words for both of these and spares nothing in describing the "pains and torments" which they might mistake for "joys and delights". Mercilessly he describes what might happen to a man who falls into marriage - his wife's extravagances, her never-ending desire for new clothes and even worse ..."--Jacket
The pilgrim on the earth by Julien Green( Book )

2 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoirs of Jacques Casanova by Giacomo Casanova( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century. He was so famous as a womanizer that his name remains synonymous with the art of seduction. He associated with European royalty, popes and cardinals, along with luminaries such as Voltaire, Goethe and Mozart. He spent his last years in Bohemia as a librarian in Count Waldstein's household, where he also wrote the story of his life. As noted in the introduction by Arthur Symons, these memoirs, " ... are the history of a unique life, a unique personality, one of the greatest of autobiographies; as a record of adventures, they are more entertaining than Gil Blas, or Monte Cristo, or any of the imaginary travels, and escapes, and masquerades in life, which have been written in imitation of them."
G. Braque by John Russell( Book )

5 editions published in 1959 in English and German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raoul Dufy : paintings and watercolours by René Ben Sussan( Book )

5 editions published between 1957 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gemälde und Aquarelle by Raoul Dufy( Book )

3 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le livre de rêves by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )

3 editions published in 1928 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paintings and watercolours by Raoul Dufy( Book )

6 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un père et sa fille by Emmanuel Bove( Book )

3 editions published in 1928 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ben-Sussan, René 1895-

Bensussan René 1895-1988

René Ben Sussan

René Ben Sussan Frans illustrator (1895-1988)

René Ben Sussan French illustrator

Sussan, René Ben

Sussan, René Ben 1895-

Languages
English (65)

French (8)

German (4)