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Ben Sussan, René

Overview
Works: 59 works in 102 publications in 2 languages and 2,094 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Juvenile works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  War stories  Humor 
Roles: Illustrator, Author, Editor, Engraver, Other, Recipient, Correspondent
Classifications: PR4571, 823.8
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Most widely held works about René Ben Sussan
 
Most widely held works by René Ben Sussan
Eugenie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
2 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author's best known work, the pathetic story of a girl sacrificed to her father's inhuman avarice and to the brutal indifference of lover and husband. For other editions, see Author Catalog
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( Book )
4 editions published between 1938 and 1949 in English and held by 420 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 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 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The school for scandal a comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )
2 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy of manners that skewers the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s
Père Goriot, and Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
4 editions published between 1948 and 1993 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wealthy and doting father impoverishes himself in securing brilliant marriages for his ambitious daughters. Symbolizes the extravagance of paternal sacrifice
Salomé : drame en un acte by Oscar Wilde( Book )
1 edition published in 1938 in French and held by 118 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)
The alchemist by Ben Jonson( Book )
5 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 101 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 The duenna ; A trip to Scarborough ; The school for scandal ; The critic by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )
2 editions published between 1825 and 1953 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The three plays collected in this volume demonstrate Sheridan's unerring ability to create ingenious plots, witty repartee, farcical situations and flamboyant characters. And while he never overtly moralizes, Sheridan uses brilliant comedy to deflate hypocrisy and satirize the manners of his age. In The Rivals, Captain Absolute becomes his own rival for the hand of Lydia Languish - wooing her under another name, while her aunt, the verbally inept Mrs Malaprop, wishes her to marry the real Captain. The Critic, featuring the pompous Puff and the arrogant Sneer, is a mocking depiction of the theatre, playwrights and, of course, critics. And The School for Scandal continues the theme of imposture when Sir Oliver Surface tests his nephews by appearing before them in disguise, and learns that reputation and the approval of society are of little value." "In his introduction, Eric S. Rump places the plays in their historical and dramatic context and examines their enduring popularity. This edition also includes notes and an appendix entitled 'Lydia's Books'."--Jacket
The metamorphosis of Pigmalions image by John Marston( Book )
5 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt 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."
The pilgrim on the earth by Julien Green( Book )
1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fifteen joys of marriage by Antoine de La Sale( Book )
2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 54 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 ... "--from dust jacket
Raoul Dufy : paintings and watercolours by René Ben Sussan( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un père et sa fille by Emmanuel Bove( Book )
3 editions published in 1928 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le livre de rêves by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
2 editions published in 1928 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
G. Braque by John Russell( Book )
2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les quinze joyes de mariage by Antoine de La Sale( Book )
1 edition published in 1948 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raoul Dufy: paintings and watercolours by Raoul Dufy( Book )
3 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paintings and watercolours by Raoul Dufy( Book )
2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renoir by Auguste Renoir( Book )
2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ben-Sussan, René 1895-
Bensussan René 1895-1988
Sussan, René Ben
Sussan, René Ben 1895-
Languages
English (46)
French (7)