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Betts, C. J.

Overview
Works: 49 works in 136 publications in 2 languages and 3,968 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fairy tales  History  Fables  Juvenile works  Poetry  Epistolary fiction  Folklore  Satirical literature  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ2011, 843.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by C. J Betts
Complete fairy tales by Charles Perrault( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 2,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scholarly edition, aimed primarily at an adult audience, of the famous fairy tales collection by the French fabulist
Early deism in France : from the so-called "déistes" of Lyon (1564) to Voltaire's "Lettres philosophiques" (1734) by C. J Betts( Book )

17 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected fables by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Fontaine's verse fables turned the traditional folktales derived from Aesop and a range of Oriental sources into some of the greatest, and best-loved, poetic work in French. His versions of stories such as 'The Hare and the Tortoise' and 'The Wolf and the Lamb' are witty and sophisticated, satirizing human nature in miniature dramas in which the outcome is always unpredictable. The behaviour of both animals and humans is usually centred on deception and cooperation (or the lackof it), as they cheat and fight each other, arguing about life and death, property and food, in an astonishing vari
Gary Davison by Gary Davison( )

3 editions published in 2015 in Latin and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian letters by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel tells the story of two Persian noblemen who have left their country - the modern Iran - to journey to Europe in search of wisdom. As they travel, they write home to wives and eunuchs in the harem and to friends in France and elsewhere. Their colourful observations on the culture differences between West and East conjure up Eastern sensuality, repression and cruelty in contrast to the freer, more civilized West - but here also unworthy nobles and bishops, frivolous women of fashion and conceited people of all kinds are satirized
Discourse on political economy ; and, the social contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Censored in its own time, the Social Contract (1762) remains a key source of democratic belief and is one of the classics of political theory. It argues concisely but eloquently, that the basis of any legitimate society must be the agreement of its members. As humans we were |born free' and our subjection to government must be freely accepted. Rousseau is essentially a radical thinker, and in a broad sense a revolutionary. He insisted on the sovereignty of the people, and made some provocative statements that are still highly controversial. His greatest contribution to political thought is the
Montesquieu : Lettres persanes by C. J Betts( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lettres persanes are many-faceted, without (any one central unifying theme. In his short selective, and he rather underplays the question of so many critics, simply following those who fictional side of the work. The overall view of life both East and West is seen to be pessimistic, though there is little description of the somewhat austere lifestyle of the harem, and possible political parallels between Usbek and Louis XIV are not highlighted. That is not to say that there is no attempt to stress unifying principles, especially social ones. Though there is no discussion of civic virtue as such, the main theme running throughout is that of social utility, seen to govern even the use of allegory and satire, except when it comes to the subject of women. The text is well situated, with the reader being made aware of what dates from 754 rather than 1721. Betts also underscores the changes both in manner and in subject-matter in letters dealing with the Regency rather than the end of the reign of Louis XIV. -- From https://www.jstor.org (Dec. 27, 2017)
The complete New English hymnal( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Checklist of protected British species : fauna & flora protected by British and international legal instruments arranged alphabetically by scientific and common English names by C. J Betts( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SVEC by C. J Betts( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Deism in France : from the so-called 'déistes' of Lyon (1564) to Voltaire's 'Lettres philosophiques' (1734) by C. J Betts( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian letters. Translated with an introduction and notes by C.J. Betts by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel tells the story of two Persian noblemen who have left their country - the modern Iran - to journey to Europe in search of wisdom. As they travel, they write home to wives and eunuchs in the harem and to friends in France and elsewhere. Their colourful observations on the culture differences between West and East conjure up Eastern sensuality, repression and cruelty in contrast to the freer, more civilized West - but here also unworthy nobles and bishops, frivolous women of fashion and conceited people of all kinds are satirized
Advent, Christmas, Epiphany( Recording )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protected British species : a database of fauna & flora protected by British and international legal instruments by C. J Betts( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of a method for the in vitro identification of contact allergens( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British wild plants in natural associations : a database source for landscaping, habitat creation and local planning by C. J Betts( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of hot films for the investigation of boundary-layer transition by L Gaudet( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deistic thought in France, 1675-1745 by C. J Betts( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Complete fairy tales
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Early deism in France : from the so-called "déistes" of Lyon (1564) to Voltaire's "Lettres philosophiques" (1734)Persian lettersDiscourse on political economy ; and, the social contractEarly Deism in France : from the so-called 'déistes' of Lyon (1564) to Voltaire's 'Lettres philosophiques' (1734)Persian letters. Translated with an introduction and notes by C.J. Betts
Alternative Names
Betts, C.J.

Betts, C. J. (Christopher J.), 1936-

Betts, Christopher

Betts Christopher 1936-....

Betts, Christopher J.

Betts, Christopher J., 1936-

Languages
English (103)

Latin (3)