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Comfort, William Wistar 1874-1955

Overview
Works: 64 works in 255 publications in 3 languages and 6,473 library holdings
Genres: Arthurian romances  Drama  Romances  Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Legends  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ1447.E5, 862.3
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Most widely held works about William Wistar Comfort
 
Most widely held works by William Wistar Comfort
Arthurian romances by Chrétien( Book )

56 editions published between 1913 and 2013 in English and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. The 12th-century poet Chrétien de Troyes is chiefly responsible for the preservation of Arthurian myth and its eminent role in European literature. This sensitive translation of his verse narratives features four romances. Its tales of Lancelot and early Grail legends offer lively, accessible views of the ideals of French chivalry
William Penn and our liberties by William Wistar Comfort( Book )

20 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French romantic plays by William Wistar Comfort( Book )

9 editions published between 1923 and 1961 in English and French and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Penn, 1644-1718, a tercentenary estimate by William Wistar Comfort( Book )

22 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just among Friends; the Quaker way of life by William Wistar Comfort( Book )

13 editions published between 1941 and 1968 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quakers in the modern world by William Wistar Comfort( Book )

6 editions published between 1949 and 1952 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French romantic prose by William Wistar Comfort( Book )

7 editions published between 1928 and 1963 in English and French and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Quakers : a brief account of their influence on Pennsylvania by William Wistar Comfort( Book )

10 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is a dream : La vida es sueño by Pedro Calderón de la Barca( Book )

10 editions published between 1904 and 1989 in Spanish and English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calderon spins a metaphysical tale about Segisimund, who is imprisoned by his father, the King, because it is prophesied that Segisimund would become a tyrant. One day the King relents and Segisimund awakens from his nightmare to find himself crown prince. His actions prove the prophesy correct, and he is banished once again, where he convinces himself that everything that has happened to him is but a dream. He subsequently escapes and learns to rule wisely
The Quaker persuasion: yesterday, today, tomorrow; a handbook for Friends and friends of the Friends by William Wistar Comfort( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Clermont assizes of 1665; a merry account of a grim court; being a translation of Abbé Fléchier's Mémoires sur las grands jours d'Auvergne by Esprit Fléchier( Book )

3 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric and Enid by Chrétien( Book )

11 editions published between 1913 and 1951 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Grellet, 1773-1855 by William Wistar Comfort( Book )

3 editions published in 1942 in English and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les maîtres de la critique littéraire ai XIX siècle by William Wistar Comfort( Book )

2 editions published in 1909 in French and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest of the holy grail( Book )

4 editions published between 1926 and 1970 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Practical French composition, with idioms and vocabulary by William Wistar Comfort( Book )

2 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Quaker way of life by William Wistar Comfort( Book )

3 editions published between 1945 and 1952 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exercises in French prose composition by William Wistar Comfort( Book )

4 editions published between 1907 and 2010 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The choice of a college by William Wistar Comfort( Book )

1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Arthurian Romances : Erec et Enide -- Cliges -- Yvain or, The Knight with the Lion -- Lancelot or, The Knight of the Cart by Chrétien( Book )

3 editions published between 1914 and 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet and trouvère who flourished in the late 12th century. Little is known of his life, but he seems to have been from Troyes, or at least intimately connected with it, and between 1160 and 1172 he served at the court of his patroness Countess Marie de Champagne, daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine, perhaps as herald-at-arms (as Gaston Paris speculated). His work on Arthurian subjects represents some of the best regarded of medieval literature. Chrétien de Troyes is generally considered as the first identified major French Language novelist
 
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Arthurian romances
Alternative Names
Comfort, W. W.

Comfort, W. W. 1874-1955

Comfort, W. W. (William Wistar), 1874-1955

Comfort, W. Wistar

Comfort, William W.

William Wistar Comfort Former president of Haverford College

William Wistar Comfort Translator, former president of Haverford College

Wistar Comfort, William 1874-1955

Languages
English (175)

Spanish (9)

French (8)

Covers
The Quakers : a brief account of their influence on PennsylvaniaFour Arthurian Romances : Erec et Enide -- Cliges -- Yvain or, The Knight with the Lion -- Lancelot or, The Knight of the Cart