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Bair, Lowell

Works: 91 works in 280 publications in 2 languages and 7,095 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Juvenile works  Musical fiction  Bildungsromans  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: PQ2288, 843.7
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Most widely held works about Lowell Bair
Most widely held works by Lowell Bair
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand( Book )

19 editions published between 1923 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of the French drama set in seventeenth-century France telling of Cyrano de Bergerac's secret love for Roxane
Candide : or, Optimism by Voltaire( Book )

21 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide is about a man who believes in the philosophy that: "what happens, happens for the best in the end" that was taught to him by his personal philosopher Dr. Pangloss. Candide goes through many, many trials and everyone he meets has had something terrible happen to them. He searches the world over for his love Cunegonde. And in the end finds that the simplest things in life: love, friends, and health are all that matters
The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the greatest "cloak and sword" story ever written, The Three Musketeers, first published ion 1844, is a tale for all time. Pitting the heroic young dʹArtagnan and his noble compatriots, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis against the master of intrigue, Cardinal Richelieu, and the quintessential wicked woman, Lady de Winter, Alexandre Dumas has created an enchanted France of swordplay, schemes and assignations. The era and the characters are based on historical fact, but the glittering romance and fast-paced action spring from a great writerʹs incomparable imagination. From the perilous retrieval of the queens gift to her lover in time to foil Rechelieuʹs plot to the melodramatic revelation of Lady de Winterʹs true identity, The Three Musketeers is the unchallenged archetype for literary romance and a perennial delight for generations of readers. -- Back cover
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

16 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Dantes, unjustly accused and imprisoned for conspiring with Napoleon Bonaparte, eventually escapes from his unbearable captivity, uncovers a treasure and begins his long repressed vengeance against those who betrayed him
Gorky by Henri Troyat( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the Russian author whose plays, novels, and memoirs depicted working-class life in the pre- and post-revolutionary eras, discussing his harsh life, exile, and mysterious death
The phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A viscount seeks to unravel the mystery of the Paris Opera House and rescue the woman he loves from the threat of the phantom of the opera." "This love story/thriller relates the tale of the mysterious masked terror who inhabits the cellars of the Paris Opera House."
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In medieval France, Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, struggles to save the beautiful gypsy dancer, Esmeralda, from being unjustly executed
Madame Bovary: patterns of provincial life by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful nineteenth-century French classic depicting the moral degeneration of a weak-willed woman
The essential Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Rousseau: The social contract, Discourse on the origin of inequality, Discourse on the arts and sciences, the creed of a Savoyard priest by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red and Black : a New Translation, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism by Stendhal( Book )

8 editions published between 1958 and 1996 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Norton critical edition
From the earth to the moon, and Round the moon by Jules Verne( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After making careful plans, three ingenious and courageous men fly through space towards the moon
Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a lovely young woman's struggle to free herself from the domination of a selfish, miserly father
Emmanuelle by Emmanuelle Arsan( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This now classic book of erotica is, alongside Story of O, the most famous French underground novel of the late twentieth century and a work of seductive literary merit. Written by the wife of a diplomat in the French Foreign Service, it takes the form of an autobiographical novel, which it may or may not be"--Page 4 of cover
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates a sailor's preparation for and execution of revenge against the three men responsible for his fifteen years in prison
The book of Abraham by Marek Halter( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A family saga with a difference, The Book of Abraham opens on the backdrop of a burning Jerusalem in 70 A.D. as Abraham the Temple scribe flees the destruction of his home. Two thousand years and a hundred generations later, another Abraham perishes, immolated in the fires of the Warsaw Ghetto. But the chain that links these two Abrahams - a chain that stretches from Jerusalem to Warsaw through Rome, Alexandria, France and Greece - is one of family ties, and the unforgettable, powerful and poignant story that is told is that of one family - the author's own."--BOOK JACKET
Pierre and Jean ; and, selected short stories by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre and Jean are the sons of Gřm̥e Roland, a jeweller who has retired to Le Havre, and his wife Louise. Pierre works as a doctor, and Jean is a lawyer. It recounts the story of a middle-class French family whose lives are changed when Lǒn Marčhal, a deceased family friend, leaves his inheritance to Jean. This provokes Pierre to doubt the fidelity of his mother and the legitimacy of his brother. In his anguish, most notably shown during family meals, he tortures her with allusions to the past that he has now uncovered
The wanderer, or, The end of youth = Le grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irène by Aragon( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in French and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of my life by Giacomo Casanova( Book )

5 editions published between 1957 and 1968 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The name of Giacomo Casanova, Chevalier de Seingalt (1725-98), is now synonymous with amorous exploits, and there are plenty of these, vividly narrated, in his memoirs. But Casanova was not just an energetic lover. In his time he was a diplomat, businessman, trainee priest, traveler, prisoner, magician, confidence man, gambler, professional entertainer, and charlatan. He financed business projects, organized lotteries, wrote opera libretti, and dabbled in high politics. Above all he was an autobiographer of enduring brilliance and subtlety who left behind him what is probably the most remarkable confession ever written. Casanova explored to the full all the possibilities eighteenth-century Venice offered by way of love and profit before being imprisoned, escaping from jail, and fleeing from the city to begin travels that took him across Europe. In Moscow and London, Berlin and Constantinople, he met the famous men and women of his time--Catherine the Great, Voltaire, Louis XV, Rousseau--and recorded his encounters for the memoirs he wrote in retirement at the end of his life. History of My Life is by turns touching, thrilling, wonderfully comic, and quite irresistible. The present edition, which includes approximately one third of Casanova's enormous (and unfinished) book, contains all his major adventures and all his greatest affairs of the heart."--Publisher's description
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Candide : or, OptimismThe three musketeersThe Count of Monte CristoThe phantom of the OperaThe Hunchback of Notre-DameMadame Bovary: patterns of provincial lifeThe essential RousseauRed and Black : a New Translation, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism