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Waring, James

Overview
Works: 39 works in 180 publications in 1 language and 6,534 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Short stories, French  Love stories  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Records and correspondence  Textbooks 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PQ2168, 843.7
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Most widely held works about James Waring
 
Most widely held works by James Waring
Cousin Betty by Honoré de Balzac( )
36 editions published between 1846 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The crown jewel in a remarkable literary career, Cousin Bette is regarded by many critics to be Balzac's last great work before his death in 1850. A fine example of European realist fiction, the story recounts the attempt of a disgruntled housewife to bring about the misery and destruction of her entire extended family. Fans of Tolstoy's War and Peace will enjoy Cousin Bette
The firm of Nucingen by Honoré de Balzac( )
7 editions published between 1837 and 2014 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the key themes that is woven throughout Balzac''s masterpiece, The Human Comedy, relates to the dangers of materialism and greed. In this novella, the narrator overhears some fellow diners discussing a complicated financial scheme that contributed to the fortunes of one of the wealthiest families in the country. The story also provides important background information about many characters who appear elsewhere in The Human Comedy
Massimilla Doni by Honoré de Balzac( )
in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Massimilla Doni, Balzac tells the story of the conflict between ideal and real love. Emilio Memmi loves the duchesse de Cataneo (Missimilla Doni), who has taken the game of social flirtation farther than she anticipated, making their union impossible since the game now overpowers and obscures her true emotion. At the same time, the famous singer Tinti is appearing at la Fenice, and Emilio becomes captivated by her, and she by him. A long scene at la Fenice puts la Tinti on stage singing in Rossini's opera, Mosè, while Massimilla Doni explains the function of the music and lyrics to a French doctor visiting Venice. Emilio, a witness to the musicological explanation, slowly realizes that his attraction to and pleasure with la Tinti represents only an approximation of his love and admiration for Massimilla. In Emilio's eyes, there is a kind of spar between the blessed love of this white soul and the love of the excitable and hotheaded Sicilian
The muse of the department by Honoré de Balzac( )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A harlot high and low (Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
9 editions published between 1898 and 1901 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the sequel to Lost Illusions, Lucien de Rubempre is in love with the courtesan Esther Gobseck, who is being pursued by the financier Nucingen, while Collin, disguised as a Spanish diplomat, is determined to use Lucien as a tool to pillage the upper reaches of Paris society
La comédie humaine by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
15 editions published between 1895 and 1898 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes t.p. and frontis. from [v. 1], The Wild ass' skin ... and other stories; the introduction and 10 leaves of text; plates from other v. of this ed.; bound in gray cloth with sample spine binding (gray cloth with paper label printed in red and black) mounted inside back cover
The lily of the valley by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
20 editions published between 1897 and 1901 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The correspondence between a young Frenchman and his fiancée on the subject of love reveals the differences in the two sex's approach to the subject
An old maid by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
7 editions published between 1895 and 1899 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"We think of Honore Balzac as the author of long and fully upholstered novels, stitched together into the magnificent visionary document called The Human Comedy. Yet along with the full-length fiction within The Human Comedy stand many shorter works, andit's here that we get some of his most daring explorations of crime, sexuality, and artistic creation. As Marcel Proust noted, it is in these tales that we detect, under the surface, the mysterious circulation of blood and desire. All are newly translated by three outstanding translators who restore the freshness of Balzac's vivid and highly colored prose"--
The lily of the valley and other stories by Honoré de Balzac( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author's favorite of his own works, Lily of the Valley tells the story of Felix, a young man with a dark past always turned away, always unloved. One night at a party, he falls in love with Henriette, who is already married. The morbid romance which ensues is anything but conventional. This volume also includes Another Study of Woman," The Great Breteche," and A Man of Business."
Le cousin Pons by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
2 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Als een naïeve bejaarde dirigent van een schouwburgorkest overlijdt, stort zijn familie zich ongeremd op de erfenis
Muse of the department, A prince of Bohemia, and other stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
2 editions published between 1899 and 1901 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scenes from a courtesan's life : the government clerks by Honoré de Balzac( )
8 editions published between 1838 and 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hardened criminal Jacques Collin has been hiding under the guise of a false identity in order to escape the long arm of the law. In the novel Scenes from a Courtesan's Life, however, Collin's deceptions seem finally to have caught up with him. Will he be able to pull off the labyrinthine scheme cooked up to secure his freedom?
A father's curse, and other stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
4 editions published between 1898 and 1899 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parisians in the Country the Illustrious Gaudissart, and The Muse of the Department by Honore De Balzac( )
2 editions published between 1844 and 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set among the sprawling vineyards of France''s Loire Valley, Balzac''s novel Parisians in the Country follows the life of one Dinah Piedefer, a beautiful and talented young woman who finds herself trapped in a not-so-perfect marriage. Though she is initially content, she gradually begins to bristle against the constraints of her union and the provincial shabbiness of her lifestyle
The rise and fall of cesar birotteau by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
2 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the unifying themes that wends its way through Honore de Balzac's immense body of work is the corrupting danger of greed -- and the often-absurd lengths to which people will go to secure material wealth. In the wonderful novel Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau, the title character starts out as a successful perfume-maker who is gradually lured to the dark side by the promise of ill-gotten gains
Beatrix by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
6 editions published between 1896 and 1901 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Honore de Balzac excelled at creating unforgettable characters, but most of his creations were works of pure fiction. Many critics have asserted that the novel Beatrix is a roman a clef depicting the life of the French memoirist George Sand, as well as the larger cultural shift from an era of genteel aristocracy and class stratification to a more democratic way of living
Père Goriot, and Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
6 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wealthy and doting father impoverishes himself in securing brilliant marriages for his ambitious daughters. Symbolizes the extravagance of paternal sacrifice
Poor Relations Cousin Betty and Cousin Pons by Honoré de Balzac( )
2 editions published between 1846 and 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This diptych is part of Honore de Balzac''s epic masterpiece, The Human Comedy. It comprises two stories, ""Cousin Betty"" and ""Cousin Pons, "" each of which delve deeply into complicated family dynamics and the long-lasting impact of seemingly trivial conflicts
The elixir of life by Honoré de Balzac( )
2 editions published between 1830 and 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some of the short stories in the Philosophical Studies section of Honore de Balzac''s The Human Comedy have hints of the mystical and supernatural. These elements are very pronounced in the spine-chilling tale ""The Elixir of Life,"" which veers into the territory of gothic horror. In the story, a dying man confides to his son that he has found a way to cheat death and achieve immortality
The exiles by Honoré de Balzac( )
2 editions published between 1831 and 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though Honore de Balzac is now lauded as a master of the literary genre of social realism, a sizable number of his stories and novels also contain supernatural and mystical elements. The story ""The Exiles"" is set in the medieval period, and revolves around a couple who run a small boarding house -- and gradually begin to suspect that some of their boarders may be harboring dark secrets
 
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