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Marriage, Ellen

Overview
Works: 204 works in 942 publications in 3 languages and 38,894 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Allegories  Legal fiction (Literature)  Romance fiction  Novels 
Roles: Translator, Other, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, tra
Classifications: PQ2168, 843.7
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Most widely held works by Ellen Marriage
Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( )

95 editions published between 1834 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 4,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kindhearted and idealistic youth enters the grasping Parisian society of the 1820s, starting at a shabby but respectable boardinghouse, the Pension Vauquer. Eugene de Rastignac has entered in the glittering capital to make his fortune, and his friendships with the pension's other residents introduce him to the realities and costs of city life. Pere Goriot- one of the outstanding novels in 'The Human Comedy', Balzac's panoramic study of Parisian life- features richly detailed settings, a skillfully related plot, and a vibrant cast of characters. Young Rastignac's acquaintance with the elderly widower Goriot, a formerly wealthy merchant impoverished by the demands of his fashionable daughters, lies at the heart of this story of love and greed. This book offers a timeless view of the tragedies behind the prosaic details of everyday life
La femme de trente ans by Honoré de Balzac( )

16 editions published between 1897 and 2015 in English and held by 2,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hither, at the close of the year 1820, came a woman, still young, well known in Paris for her charm, her fair face, and her wit; and to the immense astonishment of the little village a mile away, this woman of high rank and corresponding fortune took up her abode at Saint-Lange
The country doctor by Honoré de Balzac( )

49 editions published between 1833 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the massive series that some regard as one of the masterworks of nineteenth-century realism, Honore de Balzac's The Human Comedy, the novel The Country Doctor focuses on Dr. Benassis, a physician by trade, who has deep-seated beliefs about social equality. While treating a prominent patient, Benassis expounds at length on his value system and discusses some of the reforms that he has helped to implement in the town
La Grenadière by Honoré de Balzac( )

11 editions published between 1832 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immerse yourself in a French pastoral idyll in this engrossing tale from Honore de Balzac, whose unparalleled powers of description will whisk you away to La Grenadiere, a quaint estate in the midst of a blossoming orchard. Indeed, the house itself emerges as one of the most memorable characters in the story
Two poets by Honoré de Balzac( )

10 editions published between 1837 and 2014 in English and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel Two Poets is part of the Lost Illusions trilogy, which is in turn part of the Scenes From Provincial Life section of Honore de Balzac's massive masterpiece The Human Comedy. Critics have singled out this tale of social climbing, greed, lust, and good intentions gone awry as one of the best parts of Balzac's story cycle
Le cousin Pons by Honoré de Balzac( )

24 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in English and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 1847 novel, often seen as a companion piece to Balzac's Cousin Bette, Sylvain Pons is a musician who despite modest means has amassed a valuable collection of art. Only after a wealthy cousin banishes him as her guest does she learn of the collection and becomes one of many who would like to get their thieving hands on it
Another study of woman by Honoré de Balzac( )

10 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and held by 1,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Another Study of Woman"" is a narrative hovering between a short story and a novella in terms of length, extracted from Honore de Balzac''s multi-volume masterpiece The Human Comedy. At a private dinner party, guests warmed by the flush of fine food and drink begin to banter about the qualities and attributes that characterize the ideal woman. Gradually, the guests begin to reminisce about their own experiences and encounters with perfect and not-so-perfect women
Christ in Flanders, and other stories by Honoré de Balzac( )

8 editions published between 1908 and 2014 in English and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short tale is part of the "Philosophical Studies" section of Honore de Balzac's The Human Comedy. Almost fable-like in tone, it recounts a boat ride carrying a group of passengers that represent a broad cross-section of society. When a sudden storm hits, chaos ensues, and each passenger's reaction speaks volumes about his or her moral compass
The collection of antiquities by Honoré de Balzac( )

12 editions published between 1837 and 2014 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel, one of the last vestiges of a genteel family, the Marquis d'Esgrignon, tries to navigate the new social and cultural landscape that has emerged in France's post-revolutionary period. Even though he is surrounded by some of the signs of his family's former affluence, the Marquis is virtually penniless, and he finds it difficult to come to terms with his reduced station in life
Gobseck by Honoré de Balzac( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extract from Honore de Balzac's sweeping novel cycle The Human Comedy, Gobseck is a novella that recounts the social ascendancy of young Anastasie de Restaud. Born into a wealthy family, Anastasie marries into aristocracy, but soon grows weary of the arcane rituals of her new lifestyle--not to mention her lack of feelings toward her husband. Seeking passion, she makes several bold decisions and quickly finds herself on the road to ruin
Eve and David by Honoré de Balzac( )

13 editions published between 1843 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel Eve and David is the third entry in Honore de Balzac's Lost Illusions trilogy, which in turn is part of his larger novel cycle, The Human Comedy. The story focuses on a pair of earnest, good-hearted lovers who struggle to remain unsullied even as the world around them devolves into a hellish demimonde beset by greed, sensationalism, and baseness
Le message by Honoré de Balzac( )

10 editions published between 1832 and 2014 in English and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this short story, a pleasant afternoon carriage ride lends itself to philosophical chitchat between two passengers, who muse together about the nature of life and love. When tragedy suddenly strikes, one of the young men finds himself promising to carry out a potentially awkward mission, but he keeps his word -- and learns a few lessons in the process
A distinguished provincial at Paris (Lost illusions part II) by Honoré de Balzac( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

62 editions published between 1895 and 2000 in English and French and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicting the fatal clash between material desires and the liberating power of human passions, Honore de Balzac's Eugenie Grandet is translated with an introduction by M.A. Crawford in Penguin Classics. In a gloomy house in provincial Saumur, the miser Grandet lives with his wife and daughter, Eugenie, whose lives are stifled and overshadowed by his obsession with gold. Guarding his piles of glittering treasures and his only child equally closely, he will let no one near them. But when the arrival of her handsome cousin, Charles, awakens Eugenie's own desires, her passion brings her into a violent collision with her father that results in tragedy for all. Eugenie Grandet is one of the earliest and finest works in Balzac's Comedie humaine cycle, which portrays a society consumed by the struggle to amass wealth and achieve power. Here Grandet embodies both the passionate pursuit of money, and the human cost of avarice. M.A. Crawford's lucid translation is accompanied by an introduction discussing the irony and psychological insight of Balzac's characterization, the role of fate in the novel, its setting and historical background. - Amazon (summary for a later edition of this title)
The wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin) by Honoré de Balzac( )

53 editions published between 1831 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Wild Ass's Skin is Honoré de Balzac's 1831 novel that tells the story of a young man, Raphaël de Valentin, who discovers a piece of shagreen, in this case a rough untanned piece of a wild ass's skin, which has the magical property of granting wishes. However the fulfillment of the wisher's desire comes at a cost, after each wish the skin shrinks a little bit and consumes the physical energy of the wisher. The Wild Ass's Skin is at once both a work of incredible realism, in the descriptions of Parisian life and culture at the time, and also a work of supernatural fantasy, in the desires that are fulfilled by the wild ass's skin. Balzac uses this fantastical device masterfully to depict the complexity of the human nature in civilized society."--goodreads.com
Melmoth reconciled by Honoré de Balzac( )

11 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this long story, part of the Philosophical Studies section of Honore de Balzac's epic masterwork The Human Comedy, the author takes the uncharacteristic step of alluding to a previously published novel, Charles Robert Maturin's 1820 work Melmoth the Wanderer. In Balzac's Melmoth Reconciled, Melmoth is a mysterious figure who comes to the aid of a desperate clerk who is on the brink of committing a crime
The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henri Murger( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today, as of old, every man who enters on an artistic career, without any other means of livelihood than his art itself, will be forced to walk in the paths of Bohemia."--The PrefaceBased largely upon Henri Murger's own experiences and those of his fellow artists, The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter was originally produced as a play in 1849 and first appeared in book form in 1851. It was an immediate sensation. The novel consists of a series of interrelated episodes in the lives of a group of poor friends--a musician, a poet, a philosopher, a sculptor, and a painter--who attempt to maintain their artistic ideals while struggling for food, shelter, and sex. Set in the ancient Latin Quarter, a vibrant and cosmopolitan area near the University of Paris, the novel is a masterful portrait of nineteenth-century Parisian artistic life. "Bohemian" soon became synonymous with "artist," and it is from Murger's novel that the word and concept entered the English language. Drawn from real-life characters and events, the themes of love, sacrifice, and "selling out" are immediately recognizable to the modern reader. Capturing the heart, spirit, and bittersweet humor of the world of struggling artists, The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter is the universal story of one's attempt to leave a mark on the world
Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A left-for-dead soldier tries to regain his fiercely disputed identity after a decade-long disappearance
The girl with the golden eyes by Honoré de Balzac( )

12 editions published between 1833 and 2017 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a rich and ruthless young man in nineteenth-century Paris caught up in an amorous entanglement with a mysterious beauty
A distinguished provincial at Paris. by Honoré de Balzac( )

7 editions published between 1839 and 2014 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel A Distinguished Provincial at Paris is the second volume of Honore de Balzac''s Lost Illusions trilogy. In it, Balzac masterfully revisits one of his most commonly called-upon themes: the harsh realization that someone who is distinguished and revered in their small hometown may be an invisible nonentity amidst the hustle and bustle of the big city
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Père Goriot
Covers
La femme de trente ansThe country doctorLe cousin PonsGobseckA distinguished provincial at Paris (Lost illusions part II)Eugénie GrandetThe wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin)The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter
Alternative Names

controlled identityWaring, James

Ellen Marriage British translator

Ellen Marriage traductora británica

Ellen Marriage traductora británica (1865–1946)

Garrett, Ellen

Garrett, Ellen, 1865-1946

Languages
English (433)

French (6)

Chinese (1)