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Bell, Clara 1834-1927

Overview
Works: 423 works in 1,371 publications in 1 language and 42,378 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legal fiction (Literature)  Short stories  Novels  Juvenile works  Examinations  Legal stories 
Roles: Translator, Other, Author, Correspondent, Editor
Classifications: PQ2349, 843.7
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Most widely held works about Clara Bell
 
Most widely held works by Clara Bell
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
The country doctor by Honoré de Balzac( )

15 editions published between 1833 and 2015 in English and held by 1,926 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
An Episode Under the Terror by Honoré de Balzac( )

9 editions published between 1831 and 2014 in English and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the aftermath of the French Revolution, this short story from the Scenes of Political Life section of Honore de Balzac's The Human Comedy immerses readers in the terrifying tumult of the period. Brimming with mystery and suspense, this is historical fiction at its very best
Second home by Honoré de Balzac( )

10 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novella from Honore de Balzac, an impoverished mother and daughter slave away as embroiderers but are barely able to evade starvation. Finally, what seems to be a blessing enters into their lives--an older gentleman falls in love with the daughter, Caroline, and whisks her away to a fine country estate. Will Caroline get the happily-ever-after she so richly deserves?
Ball at sceaux by Honoré de Balzac( )

9 editions published between 1830 and 2014 in English and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the earliest pieces Balzac penned for his sweeping story cycle The Human Comedy, this novella is found in the Scenes of Private Life section of the series. Social climber Emilie de Fontaine is a petulant brat who is determined to marry for status. One night at an opulent party, she falls in love at first sight with the dashing, aristocratic Maximilien. Is he good enough to fulfill her mile-long list of requirements for a spouse?
The Purse by Honoré de Balzac( )

8 editions published between 1832 and 2014 in English and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The Purse"" is a short story that makes up part of Honore de Balzac''s epic cycle The Human Comedy. Daydreaming while working on a ladder, the painter Hippolyte Schinner accidentally falls and sustains an injury. Two neighbors -- a mother and daughter -- come to his aid, and he falls in love at first sight with the beautiful young woman, Adelaide. But over time, he begins to notice that the veneer of aristocratic gentility that the two project is not what it appears
Gaudissart II by Honoré de Balzac( )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarrasine ; and, A passion in the desert by Honoré de Balzac( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nameless narrator attends a ball held by a wealthy Parisian family, whose fortune comes from a work of art, and there meets an extraordinary old woman, who bears a strange resemblance to the statue depicted in the painting. He returns to his lodgings to tell the tragic, yet ultimately rewarding tale of the creation of the painting's inspiration: a tale of passion, lust and transexuality in which Music and Art, their powers combined, are fatally attracted
Massimilla Doni by Honoré de Balzac( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,869 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
A man of business by Honoré de Balzac( )

10 editions published between 1845 and 2014 in English and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though a relatively short story, A Man of Business is an important component of Honore de Balzac's vast story cycle The Human Comedy, involving many of the recurring characters from the series and tying up a number of loose ends. As a fete thrown at the home of his mistress begins to wind down, Cardot invites the lingering merrymakers to settle around the table and begins telling a story about a clever debt-collection scheme
Facino Cane by Honoré de Balzac( )

4 editions published between 1836 and 2014 in English and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short story "Facino Cane" has been categorized as both a "Philosophical Study" and a "Scene of Paris Life" in various editions of French writer Honore de Balzac's sprawling series The Human Comedy. The narrator is attending a wedding and takes an interest in one of the musicians performing at the event, an elderly blind man with a compellingly wizened visage. After being prompted, the musician, named Marco-Facino Cane, spills his surprising and tragic life story
COMMISSION IN LUNACY by Honoré de Balzac( )

9 editions published between 1836 and 2014 in English and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of Honore de Balzac''s sprawling epic The Human Comedy, the novella The Commission in Lunacy focuses on the story of a bachelor who feels his youth rapidly slipping away and tries to renew his sense of vigor and fulfillment through various means. He crosses paths with the beguiling Madame d''Espard and soon finds himself caught up in a nefarious scheme
Gambara by Honoré de Balzac( )

8 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novella Gambara is part of the Philosophical Studies section of Honore de Balzac's The Human Comedy. It follows a tumultuous relationship between Italian nobleman Andrea Marcosini and the beautiful, young Marianna. She happens to be married to a mercurial, much older composer, who some believe is a genius and others regard as an abject failure
A prince from Bohemia by Honoré de Balzac( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honorine : Erzählungen by Honoré de Balzac( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Lambert by Honoré de Balzac( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Louis Lambert, an isolated, sensitive, boy-genius who is discovered and sent to Collège Vendôme where he bonds with his only friend over discussions of philosophy and mysticism. While his friend is forced to leave school due to illness, Louis continues and graduated in 1815 at the age of eighteen. While living in Paris for three years, and later after returning to his uncle's home in Blois, he writes letters to his friend, continuing their discussions, and describing how his life has continued
Pierre & Jean by Guy de Maupassant( )

12 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre and Jean (Pierre et Jean) is a naturalist or psycho-realist work written by Guy de Maupassant in Étretat in his native Normandy between June and September 1887 . This was Maupassant's shortest novel. It appeared in three instalments in the Nouvelle Revue and then in volume form in 1888, together with the essay "Le Roman" (The Novel). Pierre and Jean are the sons of Gérôme Roland, a jeweller who has retired to Le Havre, and his wife Louise
Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A left-for-dead soldier tries to regain his fiercely disputed identity after a decade-long disappearance
Johann Sebastian Bach, his work and influence on the music of Germany, 1685-1750 by Philipp Spitta( Book )

41 editions published between 1851 and 1992 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical supplement: v.3,p.363-405
La cathédrale by J.-K Huysmans( )

17 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture lovers and Francophiles, rejoice. French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans' novel set at the famed cathedral at Chartres contains such detailed descriptions of the site's layout and construction that early tourists sometimes used it as a guidebook. The book is the third in a series of works that follow the religious conversion and spiritual life of Durtal, the protagonist that Huysmans modeled on himself
 
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Massimilla DoniLouis LambertPierre & JeanColonel ChabertJohann Sebastian Bach, his work and influence on the music of Germany, 1685-1750La cathédrale
Alternative Names
Bell, Clara Courtenay Poynter 1834-1927

Bell Poynter, Clara

Clara Bell englische Übersetzerin

Clara Bell English translator

Clara Bell vertaalster uit Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Ierland (1834-1927)

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