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Bell, Clara 1834-1927

Overview
Works: 267 works in 1,059 publications in 1 language and 24,156 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Legal stories  Historical fiction  History  Short stories  Examinations, questions, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Translator, Correspondent, Editor, Author
Classifications: PQ2161, 843.7
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Most widely held works about Clara Bell
 
Most widely held works by Clara Bell
The country doctor by Honoré de Balzac( )
11 editions published between 1833 and 2014 in English and held by 1,301 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( )
6 editions published between 1831 and 2014 in English and held by 1,295 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
A man of business by Honoré de Balzac( )
6 editions published between 1845 and 2014 in English and held by 1,295 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
Another study of woman by Honoré de Balzac( )
7 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and held by 1,293 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
A second home by Honoré de Balzac( )
6 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and held by 1,291 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?
The purse by Honoré de Balzac( )
6 editions published between 1832 and 2014 in English and held by 1,285 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
The commission in lunacy by Honoré de Balzac( )
7 editions published between 1836 and 2014 in English and held by 1,284 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
The ball at Sceaux by Honoré de Balzac( )
6 editions published between 1830 and 2014 in English and held by 1,283 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?
Sarrasine by Honoré de Balzac( )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Massimilla Doni by Honoré de Balzac( )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,270 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
Gaudissart II by Honoré de Balzac( )
in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A prince from Bohemia by Honoré de Balzac( )
in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre et Jean by Guy de Maupassant( )
11 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A classic study of filial jealousy, triggered by one of the two brothers of its title finding himself the sole inheritor of the fortune of his mother's former lover
Seraphita by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
47 editions published between 1897 and 1934 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing this classic in an affordable, high quality, modern edition, using the original text and artwork
Egypt : descriptive, historical, and picturesque by Georg Ebers( Book )
14 editions published between 1879 and 1887 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Franco-German war of 1870-71 by Helmuth Moltke( Book )
11 editions published between 1873 and 1914 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johann Sebastian Bach, his work and influence on the music of Germany, 1685-1750 by Philipp Spitta( Book )
22 editions published between 1851 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical supplement: v.3,p.363-405
At the sign of the cat and racket by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
47 editions published between 1829 and 2014 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Predating Edgar Allen Poe''s remarkably similar story ""The Cask of Amontillado"" by more than a decade, Honore de Balzac''s chilling tale ""La Grande Breteche"" centers on a mysterious manor that sits abandoned in a town in central France. When a physician becomes curious about the estate and begins to question locals about it, he gradually unfurls a horrifying secret
Les désenchantées, roman des harems turcs contemporains by Pierre Loti( Book )
15 editions published between 1906 and 1927 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman fra Tyrkiet
Colonel chabert by Honoré de Balzac( )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hero of the Napoleonic Wars, supposedly killed in battle, returns after a long convalescence to find his wife remarried and his pension gone. Colonel Chabert hires a lawyer to obtain justice, but the lawyer is playing a double game--unknown to the colonel he is working for the wife
 
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Alternative Names
Bell, Clara Courtenay Poynter 1834-1927
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English (269)
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