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Bour, Isabelle

Overview
Works: 25 works in 65 publications in 2 languages and 2,561 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Feminist fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fictional autobiographies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Psychological fiction  Opera programs  Librettos 
Roles: Editor, Author, Opponent, Translator, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PR5841.W8, 391
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Isabelle Bour
Franklin in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates by Kevin J Hayes( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his time Benjamin Franklin (1706 & ndash;1790) was the most famous American in the world. Even those personally unacquainted with the man knew him as the author of Poor Richard & rsquo;s Almanack, as a pioneer in the study of electricity and a major figure in the American Enlightenment, as the creator of such life-changing innovations as the lightning rod and America & rsquo;s first circulating library, and as a leader of the American Revolution. His friends also knew him as a brilliant conversationalist, a great wit, an intellectual filled with curiosity, and most of all a master anecdotist whos
Modernité et romantisme( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On human finery by Quentin Bell( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecosse des lumières, le XVIIIe siècle autrement( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Matthew Wald by J. G Lockhart( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage philosophique d'Angleterre fait en 1783 et 1784 by La Coste( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers on the decline and fall of Tom Rakewell as he seeks his fortune in the big city. This production replaces Hogarth's London with 1950's Las Vegas
Bonds of Union( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage philosophique d'Angleterre fait en 1783 à 1784 by La Coste( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress = La carrière d'un roué : opéra en trois actes by Igor Stravinsky( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginnings in the eighteenth century( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presses et transferts culturels curiosité et géographie( )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary, a fiction and the wrongs of woman by Mary Wollstonecraft( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Wollstonecraft is best known for her pioneering views on the rights of women to share equal rights and opportunities with men. They are expressed here in two novels in which heroines have to rely on their own resources to establish their independence and intellectual development. Strongly autobiographical, both novels powerfully complement Wollstonecraft's non-fictional writing, inspired by the French Revolution and the social upheavals that followed. New to this edition is a completely rewritten introduction that incorporates the latest scholarship and features a consideration of the social formation of Wollstonecraft as a Revolutionary feminist and her literary-political career, as well as a critical account of the two novels. A new bibliography includes all the latest critical writing on Wollstonecraft, while heavily revised notes link her fiction to her extensive reading, her other writings and major events and issues of the day. In addition, the text has been completely reset, making it easier on the eyes. It is by far the highest quality edition available, and a great choice for readers interested in pre-Victorian literature and feminist history. - Publisher
La Rhétorique du didactisme dans les romans de Maria Edgeworth by Isabelle Bour( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected philosophical and scientific writings by Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil Du Châtelet( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainly remembered as the mistress of Voltaire, Emilie Du Châtelet (1706-1749) was a writer in her own right, who published multiple editions of her scientific writings during her lifetime, as well as a translation of Newton's Principia Mathematica that is still the standard edition of that work in French. For this edition, Zinsser has selected key sections from Du Châtelet's published and unpublished works, as well as related correspondence, part of her critique of the Old and New Testaments, and a treatise on happiness
La contribution de William Godwin au débat sur l'éducation des pauvres en Angleterre (1783-1831) by Amélie Golven( )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In England, at the end of the eighteenth century, the debate on the education of the poor gets stronger. Poverty is increasing and it is perceived as a threat to people's safety. In that context, education appears as a means to regulate and solve the moral problems it triggers. William Godwin, a writer, a philosopher but also an educator takes part in the debate which articulates education, poverty and politics. The present research aims at carrying out a reading of William Godwin's political and educationnal philosophy from the views he expressed, separately, on the issue of poverty.Though he never clearly mentioned that his educational and political thinking was also meant for the lower ranks of society, we believe that a coherent reading of his work can be performed if we suppose that his thinking was effectively destined for the poor. Defining Godwin's contribution to the debate on education for all first implies to propose a description of the educational system in Godwin's time. Then, an analysis of his educational plan that stands in total opposition to the education of his time has been suggested. Based on equality among men, their potential of progress and the developement of all human qualities, it intends to form independent human beings able to live harmoniously with other people. Eventually, educating means forming new men able to live in a new society. To Godwin, the new society is a place where people are educated and autonomous enough to get rid of the state. At the end of our study, it seems legitimate to assert that, in Godwin's thinking, there is neither a society for rich people or a society for the poor, or an education for the rich and another one for the poor but rather an education and a society for everybody
We have all gone away by Curtis Harnack( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In We Have All Gone Away, his emotionally moving memoir, Curtis Harnack tells of growing up during the Great Depression on an Iowa farm among six siblings and an extended family of relatives. With a directness and a beauty that recall Thoreau, Harnack balances a child & rsquo;s impressions with the knowledge of an adult looking back to produce what Publishers Weekly called & ldquo;a country plum of a book, written with genuine affection and vivid recall. & rdquo; In a community related by blood and harvest, rural life could be bountiful even when hard economic times threatened. The adults urged ch
'As if a picture had any sense to hurt a body' la représentation du corps du "non-civilisé" dans les Îles Britanniques, 1776-1815 by Olivier Maldent( )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cette étude a pour ambition d'expliquer les mécanismes qui informent la représentation du corps du "non-civilisé" dans les Îles Britanniques entre 1776 et 1815. Elle s'appuie sur un corpus de périodiques et de romans cités dans le titre et, de manière adventice, sur quelques documents iconographiques. Elle démontre, dans un premier temps, l'existence d'un lien, sinon paradoxal, du moins inattendu entre le degré de "civilisation" que l'observateur britannique prête à un individu ou à un groupe et la manière dont il représente son corps. Elle explique ensuite comment cette représentation est largement conditionnée par la théorie des climats, défendue, sous sa forme la plus aboutie, par Buffon, mais prolongée par d'autres observateurs sous des formes révélatrices d'une transition alors en cours. Cette transition voit l'essor de théories raciales fondées sur l'idée que le corps est un matériau à la fois mesurable et signifiant, dont on cherchera à prouver qu'elles s'opposent moins à la logique "climatique" que la doxa universitaire ne le laisse croire. C'est que le corps du "noncivilisé" contribue lui-même à la formation d'un "corps impérial" en pleine formation, dont il devient un organe tantôt malade, tantôt vital. Ce n'est ainsi, précisément, qu'en tant que représentation que cette figure protéiforme acquiert un certain degré d'existence
Voyage philosophique d'angleterre: fait en 1783 et 1784 (Les collections de la République des lettres. Sources) by Isabelle Bour( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Franklin in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates
Languages
French (38)

English (20)

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Selected philosophical and scientific writings