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Bour, Isabelle

Overview
Works: 19 works in 54 publications in 2 languages and 2,509 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Feminist fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Conference proceedings  Psychological fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Opera programs  Librettos 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Opponent, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PR5841.W8, 823.6
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( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 130 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 )

11 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On human finery by Quentin Bell( Book )

3 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 57 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 )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonds of Union( Book )

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

The rake's progress by Burton D Fisher( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 12 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
Beginnings in the eighteenth century( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 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

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

Two works of fiction by the great feminist author are collected here, along with a novel by her daughter. Mary: An alienated woman of intellect finds comfort in her friendship with a refined girl. Maria: Left unfinished at her death, this novella follows the fortunes of a woman who protests the loss of her autonomy after her marriage. Matilda: A young woman's troubled relationship with her father leads to tragedy
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
Beginnings in the Eighteenth Century( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The rake's progress : opéra en trois actes : livret intégral by W. H Auden( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

'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

Abstract This study aims at explaining the mechanisms that inform the way 'uncivilized' peoples' bodies are represented in the British Isles between 1776 and 1815. It is based on a corpus of periodicals and novels cited in its title and, to a lesser extent, on some illustrations. It first demonstrates that there exists an unexpected if paradoxical link between the degree of 'civilization' that the British observer attributes to a given individual or group and the way this observer represents their bodies. It then explains how such a representation is largely conditioned by the theory of climates (aka 'environmentalism'), the most sophisticated version of which was put forward by Buffon, but was then elaborated upon by other observers, in ways that turn out to disclose a transition that was then taking place. The transition in question is that by which racial theories, based on the idea that the body constitutes both a measurable and meaningful material, came to prevail. As this study seeks to prove, such theories are much less opposed to the previous 'climatic' ones than what academic doxa on the subject might lead us to believe. The reason is that 'uncivilized' peoples' bodies contribute to shaping an 'imperial body' that is itself in progress and of which they become organs that are either perceived as unhealthy or vital. So it is precisely as a representation-and as nothing else-that the protean figure of the 'uncivilized' comes to life
James Boswell, historien et publiciste de la Corse. Édition critique de la traduction de "British Essays in Favour of the Brave Corsicans by Several Hands. Collected and Published by James Boswell, Esq." (1769) by Marie-Jeanne Colombani( )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The island of Corsica has always been the symbol of resistance to tyranny.Its history was made up of a series of revolutions against the Genoese and French settlements which made the news in the British periodicals.James Boswell(1740-95), while on his Grand Tour(1763-66), met the father of the Corsican nation, Pascal Paoli( 1725-1807), at the head of the rebels.Boswell championed the cause of liberty on behalf of those who were regarded as brave islanders by the enlightened conscience of Europe.He started a frantic press campaign so that Great Britain would interfere in a conflict it did not want to enter. The volume of essays James Boswell published has never been translated. This study is concerned with both the text of *British Essays* and its context.The translation and the critical apparatus bear on the twenty essays which make up the volume. The circulation of ideas and men fuelled the interest in foreign news in the British society where history was a lofty genre and where the press flourished in coffee-houses, those new types of places of sociability. Patrons took pleasure in conversations, an art everyone thought they mastered and politics was on everyone's lips
 
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Languages
French (35)

English (19)

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Selected philosophical and scientific writings