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Waring, James

Overview
Works: 156 works in 208 publications in 2 languages and 6,847 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Textbooks 
Roles: Translator, Other, Author, Choreographer
Classifications: PQ2168, 843.7
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Most widely held works by James Waring
La muse du département by Honoré de Balzac( )

4 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cousin Betty by Honoré de Balzac( )

6 editions published between 1890 and 1901 in English and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor, plain spinster Bette is compelled to survive on the condescending patronage of her socially superior relatives in Paris: her beautiful, saintly cousin Adeline, the philandering Baron Hulot and their daughter Hortense. Already deeply resentful of their wealth, when Bette learns that the man she is in love with plans to marry Hortense, she becomes consumed by the desire to exact her revenge and dedicates herself to the destruction of the Hulot family, plotting their ruin with patient, silent malice. Cousin Bette is a gripping tale of violent jealousy, sexual passion and treachery, and a brilliant portrayal of the grasping, bourgeois society of 1840s Paris. The culmination of the Comédie humaine, Balzac<U+2019>s epic chronicle of his times, it is one of his greatest triumphs as a novelist
FIRM OF NUCINGEN by Honoré de Balzac( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the key themes that is woven throughout Balzac's masterpiece, The Human Comedy, relates to the dangers of materialism and greed. In this novella, the narrator overhears some fellow diners discussing a complicated financial scheme that contributed to the fortunes of one of the wealthiest families in the country. The story also provides important background information about many characters who appear elsewhere in The Human Comedy
Cousin Bette by Horace de Saint-Aubin( )

2 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crown jewel in a remarkable literary career, Cousin Bette is regarded by many critics to be Balzac's last great work before his death in 1850. A fine example of European realist fiction, the story recounts the attempt of a disgruntled housewife to bring about the misery and destruction of her entire extended family. Fans of Tolstoy's War and Peace will enjoy Cousin Bette
Poor relations : Cousin Pons by Honoré de Balzac( )

2 editions published between 1846 and 2014 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This diptych is part of Honore de Balzac's epic masterpiece, The Human Comedy. It comprises two stories, "Cousin Betty" and "Cousin Pons," each of which delve deeply into complicated family dynamics and the long-lasting impact of seemingly trivial conflicts
The poor parents = Les parents pauvres by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

3 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parisians in the country : [with] (The muse of the department) by Horace de Saint-Aubin( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set among the sprawling vineyards of France''s Loire Valley, Balzac''s novel Parisians in the Country follows the life of one Dinah Piedefer, a beautiful and talented young woman who finds herself trapped in a not-so-perfect marriage. Though she is initially content, she gradually begins to bristle against the constraints of her union and the provincial shabbiness of her lifestyle
The harlot's progress, The hated son, and other stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

6 editions published between 1847 and 1899 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Enfant maudit by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

4 editions published between 1898 and 1899 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Countess feels herself about to give birth, the Count wakes from his sleep and goes out to fetch help. Jeanne decides to have Etienne study to be a priest. The Count tells him he may live, but only in an outlying building outside the castle adjoining the shore. He is not to enter the castle. Jeanne is delivered of a second son, Maximilien, who is very much his father's son. Just as Etienne is being trained in the ways of knowledge, Maximilien, called the Marquis de Saint-Sever, is trained to become a warrior without any of the graces. Neither child knows of the other's existence
Muse of the department, A prince of Bohemia, and other stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

2 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'élixir de longue vie by Honoré de Balzac( )

3 editions published between 1830 and 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the short stories in the Philosophical Studies section of Honore de Balzac's The Human Comedy have hints of the mystical and supernatural. These elements are very pronounced in the spine-chilling tale "The Elixir of Life," which veers into the territory of gothic horror. In the story, a dying man confides to his son that he has found a way to cheat death and achieve immortality
Cousin Betty by Honoré de Balzac( )

in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lily of the valley by Honoré de Balzac( )

3 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence between a young Frenchman and his fiancée on the subject of love reveals the differences in the two sex's approach to the subject
The harlot's progress = Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes, and other stories by Honoré de Balzac( )

2 editions published between 1896 and 1898 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the shabby boarding house in the rue Neuve-Sainte-Genevieve, petty Madame Vauquer and her tenants wonder at the plight of the aging resident Goriot. Once a well-heeled merchant, Goriot was--at first--afforded special treatment from the Madame. But now something is clearly amiss in his financial affairs, and his increasingly tawdry appearance makes him a subject of ridicule in the household. Some think he lost in the markets, others see him as a lecherous patron of prostitutes, but one thing is clear: his selflessness and complete devotion to his two daughters
Father Goriot and other stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1 edition published in 1901 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from a Courtesan's life ... by Honoré de Balzac( )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lily of the valley : and the firm of Aucingen by Honoré de Balzac( )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heavy love by Dee Edwards( Recording )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beatrix by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

3 editions published between 1899 and 1901 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honore de Balzac excelled at creating unforgettable characters, but most of his creations were works of pure fiction. Many critics have asserted that the novel Beatrix is a roman a clef depicting the life of the French memoirist George Sand, as well as the larger cultural shift from an era of genteel aristocracy and class stratification to a more democratic way of living
 
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