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Laparra, Fanny William

Overview
Works: 18 works in 70 publications in 2 languages and 117 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Personal narratives  Biography  Didactic fiction  Autobiographies  Juvenile works  Nature stories  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Translator, Other
Classifications: PR4746, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fanny William Laparra
Education of a princess : a memoir by Marie( Book )

16 editions published between 1931 and 1938 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie was the granddaughter of Czar Alexander II, the daughter of Grand Duke Paul, and the cousin of Tsar Nicholas. Her brother, Prince Dmitri, was one of the plotters against Rasputin. He was exiled for that, to the Persian frontier, which saved his life when the roundup of the Imperial family began. These are the memoirs of her childhood, a glittering version of solitary confinement, and young adult life. Her father was banished for marrying without the Czar's permission, which left Marie and her brother to be brought up by her uncle, the military governor of Moscow. After her uncle's assassination in 1905, her aunt arranged a marriage with a Swedish prince whom Marie saw a few times before the wedding. The marriage was disastrous, and a divorce was arranged, quickly and quietly. Marie's young son stayed in Sweden. Charity was an acceptable occupation for the women of the aristocracy, but Marie became a qualified nurse and spent much of the early part of WWI in field hospitals. The last part of the book contains her account of the final tense days of the Romanovs, her second marriage, and her escape through the Ukraine
Jude the obscure : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

13 editions published between 1931 and 1997 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marriage, the Church of England, and the British university system all come under criticism in a story about two cousins who love each other and want to improve their lot in life." "In this haunting love story, a couple who have each fled a previous marriage find love and fulfillment together, only to have tragedy overwhelm them." "Both having left earlier marriages, Jude Fawley and Sue Brideshead find happiness in their relationship. Ironically, when tragedy tests their union, it is Sue, the modern emancipated woman, who proves unequal to the challenge."
Travels with a donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

4 editions published in 1925 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Louis Stevenson was not only a gifted writer, he was also an indefatigable traveller. His thirst for adventure was formed by his boyhood visits to remote Scottish lighthouses, and he spent much of his life fleeing the rigours of cold climates and social orthodoxy. Along the way he canoed through Belgium and France, booked passage to and across America, and finally famously settled in Samoa in the South Seas. The walking trip that Stevenson describes in Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879) was taken when the nascent author was still in his twenties and pining for a lost love. Accompanied by Modestine, the eponymous donkey he hired to carry his camping gear, the journey proved both challenging and charming. The book is infused with all of the qualities that make Stevenson the most popular of writers: humour and humanity, poetry and perspicacity, ebullience and intelligence."--Publisher's description
Le cas étrange du docteur Jekyll et de monsieur Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

7 editions published between 1924 and 1962 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarka the otter by Henry Williamson( Book )

8 editions published between 1930 and 1967 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarka the otter pursues an active life, sometimes playful and sometimes dangerous, in the Devonshire countryside
The lake by George Moore( Book )

4 editions published in 1923 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irish priest leaves his position and parish
La boutique du diable by Percival Wilde( Book )

3 editions published in 1937 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banana Bottom by Claude McKay( Book )

2 editions published in 1934 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bita Plant is adopted and sent to England from Jamaica by white missionary benefactors and returns to her home village of Banana Bottom seven years later a beautiful, cultured young lady. Despite the evangelical guidance of her foster parents and friendship with a white squire, Bita is increasingly drawn to the vitality of her more natural culture with its festivals, superstitions, revival meetings, and passionate courtships."--Back cover
Jude l'Obscur by Thomas Hardy( )

in Undetermined and French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres intimes by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

2 editions published in 1930 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jude l'Obscur : roman. Traduction intégrale par F.W. Laparra. Préface de Edmond Jaloux, by Thomas Hardy( Book )

2 editions published between 1950 and 1957 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage avec un âne dans les Cévennes (suivi de Au fil de l'Oise) ... Traduit ... par Fanny-W. Laparra by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

T.A. Rickard. L'Homme et les métaux : (Man and metals), traduit de l'anglais par F.V. Laparra by T. A Rickard( Book )

1 edition published in 1938 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Man and metals by T. A Rickard( Book )

1 edition published in 1938 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Voyage avec un âne dans les Cévennes, suivi de : Au fil de l'Oise (fragments) by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1925 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tarka la loutre by Henry Williamson( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Banana Bottom. Traduit de l'américain par F.W. Laparra by Claude McKay( Book )

1 edition published in 1934 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mémoires : trad. de l'anglais par F. W. Laparra. Préface de André Maurois by Marie( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in French and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Laparra, Fanny V.

Laparra Fanny V. 1889-1939

Laparra Madame William 1889-1939

Laparra, W

Laparra, William.

Languages
French (67)

English (1)