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Vernière, Paul

Works: 188 works in 825 publications in 5 languages and 6,890 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Novels  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Experimental fiction  Satire  Romance fiction  Manuscripts 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Thesis advisor, Collaborator, Annotator, Creator, Illustrator, Redactor, Former owner
Classifications: PQ2246, 843.5
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Most widely held works about Paul Vernière
Most widely held works by Paul Vernière
Persian letters by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu( Book )

70 editions published between 1913 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel tells the story of two Persian noblemen who have left their country - the modern Iran - to journey to Europe in search of wisdom. As they travel, they write home to wives and eunuchs in the harem and to friends in France and elsewhere. Their colourful observations on the culture differences between West and East conjure up Eastern sensuality, repression and cruelty in contrast to the freer, more civilized West - but here also unworthy nobles and bishops, frivolous women of fashion and conceited people of all kinds are satirized
Œuvres esthétiques. [Textes établis, avec introductions, bibliographies, notes et relevés de variantes by Denis Diderot( Book )

90 editions published between 1959 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diderot a-t-il jamais eu la vocation de l’art ? Sous les habits du philosophe, l’esthéticien n’est pas en reste. Ce volume remet à l’honneur la part la moins connue des écrits de Diderot, et dans laquelle, pourtant, il s’imposera au fil des siècles comme le plus grand novateur."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Œuvres philosophiques by Denis Diderot( Book )

88 editions published between 1956 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Œuvres politiques : [textes établis avec introductions, bibliographies, notes et relevé de variantes by Denis Diderot( Book )

22 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in French and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mémoires pour Catherine II by Denis Diderot( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in French and Italian and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voor de Russische keizerin geschreven politieke essays
Montesquieu et L'esprit des lois ou la raison impure by Paul Vernière( Book )

16 editions published in 1977 in French and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques the fatalist and his master by Denis Diderot( Book )

34 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in French and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques the Fatalist is Diderot's answer to the problem of existence. If human beings are determined by their genes and their environment, how can they claim to be free to want or do anything? Where are Jacques and his Master going? Are they simply occupying space, living mechanically until they die, believing erroneously that they are in charge of their Destiny? Diderot intervenes to cheat our expectations of what fiction should be and do, and behaves like a provocative, ironic, and unfailingly entertaining master of revels which finally show why Fate is not to be equated with doom. In the introduction to this new translation, David Coward explains the philosophical basis of Diderot's fascination with Fate and shows why Jacques the Fatalist pioneers techniques of action which, two centuries on, novelists still regard as experimental
Spinoza et la pensée française avant la Révolution by Paul Vernière( Book )

28 editions published between 1715 and 2012 in French and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le rêve de d'Alembert : Entretien entre d'Alembert et Diderot, et Suite de l'Entretien by Denis Diderot( Book )

25 editions published between 1951 and 1997 in French and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spinoza et la pensée française avant la Révolution by Paul Vernière( Book )

37 editions published between 1954 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diderot : ses manuscrits et ses copistes by Paul Vernière( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in French and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Œuvres esthétiques [de] Diderot by Denis Diderot( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in French and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dix-sept lettres de Montesquieu by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu( Book )

8 editions published in 1965 in French and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lumières ou clair-obscur? : trente essais sur Diderot et quelques autres by Paul Vernière( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres persanes by Charles-Louis de Secondat de Montesquieu( Book )

26 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois contes. Un Coeur simple. La Légende de saint Julien l'Hospitalier. Hérodias by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

7 editions published in 1960 in French and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exton bequest. Florence Exton was Principal of this college from1920 until her early death in 1923
Madame Bovary : moeurs de province by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

17 editions published between 1937 and 1962 in French and German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Bovary feels trapped in a loveless marriage and indulges herself in a lifestyle of reckless overspending and a series of shocking affairs that can only end in her destruction
Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by Prévost( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in France and Louisiana in the early 18th century, the story follows the hero, the Chevalier des Grieux, and his lover, Manon Lescaut. Des Grieux comes from a noble and landed family, but forfeits his hereditary wealth and incurs the disappointment of his father by running away with Manon. In Paris, the young lovers enjoy a blissful cohabitation, while Des Grieux struggles to satisfy Manon's taste for luxury. He scrounges together money by borrowing from his unwaveringly loyal friend Tiberge and by cheating gamblers. On several occasions, Des Grieux's wealth evaporates (by theft, in a house fire, etc.), prompting Manon to leave him for a richer man because she cannot stand the thought of living in penury. The two lovers finally end up in New Orleans, to which Manon has been deported as a prostitute, where they pretend to be married and live in idyllic peace for a while. But when Des Grieux reveals their unmarried state to the Governor and asks to be wed with Manon, the Governor's nephew sets his sights on winning Manon's hand. In despair, Des Grieux challenges the Governor's nephew to a duel and knocks him unconscious. Thinking he had killed the man and fearing retribution, the couple flee New Orleans and venture into the wilderness of Louisiana, hoping to reach an English settlement. Manon dies of exposure and exhaustion the following morning and, after burying his beloved, Des Grieux is eventually taken back to France by Tiberge
Œuvres philosophiques [de] Diderot by Denis Diderot( Book )

5 editions published between 1956 and 1967 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Persian letters Lettres persanes
Lettres persanes
Alternative Names
Paul Vernière Frans filoloog (-)

Paul Vernière Frans filoloog (1916-1997)

Paul Vernière französischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Hochschullehrer

Paul Vernière French philologist and specialist in literature

Vernière P.

Vernière, P. (Paul)

French (499)

English (8)

Italian (2)

German (1)

Spanish (1)