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Marriage, Ellen

Overview
Works: 209 works in 1,053 publications in 3 languages and 41,203 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Allegories  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Editor, tra, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ2168, 843.7
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Most widely held works by Ellen Marriage
Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( )

103 editions published between 1834 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 4,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supreme observer and chronicler of nineteenth-century French society, Honore de Balzac wrote a vast number of novels and short stories collectively known as "The Human Comedy". These books were unsurpassed for their narrative drive and scope, their large casts of vibrant, diverse, and interesting characters, and their obsessive interest in and examination of virtually all spheres of life. The greatest of these novels is "Pere Goriot", which opens in a dirty boarding-house where three of the novel's main characters live. Goriot is a father who sacrifices his wealth and health so that his two daughters can gain access to Parisian high society. He pays off their debts, succumbs to their lavish demands, and receives nothing but scorn in return. His fellow boarder is the mysterious Vautrin, one of Balzac's most remarkable creations. A criminal mastermind, Vautrin recognizes that the social contract is nothing but a fraud for those without money and power. Finally, there is Rastignac, who represents one of Balzac's favorite themes--the ambitious young provincial fighting for advancement in the competitive world of Paris. With Goriot and Vautrin acting as surrogate fathers, Rastignac begins his climb up the social ladder--only to discover that there is a spiritual cost to be paid for life's apparent prizes
La femme de trente ans by Honoré de Balzac( )

18 editions published between 1897 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hither, at the close of the year 1820, came a woman, still young, well known in Paris for her charm, her fair face, and her wit; and to the immense astonishment of the little village a mile away, this woman of high rank and corresponding fortune took up her abode at Saint-Lange
The country doctor by Honoré de Balzac( )

49 editions published between 1833 and 2019 in English and held by 2,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1829, commander Genestas arrives in a village in the Dauphiné, where he meets Dr Benassis, who has transformed this miserable settlement into a small but prosperous town in only ten years. The two men each have a secret which is only revealed at the end of the book
La Grenadière by Honoré de Balzac( )

12 editions published between 1832 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immerse yourself in a French pastoral idyll in this engrossing tale from Honore de Balzac, whose unparalleled powers of description will whisk you away to La Grenadiere, a quaint estate in the midst of a blossoming orchard. Indeed, the house itself emerges as one of the most memorable characters in the story
Two poets by Honoré de Balzac( )

10 editions published between 1837 and 2014 in English and held by 2,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel Two Poets is part of the Lost Illusions trilogy, which is in turn part of the Scenes From Provincial Life section of Honore de Balzac's massive masterpiece The Human Comedy. Critics have singled out this tale of social climbing, greed, lust, and good intentions gone awry as one of the best parts of Balzac's story cycle
Le cousin Pons by Honoré de Balzac( )

28 editions published between 1897 and 2019 in English and held by 2,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 1847 novel, often seen as a companion piece to Balzac's Cousin Bette, Sylvain Pons is a musician who despite modest means has amassed a valuable collection of art. Only after a wealthy cousin banishes him as her guest does she learn of the collection and becomes one of many who would like to get their thieving hands on it
ANOTHER STUDY OF WOMAN by Honoré de Balzac( )

10 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and held by 2,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Another Study of Woman"" is a narrative hovering between a short story and a novella in terms of length, extracted from Honore de Balzac''s multi-volume masterpiece The Human Comedy. At a private dinner party, guests warmed by the flush of fine food and drink begin to banter about the qualities and attributes that characterize the ideal woman. Gradually, the guests begin to reminisce about their own experiences and encounters with perfect and not-so-perfect women
Collection of antiquities by Honoré de Balzac( )

13 editions published between 1837 and 2014 in English and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel, one of the last vestiges of a genteel family, the Marquis d''Esgrignon, tries to navigate the new social and cultural landscape that has emerged in France''s post-revolutionary period. Even though he is surrounded by some of the signs of his family''s former affluence, the Marquis is virtually penniless, and he finds it difficult to come to terms with his reduced station in life
Gobseck by Honoré de Balzac( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extract from Honore de Balzac''s sweeping novel cycle The Human Comedy, Gobseck is a novella that recounts the social ascendancy of young Anastasie de Restaud. Born into a wealthy family, Anastasie marries into aristocracy, but soon grows weary of the arcane rituals of her new lifestyle -- not to mention her lack of feelings toward her husband. Seeking passion, she makes several bold decisions and quickly finds herself on the road to ruin
Eve and david by Honoré de Balzac( )

12 editions published between 1843 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel Eve and David is the third entry in Honore de Balzac''s Lost Illusions trilogy, which in turn is part of his larger novel cycle, The Human Comedy. The story focuses on a pair of earnest, good-hearted lovers who struggle to remain unsullied even as the world around them devolves into a hellish demimonde beset by greed, sensationalism, and baseness
Christ in Flanders by Honoré de Balzac( )

7 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short tale is part of the "Philosophical Studies" section of Honore de Balzac's The Human Comedy. Almost fable-like in tone, it recounts a boat ride carrying a group of passengers that represent a broad cross-section of society. When a sudden storm hits, chaos ensues, and each passenger's reaction speaks volumes about his or her moral compass
Le message by Honoré de Balzac( )

12 editions published between 1832 and 2014 in English and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this short story, a pleasant afternoon carriage ride lends itself to philosophical chitchat between two passengers, who muse together about the nature of life and love. When tragedy suddenly strikes, one of the young men finds himself promising to carry out a potentially awkward mission, but he keeps his word -- and learns a few lessons in the process
A distinguished provincial at Paris (Lost illusions part II) by Honoré de Balzac( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

63 editions published between 1895 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicting the fatal clash between material desires and the liberating power of human passions, Honore de Balzac's Eugenie Grandet is translated with an introduction by M.A. Crawford in Penguin Classics. In a gloomy house in provincial Saumur, the miser Grandet lives with his wife and daughter, Eugenie, whose lives are stifled and overshadowed by his obsession with gold. Guarding his piles of glittering treasures and his only child equally closely, he will let no one near them. But when the arrival of her handsome cousin, Charles, awakens Eugenie's own desires, her passion brings her into a violent collision with her father that results in tragedy for all. Eugenie Grandet is one of the earliest and finest works in Balzac's Comedie humaine cycle, which portrays a society consumed by the struggle to amass wealth and achieve power. Here Grandet embodies both the passionate pursuit of money, and the human cost of avarice. M.A. Crawford's lucid translation is accompanied by an introduction discussing the irony and psychological insight of Balzac's characterization, the role of fate in the novel, its setting and historical background. - Amazon (summary for a later edition of this title)
The wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin) by Honoré de Balzac( )

37 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Wild Ass's Skin is Honoré de Balzac's 1831 novel that tells the story of a young man, Raphaël de Valentin, who discovers a piece of shagreen, in this case a rough untanned piece of a wild ass's skin, which has the magical property of granting wishes. However the fulfillment of the wisher's desire comes at a cost, after each wish the skin shrinks a little bit and consumes the physical energy of the wisher. The Wild Ass's Skin is at once both a work of incredible realism, in the descriptions of Parisian life and culture at the time, and also a work of supernatural fantasy, in the desires that are fulfilled by the wild ass's skin. Balzac uses this fantastical device masterfully to depict the complexity of the human nature in civilized society."--goodreads.com
The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henri Murger( )

15 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main description: Known chiefly as the basis for Puccini's great opera "La Bohème," and resurrected more recently as the musical "Rent," The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter is one of the most culturally influential French novels of the nineteenth century
Melmoth reconciled by Honoré de Balzac( )

11 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this long story, part of the Philosophical Studies section of Honore de Balzac''s epic masterwork The Human Comedy, the author takes the uncharacteristic step of alluding to a previously published novel, Charles Robert Maturin''s 1820 work Melmoth the Wanderer. In Balzac''s Melmoth Reconciled, Melmoth is a mysterious figure who comes to the aid of a desperate clerk who is on the brink of committing a crime
The thirteen = (Histoire des treize) by Honoré de Balzac( )

19 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series of three novellas is unified by an overarching motif: in all three tales, a mysterious secret society known as The Thirteen is at work behind the scenes. The men in the group have pledged eternal loyalty to each other, and if any member ever finds himself in peril, it is the sworn duty of the others to come to his aid. Honore de Balzac uses this premise as a device to explore a wide range of topics, including clashes between different classes of society, doomed romances
The girl with the golden eyes by Honoré de Balzac( )

13 editions published between 1833 and 2019 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a rich and ruthless young man in nineteenth-century Paris caught up in an amorous entanglement with a mysterious beauty
A distinguished provincial at Paris = Un grand Homme de province à Paris by Honoré de Balzac( )

16 editions published between 1839 and 2014 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part II of Illusions perdues, which is one part of Balzac's multi-volume collection of interlinked novels and stories on French society during the Restoration and July Monarchy periods (1815-1848). This volume is part of the studies of manners in the provinces
 
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The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter
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Le cousin PonsGobseckEugénie GrandetThe Bohemians of the Latin Quarter
Alternative Names

controlled identityWaring, James

Ellen Marriage British translator

Ellen Marriage traductora británica

Ellen Marriage traductora británica (1865–1946)

Ellen Marriage traductrice britannique

Garrett, Ellen

Garrett, Ellen, 1865-1946

Languages
English (475)

French (6)

Chinese (1)