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Mitford, Nancy 1904-1973

Overview
Works: 278 works in 1,540 publications in 8 languages and 31,814 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Drama  Film and video adaptations  History  Love stories  Satire  Terms and phrases  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6025.I88, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nancy Mitford
The Sun King by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
59 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book examines Louis XIV at Versailles--from the moment he decided to transform his father's hunting lodge into the greatest palace in Europe to his death there 54 years later
Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
120 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the bougeoisie who became the mistress of Louis XV and "had so many enemies that she could not travel publicly without risking a pelting of mud and stones."--Cover
Frederick the Great by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
45 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Prussian king Frederick II is today best remembered for successfully defending his tiny country against the three great European powers of France, Austria, and Russia during the Seven Years? War. But in his youth, tormented by a spectacularly cruel and dyspeptic father, the future military genius was drawn to the flute and French poetry, and throughout his long life counted nothing more important than the company of good friends and great wits. This was especially evident in his longstanding, loving, and vexing relationship with Voltaire. An absolute ruler who was allergic to pomp, a non-hunter who wore no spurs, a reformer of great zeal who maintained complete freedom of the press and religion and cleaned up his country?s courts, a fiscal conservative and patron of the arts, the builder of the rococo palace Sans Souci and improver of the farmers? lot, maddening to his rivals but beloved by nearly everyone he met, Frederick was?notwithstanding a penchant for merciless teasing?arguably the most humane of enlightened despots. In Frederick the Great, a richly entertaining biography of one of the eighteenth century?s most fascinating figures, the trademark wit of the author of Love in a Cold Climate finds its ideal subject" --from the publisher
The blessing by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
73 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The love and marriage of a beautiful Englishwoman and a glamorous French marquis
Voltaire in love by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
52 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The inimitable Nancy Mitford's account of Voltaire's fifteen-year relationship with the Marquise du ChAtelet'the renowned mathematician who introduced Isaac Newton's revolutionary new physics to France'is a spirited romp in the company of two extraordinary individuals as well as an erudite and gossipy guide to French high society during the Enlightenment. Mitford's story is as delicious as it is complicated. The marquise was in love with another mathematician, Maupertuis, while she had an unexpected rival for Voltaire's affections in the future Frederick the Great of Prussia (and later in the philosophe's own niece). There was, at least, no jealous husband to contend with: the Marquis du ChAtelet, Mitford assures us, behaved perfectly. The beau monde of Paris was, however, distraught at the idea of the lovers' brilliant conversation going to waste on the windswept hills of Champagne, site of the ChAteau de Cirey, where experimental laboratories, a darkroom, and a library of more than twenty-one thousand volumes enabled them to pursue their amours philosophiques. From time to time the threat of impending arrest would send Voltaire scurrying across the border into Holland, but his irrepressible charm'and the interventions of powerful friends'always made it possible for him resume his studies with the cherished marquise
The pursuit of love, a novel by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
110 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The snobbery and false values of the English country nobility are satirized in these two love stories involving the well-established Radlett and Hampton families
Love in a cold climate, a novel by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
92 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicle of a successful marriage of the English upper class
Don't tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
47 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fanny is married to absent-minded Oxford don Alfred and content with her role as a plain, tweedy housewife with 'ghastly' clothes, but overnight her life changes when Alfred is appointed English Ambassador to Paris. In the blink of an eye Fanny's mixing with Royalty, Rothschilds and Dior-clad wives, throwing cocktail parties and having every indiscreet remark printed in tomorrow's papers
Noblesse oblige; an enquiry into the identifiable characteristics of the English aristocracy by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
58 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pursuit of love ; & Love in a cold climate : two novels by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
18 editions published between 1949 and 2001 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Pursuit of Love follows the romantic misadventures of Linda Radlett, the wayward young beauty of the family. Love in a Cold Climate revolves around Polly Hampton, whose prominent place in society is threatened by a sandalous love affair."--Back cover
Pigeon pie by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
37 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A talent to annoy : essays, articles, & reviews, 1929-1968 by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The water beetle by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
26 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Highland fling by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
29 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and French and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"First novel by comic British novelist Nancy Mitford, first published in 1931, reissued with an introduction by Julian Fellowes"--
The pursuit of love ; and, Love in a cold climate by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
9 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The snobbery and false values of the English country nobility are satirized in these two love stories involving the well-established Radlett and Hampton families
Christmas pudding by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
23 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lady Bobbin, the formidable hostess at Compton Bobbin, has assembled an oddly assorted Yuletide gathering... Conveys the bright life in Mayfair and the shires during the Twenties and Thirties
Wigs on the green by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
13 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eugenia Malmains is one of the richest girls in England and an ardent supporter of Captain Jack and the Union Jackshirts; Noel and Jasper are both in search of an heiress; Poppy and Marjorie are nursing lovelorn hearts; and the beautiful bourgeois Mrs Lace is on the prowl for someone to lighten the boredom of her life
Love in a cold climate ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Linda Radlett, daughter of Lord and Lady Alconleigh, follows her heart in and out of adventures, marriages, and dalliances, much to the dismay of her parents. Her dear friend Polly Hampton maintains a cooler head in her romantic entanglements. Seamlessly weaving together the two women?s tangled love affairs
The Stanleys of Alderley: their letters between the years 1851-1865 by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
15 editions published between 1939 and 1969 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nancy Mitford omnibus by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
9 editions published between 1951 and 1969 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Freeman-Mitford, Nancy.
Freeman-Mitford, Nancy 1904-1973
Mitford, Nancy
Mitford, Nancy Freeman-.
Mitford, Nancy Freeman 1904-1973
Rennell Rodd, Nancy.
Rennell Rodd, Nancy 1904-1973
Rodd, Nancy Rennell.
Rodd, Nancy Rennell 1904-1973
ミットフォード, ナンシィ
Languages
English (911)
French (19)
German (5)
Dutch (4)
Finnish (3)
Czech (3)
Danish (1)
Swedish (1)
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