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Mitford, Nancy 1904-1973

Works: 257 works in 1,719 publications in 14 languages and 32,950 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Psychological fiction  Drama  Television series  Novels  Romance fiction  Terms and phrases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6025.I88, B
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The Sun King by Nancy Mitford( Book )

83 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,066 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 )

137 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 2,790 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 )

55 editions published between 1970 and 2013 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"--The publisher
The blessing by Nancy Mitford( Book )

96 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love and marriage of a beautiful Englishwoman and a glamorous French marquis
Voltaire in love by Nancy Mitford( Book )

73 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Voltaire, successful financier, famous poet and troublemaker, and the enchanting amateur physicist and countess Eilie du Chatelet, was a meeting of both hearts and minds. In the Chateau de Cirey, the two brilliant intellects scandalised the French aristocracy with their passionate love affair
The pursuit of love, a novel by Nancy Mitford( Book )

147 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,497 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 )

120 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of a successful marriage of the English upper class
The pursuit of love ; and, Love in a cold climate by Nancy Mitford( Book )

42 editions published between 1949 and 2001 in English and held by 1,233 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
Don't tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford( Book )

63 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,135 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 )

72 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in English and French and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pigeon pie by Nancy Mitford( Book )

43 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A talent to annoy : essays, articles, & reviews, 1929-1968 by Nancy Mitford( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloemlezing uit het journalistieke werk van de Engelse schrijfster (1904-1973)
Highland fling by Nancy Mitford( Book )

29 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and French and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Highland Fling--Nancy Mitford's first novel, published in 1931--a set of completely incompatible and hilariously eccentric characters collide in a Scottish castle, where bright young things play pranks on their stodgy elders until the frothy plot climaxes in ghost sightings and a dramatic fire. Inspired in part by Mitford's youthful infatuation with a Scottish aristocrat, her story follows young Jane Dacre to a shooting party at Dulloch Castle, where she tramps around a damp and chilly moor on a hunting expedition with formidable Lady Prague, xenophobic General Murgatroyd, one-eyed Admiral Wenceslaus, and an assortment of other ancient and gouty peers of the realm, while falling in love with Albert, a surrealist painter with a mischievous sense of humor. Lighthearted and sparkling with witty banter, Highland Fling was Mitford's first foray into the delightful fictional world for which the author of The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate later became so celebrated. With an Introduction by Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey"--
Christmas pudding by Nancy Mitford( Book )

27 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in English and French and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though foot-and-mouth has stopped hunting, Lady Bobbin, MFH and formidable chatelaine of Compton Bobbin, has assembled an oddly assorted Yuletide gathering. Her beautiful but silent daughter Philadelphia is torn between two suitors: Lord Lewis, eligible but dull, and Paul Fotheringay, penniless, and charming
The Princess of Cleves by La Fayette( Book )

16 editions published between 1950 and 1988 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of critical essays on the French novel by seventeenth-century author Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette, and includes the complete text and glossary of characters
Wigs on the green by Nancy Mitford( Book )

16 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in English and French and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugenia Malmain is an ardent supporter of General Jack and the Union Jackshirts, one of the richest girls in England; 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 313 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 weaves together the two women's tangled love affairs in an eight-part miniseries
The Nancy Mitford omnibus by Nancy Mitford( Book )

10 editions published between 1951 and 1969 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stanleys of Alderley: their letters between the years 1851-1865 by Nancy Mitford( Book )

5 editions published between 1939 and 1968 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas Pudding & Pigeon Pie by Nancy Mitford( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christmas Pudding and Pigeon Pie are two sparkling comedies from early in the career of Nancy Mitford, beloved author of The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate, here published in one volume with a new introduction by Jane Smiley. In Christmas Pudding, an array of colorful characters converge on the hunt-obsessed Lady Bobbin's country house, including her rebellious daughter Philadelphia, the girl's pompous suitor, a couple of children obsessed with newspaper death notices, and an aspiring writer whose serious first novel has been acclaimed as the funniest book of the year, to his utter dismay. In Pigeon Pie, set at the outbreak of World War II, Lady Sophia Garfield dreams of becoming a beautiful spy but manages not to notice a nest of German agents right under her nose, until the murder of her maid and kidnapping of her beloved bulldog force them on her attention, with heroic results. Delivered with a touch lighter than that of Mesitford's later masterpieces but no less entertaining, these comedies combine glamour, wit, and fiendishly absurd plots into irresistible literary confections"--
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Don't tell Alfred
Alternative Names
Freeman-Mitford, Nancy.

Freeman-Mitford, Nancy 1904-1973

Mitford, Nancy

Mitford, Nancy Freeman-.

Mitford, Nancy Freeman 1904-1973

Nancy Mitford Brits auteur

Nancy Mitford englische Schriftstellerin und Biographin

Nancy Mitford novelista y biógrafa británica

Nancy Mitford scrittrice e biografa britannica

Rennell Rodd, Nancy.

Rennell Rodd, Nancy 1904-1973

Rodd, Nancy Rennell.

Rodd, Nancy Rennell 1904-1973

Митфорд, Нэнси

ננסי מיטפורד

ננסי מיטפורד סופרת בריטית


ミットフォード, ナンシィ


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Madame de PompadourFrederick the GreatThe blessingVoltaire in loveThe pursuit of love, a novelLove in a cold climate, a novelThe pursuit of love ; and, Love in a cold climateDon't tell Alfred