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Mitford, Nancy 1904-1973

Overview
Works: 309 works in 1,490 publications in 7 languages and 31,544 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Psychological fiction  Drama  Terms and phrases  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6025.I88, B
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Nancy Mitford, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Nancy Mitford
The Sun King by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
52 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 3,091 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 )
99 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,777 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 )
46 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New editions of 4 classic biographies from Mitford, which are exclusive to vintage Classics
The pursuit of love ; and, Love in a cold climate by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
132 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,885 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
The blessing by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
73 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The love and marriage of a beautiful Englishwoman and a glamorous French marquis
Voltaire in love by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
55 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,490 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
Love in a cold climate, a novel by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
81 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicle of a successful marriage of the English upper class
Don't tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
46 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,116 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 )
51 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pursuit of love ; & Love in a cold climate : two novels by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
17 editions published between 1949 and 2001 in English and held by 775 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 )
30 editions published between 1940 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 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 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The water beetle by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
7 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Highland fling by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
25 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 446 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 )
20 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and held by 387 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
The Princess of Cleves by La Fayette ( Book )
21 editions published between 1950 and 1988 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Poised between the fading world of chivalric romance and a new psychological realism, Madame de Lafayette's novel of passion and self-deception marks a turning-point in the history of the novel. When it first appeared--anonymously--in 1678 in the heyday of French classicism, it aroused fierce controversy among critics and readers, in particular for the extraordinary confession which forms the climax of the story. Having long been considered a classic, it is now regarded as a landmark in the history of women's writing." "In this new translation, The Princesse de Cleves is accompanied by two shorter works also attributed to Madame de Lafayette, The Princesse de Montpensier and The Comtesse de Tende. Book jacket."--Jacket
Wigs on the green by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
13 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and held by 312 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 )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 277 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 Stanleys of Alderley: their letters between the years 1851-1865 by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
20 editions published between 1939 and 1969 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nancy Mitford omnibus by Nancy Mitford ( Book )
10 editions published between 1951 and 1986 in English and held by 223 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 (870)
French (23)
German (5)
Dutch (4)
Czech (2)
Danish (1)
Swedish (1)
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