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Adamson, Donald

Overview
Works: 27 works in 109 publications in 3 languages and 1,508 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Biography  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Textbooks  Novels  Examinations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Composer, Other
Classifications: PQ2168, 843.7
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Most widely held works by Donald Adamson
Blaise Pascal : mathematician, physicist, and thinker about God by Donald Adamson( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pascal has long been regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile of the world's thinkers. This chronological and carefully annotated survey explores the full range of his intellectual achievements. It also includes a chapter on his life. Renowned as mathematician, physicist, scourge of Jesuit moral theology, and staunch, though perceptive, champion of Christianity, Pascal devoted himself in full measure to science and religion. His work on conic sections, the probability calculus, number theory, cycloid curves and hydrostatics is considered in detail. So, too, is his notorious prize competition on the cycloid and its aftermath. The author's analysis of the Provincial Letters and the unfinished Thoughts emphasises their many distinctive features, both thematic and technical. He discusses Pascal's lesser known works, all of them pertaining to theology or the philosophy of religion. Blaise Pascal contains a chapter on the famous wager argument and a wide-ranging bibliography
The genesis of 'Le Cousin Pons.' by Donald Adamson( Book )

15 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursule Mirouët by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ursula (original French title Ursule Mirouet, 1842) forms one part of Scenes from Provincial Life, a series of novels-whose other major work is Eugenie Grandet-examining manners and morals in the French provinces. Among all the novels of Honore de Balzac (1799-1850), none depicts so penetratingly the small-mindedness, avarice, and envy of the provincial lower middle classes. No limitations based on morality or decency will hold these people back in their effort to acquire wealth and influence"--Page 4 of cover
Balzac, Illusions perdues by Donald Adamson( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of Nell Gwyn : the fortunes of the Beauclerk family, 1670-1974 by Donald Adamson( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rides round Britain by John Byng( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T.S. Eliot, a memoir by Robert Sencourt( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1983 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bed 29 and other stories by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black sheep = La rabouilleuse by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agathe Rouget, who is born in Issoudun, is sent to be raised by her maternal relatives, the Descoings in Paris by her father Doctor Rouget. Agathe has two sons, Philippe and Joseph, with which the story is principally concerned. Philippe becomes a soldier in Napoleon's armies, while Joseph becomes an artist. Philippe, who is ironically his mother's favorite, is a hard drinker with a gambling problem that brings trouble to the family. The differences between the two brothers are brilliantly contrasted by Balzac as their true natures are revealed throughout the course of the work. As in the rest of "The Human Comedy" Balzac criticizes the value that is placed on wealth and beautifully illustrates the conflict that arises out of the ambition to achieve a place in the aristocratic society of France
Dusty heritage : a national policy for museums and libraries by Donald Adamson( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illusions perdues by Donald Adamson( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the shabby boarding house in the rue Neuve-Sainte-Geneviève, petty Madame Vauquer and her tenants wonder at the plight of the aging resident Goriot. Once a well-heeled merchant, Goriot was--at first--afforded special treatment from the Madame. But now something is clearly amiss in his financial affairs, and his increasingly tawdry appearance makes him a subject of ridicule in the household. Some think he lost in the markets, others see him as a lecherous patron of prostitutes, but one thing is clear: his selflessness and complete devotion to his two daughters
A rescue policy for museums by Donald Adamson( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From coiled roots by Donald Adamson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les romantiques français devant la peinture espagnole by Donald Adamson( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursule Mirouet/#cHonore de Balzac ; translated and with an introduction by Donald Adamson by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1842, eight years before his death, Balzac described Ursule Mirouet as the masterpiece of all the studies of human society that he had written; he regarded the book as 'a remarkable tour de force'. An essentially simple tale about the struggle and triumph of innocence reviled, Ursule Mirouet is characterized by that wealth of penetrating observation so readily associated with Balzac's work. The twin themes of redemption and rebirth are illuminated by a consistently passionate rejection of both philosophic and practical materialism in favour of love. In this case love is aided by supernatural intervention, which itself effectively illustrates Balzac's life-long fascination with the occult
Snapshot by Donald Adamson( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glamourie by Donald Adamson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Biology by Donald Adamson( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pascal, a critical biography by Donald Adamson( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Blaise Pascal : mathematician, physicist, and thinker about God
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Ursule MirouëtBalzac, Illusions perduesThe black sheep = La rabouilleuseIllusions perduesPère GoriotSnapshot
Alternative Names
Donald Adamson Author and historian

Donald Adamson Autor y historiador

Donald Adamson biografo e critico letterario inglese

Donald Adamson britischer Historiker, Übersetzer und Kritiker

Donald Adamson Brits biograaf

Donald Adamson brytyjski historyk, biograf, krytyk literacki i tłumacz

Donald Adamson historien et biographe britannique

Donaldus Adamson criticus, historicus, interpres Britannicus

Ντόναλντ Άνταμσον ιστορικός και συγγραφέας

Адамсон, Дональд

دونالد آدمسون

唐纳德·亚当逊

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