WorldCat Identities

Wright, Constance

Works: 10 works in 64 publications in 3 languages and 2,691 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DC216.4, 923.149
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Constance Wright
Daughter to Napoleon : a biography of Hortense, Queen of Holland by Constance Wright( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography presents the life of Hortense Eugénie Cécile Bonaparte, step-daughter of Emperor Napoleon I who served as Queen consort of Holland
Madame de Lafayette by Constance Wright( Book )

9 editions published between 1959 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A royal affinity; the story of Frederick the Great and his sister, Wilhelmina of Bayreuth by Constance Wright( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout their lives, Frederick the Great and his sister Wilhelmina had a particularly close relationship. "The belief that they shared a common fate was so persistent," Constance Wright says, "as to have at certain times a definite effect upon their lives." That "royal affinity" provides the central theme for Miss Wright's remarkable book. By telling the story of brother and sister, in a dual biography, she has found a fresh point of view toward one of the great figures of European history. Scrupulously based on careful research, her book is a narrative, written with grace, moving with the pace and illuminating detail of a novel. The Prussian court comes alive, presided over by the hectoring, explosive, puritanical King Frederick William I and his queen Sophia Dorothea, "a woman of many grievances." These tumultuous parents brought Frederick and Wilhelmina even closer together. Wright describes their education and the ferocious efforts of Frederick William to "make a man" of his son; she gives a fascinating account of the constantly shifting marriage plans for the two--plans controlled by politics. When Frederick becomes the ruler Frederick the Great and Wilhelmina the wife of the Margrave of Bayreuth, Wright is adroit at making clear the political and military complexities of 18th century Europe. She has a gift for quietly sardonic portraiture that works tellingly on Frederick William and his queen and on secondary characters like Peter the Great and Voltaire. But the important and difficult thing Miss Wright has done so well is the story of the royal affinity--the bound-together lives of a great man and an extraordinary woman.--Dust jacket
Beautiful enemy; a biography of Queen Louise of Prussia by Constance Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although dying in her early thirties, Louise's years were spent in a heroic attempt to brace up her husband in a turbulent war and made a valiant attempt to soften Napoleon's harsh treatment of her country
Louise, Queen of Prussia: a biography by Constance Wright( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silver collar boy by Constance Wright( Book )

6 editions published between 1934 and 1937 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hortense, reine de l'empire by Constance Wright( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the stepdaughter of Napoleon interwoven with the era of Bonaparte, overshadowed somewhat by events and other important personalities
Their ships were broken by Constance Wright( Book )

4 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Breton Lai as a narrative form in English literature by Constance Wright( )

1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Chance for Glory, etc. [An account of General Lafayette's escape from Olmütz. With plates, including portraits.] by Constance Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.27 for Madame de ... to 0.92 for A Chance f ...)

Alternative Names
Wright, Constance Choate.

English (53)

French (6)

Dutch (1)