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Haslip, Joan 1912-

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Works: 77 works in 323 publications in 5 languages and 9,513 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Fairy tales 
Classifications: F1233, B
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Publications about Joan Haslip
Publications by Joan Haslip
Publications by Joan Haslip, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Joan Haslip
The crown of Mexico; Maximilian and his Empress Carlota by Joan Haslip( Book )
23 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,253 libraries worldwide
A detailed and sympathetic portrait of Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph and his Belgium consort
Catherine the Great : a biography by Joan Haslip( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,431 libraries worldwide
The story of how a German-born princess came to be one of Russia's greatest rulers. She was affianced to Russia's grand duke Peter and had he been strong and assertive Catherine may not have been made empress when he was overthrown
Marie Antoinette by Joan Haslip( Book )
20 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of the Austrian child-bride who, in the "safety" of a royal marriage, was swept up in the political furies of her time and paid with her life for the luxurious excesses associated with her court
The lonely empress; a biography of Elizabeth of Austria by Joan Haslip( Book )
30 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and held by 927 libraries worldwide
Madame Du Barry : the wages of beauty by Joan Haslip( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
The life of Jeanne, Comtesse du Barry (1743-1793), incomparably beautiful grisette and courtesan, official mistress of an elderly and besotted king of France, can be regarded as a story of glamour, luxury, ardor, and loyalty, culminating in high tragedy, or as a cautionary tale of greed, arrogance, and endless pursuit of exquisite pleasures, inevitably ending in blood-drenched dust--depending on the eye of the beholder. In either case (or some of both), Joan Haslip has given us a wonderfully compelling and full-bodied view of her legendary subject. Born in a small town on the borders of Lorraine, the illegitimate daughter of a seamstress and a monk, Jeanne Becu rose from the demimonde to become for four years the uncrowned queen of France. The last of the French royal favorites, she was loved by Louis XV until his death in 1774. Although most courtiers and members of the royal family repudiated her, on certain occasions she was capable of great heroism and of intense loyalty to the same aristocracy who initially spurned her. Her charity to women in need was widely known. For all her humble origins she was a woman of refined taste--patroness of Greuze and Fragonard, Vernet and Vigee-Lebrun. Her jewels were among the most famous in Europe and ultimately became a cause of her tragic downfall. The story Joan Haslip has to tell vividly recaptures the charm, flavor, and decadence of the ancien regime and all the drama and horrors of the Revolution and the Terror
Parnell; a biography by Joan Haslip( Book )
13 editions published between 1936 and 1937 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 libraries worldwide
The emperor & the actress : the love story of Emperor Franz Josef & Katharina Schratt by Joan Haslip( Book )
11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
The Sultan; the life of Abdul Hamid II by Joan Haslip( Book )
13 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 libraries worldwide
"Abul Hamid, the Sultan of Miss Haslip's entrancing book, was born in a Turkish harem. His mother, a consumptive Circassian dancer, died when he was only seven years old, leaving him to fend for himself in the corrupt and scheming world of his father's court and to learn from his very early years the invaluable art of dissimulation. Called to the throne at the age of thirty-four, when his brother Murad was declared incapable through alcoholic deterioration of the brain, he ruled for thirty-three years as an absolute sovereign. He proved to be a consummate politician who kept his country going by setting the Great Powers one against the other. Too weak to oppose the aggressive policies of Russia by force, he thwarted them by playing upon Britain's fears for her Suez route to India and Austria's fears of a Slav-dominated Balkans. Realizing the Turkey's European possessions were a liability, he contrived to make their loss his gain by ensuring that the jealousies of Serb, Greek and Bulgar among the warring races of the peninsula should prevent the emergence of a united foe on his northern frontier. Miss Haslip has fully explored the devious intrigues of the period and the wily policies of Abdul Hamid, but she is as much concerned with the man as with the power he wielded and the means by which he secured his country's safety until his dependence upon Germany brought destruction in the First World War."--Book jacket
Lucrezia Borgia by Joan Haslip( Book )
13 editions published between 1953 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Lady Hester Stanhope; a biography by Joan Haslip( Book )
26 editions published between 1934 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 347 libraries worldwide
The Sultan; the life of Abdul Hamid by Joan Haslip( Book )
13 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Fairy tales from the Balkans by Joan Haslip( Book )
5 editions published between 1943 and 1944 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Lady Hester Stanhope : the unconventional life of the 'queen of the desert' by Joan Haslip( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Imperial adventurer: Emperor Maximilian of Mexico by Joan Haslip( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Elisabeth von Osterreich by Joan Haslip( Book )
10 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in German and Undetermined and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Maximilian, Kaiser von Mexiko by Joan Haslip( Book )
8 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in German and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Madame Dubarry : die märchenhafte Karriere der Jeanne Bécu, Mätresse am Hofe Ludwigs XV. by Joan Haslip( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Der Sultan : das Leben Abd ul-Hamids II. by Joan Haslip( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in German and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Marie Antoinette : e. trag. Leben in stürm. Zeit by Joan Haslip( Book )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in German and Undetermined and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Grandfather's steps by Joan Haslip( Book )
3 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Haslip, Joan 1911-
ハズリップ, ジョーン
Languages
English (172)
German (29)
Finnish (1)
Swedish (1)
Dutch (1)
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