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Kronenberger, Louis 1904-1980

Overview
Works: 195 works in 695 publications in 1 language and 24,005 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Librettos  Comedy plays  Picaresque drama  Drama  Ballad operas  Dictionaries  Sayings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Adapter, Speaker, Compiler
Classifications: PR4359, B
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Cavalcade of comedy : 21 brilliant comedies from Jonson and Wycherley to Thurber and Coward by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
12 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 1,603 libraries worldwide
21 brilliant comedies from Jonson and Wycherley to Thurber and Coward
The Viking book of aphorisms : a personal selection by W. H Auden( Book )
29 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and held by 1,474 libraries worldwide
An anthology of pithy sayings dealing with man's ideas. Divided for easy reference into categories such as love, marriage, friendship, religion, science, the arts, and many others
Atlantic brief lives : a biographical companion to the arts by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
18 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in English and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
Contains brief biographies of people chosen for their importance in the literature, art, and music of the Western world. No living figures are included
Kings & desperate men; life in eighteenth-century England by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
32 editions published between 1942 and 2017 in English and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
"The goal of Kings and Desperate Men is to provide a picture of eighteenth-century England up to the French Revolution. Kronenberger's work lies much closer to a social chronicle than an orthodox history, and is more concerned with manners and tastes than with treaties and wars. Kings and Desperate Men reveals what life was like for both aristocrats and commoners: their family lives, experience of larger society, habits, diet, fashions, religion, and artistic tastes. In tracing these topics for both city and country dwellers, he artfully communicates the very real division between the vivacity of London and the regular, fixed, and monotonous character of country life. The division is vital to understanding the age and the transformations it would experience. Yet Kronenberger does not ignore the more traditional historical landmarks. Kroenberger treats the characters of the leading political actors: Walpole, Bolingbroke, Burke, Fox, and Pitt, while providing the reader with a sweeping account of the formation of political parties and constitutional shifts of power between the monarchy and parliament. Students of the period who despair at its political complexities will fi nd much to appreciate in Kronenberger's condensed and easy to understand formulations. As for philosophy, Kronenberger refers to thinkers and ideas as they influence English life; especially Locke and Hume. Their ideas and reputations are explained as part of the character of society. The same is true for economics. More attention is given to the social gains of middle-class shopkeepers and the eighteenth-century zeal for stock speculation than to formal schools of thought. Especially notable is Kronenberger's treatment of both the arts and the artists of the eighteenth century-theatre, opera, music, literature, architecture, and painting."--Book cover
The thread of laughter : chapters on English stage comedy from Jonson to Maugham by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
27 editions published between 1952 and 1974 in English and held by 933 libraries worldwide
The portable Johnson & Boswell by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
17 editions published between 1947 and 1969 in English and held by 891 libraries worldwide
Includes selections from: Johnson's critical essays, letters, poems; Boswell's Life of Johnson, Journal of a tour to the Hebrides, and Dialogue with Rousseau; Mrs. Thrale's Anecdotes of Johnson; Fanny Burney's Diary
The polished surface; essays in the literature of worldliness by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 838 libraries worldwide
George Bernard Shaw: a critical survey by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
13 editions published between 1953 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 776 libraries worldwide
Marlborough's duchess; a study in worldliness by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
16 editions published between 1953 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 776 libraries worldwide
"Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns, spelt Jennings in most modern references), Duchess of Marlborough (5 June 1660 (old style) ? 18 October 1744) rose to be one of the most influential women of her time through her close friendship with Queen Anne of Great Britain. Sarah's friendship and influence with Princess Anne was widely known, and leading public figures often turned their attentions to her in the hope that she would influence Anne to comply with requests. As a result, by the time Anne became queen, Sarah?s knowledge of government, and intimacy with the Queen, had made her a powerful friend and a dangerous enemy."--Wikipedia
The extraordinary Mr. Wilkes: his life and times by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Oscar Wilde by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
8 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Company manners; a cultural inquiry into American life by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
24 editions published between 1951 and 1962 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
An anthology of light verse by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
17 editions published between 1935 and 1979 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
Mademoiselle Colombe : a play by Jean Anouilh( Book )
10 editions published in 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 libraries worldwide
"A youth encounters a girl who is delivering flowers to his celebrated diva mother. They fall in love. The youth leaves for war and the diva brings the young wife into the theatre where she is dazzled by the lustre and social gaiety. She embraces it with all her love. Her husband is advised she has been unfaithful. He comes home to find her as merry as ever, and unembarrassed by her new life; she has passed him by and will go on to new glory without him."--Publisher's website
Don Juan by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )
2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
Satirizes English society as it follows Don Juan from an illicit teenage love affair and subsequent exile to Italy, shipwreck, slavery, exploits in Russia as a favorite of the empress, and a journey to England
The republic of letters; essays on various writers by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
8 editions published between 1955 and 1967 in English and held by 571 libraries worldwide
Quality; its image in the arts by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Conceived and produced by Marshall Lee
The cart and the horse by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Essays inquiring into the reasons for America's declining taste and culture as exemplified in art, literature, TV, and business
The last word; portraits of fourteen master aphorists by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
The beggar's opera by John Gay( Book )
5 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
In this work, John Gay turned the conventions of Italian opera riotously upside-down, instead using traditional popular ballads and street tunes, while also indulging in political satire at the expense of the then Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole
 
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Alternative Names
Kronenberger, Louis, 1904-
Louis Kronenberger American critic and writer
Louis Kronenberger Amerikaans romanschrijver (1904-1980)
クローネンバーガー, ルイス
Languages
English (281)
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