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Kronenberger, Louis 1904-1980

Overview
Works: 166 works in 614 publications in 1 language and 24,024 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Comedy plays  Dictionaries  Manuscripts  History  Drama  Biography‡vDictionaries  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker, Contributor, Adapter
Classifications: PR4359, B
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Louis Kronenberger
Publications by Louis Kronenberger
Publications by Louis Kronenberger, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Louis Kronenberger
Cavalcade of comedy; 21 brilliant comedies from Jonson and Wycherley to Thurber and Coward by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
9 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 1,680 libraries worldwide
21 brilliant comedies from Jonson and Wycherley to Thurber and Coward
Atlantic brief lives : a biographical companion to the arts by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
14 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in English and held by 1,309 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 )
27 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,023 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 )
29 editions published between 1952 and 1974 in English and held by 963 libraries worldwide
Chapters on English stage comedy from Jonson to Maugham
The portable Johnson & Boswell by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
16 editions published between 1947 and 1969 in English and held by 917 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 )
3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 862 libraries worldwide
Marlborough's duchess; a study in worldliness by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
15 editions published between 1958 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 798 libraries worldwide
George Bernard Shaw: a critical survey by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
15 editions published between 1953 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Oscar Wilde by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
7 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 libraries worldwide
The extraordinary Mr. Wilkes: his life and times by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 743 libraries worldwide
Company manners; a cultural inquiry into American life by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
23 editions published between 1951 and 1962 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
An anthology of light verse by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
13 editions published between 1935 and 1979 in English and held by 688 libraries worldwide
Don Juan by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 590 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 )
9 editions published between 1955 and 1967 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
Quality; its image in the arts ( Book )
4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
Mademoiselle Colombe : a play by Jean Anouilh( Book )
11 editions published in 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 libraries worldwide
Arena Stage, "Mademoiselle Colombe," by Jean Anouilh, adapted by Denis Cannan, directed by Warren Enters, settings by Mesrop Kesdekian, lighting by Leo Gallenstein, women's costumes by Marianna Elliot
The cart and the horse by Louis Kronenberger( Book )
4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 497 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 )
4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
The beggar's opera by John Gay( Book )
6 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
The Faber book of aphorisms, a personal selection by W. H Auden( Book )
24 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Louis Kronenberger American critic and writer
クローネンバーガー, ルイス
Languages
English (253)
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