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Van Laun, Henri 1820-1896

Overview
Works: 233 works in 735 publications in 2 languages and 5,749 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Comedy plays  Satirical literature  Poetry  Acting editions  History  Fiction  Verse drama  Bibliographies 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR93, 842.4
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History of English literature by Hippolyte Taine( Book )

194 editions published between 1871 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of French literature by Henri Van Laun( Book )

15 editions published between 1876 and 2009 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The characters of Jean de la Bruyère by Jean de La Bruyère( Book )

11 editions published between 1885 and 2010 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These writings provide a unique view of the height of 17th-century French culture
Characters by Jean de La Bruyère( Book )

3 editions published between 1885 and 1963 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une première moitié de vie occupée à préparer un livre, l'autre à le corriger et à l'amender. Comme Montaigne, et peut-être un peu plus que lui, La Bruyère est bien l'homme d'un seul livre, et ce livre est celui d'une vie. Entre le projet et le dernier état revu par l'auteur - sur lequel est fondée la présente édition -, les encouragements renouvelés d'un public ravi qui ne semble pas en avoir voulu à La Bruyère de l'avoir si sévèrement morigéné.C'est que Les Caractères sont tout d'abord le chef-d'œuvre d'un genre pratiqué depuis l'Antiquité, le portrait, et d'une veine, la littérature morale, dans lesquels le Grand Siècle ne pouvait que se reconnaître et s'accomplir. Sous Louis XIV, on s'attache volontiers aux notations, ces marques où se découvrent les passions et rien n'intéresse plus que les passions. D'un mot, là où nous avons pu croire que La Bruyère fixait des images, il s'employait en vérité à nous donner à les lire. On ne sait en effet ce qui nous sollicite le plus : ce que regarde La Bruyère ou la manière dont il regarde.Cette œuvre subtile et neuve appelait un soin tout particulier dans l'établissement du texte comme dans l'annotation. Elle bénéficie donc des progrès considérables accomplis dans ce domaine au cours des dernières décennies dans la connaissance du classicisme. [payot.ch]
The French revolutionary epoch: being a history of France from the beginning of the first French revolution to the end of the second empire by Henri Van Laun( Book )

18 editions published between 1878 and 2015 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of French literature by Henri Van Laun( Book )

15 editions published between 1883 and 1901 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The misanthrope : and Tartuffe by Molière( )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Misanthrope shows us a man who is quick to criticize the hypocrisies, inconsistencies and faults of others, yet remains blind to his own. As "the misanthrope" grows more and more irritable with others, the play becomes more and more entertaining, even as a happy ending for the hero seems less and less likely
The adventures of Gil Blas of Santillana by Alain René Le Sage( Book )

4 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gil Blas is born in misery to a stablehand and a chambermaid of Santillana in Cantabria, and is educated by his uncle. He leaves Oviedo at the age of seventeen to attend the University of Salamanca. His bright future is suddenly interrupted when he is forced to help robbers along the route and is faced with jail. He becomes a valet and, over the course of several years, is able to observe many different classes of society, both lay and clerical. Because of his occupation, he meets many disreputable people and is able to adjust to many situations, thanks to his adaptability and quick wit. He finally finds himself at the royal court as a favorite of the king and secretary to the prime minister. Working his way up through hard work and intelligence, Gil is able to retire to a castle to enjoy a fortune and a hard-earned honest life
The imaginary invalid; a play in three acts by Molière( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contains the unabridged text ... translated from the French ... and originally published in volume III of The dramatic works of Molière, A.W. Lovering, Publisher, New York, 1875-1899. The introductory Note was prepared especially for this edition"--T.p. verso
The adventures of Gil Blas of Santillana by Alain René Le Sage( Book )

6 editions published between 1896 and 1904 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of English literature, by H.A. Taine, translated by H. Van Laun ... With a preface prepared expressly for this translation by the author by Hippolyte Taine( Book )

4 editions published between 1879 and 1882 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of Molière by Molière( Book )

9 editions published between 1875 and 1891 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The learned ladies : comedy in five acts, 1672 by Molière( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clitandre seeks the hand of Henriette, a match heartily approved of by her father, Chrysale. However, his wife, Philaminte, has other plans for her younger daughter - namely marriage to Trissotin, a foppish wit who panders to Philaminte's intellectual pretensions. Further complications are introduced by armande, Henriette's older sister, who once rejected Clitandre but now resents his attentions to Henriette; by Belise, Chrysale's sister, who believes (erroneously) that all men are wildly in love with her; and by Vadius, a sholar jealous of Trissotin's hold on Philaminte. Needless to say the course of true love does not run smoothly, as the pseudo-intellectual posturings of Philaminte and her coterie clash with the struggle between Chrysale and Philaminte over who shall ordain the disposition of their daughter's hand. But happily, and thanks to the maneuvering of Chrysale's brother, Ariste, all is set right in the end, with hypocrisy exposed and true love made triumphant
The works of Molière by Molière( Book )

in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Tartuffe (Tartuffe; or, The hypocrite) by Molière( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of Molière by Molière( Book )

4 editions published between 1800 and 1880 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of Molière by Molière( )

6 editions published between 1878 and 2000 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Gil Blas of Santillana by Alain René Le Sage( Book )

2 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'avare (The miser) by Molière( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le malade imaginaire (The imaginary invalid) by Molière( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The imaginary invalid; a play in three acts
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Alternative Names
Henri van Laun Teacher of French, writer and translator

Laun, Henri van 1820-1896

Laun, Henry Van

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Van Laun, H. (Henri), 1820-1896

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Van Laun, Henri 1819-1896

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Van Laun, Henry 1819-1896

VanLaun, Henry 1819-1896

Languages
English (340)

French (3)