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Van Laun, Henri 1820-1896

Overview
Works: 234 works in 746 publications in 2 languages and 5,764 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Comedy plays  Poetry  Acting editions  History  Fiction  Literature  Verse drama  Satirical literature 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR93, 842.4
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Most widely held works by Henri Van Laun
History of English literature by Hippolyte Taine( Book )

196 editions published between 1871 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,439 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 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1885 and 2014 in English and held by 320 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 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirizes Louis XIV society, customs, and social types which have disappeared
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 )

17 editions published between 1878 and 1896 in English and held by 213 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 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 98 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 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of Molière by Molière( Book )

9 editions published between 1875 and 1891 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Molière by Molière( )

5 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 54 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 dramatic works of Molière by Molière( )

6 editions published between 1878 and 2000 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The misanthrope : and Tartuffe by Molière( )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and held by 53 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 works of Molière by Molière( Book )

in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of Molière by Molière( Book )

4 editions published between 1800 and 1880 in English and held by 50 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 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of Molière by Molière( )

4 editions published in 1879 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Laun, Henri Van.

Laun, Henri van 1820-1896

Laun, Henry Van

Van Laun, H.

Van Laun, H. 1820-1896

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

Van Laun, Henri

Van Laun, Henri 1819-1896

Van Laun Henri 1820-1896

Van Laun, Henry 1819-1896

VanLaun, Henry 1819-1896

Languages
English (348)

French (2)