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Ouida (1839–1908)

Autor/a de A Dog of Flanders

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Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) Although she preferred Marie Louise de la Ramée, her real name was Maria Louise Ramé, and she often went by her pen name: Ouida.

Obres de Ouida

A Dog of Flanders (1872) 325 exemplars
The Nürnberg Stove (1895) 40 exemplars
Moths (1880) 33 exemplars
Bimbi: Stories for Children (1882) 13 exemplars
In a winter city, by Ouida (1876) 11 exemplars
Signa: A Story (1875) 9 exemplars
In Maremma (1882) 9 exemplars
Chandos (1898) 6 exemplars
A Dog of Flanders / Lampblack (1910) 6 exemplars
Wanda, Countess von Szalras (1883) 6 exemplars
Folle-Farine (1871) 6 exemplars
Princess Napraxine (1884) 5 exemplars
Ariadne: The Story of a Dream (1878) 4 exemplars
A Village Commune: A Story (1881) 4 exemplars
The Massarenes (1897) 4 exemplars
Friendship (1878) 3 exemplars
La Strega and Other Stories (1977) 3 exemplars
Two Offenders (1894) 3 exemplars
Pascarèl: Only a Story (1874) 3 exemplars
A House Party: A Story (1888) 3 exemplars
Ouida, illustrated (1889) 3 exemplars
The Waters of Edera (1900) 3 exemplars
Idalia (1867) 3 exemplars
Wanda: A Novel. Volume 2 (2010) 2 exemplars
Pascarèl | Princess Napraxine (1889) 2 exemplars
The Child of Urbino (1910) 2 exemplars
Sir Gallahad's Raid (1889) 2 exemplars
Critical studies (2014) 2 exemplars
Ruffino 2 exemplars
A Rainy June and Other Stories (2010) 2 exemplars
Puck | In Maremma 2 exemplars
Syrlin, or Position (1890) 2 exemplars
Helianthus: A Novel 2 exemplars
Signa: Volume 1 (2001) 1 exemplars
Moufflon: The Dog of Florence (2017) 1 exemplars
A Tale of a Toad (2006) 1 exemplars
The New Franchise 1 exemplars
Nello en Patrasj 1 exemplars
Findelkind (2009) 1 exemplars
Don Gesualdo 1 exemplars
Guilderoy (1889) 1 exemplars
The Tower of Taddeo 1 exemplars
An Altruist (2011) 1 exemplars
La Strega 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Treasure Chest (1932) — Col·laborador — 259 exemplars
A Dog of Flanders [1999 film] (2000) — Original book — 22 exemplars
Great English Short Stories (1930) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
A Dog of Flanders [1960 film] (1960) — Original book — 18 exemplars
Stories by English Authors: France (1902) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Stories by English Authors (1902) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Novels of High Society from the Victorian Age (1947) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
An Adult's Garden of Bloomers (1966) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
The Anthology of Love and Romance (1994) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
The Dog of Flanders [1997 film] (2000) — Original book — 4 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
de la Ramée, Maria Louise
de la Ramé, Maria Louise
Altres noms
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
English Cemetery, Bagni di Lucca, Italy
Lloc de naixement
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Viareggio, Italy
Llocs de residència
London, England, UK
Florence, Italy
short story writer
Premis i honors
Blue Plaque
Biografia breu
Marie Louise de la Ramée was born to a French father and an English mother. Her pen name of "Ouida" (WEE-da) was derived from a childish mispronunciation of the name Louise. Educated in Paris, she settled in London in 1857 and began her literary career by contributing stories to periodicals such as The New Monthly and Bentley's Magazine. After her early success with the popular novels Held in Bondage (1863) and Strathmore (1865), Ouida quickly became the best-selling British writer of witty, romantic novels such as Moths (1880) and Princess Napraxine (1884). In 1874, she went to live in Florence, and many of her books written after that had Italian settings. Despite their overheated plots and ridiculous heroes, her books were popular until the end of the century. She made a lot of money from her writing, but died in poverty.
Nota de desambiguació
Although she preferred Marie Louise de la Ramée, her real name was Maria Louise Ramé, and she often went by her pen name: Ouida.



Oh, dear Hirschvogel, how I weep for the loss of you! How I wish I could curl up, like a small hedgehog in your warmth! Yes, Hirschvogel, truly you are the source of all joy and wonder and art in this cold and terrible world! The very soul, yes soul, of craftsmanship never seen before or since! All imitations are a scourge on earthly beauty! At first, you were but a strange story about a boy and his stove, but now, now I understand true passion and true wonder!

(More seriously: I've never really read anything quite like this book. It's not from an historical era I really know anything about, and I read it because I found it at the used book store, and it was so small, and odd, and there was this one line about hedgehogs...

Anyway, it's a weird little thing, an oddity of its time probably, but it amused me and made for an entertaining Sunday afternoon read. Also, I know a lot more about antique stoves now than I did yesterday, so there's that.)

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rknickme | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Mar 31, 2024 |
"There is...something which the ordinary human mind finds soothing and delightful in this formula of 'the sanctity of human life,' when combined with a corresponding disregard for human and for all other life. The good Christian likes to be raised aloft, in his own eyes, from all those other races which he imagines were given to him for his use and abuse by a gracious Deity. He loves to think that both God and the neighboring policeman are watching over him; and taking care alike of his soul and of his greatcoat, In the enormous vanity of the Christian who believes all the laws of the universe altered for him, or in the equally enormous vanity of the scientist who arrogates to himself the right to dogmatise on the mysteries of temperament, this attitude is not surprising. But in either the philosophic mind; or the poetic temperament, it is so because to the philosopher the difference between the human and the other races cannot appear very great, whilst to the poet the solidarity of all sentient life must always seem unquestionable."

"When I use the term melodrama, I mean by it that which mimics the tragic, but falls short of it; the tragic, imitated but so environed, that it loses dignity and has something of the inflated and grotesque."

"To draw the reader's attention to a conspicuous object, and then to cheat the expectations raised concerning it, is a great fault in art; but it is one of which English and American writers are continually guilty."

Ouida was an uncompromising critic of vulgar art, of avarice, and of bigotry. She was a fierce defender of animal rights, and campaigned her entire life for the humane treatment of animals. This book, first published in 1900, contains essays on a few French and Italian writers, on F. Marion Crawford (born American but spent most of his life in Sorrento), and commentary generally on the destruction of beauty and human character brought about by industrialization.
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estragon73 | Nov 2, 2023 |
A long fairy tale, with a not-very-satisfying ending.
burritapal | Oct 23, 2022 |
Nello en Patrache
Janseverinus1 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Oct 5, 2020 |



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