Juliette Benzoni

GERMANY

Published 1964

publisher : Blanvalet Verlag and many more...

Translated by: Hans Nicklisch & Egon Strohm

do not miss the Catherine Press page here

Cathérine


Original booklet from 1964
introducing Catherine to German readers!

 

While searching  Catherine material on the Net years ago, I stumbled on  Der Spiegel edition of 1963, who published a long article about Anne Golon and her success with "Angelique". On  the last paragraph, they introduced a  certain French newcomer called Juliette Benzoni and her book Eine Liebe ist genug (Il suffit d'un amour)
Lothar Blanvalet promised each reader who would send back the gift coupon which was in the new Angélique book - would receive not only an Autograph of Anne Golon, but also two chapters from Eine Liebe ist genug !






Original Telegram by BLANVALET

 

Some thoughts about the German Catherine books...
The Catherine books were also very popular in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The very first publication by Blanvalet Verlag was beautifully designed. However,  I cannot understand, why they
chose to publish the first two Catherine books in one edition, instead of two (as everyone else did !). It explains why there are 6 and not 7 German editions of Catherine.  Since I read the Catherine novels in four different languages, it was obivious that I would one day notice that.

I have added for Austria, Germany and Switzerland the exact same book covers. Blanvalet Verlag was the first to publish the Catherine books in 1964 and it was always Hans Nicklisch and Egon Strohm who translated the books for Blanvalet! There were many book club, be that in Germany, Austria or Switzerland to whom Blanvalet sold the rights.

After more than fifty years it is now very difficult to determine which cover belonged to what country
- also because there are at times inconsistent information by private sellers.

* we are now 9 years (2017) later after I launched this website and to my great joy I can confirm that England is re-issuing the Catherine Series.


Update May 2017
Here is an article I translated from French where we learn that GERMANY also belonged to the nine countries who bought the rights to publish Catherine - even though the book was not yet available in the bookshops in FRANCE !


Translated article from 1963

I quote from the above translated article:
« She carried the story to Editions de Trévise, who accepted it straightaway and communicated it immediately to nine foreign Publishers. (Holland, England, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Spain and Turkey). The latter, enthusiastic, cabled their agreement at once. »


 
Titles in German

book 1 Cathérine * 1 & 2
book
2 Unbezwingliche Cathérine
book 3 Cathérine de Montsalvy
book 4 Cathérine und die Zeit der Liebe
book 5 Cathérine im Sturm

book 6 Cathérine und der Weg ins Glück
 
Titles translated

book 1 & 2 Catherine
book 2 Invincible Catherine
book 3 Catherine de Montsalvy
book 4 Catherine and the time of Love
book 5 A Snare for Catherine
book 6 Catherine and the road to happiness

 

Original titles

book 1 Il Suffit d'un Amour
book
2 Il Suffit d'un Amour
book 3 Belle Catherine
book 4 Catherine des Grand Chemins
book 5 Catherine et le Temps d'Aimer

book 6 Piège pour Catherine
book 7
La Dame de Montsalvy


* Book 1 is a combination of the first two CATHERINE books -  abridged !


 

1- 4 original hardcovers 1964 - 1980 Blanvalet-Verlag
5- 6 original hardcovers Herbig-Verlag


 

 

 
original hardcovers Deutscher Bücherbund 1964 - 65


 


 

 
Büchergilde Gutenberg 1971 Special edition for Frankfurt Vienna, Zürich




rororo first paperpack editions of the Catherine books in German 1972 - 1989
 


 


 


 


 


Blanvalet  for Bertelmann-Verlag  1970 - 1980

 


Kaiser -Verlag 1983 book 3 Catherine de Montsalvy - cover not found !


Rororo paperpack ( Verlag Rowohlt ) 1983 book 6 missing in these editions


book 1


book 2


book 3


book 4


book 5


hardcover Lingen -Verlag 1985 - book 6 missing in these editions
photos with Olga Georges-Picot from the movie 1968 Catherine, il suffit d'un amour


Goldmann Verlag paperback 1 -  4 1988 -  book 5 & 6 missing in these editions - Pawel Moewig -Verlag 1988 only book 6 ?
this is the most shocking cover - since when was Catherine de Montsalvy black-haired ?


book 1


book 2


book 3


book 4


book 6


Naumann Gobel  1990 - for Austria only books 5 & 6 found  - Ullstein paperbacks 1995 - only book 5 & 6 cover found


 





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