Juliette Benzoni

Switzerland

Published 1964

publisher : Blanvalet Verlag and many more...

Translated by: Hans Nicklisch & Egon Strohm

 


Cathérine
 

Original booklet from 1964
introducing Catherine to German readers!

 

While searching for book covers of Catherine on the Net, I stumbled on  Der Spiegel edition of 1963, who brought 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 (One love is enough)
Lothar Blanvalet promised each reader who would send back the gift coupon which was in the new Angelique book - would then receive not only an autograph of Anne Golon - but also two chapters  of Eine Liebe ist genug !


 



 

The Catherine books were very popular in all German speaking countries like: Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The very first publication by Blanvalet Verlag, are beautifully designed - every chapter has it's ornaments - this is also one of the reasons I cannot understand, why they chose to publish the first two Catherine books in one edition, instead of two (as everyone else did !) and why no one ever realized (and protested !) how much the first two books were shortened! I do not want to be "boastful" yet - would I not have for fun read the Catherine Novels in four different languages, I would also not have known of this...  But to be fair with Blanvalet, the other five books have all the content of the original French series, which cannot be said of the * English translations - who did not even translate in 1979 the last of the Series the" seventh book" The Lady of Montsalvy.

I have added for Austria, Germany and Switzerland the exact same book covers. What is certain - 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 from French to German!

There were many Book clubs, be that in Germany, Austria or Switzerland to whom Blanvalet sold the rights. The cover we see on top of this page of Catherine de Montsalvy was for example published for all three countries. Frankfurt - Vienna- Zürich. 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 sellers.... and not to forget that when I wrote to Random house (who took over from Blanvalet I received absolutely no help !

* 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 and adding now the complete text of the Catherine books ! Who knows, maybe I can say the same one day of the 1st German editon of book 1 !

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

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. »


Translated article from 1963


 
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 books -  strongly 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


this was to be found in my own country Switzerland - as were all other Catherine editions...the same can be said for Austria...

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 ?


book 1


book 2


book 3


book 4


book 6


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


 





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