Life of Honoré de Balzac (Google eBook)

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W. Scott, 1890 - Authors, French - 145 pages
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Page xviii - LIFE OF DICKENS. By Frank T. Marzials. "Notwithstanding the mass of matter that has been printed relating to Dickens and his works ... we should, until we came across this volume, have been at a loss to recommend any popular life of England's most popular novelist as being really satisfactory. The difficulty is removed by Mr. Marzials's little book."— Athenaeum.
Page xix - He (Mr. Noel) has at any rate given to the world the most credible and comprehensible portrait of the poet ever drawn with pen and ink." — Manchester Examiner. Life of Bunyan. By Canon Venables. " A most intelligent, appreciative, and valuable memoir.
Page xviii - Life of Goldsmith. By Austin Dobson. "The story of his literary and social life in London, with all its humorous and pathetic vicissitudes, is here retold as none could tell it better.
Page 140 - For Thou, Lord, dost judge me: because, although no man knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man which is in him, yet is there something of man, which neither the spirit of man that is in him, itself knoweth.
Page xix - Marzials's volume presents to us, in a more handy form than any English, or even French handbook gives, the summary of what, up to the moment in which we write, is known or conjectured about the life of the great poet.
Page xix - Life of Emerson. By Richard Garnett, LL.D. " As to the larger section of the public, to whom the series of Great Writers is addressed, no record of Emerson's life and work could be more desirable, both in breadth of treatment and lucidity of style, than Dr. Garnett's.
Page xxi - SHELLEY'S LETTERS. Edited by Ernest Rhys. PROSE WRITINGS OF SWIFT. Edited by W. Lewin. MY STUDY WINDOWS. Edited by R. Garnett, LL.D. GREAT ENGLISH PAINTERS. Edited by W. Sharp. LORD BYRON'S LETTERS. Edited by M. Blind. ESSAYS BY LEIGH HUNT. Edited by A. Symons. LONGFELLOW'S PROSE.
Page xx - Robertson. DOBELL. Edited by Mrs. Dobell. DAYS OF THE YEAR. With Introduction by Wm. Sharp. POPE. Edited by John Hogben. HEINE. Edited by Mrs. Kroeker. BEAUMONT & FLETCHER, Edited by JS Fletcher. BOWLES. LAMB, &c.
Page xix - We have nothing but praise for the manner in which Mr. Hannay has done justice to him."— Saturday Review. LIFE OF LESSING. By TW Rolleston. " One of the best books of the series." — Manchester Guardian. LIFE OF MILTON. By Richard Garnett, LL.D. " Has never been more charmingly or adequately told.
Page xix - Mr. Gosse has written an admirable and most interesting biography of a man of letters who is of particular interest to other men of letters.

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