The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

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J. Lane, 1906 - 782 pages
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Page 786 - STARS OF THE STAGE A Series of Illustrated Biographies of the Leading Actors, Actresses, and Dramatists. Edited by JT GREIN. Crown 8vo. zt. 6d. each net. ** It was Schiller who said: " Twine no wreath, for the * . . since his work is oral and ephemeral.
Page 798 - Miniatures of Distinguished Personages, including Queen Alexandra, the Queen of Norway, the Princess Royal, and the Princess Victoria. Painted by CHARLEs TURRELL. (Folio.) The Edition is limited to One Hundred Copies for sale in England and America, and Twenty-Five Copies for Presentation, Review, and the Museums. Each will be Numbered and Signed by the Artist.
Page 798 - Tallinn* and of presenting her to our eyes as she really was. The result of his labour is a volume, which combines the scrupulous exactness of conscientious research with the richness and glamour of a romance. In the place of the beautiful heroic but purely imaginary figure of popular tradition, we behold a woman, dowered indeed with incomparable loveliness, but utterly unmoral, devoid alike of heart and soul, who readily and repeatedly prostituted her personal charms for the advancement of her selfish...
Page 785 - TICE Those who possess old letters, documents, correspondence, MSS., scraps of autobiography, and also miniatures and portraits, relating to persons and matters historical, literary, political and social, should communicate with Mr. John Lane, The Bodley Head, Vigo Street, London, W ., who will at all times be pleased to give his advice and assistance, either as to their preservation or publication. LIVING MASTERS OF MUSIC. An Illustrated Series of Monographs dealing with Contemporary Musical Life,...
Page 799 - ANNALS OF A YORKSHIRE HOUSE. From the Papers of a Macaroni and his kindred. By AMW STIRLING, author of "Coke of Norfolk and his Friends.
Page 789 - Tunis ; glimpses of life in the luxury loving Italy of the day ; then the sad story of the war in the Netherlands, when our hero, victim of an infamous conspiracy, is left to die of a broken heart ; his end hastened by fever, and, maybe, by the
Page 800 - Crown 8vo. 5s. net. *<* A capital account of a trip from Halifax to the Pacific Coast. Mr. Wilby brings the scene most vividly home to the reader and he blends, with considerable skill, history and narrative. The Photographs also give an excellent idea of the tour. WITH THE RUSSIANS IN MONGOLIA. By HGC PERRY-AYSCOUGH and RB OTTER-BARRY. With an Introduction by SIR CLAUDE McDoNALD, KCMG, KCB, etc. With numerous Illustrations from Photographs. Demy 8vo. 1 6s. net. THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NAPOLEON. By...
Page 798 - ... tyrant who allowed nothing, neither human lives nor natural affections to stand in the way of his all-conquering will, that this volume will come to us rather as a surprise. Modern historians are over-fond of blaming Napoleon for having divorced the companion of his early years ; but after having read the above work, the reader will be constrained to admire General Bonaparte's forbearance and will wonder how he ever came to allow her to play the Queen at the Tuileries.
Page 275 - If that condition of mind and soul, which we call inspiration, lasted long without intermission, no artist could survive it. The strings would break and the instrument be shattered into fragments.
Page 797 - Conder's life so full ol interest, and his work so full of charm and beauty, illustrated by characteristic examples of his Art both in colour and in black and white, would be welcome to the already great and increasing number of his admirers. The author of this book, Mr. Frank Gibson, who knew Conder in his early days in Australia and afterwards in England during the rest of the artist's life, is enabled in consequence to do full justice, not only to the delightful character of Conder as a friend,...

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