Alfred de Musset

Alfred de Musset

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay (11 December 1810 - 2 May 1857) was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist. Along with his poetry, he is known for writing La Confession d'un enfant du si cle (The Confession of a Child of the Century, autobiographical) from 1836. Musset was born on 11 December 1810 in Paris. His family was upper-class but poor and his father worked in various key government positions, but never gave his son any money. His mother was similarly accomplished, and her role as a society hostess, - for example her drawing-room parties, luncheons, and dinners, held in the Musset residence - left a lasting impression on young Alfred. Early indications of Musset's boyhood talents were seen by his fondness for acting impromptu mini-plays based upon episodes from old romance stories he had read. Years later, elder brother Paul de Musset would preserve these, and many other details, for posterity, in a biography on his famous younger brother.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136741024
  • 9786136741024