The Book Review Digest; Annual Cumulation Volume 5

The Book Review Digest; Annual Cumulation Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...in Mr. Lang's championship of the peasant girl of Domremy. The biography is not written "in the soothing spirit of leisurely research. It has a vivacity inspired by the two master passions of literature. love of the subject as a vital issue. and a strong objection, both temperamental and reasoned. to the author (Anatole France) who has most lately treated it." (Nation.) "Mr. Lang's admiration of the Maid would not let him stop with a refutation of error. but made him go forward to produce a readable and, on the whole, a sound biography of Jeanne. He too has read deeply in the literature of the fifteenth century. though not so prodigiously as M. France. and his side-lights are thrown more faithfully. if somewhat less luxuriantly. A few of his conclusions will be disputed in minute detail." F. C. Lowell. +--Am. Hist. R. 14: 803. Jl. '09. 600w. the characters of the actress herself and of her mother, daughter, and husband, who are all on the stage." "The author's issue with Anatole France's iconoclastic conception and exposition, in his recent 'Vie de Jeanne d'Arc, ' gives the narrative a controversial tone that detracts from its interest for general reading, but as a valuable and scholarly work it will hold an important place." +----A. L. A. Bkl. 5:105. Ap. '09. "Apart from the criticism and the polemics. the book is good to read. In his desire to worst his adversary he sometimes presses a point dangerously far. He has given us the life, 'complete and critical, ' hitherto lacking in this country." +--Ath. 1909, 1: 248. F. 27. i000w. A far reaching knowledge of Scotland's history lies back of this sketch of "Bluidy Mackenzie" who "began his career, like...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236837762
  • 9781236837769