School; A Monthly Record of Educational Thought and Progress Volume 10

School; A Monthly Record of Educational Thought and Progress Volume 10

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...in his faithful descriptions of a soldier's life, with all its hardships and disappointments, that we can learn to know and sympathise with his morbid and pessimistic view of life. The introduction and notes are of similar scope and quality to the other editions in this series. (2) is made up of extracts dealing with Napoleon's life up to the Egyptian campaign, taken from a: small portion of the Mermrires of Bonaparte's early-friend and school-fellow. These Memoires were not written with any idea of literary style, and cannot claim any degree of accuracy or impartiality, though I..a Bourrienne in the preface to his Memoires would have us think otherwise. They are none the less welcome to English students of French literature, for in these few pages we have anadmirable resume from one who claimed the courage of his convictions, and though in later life he quarrelled with his former friend and master yet has paid him a high tribute in his Memoires. The notes are mainly historical and full of interest. Where M. Canivet thinks La Bourrienne was influenced by malice or envy, he gives short editorial comments to that eflect. Andrieux: Melanges Litteraires. 120 pp. (Oxford Modern French Series. 2s.) M. Delbos, in the Modern French Series, has chosen in many instances the works of nineteenth-century authors quite inaccessible to the English public, of which this book is a striking example. Of Andrieux and his works little or nothing is lmown in England, or even in France, but the student who cares to find out something about this highly gifted author, whose fables lose nothing by comparison with those of La Fontaine, or his conies with those of Voltaire, will not be disappointed. Miss...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236902416
  • 9781236902412