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A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1

From the Beginning to 1800

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 194,385 / 598 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.8
LoC Category: Z
Downloads: 665
Added to site: 2008.10.08
mnybks.net#: 22285
Genre: Non-fiction
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ourteen years after the lady. The matter is, of course, of no literary importance: but as I had passed the sheet for press before noticing the diversity of statements, I thought it better to settle it.

P. 267. Pajon. I ought not to have forgotten to mention that he bears the medal of Sir Walter Scott (Introduction to The Abbot) as "a pleasing writer of French Fairy Tales."

Page 453.--Choderlos de Laclos. Some surprise has been expressed by a friend of great competence at my leaving out Les Liaisons Dangereuses. I am, of course, aware that "persons of distinction" have taken an interest in it; and I understand that, not many years ago, the unfortunate author of the beautiful lines To Cynara wasted his time and talent on translating the thing. To make sure that my former rejection was not unjustified, I have accordingly read it with care since the greater part of this book was passed for press; and it shall have a judgment here, if not in the text. I am unable to find an

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