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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 6

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 160,492 / 463 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63
LoC Categories: P, AC
Downloads: 1,449
Added to site: 2004.11.15 9264

Edited by Charles Dudley Warner.

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a puzzle to many critics, who cannot explain his "contradictions." He had none. He extolled wicked and immoral characters because he recognized only two merits,--aristocratic birth and hatred of the Huguenots. He is well described by M. de Barante, who says:--"Brantôme expresses the entire character of his country and of his profession. Careless of the difference between good and evil; a courtier who has no idea that anything can be blameworthy in the great, but who sees and narrates their vices and their crimes all the more frankly in that he is not very sure whether what he tells be good or bad; as indifferent to the honor of women as he is to the morality of men; relating scandalous things with no consciousness that they are such, and almost leading his reader into accepting them as the simplest things in the world, so little importance does he attach to them; terming Louis XI., who poisoned his brother, the good King Louis, calling women whose adventures could hardly have been written by a



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