The Blue Duchess (Classic Reprint)

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Aul bourget was born in the cathedral city of Amiens about fifty years ago, but there are a number of other interesting things to say about him. Like so many famous authors, he began, in 1873, with verse. Probably the verse did not bring him the instant fame that we all desire with our first book, for he soon turned to prose, which of course as Saltus has hinted, is more difficult. Again, it is probable that verse and prose are not really so very far apart, but are related, as an angel is related to a saint, or a lovely sister to her handsome but very masculine brother. Essays followed Bourget's lyrics, then a triumphal procession of novels and travels, till, in 1904, he became a poet again by wearing the blue and gold costume of the French Academy.

For about ten years now the writings of Paul Bourget have had great success in London's capitol, Mayfair, among a certain set or circle of ladies whose minds are as carefully tended as are their beautiful bodies. They have read him, even as they have read Anatole France and Marcel Prevost, because of notes of distinction in the writings, the lack of discord, the evidences of balanced, graceful.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Paul Bourget


Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9780267196333

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm

Page Count - 292

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