Author: Anatole France
Category: French literature
Author: Alexandra Leighton
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 5088The even course of this life, -outwardly placid, physically marred with weakness, intellectually and spiritually bright, vivid, and noble-was shaken to its foundations by the advent of Robert Browning. The story of the friendship, which ripened so rapidly into love, has been made the common property of the world through the publication of the letters which passed between them...-from "Chapter IX: 1844-1846"This beautiful biography of British poet Robert Browning explores his life and work through the prism of the correspondence he exchanged with friends, family, and colleagues. From his forbidden courtship with and secret marriage to his fellow writer, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, to his thoughts on the verse of Keats and Shelley, his travels to Italy, his outlook on the cultural and intellectual life of London, and more, this lovely work offers an extraordinary perspective on one of the most beloved poets in the English language. First published in 1891, this is a reproduction of the revised and expanded 1908 edition.ALEXANDRA LEIGHTON (1828-1903), aka Mrs. Sutherland Orr, also wrote A Handbook to the Works of Browning (1885).
Author: Hector Berlioz,Daniel Bernard,H. Mainwaring Dunstan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
View: 6536A selection of Berlioz's letters to family, friends and fellow musicians giving a first-hand insight into his life.
Author: Alfred-Frederic-Pierre Falloux du Coudray,Harriet Waters Preston
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
View: 6149Reprint of the original, first published in 1867.
Author: Leonard Huxley
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
View: 5984Reproduction of the original: Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley by Leonard Huxley
Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: VM eBooks
View: 8357VOLUME I PREFACE LIFE AND LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN. VOLUME I. CHAPTER 1.I. — THE DARWIN FAMILY. CHAPTER 1.II. — AUTOBIOGRAPHY. CHAPTER 1.III. — REMINISCENCES OF MY FATHER'S EVERYDAY LIFE. CHAPTER 1.IV. — CAMBRIDGE LIFE. CHAPTER 1.V. — THE APPOINTMENT TO THE 'BEAGLE.' CHAPTER 1.VI. — THE VOYAGE. CHAPTER 1.VII. — LONDON AND CAMBRIDGE. 1836-1842. CHAPTER 1.VIII. — RELIGION. CHAPTER 1.IX. — LIFE AT DOWN. 1842-1854. CHAPTER 1.X. — THE GROWTH OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES.' Chapter I. "On the kind of intermediateness necessary, and the number Chapter II. "The gradual appearance and disappearance of organic Chapter III. "Geographical Distribution." Corresponds to Chapters XI. Chapter IV. "Affinities and Classification of Organic beings." Chapter V. "Unity of Type," Morphology, Embryology. Chapter VI. Rudimentary Organs. These three chapters correspond to Chapter XII. of the 'Origin.' Chapter VII. Recapitulation and Conclusion. The final sentence of the CHAPTER 1.XI. — THE GROWTH OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES.' LETTERS, 1843-1856. CHAPTER 1.XII. — THE UNFINISHED BOOK. MAY 1856 TO JUNE 1858. CHAPTER 1. XIII. — THE WRITING OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES.' JUNE 18, 1858, TO NOVEMBER, 1859. CHAPTER 1.XIV. — BY PROFESSOR HUXLEY. ON THE RECEPTION OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES.' VOLUME II. CHAPTER 2.I. — THE PUBLICATION OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES.' OCTOBER 3, 1859, TO DECEMBER 31, 1859. CHAPTER 2.II. — THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES' (continued). 1860. CHAPTER 2.III. — SPREAD OF EVOLUTION. 1861-1862. CHAPTER 2.IV. — THE SPREAD OF EVOLUTION. 'VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS' CHAPTER 2.V. — THE PUBLICATION OF THE 'VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION.' JANUARY 1867, TO JUNE 1868. CHAPTER 2.VI. — WORK ON 'MAN.' 1864-1870. CHAPTER 2.VII. — PUBLICATION OF THE 'DESCENT OF MAN.' WORK ON 'EXPRESSION.' CHAPTER 2.VIII. — MISCELLANEA CHAPTER 2.IX. — MISCELLANEA (continued) CHAPTER 2.X. — FERTILISATION OF FLOWERS. CHAPTER 2.XI. — THE 'EFFECTS OF CROSS- AND SELF-FERTILISATION IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM.' CHAPTER 2.XII. — 'DIFFERENT FORMS OF FLOWERS ON PLANTS OF THE SAME SPECIES.' 1877. CHAPTER 2.XIII. — CLIMBING AND INSECTIVOROUS PLANTS. CHAPTER 2.XIV. — THE 'POWER OF MOVEMENT IN PLANTS.' 1880. CHAPTER 2.XV. — MISCELLANEOUS BOTANICAL LETTERS. 1873-1882. CHAPTER 2.XVI. — CONCLUSION.
Author: Isabel Wallace
Publisher: SIU Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 4157Originally published in 1909, this biography by Isabel Wallace recounts the life of her adoptive father, the little-recognized William Hervy Lamme Wallace, the highest-ranking Union officer to fall at the battle of Shiloh. Born in 1821 in Ohio, Wallace and his family moved to Illinois in 1834, where he was educated at Rock Springs Seminary in Mount Morris. On his way to study law with Abraham Lincoln in Springfield in 1844, Wallace was persuaded by local attorney T. Lyle Dickey, a close friend of Lincoln, to join his practice in Ottawa instead. Wallace eventually married Dickey’s daughter, Martha Ann, in 1851. When the Civil War broke out, both Wallace and Dickey immediately volunteered for service with the Eleventh Illinois, which assembled in Springfield. Wallace was elected as the unit’s colonel; a successful lawyer, a friend of President Lincoln, a generation older than most privates, and an officer with Mexican War experience, he was entirely suited for such command. Wallace was appointed brigadier general for his performance at Fort Donelson, the first notable Union victory in the Civil War. Wallace’s troops had saved the day, although the Eleventh Illinois had lost nearly two-thirds of its men. He then moved with his troops to Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, where Confederates launched a surprise attack on the forces of Major General Ulysses S. Grant at Shiloh Church on Sunday, April 6, 1862. Wallace, who held only temporary command of one of Grant’s six divisions, fought bravely but was mortally wounded as he began to withdraw his men on the afternoon of the battle. His wife, who had arrived at Pittsburg Landing by steamer on the day of the battle, was at his side when he died three days later. Grant praised Wallace in 1868 as “the equal of the best, if not the very best, of the Volunteer Generals with me at the date of his death.” Isabel Wallace traces her father’s life from his upbringing in Ottawa through his education, his service in the Mexican War, his law practice, his courtship of and marriage to her mother, and his service in the Eleventh Illinois until his mortal injury at Shiloh. She also details his funeral and her and her mother’s life in the postwar years. Based on the copious letters and family papers of the general and his wife, the biography also provides historical information on federal politics of the period, including commentary on Lincoln’s campaign and election and on state politics, especially regarding T. Lyle Dickey, Wallace’s father-in-law and law partner, prominent Illinois politician, and associate of Lincoln. It is illustrated with fifteen black-and-white halftones.