Life and Letters of Robert Browning

Author: Alexandra Leighton

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596056673

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 456

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The 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).

Life and Letters of Berlioz

Author: Hector Berlioz,Daniel Bernard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108021174

Category: Music

Page: 419

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A selection of Berlioz's letters to family, friends and fellow musicians giving a first-hand insight into his life.

Life and Letters of Madame Swetchine

Author: Alfred-Frederic-Pierre Falloux du Coudray,Harriet Waters Preston

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752522054

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 5492


Reprint of the original, first published in 1867.

Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

Author: Leonard Huxley

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752301201

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 2636


Reproduction of the original: Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley by Leonard Huxley

Life and Letters of Gen W. H. L. Wallace

Author: Isabel Wallace

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809381052

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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Originally 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.

life and letters of sir richard claverhouse jebb

Author: Caroline Jebb

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 522

View: 9073


Excerpt from Life and Letters of Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb, O. M., Litt; D It now remains my pleasant duty to thank warmly Mr J. D. Duff of Trinity, who has most kindly and carefully gone through my proofs with me page by page, giving me much friendly and valued criticism, and Mr S. H. Butcher, who after reading the first type-written chapters gave me encouragement to go on with the more difficult part. Thanks are also due to the Rev. Dr Denney and Mr R. P. G. Williamson for their interesting recollections of Sir Richard Jebb as a teacher, and to the many friends who sent me letters. Whether or not these could be fitted into the fabric of the book, it was a great pleasure to me to read them. And I wish also to thank Mr R. T. Wright for the interest he has shown in the progress of the book and for his advice on technical points. Indeed all the officials at the Pitt Press have been most patient with my ignorance which must often have given them needless trouble. For nothing in the Life and Letters is Dr Verrall responsible. He has not yet seen them. I felt it the very greatest kindness and a great point gained when he consented to write the chapter on my husband's work as critic and scholar. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.