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Author Name:    MARMONTEL, Jean-Francois SAINTE-BEUVE, C.A. PATMORE, Brigit, trans. Broadway Library of Eighteenth-Century French Literature)

Title:   Memoirs of Marmontel. in dj.

Publisher:    George Routledge and Sons, Ltd., London, 1930, 

Seller ID:   85747

MARMONTEL, Jean-Francois. Memoirs of Marmontel . Translated by Brigit Patmore. With [C.A.] Sainte-Beuve's essay on Marmontel. London: George Routledge& Sons, Ltd., (1930). First thus. Pp. (6),v-xxviii,[1]-357,(11). 8vo, gree n cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume in The Broadway Library of Eighteenth-Century French Literature. Edited by Richard Aldington. "Marmontel, whose 'Memoirs' are here translated by Brigit Patmore, was the eldest son of a Provençal peasant, but his desire for learning was such that even asa child he surmounted all difficultures. He became a protegé of Voltaire a nd won fame in Paris; stole two of the loves of the Maréchal de Saxe; was imprisoned in the Bastille for refusing to betray the author of a lampoon; held several governmental appointments; fought the censorship of the Sorbonne, and won; wrote for the Encyclopaedists; was elected a member of the French Academy; wasthe friend of Madame de Pompadour, Madame de Tencin, Madame Geoffrin; and made an extremely happy marriage when he was fifty. He tells all this with great honesty, humour, and ingenuousness." - from the dj. Light sunning and spotting to top edge, sparse foxing, else vg in spine-browned dj. 35.00


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