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A Group of French Critics


A Group of French Critics

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    Mary Fisher
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1897 Original Publisher: A.C. McClurg and company Subjects: French literature Authors, French Authors History / General Literary Criticism / General Literary Criticism / European / French Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: II. EDMOND SCHERER. EDMOND SCHERER was born at Paris, April 8th, 1815, and died in 1889. In 1890, a life of Scherer was published by Octave Greard, to whom we are indebted for the main facts of his biography. On the side of his father, a Parisian banker, Scherer belonged to a Swiss family: on his mother's side, he had English and Dutch blood in his veins. His father put him into the Bourbon College, and later, in 1831, sent him for two years to England to study the language and literature of that country. Before going to England, young Scherer had not been regarded a particularly promising student: but if he were apathetic with respect to his school-books, he was already a hungry and omnivorous reader, conducting his education in his own fashion by consulting the taste and inspiration of the moment, which is perhaps the best fashion of all for those who have a native bent towards literature. In the list of books he was reading at fifteen, are to be found " Manon Lescaut," "Rob Roy," "Cinq Mars," Silvio Pellico's " My Prisons," Courier's " Correspondence," Mme. de StaeTs " Considerations sur la Revolution," " Notre Dame de Paris," Sainte- Beuve's "Consolations," " Childe Harold," and Lord Byron's " Memoirs." Even at this early period that which was in later years a marked feature of his criticism, his interest in personality and his appreciation of the refinements of expression, was decidedly strong in him. " The...  
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