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Memoirs of Chateaubriand 1768 to 1800

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François-René de Chateaubriand


This is the first volume of Chateaubriand's Memoires d'Outre Tombe, in a Victorian translation. It covers the period from his birth, includi…

The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1663

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Samuel Pepys


Another jam-packed year for Pepys, making provisions for Tangier, indulging his passion for the theatre, always thoroughly engaged in his re…

Brief Lives Volume II

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John Aubrey


Volume 2 of Aubrey's sparkling gossipy biographical pieces on his contemporaries, including Bacon, Jonson and Shakespeare, Brief Lives' glim…

The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1664

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Samuel Pepys


Pepys continues to live life to the hilt, juggling extra-marital shenanigans with a complicated homelife, difficulties with staff, power str…

The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1665

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Samuel Pepys


Pepys' diary continues with his trademark engaging frankness, as he jockeys for favour, criticises his colleagues on the Navy Board for thei…

The Memoirs of Chateaubriand Volume II

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François-René de Chateaubriand


Volume II of Chateaubriand's Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb, translated by Teixeira de Mattos. This volume covers the period from his return t…

The Memoirs of Chateaubriand Volume III

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François-René de Chateaubriand


The third volume of Teixeira de Mattos' translation of Chateaubriand's Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb covers the spectacular fall, exile, and …

The Memoirs of Chateaubriand Volume IV

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François-René de Chateaubriand


After the extinction of Napoleon's comet on St Helena, Chateaubriand covers the Bourbon Restoration in this volume, meeting a dazzling array…

The Memoirs of Chateaubriand Volume V

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François-René de Chateaubriand


The memoirs of Chateaubriand continue in Volume 5, with the author, now a grand hommes des lettres, still in the thick of political events, …

On Application to Study

In The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things

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William Hazlitt


The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things is a posthumous collection of essays by William Hazlitt, organized by his grandson, Wi…

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