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The Memoirs of Chateaubriand - CHATEAUBRIAND, Francois-Rene de

Hamish Hamilton, 1961, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ faded, edgeworn with several nicks and some loss. Bruised at head and tail. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Text bright and tight.

ONE of the masterpieces of French literature, Chateaubriand's Memoirs are the portrait both of a man and an epoch. Soldier, traveller, writer, diplomat and minister, François-Rene de Chateaubriand straddled two ages and two worlds, living a life of astonishing fullness and perpetual contrasts. He was brought up in a feudal castle and witnessed three revolutions; he hunted with Louis XVI and dined with Washington; he fought with emigrant aristocrats and camped with Iroquois Indians; he pinched and scraped as a penniless exile and entertained lavishly as an ambassador. In politics he played a dominant role, pitting himself against Napoleon at the height of his power, writing a pamphlet which Louis XVIII said was worth more to him than an army.

Editor: Robert Baldick
Size: 8vo Royal (25 x 16cm Approx.)
Number of Pages: 394
Translator: Robert Baldick

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