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French Men, Women, & Books: 19th Century Studies (1911)

French Men, Women, & Books: 19th Century Studies (1911)


FRENCH MEN, WOMEN, AND BOOKS: A Series of Nineteenth-Century Studies. Miss Betham-Edwards, A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, 1911.


Anthologies - French Literature


Matilda Betham-Edwards was an English novelist, travel writer and Francophile, and a prolific poet, who corresponded with several well-known English male poets of the day. In addition, she wrote a number of children's books. She had the friendship of Charles Dickens and an early association with Charles & Mary Lamb, friends of her mother. 


On her sister's death, she moved to London and wrote a number of novels of French life based on her frequent visits to France and her intimate knowledge of provincial French homes, as well as children's books, and non-fiction books about France. She did much to promote a better understanding between English and French people. The French government made her an Officier. She was awarded a medal at the Franco-British Exhibition (1908).

Blue library bound hard cover with a gilt spine title and bottom library spine white number. Slightly sun faded spine & top cover/fore edge. Solid binding with normal library markings and clean pages. Illustrated. About 8-1/2" x 5-1/4"; 251 pp.


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