Sophia H. MacLehose Bibliography (3 Titles)

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Post by LectorRecitator » May 8th, 2020, 10:46 am


Tales From Spenser: Chosen From The Faerie Queene (1889)

ℹ️ "In writing these Tales from "The Faerie Queene", no attempt has been made to interpret their allegorical or explain their historic bearing. Intended for children, the stories are related simply as stories, and therefore only those episodes in the poem most interesting and most complete in themselves have been chosen. In no case do the Tales pretend to relate the whole that Spenser tells of their heroes and heroines." (Preface)

The Last Days Of The French Monarchy (1901)

ℹ️ "In the following pages I have attempted to give such a sketch of the events preceding the French Revolution as shall enable the reader to approach the more important histories with interest and intelligence. The great prose poem of Carlyle takes much for granted, and to the proper understanding of such works as that of Mr. Morse Stephens some familiarity with the older court and political life of France is desirable. There is abundant material from which to gather this information, but no simple yet detailed account, and it is with the hope of supplying the want that I venture to publish this volume." (Preface)

From The Monarchy To The Republic In France: 1788–1792 (1904)

ℹ️ "In relating the story of the struggle between the Nation and the Crown which led to the fall of the old French Monarchy, I have confined myself almost entirely to the events which took place at Versailles and Paris. Every province, almost every department of France, could furnish its own history of the Revolution, each with its own peculiar interest. But the fight was fought in Paris, for not only were the King, Ministers and National Assembly there, not only were the Parisian journals and the Parisian clubs the most important in the country, but time after time, when a crisis arose, the people of Paris interfered and themselves determined the course of events. If, in describing the risings of the Parisians, I have dwelt little on their turbulent character, it is because this has been sufficiently recognised and, indeed, often exaggerated in popular histories.

I am well aware how much is left unsaid in this short account of so great a period, but in this book as in my former volume I have aimed only at giving such a resume of events as may interest the reader, and send him to the great histories for fuller information."

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