Archiv der Kategorie: Biographies (English)

The Mystery Of Mary Stuart

The Mystery Of Mary Stuart – Andrew Lang Mr. Lang does not claim to have said the lastword in the tragedy of Mary Stuart. She and Marie Antoinette will probably continue to furnish „copy“ for ages to come. As long … Weiterlesen

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The Doctrinal Treatises

The Doctrinal Treatises – St. Augustine of Hippo The most weighty of the doctrinal treatises is that on the Holy Trinity. The Latin original (De Trinitate contra Arianos libri quindecim), is contained in the 8th volume of the Benedictine edition. … Weiterlesen

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The Essential Writings

The Essential Writings – Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was born in 1817 and lived for ten years as a slave upon a Maryland plantation. Then he was bought by a Baltimore shipbuilder. He learned to read, and, being attracted by … Weiterlesen

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The Personal Memoirs Of William T. Sherman

The Personal Memoirs Of William T. Sherman William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861-65), for which he received recognition for his … Weiterlesen

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Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin – Robert Louis Stevenson Fleeming Jenkin, noted for his work in engineering and applied electricity, was one of R. L. S.’s closest friends in his early days. When Jenkin, then thirty-five, became Professor of Engineering in … Weiterlesen

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare – Victor Hugo In the spring of 1864 appeared Hugo’s book entitled „William Shakespeare“—a book, that throws more light on the greatest genius of his own century than on the greatest genius of the age of Shakespeare. And … Weiterlesen

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Appreciations and Criticisms of The Works of Charles Dickens

Appreciations and Criticisms of The Works of Charles Dickens – Gilbert Keith Chesterton This book may not be, Chesterton says, important as a contribution to history, but it is important as a contribution to biography; as a contribution to the … Weiterlesen

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William Blake

William Blake – Gilbert Keith Chesterton William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. … Weiterlesen

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw – Gilbert Keith Chesterton Mr. Chesterton says that „most people either say that they agree with Bernard Shaw or that they do not understand him. I am the only person who understands him, and I do not … Weiterlesen

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G. F. Watts

G. F. Watts – Gilbert Keith Chesterton George Frederic Watts was an English Victorian painter and sculptor associated with the Symbolist movement. He became famous in his lifetime for his allegorical works, such as Hope and Love and Life. These … Weiterlesen

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