By J. Gossman

Revered via his friends and highly profitable across the world in his personal time, André Maurois is now hardly ever learn. reasonable and conciliatory in every little thing, together with his literary type, he appealed to the trained reader of his time, yet did these very traits hinder him from reaching lasting contrast and impression?

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5 [Companion], part 1 [Documents]: “The Exchequer Years 1922–1929” [London: Heinemann, 1979], p. 1059). On the meeting with Churchill and later with Attlee, see Choses nues, pp. 86–87, 109, 140. The account of the meeting with Churchill appeared in the first of five articles entitled “What Happened to France” in Collier’s Weekly, 24 August–21 September 1940, on p. 9. These articles were republished in book form, with a concluding sixth chapter, as Tragedy in France, trans. Denver Lindley (New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1940; orig.

I do not blame these people, nor do I blame myself. I simply record a natural antipathy. Were I more of a humbug I might surmount it . ” The truth of the matter was that Rosebery, too intelligent to be a simple-minded partisan, was too honest to feign a calculated conformity. 22 Maurois could not have noted with indifference that in later life this intelligent, open-minded, and cripplingly undogmatic statesman took to writing biographies—of Napoleon (1900), Lord Randolph Churchill (1906), Lord Chatham (1910), and Pitt (1923).

141, and the obituary of Maurois in The Times, 10 October 1967. Allen Lane was the nephew of John Lane, founder and director of The Bodley Head, the distinguished British publishing house that first put out many of the English translations of Maurois’ works.  Reviewed by Marc Bloch, one of the two founders of the prestigious Annales school of historians, in Annales d’histoire économique et sociale, 10 (1938): 189–190. ” When Maurois protested his ignorance of microbiology, the Greek-born Lady Amalia (Dr.

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