New ebook available @Project Gutenberg: The memoirs of François René, vicomte de Chateaubriand, sometime ambassador to England, Volume 1 of 6 by François René Chateaubriand, Alexander Teixeira de Mattos (Translator)


The memoirs of François René, vicomte de Chateaubriand, sometime ambassador to England, Volume 1 of 6The memoirs of François René, vicomte de Chateaubriand, sometime ambassador to England, Volume 1 of 6 by François René Chateaubriand
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Title: The Memoirs of François René Vicomte de Chateaubriand sometime Ambassador to England, Volume 1 (of 6)
Mémoires d’outre-tombe, volume 1

Author: François René Chateaubriand
Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

Release Date: May 18, 2017 [EBook #54743]

Language: English

Produced by Laura N.R. & Marc D’Hooghe at Free Literature (online soon in an extended version, also linking to free sources for education worldwide … MOOC’s, educational materials,…) Images generously made available by the Hathi Trust.

Free download available at Project Gutenberg.

Images generously available at HathiTrust

Page xxiii:
When death lowers the curtain between me and the world, it shall be found that my drama was divided into three acts.

From my early youth until 1800, I was a soldier and a traveller; from 1800 to 1811, under the Consulate and the Empire, my life was given to literature; from the Restoration to the present day, it has been devoted to politics.

Page 159:
No event, however wretched or hateful in itself, should be treated lightly when its circumstances are serious, or when it marks an epoch: what should have been seen in the capture of the Bastille (and what was not then seen) was, not the violent act of the emancipation of a people, but the emancipation itself which resulted from that act.

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