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The Foreign Library
Publisher: Chapman and Hall. Country: United Kingdom. Date: 1843-46.





THE FOREIGN LIBRARY (CHAPMAN AND HALL)
Series Note: "The Foreign Library

A series of translations of popular and interesting foreign works.

To be published as soon as possible after their appearance on the Continent."

-- The Bokhara Victims by John Grover, London, Chapman and Hall, 1845.


Arranged volume number

1.
Russia. By J. G. Kohl.
Comprising St. Petersburg—Moscow—Kharkoff— Riga—Odessa—The German
Provinces on the Baltic—The Steppes—The Crimea—and the Interior of the
Country. With a Map, price 11s. cloth.

2.
Life in Mexico. By Madame Calderon de la Barca.
Price 11s. cloth.

" Madame Calderon's book has all the natural liveliness and tact, and readiness
of remark which are sure to distinguish the first production of a clever woman. ...
Never was traveller better qualified for such a task in such a country, as far as
physical resources, courage, and curiosity could go. A more genuine book, in air, as
well as in reality, it would be difficult to find."—Edinburgh Review.

3.
Celebrated Crimes. By Alexander Dumas.
Containing The Borgias—The Countess of Saint Geran— Joan of Naples—
Nisida—The Marchioness of Brinvilliers—The Cenci— The Marchioness de
Ganges—Karl Ludgwig Sand—Vaninka—Urban Grandier. Price 10s cloth.

" Dumas' book is very striking. The tragedy of Truth—the serious side of what is
called the Romance of Heal Life— had never such startling illustration as this "remark
able book affords. Its capital constructive art is only a less admirable feature than Its
perfect and close fidelity of detail. What a story is that of the Marchioness de Ganges!" —Examiner.

4.
Austria. By J. G. Kohl.
Comprising Vienna—Prague—Hungary—Bohemia—The Danube —Galicia—
Styria—Moravia—Bukovino, and the Military Frontier. Price 11s. cloth.

"Mr. Kohl's volumes upon Russia and Austria deserve the rank which has, by uni
versal consent, been awarded to them. They are the very best books about the two
countries which have yet appeared, containing a greater quantity of solid information, digested into the pleasantest possible form than all the tours and journals extant." —Fraser's Magazine.

5 AND 7.
History of the Eighteenth Century.
By F. C. SCHLOSSER Volumes First and Second, comprising the Literary
Portion of the History. Translated by David Davison, M.A., under the im
mediate superintendence of the Author. Each, price 10s. cloth.

9, 11, AND 13.
History of the Eighteenth Century.
By F. C. SCHLOSSER. Volumes Three, Four, and Five, comprising the
Political Portion of the History. Each, price 11s. cloth.

6 AND 14.
History of Ten Years : 1830—1840.
France during the Three Days, and under Louts-Philippe. By LOUIS
BLANC. In Two Volumes. Each, price 13s. cloth.

"This is a remarkable work. The ten years, 1830—1840, were troubled, stirring, and
important times to every European nation — to none so much as France. ...
'L'Histoire de Dix Ans' is one of those works so often libelled by being called as interesting as a novel. Were novels a tithe as interesting they would be what they pretend. It has all we require in a novel, and much more. It is a narrative of events, real, striking, absorbing—the subjects of immense interest to all readers—the style unusually excellent. As a narrative, we know of few to compare with it, even in French history. Eloquent, earnest, rapid, brief, yet full of detail, it has the vividness of Carlyle or Michelet, without transgressing the rules of classic taste."— Foreign Quarterly Review.

8.
Ireland, Scotland, and England. By J. G. Kohl.
Price 11s. cloth.

"Mr. Kohl's Work on Ireland is beyond all comparison the most succinct and faith
ful that we have yet seen, and exhibits the lamentable condition of that country in a
light In which none but a foreigner, or at least a sagacious traveller, could paint it. His
testimony Is doubly valuable from the weight of experience anil authority which his
name carries with it. Making due allowance for national prejudices, it must be con
fessed that no modern traveller has more minutely and accurately depicted the social condition of the countries he has visited."—Times.

10.
Tales from the German.
Comprising Specimens from the most celebrated Authors. By J. Oxenford
and C. A. Feilino. Price 11s. cloth.

"Mr. Oxenford is one of the best German scholars we have ; his knowledge having
the rare assistance of a sound taste, great acuteness, and an excellent critical. faculty.
Mr. Felling, with whom he has before been associated in foreign literature, is a German known for His mastery of English and proficiency In the studies of his native language. The combination was the most fitting conceivable for a work of this kind. Selection and Translation are alike characteristic and spirited j and with one exception we believe the tales to be quite new to the English reader."—Examiner.

12.
History of Germany.
From the earliest period to the present time. By P. KOHLRAUSCH.
Price 14s. cloth.
PART XXIII, price 6b.
Michelet's History of France.
Translated by Walter K. Kelly. Part the Pirst (to be completed in Four
Parts, forming Two Volumes).
Part the Second, completing the First Volume, will be published in a few days.

The Autobiography of Heinrich Zschokke.
(In the Press.)
OTHER WORKS ARE IN PREPARATION.



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