Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography
by Mark Twain
" I was born without teeth -- and there Richard III had the advantage of me; but I was born without a humpback, likewise, and there I had the advantage of him. My parents were neither very poor nor conspicuously honest. "
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by Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky - Westminster Constable
In the case of Tolstoi and Dostoievski, their works are so bound up with their lives, with the personality of each author, that we cannot speak of the one without the other. Before studying them as artists, we must know what manner of men they are.
by G. Barnett Smith - Ward and Downey
This volume is a complete survey of the life and work of the most celebrated Frenchman of the nineteenth century. This is the only book which relates the full story of his life, and now traces to its close his literary career.
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A lively biography of the world's greatest playwright and poet by an ardent admirer. Frank Harris created an impressionistic portrait that is at once a highly idiosyncratic exploration of the plays and a telling of the life through them.