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The History of the Bastille (1838) | G. W. M. Reynolds

The following review of Davenport’s History of the Bastille, by G.W.M. Reynolds, appeared in the Monthly Magazine in 1838. The history of the Bastille is too intimately connected with that of the great French Revolution to be passed over without...

Napoleon (1838) | Victor Hugo

The following poem, celebrating the life and deeds of Napoleon, was first written by Victor Hugo in the 1830s. It was later translated for the Monthly Magazine (probably by G.W.M. Reynolds, who had previously translated several of Hugo’s works and who...

The Lyre | E.L.E.

The following poem was written by someone known only as “E.L.E.” and published in the Monthly Magazine in February 1837. It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo. The balm for my sorrow, The sigh for my grief; On each coming morrow ...

The Revolution of 1830 | Victor Hugo

This poem celebrating the 1830 Revolution in France was written by Victor Hugo and translated by George W.M. Reynolds (1814–79), writing under the pseudonym of “Parisianus.” It was then published in the Monthly Magazine in September 1838. It has...

Hymn to France | Victor Hugo

This poem ‘Hymn’ was written by Victor Hugo and celebrates the heroes of the French Revolution of 1830. The poem was translated by G.W.M. Reynolds and published in the Monthly Magazine. It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo in 2021.[1] ...

Death of Napoleon | Victor Hugo

The following lines were written by the celebrated French poet Victor Hugo on the death of Napoleon. Hugo’s words were then translated by G.W.M. Reynolds (under the pseudonym of “Parisianus”) and published in The Monthly Magazine.[1] Transcribed...

The Baroness: A Novel (Part VII)

Written by George W.M. Reynolds in 1838; transcribed by Stephen Basdeo. For previous posts see all posts tagged ‘The Baroness‘ Chapter Ten: The Explanation “To you, dear Clemence, alone,” said Eugenie, on the morning that followed the events...

The Baroness: A Novel (Part VI)

Originally written by George W.M. Reynolds in 1838; transcribed by Stephen Basdeo. For previous instalments see posts tagged with ‘The Baroness’. Chapter Nine: Eugene and the Priest—the Declaration No—it is not true that love has but...

The Baroness: A Novel (Part V)

Originally written by George W.M. Reynolds in 1837, and transcribed by Stephen Basdeo For previous instalments of this fascinating tale see post tagged with The Baroness Chapter Eight: The Love Letter “It is most unaccountable,” said M. Delville,...

The Baroness: A Novel (Part IV)

Written by George W.M. Reynolds in 1837 and transcribed by Stephen Basdeo in 2021. Chapter Seven: A Narrative of the Past “It was in the year 1774,” said the Chevalier d’ Altamont to the all-attentive Abbé Prudhomme, “that I was first intimately...

The Baroness: A Novel (Part III)

Read parts one and two of this fascinating tale by George W M Reynolds, originally written in 1837. Chapter Five: A Disclosure When Sans-géne awoke in the morning, he rubbed his eyes, and strove to collect his scattered ideas so as to call to mind...

The Lovers: A Legend of Guernsey

By George W.M. Reynolds For more information about Guernsey in the Victorian era, head on over to William Denicher’s fascinating site containing a number of short articles and contemporary images. On Sarnia’s shores the gales are soft,[1] ...

The Baroness: A Novel (Part II)

By George W.M. Reynolds Originally reprinted in The Monthly Magazine, then incorporated into Master Timothy’s Bookcase. Read Part I. Chapter Three: The Notary The breakfast was at length concluded. The priest retired to his study; the two young...

The Baroness: A Novel (Part I)

By George W.M. Reynolds Chapter One: The Calais Mail It was in the middle of August, 1822, that the epoch of our tale commences.[1] The clock of the General Post Office in Paris had struck the hour of five in the afternoon, and the passengers, who...

The History of the Bastille

By George W.M. Reynolds (Transcribed by Stephen Basdeo) The history of the Bastille is too intimately connected with that of the great French Revolution to be passed over without due notice and attention.[1] In proffering an account of that terrible...

The Wandering Jew’s Tale

By George W.M. Reynolds Originally published in the Monthly Magazine List awhile, and I will tell Crimes that caus’d a doom so fell     As that which curses me:[1] I Know, then, that as we led afar The Saviour unto Golgotha, ...

19th-century French Poets and Novelists (Part II)

A Reprint of an Article by George W.M. Reynolds Part Two (Read Part One First) We now come to Alexandre Dumas.[1] Speaking of the ‘Souvenirs d’Antony,” the critic of the “Quarterly” says, “The scene of the first tale is Naples during...

19th-century French Poets and Novelists (Part I)

A Reprint of an Article by George W.M. Reynolds Part One. The “Quarterly Review” some time ago put forth a fulminating article against French novels.[1] In this article the origin of political revolution in France was attributed to the depraved...

The Sculptor of Florence

Our tale commences upon one of those delicious evenings, when the splendour of an Italian sun-set, and the beauties of an Italian sky, seem purposely adapted by Nature to imbue with tenderness and joy, the hearts of those fond lovers who seek the shady...

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