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Victor Hugo’s “Songs of Twilight” (1835) | G. W. M. Reynolds

Victor Hugo wrote a collection of poetry titled Les Chants des Crepuscules in 1835. Upon its first publication in France it received glowing reviews. It also came to the notice of a young English emigrée, George W.M. Reynolds, who in the mid-1830s was...

Eugene Sue’s Epic Socialist Novel “The Mysteries of the People” (1848): “The Casque’s Lark”

By Stephen Basdeo, a writer and historian based in Leeds UK. Eugene Sue Introduction In 1848 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto. In it, they argued that all history was essentially the history of class struggle....

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] ...

Genius of France | Victor Hugo

This poem ‘The Genius of France’ was written by Victor Hugo and translated by G.W.M. Reynolds and published in the Monthly Magazine. It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo in 2021.[1] Genius of France! If still thy wing O’er Gallia’s...

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...

Last of the Queens and Kings | Armand Carrell

This poem titled ‘The Last of the Queens and the Kings’ was originally written in the 1830s French by Armand Carrell and later translated into English and published in Red Republican.[1] It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo specially for this...

Shifting American Indian Policy during the Articles of Confederation Era

While the Articles of Confederation are often viewed as a failed attempt at governing the newly independent United States, this period did provide for... The post Shifting American Indian Policy during the Articles of Confederation Era appeared first...

Painting a Pandemic: Napoleon Visiting the Sick

Stephen Basdeo is a writer and historian based in Leeds, UK. He has published books and articles on various subjects including the history of crime, radicalism, and socialism. Antoine-Jean Gros, Bonaparte visitant les pestiférés de Jaffa. 1804....

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...

What survives of us is love: Abelard and Heloise

Even at the very beginning, their affair was barely private. He joked about it in his lectures and wrote love songs about her that were sung far and wide. But they were both, in their own way, already famous. By the 1110s, Peter Abelard was in his thirties,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 10 Jun 2021

Life of Victor Hugo

A short, anonymously written biography of the famous French writer Victor Hugo, first published in 1888, transcribed by Stephen Basdeo in 2021. Victor in Poesy, Victor in Romance,Cloud-weaver of phantasmal hopes and fears,French of the French, and...

To Canaris, the Greek Patriot

Written by Victor Hugo and translated by G.W.M. Reynolds (“Canaris! nous t’avons oublié.”)[1] [Kanaris! We forgot you!] {VIII., October, 1832.} O Canaris! O Canaris! the poet’s song Has blameful left untold thy deeds too long!...

Invocation

Written by Victor Hugo and published in Les Chants des Crepuscules in 1835 Translated by George W.M. Reynolds and published in Songs of Twilight in 1836. {V, vi., August, 1832.}[1] Say, Lord! for Thou alone canst tell Where lurks the...

Out of the Darkness: “The Catacombs of Paris” (1840) by George W.M.Reynolds

Distinguished G W M Reynolds specialist, Prof. Louis James, talks about Reynolds’s only known play. G. W. M. Reynolds Society The useful ‘Post on ‘G.W.M. Reynolds’s The Modern Literature of France (1839) points us to his only known attempt at...

The Land of Fable

Written by Victor Hugo and published in Les Chants des Crepuscules in 1835 Translated by George W.M. Reynolds and published in Songs of Twilight in 1836. (“L’Orient! Qu’y voyez-vous, poëtes?”)[1] [Poets! What do you see in the East?]...

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 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...

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