Madison: [np], 1931. 8vo. [iv], 368 pp. FIRST EDITION. Original printed wrappers. Uncut and partially unopened. Water-stains at spine of front wrapper, affecting first few gatherings; reddish stains as well as water-stains to spine of back wrapper affecting last few leaves. Item #12185
First edition. Giese was Emeritus professor of Romance Languages at the University of Wisconsin.
This work is number 31 from the University of Wisconsin Studies Language and Literature series, which was a quarterly publication of the University of Wisconsin treating various literary and language related topics.
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804-69) was the foremost French literary critic of the nineteenth century, who abandoned his medical studies for literature. The present work studies not only the various roles that Sainte-Beuve played in his life, such as The Scholar, The Poet, The Novelist, The Moralist, and The Historian, but also his work and his contemporaries.