Amiel’s Journal. The Journal Intime Of Henri-frÉdÉeric Amiel..
Bound in original blue cloth, gilt. Deckled edges. Extremities worn and splits at head of spine. Scattered foxing with a few pages heavily foxed and stained and some passages underlined in red ink; otherwise a good copy. 1943 signature on first free endpaper.
Macmillan and Co., Limited.,
Translated with an introduction and notes by mrs humphrey ward.
reprint of second edition of 1889.
8vo. 5.25 x 8.75 inches.  + xliii + [i] + 318 pp.
Illustrated by portrait frontispiece.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821-81) was a Swiss moral philosopher and poet of Huguenot descent, who was appointed as a professor of Moral Philosophy at the academy of Geneva. Political differences with the dominant aristocratic party helped lead to a feeling of alienation which inspired him to write his Journal Intime. It was not published until 1884 when it soon gained a wide reputation and was translated and first appeared in two volumes in 1885, by Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold, 1851-1920), novelist and anti-suffrage campaigner, who wrote under her married name of Mrs Humphrey Ward. Her introduction provides a biographical account of Amiel and of his character as revealed by the diary. This is a reprint of the second edition first published in 1889.
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