Dix contes par François Coppée. Edited by R.T. Currall

Par: Anounyme

This book made available by the Internet Archive.INTRODUCTIONOf Franois Coppe it may be said that in the largest sens he prospered in life. It istrue that in the begin-ing of his career and in later years he endured much physicalsuffering, and that in his youth he knew what it meant to Hve in straitenedcircumstances, with parents who had httle to bequeath to him except a high idal ofduty and work. But in the world of letters he succeeded comparatively early incoming to his kingdom. He needed not to wait for belated or posthumousapprciation, but enjoyed, throughout the latter half of his own hfetime, widespreadadmiration and esteem ; the learned and the simple united to acclaim him, for he notonly was admitted to the Academy, but reaped the abundant pecuniary reward thatfalls to the popular dramatist and poet. Further, ^without ever having posed as amodel of principle or conduct, he had the satisfaction at the ge of fifty-five orthereabouts, when he underwent a very sincre conversion to...