Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. Blue cloth boards with black spine lettering and black decorations on front board. Page 9 has as small missing piece in the middle of the page. See images for the condition of this book.
Blurb: Heath's Modern Language Series - (French) Edited with Introduction, Direct-Method Exercises, and Vocabulary
Edited and with introduction and vocabulary by I.H.B. Spiers
Excerpt from The Children of Alsace (Les Oberles)
Rene bazin is already known to the English public as a writer of exquisite charm and wonderful sensibility. The Nun, Redemption, and This My Son have revealed his powers to appreciative readers. Bazin is not only an original writer, a charming story-teller, but also a deep thinker, a clear delineator of human character and life, a, wonderful landscape-painter, and a bold realist. For it is real life, humble, poignant, palpitating, which we meet in his stories. Life, full of misery and suffering, but also of pity and charity, of self-sacrifice and heroic traits. Bazin is a passionate admirer of Nature, and this admiration and love manifest themselves in his preference for pastoral and rural scenes, and his description of nature and peasant life.