White Lies by Charles Reade
A Story, Vol. 1 of 3 (Classic Reprint)

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In its first stage simple souls wrote to the publisher, This is a French translation; just look at the idioms! It is something to be a biped :the quadruped of this species could not take a well for a puddle, As if the smallest master could not Anglicize French or any other language; vide Clouds and Sunshine which is French A nglicized. But a voice from the Public is not to be neglected :nor can I afford to let an error of this sort defeat my great labour, and rob a reader of any pleasure or profit it might otherwise give him. A French theme has been selected, French sources drawn upon, and French idioms sprinkled, on one principle of art. True art is a severe battle, not only against egotism, but against monotony.
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About Charles Reade

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Published July 18, 2012 by Forgotten Books. 312 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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