The Memoirs of Julian Hawthorne

The Memoirs of Julian Hawthorne

The Memoirs of Julian Hawthorne

The Memoirs of Julian Hawthorne

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The Memoirs of Julian Hawthorne are the annals of his friendships with many of the world's famous men and women during his long and productive life, as author, journalist, and poet.

His first novel "Bressant" was published in 1873, and more than fifty volumes followed from his pen, during the years: among them "A Fool of Nature" for which he was awarded the New York Herald Novel-contest prize, of $10,000. Julian Hawthorne spent many years in England, and in 1928 his English reminiscences appeared, in "Shapes That Pass."

In the present volume, he has given us his American Memoirs, which were completed toward the end of his life; but time was not allotted him to undertake the task of giving them their final consideration, for that finesse, order and, as near as possible, that literary perfection, the accomplishment of which is the very core of life for an author.

In editing these American Memoirs of Julian Hawthorne I have undertaken this final process of filing off edges that were left in the rough, when Death stayed his hand. In doing so I have relived the friendships and . . .

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