American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Maurois, André Pen name of Émile Herzog. 1885-1967. French writer noted for his essays, biographies, and novels, including Atmosphere of Love (1929) and The Family Circle (1932).
- n. French writer best known for his biographies (1885-1967)
“As promised, the inspiring words my friend Martine read to me, written by Rudyard Kipling in 1895 and translated into the French by André Maurois in 1918 (the English words follow) (Actually, Maurois 'offering is a rendition, not a translation, and some prefer his version to the original!).”
“Lawrence met Wolff in 1803, after his long entanglement with the two Siddons girls (about which André Maurois wrote an entire novel, shrewdly suggesting Lawrence was not really in love with them at all, but was in thrall to their mother).”
“While it is easy to imagine keeping a bookshop/library where Hemingway, Gide and Maurois constantly pop in for a chat and a biscuit to be some kind of ideal, unalienated labour, Beach's letters show that it was far more tricky than that.”
“Ariel: a Shelley Romance — André Maurois”
“It was arguably fair, when André Maurois finished his Histoire de la France, to permit him a small allowance of la gloire and to agree with his conclusion that “The history of France, a permanent miracle, has the singular privilege of impassioning the peoples of the earth to the point where they all take part in French quarrels.””
“André Maurois noted that the most important quality in a leader was to be acknowledged as a leader.”
“As promised, the inspiring words my friend Martine read to me, written by Rudyard Kipling in 1895 and translated into the French by André Maurois in 1918 (the English words follow) (Actually, Maurois' offering is a rendition, not a translation, and some prefer his version to the original!)”
“In tone this resembles much of the breathless enthusiasm for Shelley among his apologists from the Victorians to Andre Maurois, but in its emphasis on Shelley's ideas in their historical context it is different in kind.”
“Back in 1951 French author André Maurois aptly expressed the aspirations of all honest men on Earth.”
“As André Maurois put it: Everything that is in agreement with our personal desires seems true.”
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