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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Edgar Quinet (1803–1875)

Quinet, Edgar (kē-nā’). A French historian and philosopher; born near Bourg, Feb. 17, 1803; died at Versailles, March 27, 1875. His works fill nearly thirty volumes, of which only a small part has any permanent value, as he is vague and undetermined, in spite of his real learning and ability. His leading works are: ‘Ahasuerus’ (1834); ‘Merlin the Enchanter’ (1861); ‘The Revolution’ (1865); and ‘The Creation’ (1869). He also wrote several long poems, of which perhaps ‘The Slaves’ (1853) is the best. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).