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Hippolyte Adolphe Taine (1828–1893)

Taine, Hippolyte Adolphe (tān). A celebrated French historian and critic; born at Vouziers (Ardennes), April 21, 1828; died at Paris, March 5, 1893. He published: ‘Essay on La Fontaine’s Fables’ (1853); ‘Essay on Livy’ (1854); ‘Journey to the Pyrenees’ (1855); ‘French Philosophers in the Nineteenth Century’ (1856); ‘Essays in Criticism and History’ (1857); ‘Notes on England’ (1861); ‘Contemporary English Writers’ (1863); ‘History of English Literature’ (1864); ‘English Idealism’ (1864); ‘English Positivism’ (1864); ‘New Essays in Criticism and History’ (1865); ‘Philosophy of Art’ (1865); ‘Philosophy of Art in Italy’ (1866); ‘Tour in Italy, Naples, Rome, Florence, and Venice’ (1866); ‘Notes on Paris’ (1867); ‘The Ideal in Art’ (1867); ‘Philosophy of Art in the Low Countries’ (1868); ‘Philosophy of Art in Greece’ (1870); ‘On the Understanding’ (1870); ‘Universal Suffrage and the Method of Voting’ (1871); ‘Beginnings of Contemporary France,’ a series of works comprising ‘The Old Régime’ (1875); ‘Anarchy’ (1878); ‘The Revolutionary Governments’ (1884); ‘The Modern Régime’ (1890). The last-named was left not quite complete; the sixth volume was posthumously published, after revision by Sorel, in 1894. ‘Last Essays in Criticism and History’ (1894) is a volume of miscellany. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).