London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1905. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 288p. Red cloth. A hardcover book in very good condition. Cover worn and dirtied, page edges rough-cut and dirtied, otherwise pages clean and tight. Item #124981
Part of the Literary Lives series, edited by W. Robertson Nicoll. Includes many b/w photo plates. A biography of the French 19th-century writer, controversial for writing The Life of Jesus, a historical account claiming Christ as man but not God. His studies of history, politics, and language were abundant as well as his studies of Jewish culture and heritage, which tended to be disparaging and belittling.