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Recollections of My Childhood and Youth   By: (1842-1927)

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[Etext producer's note: Chapter sub headings in SECOND LONGER STAY ABROAD are misnumbered in the original hard copy, skipping from VII to IX.]

RECOLLECTIONS OF MY CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH

BY

GEORGE BRANDES

AUTHOR OF "WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE," ETC.

[Illustration: DR. GEORGE BRANDES From a Sketch by G. Rump ]

DISCOVERING THE WORLD

First Impressions Going to Bed My Name Fresh Elements School The King Town and Country The King's Gardens The Friendly World Inimical Forces The World Widens The Theatre Progress Warlike Instincts School Adventures Polite Accomplishments My Relations

BOYHOOD'S YEARS

Our House Its Inmates My Paternal Grandfather My Maternal Grandfather School and Home Farum My Instructors A Foretaste of Life Contempt for the Masters My Mother The Mystery of Life My First Glimpse of Beauty The Head Master Religion My Standing in School Self esteem An Instinct for Literature Private Reading Heine's Buch der Lieder A Broken Friendship

TRANSITIONAL YEARS

School Boy Fancies Religion Early Friends Daemonic Theory A West Indian Friend My Acquaintance Widens Politics The Reactionary Party The David Family A Student Society An Excursion to Slesvig Temperament The Law Hegel Spinoza Love for Humanity A Religious Crisis Doubt Personal Immortality Renunciation

ADOLESCENCE

Julius Lange A New Master Inadaption to the Law The University Prize Competition An Interview with the Judges Meeting of Scandinavian Students The Paludan Müllers Björnstjerne Björnson Magdalene Thoresen The Gold Medal The Death of King Frederik VII The Political Situation My Master of Arts Examination War Admissus cum laude praecipua Academical Attention Lecturing Music Nature A Walking Tour In Print Philosophical Life in Denmark Death of Ludwig David Stockholm

FIRST LONG SOJOURN ABROAD

My Wish to See Paris Dualism in our Modern Philosophy A Journey Impressions of Paris Lessons in French Mademoiselle Mathilde Taine

EARLY MANHOOD

Feud in Danish Literature Riding Youthful Longings On the Rack My First Living Erotic Reality An Impression of the Miseries of Modern Coercive Marriage Researches on the Comic Dramatic Criticism A Trip to Germany Johanne Louise Heiberg Magdalene Thoresen Rudolph Bergh The Sisters Spang A Foreign Element The Woman Subject Orla Lehmann M. Goldschmidt Public Opposition A Letter from Björnstjerne Björnson Hard Work

SECOND LONGER STAY ABROAD

Hamburg My Second Fatherland Ernest Hello Le Docteur Noir Taine Renan Marcelin Gleyre Taine's Friendship Renan at Home Philarète Chasles' Reminiscences Le Théâtre Français Coquelin Bernhardt Beginnings of Main Currents The Tuileries John Stuart Mill London Philosophical Studies London and Paris Compared Antonio Gallenga and His Wife Don Juan Prim Napoleon III London Theatres Gladstone and Disraeli in Debate Paris on the Eve of War First Reverses Flight from Paris Geneva, Switzerland Italy Pasquale Villari Vinnie Ream's Friendship Roman Fever Henrik Ibsen's Influence Scandinavians in Rome

FILOMENA

Italian Landladies The Carnival The Moccoli Feast Filomena's Views

SECOND LONGER STAY ABROAD Continued

Reflections on the Future of Denmark Conversations with Giuseppe Saredo Frascati Native Beauty New Susceptibilities Georges Noufflard's Influence The Sistine Chapel and Michael Angelo Raphael's Loggias A Radiant Spring

RECOLLECTIONS OF

MY CHILDHOOD

AND YOUTH

DISCOVERING THE WORLD

First Impressions Going to Bed My Name Fresh Elements School The King Town and Country The King's Gardens The Friendly World Inimical Forces The World Widens The Theatre Progress Warlike Instincts School Adventures Polite Accomplishments My Relations.

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