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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 765 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JEAN BAPTISTE JOSEPH EMILE MONTEGUT (1825–1895), French critic, was born at Limoges on the 14th of June 1825. He began to write for the Revue des deux mondes in 1847, contributing between 1851 and 1857 a series of articles on the English and American novel, and in 1.857 he became chief literary critic of the review. Emile Montegut translated Essais de philosophic americaine (1850) from Emerson; Revolution de 1688 (2 vols. 1853) from Macaulay's History; and also produced the fEuvres completes (10 vols. 1868–1873) of Shakespeare. Among his numerous critical works are Ecrivains modernes d'Angleterre (3rd series, 1885–1892) and Heures de lecture d'un critique (1891), studies of John Aubrey, Pope, Wilkie Collins and Sir John Mandeville. Montegut died in Paris on the 11th of December 1895.
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