See also:born at Nyon, in
See also:Switzerland, on the 31st of
See also:March 1857 . He studied at
See also:Lausanne and Berlin, and in 1878 found his way to
See also:Paris . In 1881 he dedicated his novel, Palmyre Veulard, to Zola, of whom he was at this
See also:period of his career a faithful
See also:disciple . A series of novels of similar tendency followed . In 1884 he became editor of the Revue contemporaine, and in 1887 succeeded Marc
See also:Monnier as
See also:professor of
See also:comparative literature at
See also:Geneva, where he remained till 1893 . La Course d la mort (1885) marks a turning-point in his career; in it he forsook the so-called naturalistic novel for the analysis of moral motives . He is at his best in presenting cases of
See also:conscience, the struggle between passion and
See also:duty, and the virtues of renunciation . Le
See also:Sens de la
See also:vie (1889), one of his most famous books, is in the nature of a complement to La Course d la mort . It was followed by
See also:Les Trois cceurs (189o), La Sacrifice (1892), La Vie privee de Michel Teissier (1893), translated as The Private
See also:Life of an Eminent Politician (1893); La Seconde Vie de Michel Teissier (1894), Le Silence (1894), Les Roches blanches (1895), Le Dernier
See also:Refuge (1896), Le
See also:Menage du
See also:Pasteur Naudie (1898), a study of
See also:Protestant France; L'Eau courante (1902), L'Inutile Effort (1903), Un Vainqueur (1904), L'Indocile (1905), and L'Incendie (1906) . M .
See also:Rod's books of
See also:criticism include Les Idees morales du temps
See also:present (1897), an admirable Essai sur Goethe (1898), Stendhal (1892), and some columns of collected essays . He published L'Affaire J .
See also:Rousseau in 1906, and in the same
See also:year he drew from an
See also:episode in the life of the philosopher a
See also:play in three acts, Le Reformateur, which was produced at the Nouveau Theatre . He died in
See also:January 1910 .
ROD (O.E. rodd, probably related to Norw. rudda, st...
KARL JOHANN RODBERTUS (1805-1875)
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