Excerpt from Corneille and His Times Three literary powers (i do t here allude to scientific men or philosophers) ourished during the Empire, and exercised a pregnant in uence both upon authors and upon the public. These were the Journal des Debats, M. De Chateaubriand, and Mme. De Stael. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.