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Robert Baldick (1927-1972) was a Fellow of Pembroke College Oxford, a French scholar, writer, editor of the Penguin classics and a well-known translator. He wrote eight books including biographies of J. K. Huysmans, Frédérick Lemaître and Henry Murger and a history of the Siege of Paris. In addition he edited and translated The Goncourt Journals and a number of the classics of French literature including works by Flaubert, Chateaubriand, Sartre, Jules Verne and Barbusse, as well as a number of novels by Simenon. He died in 1972.


  • The Life of J K Huysmans.(Published originally by Oxford University Press I955. New edition revised by Brendan King, 2006)
  • Dinner at Magny's (Published by Victor Gollancz (London)
  • The Life and Times of Frederick Lemaitre (Published by Hamish Hamilton)
  • The Goncourts Published by Bowes and Bowes)
  • The First Bohemian: The Life of Henry Muger (Published by Hamish Hamilton)
  • The Siege of Paris (Published by Batsford)
  • The Duel: A History of Duelling (Published by Chapman and Hall)
  • The Memoirs of Chateaubriand (Edited, translated and published by Hamish Hamilton)
  • Pages from the Goncourt Journal (Edited and translated by Oxford University Press.
  • Memoirs (Chateaubriand - Translator from French to English)
  • Pages from The Goncourt Journal (Translator from French to English)
  • Sentimental Education (Flaubert - Translator from French to English)
  • Against Nature (Huysmans - Translator from French to English)

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