The Atlantic Bookshelf: A Guide to Good Books

IN times of trouble and dissent, it is well to have on hand such a spokesman as the Very Reverend Abbé Ernest Dimnet. Canon of Cambray Cathedral, professor for many years at the Collège Stanislas, Paris, in 1898 he first began to express his interest in things English. His bibliography lists six books written in English, four in French; this ambidextrous eloquence, proceeding as it does from a rare and Christian understanding of both peoples, makes the Abbé an invaluable liaison officer. His personal influence is of almost saintly dimensions.