Henri Van Laun (1820-96). Brookwood Cemetery, Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, Greater London. Van Laun, the translator of Molière, Taine, and LeSage, was also the author of A Grammar of the French Language (1863), History of French Literature (1877-78), and The French Revolutionary Epoch, Being a History of France, from the Beginning of the First French Revolution to the End of the Second Empire (1879). [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Left: Egyptian motif and mourner. Middle: The names “Molière and LeSage.” Right: A book inscribed with the title “Molière's Works.”.

Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus reproduced here by kind permission of Brookwood Cemetery. Formatting by George P. Landow. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the Victorian Web and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]

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