Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821–1867) was a French poet, art critic, and essayist who was among the first people to translate the work of Edgar Allen Poe. Baudelaire’s wonderful poems are known for their masterful use of rhyme and rhythm which, together with their Romantic exoticism, inspired a whole generation of poets including Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Verlaine and Stéphane Mallarmé. This fantastic volume contains a carefully selected collection of essays, studies, and biographical sketches of Baudelaire that explore the life and work of one of France’s most influential writers. Highly recommended for poetry lovers and connoisseurs of French literature. Contents include: “The Life and Intimate Memoirs of Charles Baudelaire, by Théophile Gautier”, “Charles Baudelaire, by Henry James”, “Some Remarks on Baudelaire’s Influence Upon Modern Poetry and Thought, by Guy Thorne”, “Charles Baudelaire, by James Huneker”, “Charles Baudelaire, A Study by F. P. Sturm”, and “Charles Baudelaire, by Arthur Symons”. Ragged Hand is proudly publishing this brand new collection of classic works complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.