Ernest Alfred Vizetelly

Ernest Alfred Vizetelly

Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
1853 -1922

Ernest Alfred Vizetelly Biography

Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (1853-1922) was a British translator and publisher known for his work in bringing foreign literature to English readers. He was born in London and began his career as a translator and journalist. In 1883, he founded the publishing company Vizetelly & Co, which focused on translating and publishing works from French and German authors. Some of the notable authors he translated and published include Emile Zola, Guy de Maupassant, and Theodor Storm. He also wrote several books on French literature and culture.

Vizetelly was arrested and convicted in 1892 for publishing Zola's "La Terre" which dealt with controversial social issues and was considered to be obscene. He served three months in prison, but this did not stop him from continuing to publish controversial works. In 1908, he was arrested again for publishing "Lady Chatterley's Lover" by D.H. Lawrence, and was sentenced to six months in prison.

Despite these legal troubles, Vizetelly continued to publish and translate works until his death in 1922. He is considered to be one of the most important figures in introducing French literature to English readers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Ernest Alfred Vizetelly books

My Days of Adventure1914
With Zola in England1899