This book contains Philip Gilbert Hamerton’s 1876 novel, "The Sylvan Year - Leaves from the Note Book of Raoul Doubois". This fantastic novel is highly recommended for fans Hamerton’s work, and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834 - 1894) was an English author, artist, and art critic. After his first attempt at poetry was unsuccessful, Hamerton turned his hand to landscape painting. Realising that he was more suited to painting and art criticism, Hamerton moved to France with his wife where he wrote the successful books "Camp in the Highlands" (1863) and "Etching and Etchers" (1866). Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.