A great biography should, like the close of a great drama, leave behind it a feeling of serenity. We collect into a small bunch the flowers, the few flowers, which brought sweetness into a life, and present it as an offering to an accomplished destiny. It is the dying refrain of a completed song, the final verse of a finished poem.
Andre Maurois, or Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog, (July 26, 1885 October 9, 1967) was a French author and man of letters. "Andr Maurois" was a pen name that became his legal name in 1947.