Our Great Writers: Or, Popular Chapters on Some Leading Authors (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, 30.01.2018 - 286 Seiten
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It is also hoped that the Book will demonstrate that the cultivation of our literature should not be placed under the ban which it is placed under by some 'serious' people; as literature (with that mixture of evil which belongs to all human things) is neither more nor less than a record of the noblest and best thoughts of the best and noblest minds.' Though many labourers have worked in this field, it is still rich enough to repay not one, but many, more. The treatment in the present instance is biographical, with an expository aim -the incidents and characteristics of the author being set in connection with the thoughts, found in his works.

Two chapters are of an entirely expository kind, dealing only with the works of the authors - one on 'hamlet, ' the other on IN memoriam.' These are attempts to popularize the highest thinking of shakespeare and tennyson, which it is hoped will prove acceptable.

Sectarian bias is, of course, excluded; the Author holding that the works of our great men, whatever be their faults, should be treated. Not in a strait-laced or dogmatic, but in a con siderate and liberal, spirit.

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