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The Welsh And Their Literature

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George Borrow


Originally an article in the US Edition of the London Quarterly Review, George Borrow offers a sweeping history of Welsh literature, beginni…

Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

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William Hazlitt


This famous Shakespearean exploration illuminates its plays through the frame of character, while also weighing theme, mood, structure and p…

Essays on Paul Bourget

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Mark Twain


Collection of short essays concerning French novelist and critic Paul Bourget. Included: "What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us" and &quo…

The Secret of Charlotte Brontë

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Frederika Richardson Macdonald


Twenty years ago, now, I attempted (but was not especially successful in the task) to establish upon the personal knowledge that my own resi…

Margaret of Angoulême, Queen of Navarre

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Agnes Mary Frances Robinson


Margaret of Angoulême, Queen of Navarre (Marguerite de Navarre), (1492-1549), was the sister of Francis I, King of France. She was hig…

Voltaire and the French Enlightenment

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Will Durant


In this Little Blue Book Number 512, Will Durant describes François-Marie Arouet, the writer, historian, and philosopher known as Vol…

The Novels of Jane Austen

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George Henry Lewes


An 1859 essay by the prominent philosopher and literary critic, G. H. Lewes, who was an enthusiastic promoter of the novels of Jane Austen a…

The Spirit of American Literature

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John Albert Macy


THE SPIRIT OF AMERICAN LITERATURE is a collection of essays reviewing contemporary authors on the literary scene at the turn of the century …

Joseph Conrad

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Hugh Walpole


This is a literary biography of Joseph Conrad (1857 – 1924) who is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English. He was granted Brit…

An Essay on Criticism (version 2)

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Alexander Pope


The title, An Essay on Criticism hardly indicates all that is included in the poem. It would have been impossible to give a full and exact i…

Über die Iphigenie auf Tauris

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Friedrich Schiller


Dieser dritte Band der Goethischen Werke … In griechischer Form, deren er sich ganz zu bemächtigen gewußt hat, die er bis zur h&o…

Madame de Staël

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Bella Duffy


Madame Germaine de Staël (1766-1817) was the daughter of the Swiss banker and statesman, Jacques Necker. Her mother hosted a popular Pa…

Six lectures on literature

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Charles Harold Herford


C. H. Herford was Professor of English Literature at the Victoria University of Manchester in era when public lectures were published in pam…

The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac

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Eugene Field


Do you love books? No, I mean REALLY love books? These series of sketches on the delights, adventures, and misadventures connected with bibl…

The Age of Elizabeth

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Mandell Creighton


This short history by the eminent British historian, Mandell Creighton, places Elizabeth and her reign within the context of 16th century Eu…

English Literature

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Geraldine Hodgson


This book is not meant to be a History of English Literature, but an introduction for those who do not know much about it, or who may be thi…

Victorian Literature

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Clement Shorter


Victorian Literature by Clement Shorter is a brief work that gives a good introduction to many of the important writers, historians, and cri…

Greek Literature

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Henry Julius Wetenhall Tillyard


"The Greeks were the most intellectual people of the old world. … The study of Greek literature is therefore a proper element in a libe…

Über Matthissons Gedichte

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Friedrich Schiller


Wenn man unter Poesie überhaupt die Kunst versteht, „uns durch einen freien Effekt unserer produktiven Einbildungskraft in bestimmte Em…

The Quintessence of Ibsenism (Version 2)

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George Bernard Shaw


This is an essay providing an extended analysis of the works of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and of Ibsen's critical reception in Engla…

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