Book Reviews Volume 5

Book Reviews Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...as we can see, both utility and cost, or rather pleasure and pain, determine value. The Shorter Poctns of John Milton, edited with notes by Andrew J. George, are announced by The Macmillan Company for publication in the early spring. The author has already edited with notes Wordsworth's Prelude, Selections from Wordsworth, The Select Poems of Burns, Tennyson's Princess and others. The aim of this volume is to present the poems w hich preceded the great epics in the order and under the light of those influences in the home and in the school; in the university and in the world--influences of heredity, environment and will, which moulded the poet. The notes will therefore give each poem its appropriate setting of natural personal and historical associations, and will render the book of value both to the student and the general reader. The third and fourth volumes of Gossip of the Centnry are announced for early publication by The Macmillan Company, under the title of Social Hours with Celebrities, by the late Mrs. W. Pitt Byrne. These two volumes are edited by the author's sister, Miss R. H. Busk, and contain sixty-six illustrations whose range from Renan to Zola, and from Louis Philippe to Cartouche, gives some idea of the scope of the text. The chief actors of the century in the fields of literature, politics, religion, music, art and the drama live under the pen of this entertaining woman, and the spice of personal reminiscence is as keen here as it was in the Gossip of the Century for the cultivated man who knows Paris and London, or whose reading has given him the necessary breadth of outlook. Where the Trade Wind Blows is the title of a connected series of West Indian Tales by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield, to be published early in the spring by...show more

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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576829
  • 9781236576828