Collected Literary Essays

Collected Literary Essays : Classical and Modern

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Arthur Woolgar Verrall (1851-1912) was a classicist, a lecturer, and the first Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge. During his academic career he published several works of scholarship, chiefly critical studies, editions, and translations of classical Greek and Latin texts, but also critiques of modern literature. In this collection of literary essays, published posthumously in 1913, the subjects of criticism range from Dante's epic poetry to Sir Walter Scott's prose, demonstrating the breadth of Verrall's literary consciousness and interest. This anthology was edited by M. A. Bayfield and J. D. Duff and includes a ninety-four-page memoir of the author, a transcript of his memorial inscription from the antechapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, and a commemorative address by J. W. more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 30mm | 557.92g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0521238080
  • 9780521238083

Table of contents

Portrait, Memoir; Memorial inscription in Trinity College Chapel; Commemorative address J. W. Mackail; 1. A Roman of Greater Rome, 1888 Universal Review; 2. An old love story, 1888 Universal Review; 3. The feast of Saturn, 1889 Universal Review; 4. A tragi-comedy and a page of history, 1889 Universal Review; 5. Love and law, 1889 Universal Review; 6. A villa at Tivoli, 1890 Universal Review; 7. 'To Follow the Fisherman': a historical problem in Dante, 1903 Independent Review; 8. Dante on the Baptism of Statius, 1908 Albany Review; 9. The birth of Virgil, 1907 Albany Review; 10. The altar of mercy, 1907 Oxford and Cambridge Review; 11. Aristophanes on Tennyson, 1909 New Quarterly; 12. The prose of Walter Scott, 1910 Quarterly Review; 13. 'Diana of the Crossways', 1906 National Home-Reading Union's Magazine; General index; Index of more

About A.W. Verrall

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