A Complete Guide to Preliminary Examinations for Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Surgery, and Science

A Complete Guide to Preliminary Examinations for Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Surgery, and Science

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... Short Biography of your Favourite Author. When an examiner sets for an essay, 'Your favourite author, ' he simply means, 'Write the best essay you can on any author.' To most people the favourite authors are novelists, of whom they really know nothing but the names. The biography of one at least should be got up beforehand, the materials for which may be found at any good library. We subjoin a specimen. 'Charles Dickens.' I. Life.--Born in 1812--son of a poor Government clerk--doomed at first to drudge some years in a blacking manufactory in the worst quarter of London--afterwards office-boy to an attorney, then reporter in Doctors' Commons and in Parliament, winning his way to comparative competence by steady industry--died of apoplexy at his house of Gadshill, near Rochester, June 9, 1870--buried in Westminster Abbey. 2. List of works in chronological order.--Sketches by Boz--Pickwick Papers (1836)--Oliver Twist--Nicholas Nickleby--Old Curiosity Shop--Barnaby Rudge--Martin Chuzzlewit--Christmas Carol--Dombey and--David Copperfield (1849), usually regarded as marking the culmination of his genius (' Of all my books, ' said Dickens, 'I like this the best ')--Bleak House--Little Dorrit--Our Mutual Friend (1865)--The Mystery of Edwin Drood (left unfinished). 3. Analysis of a typical novel (David Copperfield) A posthumous child, born six months after his father's death--Makes the acquaintance of Mr. Peggotty and his family and falls in love with 'little Em'ly'--mother married again to Mr. Murdstone, who treats him cruelly--for some time instructed at home--sent to a villanous school kept by one Creakle, where Steerforth was a fellow-pupil--kept there till the death of his mother--his stepfather next sends him (being now ten years old) to London to be.
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664154X
  • 9781236641540