Curiosities of Literature, and the Literary Character Illustrated

Curiosities of Literature, and the Literary Character Illustrated : With the Curiosities of American Literature (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Curiosities of Literature, and the Literary Character Illustrated: With the Curiosities of American Literature Tats miscellany was first formed, many years ago, when two of my fi'iends were occupied in those anecdotical labours, which have proved so entertaining to themselves, and their readers.' I conceived that a collec tion of a different complexion, though much less amusing, might prove somewhat more instructive; and that literary history afforded an almost unexplored source of interesting facts. The work itself has been well enough received by the public to justify its design. Every class of readers requires a book adapted to itself and that book which interests, and perhaps brings much new information to a multitude of readers, is not to be contemned, even by the learned. More might be alleged in favour of works like the present than can be urged against them. They are of a class which was well known to the ancients. The Greeks were not without them; the Romans loved them under the title of Varia Eruditio; and the Orientalists, more than either, were passionately fond of these agreeable collections. The fanciful titles, with which they de corated their variegated miscellanies, sufliciently express their delight. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 516 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 26mm | 680g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 485 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243083998
  • 9780243083992