Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism

Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism

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"[...]critical essays of De Quincey, Macaulay, Carlyle, Arnold, Lowell, and others, have an honorable place in the literature of the English-speaking world. Literary criticism has a distinct value for three classes of persons. To the young student it gives a clear insight into literary form, and cultivates his taste for literary excellence. To the author it is at once a stimulant and wholesome restraint; it rewards him for what is good and chastises him for what is bad. To the public it is useful in pointing out what books are worth reading and in showing the principles by which a work is to be judged. It elevates the popular taste and intelligence.[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.11mm | 235.87g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507694148
  • 9781507694145

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