Good Reading about Many Books Mostly by Their Authors Volume 1

Good Reading about Many Books Mostly by Their Authors Volume 1

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...and his occasional glimpses of the stray human denizens who are scattered about as mere specks of humanity in the desert of green add greatly to the attractiveness of an extremely lifelike and fascinating study. J. J. JUSSERAND., CONCERNING his book, which has been his life-companion for many years, and the method he followed, the author writes: --"The duty of the traveller visiting already visited countries is to "not limit himself to general descriptions, but to make with particular, care the kind of observations for which circumstances have fitted him best. If he has the eye of the painter, he will trace and colour with unfailing accuracy hues and, outlines; if he has the mind of the scientist, he will study the formation of the ground, and classify the flora and fauna. If he has no other advantage but the fact that circumstances have caused him to live in the country, at various times, for a number of years, in contact with the people in calm days and stormy days, he will perhaps make himself useful, if while diminishing somewhat in his book the part allowed to technicalities and aesthetic problems, he increases the part allotted to the people and to the nation: a most difficult task assuredly, but whatever be his too legitimate apprehensions, he must attempt it, having no other chance, when so much has been done already, to be of any use. The work in such a case will not be, properly speaking, a 'History of English Literature, ' but rather a 'Literary History of the English People.' "A Literary History of the English People: from the Origins to the Renaissance," by J. J. Jusserand, author of " English Wayfaring Life." Demy 8vo, cloth, lis. 6d. net. "Not only will the part allotted to the nation itself be...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236514254
  • 9781236514257