New-Shakespeareana Volume 5-7

New-Shakespeareana Volume 5-7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... her work. But it seems, as things are done at present at any rate, as if some mechanical attention should have been given to the "copy"--before it was set up. Mr. Hawthorne--who relaxed no effort to do the utmost for Miss Bacon, not only with his over and over again (as he tells us) rejected literary advice, but with his private purse, wrote a Preface to the b0ok--in which he says--that whatever may be said of Miss Bacon's theory (which so far as I can find, is again nowhere in anywise formulated or even stated in general terms, in this huge book) "she has laid upon the Poet's grave the noblest tributary wreath that has ever rested there." A hyperbole which may be permitted him. In "Our Old Home" ("Recollections of a Gifted Woman"). Mr. Hawthorne complains bitterly that the inevitable ridicule and opprobrium with which the book was received by English critics--should have been repeated in the United States. "Our journals at once reprinted some of the most brutal vituperations of the English press, thus pelting their poor country-women with stolen mud, without waiting even to know whether the ignominy was deserved;" and he adds, "I believe that it has been the fate of this remarkable book never to have had but a single reader. I myself am acquainted with it only in insulated chapters and scattered pages and paragraphs. But since my return to America, a young man of genius and enthusiasm has assured me that he has positively read the book from beginning to end, and is completely a convert to its doctrines. It belongs to him, therefore, and not to mewhom in almost the last letter I received from her (Miss Bacon) she declared unworthy to meddle with her work--it...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738969
  • 9781236738967