Reading and Home Study; A Book about Books

Reading and Home Study; A Book about Books

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ..."The City in the Sea," "Annabel Lee," "To One in Paradise," "The Sleeper," "The Valley of Unrest.' Poe was a critic of keen penetration and fearless judgment; moreover, a writer of short stories that rank with the highest in the language. Read his lecture on ' The Poetic Principle"; and of his stories, "The Fall of the House of Usher," "Lygeia," "William Wilson," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Assignation," "The Masque of the Red Death," "Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym." A contemporary, N. P. Willis, was a graceful and facile writer whose vogue in his day was much greater than his posthumous fame. As a figure in the literature of the time he deserves notice. Bayard Taylor, as poet, traveler, and novelist, especially as a traveler, earned a somewhat more enduring fame, and his "Views Afoot," "Byways of Europe," and "Northern Travel " were the pioneer books of their class. James Fenimore Cooper first made the Indian a romantic figure. His Leather Stocking Tales need scarcely to be recommended to the attention of young readers, nor do "The Spy," "The Pilot," and "The Red Rover' to those who feel the charm of seafaring life. Two novelists who presented pictures of local color may be mentioned here: Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose "Uncle Tom's Cabin ' was a contribution to the anti-slavery agitation, and whose "Oldtown Folks " began the series of studies of New England types. William Gilmore Simms, a South Carolina novelist, was prolific in tales of local description, but endowed with only an indifferent skill. His "The Partisan " and " The...
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610938
  • 9781236610935