The Writer Volume 2

The Writer Volume 2

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...D. C. Heath & Co. 1888. Doubtless there are people in the world who could read "The Prelude" from end to end and then say truthfully that they had enjoyed it. The cast of mind equal to such enjoyment is, however, incomprehensible to the ordinary intellect, and even many a scholar of extraordinary mould must admit that he can see no charms in Wordsworth. But, whether one likes him or not, he must be read to understand that epoch of English literature of which he was so important a part, and this autobiographical poem throws much light both on his own development and on the environment that gave him his high rank in the world of letters. Professor George's preface well prepares one to ride behind Pegasus on the car or Philosophy, and his notes are a helpful guide along the journey. R. l. Modeste Mignon. By Honors de Balzac. Translated by Katharine Prescott Wormley. 352 pp. $1.50. Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1888. The skill with which Miss Wormley is accomplishing the difficult task of putting Balzac into English excites admiration anew as each successive volume of the great French novelist's works is published. "Modeste Mignon" is translated with the same admirable appreciation of the spirit of the author, the same fidelity to the original, and the same happy rendition of difficult passages that have been observed in "Pere Goriot," "Eugenie Grandet," and the other books already published. Messrs. Roberts Brothers are doing the cause of literature a service in publishing this English version of Balzac's works in such a handsome and attractive dress, and the discovery of Miss Wormley's ability as a translator is something for which readers have reason to be more than ordinarily thankful. w. h. h. The Holy...show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645294
  • 9781236645296